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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
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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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
Aurora Staples Inn was our first B and B experience and the bar was set high! We stayed in the carriage house which was beautiful, clean and so relaxing with... read more
I stayed at the Aurora Staples Inn for a solo year-end retreat. This was my first time there, but it won't be my last. The historic house has been... read more
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
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
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
We stayed in the carriage house for our visit. Very well kept, private and spacious. 10 minute walk to Main Street and restaurants. Coffee and delicious breakfast were served in... read more
Rachelle puts on a beautiful breakfast each morning with an exquisitely set table, after delivering coffee to our rooms each morning at 8 a.m. which was also delightful! The... read more
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
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
We have stayed in many B&Bs over the years and this is one of the nicest. Great room and decor and super breakfast. The inn is also very convenient to... read more
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
Rachelle and staff were wonderful. Great breakfast and beautifully decorated, spacious room. Carriage room was great for our honeymoon. House is walking distance from downtown Stillwater. My... read more
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
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
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
We had a wonderful stay here on our 10 year anniversary. This was our first time in Stillwater, and in a B&B. We stayed in the Riverview room... read more
We wanted to try something new and give a B&B a try rather than a hotel and we were pleasantly surprised and very much pleased with our experience. The owner... read more
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
Rachelle is a sweet and attentive hostess. And a pretty good cook. Each breakfast was a thoughtful and tasty upgrade from the usual version of each receipe. But my wife... read more
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
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
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
Stay and Play in Stillwater
These are just a few of the things you can do while exploring Stillwater: Gondola Romantica Segway Tours of Stillwater Guided Bicycle Tour – Bridges and Booms River City Sculpture Tour Historic Stairs (For amazing views and take selfies) Live Music at Ziggys or Liftbridge Brewery Nelson’s Ice Cream Parlor Wedding Venues
Capturing Incredible Memories!
Available year ’round
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 email@example.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...
Make time for fun in the Sun while visiting Stillwater: There are many things to do here while the Sunshine lasts: Walk/Bike the Brown’s Creek trail Segway,Trolley or walking tours Shopping Art Galleries Local Breweries and Wineries (Maple Island...
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Imagine Stillwater without its Lift Bridge. Go ahead, try. That’s what most everyone else thought too. And although the old bridge is now permanently retired as a crossing for cars, it stands to live another day — as a pedestrian and bicycle concourse and loop...
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