STEP BACK IN TIME
Historic Inn in Stillwater Mn
Aurora Staples Inn
Just three blocks from historic downtown Stillwater, Minnesota, the Aurora Staples 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 – Stillwater, MN
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.
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 gathering. Contact us and let us help with your planning.
Effective January 1, 2022 we will no longer be offering breakfast at the Inn. In lieu of this, guests will be offered a $30 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
All Our Rooms
Aurora Staples Inn is a great retreat to rest and relax, celebrate a birthday or an Anniversary, or just get away.
All rooms feature private baths and a gas fireplace.
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. TVs are available in the St. Croix Suite and Carriage House.
Some rooms have views of the St. Croix River.
Self check-in anytime between 4:00pm-5:30pm and check-out time is 11am. We do not offer early check ins due to cleaning and disinfecting rooms or preparing rooms.
Please remove shoes/boots off when entering the inn…slippers are welcomed!
Please, no smoking, candles, rose petals, or pets. Please inquire about bringing children.
All rooms including the Carriage House are limited to 2 guests MAX due to fire code.
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 for two in your double whirlpool tub (no stand-up shower) 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, TV, 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, TV, a comfortable sitting area and an incredible king-size bed. Be our guest!
About the Innkeepers
How Rachelle acquired the Inn
Rachelle used to admire this house growing up four houses away on Mulberry Street. She would walk by it, dream about living there and wonder what it looked like on the inside. She expressed her desire to own that house someday to her family over 12 years ago…but some doubted that would happen. Rachelle worked at three Bed and Breakfasts in Stillwater years ago as a teenager and has always wanted to have her own Bed and Breakfast. Four years ago, her dream came true when she decided to ask the previous owners if they would sell the Bed and Breakfast to her and they said, “Yes!” Rachelle prayed about it and received the loan to purchase the Inn. Everything came together smoothly. Rachelle loves running the Inn and meeting new people!
About the Innkeepers, Rachelle and Eddie:
Rachelle graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 2003 with a B.S. in Education (kindergarten-8th grade). She loves to read and write poetry. She is currently working on two poetry books. One is called, “A Rose in a Teacup, A Poetry Collection,” by Rachelle Rose…and comes out in Spring of 2021. Rachelle’s second book of poetry is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2021. She is a former teacher, gymnastics coach and salsa dancer. Rachelle loves coffee, tea, nature, hiking, running, Zumba, listening to music and traveling.
Eddie, a native to Philadelphia, enjoys cooking, music, singing, and helping Rachelle at the Inn.
This is the second time I've stayed here, the first in the carriage house. We loved it. It was large and beautiful, quiet and inviting. The hosts were perfect --... read more
December 1, 2021
The Aurora Staples Inn is a very lovely B&B. The breakfast was wonderful and the staff catered to our tastes and dietary needs. The room was filled with... read more
September 26, 2021
Friends had recommended a visit to Stillwater in early April to launch our extended road trip west, so being our first visit, we opted for this bed and... read more
May 12, 2021
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
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Due to COVID-19 outcomes, supplies and rising costs, Aurora Staples Inn has made the decision to move from a Bed & Breakfast to more of an AirBnB model. Beginning January 1st 2022 we will no longer be serving breakfast or wine/beer trays in our room packages....
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...
(source: wikipedia) MnDOT, WisDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration were seeking a replacement for the nearly 90 year old Stillwater Bridge, which was frequently congested, inadequate for modern traffic, and was deteriorating from its age. The St. Croix River...
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...
Did you know that you can find an authentic Italian gondola right in the heart of Stillwater Minnesota? Enjoy the romance of Venice blended with the beauty of the St. Croix River and the charm of Stillwater. Plan an especially romantic proposal, celebrate a...
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