About the St. Croix River Valley Area
The St. Croix River Valley is dotted with historic river towns and spectacular scenery. Nestled in a picturesque valley, the St. Croix River flows along steep walls of sand and limestone, and eventually slows, becoming Lake St. Croix at Hudson. There are a large array of recreational opportunities and outdoor events to keep you busy in our beautiful area of Wisconsin. During your trip to Hudson, the Phipps Inn offers close lodging to the beautiful river.
The area of the valley where our bed and breakfast is located has long been proclaimed the getaway region of Wisconsin. Hudson has a lovely view of the river valley, especially in Birkmose Park, and there are many ways to enjoy the scenic riverway in Hudson, including walking paths, sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Just up the river is the charming town of Stillwater, Minnesota.
Downtown Hudson is not to be missed. Many of the historic buildings have been refurbished and provide visitors with wonderful shopping and dining options. Culture and Theater are celebrated at the Phipps Center for the Arts, which offers year-round concerts, theater and art exhibitions. Other cultural points of interest include the historic Octagon House, which is so close to our Wisconsin bed and breakfast, you could walk there before your morning coffee has cooled.
Just a few miles up the St. Croix River is the charming town of Stillwater, Minnesota. Stillwater is called the "Birthplace of Minnesota" and is known for its used book stores, antique shops, and historic sites. The Stillwater Lift Bridge, for example, has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, and a trolley tour and a trip to the Joseph Wolf Brewery Caves lets you absorb more Minnesota history. There are always things to do in Stillwater. Summertime in Stillwater brings Lumberjack Days, a festival celebrating Stillwater's heritage with music, fireworks, and, of course, lumberjack shows. Art fairs occur year-round, and many galleries and studios look forward to visitors.