Round Barn Farm Bed & Breakfast

28650 Wildwood Lane, Red Wing, Minnesota 55066
Innkeeper(s): Robin and Elaine Kleffman
  • Introduction

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast frontCome to the country! Come to the Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast where old fashioned American and European ambiance meet in a 3-story bracketed country manor farm home, just outside Red Wing Minnesota.

    The residence is a delight. Built on a design from 1861 by architect Samuel Sloan, the use of reclaimed timbers and country antique furnishings combine to deliver the atmosphere, comforts, and charms of days gone by.

    Our Minnesota vacation lodging includes five luxurious rooms and suites. All are designed for double occupancy and include king or queen size feather beds, gas stoves or fireplaces, and a 2-person massage tub or Jacuzzi. All are decorated in sophisticated old-fashioned country style. Wonderful views of the Round Barn Farm and Flower Valley are framed by every window.

    Near the banks of the Mississippi River and visible from Highway 61, four miles from downtown Red Wing, Minnesota, the 1914 Dammon Round Barn beckons you off the busy byways to enjoy 35 acres of fields, woodlands, and bluffs. Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, the barn is the only remaining round barn in Goodhue County.

  • Amenities

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast fireplaceOur living room was designed with socializing and comfort in mind. Enjoy books and games or cuddle in the plush couch and watch the fire flicker. Be sure to bring your music and have fun at the old upright piano!

    A stunning carved Bavarian tavern sideboard and a massive limestone fireplace complete with crane are the dual focal points of the dining room. Enjoy a three-course breakfast including Robin’s award-winning homemade hearth breads still warm from the oven. The view from the bay window is our east field and Flower Valley stretching to the Mississippi River bluffs.

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast living roomOur screen porch offers summer dining space and opens to the willow sheltered patio area. The oldest building on the farm, the Civil War era stone smokehouse adjacent to the patio, now accommodates our wood-fired hearth bread oven. Here is where Robin bakes his award winning sour dough breads in the same manner bread was baked in the old country.

    The second floor lounge provides additional room for relaxing and visiting. Our early risers may help themselves to coffee and a breakfast appetizer from the antique Iowa cupboard. Complimentary drinks and ice are always available in the refrigerator.

    Bread Baking & Breakfast

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast foodRound Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast dining tableHot-out-of-the-oven homemade bread begins every breakfast at the Round Barn Farm. Join us baking bread at the outdoor wood-fired bread oven on weekends, May through October.

    The Round BarnRound Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast building

    On the National Register of Historic Buildings, the round barn is truly a fascinating and beautiful example of architecture. Built in 1914 by Henry and Mary Dammon to accommodate dairy cattle, and subsequently used as a honey-processing facility by Earl and Retha Griffith, the barn has been renovated as a special place for weddings, receptions, dances, parties, and reunions. It is available to accommodate YOUR event!

  • Weddings & Special Events

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast night timeYour family and friends will be in awe of the unique and beautiful setting when you choose one of our Minnesota wedding packages for your special event at the Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast in Red Wing.

    IMAGINE saying your “I do’s” under a beautifully decorated arched trellis with a view behind it stretching for a mile across the country landscape to the Mississippi River Bluffs!

    Or IMAGINE walking down an “aisle” of rose petals across a lawn toward a picture-perfect gazebo with all eyes on you!

    IMAGINE the reception with your stunning table settings, music, buffet wedding feast, twinkling lights and gorgeous decorations, all taking place beneath the 60 foot high soaring cathedral-like roof of our historic round barn!

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast dining tableMake it a REALITY by reserving the Round Barn Farm B&B&B for your wedding event! The round barn is truly a beautiful historic building. Built in 1914, the foundation is Mississippi River valley limestone. It is 60 feet in diameter and 60 feet high and has two levels. It is available June through September and accommodates 150 people comfortably.

    The house is a delight! Based on an architect’s plan of a bracketed country manor home first published in 1861, it is new! People can’t believe it isn’t a century old! We have 35 acres of meadows, woodlands, and bluffs. Our landscaping won the 2005 Minnesota Nursery Landscape Association Design Award. It is a lovely location for your event!

    Please contact us to arrange your tour of the Round Barn Farm B&B&B. You won’t want to look any further! We look forward to hearing from you.

    Event Rates and AccomodationsRound Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast events

    Wedding events are a weekend package at the Round Barn Farm. We require anyone reserving the barn for a large event to also reserve the entire bed and breakfast for the nights preceding and following their event. What an honor it will be for the family and friends you choose to stay in our luxurious suites! We have 5 double-occupancy suites. Reserving the entire B&B for two nights is $2030+tax. There is a flat $400 charge to hold an event at the Round Barn Farm. The barn is an additional $950. Assuming no incidental charges, the total cost to the Round Barn Farm B&B&B including sales tax is $3694.54

    Our living room can accommodate up to 20 people for a smaller intimate wedding. These can be held any time of year. As with larger events, we require that the entire B&B be reserved for the nights before and following your event. There is a $250 event fee.

