Journey Inn, an eco retreat W3671 – 200th Ave. Maiden Rock, WI 54750 715.448.2424 • firstname.lastname@example.org • journeyinn.net
june | july 2012 redouxhome.com
If you aren’t into historic buildings you may prefer the Journey Inn in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. We enjoyed a beautiful ride along the river before veering east to a slightly more remote bed and breakfast option. The inn was built expressly for the purpose of renewing the spirit and energy of those who visit. Innkeepers Charleen Torchia and John Huffaker have carefully crafted their home to honor the earth and earthly comforts, right down to the low-VOC paint on the walls, the responsibly harvested wood on the floors and the hand chosen beds of varying firmness. The food they served was locally grown and beautifully displayed. The setting is 66 acres of prairie nestled at the foot of a wooded nature preserve in close proximity to the towns of Pepin and Stockholm. The location is a real treat for birders, hikers and bicyclists looking for trails to explore, or for those wanting a spa massage or peaceful retreat. The owners have helped restore the land around them and added a labyrinth behind the guest cottage. With nearby parks and towns there is no shortage of things to do but you may simply choose to sit back and enjoy the views from one of their many decks.