Journey Inn
What We Offer

Green Features

Journey Inn, an eco-retreat was designed with an environmental, healthy-home focus. We continue to run our business with the health of the environment and people in mind.

•  Passive solar siting & design  •  In-floor hydronic heating

•  Under-floor hydronic space & hot water heating, supplied by 24 solar hot water collectors –(designed and built by Innovative Power Systems)

•  Concrete floors throughout for heat retention (naturally stained)

•  Wood building materials from managed forests (some FSC certified)

•  No or low voc latex paints, varnishes, adhesives, sealers (ICI Dulux Lifemaster, Safecoat, TimberPro, Tried & True and others)

•  Natural Bioshield clay paint (from Green Building Supply

•  American Clay earthen plasters  •  Homemade earthen plasters

•  Formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation (Johns-Manville

•  Energy Star appliances  •  Ceiling fans for cooling, energy star

•  High efficiency windows (Energy Star rated – Kolbe/Kolbe)

•  Air exchange system for clean indoor air quality (winter use)

•  Natural beds – pure grow wool, organic cotton, and natural latex

•  Homemade, non-toxic cleaning products

•  Natural soaps & shampoo, organic & local when possible

•  Organic sheets & towels, wool pillows

•  Local organic produce & other organic, whole food served

•  Native landscaping & prairie restoration

•  Composting  •  Recycled paper products

Come to enjoy these features and more:

  • Four nature-inspired guest rooms for overnight stays
  • A Cottage - 2 bedrooms and baths, full kitchen
  • Private patio/deck and separate entrances
  • Massage & energy therapy and spa services
  • Life direction coaching
  • Personal and group retreats
  • Organic whole-food breakfast and brunch
  • Nature trails & Labyrinth
  • Biking, hiking, snowshoeing, birding, running

 winter labyrinth

Lake Pepin area:

Located 3 miles from the Great River Road on the Mississippi River at Lake Pepin, Journey Inn is one hour from St Paul, Minnesota. It is nestled in a “coulee”, a small valley with a spring-fed creek, situated across the street from the Morgan Coulee State Natural Area. Sixty-six acres of land provide guests with hiking trails, snowshoeing, a seven-circuit labyrinth for meditative walking and a two-acre prairie restoration.

We look forward to your visit for an overnight, weekend/week long stays or day spa retreat.



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