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“Beautiful but small rooms, in a very quiet area”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Afton House Inn

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Afton House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Afton B&B and Inns
Minnesota
1 review
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“Beautiful but small rooms, in a very quiet area”
Reviewed 17 August 2009

My husband and I spent out wedding anniversary at Afton House. The hotel was very nicely decorated, but the rooms are quite small and very full of furniture. Not much room at all to walk around. My impression was that the hotel was right on the water; actually the river was quite a ways back and although we could see it, we had a better view of the parking lot instead. I think it is overpriced for what you get. The two person jacuzzi was much more like a one person tub. Do plan to take the cruise, because it is the only thing there to do! It is only about 15 minutes from Stillwater, so shop and eat there, because there is seriously nothing to do in Afton. The whole town is about a block long and the few shops are rather odd speciality shops, not the gift/craft shops that are usually found in tourist areas. There is truly nothing to do except sit outside when you are there, so bring a book or just plan on taking a walk or watching a movie on TV. I will say the Afton House resturant was exceptional. Excellent food and service. We took the Sunday brunch cruise which was also very good. Very pleasant and excellent food. So, if you are truly just looking to sit and relax and romance, this is the place, but if you are looking for anything more than that, look further.

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Reviewed 17 August 2009

Afton House Inn rooms were comfortable and quiet. The price was greart! The Inn itself was attractive and decorated with style. The food was good and the staff were mostly helpful.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed 5 August 2009

The staff was friendly and accomodating. Ease of checkin/out was great. Our dinner was very good. All staff seemed tentative. Our main issues were with the cleanliness of the bathroom. There was hair and mold in the corner. The sink, shower and toilet were not at all the period of the room...fresh from Menards and cheezy in a stark white bathroom. We had a shared balcony which was covered with tree droppings and a dirty table and no chairs to sit on. The in house antique shop which we stayed to visit did not open at 11:00 as posted..we left. The breakfast was not as good as the ones we get snowmobiling at the Holiday Inns and Country Inn and Suites.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

Priced like a high end B&B but isn't much more than an elaborate hotel room without a coffee maker. On a fairly busy road. Our room had a small window A/C held up with packaging tape. Undersized for the room. TV was smallish with a VHS player, no DVD.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Minnesota
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

Lovely to be by the widest part of the St Croix river. Highlights: 1. the dinner cruise right from the pier by the river, which had a great dinner, bald eagles soaring and perched along the way, ending just as the sky darkened after a beautiful sunset and the moon was just setting. 2. the hiking and exploring in Afton State Park, just a few miles down the road , which had flat and steep walks, some by the shore of the river, some through deciduous woods, pine trees, prairie restoration - a wonderful variety. The folks at the Inn were really nice. Breakfast had lots of melon and other good stuff. Nice.

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Minnesota
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Reviewed 21 July 2009

We stayed at Afton House Inn on a Saturday night and were suprised that it was not more busy. Maybe due to the economy? We enjoyed walking along the beach and the trails and watching the boats go by on the river. Dinner was EXCELLENT - if you go, please try the apricot/apple/parmesan/herb salad and the crab-stuffed mushrooms. Service was excellent... especially at the restaurant. It was a very cozy, romantic room. The continental breakfast wasn't very good. We would definitely go back, and we would try to get the same room. Tip: It seemed that the higher numbered rooms were more private and quieter.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Shakopee, MN
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Warm and friendly greetings when you arrive at the inn. A tour and some background is given when you are taken to your room. We stayed in room 9 on the third floor. This room was beautiful. The only downside was there was no view of the river except from your balcony. The area where the inn is located is a very quiet and beautiful area for just getting away. Located close to Stillwater and Hudson but far enough away for a nice quiet weekend.

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Additional Information about Afton House Inn

Property: Afton House Inn
Address: 3291 Saint Croix Trl S, Afton, MN 55001-9424
Region: United States > Minnesota > Afton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Afton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Afton House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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