Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Delightful!

Victorian Light Up Night is this Friday, December 7.  Two of Hudson's special Victorian houses will be open for tours.  When you purchase a $7 ticket at the Octagon House, 1004 Third Street, you'll be treated to music and refreshments in lamp-lit ambiance.  The same ticket gains you entrance to the Phipps Inn, 1005 Third Street, to tour the spacious first floor rooms all ready for Christmas.  Come and enjoy this delightful Hudson holiday tradition!

Phipps Inn gift certificates are always available and make a wonderful gift for family, friends, the boss or yourself!  They are available on line at our web site or just give us a call.  We'll make sure you receive them in time for Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Two Ways to Save!

The Phipps Inn Come Inn From the Cold special is on again this year.  Save 10% on a stay of two nights or more between November 1 and March 31.  Two nights is always better than one: more time to enjoy the inn as well as Hudson restaurants and shops.  Please check our web site for details and restrictions.

Small business Saturday is November 24.  Make any purchase of $25 or more using your American Express card at a small business and AmEx will credit your account with $25.  At the Phipps Inn (we are a small business!) we could charge your card at check out or check in on November 24.  Or you could make a reservation for a future stay and have us charge a deposit of at least $25. You could also buy a gift certificate by phone or on line on the 24th.  And if you're a past guest and you've been thinking about ordering pillows or sheets because you loved them so much while you were here, then call us prior to the 24th and we'll make sure to charge your card on the 24th so you'll get the $25 gift from American Express.

Come Inn From the Cold on Small Business Saturday!  You'll be glad you did!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Take Me to the River!

Two full weekends of art, music, theater and more are coming to the St. Croix River Valley September 15 & 16 and 22 & 23.  You'll find fabulous pottery at the RusticRoad 13 Pottery Event.  You can crush some grapes - with your feet! - at Chateau St. Croix. Hudson's Lakefront Park will feature 80 artists, food and entertainment.  These are only a few of things happening on the two weekends.  For more information see , call 651-439-1465 or e mail the Phipps Inn at and we'll send you a brochure.  Take Yourselves to the River!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Lots of Summer Left!

Our guests this weekend are visiting area wineries, going on riverboat dinner cruises, biking the trails and hiking in the parks.  Then they come back here and cool off in air conditioned comfort before dinner at one of Hudson's fabulous restaurants.  I've had good reports on Pier 500's tenderloin and lobster mac and cheese, the salads at Urban Olive and Vine, pasta at The Nova (as well as their great wine list), and the German beers on tap at Winzer Stube.  Some started their weekend early and enjoyed a Thursday concert in the park.  Concerts are scheduled on Thursdays through August.  Aaah, Hudson!  Aaah, summer!  Aaah, the Phipps Inn!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Civil War Reenactment

There will be a Civil War reenactment in Hudson tomorrow, July 14.  It will be on the lawn of the Octagon House right across Third Street from the Phipps Inn.  The Octagon House is open for tours tomorrow as well as Wednesdays-Sundays through the summer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Booster Days in Hudson

There's nothing like a small town parade: bands, queens on floats, the ZurrahTemple guys on their go carts, boy scouts, fire engines, and lots of other various and sundry parade units.  It's happening in Hudson on June 30 at 11:00am on our main street.  Then avoid the fireworks crowds on the 4th and enjoy Hudson's fireworks on Sunday, July 1 in Lakefront Park. Summer in a small town!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It's summer in Hudson

We're enjoying free concerts in Lakefront Park on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm.  Hear Halau Hula 'O Napunaheleonapua Hawaiian music on June 14.  My favorite free concert isn't on a Thursday however.  It's the Minnesota Orchestra concert on Sunday, July 8 at 7:30pm.  It's an annual event that is always fun as well as patriotic and wonderfully small town.

Friday, April 20, 2012

100 years of the Yellowstone Trail

There's a big yellow rock on the corner of Third and Myrtle that means that the Phipps Inn is on the original Yellowstone Trail.  2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Trail and it's being celebrated in Hudson May 11-13.  Activities and events include a car show, historic tours, a dinner cruise and much more.

We have a very special package at a very special price just for that weekend: stay two nights and we will have flowers, a half pound box of Knoke's Chocolates and a split of champagne waiting in your room at check in as well as two tickets to Saturday's Randy Sabien fiddle concert at the Phipps Center for the Arts.  This is a $75 dollar value for just $40 in addition to your room.  Act fast!  The concert tickets are subject to availability.

For more information on the weekend's fun see .

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Those 1040 Blues

Here's a great way to either spend some of your refund or forget that you had to pay: if you stay two Sunday-Thursday nights by April 26, 2012 we'll take 15% off your room rate.

Hudson is beautiful this spring!  The flowers and trees are blooming, the river is calm and the parks are walkable.  And what could be better than shopping and dinner in downtown Hudson?

Unlike taxes, this special won't last forever.  It's not valid with any other offer, special, discount or third party gift certificate. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mmmmm Chocolate

March 25 is the final Sunday for this year's Chocolate March.  The Phipps Inn as well as Escape by the Lake in North Hudson and Pleasant Lake B&B and the St. Croix River Inn, both in Osceola, and the Octagon House Museum in Hudson will open our doors for tourers from 1:00-5:00pm.  Admission is $26 and tickets may be purchased on line at or at the door of any of the four B&Bs.  Come and tour and pick a room for your next getaway and then eat lots of chocolate!

In addition to touring and chocolate, some of the inns will be featuring local artists.  Shop for pottery, jewelry and delightful paintings. 

At the last stop of the day each ticket holder will be given a $20 coupon good toward a stay at any of the 13 Inns of the Valley inns or toward dining at four of the inns.  Each ticket holder will also be entered in a drawing for two MyPillow pillows valued at $70 each.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Next up: Inns of the Valley Chocolate March

Each year the Bed and Breakfast Inns of the Scenic St. Croix Valley proudly open our establishments for the Chocolate March.  Ticket holders tour beautiful B&Bs and historic sites in the St. Croix River Valley on Sundays in March.  Each B&B will have chocolate tastings and one each Sunday will also have wine pairing.  Go to for this year's schedule.
Stay one night before March 31, and when you purchase a single ticket to the Chocolate March you will receive a second ticket free!  Stay two nights during the month of March, and receive 25% off your second or lower priced night.  To receive either of these specials, you must mention them when making your phone reservation or note "More Chocolate 2012" when making an on-line reservation.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hudson's Hot Air Affair

We're already warm here and we'll be getting warmer the first weekend in February with Hudson's Hot Air Affair.  Forty hot air balloons plan to take flight on Saturday and Sunday, February 4 & 5.  The weekend starts out Friday evening with a parade featuring units that will be trying to best embody this year's theme: Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon.  The neighborhood group that includes the Phipps Inn owners has big plans for our parade unit as we strive to maintain our status as first place winners (almost) every year.  You can take advantage of our Come Inn From the Cold special rates and have a lot of fun in Hudson at the same time!