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STEP BACK IN TIME

Aurora Staples Inn

a Stillwater Bed & Breakfast

Just three blocks from historic downtown Stillwater, Minnesota, the Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast Inn will help bring out the romantic spirit in you. Our beautiful Victorian B&B offers period decor in rooms and suites with 21st century amenities such as private baths, whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces and comfortable beds for a good night’s rest.

Aurora StapleS Inn – Bed & Breakfast

Welcome

Imagine life in the late 1800’s… horse drawn carriages… ladies in flowing gowns and flowered hats… gentlemen smoking pipes in their private libraries…and shopping in an array of unique stores on Stillwater’s Main Street with a saloon or two thrown in. One can still experience this genteel time when staying at the authentically restored Aurora Staples Inn Bed & Breakfast.

Upon check-in you will be warmly greeted and treated to a complimentary glass of wine from St. Croix Vineyards or a glass of beer from Liftbridge Brewery. Other beverages include apple cider, hot chocolate, a variety of teas, sparkling juice, local wines & beer, champagne, water, soda. We also have a Keurig machine available for your use in our Parlour. 

Upon request, we will deliver gourmet coffee from Ethiopia to your room each morning as well as breakfast or enjoy breakfast at the dining room table. 

Let Aurora Staples Inn be a part of your love story!

Rent the Entire Inn

Did you know that you can rent the entire Inn for your next event?  We would love to be a part of your next bachelorette party, bridal shower, wedding party, family reunion, or?  Contact us and let us help with your planning. 

 

Breakfast

Challenge your taste-buds with a variety of flavors at our Inn

At Aurora Staples Inn Bed and Breakfast we celebrate the art of food and dining. Your morning begins with our special Tanzianian Peaberry coffee delivered on a tray to your room. This special brew is “a full bodied, medium roast with notes of citrus and Concord grapes coupled with a chocolatey finish” and the proceeds from the coffee help fund schools and jobs in Tanzania.

“Coffee beans are Sun-ray beams.”

Then, your choice… Our full three-course breakfast is served in our dining room at 9AM or, if you prefer, your breakfast or coffee can be delivered to your room. Only the finest ingredients are used for my breakfasts because I shop for fresh ingredients each day.

We accommodate dietary restrictions such as Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarians, food allergies, lactose intolerance and other dietary needs. Please give us a 24 hour notice for special requests.

All Our Rooms

Aurora Staples Inn is a great retreat to rest and relax, celebrate a birthday or an Anniversary, get away with the Ladies, accommodate wedding parties, Mother-daughter getaway and more… 

All rooms feature private baths and a gas fireplace. At 8am, a tray of specialty coffee from Tanzania or teas will be delivered to the privacy of your room. What a great way to wake up!

Each bed features the “Comphy” brand of incredibly soft sheets.  Our guests love them so much we decided to sell them. Each of our spacious rooms has a gas fireplace and soft robes, A/C, bath spa amenities, internet access, cold bottled water and sodas. Some rooms have views of the St. Croix River. Enjoy a complimentary glass of one of our local wines or craft beers when you check-in. Check-in anytime between 3:30-5:30pm and check-out time is 11am.  Please, no smoking, candles, or pets. Please inquire about bringing children.
Stay 2 or more nights during the week at get a 10% discount! (Rates do not reflect state, local tax and fees)

The Peacock Room

This room is mesmerizing…it is surrounded by windows, this Eastlake period-designed room welcomes you with a cozy gas fireplace and a whirlpool tub and shower.  The bed is extremely comfortable and there is a Private bathroom.
Relax and Rest!

The Giverny

This Charming Monet inspired room features Monet prints from his studio in Giverny, France.  This room has a King size bed, a gas fireplace and a private bathroom. Take a luxurious soak in your double whirlpool tub while enjoying a warm fire.
Stay awhile!

The Riverview Suite

View the beautiful gardens and the St. Croix River as you relax in the wicker swing on your indoor four-season porch. Slip into a warm, soft, cozy robe and snuggle by the fireplace after taking a bath in the whirlpool tub. Why wait? Book online or call
651-351-1187.

