Travel & Lodging

Thank you for making the trip to see us!


We live in a rural area and you will need a car to get around. Since ride share services are not available, we highly recommend renting a car if you are flying in. We may be able to help coordinate rides with locals, or rental car sharing with other guests—send us an email if you have questions!

Air Travel

The closest airport is Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), about an hour's drive from the party location.


The closest town is Osceola, WI, a five minute drive to the party. There's a small hotel (River Valley Inn & Suites) and numerous vacation rentals as well. Historic Stillwater, MN is halfway between the party and the airport, with a lively downtown and boutique hotels.

Camping at local state parks or even at Guillermo and Laurie's house on Saturday night is also an option. Let us know if you want to pitch a tent in the back yard!

Things to Do

Minnesota Interstate State Park
307 Milltown Ct., Taylors Falls, MN 55084, USA

Hikes through glacial rock formations along our beloved St. Croix River.

Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St Croix Trail N, Shafer, MN 55074, USA

43 acre public park with over 150 large-scale outdoor sculptures by contemporary artists from around the world. Paul used to work here and it's what first brought him to the river valley. It's cool—go!

Regional Pottery Studios
Various Locations

There are many great potters and ceramic artists in this region of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Contact Alana if you want recommendations.

The Looking Glass
117 N Cascade St, Osceola, WI 54020, USA

Amazing, enormous antique mall. We found our couch here!

The Vegetarian
109 South Washington Street, Saint Croix Falls, WI, USA

Vegetarian Indian food in downtown St. Croix Falls.

Brookside Bar & Grill
140 Judd St, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047, USA

Visit Alana's brother Carlos's bar for good tap beers, burgers and sassy locals. Alana used to work here!

Dalles Restaurant & Lounge
720 S Vincent St, St Croix Falls, WI 54024, USA

Attached to the Dalles House Motel. Best cheese curds in the valley. Has a fake indoor waterfall, lots of real neon, and pool table.

The Watershed Cafe
99 N Cascade St, Osceola, WI 54020, USA

Comfort food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. If you're staying in Osceola, this is the place for morning coffee. The pie is delicious.