*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.
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!
5 on January 06, 2013
My husband and I had the most enjoyable weekend get-a-way at the Aurora. Cathy and Jerry were very helpful and a treat to get to know. The Inn is very clean and tastefully decorated and we feel blessed to have had the opportunity to enjoy their Christmas display. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and appetizer, treated to morning tea and coffee followed by a delicious breakfast. I highly recommend this B&B.
4.8 on November 27, 2012
We love History & this town was full of it, starting with the Aurora! Cathy & Jerry were SO warm, inviting & DEFINITELY are doing what they're supposed to be doing! What a treasure of a find. We had the 'perfect room' in my opinion as we had the Riverview Room; it was SO wonderful! My hubby & i are not living in the same state due to his work & we have five of our seven children living in our home SO the peace of this particular room was PERFECT for what we needed. We also saw that the Carriage House was out of this world incredible! The other rooms are so beautifully decorated but my kids must have known what we needed because this room was exactly what we needed. The breakfasts' were AMAZING & we ate ours up in our little porch as we wanted our alone time as much as we possibly could. We would LOVE to have the dining room experience though when we do this again! The house was all done up beautifully& the fireplace crackling in the fireplace when we walked in was just so perfect. We were warmly greeted & felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door. It is so close to downtown that if it'd not been 15 degrees we COULD've walked BUT we did do a LOT of walking all over town already so we were glad that we drove the short distance. We even got to go on a sleigh ride! The shops were so quaint, fun, interesting, beautiful, unique & were exactly what a small town should have! My favorite shops were the spice stores...like a dream come true! LOVED them! They also had make your own olive oils to a massage place to the biggest antique stores that I've ever been in to book stores to ice cream shops to coffee bars to a HUGE array of restaurant styles! IF we could go every month....i would go to the Aurora EVERY time and choose a different room each time and it would NEVER get old! You will NOT be disappointed! Scott and Connie L.
5 on September 29, 2012
If you have never experienced a Bed and Breakfast before, this would be a wonderful start. The hospitality, warmth and charm of the home really made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The owners/innkeepers not only went above and beyond making us feel comfortable, they are also fantastic cooks. The breakfast was outstanding and very filling. No need to eat any lunch. You will be refreshed and set for the day.
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 20 miles
494 East to 694 to Hwy. 36. East on 36 into downtown Stillwater.
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