Make time for fun in the Sun while visiting Stillwater:

Gondola Romantica on the St. Croix River in Stillwater, Minn., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
Photo by Ackerman + Gruber

There are many things to do here while the Sunshine lasts:

  • Walk/Bike the Brown’s Creek trail
  • Segway,Trolley or walking tours
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Local Breweries and Wineries (Maple Island Brewery, Liftbride Brewery, Northern Vineyards and St. Croix Vineyards)
  • Lunch or dinner cruises
  • Gondola Rides (Gondola Romantica)
  • Golfing
  • Hot air balloon rides, and much more!

Have your small wedding ceremony at our Inn:

  • Up to 40 people
  • Stay at the Inn with family or friends
  • Rent the honeymoon Suite (The Carriage House) and have breakfast-Inn-Bed
  • Get married outside in the gardens or in the Romantic Inn
  • Stay three or more nights and get a free bottle of champagne
  • Now accepting reservations for 2019


Upcoming Events:

  • Bar Crawl – July 14th
  • Wine meets Art Festival -July 14th& 15that St. Croix Vineyards (200 artists, food trucks and Wine tasting)
  • Community Icecream social at the Court House – July 19th
  • Lumberjack days – July 20th– 22nd
  • Summer Tuesdays – Movies in the park at dusk/live music at 5:00 p.m. (Free)

Hot Rod and Vintage Car Show – This is a great FREE, family-friendly event. Starting June 13 until September 19, Cruisin’ on the Croix will take place every other Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.  More information on their website


Discover Stillwater Photo Contest

Find what inspires you about historic downtown Stillwater, Minnesota!

Submit your photos of people and places of Stillwater during all four seasons. Portray Stillwater’s history, events, landmarks, scenery, attractions, dining, lodging, river activities, weddings, culinary travel, art scene, families, nature, outdoor adventure, architecture, boutiques, and more. Photos MUST be taken in Stillwater, MN.


  • Popular Vote WINNER – Stillwater Getaway Package ($900+ value)
  • 1st Prize WINNER – $300
  • 2nd Prize WINNER – $200
  • 3rd Prize WINNER – $100  

ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, September 10th, 2018


Gift Certificates and Specials at Aurora Staples Inn Bed & Breakfast

Gift Certificates make a great gift for a birthday, Anniversary, Wedding present, Christmas present, etc.  Our gift-certificates never expire. 


Weekly Special: book 2 or more nights during the week and get 10% off.


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