Balance. You can assemble your accomplishments, passions and dreams, as significant as they may be, but if you have not found balance in them all, you will go on searching. The Englishman's Carriage House is a boutique Inn designed to bring balance to your soul. Two luxury living environments, the Art Deco and the Bordeaux, are available to provide privacy, rest and romance. Englishman's Carriage House is a unique historical setting, built originally to house the Mulvey's collection of carriages and fine horses. Today the Carriage House, resembles a charming English cottage in the Cottwolds. Your room will be meticulously prepared for you with all of the amenities waiting for you to turn the key to your room and your privacy. As part of your stay, you will indulge yourself in a white linen breakfast at the historic Lowell Inn served from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in the George Washington Dining Room.
This spectacular suite represents the formal elegance of Art Deco with its cathedral ceiling, marble fireplace and hand painted lacquer screen. Guests will enter a lush vanity area with a private whirlpool suite, then move through the arched portals into a bedroom filled with original Russian fashion art. A serenade balcony looks out on a secluded wooded ravine.
A dramatic carved wood and art tile fireplace elegantly marks the apex of this room in which 120 year old rustic beams and fine silk fabrics reflect the ambience of rural French life. Rest in the rare Wedding Ring bed or unwind in the double whirlpool tub. You will find the beauty outside is reflected inside this spacious suite. Radiant light streams through the french doors from the serenade balcony and meets the reflections from the skylight over the bed. Here you will discover why painters were so frequently drawn to the French countryside.
5 on May 22, 2012
The James Mulvey Inn Carriage House was a wonderful and relaxing experience. We stayed in the Bordeaux room and it was as if we stepped back in time to the south of France – my personal favorite. The décor was simple françaises (simple french) overlooking the grounds from our balcony. We were quite cozy sitting next to a warm fire with our wine and snacks we kept in the small refrigerator provided in the room. The breakfast at the Lowell Inn was delicious and afterwards we wondered the streets of historic downtown Stillwater which is always a treat. Our hosts, True and Jill, were delightful people and we hope to visit again very soon. Thank you for such a perfect weekend!
4.6 on May 21, 2012
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our one-year anniversary in Stillwater, which is just 45 minutes away from where we live. The stay at James Mulvey's house made us feel like we had traveled across the country for a two-day vacation! It was an adorable room with a jetted tub, great views of the garden, a romantic fireplace with wine and chocolates, and just an overall "quaint" feel to the room. We couldn't have asked for anything better! In fact, we may celebrate many more anniversaries at the James Mulvey home.
5 on April 14, 2012
Staying in the Art Deco suite of the James Mulvey Englishman's Carriage House is always a unique experience, and this was not our first stay at this favorite place of ours. True and Jill are art collectors and consummate decorators, and they’ve created an elegant retreat. Walking into the suite feels like stepping back into the 30’s as you are enveloped in the warm and sensuous art deco décor. Abundant wall art—some of which is absolutely stunning—fixtures, and many other little details create a perfect experience. Really, the attention to detail is amazing. We also love the unique hotel-like independence (no sense of stepping into someone else’s home) along with the Bed and Breakfast coziness and luxury. Breakfast at the Lowell Inn is a delightful variation on the usual B&B routine as well. Thanks True and Jill for creating the perfect place to enjoy the distinctive pleasures of old Stillwater! We’ll be back!
5 on April 12, 2012
The James Mulvey Inn is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of our city life of raising children, jobs, and busy, busy busy calendars. Located in a residential area of Stillwater yet very close to all the wonderful restaurants and cozy shops, this 2 bedroom option Bed and Breakfast is exactly what we needed. The rooms are wonderful, quaint and very private. The fireplaces and views are spectacular. In addition, what we actually loved was that no breakfast is served on the premises. To some, this may seem like not desirable, but for my wife and I, getting a private breakfast at the wonderful and historic Lowell Inn (that was included in the price of our stay at The Mulvey Inn) was the perfect way to reignite our love and friendship in our get-away. We highly recommend this Inn! By the way, we think Marx is just a divine place to have dinner as well!
4.8 on March 17, 2012
Jill and Truett have done a fantastic job of making guests feel welcome in this lovely old but well maintained house. The room has an old fashioned feel to it, with tasteful, turn-of-the-century decorations and some lovely amenities and refreshments. Breakfast at the Lowell Inn completes the package nicely. While making you feel welcome, the setup also respects the privacy of couples looking for a romantic getaway. Will definitely come back.
Historic Stillwater, St. Croix, national scenic river, Small town
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 30 miles
Take 494 east. It will become 694, going north. Exit at Highway 36 to Stillwater and follow the above directions.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dinner Train, Gondola Rides on the St. Croix River, Bicycle and Roller Blading Trails, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Downhill skiing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi
IPOD docking station
Truett and Jill Lawson
Art, antiques, fine dining, history and travel.
Restrictive , Vegetarian