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Gorgeous River Views at Frontenac State Park

There are plenty of great things to do in Red Wing, MN, and much of it revolves around the stunning beauty of the Mississippi River. For jaw-droppingly beautiful views of the river and a fantastic day of fun, there’s truly no better place to go than Frontenac State Park!

Frontenac State Park is a beautiful place to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty of southern Minnesota. But this beautiful Minnesota State Park is about so much more than the great river views you’ll encounter. It’s also an excellent place for hiking and birdwatching – and it’s only a 10-minute drive from our Bed and Breakfast in Red Wing, MN.

Whether you’re enjoying a romantic getaway with your sweetheart or visiting for a wedding at our Minnesota wedding venue, Frontenac State Park is a great place to take a deep breath and admire the views. If you’re ready to unwind and celebrate the rest of summer and early fall with us, it’s time to book your room at our top-rated Red Wing, MN Bed and Breakfast! Book your room today!

Gorgeous views of the Mississippi River from Frontenac State Park in Red Wing, Minnesota

Explore the Beauty of Frontenac State Park

High on the bluff overlooking  Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River, you’ll find one of the most scenic Minnesota State Parks. Though there are plenty of places to enjoy gorgeous river views in Red Wing, one of our favorites is Frontenac State Park. Frontenac State Park overlooks Lake Pepin, a naturally occurring lake on the Mississippi River.

Frontenac State Park offers visitors diverse habitats to explore, including hardwood forests, prairies, and the signature high bluffs this part of the Mississippi River is known for. These habitats offer exceptional habitats for wildlife, including red fox, coyote, woodchuck, wild turkey, deer, and more.

Frontenac State Park is also an exceptional spot for birdwatching, especially during the spring and fall migrations along the Mississippi Flyway. There have been around 260 different species of birds found at Frontenac State Park, including species like nesting bald eagles, falcons, gulls, geese, terns, shorebirds, and more.

There are approximately 13 miles of great hiking trails throughout Frontenac State Park. The trails range from easy and flat to challenging and steep, each offering different scenic vistas of the park and river. The Sand Point Trail is a great, flat trail to take if you want to enjoy some time on Lake Pepin Beach, but if you’re looking for gorgeous views from the top of the bluffs, consider the Bluffside Trail.

The Bluffside Trail at Frontenac State Park is a 2.7-mile look that takes you along the upper bluffs, down to Lake Pepin, and past In-Ya-Teopa Rock. In-Ya-Teopa Rock, a popular point of interest at Frontenac State Park, is believed to hold sacred religious significance to the Dakota Indians who once lived here. The rock, which features a large hole through the middle, sits on top of the bluff and is worth seeing. This and other trails in Frontenac State Park are also great for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Stay at our Red Wing, MN Bed and Breakfast, and enjoy attractions like Frontenac State Park

Unwind at our Red Wing, MN Bed and Breakfast

Whatever brings you to Red Wing, you won’t be disappointed by visiting this incredible Minnesota State Park. While enjoying the best of this scenic part of Minnesota, don’t miss the chance to unwind and enjoy the ambiance at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Red Wing, MN. We offer our guests far more than a comfortable place to rest their heads at night – though that is certainly an important feature of our charming Inn!

Our Bed and Breakfast in Red Wing, MN, features five guest rooms, all of which are perfect for romantic getaways and quick escapes from the Twin Cities. Two of our guest rooms are deluxe suites, which are our largest suites and can accommodate in-room massages – perfect for those couples looking for a truly indulgent getaway! You can enjoy relaxing massages if you’re a guest in our other three standard guest rooms, too, but they will take place in our private 3rd-floor massage room instead of in-suite.

Whichever guestroom you choose at our Bed and Breakfast in Red Wing, MN, you’ll enjoy a thoughtful array of amenities, comfortable beds, and exceptional hospitality. Every stay with us includes a delicious, multi-course breakfast and access to our beautiful 35-acre property. Our Inn sits on an extraordinary, wooded paradise on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Book your room today!

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