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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  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
    9/21/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    lvandam
    9/13/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    lavidaloca2017
    9/08/2020
  • The Carriage House 14  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

    PennyKoets
    7/14/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    714kristenw
    7/05/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    Jasmin_Tabbert
    6/23/2020
  • The Carriage House 14  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

    THSnead16
    6/14/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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
    6/14/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    W7144NHcarolh
    2/16/2020
  • 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  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

    McButter1
    1/14/2020

    The Carriage House 14  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

    karim650
    1/03/2020
  • The Carriage House 14  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

    I0hour
    1/02/2020

    The Carriage House 14  I appreciate the review and I will share this with my staff. Thank you!

    jasonr925
    12/03/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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
    12/01/2019
  • The Carriage House 14  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

    Rox1234mun
    11/03/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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

    jaybird70rr
    10/26/2019

    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  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  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
    9/08/2019

    The Carriage House 34  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
    9/04/2019
  • The Carriage House 34  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

    fritzer7370
    9/03/2019

    The Carriage House 14  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

    LouSF
    8/17/2019

    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

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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, 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.  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