Afton House Inn & Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines

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  • Apr 20, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014


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  • Afton Boarding: I-94 east to exit 258, south on St Croix Trail for approx 4.5 mi. Hudson Boarding: I-94 to exit 1, north on 35N, go to 2nd stop light Walnut Street and take a left. Go one block. Walk under the arch to the Grand Duchess.

Other Date Information

  • The Inn is open year round. Charters April 15 - October 31. Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 11 pm - Saturday 7:30 am - 11 pm and Sunday 9:30 am - 11 pm. Closed on Christmas Day.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Comedy Dinner Cruise

    3291 South St. Croix Trail
    Afton, MN 55001
    Call: 651-436-8883

    We’re back..and this time it’s bigger and better! This spring, summer...and fall, the Laff Boat has a great schedule of national comedy headliners. Some are new, hilarious national headliners but most are the favorites that packed the cruises last summer. The Afton*Hudson Cruise Line's Laff-Boat departs from Hudson ,WI. and includes a dinner during a breath-taking 2 and 1/2 hour cruise down the scenic St Croix River. Enjoy the scenery while you savor a tremendous meal prepared by the chefs of the Historic Afton House Inn.

    September 13th-Mike Brody
    September 27th-Sonya White

  2. Fall Color Cruise

    Call: 651-436-8883

    There is no better place to see the foliage than the beautiful St. Croix River! This two-hour cruise is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy fall. There will be a cash bar on board along with sandwiches and snacks if you would like something some thing to eat.

  3. Friday Night Dinner Cruise

    3291 South St. Croix Trail
    Afton, MN 55001
    Call: 651-436-8883

    Join Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines for a fantastic evening out on one of our luxury cruise boats. Our Friday Night Dinner Buffet offers people the chance to do something a little different with their weekend. The meal is prepared by our fabulous Chef’s at the Afton House Inn. Reservations and payment are taken in advance. Call 651-436-8883 for more information!

    Cruises depart from Afton, Mn or Hudson, WI. Cruise location will be told to you at the time of booking.


    Beef Bordelaise
    Herb Baked Chicken
    Buttered Parsley Potatoes
    Chef’s seasonal vegetable
    assorted cold pasta salads
    Caesar Salad
    Rolls & Butter
    Includes chef’s choice of dessert & Coffee

  4. Oktoberfest Beer Cruise

    98 Walnut St
    Hudson, WI 54016
    Call: 651-436-8883

    Oktoberfest is back for another year! Come and enjoy the German food and a variety of beers from around the world. Also enjoy live music from the Squires Band Boarding starts at 6pm departing from downtown Hudson, WI

    Mixed greens w/ ranch & cider vinaigrette, German Potato Salad
    Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw
    Cheese & Crackers, Meat Tray & Mustards
    Relish & Pickle Assortment, Beets & Apples w/ Caraway
    Green Beans & Carrots, Spaetzle with Parsley Butter
    Red Potato Stroganoff, Knockwurst & Sauerkraut
    Sauerbraten & Red Cabbage, Veal Snitchel & Riesling Butter
    Roast Beef & Mustard Crème
    Apple Strudel & German Chocolate Cake

  5. Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise

    3291 South St. Croix Trail
    Afton, MN 55001
    Call: 651-436-8883

    End your weekend right with a fantastic 2 hour cruise down the Scenic St. Croix River while enjoying the Afton House Inn's delicious brunch buffet. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you board one of our luxury cruise liners and enjoy the ride! This family friendly cruise is perfect for any occasion.

    Cruises depart from both Afton, MN and Hudson, WI. Your boarding destination will be told to you at the time of booking.

    Assorted Fresh Fruits
    Assorted Pasta Salads - Caesar Salad
    Scrambled Eggs - Fruit Filled Pancakes
    Sausage Links
    Pecan crusted Tiliapia
    Herb Baked Chicken
    Beef Pot Roast
    Herbed Roasted Potatoes
    Chef Vegetable Choice
    Rolls & Butter
    Pastries - Muffins and Coffee
    Chef's choice of Dessert
    Cash Bar available for soft drinks and cocktails

  6. Treasure Island Brunch Cruise

    3291 South St. Croix Trail
    Afton, MN 55001
    Call: 651-436-8883

    Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet as you cruise down the St Croix River to Treasure island Casino for 4 hours of exciting gaming. You will also receive $15 of credit for slot play from the casino!

    The boat will arrive at the casino around 12:30pm. A return bus to Hudson will pick you up in the Bingo area at 5pm.

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