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STEP BACK IN TIME

Bed & Breakfast Inn in Stillwater MN

Aurora Staples Inn 

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. 

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. 

 

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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.

Let us pamper you by delivering you a delicious breakfast to your luxurious suites or rooms, to adhere to social distancing.  We believe this will still allow you to have an authentic experience at our Inn.
 

“Coffee beans are Sun-ray beams.”

Let us pamper you by delivering you a delicious breakfast to your luxurious suites or rooms, to adhere to social distancing.  We believe this will still allow you to have an authentic experience at our Inn.

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.

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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)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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 B&B Discounts in St. Paul, MN
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.

Aurora Staples Inn during Winter
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.

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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

  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  This was a perfect overnight getaway in Stillwater. Rachelle and her staff offer the perfect mix of taking care of us while respecting our privacy. They were welcoming and most... read more

    McButter1
    1/14/2020

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We loved our stay at Aurora Staples Inn. It was perfect in every way. It's a beautiful, historical mansion. The St Croix Suite was spacious and perfect. One of our... read more

    avatar thumb Donna M
    10/24/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    avatar thumb Element2001
    3/17/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  Rachelle made us so comfortable in this sweet B&B. She brought afternoon refreshments to the room, which was large and had a spa tub. The breakfast was inventive and... read more

    avatar thumb lnealflag
    6/13/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 35  Stayed two nights while we explored Stillwater. Close enough to walk downtown if you can handle the hills! Stayed in St Croix room with the comfiest king size bed. Breakfast... read more

    Swancygnet
    8/27/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 36  Eat breakfast elsewhere. If the breakfast is supposed to be the climax, the highlight of the stay, you will be disappointed. We certainly enjoyed our room, exquisitely... read more

    avatar thumb Denise K
    11/20/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We got married next door at the library so staying at the Aurora Inn was convenient but it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the weekend. We... read more

    NNelson2019
    1/30/2020
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    avatar thumb Barb H
    8/22/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    avatar thumb hopelessromantic1
    3/18/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    avatar thumb Greg J
    10/22/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 36  Rochelle the innkeeper was very hospitable. The house was beautiful, clean. One disappointment was we were looking forward to having the fireplace, which when we got there was told was... read more

    avatar thumb tiredmom87
    6/06/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  My wife's first B&B and she is hooked! We both were pampered and treated as royalty. Wonderful room and relaxing atmosphere. She can't stop talking about the... read more

    avatar thumb Kevin S
    4/30/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  This was our first experience staying at a B&B. We were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary and wanted to stay close to home, but at a location different from... read more

    avatar thumb homebody25
    11/06/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We just returned from two nights in Stillwater. My brothers and sister occupied all 5 rooms Rachelle has listed on her website( she actually has 6 rooms if you need... read more

    avatar thumb Jack H
    7/09/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  My husband and I love unplugging by finding new places to experience and explore. This location is perfect! The owner personally greeted us, helped us get situated and created the... read more

    avatar thumb leigheral
    1/14/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We stayed here on the eve of our wedding and for our wedding night. This was the first B&B I have ever stayed in, and we had a wonderful time!... read more

    avatar thumb Appreciator_of_Food
    1/23/2019
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  It's so amazing to support a local business when you know the innkeeper's heart and soul have been poured into it because every little detail is covered to make sure... read more

    avatar thumb Janet325
    5/04/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 35  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

    avatar thumb Jessica B
    4/26/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    avatar thumb Flyer558198
    10/08/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  After a long stressful summer amd fall grape harvest I decided to take my girlfriend to Stillwater to relax and hit up some wineries. We booked the Carriage House... read more

    jaybird70rr
    10/26/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We spent a night in the Carriage House on this property. We loved the privacy provided by having a room separate from the main house. It is a very large... read more

    avatar thumb 535annm
    3/14/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  My husband and I stayed one night in the carriage house and wish we would have stayed another night. We were looking for a quiet, romantic getaway to celebrate our... read more

    avatar thumb Nlocky
    3/20/2019

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

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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 Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

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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Spring Special and COVID-19 Safety

Our Spring Special is still in effect – purchase 2 nights with an online Gift Certificate and we will give you the 3rd night for free.
We have a new new cancellation policy that is more flexible for the time being.  All guests who stay with us between April 10th and April 30th, 2020 can cancel without a penalty fee by giving us a 48 hour notice.  If you give a 24 hour notice we will convert any monies taken to a gift certificate for future use.
Safety is our first priority.  We aim to protect our employees and guests, so we ask if you have an existing reservation and you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID19, please reschedule or cancel.  We continue to have high standards of service and health protocols.  We have increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols, etc.
Breakfast: Let us pamper you by delivering you a delicious breakfast to your luxurious suites or rooms, to adhere to social distancing.  We believe this will still allow you to have an authentic experience at our Inn.
 
A small Inn in a small town, with a handful of rooms, may be just the thing to raise one’s spirits!  We hope to see you soon!
 
– Rachelle, Innkeeper/Owner