Both of us grew up in family-owned, small businesses in Minnesota. Tim grew up on a small resort in Northern Minnesota. His parents, brothers, and cousin still run the resort which also has a bar and restaurant on the Cass Lake chain. Tim learned young how to bail out a boat, mow the lawn, clean fish, and grill a burger at the bar. His background in hospitality and working in a restaurant has been essential to the start-up success of the Inn. Roxy also grew up in MN working at her family drugstores. Her family also still owns and runs local pharmacies. Roxy was helping manage the drugstores until purchasing the Inn in March 2021 and enjoys the business side of things.
A Diamond in the Rough
While searching for a new home in Osceola we drove by the Inn and immediately were excited by its historic beauty and the fantastic river views! We have been lucky to have traveled a fair amount, including to Europe and much of the U.S. and the allure of the Inn reminded us of many buildings we have seen on our travels. We could see the potential of the property. The Inn was looking worn down and neglected. We have been doing ALOT of painting! Our dream is to restore it back to its original elegance highlighting its 3x3x3 hand-cut limestone block foundation. We want to create a boutique hotel with distinctive, interesting and clean rooms where guests can relax, have fun, and really enjoy the amazing views of the river. The St. Croix Valley Inn is a wonderful place to celebrate special occasions and milestones in life or to take a few days away in a beautiful historic home perched atop a bluff overlooking the St. Croix River.
Walk to downtown Osceola
Park your car and leave it. You are a short walk from downtown Osceola’s restaurants, pubs, shops, and attractions in this cozy small town. The local beauty of the river, waterfalls, and trails provide a variety of activities for outdoor activities. Hike the steps down to Cascade Falls, to the river, and enjoy!
We are sensitive to you trusting us and our staff. Please know we have a rigorous cleaning protocol and provide self-check-ins if desired. We rigorously clean rooms and high-touch areas regularly. We outsource our linens for professional cleaning. We are also certified in food safety and fully licensed as a restaurant and hotel through the State of Wisconsin.