Business Hours are 8am-7pm daily


Please note that our Inn is closed from 11:30pm-3:30pm to allow us to prepare our rooms for our guests. No early check-ins can be accomodated due to COVID-19 preparations. We appreciate your consideration. Minnesota now requires masks. Please remember to bring yours!



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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.

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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 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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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 Gluten Free requests. 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, and no TVs. 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, 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)

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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 for two in your double whirlpool tub (no stand-up shower) 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

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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!

About the Innkeepers

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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.

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

  • star rating  My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Aurora Staples Inn and couldn't have been more pleased. We were genuinely welcomed into beautiful, comfortable accommodations. The house is... read more


    star rating  Beautiful bed and breakfast! Perfect location for visiting Stillwater!!
    Loved the giant whirlpool tub and breakfast the next morning was delicious! Cute little garden out back and it was... read more


    star rating  This was our second stay at the Aurura Staples Inn. We went to Stillwater to take in the Christmas lights. This trip we stayed in the Carriage House partly because... read more

  • star rating  I loved my stay at the Aurora Staples Inn.

    Room: Stayed in The Giverny, which has a king-sized bed and a jacuzzi but no shower (there is a detachable... read more


    star rating  I loved my stay at the Aurora Staples Inn.

    Room: Stayed in The Giverny, which has a king-sized bed and a jacuzzi but no shower (there is a detachable... read more


    star rating  This Inn has it all!!! Beautiful, clean, excellence to detail, wonderful host, and one of the best breakfast we've ever had....don't pass this one up!!!! We loved our stay and... read more

  • star rating  Perfect little getaway for our 25th anniversary! The Carriage House was beautiful and the added privacy was very nice. Breakfast was amazing and the warm hospitality (even during... read more


    star rating  The room was comfy, the fireplace warm, the jacuzzi tub relaxing, but the real delight here is the giant platter of breakfast foods brought right to the room! There was... read more


    star rating  Beautiful house, awesome room, and within walking distance of bars and restaurants.

    Breakfast was exceptional, and Rachelle and Eddie are welcoming and helpful.

    We had a great... read more

  • star rating  My partner and I scheduled a much needed getaway to coincide with our 4 years together. Having stayed at numerous B&Bs and many Victorians, this is the most elegant and... read more

    Petra C

    star rating  My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at the Aurora Staples in Stillwater. We were greeted by Rachel who was the ultimate host. Our accommodation, the... read more


    star rating  My boyfriend brought me there for a birthday celebration and am very glad he chose this place! The rooms were authentic with period-style details, very clean and with a comfy... read more

  • star rating  My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary with a stay at Aurora Staples Inn. We stayed at the Carriage House of the Inn. We were welcomed to... read more


    star rating  Aurora Staples provides the perfect setting for our 25th Anniversary celebration. The Riverview Suite was charming with its own private sun porch, which was the perfect place for sipping a... read more


    star rating  My husband and I stayed a night at the Aurora Staples Inn for our mini-moon. After a long week of wedding festivities, this was the PERFECT place to relax, feel... read more

  • star rating  Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. The home is gorgeous and close enough to downtown and the river that we could walk. Delicious breakfast and a wonderful hostess.... read more


    star rating  Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. The home is gorgeous and close enough to downtown and the river that we could walk. Delicious breakfast and a wonderful hostess.... read more

    Tracy S

    star rating  We stayed for two nights this past week in the St. Croix Suite. The suite was decorated beautifully, everything was spotless, the fireplace and hot tub were great -... read more

  • star rating  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


    star rating  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


    star rating  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

  • star rating  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


    star rating  I appreciate the review and I will share this with my staff. Thank you!


    star rating  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

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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Matthew 5:9

COVID-19 Safety Announcement - Mask Requirement - Click for Our Current Policies

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.  Because of this, we cannot allow an early check-in. Please respect our check-in hours.

If anyone is ill or becomes ill at the Inn, we will ask you to leave immediately.  For your safety as well as ours and other guests, the use of masks are now required while staying at Aurora Staples Inn. Please remember to bring one with you. 

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.  Also, please note that we do not have TVs in our rooms.

Because we are a small Inn in a small town, with a handful of rooms, we must limit the number of guests per room to two.  We hope to see you soon!

– Rachelle, Innkeeper/Owner

More information on the Minnesota State Mask Mandate:

As of July 25, 2020, per the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless alone.  Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Research has shown that use of face coverings can greatly reduce the risk of infection when combined with other prevention efforts such as social distancing and hand hygiene.

For more information about face coverings and the Executive Order, please see the Frequently Asked Questions About the Requirement to Wear Face Coverings.