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A Romantic Getaway in Pepin County

When you’re looking for a weekend romantic getaway, for you and your sweetheart, Pepin County makes it easy to plan the perfect romantic winter break. We’ve put together some of our best ideas to help you build a memory that will last, and perhaps even spark the beginning of a new tradition for the two of you. Expect unique accommodations, fun and fine dining options, and plenty to do just for two.

Charming Inns

When looking for the perfect place to stay, the uncommon guest houses and inns in Pepin County offer plenty of choices. If you are looking for expansive views for enjoying your morning coffee together, then the Pepin Eagles Nest with its cozy stone fireplace and large curving deck would be perfect. Be sure to watch for Eagles, as the name suggests, they are commonly in view. But if you are looking for a location where you can head out the door and have easy access to a quaint downtown, then perhaps the Spring Street Inn would be for you. What was originally an 1880’s stone cottage has been beautifully restored and added to for your enjoyment.

Dining for Two

Fine dining with a harbor view of sailboats in port, the Harbor View Cafe with locally sourced, fresh and homemade foods is an elegant and pleasing choice for dinner for two. Il Forno Ristorante, located within Villa Belleza, offers country Italian food. Their wood-fired pizzas made with house-made dough are a popular offering. If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, the Stockholm Pie and General Store has an intriguing lunch menu. But more importantly, a pie menu that can be incredibly difficult to choose from with so many tasty options.


Villa Belleza is not only home to the Il Forno Ristorante, but it is a beautiful vineyard and winery that was inspired by the century’s old villas found in southern Europe. The large tasting room offers plenty of space to relax and enjoy a wine tasting from their ample wine list. The Maiden Rock Apples, Winery, and Cidery offers the opportunity to try a flight, glass, or take home a bottle of one of their ciders, wines, and meads produced from local fruits. Their gluten-free ciders are popular with Honeycrisp Hard being a good choice to start with.


Finding that individual piece to bring home as a reminder of your visit is easier than you would think. Indigo Swan Jewelry and Fine Art offers hand-made jewelry and a wide range of art pieces from mosaic and stained-glass to pottery and paintings. You can find highly original pieces like hand-painted purses and even artisan dish towels. Tin Roof Boutique in Pepin carries works from local artisans along with many fun home decor choices. With so many gifting options, you’ll find something to bring a smile to your sweetheart.