The St. Croix Suite

Feel the luxury by sitting next to the double-sided fireplace in this enchanting room.  This is the largest room in the house.  This elegant Suite has a comfortable King-sized bed and some original furniture given to Aurora Staples from her parents as a wedding gift. The only thing missing is you! Come stay with us!

The Carriage House

Imagine your own private cottage where your world consists of just the two of you…. Our romantic Carriage House features a three-sided fireplace for optimal viewing, a large double whirlpool tub, a comfortable sitting area and an incredible king-size bed. Be our guest!

Specials and Discounts

Clergy Specials

Clergy Specials

Time for your clergy and spouse to have a quiet time away? Please give us a call and we will help you arrange something special. Clergy discount offered Sunday-Thursday only.

Military Specials

Military Specials

In honor and appreciation of the men and women who serve our country, we are pleased to offer a 10% military discount to all active military personnel.

Seasonal Rates

Seasonal Rates

Effective November 1st through May 15th our rates are lower to encourage you to enjoy Stillwater during our incredibly beautiful winter season.

Downtown Stillwater shops and restaurants are open year-round. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Multi-Night Stay Discount

Multi-Night Stay Discount

Stay 2 or more nights and receive a 10% discount, valid Sunday through Thursday only. Weekends and holidays are not included. Not valid with any other offers or gift certificates.

Ask about our business and extended stay discounts!

Recent Reviews

  •   We were in town for a wedding and are so happy we found this place. We stayed in the carriage house and it couldn’t have been more perfect. It... read more

    thumb Greg J
    10/22/2018

      I strongly recommend the Aurora Staples Inn to anyone staying in Stillwater! My wife and I stayed in this Bed & Breakfast for our second wedding anniversary and the experience... read more

    thumb Element2001
    3/17/2019

      My wife and I took a couple of days to get away and celebrate our second anniversary. We were delighted that we were able to stay in the Carriage House!... read more

    thumb hopelessromantic1
    3/18/2019
  •   We stopped here in early Sept to check out Stillwater on our way to a wedding . The inn was a quintessential charming B&B. Rachelle, the innkeeper, was very friendly;... read more

    cedric n
    9/22/2019

      Thank you Rachelle for making us feel like family. After 2 day business meeting, to come home to the Carriage House and soak in the 2 person jacuzzi with fireplace... read more

    thumb Brenda P
    5/01/2019

      We are a group of high school friends that travel together every year. We so enjoyed our time here. Two in the group had the room with the... read more

    thumb Flyer558198
    10/08/2018
  •   This inn is very well maintained. We had a lovely stay the weekend of Stillwater's Fall Art Festival. Loved being able to walk down to the river and visit shops.... read more

    thumb Neal L
    10/29/2018

      We really enjoyed our stay at the Aurora Staples Inn. It's in a perfect location just a short walk from downtown and the river yet in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood.... read more

    thumb Michael H
    10/01/2018

      From the moment we walked in we were welcomed and greeted with a glass of Wine,and beer. The room was clean and beautiful,The hospitality was great!,the breakfast was fanamonal!!... read more

    thumb Jessica B
    4/26/2018
  •   We stayed at the Aurora Staples for two nights while visiting Stillwater. Aurora Staples is a well maintained old house now serving as a B&B. It is conveniently... read more

    thumb Stuart S
    6/30/2018

      While in town for a wedding, we opted out of the hotel options to instead experience our first Bed and Breakfast...and we are so glad we did! I'm currently researching... read more

    henningdanny
    6/10/2019

      This is a lovely, well-preserved property. Rachelle is a delightful innkeeper who tries so hard to please. A warm greeting, a tour of the home, a very nice breakfast. The... read more

    thumb Barb H
    8/22/2018
  •   My wife and I celebrated our anniversary this year by staying in the Carriage House at The Aurora Staples Inn. We select a different B&B each year and I have... read more

    thumb Chris H
    5/28/2019

      We loved this B&B! Rachelle,the inn-keeper, was very friendly and personable. Appetizers and wine were served when we arrived. The room was beautiful and ours had it's own porch... read more

    thumb joancampe
    3/31/2018

      This B & B is warm, welcoming, and the perfect place for a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle. We were greeted by Rachelle the inn keeper with... read more

    thumb A TripAdvisor Member
    2/20/2019
  •   We have stayed here before and wanted to share the experience with our family from San Francisco. Once again another great experience ! Our stay and the proximity to... read more

