Journey Inn
Our Journal

Learn about local Events, Restaurants, Nature, Art, Food and Area Resources further down the page.





  • Rush River Produce – blueberry, raspberry, current picking-             July & August
  • Stockholm General - food, wine, beer & liquor
  • Paul & Fran's Grocery, Pepin, WI
  • Maiden Rock Apples – apple picking, barn dances & other events
  • Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery - apple wine & cider
  • The Palate – shop & cooking classes, Stockholm
  • Nelson Cheese Factory: locally made cheese, ice cream and a great wine bar
  • Ellsworth Creamery: famous locally made cheese curds
  • Villa Bellezza Winery - vineyard and winery, tours, small plates, patio
  • Belle Vinez - vineyard, winery and small plates, patio, River Falls


  • St James Hotel,, Red Wing 800-252-1875
  • Shady Grove Restaurant, Ellsworth, WI 715-273-3787 Closed M & Tues
  • Chef Shack, Bay City, open weekends (10 minutes) find on Facebook
  • Falconer Vineyards, Red Wing, MN (30 minutes)
    651-388-8849.  Brick oven pizza, wine, overlooking lovely vineyard (closed for the winter)
  • A-Z Pizza Farm, rural Stockholm:
    open Tuesdays 4:30 - 8PM  (closed January & February)
  • Ole’s Bar, Maiden Rock: Burgers. Summer Patio
  • Six String Saloon, Maiden Rock, burgers etc.
  • Lena's Lucky Star, Stockholm:
    715-442-2023 –  Friday fish fry, occasional live music
  • Bogus Creek, Stockholm: Lunch - indoor seating & outside garden patio. Spring- Early Winter
  • The Harbor View Cafe, Pepin:
    no reservations, wait & enjoy the view. Great food. March – November 
  • Pickle Factory, Pepin:
    715-442-4400 – Great balcony patio overlooking Lake Pepin       
  • Nelson Cheese, Nelson:sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, wine bar
  • The Stone Barn, near Nelson & Durand:
    outdoor pizza pavilion (closed for the winter)
  • Vino in the Valley: an outdoor restaurant and developing vineyard up The Rush River Valley, about 9 miles from Journey Inn, 715-639-6677 (closed for the winter)
  • The Homemade Cafe, Pepin, weekends, spring & summer         7:00am - 2:00pm  Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Smiling Pelican Bakery, Maiden Rock - fantastic baked goods + quiche & sandwiches (closed for the winter)
  • The Pie Shop, Stockholm, pies & sandwiches.
  • Tansy's, Alma, organic and local foods
  • Staghead, Red Wing, good beer and food
  • Red Wing Brewery, Red Wing, Old West Main St. - Local beer & pizza
  • Oliver's Wine Bar, Red Wing, tapas & comfort food
  • Villa Bellezza, Pepin, winery, small plates


"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength
to body & soul alike."  John Muir

Hope to see you soon!
Charlene Torchia & John Huffaker



Charlene Torchia & John Huffaker, Proprietors
W3671 200th Ave | Maiden Rock, WI 54750
Ph: 715.448.2424 | email: [email protected]