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The Elephant Walk

801 W Pine Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)
4.7
439 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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Even better the second time around!

5 on December 17, 2014

We stayed at the Elephant Walk 53 weeks ago for an annual Christmas party--same room. It was just as wonderful, if not better, this time. Rita is a wonderful hostess who keeps a beautiful house, and her chef makes a top-notch breakfast. NOTE: THEY EVEN DO GLUTEN FREE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST!!!! The room was lovely, with super-plush robes available for both guests in the room, a wonderful fireplace and a large jetted tub. (Our room even had two goldfish who are so friendly that they are almost comical.) The bed was comfortable, you can control the temperature in the Cadiz room, which has its own thermostat. Plus, you get fruit, cheese and a complimentary bottle of wine in your room on arrival. Ample off-street parking, a beautiful yard, even in the middle of a Minnesota winter...who can ask for more! We will certainly be back again next year, if not sooner!


Wonderful and excellent B&B

4.4 on December 03, 2014

We had a wonderful and most excellent stay at the Elephant Walk. The rooms were wonderfully decorated and and excellently kept up. The breakfast were a culinary delight. The wine and cheese every night were an unexpected but delightful surprise. We unconditionally recommend this B&B to anyone spending time in Stillwater, Minnesota ! G&E


Wonderful weekend getaway

5 on December 01, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed a night in the Rangoon room, which was both cozy and beautifully decorated. Rita was an excellent host from the moment we arrived and made us feel completely at home. Breakfast was delicious and artfully presented. We can't wait to stay here again.


Elephant Walk

4.4 on November 11, 2014

This is a wonderful and very special place! The rooms are wonderful with top of the line bedding and towels, and the decor is so fun to look at! We had an unforgettable stay!


Relaxing Retreat

5 on October 30, 2014

There is nothing bad that I can say about our stay here. It was wonderful! The room was eclectic yet relaxing, the breakfast was amazing and owners were absolutely lovely! We will definitely be visiting here again!


Another perfect stay with Rita

5 on October 26, 2014

Relaxing, unique, beautiful rooms. 3rd year in a row for our anniversary- we'll be back next year!


Breathtaking elegance!

5 on October 25, 2014

Walk into a beautiful world of the unexpected! Rita couldn't have been a more fabulous hostess. Exquisitely decorated. Enjoyed our stay very much.


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.


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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 VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

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

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