    Barb W
    9/08/2019

      We can really recomend a stay at this lovely b&b! The breakfast was something special, served by the nice owner of the small hotel. Our room where really magical, we... read more

    thumb 265eva
    7/11/2018

      We loved our stay in this Inn - clean, comfortable, wonderful service and unique breakfast. Loved the craftsmanship and woodwork detail of the inn, with inlaid hardwood floors, and original... read more

    LouSF
    8/17/2019
  •   We loved our stay at Aurora Staples Inn!! We were welcomed so warmly and shown around the beautiful historic home. We stayed in the St Croix room and loved it!!... read more

    Dana and Ryan K
    12/01/2019

      Lovely Victorian charm. Quiet. Super clean. Immaculate. The only sound on the porch was the wind rustling the American flag and we spent a lot of time... read more

    David123408
    6/09/2019

      We stayed at the St. Croix suite recently the room was fantastic! Rachelle was so nice and the breakfast was delicious! The home is full of history behind... read more

    thumb Tinkerkeys33
    6/07/2018
  •   Restful, excellent, 1892 Victorian in every detail, 3 course fabulous breakfast-served with SILVERware, crystal,and china, excellent well sourced coffee, sweet-professional-gracious hostess, quiet setting, quick walk to downtown, whirlpool tub, porch... read more

    thumb mdwestravlr
    4/26/2018

      My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Aurora Staples Inn and look forward to coming back next year!! Rachelle knows how to serve her guests and made us... read more

    thumb cook80211
    1/02/2019

      My husband and I stayed in the Carriage House this past weekend to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The owner, Rachelle, and her staff were wonderful. Super helpful... read more

    thumb brouillardsue
    8/22/2018

Capturing Incredible Memories!

Available year ’round

Photography Sessions

Aurora Staples Inn Bed and Breakfast is perfect for Weddings, Senior Pictures, Family Portraits

Photography can be taken by your own photographer or by our personal local, talented photographer, Angela Doherty with Angela Doherty Photography. Angela Doherty has been a photographer since 2012 and specializes in family, modeling and event photography. Angela is a member of TCPPA and PPA and volunteers her time to photography families with terminal illnesses through Magic Hour. She graduated from Stillwater High School, so Stillwater is like another home to her. Many couples treasure their time here at the Inn. Why not capture some of those special moments with a photography session?  Angela can create a masterpiece for families, couples (Wedding/Engagements) and personal portraits including Graduation & Senior Pictures. Please contact Angela Doherty at (612)568-7876 or via email at angela@angeladohertyphotography.com for special Aurora Staples pricing. Feel free to visit her website for a sampling of her work. www.angeladohertyphotography.com If you would like to use your own photographer, please contact the Inn. 651-351-1187

Aurora Staples Inn may be used for private photography under the following terms and with these fees:

  • Family Photos – sessions may be booked year round, and are 2 hours only.  The fees for a family of four is $50 and $20 extra for each additional person.
  • Wedding/Engagement – Photography for engagement or wedding couples. The session may include the photographer and the engaged/wedding couple only.
  • Graduation/Senior Pictures – photo sessions are limited to one student and the photographer. Additional students will require a second fee.  Changing and restroom facilities are available.
  • Prom – These sessions are subject to availability. If multiple sessions are to be done at the same time, a discounted rate will be available.  Park on the street in front of the house. Photo sessions are limited to 15 minutes per couple and 1.5 hours for groups of up to 15 couples.

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Spring Specials at the B & B:Book two or more nights during the week and receive 20% off!  Book three or more nights any day of the week and get the 4thnight FREE! These offers are good through April 1st, 2019. (discounts are applied at check-out)  In the...

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