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Looking to take a Trip along the Confluence? Let our Confluence Concierge give you some tips to some of our best offerings.
Two Rivers Getaway, $450
Enjoy the beauty of two rivers (Mississippi and St.Croix) and two special rivertowns (Afton and Hastings) Choose to start your Two River Getaway at either B & B Inn, The Classic Rosewood or Afton House. Your stay includes at each--- a whirlpool fireplace suite (mid price range)--- chocolates bedside--- dinner ($40 value) and ----a delightful breakfast. Explore the area's orchards, wineries and trails in these two diverse river valleys. Carpenter Nature Center between the two towns with 300 acres and 15 miles of bluff view trails is open seven days a week. Shop in quaint Afton and don't forget the Swirl Wine Shop and Downtown Hastings with antique shops and galleries and more chocolate at Creative Confectionaire. The charm and beauty of the area is best explored by enjoying small town hospitality shared by locals. That is what the Two River Getaway is all about. (Come midweek and receive a free upgrade if available)
Confluence Culinary Adventures:
Cork To Fork Afternoon
Relax and enjoy the scenery in the beautiful Great Rivers Confluence area as you winery “hop” and meander historic downtowns and end a perfect day at a sunset dinner at an open air restaurant with a vineyard backdrop.
Progressive Patio Dining
Outside dining in the Great Rivers Confluence area involves more than just fresh air and breezes and a burger. Imagine amazing river views and or small town landscapes and really good food. So why not indulge in a progressive patio experience? Or if you get at one spot and cannot imagine leaving, enjoy a different patio dinner location every time you visit the Great Rivers Confluence area!
First course appetizer at the Current Restaurant in Afton
The tradition of hospitality at Afton House Inn is being carried on by the second generation of Jarvis’. Opened in 2011 to rave reviews, the Current’s has an outside dining area covered by an arbor and is the beginning of a stroll to the marina where Afton House’s fleet is docked. (Put that on your “to do “ list—note to self -- enjoy a dinner cruise here this summer.) For your first course, you might try
Soup and Salad at Westwind Supper Club in River Falls
This well known Supper Club has an outdoor patio as well as a screened in dining spot adjacent to the Kinni Creek River and is a dining spot still offering a traditional soup and salad bar. For first course offerings, they have over 30 items including homemade soups and locally grown veggies. All dressings and soups are homemade. Some special salads served ala carte style are
Entrée at Muddy Waters in Prescott
This lively eatery is right on the St Croix River with a view of rail and waterway. They have taken full advantage of their views with upper and lower outside decks and if you get there by 4 PM on a Sunday, you will enjoy live blues and some Fridays too! Entrees are generous and quite the variety from pastas to pizzas to many fish and beef choices.
Dessert at Onion Grill in Hastings
This favorite downtown spot has just a few tables outside when weather is nice so you may want to step inside and enjoy the funky train that serves as crown molding in this historic property. But most special of all now that we are on the subject of dessert is that they make their own ice cream!. The dessert menu we call Chef’s Choice as it changes to match local fruit bounty. What could be more intriguing and enticing than that?
After dinner drink or coffee at the American Legion in Hastings
You are here just steps from the Onion Grill to the best patio on the Mississippi –Hasting’s American Legion. Planted firmly between the Hwy 61 bridge and the Soo Rail bridge, you can enjoy watching barge and tugboat traffic on this working river or highway and railway traffic and even biking and hiking traffic on the Hastings trail. Relaxing and sipping a drink specialty here after a day of dining and river town meandering will perhaps entice you to plan another journey to this Great Rivers Confluence.