    We provide you with information to assist in arranging your caterer, table and chair rentals, decorating, florist, etc. – all the information to help you make the event uniquely YOURS!

    • Wedding tours by appointment only
    • The 2013 wedding season is full
    • We will begin doing tours for the 2014 season in April after snow has melted
  • Attractions

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast buildingSecluded Red Wing Minnesota Inn near Minneapolis-St.Paul

    Red Wing, Minnesota, is an historic river town nestled into the Mississippi River bluffs just one hour from Minneapolis-St Paul, Rochester, MN, and Eau Claire, WI. It is a wonderful destination spot any time of year.

    Be sure to enjoy the mighty Mississippi River from the parks and walkways adjoining it. A hike up Barn Bluff affords panoramic views of the surrounding area that go for miles. Drive the Mississippi River Road for spectacular scenery and eagle watching. River boat excursions can be booked on for $15 or call us to reserve your seat at a discount rate of $12.

    Antique shops and specialty stores abound for shoppers in Red Wing. Feature spots include the St James Hotel shops, Downtown Historic Red Wing, and the Pottery Mall. A wide variety of quaint shops line our main streets.

    Take advantage of biking, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowmobile trails. We have close access to the Cannon River Trail – voted one of the nation’s top 10 biking trails which is a groomed cross-country ski trail in the winter. Ski Welch Village, or Afton Alps. Mississippi National Golf Links and Mount Frontenac will satisfy our golf enthusiasts.

    Peruse menus from our favorite restaurants in the area and choose the perfect place to enjoy a luncheon or evening meal.

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast outdoorsDays at the Round Barn Farm

    If you spend your day at the Round Barn Farm, rural relaxation and pleasures are yours. Stroll the paths winding through our 35 acres around fields and up the wooded bluff. The re-opened tractor path takes you up through the woods to where you can see Lake Pepin in the distance through the forest canopy. Watch for deer and wild turkeys as you continue to the top of the bluff. Log benches provide places to rest and visit along the way.

    Summer will find you on the swing in the old oak tree or picking ripe wild blackberries in the east field. Take a refreshing drink and a book out to the gazebo to enjoy! Or experience the fun of a flashlight walk on a June night and be amazed at the “Christmas lights display” of fireflies!

    Snowshoes are available for use on the farm paths during snowy months. And, of course, you are always welcome to explore the round barn. Join Robin around the bread oven as the smell of fresh baking bread entices you!

  • Guest Comments

    Round Barn Farm Bed and Breakfast chairsYour lovely B&B is the best we’ve ever stayed at. Your breakfast was fabulous! Your storytelling of the history of the barn was so interesting. Thank you for an amazing 35th anniversary celebration.

    October – M & B from Estherville, IA

    Our honeymoon here was more that I could have hoped for. The Round Barn was the icing on our wedding cake. We will return again and again.

    August – J & J from Harmony, MN

    You know we don’t go to any other B&B’s. Why mess with perfection! We’ve been here 8 times. WOW! We love it here.

    October – D & N from Hutchinson, MN

    Hospitality was a 100+. I will recommend your place to everyone.

    Love the bread too!

    October – E & R from Rochester, MN.

    We’re still recovering from our second WONDERFUL breakfast – - so much tasty food! And what a glorious setting for a weekend getaway. We enjoyed the stories, the history, and relaxed in this beautiful room.

    November – K & H from Mpls, MN

    Thank you for such a special experience. Loved the bread making. COOL OVEN. Incredible walk through the woods up to the bluff. Great views. Food was fantastic and the grounds are breathtaking.

    October – S & J from Mankato, MN

    Our 7th and 8th nights at the B&B&B. As always, the breakfast, bed, and bread were wonderful. These weekends are our slow down and smell the roses time. We relax, rejuvenate, reconnect, so we can handle the “real” world. No other B&B compares.

    October – P & R from Blaine, MN

    A mother-daughters getaway. What a joy! The facilities are beautiful, the food was scrumptious, the stories were fascinating, and the hospitality warned our hearts.

    July – J & E & E from Zimmerman, MN

    We’ve been to B&B’s all over the country, and you have set the gold standard.

    October – F & J from Rochester, MN

    R – Relaxing

    O – Outstanding

    U – Unique

    N – Notable

    D – Delightful

    B – Beautiful

    A – Amazing

    R – Refreshing

    N – Nostalgic

    F – Fabulous

    A – Awesome

    R – Reviving

    M – Memorable

    September J&L from Goshen, IN