Hotel at a Glance: Candlelight Inn B&B
The Candlelight Inn B&B was built as a private house in 1877, and original owner Horace Rich would probably be pleased with how it looks today. The innkeepers—Zig Gudrais and locally renowned chef and food columnist Lynette Gudrais—make sure the property’s details remain as beautiful as they ever were. Within the common areas and five guest rooms, you’ll find such features as original stained-glass windows and hand-carved woodwork.
- A lavish three-course breakfast served in the dining room features menu items such as orange french toast and warm winter-plum compote.
- Guest rooms and suites are individually decorated with period pieces; the Rose Garden room features a deep whirlpool tub and an original fireplace, and the Butternut suite features a Victorian mahogany bed and a double whirlpool tub.
- Curl up with a book in the library or nibble late-afternoon appetizers on the spacious front porch.
- Take a day trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul, about an hour’s drive from the inn.
Red Wing, Minnesota: Famous Boots in a Sleepy Town
Red Wing might sound familiar—the Minnesota town is the home of Red Wing Shoes, a 110-year-old leather shoe and boot company that’s enjoying a resurgence of popularity with hipsters and style bloggers. You can visit the company’s factory and flagship store in downtown Red Wing and have your picture taken next to the two-story-high Red Wing boot. While you’re downtown, wander Red Wing’s old-fashioned streets; shop for antiques and dine in upscale restaurants while admiring views of Barn Bluff and the Mississippi River.