Villa Maria is surrounded by the expansive 3,000 acre Frontenac State Park and is only steps from Lake Pepin. Although just one hour from the Twin Cities, Villa Maria feels a world away. This is truly a magical place.
Experience a host of local dining options in Red Wing, Lake City, and throughout the River Valley. Below are a few of our favorites.
Chickadee Cottage Cafe
Lake City, MN
The Railhouse Grill
American, Bar, Pizza
Lake City, MN
Enjoy The River Valley
The River Valley features numerous recreational activities scattered throughout an area of unmatched beauty. Below are a few of our favorites.
Lake City Golf
Mount Frontenac Golf Course
The Jewel Golf Club
Explore The Outdoors
In addition to the expansive Frontenac State Park, which is adjacent to Villa Maria, there are numerous other outdoor activities that may catch your fancy, including taking a river cruise on the "Peal of the Lake", or visiting the Pepin Heights Orchard.
Frontenac State Park
Pearl of the Lake
Pepin Heights Orchard
The area around Lake Pepin has been designated as an Important Birding Area (IBA) by the Audubon Society, and it has been described as the "Best Bird Habitat in the State of Minnesota, especially for migrant birds".
There are a number of unique shops in Red Wing and the surrounding area. The Red Wing Shoe Store HQ and flagship store is located in Red Wing, and features the world's largest boot!
Lake Pepin Pearl Button Company
Red Wing Shoe Store & Museum
Stockholm Pie and General Store