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 your’s!


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One night stays available!

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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.

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. 

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 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

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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  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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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


    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

  • 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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  I appreciate the review and I will share this with my staff. Thank you!


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We stayed at the Inn for my husband’s birthday and loved it. We were greeted with complementary glasses of wine, some snacks and very delicious cupcakes and a sweet Happy... read more

  • 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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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


    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

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  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We have stayed here before and wanted to share the experience with our family from San Francisco. Once again another great experience ! Our stay and the proximity to... read more

    Barb W

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 46  Inn was comfortable and beautiful. The wine and snacks on the porch was a great way to start the stay. Coffee and breakfast delivered to the room in the room... read more

    Jessica W

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 46  We celebrated our 44th Anniversary. The room was clean and quiet. The bed was comfortable, the hot tub roomy. The fireplace was disconnected and it would have... read more

  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  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

    Christopher C

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  We stayed here last weekend for our 6th wedding anniversary. We got married in Stillwater and return every summer to celebrate. This B&B by far takes the cake! From check... read more

    Shayna S
  • Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  A beautiful B&B. Very relaxing, wonderful hostess, breakfast and coffee served in our room, was perfect! Our room, the St. Croix Suite, was very comfortable. Enjoyed the whirlpool tub. Could... read more


    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  My sister, daughter and niece had a wonderful night staying at Aurora Inn.
    From the first moment we arrived we felt welcomed and comfortable!
    From the check-in, in the lovely... read more

    Cassandra S

    Aurora Staples Bed and Breakfast 30  My husband and I had a delightfully memorable stay at the Aurora Staples Inn, our destination for the first three days of our honeymoon. Host/owner Rachelle created the most delicious... read more

    Gerry F

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 Safety Announcement - Mask Requirement - click for our 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.

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, as per Minnesota State Law, 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.

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