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“A Lovely Experience”
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Candlelight Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Red Wing B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We showed up before the published check in time to find the front door locked. This threw me off a little bit, but we didn't ring the doorbell but decided to tour the city for a bit instead. When we returned my first response seeing the inside of the home was "Beautiful" We were brought to a private room where Lynette sat and spoke with us for a bit. I thought that was a nice personal touch. We were staying in the Butternut Suite, which is perfect for celebrating special occasions. The woodwork in the room is gorgeous. The room is quite spacious with a fireplace, mini-fridge and whirlpool tub. Breakfast was good but not excellent. Apparently some things went wrong in the kitchen that morning, so I suspect Lynette whipped up something out of no where. Overall, we enjoyed our experience at the B&B.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

We arrived (4 of us, 2 couples) We shown to the parlor while other guests were checked in. They had cheese, crackers, summer sausage, and wine while we were waiting. The house is beautiful and clean!!! Then we were brought in to the darling little library that had games, fireplace and a very cozy feeling. At this time, we met the Inn keeper, Lynn, who checked us in and gave us a little tour and told us about places around town to have dinner. We had the Rose room.Our friends were across the hall (can't remember the name of that one) Very inviting.It had an air conditioner and fireplace. an alarm clock/CD player with 3 romantic CD's that we enjoyed. We found coins in the room that we thought maybe another guest left, until we discovered there were several hidden around the room. It was a fun game looking for treasures (coins).The only thing I could see that didn't happen was they said they had free wifi. My ipad could not pick up any signal. Actually this was a blessing in disguise, I could really relax without worrying about emails. After dinner, we sat in the library and played a game. The Inn was full but didn't see many people around. In the morning at breakfast, in which was excellent, we had a nice time meeting the other house mates. Lynn gave the story of the house, which was very interesting.
This experience was what I was hoping for. Will return in the future.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We arrived on a raw, rainy Minnesota evening and it was a pleasure to come into this reserved Victorian home. We got to go to our room right away and we were the only one's there. We were in Room 5 (I forget the name) and it has a gas fireplace that heats up the room quickly. This room is a little dark because of the foliage outside and it has a cramped shower stall. That said the bed was fine and the decor was a little over the top but this is in concert with the architecture. Around ten we hear a sound like a jet taking off on our second evening and that was someone using their jacuzzi. It didnt last long but keep it in mind. There is a fridge with water and soda in the hallway which is nice. Breakfast are good but you need to understand that they are high in carbs and that includes a sweet dessert that could be devoted to more protein. There is a good selection of teas but my sweetie said she thought the coffee was weak. (You get coffee and or tea before breakfast when it is brought outside the room at 8:15 to the sound of a music box. Nice touch)
The owners set out good wine, cheese and sausage in the afternoon. Lynette has been there 13 years and does a nice job of letting you know about the house. On a good day it is close enough to walk to the St James Hotel restaurant and some other restaurants and bars.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

We arrived at the Candlelight Inn on a cold, dark, rainy afternoon. While owners checked in other guests, we waited in the inviting little library with its comfy furniture and inviting fireplace...all exuding warmth. Our room was the Butternut Suite. It was absolutely lovely. Floors, cabinetry, furnishings were beautiful. The half canopy was exquisite and comfortable besides. Bonuses in this room were the fireplace, stuffed loveseat, small fridge, jacuzzi, and a little unobtrusive TV on a bookshelf. The Butternut Suite is the only room with the option of an in-room breakfast and that is what we chose. It is probably the nicest B & B room we've ever stayed in. The food was excellent--especially the tiny, stuffed bran muffins, the strawberry sherbet and the cheese, hash brown, spinach casserole. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

We spent two nights in the Heritage Room and it was awesome and the home is beautiful. The room had all the historical charm that I was hoping for. The bed was comfortable, the two wing chairs were great for reading, the table provided a place to write. There was a nice collection of music for the CD and lamps by each chair, on the table, and by the bed. We are "shower people" so we were happy to have a shower rather than a tub. The common areas were welcoming, too, with chairs for reading, books to read, etc. I guess you can request a TV but we enjoyed the time without one. They have wi-fi so I could use my I Pad. The breakfasts were great and creatively made from scratch---even the bread for the French toast. We enjoyed the interactions with the host and the other guests and actually spent between two to three hours chatting over breakfast. The coffee, muffins, and flowers delivered to our room earlier in the morning was an added treat that is included, not an extra cost. We liked how the hosts greeted us when we came and told us to treat the home as we would any hotel and enjoy our stay and then quietly left us, keys in hand, to "pretend" we were at home---for me, it was like going to my grandmother's home in earlier days. We liked how they respected our privacy. There was candy and nuts to munch on near the front door and cheese, crackers, and wine in the evening. There was an elegance in the simplicity of the hosts' hospitality. We enjoyed Red Wing, as we always do, and our stay at the Candlelight was a lovely treat. It is only a short walk to the downtown area. This was our first stay at a B & B and we hope to visit others and we would like to return to the Candlelight Inn, too. As an aside---the owners of the Candlelight actually train others in the BB Industry and Lynette teaches cooking classes. Oh---we enjoyed the coin search and the journals in the room---:-)

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

The house itself was an old very beautiful home. We had the biggest room with the hot tub and fireplace. All the other rooms were small and with showers only. The bed was in good condition and very comfortable. I did find that there was no real cozy friendly room to just hang out in. Beings our room was on the main level they did serve us breakfast to our room. The food was ok nothing special. Check out my other B & B experience in Red Wing.

Room Tip: Teh best room was the Butternut suite
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

For our limited time in our room it was perfect. But if we had to stay in room longer a tv and shower would have been really nice.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Additional Information about Candlelight Inn

Address: 818 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066-2205
Location: United States > Minnesota > Red Wing
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Red Wing
Price Range: $109 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five enchanting bedrooms, all with private baths and fireplaces, some with whirlpools. Victorian antiques, stained glass windows and Quezal light fixtures complete the authentic look of the home. Minnesota Register of Historic places. Charming river town with shopping, golf, skiing, bike trail, Sheldon Theatre. Mid-week discounts. Full breakfast. ... more   less 

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