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.

Phipps Inn Bed and breakfast in Hudson, Wisconsin Area Croix River

Wisconsin State Parks

The Phipps Inn is a St. Croix River inn, and provides close lodging to various areas of recreation. Just outside of Hudson you will find two of Wisconsin's most popular parks, the Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks.

Kinnickinnic offers panoramic views of where the St Croix and Kinnicknnic Rivers converge. There is also great fishing in the Kinnickinnic River. Because of the combining of the cold water of the Kinnickinnic River and the warm water of the St. Croix, Kinnickinnic State Park is an excellent place to fish for both cold and warm-water game fish. The Kinni is a premier trout stream that is rated as one of the best in the Upper Midwest, with more than 6,000 brook trout per mile. Anglers can begin pursuing trout during a barbless hook catch-and-release season that begins the first Saturday in March. The regular season opens the first Saturday in May. In the winter there are 3.5 miles of cross country skiing and about that much for snowshoeing as well. You will undoubtedly see wildlife throughout the year.

Willow River State Park is just East of Hudson, about 7 miles away from our Hudson, Wisconsin bed and breakfast. The park has a nice picnic area and beach on Little Falls Lake, which is a great location for winter ice fishing for panfish, bass and northern pike. There are several overlooks of the waterfalls and Willow River gorge. These waterfalls continue to flow during the winter months and attract lots of wildlife. A flock of about 100 robins that winter over can often be seen at the waterfalls in winter. There are also 9 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of cross country ski trails in the park.
Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast Area Still Water Minnesota

Stillwater, Minnesota

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.
Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast in Hudson, Wisconsin Area

Around Us

Business Organizations

Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA)

(715) 942-8180

Whether your Bed and Breakfast experience is a romantic interlude, an adventure, or a 'touch of home' as you travel on business, exceeding your expectations is our specialty!

644 Hillcrest Dr. #7
Waupaca, WI 54981

Web: wbba.org

Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau

(715) 386-8411

502 Second Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Toll-Free: (800) 657-6775
Fax: (715) 386-8432

Web: hudsonwi.org

Flower Shops

Hudson Flower Shop

(715) 386-2663

222 Locust Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: hudsonflowershop.com
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Fun Stuff

Afton Alps Ski Area

1 (651) 436-1320

6600 Peller Ave. S.
Hastings, MN 55033

Email: aftonalpsinfo@vailresorts.com

Web: aftonalps.com

Belle Vinez Vineyard and Winery

1 (715)-426-9463

W10829 875th Ave
River Falls, WI 54022

Web: www.bellevinez.com

Carpenter Nature Center

(651) 437-4359

12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033

Web: carpenternaturecenter.org

Cracked Barrel Winery


Experience Hudson

(715) 386-8411

502 2nd St.
Hudson, WI 54016

Email: info@experiencehudson.com

Web: experiencehudson.com

Hop & Barrel Brewery


310 Second Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: hopandbarrelbrewing.com

Hudson Food Walk

(715) 255-0428

502 2nd St.
Hudson, WI 54016

Email: info@hudsonfoodwalk.com

Web: hudsonfoodwalk.com

Hudson Trolley Company


Knoke's Chocolates

(715) 690-2972

220 Locust Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Fax: (715) 690-2975

Web: knokeschocolatesandnuts.com

Madison Avenue Wine and Spirits


Pitchfork Brewing


Seasons on St. Croix Gallery

(715) 381-2906

401 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54106

Email: ruth@seasononstcroix.com

Web: seasonsonstcroix.com

St. Croix National Golf Course

(715) 247-4200

1603 32nd Street
Somerset, WI 54025

Web: scngolf.com

White Eagle Golf Course

(715) 549-GOLF (4653)

316 White Eagle Trail
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: whiteeaglegolf.com

Willow River State Park

(715) 386-6931

1034 County Highway A
Hudson, WI 54016


Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast in Hudson, Wisconsin Area Arts


Festival Theatre

(715) 483-3387

125 N. Washington Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Email: festivaltheatreboxoffice@gmail.com

Web: festvalthatre.org

Phipps Center for the Arts

(715) 386-8409

109 Locust St.
Hudson, WI 54016

Email: info@thephipps.org

Web: thephipps.org

Spiritworks Pottery

(612) 419-8156

13506 Valley Creek Trail South
Afton, MN 55001

Web: spiritworkspottery.com

Fused Glass Classes

(651) 808-8603

5620 Memorial Ave. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Web: alchemyartsstudio.com


Paramount Pixels

(651) 430-1068

Email: info@paramountpixels.net

Web: paramountpixels.net


Agave Kitchen

(715) 381-0099

501 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: facebook.com

Azul Tequila


Barker's Bar and Grill

(715) 386-4123

413 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: barkersbarandgrill.com

Bricks Neapolitan Pizza

(715) 377-7670

402 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: eatbricks.com

Club 304 at Pudge’s


302 Second Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Current and Wheel Room Restaurants

(651) 436-8883

3291 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001

Email: info@currentrestaurant.com

Web: currentrestaurant.com

LOLO American Kitchen


175 2nd St S
Hudson, WI 54016

Email: info@currentrestaurant.com

Web: loloamericankitchen.com


(715) 531-4101

609 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: mallorysrooftop.com

Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

(715) 386-7949

800 N. 6th Street
North Hudson, WI 54016

Web: mamamarias.com

Paddy Ryan's

(715) 381-8205

709 Rodeo Circle
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: paddyryans.com

Pedro's Del Este


212 Walnut Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: pedrosdeleste.com

Pier 500

(715) 386-5504

500 1st Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: pierfivehundred.com

Postmark Grille

(715) 377-4699

225 Locust Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: thepostmarkgrille.com

Rio Loco Cantina


417 Second street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: www.riolococantina.com

San Pedro Cafe

(715) 386-4003

426 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: sanpedrocafe.com

Seasons Tavern

(715) 386-8488

501 6th Street N.
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: seasonstavern.com

Shady Grove

(715) 273-3787

N 6240 State Road 65
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Email: shane@shadygrovewi.com

Web: shadygrovewi.com

Smilin' Moose

(715) 808-8397

601 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: smilinmoosebar.com

The Nova

(715) 386-5333

236 Coulee Rd
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: thenovaofhudson.com

Urban Olive and Vine

(715) 386-0400

520 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54022

Web: urbanoliveandvine.com

Winzer Stube

(715) 381-5092

516 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Web: winzerstube.net