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The Elephant Walk

Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)
409 Reviews
$119 - $269
per night

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"Best Bed and Breakfast" City Pages May 1,2002! The Elephant Walk is truly a unique Bed and Breakfast. Full of fascinating objects from the four corners of the earth and surrounded by beautiful flower gardens. It offers both quiet places to rest and unwind and common guest parlors where new and interesting friendships are made. Your innkeeper and host, Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson, look forward to making your stay at The Elephant Walk a most memorable occasion.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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Very Clean

3.6 on August 20, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Elephant Walk. Rita sees to the smallest details, and it was very clean. The room was a little more expensive than we would have liked to pay, but there were lots of extras included (wine, cheese, bath salts, coffee!). There was something interesting everywhere we looked (my husband called it cluttered, but I think it was more charming). Gardens were very nice.

Best B&B in Stillwater

5 on August 20, 2014

I was only sad that we didn't stay another night.

Girl's getaway

4.8 on August 17, 2014

We booked 2 rooms for a girl's getaway and the rooms were nice with unique decor. The woman in charge was kind & sociable. The tray of cheese & crackers when we arrived was wonderful and breakfast was amazing!

Perfect mini Honeymoon

4.8 on August 17, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here a lot. It is a unique B&B, just a short walk from the Main Street. We would definitely recommend the room with the rooftop garden patio, it is well worth the extra money. Everyone was friendly and breakfast was quite impressive.

Amazing as always

5 on August 16, 2014

Had stayed before and is always incredible. Chose to spend our honeymoon there!


4.0 on August 09, 2014

The place was very quirky and fascinating. It seemed we were always on a treasure hunt. It was a nice surprise to be treated to a bottle of whatever we wanted each afternoon and a gourmet breakfast each morning. Great hosts!

A beautiful garden room

5 on August 08, 2014

What a memorable experience staying at the Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast in Stillwater, MN. Rita greeted us as we arrived and made us feel at home the minute we walked through the door. We stayed in the Cadiz Garden Suite and found the room and private garden outside beautiful and relaxing. Our Breakfast was served at 9:00am the next morning which was exceptional fabulous flavor and presentation. The gardens on the property are relaxing and offer many different sitting areas to enjoy.

Elephant Walk Experience

4.4 on August 05, 2014

Never having stayed at a B&B the only expectations we had were what we had heard from others and our own imaginations. When we arrived it was like entering another part of the world. The grounds are heavily landscaped so you do not realize you are in the midst of a crowded residential area. We were greeted by Mike outside and he gave us direction to the house, when we arrived at the house Rita was very warm and welcoming. Upon entering the house it was almost overwhelming trying to take in all the details, this continued into the rooms. All the décor is of Chiang Mai, Vietnam, Taiwan and Bangkok areas with each room having something different. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean and cozy. The little touches of wine or champagne, chocolates, homemade crackers (superb!), cheese, soda and water in the rooms was really nice. The next morning you need to go to breakfast extremely hungry. Rita and staff put on a four course breakfast that is amazing!


5 on August 04, 2014

With Thai décor, relaxing porch and grounds and unique rooms this is a romantic place to stay. The fruit, cheese, home made crackers, nuts and wine waiting for you in the room is a treat! It is near an ice cream stand that usually has a line out the door and is within walking distance. Nice neighborhood. Wonderful breakfast (most of which comes directly from their garden-you can even eat the flowers!) Free off street parking and only minutes from the St. Croix River.

Favorite place to get away

4.6 on August 02, 2014

We have stayed at the Elephant walk twice now- at 2 completely different times of the year. Both times although the weather was completely different, the stay was exceptional both times. I love the Cadiz garden suite. It is super relaxing with the hot tub & patio for the warmer months. Hospitality is always warm & inviting. We will be going twice a year when we need a quick getaway.

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Location Type

Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

I494 E to 694 ,E on 36(Stillwater sign). Seven miles from I 694 exit, turn left on Greeley St(marked by large overhead sign at stop light). Turn right at the second stop sign(W. Pine St.) Two hundred yards on the right is The ELEPHANT WALK.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, '40's Dinner Train, Antiques galore, Historic Home walking tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Hot air ballons, fine dining, Hot air ballons, beautiful river town, relax in the gazebo or porches, bikes to ride

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Many historic houses to see, World class antiquarian bookstores, Award winning restaurants, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than seven days prior to the stay will receive a gift certificate for a future stay. Cancellations within seven days will receive a certificate if the room is rented.



Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson

Languages spoken

Thai, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Cat

About the innkeepers

Rita's life has taken her all over the world - she and her family lived in Europe and Southeast Asia - the decor of the Elephant Walk reflects her love of gardening ,collecting art and decorative objects from around the world.

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Four course served

  • Time Served: 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Elphant Crackers
These free form crisp thin crackers add to a most spectaculor basket of crackers and cheeses that will be served with a bottle of wine when you check in.

Details Diamond Collection

801 W Pine Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase