The Candlelight Inn      
818 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2205, USA    
(800) 254-9194, (651) 388-8034


- $249

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Circa 1877. Listed in the Minnesota historic register, this modified Italianate Victorian was built by a prominent Red Wing businessman. The interior woodwork of Candlelight Inn is an impressive sight. Butternut, cherry, oak and walnut combine throughout the house to create the rich parquet floors and stunning grand staircase. A crackling fire in the library welcomes guests and its leather furnishings and wide selection of books make this a great location for relaxation. The wraparound-screened porch offers comfortable wicker furnishings. Each of the guest rooms includes a fireplace, and three rooms also feature a whirlpool tub. Homemade scones, fresh peaches with custard sauce and wild rice quiche are some of the gourmet breakfast dishes. The Mississippi River town of Red Wing features many historic homes and buildings, as well as shops, restaurants and the restored Sheldon Theater. Hiking and biking trails are nearby, as well as Treasure Island Casino.

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$149 to $249

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces. The types of beds available include Queen.

  • Air Conditioning

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services

Events Hosted

    • Meetings
    • Weddings

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Guild Quality Assurance Program

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


14 days


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Bicycling
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Casino

Historic Interest

The Candlelight Inn was occupied by five families before becoming an inn in 1989. The families included a doctor, a pharmacist, a dentist, and a school superintendent. No major structural changes have been made and all of the wood has its original finish, largely due to the 50-year occupancy of the Van Guilder family (1915-1965). In fact, before becoming The Candlelight Inn, it was known as The Van Guilder House. Original Quezal lighting fixtures are found throughout and the captain's wheel motif in the original stained-glass windows is repeated in the balustrade of the main staircase.

Historic Awards:

  • State Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • State Historical Society
  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

River towns

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Thanks very much for a very enjoyable stay. Your hospitality is wonderful and the breakfasts were the highlight of the wonderful meals we enjoyed this weekend. Thank you for sharing the history of this home and providing all the interesting suggestions of things to do and see in the area. A return visit will be a must!

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Publicity and Press Reviews

Minnesota Monthly, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine.


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