Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast

1005 3rd Street, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016
Innkeeper(s): Mary Ellen and Rich Cox
  • Introduction

    The Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Hudson, Wisconsin, on Historic Third Street.

    Our bed and breakfast has become known as the premier Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast in the St. Croix River Valley. The Phipps Inn is a 4 blocks from the many downtown shops and restaurants, as well as a short drive to the scenic Wisconsin and Minnesota countrysides.

    We offer six romantic and lavishly decorated guest rooms and suites each with their own whirlpool tub and private bathroom. Pamper yourself with our complimentary bath salts, spa-type bathrobes, feather beds and down comforters, and MyMiracle pillows. Complete the evening relaxing in front of the fireplace.

    When not in your room, you may entertain yourselves in one of our many common areas. Challenge each other to a game of pool, play the baby grand piano or lounge on your choice of two porches and three spacious parlors.

    Every morning, an abundant breakfast is served to our guests, accompanied by freshly brewed coffee, a choice of teas, and chilled juices. All our pastries are homemade. You can choose to enjoy breakfast in our dining room, or served in the privacy of your guest room.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mary Ellen & Rich Cox for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most people come to visit us for a special occasion.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are close to downtown Hudson and the only B&B in Hudson. We have a pool table for guest use, all rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, as well as separate showers. I love that we have lots of common areas for guest use/relaxation.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The walk along the St. Croix River

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guests appreciate our attention to detail.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Great restaurants

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hike to the waterfalls in Willow River sate Park, bike the trails, go antiquing, enjoy the view from the bluffs, visit a cheese factory.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Restaurants, shops, the St. Croix River, and galleries are all within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Lots to choose from: German, Italian, Irish, Caribbean, Tex- Mex, wood-fired pizza

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? is our Chamber of Commerce web site.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We offer 6 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We are pet free. There are some kennels/animal hospitals that board pets.

  • Recognitions


    Stairway with flags and phipps inn sign"For a romantic weekend, The Phipps Inn, a lumberman's baronial manor circa 1884, fills the bill." - Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

    "An elegant Queen Anne Mansion in a historic St. Croix river town." - Midwest Living

    "Voted favorite place to rekindle your relationship." - Parent Magazine

    "The Phipps Inn tempts guests to book another weekend before their introductory stay is over." - Wisconsin Restauranteur

  • St. Croix River Valley

    Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast, hot air balloonsThe Phipps Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the St. Croix River Valley, where there are many events, recreational and outdoor activities to fill your day!

    Below is an abbreviated list of "things-to-do" and "things-to-see." For more information about the St. Croix River Valley Area, please visit "The Area" page of our website.

    • Birkmose Park
    • Walking paths
    • Sailing
    • Fishing
    • Scuba diving
    • Stillwater, Minnesota
    • Phipps Center for the Arts
    • Historic Octagon House
    • Willow River State Park
    • Kinnickinnic State Park
    • Cross country skiing
    • Snowshoeing
    • Little Falls Lake
    • Willow River gorge
    • Stillwater Lift Bridge
    • Joseph Wolf Brewery Caves
    • Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival
    • Art galleries and studios
    • Hudson Hot Air Affair