Staying in an historic inn is like visiting a friend’s beautiful old house, except that most innkeepers are happy to let you organize a pretend battle between all of their tiny soaps. Enjoy an evening of soapy skirmishes with today's Groupon: for $104, you get a one-night stay in a premium room plus champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at the Afton House Inn in Afton (a $207 value). Today’s deal also includes a $10 voucher toward a lift ticket for Afton Alps in Hastings.
Voted 2007's Best Minneapolis Romantic Hotel in Citysearch polling, Afton House Inn provides hospitable services for weekend escapes and weeklong sabbaticals. Owners Gordy and Kathy Jarvis, Minnesota Restaurant Association Hospitality Hall of Famers, offer an array of premium rooms, each equipped with a king-sized bed, a fireplace, and a double jacuzzi kept fastidiously free of gregarious alligators. Ameliorate visual boredom by looking outside at the scenic St. Croix River, or challenge yourself by feasting blindfolded on chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Follow up your sweet aperitif with a visit to The Wheel Room (not included in this Groupon), a candlelit setting for breaking bread. Or opt to stay light on your feet for a visit to nearby Afton Alps for skiing, snowboarding, or snowball fighting.
Afton House Inn
Dozens of deluxe rooms roost within Afton House Inn's historic walls, where guests relax amid antique furniture and sate hungers in onsite restaurants. The beneficiaries of thoughtful renovations, deluxe rooms feature en suite jacuzzis, gas fireplaces, TVs, and balconies that overlook the St. Croix river, home to passing cruises and vacationing albatrosses. Antiques and oriental rugs lend each room its own distinctive charm, whereas downstairs, Current Restaurant embraces modernity. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients conspire in seafood-centric entrees and small plates on an approachable menu. Diners sample gluten-free pan-seared scallops with baby bok choy under gilded ruby-red ceiling lights while debating Heidegger’s theory on ordering dessert before dinner.
3291 St. Croix Tr. S
Afton, Minnesota 55001Get Directions