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The Elephant Walk

801 W Pine Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)
418 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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Lovely stay at Elephant Walk.

5 on September 19, 2014

Had to bail on previously made vacation plans to be closer to home after a family member discharged from the hospital. Could not have made a better choice. Elephant Walk's Chiang Mai was an efficient and unique use of space, thoughtfully laid out to create a cozy atmosphere. Included a fireplace surrounded by 2 leather chairs for reading, and a patio built for 2 tucked under the trees to enjoy our wine and wonderful home made flatbread (cheese and fruit too) left out every evening. Sorely in need of restorative sleep, I was grateful for the morning shade. We both slept 10 minutes into the time we were expected for breakfast (sorry Rita). A fabulous dinner at Domacin, an evening walk around lovely Stillwater, and lying back in a candle-lit jetted tub with an inspired leafy ceiling...perfect. Will visit again.

Another Great Stay at The Elephant Walk

5 on September 16, 2014

I stayed here a few years ago. This year, I checked all the rooms in the Stillwater area, and found none better than the Cadiz Garden Suite. You can't go wrong with this very large room with its great private balcony over looking a beautiful garden. And the room with a nice fireplace, comfortable couch, jacuzzi tub, a comfy bed and a nice sound system. What else could you want? How about a gourmet breakfast that's out of this world.......

Tranquil, private, and roomy!

4.8 on September 11, 2014

I hate took my husband to the Cadiz Garden suite for his birthday. He commented how this place exceeded his expectations! The grounds were gorgeous, the room was very large, the balcony was private, the food and service were wonderful! Not a detail was missed! We would highly recommend!

Fun time in stllwater

4.4 on September 11, 2014

The house was a beautiful old victorian, that had modern touches. Rita and Mike were excellent hosts, the breakfast were very good, and the fellow guests were very nice. I highly recommend staying here if you get the opportunity.

good food/location

3.2 on September 07, 2014

The food was great. Location was good. Room a bit small for price. A bit too many decorations for my taste.

Innkeeper Response
We try to have photos of our rooms on our website that reflect the decor. Our inn is not for everyone, those who love a very edited place would hopefully see that we are not that. The Raffles room is very classic and might have suited this guest better. We are sorry that the decorations were a bit much for this guest. Glad to see that we do appeal to most of our guests but wish we could hit 100%

Taste of Thailand in Minnesota

5 on September 03, 2014

The house is full of a magnificent array of mostly Thai furnishings - like spending a night in Chiang Mai! We had the smallest room, which is very small - but still delightful. You arrive to a bottle of your choice of wine, cheese, fruit, and crackers - there is a small refrigerator and a gas fireplace in each room. The breakfast is multi-course and wonderful. This is a grand B&B experience.

Innkeeper Response
So happy that you liked your room. Our smallest room is a favorite for many in that it is intimate and has wooden shutters that can be closed to make an afternoon nap very easy. We love to do the basket and beverage complimentary because we would hate to see you check in and have to rush out because you are hungry! Our aim is to make this a relaxing stay.

Amazing minimoon destination!

5 on August 27, 2014

We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, and were so pleased by the overall experience. The breakfast was amazing, and it was so filling that we never needed lunch. The complimentary wine and cheese were delicious and the perfect afternoon snack. The room was clean, quiet, and so relaxing. It was just what we were looking for!

Awesome experience!

5 on August 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Cadiz Garden Suite and it was awesome! This was our first time at a bed and breakfast lodge and we didn't know what to expect. The experience and privacy was great, along with the spacious room and private balcony, we couldn't ask for more. Our host was also very accommodating and helpful with our questions. We will defiantly be back in the future to have some alone time together and we will stay in the Cadiz Garden Suite again!

Peaceful oasis

4.8 on August 26, 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much. Rita was a wonderful host. The amenities were nicer than we have found at other B&Bs (e.g. Balcony with seating, in room hot tub, bottle of wine).

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.

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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
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • 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


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.

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

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