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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

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Policy
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 and get a 10% discount!

Bring your Slippers – We ask that you take your shoes off by the door to help preserve the original hardwood floors.

Aurora Staples Inn

The Carriage House

Bed and Breakfast
$169-$269 (seasonal – state & local tax, plus resort fee will be added to your total)

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. Special features include hardwood floors, high ceilings with Victorian decor and your own private covered parking spot right next to your door. Amenities include a private bath with walk-in ceramic shower, small refrigerator, CD player, TV and a pot of coffee. Breakfast can be enjoyed in your suite, or in the formal dining room inside the main house. Be our guest!

For an extra special touch, add the following package to your stay for an additional charge:

  • Red Wine Basket - A bottle of Red Wine, two wine glasses, and an assortment of chocolates
  • White Wine Basket - A bottle of Octoberfest wine from Northern Vineyard, two wine glasses, and an assortment of chocolates
  • Chocolate Lovers Basket - A large assortment of choclates, teddy bear, books
  • Bath Lovers Basket - Creams, shampoo, conditioner, gels, soaps, bath lotions, books and chocolates, choose a wine and glasses
  • Champagne Basket - A bottle of champagne, two flutes, and chocolate dipped strawberries

All Our Rooms

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 complimentary refreshments when you check-in.

Reservations are confirmed by credit card and are refundable if cancellation is received seven days prior to night’s stay.

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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 651-351-1187.

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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!

Recent Reviews

  • The Carriage House 14  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

    cedric n
    9/22/2019

    The Carriage House 14  Our first stay at a B and B was delightful! My husband surprised me for my birthday with a night’s stay at this lovely inn in Stillwater. He... read more

    usatrv
    6/22/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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

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    10/22/2018
  • The Carriage House 14  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

    Tfotcn
    7/31/2019

    The Carriage House 14  My wife and I took a couple of days to get away and celebrate our second anniversary. We were delighted that we were able to stay in the Carriage House!... read more

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    3/18/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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

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    7/11/2018
  • The Carriage House 14  This was our first experience staying at a B&B. We were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary and wanted to stay close to home, but at a location different from... read more

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    11/06/2018

    The Carriage House 14  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
    8/11/2019

    The Carriage House 30  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

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    3/31/2018
  • The Carriage House 14  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

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    6/20/2018

    The Carriage House 14  We stayed in the Carriage House this last weekend for one night. We wanted to get away and saw that it was available for one night. One night would have... read more

    thumb Tyler D
    2/26/2018

    The Carriage House 14  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

    TomDex
    9/27/2019
  • The Carriage House 14  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

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    3/20/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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

    thumb Stuart S
    6/30/2018

    The Carriage House 14  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

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    2/20/2019
  • The Carriage House 30  We had a pleasant stay at Aurora Staples Inn. The room was clean and conveniently located a few (walk-able) blocks from cute downtown Stillwater. We thought it was odd that... read more

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    7/23/2018

    The Carriage House 14  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

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    6/13/2018

    The Carriage House 30  Stayed two nights while we explored Stillwater. Close enough to walk downtown if you can handle the hills! Stayed in St Croix room with the comfiest king size bed. Breakfast... read more

    Swancygnet
    8/27/2018
  • The Carriage House 14  Stayed at the Aurora for our third time and Rachelle's Inn always satisfies. If you can get the carriage house, it is well worth the extra cost. It's like... read more

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    2/15/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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

    NNelson2019
    1/30/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    thumb Greg J
    10/22/2018
  • The Carriage House 14  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

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    4/26/2018

    The Carriage House 14  We were in the Riverview room which has private porch with a swing. Bed was very comfortable plenty of pillows. We had coffee delivered to our room in morning.... read more

    Redmen73
    7/05/2019

    The Carriage House 14  We saw all the rooms in the main house and they were all tastefully decorated. The common areas were very nice as well. Breakfast was tasty. We... read more

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    3/19/2019

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COVID-19 Announcement from Rachel - must close from 3/27-4/10 - click for more

Due to the recent mandate from Minnesota Governor Walz, we will need to close our Inn from March 27-April 10th.  Our Spring Special is still in effect – purchase 2 nights with an online Gift Certificate and we will give you the 3rd night for free.
We have a new new cancellation policy that is more flexible for the time being.  All guests who stay with us between April 10th and April 30th, 2020 can cancel without a penalty fee by giving us a 48 hour notice.  If you give a 24 hour notice we will convert any monies taken to a gift certificate for future use.
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.
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