November 5th, 2012
If you would enjoy a true small town, home style Holiday, visit Red Wing. The day after Thanksgiving visit for the Holiday Stroll. Downtown Red Wing is decked out with lights, carolers, street food vendors, and many great shops to find unique holiday gifts. Return the first Saturday in December for the Bed and Breakfast Open House. Grand homes dating back to 1874 will be beautifully decorated. You can visit 5 B&B’s along with the historic St. James Hotel.
September 26th, 2012
It’s absolutely beautiful in Red Wing. The trees are beginning to turn and the temperture is perfect. If you can get away on a Wednesday or Thursday night, stay with us and enjoy our great mid-week rates. In addition, we can set you up for a wine tasting, bottle of wine, and gourmet wood fired pizzas served while you overlook a secluded vineyard. This could make for a great, quick get away.
June 4th, 2012
What a beautiful day in the neighborhood. While these two folks play checkers on the porch our other guests, earlier in the day enjoyed breakfast at their private tables for two on our grand front porch. What was today’s menu? We served fresh fruit with vanilla yogurt, home made morning glory muffins, toasted herbed Italian bread with scrambled eggs and potatoes and asparagus with hollandaise sauce drizzled nicely over all. I think it’s nap time now.
January 9th, 2012
Thank you to the Uffda Shop, a fine everything you need Scandanavian retailer in downtown Red Wing. They chose the Moondance Inn to host their holiday party. It was a great group of people. We served an extensive appetizer menu plus a dinner that featured a creamy chicken alfredo for the main course and a side blue broccoli. The dessert was Irish trifle.
If you can’t make it to Red Wing to visit the Uffda Shop google their catalog on line. They ship everywhere.
December 8th, 2011
If you enjoy the holidays, you will love Red Wing. There is live theater at the Historic Sheldon Theater including “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” and the “Nutcracker.” December 10th, browse the artist studios at the Anderson Center for creative Christmas presents. Take in live music including Dan Mahar at Jimmy’s pub, REO Speedwagon at Treasure Island, and Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys at the Sheldon.
There are many great downtown stores where you will find many wonderful and unique gifts. The Moondance Inn is running some great December specials including a discount on our gift certificates.
June 22nd, 2011
Red Wing is a town filled with flowers and gardeners. Simply take a walk through the historic district and enjoy all the colors. This weekend see even more color as you will find artists located outdoors, throughout Red Wing, creating works of art on canvas and answering questions you may have about their work. It is Red Wing’s Plein Air Arts Festival.
June 8th, 2011
The Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast earned in May, 2011, Trip Advisors “Award of Excellence” based on customer feedback to their site. We thank Trip Advisor and all our wonderful guests whose comments made this possible.
June 2nd, 2011
At last, some sunny weather. I might have even sweated the other day.
Red Wing, MN. is offering a wide range of activities. Would a river cruise to view bald eagles be of interest? Perhaps your preference is a historic trolley tour. How many of you would like to see how Red Wing Shoes are made. A factory tour is available. Sipping local produced wine while eating a gourmet wood fired pizza is yours at Falconer Vineyards. How about live comedy with Tim Allen? This is but a few of the many activities to enjoy when visiting Red Wing this summer.
May 12th, 2011
You may know that Red Wing, Minnesota is a beautiful, historic, river city. You probably know it is the home of Red Wing Shoe and, at one time, Red Wing Pottery. I bet you didn’t know is a great place to dine. Here’s just a few options:
Modern American; gourmet food in a casual setting
Classic American Supper Club
Jamaican food sitting by the river
Old English Style pub with great pub food
A classic diner
Mexican with outdoor dining
This is not even close to the full list of the dining variety Red Wing, MN. has to offer. Now that I have finished this blog I think I’ll get something to eat.
May 2nd, 2011
OK, it’s May 2nd, 2011 and it’s grey and cold. But on the bright side there are no floods here, flowers are budding, and tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 60.
What’s happening in Red Wing, Minnesota this week? May 4 there is live music at Sarah’s Restaurant and on May 7 music at Jimmy’s Pub. If you are in to collecting, wheeling and dealing, etc. GET READY. The American Pickers are at Treasure Island on May 5 and from May 6 through May 8 there is the road warrior One Hundred Mile Garage Sale and it starts in Red Wing. Bring your U-Haul.
The Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast foyer is rich in history. The chandelier, for example, was installed in 1904 and has the original globes. The woodwork is a combination of mahogany, butternut, oak, and walnut.