"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.
5 on January 25, 2015
We come to the Elephant Walk every year on our anniversary. We love love love this place! Rita and Mike and family are welcoming and go out of their way to see that they attend to every detail of your stay. The breakfast is always amazing. Coming here is like coming home-while being away!
4.0 on January 16, 2015
Love the Thai atmosphere. Unique place for an enjoyable stay.
5 on January 05, 2015
We loved everything about our stay the the Elephant Walk. Beautiful rooms, exceptional comfort, delicious food and charming host/hostess. We will be back!
4.0 on December 27, 2014
My daughter and I stayed here as a pre-Christmas/birthday getaway during Christmas break. Rita and Mike were very relaxed and welcoming, and we enjoyed the room (Chiang Mai). The breakfast was unbelievably good, and another guest and I even got the birthday song with candles on our breakfast dessert cake (yes, dessert after breakfast). The yard must look spectacular in the summer, but even in winter it was lovely, with a stone walkway, spruce trees, and wooden architectural features. We would love to return again. p.s. the ratings options on this website would not let me select 'outstanding' for some reason; everything was outstanding but the best this website lets me choose is 'exceeded my expectations.'
5 on December 21, 2014
A mix of the world class service of a carribean resort and the rich culture of a European vacation, the Elephant Walk stands alone in the historic downtown Stillwater. It's provides a complete environment to rebuild your spiritual, emotional, and mental well being. You bring your mind, body , and spirit, and let the Elephant Walk nurture and strengthen the bonds you share with your special someone. Be together with the outside world behind you. Take hands as you stare into each other's eyes and dance while being surrounded by and wrapped in deep culture and elegance. Our room was breathtaking with furnishings and treasures from around the world. We enjoyed the hot tub with a glass of wine and delicious treats. Unknown to us we shared our room with unexpected guests who were swimming around in a small indoor pond who were eager to have us share small prepared treats just for them. We recommend this experience for anyone who desires a retreat to reconnect their spirits with each other and the world around them.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 30 miles
30 min from Mall of America. 494 and 36 E to Stillwater
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Hot air ballons, fine dining, Hot air ballons, beautiful river town, relax in the gazebo or porches, bikes to ride
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
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Many historic houses to see, World class antiquarian bookstores, Award winning restaurants, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson
Thai, English, Spanish
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.
Four course served
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.