Best of the River is focused on the best attractions, accommodations,  food & drink, and trails & tours along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Best Mom & Pop Accommodations 

1.Old Jail and Firehouse (McGregor, IA)

770 sq. foot guest suite housed in the original jail and firehouse of McGregor, Iowa.  Ground floor courtyard against the bluffs, only one block from the Mississippi River.

2.Little Bluff Inn (Trempealeau, WI)

Nestled at the base of Little Bluff in the scenic village of Trempealeau, Little Bluff Inn offers a location that’s a short walk to the Mississippi Riverfront and downtown.

3.Potosi Inn (Potosi, WI)

The Potosi Inn features 4 rental units with full kitchens. Twisted Vines Winery, Pub and Eatery is open on the lower level. Walking distance to the National Brewery Museum.

4.Carriage House Inn (Stockholm, WI)

The Carriage House Inn is a relaxing getaway rental available for weekends or a week at a time. You will love the panoramic views of Lake Pepin and the River Valley Bluffs!

5.Waller House Inn (Little Falls, MN)

The Waller House Inn is a beautiful century old Victorian home located three short blocks from the Mississippi River in historic downtown Little Falls.

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In 2019, thousands submitted their Best of The River choices in categories ranging from best cultural trail, best monument, best public art, best river boat tour, best brewery and more.