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.
4.4 on June 04, 2014
My wife and I stayed in the Art Deco Suite and were amazed at how beautiful, immaculate, and serene it was. We especially enjoyed the balcony with perfect view for watching birds. The voucher to eat breakfast at the Lowell Inn was a wonderful touch! The stately feel of that inn was a nice transition for our days out and about. My wife and I highly recommend this beautiful Stillwater B&B.
5 on May 18, 2014
This is a return visit to the Mulvey, now called the James Mulvey Englishman's Carriage House. Same fantastic wooded setting, but they are renting only the Carriage House rooms, hence there is a change of address to 807 Harriet St S. The Carriage House rooms were always the best anyway- very architectural with lots of nice original art. So now they do an off site breakfast at the Lowell Inn which proved to be a plus for us because you can go at 10. But it is all a more private experience, for you and yours, in a couple of the best rooms in town. We like it.
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!
St. Croix, national scenic river, Historic Stillwater, 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, Bicycle and Roller Blading Trails, Gondola Rides on the St. Croix River, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
, IPOD docking station
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
Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Downhill skiing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Truett and Jill Lawson
Art, antiques, fine dining, history and travel.
Restrictive , Vegetarian