I traveled with three girlfriends to Hudson, WI from Minneapolis to stay at the Phipps Inn and had a wonderful weekend. We arrived Friday night, decided to have drinks on the porch as it was a beautiful summer day. Mary Ellen and Rick were very inviting, offered to bring ice out to the porch for us and were just as accommodating the entire weekend. We took over the top, 3rd level as there are two rooms, The Peacock Room and the Willow Room. I stayed in the Willow Room with a friend and it was very spacious. We were coming and going all the next day and were given advice on where to shop, have lunch, etc.
Saturday evening we were again on the porch having wine and had a lovely conversation with owner and "innkeeper" Mary Ellen. She is a kind, warm, interesting person working her second career with her husband, Rich, to run this historic bed and breakfast. She again asked if we wanted ice to chill our wine which was so thoughtful.
They offered us breakfast on the 3rd level which was brought in cute baskets filled with delicious quiches, fruit, baked apples, scones, sticky carmel rolls, coffee, tea, juice. It was delicious and different each day. She even brought up a special birthday dessert our last morning for our friend celebrating her birthday. Very special, very unique, very thoughtful.
We did peek at the various rooms and they were all unique and decorated in a way that accented the historic home that it is. It is on the National Historic Homes Registry and is just beautiful with it's woodwork, unique spaces, etc.
I would highly recommend staying here for business, honeymoon, long weekend away from the city, etc. It is a wonderful home away from home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Grand Dame of Queen Anne houses in Hudson is nestled in the charming setting of historic Third Street. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and spacious surroundings close to the St. Croix River. ... more less