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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!
Specials and Discounts
- Jessica B
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
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
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 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
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
I strongly recommend the Aurora Staples Inn to anyone staying in Stillwater! My wife and I stayed in this Bed & Breakfast for our second wedding anniversary and the experience... read more
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
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
Lovely Victorian charm. Quiet. Super clean. Immaculate. The only sound on the porch was the wind rustling the American flag and we spent a lot of time... read more
It's so amazing to support a local business when you know the innkeeper's heart and soul have been poured into it because every little detail is covered to make sure... read more
We stayed in the carriage house room at the Aurora Staples Inn. While you should know that the room is actually not connected to the main house, this lends... read more
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
We spent a night in the Carriage House on this property. We loved the privacy provided by having a room separate from the main house. It is a very large... read more
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
We spent two nights at the Aurora Staples Inn - carriage house. It was a beautiful, well-maintained and spacious room. The main house is very nicely decorated and... 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
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
My wife and I stayed in the Peacock room at Aurora Staples and had a wonderful time. The amenities were above-average and the breakfasts were outstanding. I highly recommend this... read more
We loved this B&B! Rachelle,the inn-keeper, was very friendly and personable. Appetizers and wine were served when we arrived. The room was beautiful and ours had it's own porch... read more
Restful, excellent, 1892 Victorian in every detail, 3 course fabulous breakfast-served with SILVERware, crystal,and china, excellent well sourced coffee, sweet-professional-gracious hostess, quiet setting, quick walk to downtown, whirlpool tub, porch... read more
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
- Maddi K
My boyfriend and I took a weekend trip here and we loved the Aurora Staples Inn. The innkeeper Rachelle was so nice and accommodating. We stayed in the Riverview Suite... read more
8/12/2018A TripAdvisor Member
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
Rachelle made us so comfortable in this sweet B&B. She brought afternoon refreshments to the room, which was large and had a spa tub. The breakfast was inventive and... 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...
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