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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. 

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.

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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 34  I visited this charming Inn on New Year's Eve 2017 and had a delightful experience so much so I felt compelled to write this review 8 months later. My... read more

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    8/06/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  I appreciate the review and I will share this with my staff. Thank you!

    jasonr925
    12/03/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    5/01/2019
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    10/22/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    6/30/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  Excellent bed and breakfast. Historic home in a great location. The rooms are beautiful, well appointed and very clean. We were wowed by the excellent breakfast served... read more

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    6/20/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  We arrived and were graciously welcomed with a glass of wine and a small cheese plate for each of us. We enjoyed them in the porch in the Riverview suite.... read more

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    7/29/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  Amazing place. Amazing staff! Amazing food! We stayed here for our 1-year anniversary! We highly recommend it! We loved it there. Highly recommend the Carriage... read more

    TomDex
    9/27/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  We stayed in the St. Croix Suite, a fabulous! The double-sided fire place was a great way to stay warm during their record setting winter storm (blizzard). We still... read more

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    4/17/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    1/14/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    10/01/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 56  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 34  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

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    1/23/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 56  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

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  The overall experience we have at the Aurora Staples Inn is always impeccable. We gave it a try last year while visiting family and have gone back several times.... read more

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    7/05/2018
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  Hubby treated me to a stay here right before Christmas. The house is gorgeous and was decorated nicely for Christmas. Complimentary local beer and wine with a nice appetizer plate... read more

    karim650
    1/03/2020

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  Stayed at the Aurora for our third time and Rachelle's Inn always satisfies. If you can get the carriage house, it is well worth the extra cost. It's like... read more

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    2/15/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 68  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

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    6/06/2019
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  We stayed in the St. Croix Suite for our 29th anniversary and this was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast. Rachelle did a wonderful job sharing... read more

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    5/29/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    1/02/2019

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    2/20/2019
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  We were fortunate enough to stay in the Riverview Suite, a beautiful, spacious room with a huge bathroom and gorgeous 2nd floor porch with ceiling fan, swing and romantic table... read more

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    8/16/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    10/22/2018

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 34  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

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    1/14/2020

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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COVID-19 Announcement from Rachel - must close from 3/27-4/10 - click for more

Due to the recent mandate from Minnesota Governor Walz, we will need to close our Inn from March 27-April 10th.  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