*Quality Assured Inn of the Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Guild. Queen Anne Victorian built in 1892, overlooking St. Croix River. Only three blocks from the historic Main Street. Antique shops, bookstores, restaurants, Riverfront Park, and historic Lift Bridge. Five guest rooms with private baths, whirlpools and fireplaces. Wrap around porch with formal gardens. Parlor, Library, and Dining Room open to guests. Full breakfast.
4.8 on October 19, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in the Giverny Room. We went to Stillwater for a getaway. Cathy offered us wonderful hospitality, delicious breakfasts (3 courses!), and a fantastic room with double whirlpool tub! The room had Hershey's kisses awaiting us in a dish, and in the hall, there was a fridge with waters and sodas. Games and books abound throughout the inn. A Keurig is available at all times for your convenience with several beverage choices. The location is near all the shops and restaurants in downtown Stillwater. Also within walking distance is an amazing Carnegie library. This was the perfect location for my husband and I to get away for a couple of days, to reconnect, to talk, to play cribbage, and to eat and shop. What a blessing! :) Check it out!!!
4.6 on October 06, 2014
We stayed in the Carriage House Suite for our 17th wedding anniversary and enjoyed every minute. The attention to details was spectacular and the hosts were very accommodating. We look forward to our next stay in the near future.
4.8 on August 27, 2014
We stayed for 3 nights to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We stayed in the Riverview Suite. The service was great. Breakfast was amazing! Definitely would like to return. Close to restaurants and shopping.
5 on June 16, 2014
As a surprise for our 40th anniversary my husband planned an overnight at this very nice B&B. Beautiful restoration and very nice rooms. Loved the private porch swing in our own four season porch overlooking St. Croix River. Great food and friendly service. Close to quaint downtown Main Street with many dining options and interesting shops. Very quiet and comfortable stay. Very romantic gardens. Highly recommend this for a special get away or a very small intimate wedding.
5 on June 13, 2014
This Inn is beautiful, peaceful and wonderfully managed. I can't remember the last time we felt this relaxed and carefree! The service provided exceeded our expectations - they managed to accommodate my food allergy without ever missing out on taste and even when there was an unexpected loss of power, our coffee was still waiting for us right outside our door on time. I highly recommend this location to anyone, we were celebrating an anniversary and would happily return to celebrate another! thank you for such a wonderful experience.
5 on November 02, 2013
We spent a wonderful fall day at the Aurora Staples Inn. It was warm, peaceful, relaxing ... just what we were looking for! The food was awesome and the room was charming and very clean. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on October 10, 2013
My husband I happened upon the Aurora Inn and knocked on the door to the Inn without a reservation or any notice. Cathy and her adorable and polite granddaughter welcomed us right in. Cathy seemed genuinely happy to have unexpected visitors. We were delighted to have our choice of rooms and selected the carriage house. The entire Inn is impeccable. The grounds/landscaping well maintained. Wine and appetizers outdoors, coffee delivered to the Carriage House in the morning...they paid attention to each and every detail. We ended up staying two nights we enjoyed it so much. We will return!!!
5 on July 21, 2013
My husband and I spent our 15 year anniversary here. The Innkeepers are such wonderful hosts. We had wonderful food, a great reception and a very pleasant stay. We will definitely be back again.
5 on June 04, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the inn for our anniversary and we thought it was wonderful. Definitely a place we are looking forward to coming back to. We stayed in the Riverview Suite and loved the little porch as well as the view of the gardens. Jerry and Cathy have done a great job of making sure we felt welcome. We had to leave before breakfast our second morning but Cathy was nice enough to bring muffins and coffee before we left. How great was that!!!!! We would recommend this inn for anyone wanting somewhere special to stay. May just make it our annual anniversary get away.
5 on January 20, 2013
Our stay at the Aurora Staples Inn was from a gift given us from our children. What a wonderful charming home! This Queen Anne is elegant in its own right but made grand by the taste and warmth of the innkeepers Cathy and Jerry. The food was delicious, the service outstanding and their hospitality so warm and gracious!
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 20 miles
Drive into downtown Stillwater from Highway 36 to Main Street and turn west at the stoplight onto Myrtle. Drive up the hill three blocks and turn north onto N. Fourth Street. We are located next to the library which is two blocks from Myrtle (on the corner of Fourth and Mulberry.)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic train rides, Riverboats, Trolly ride, Victorian Homes, Wine Tasting, Winter Sports , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Newspaper delivered daily, Game Room, Carriage House, bottled water and pop, all rooms with jacuzzi, all rooms with fireplaces
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Bicycling / Jogging Trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Cathy and Jerry Helmberger
Restrictive , Vegetarian