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The Elephant Walk

801 W Pine Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)
4.7
432 Reviews
$119 - $269
per night

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About

"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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Overall
4.7

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

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Luxurious plus Exotic equals a Romantic, Brilliant Stay

5 on October 22, 2014

This place is truly the "5 Stars" of B&B's. The Elephant Walk has become the B&B by which my spouse and I measure all other B&B's! It is NOT your quaint, frilly, doily Victorian B&B rather it is lavished with furniture and decorations from SE Asia and detailed with brilliant hospitality to make for a comfortable and romantic stay. The details of the home are beautiful: Mike has done a lot of the custom woodworking around the place (check out the inlaid steps). Rita's warmth and stories will welcome and entertain guests with as much satisfaction as the morning's lavish breakfast (think 3 courses: first, main, dessert with scone/muffin on the side)! The wine of your choice greets you with fruit, cheese, and Rita's homemade crackers as classical music plays in the background and lighting is dimmed to "romance." We also had some little chocolate bars in our room. Quality, soft bath towels and bathrobes compliment the jacuzzi tub (bath salts and bath coconut oil are provided for those who desire). A beverage refrigerator was available in our room stocked with some soft drinks and water. We are always very careful as to where we stay as my spouse is a lousy sleeper-- the Elephant Walk provides a good night's rest in their comfortable beds. This place is a wonderful luxury. I recommend early booking and at least a two night stay to truly enjoy its offerings. Rita and staff are quick to assist and help with any questions “I stayed in the Rangoon room which is the smallest of the rooms 7 years ago. The Raffles is the room my spouse and I most recently stayed in this time around. Each room offers its own experience and we were completely satisfied when we stayed in the Rangoon. When we return, we most likely will choose the Raffles again as we enjoyed the love seat, and the room provided more space while still feeling intimate and cozy. There is an aquarium so if you are opposed to the soft noise of an aquarium at night, choose a different room.”


An eclectic delight

5 on October 22, 2014

Our room was amazing and Rita made you feel right at home. Everything was above and beyond what you expect from a B&B. Breakfast was fantastic.


Wonderful Experience!

5 on October 20, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here and it exceeded our expectations. When we walked into the room there was soft classical music playing. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne, fresh breads, grapes and a assortment of nuts, cheeses and chocolates. The breakfast is an experience not to be missed. Both mornings we were first served fresh fruit, then a delightful breakfast entree followed by homemade dessert! We would highly recommend staying here.


Great Stay!

4.4 on October 15, 2014

This was out second stay at the Elephant Walk and it was wonderful as usual! Mike and Rita do an excellent job with all of the unique touches such as including wine, other beverages and cheese/fruit trays upon arrival. Also, the breakfast is top notch and made with local incredients.


Fall Stay in Chang Mai Room

3.2 on October 15, 2014

Rooms were fine. Innkeeper was very sweet and tried her best to make everyone comfortable. I've stayed at many B&Bs and the price we paid here was a bit more so my expectations were higher. Overall, very nice experience but the price spent didn't meet our expectations.

Innkeeper Response
We try to exceed guests expectations so to hear that we did not gave me pause. Our pricing includes a bottle of wine, basket with home made crackers, fruit, nuts and imported cheeses. This would be $50.00 at most places. Our breakfasts would also be quite costly. I am sorry to see a review like this but i do feel that the Chiang Mai with balcony, fireplace and beautiful whirlpool is one of the best values around. We also use restoration Hardware huge towels and have fridges in all rooms with everything complimentary. We will keep trying to make guests happy as our guests make us happy! We do appreciate feed back.


A night to unwind

4.6 on October 11, 2014

Thank you for a great getaway. We loved the decorations and overall feel of the inn. We felt like we had traveled further than just Stillwater.


Exceeded my expectations

5 on October 06, 2014

Loved our stay here! Rita, the hostess was wonderful. Our room was so eclectic and fun. The breakfast was absolutely amazing. There were so many wonderful touches (from letting you chose your wine) to the details in the patio. Loved it!


Great way to relax

4.6 on October 05, 2014

A wonderful place to stay that allows for relaxation without the hustle and bustle of a chain hotel. The mansion is filled with interesting historical and cultural details. Rita and Mike are always willing to assist in whatever way they can. Food was excellent. Thanks for a great weekend!


Elephant Walk

4.6 on October 01, 2014

The Elephant Walk is a great place to stay! Incredible attention to every detail that makes for a wonderful retreat. The breakfast was delicious and artfully presented! Would definitely stay here again.


More than we expected!

5 on September 29, 2014

Friends recommended we stay here on our visit to Stillwater. My wife was lost for words at how beautiful a place this was. Mike welcomed us in right away and got us situated in our room. We must have spent over an hour walking around their backyard garden - flowers, vegetables, decorations, and more. Breakfasts? Outstanding! Three course breakfast each morning including a dessert course! Having a bottle of wine and a tray full of light snacks made it very easy to relax!


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

30 min from Mall of America. 494 and 36 E to Stillwater

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 - 6:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson

Languages spoken

Thai, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

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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Meals

Breakfast

Four course served

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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

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

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