Rivertown Inn

306 W Olive Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)


Built in 1884 at the height of Minnesota’s logging boom, Rivertown Inn is a magnificently restored lumber baron mansion turned boutique-style inn offering sumptuous suites, impeccable service and extraordinary luxury. The inn offers seven individual suites and two bedchambers, each with a unique literary-inspired décor featuring elegant furnishings, rare antiques, live-flame gas fireplaces and private spa-quality baths. Indulge in a lavish gourmet breakfast prepared by our chef and in the evening, gather for light hors d’oeuvres and fine wines at the nightly social hour. Relax, rejuvenate and reconnect in the height of Victorian splendor.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Best Bed amd Breakfast ever

3.8 on February 17, 2016

Stayed at Rivertown Inn in Stillwater, MN for Valentine's Day/Birthday celebration and it was wonderfully romantic. This was our second time at Rivertown Inn and we will go back again.

wonderful escape

4.6 on October 07, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Agatha Christie suite for our anniversary and it was a luxurious way to spend our anniversary! The staff are very warm and welcoming and most accommodating to our needs. We return every year to the Rivertown Inn because of the beautiful grounds, the gorgeous suite and delicious breakfasts. It is always a special time for us.

Highly recommended!

5 on November 03, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and decided to try out a bed and breakfast. We chose this one on a recommendation from a friend. I am so glad we did. This was an amazing experience for both of us. The staff was always friendly and willing to go out of their way to help with whatever. Upon arrival there were two decadent cupcakes waiting in our room! Every detail was just amazing. The social hour was great as well and you can mingle with other guests. The breakfast in the morning was out of this world! Best raspberry pancakes ever and once again great conversation with other guest. Would highly recommend this place to anyone considering trying out a bed and breakfast.

Awesome Place

5 on October 23, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised how spacious our room was. We loved looking at all the photos and learning about the house. Our greeter was very nice and had suggested places for my husband and I to eat. We chose the Green Room and it was great. The food was fantastic! I will definately recommend this B&B to my friends.

Great place

4.6 on October 12, 2014

This is really a fantastic place! My room was lovely, the staff was great and I loved the amenities. My only complaint would be that I told them I was a vegetarian and was still served my breakfast with a pile of bacon on top. Since everything else was beyond great, I'm just going to assume this was an oversight. The location is great too! Just a short walk to downtown and the river.

beautiful getaway

4.8 on October 07, 2014

We return to the Agatha Christie every year for our anniversary, this being our 8th year at the Rivertown Inn. We enjoy the luxurious amenities and the attention to detail. We look forward to next year's stay!

Like No Other....

4.8 on June 03, 2014

We discovered the Rivertown Inn 8 years ago. It was such a beautiful place and a special time for my husband and I, that we have made this our anniversary tradition. We come back the same weekend every spring! We have stayed in several of the rooms, but the Browning Suite is our favorite. If you are looking for a sanctuary to find peace and stillness from the craziness of life this is it. A back yard gazebo sits amoung immaculate landscaping and is one of our favorite places to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery and sounds of nature all around us! The breakfast is amazing and it is a treat to be able to sit at a table for two out on the front porch. The owners go our of their way to make everything as special as it can be and the staff do all that they can to make sure your experience is wonderful! It is located only a few blocks from the river and main street, so you have access to all kinds of things if that is what you want and yet far enough away to feel you are in another world. I look forward to this time away throughout the whole year. Lezlie and Jon

Best B&B so far

5 on April 08, 2014

We stayed at the Rivertown Inn on our wedding night. The staff was accommodating when we chose to check in later than expected. I was able to order flowers from a local shop and have them delivered at a specified time, and the staff arranged the flowers with the champagne we ordered so it was beautifully presented when we walked in. We stayed in the Agatha Christie suite/carriage house, which was extravagant beyond compare. The room was not just decorated, but designed to fit the theme. You could spend hours just enjoying the setting. It was very romantic and adventurous, and we wish we had more time to stay there. The breakfast the next morning was wonderful. The fresh muffins, oatmeal bake, and hash were all tasty. The chef accommodated our vegetarian needs for the main course. We kept the menu which listed the ingredients, in case we want to recreate one of the items at home. We cannot recommend this place enough. Splurge when you are in a position to, and make your Stillwater trip memorable.

Perfect place to stay

5 on March 25, 2014

My parents gave my husband and I a groupon to stay a night at the RiverTown Inn. I love bed and breakfasts, and this one was perfect. We stayed in the Jane Austin room, we loved it.

exceptionally fine

5 on September 10, 2013

The room was exquisite and very, very clean. We enjoyed every moment. The social hour was good and the breakfast was the best!

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Rooms & Rates

Oscar Wilde Grand Suite

This handsome sleeping chamber features a pentagonal bed draped in posh fabrics, tufted leather furniture, stained glass windows, and an ornate Victorian fireplace.Antique French doors lead into an enormous bath where guests will luxuriate in an ultimate spa experience. Elegantly tiled in Italian Travertine marble, the bath features antique crystal chandeliers, a private water closet, a deep, step-up Whirlpool tub, and a large walk in steam shower with an overhead Rainfall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $375 - $395

Agatha Chrisite Suite

Step into the pages of the mystery writer's classic, Murder on the Orient Express, in a suite that conjures images of the magnificent train that was the ultimate mode of European travel between Paris and Constantinople in the 1800s. The opulent private suite features a berth-style king size bed, elegant seating area with fireplace, Tiffany-style lamps, and a private outdoor garden terrace. Guests will feeling like they stepped into a lavish bath in Istanbul with special amenities including a tiled steam room with a rainfall shower. A separate whirlpool room features a deep, over sized tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $375 - $395

Browning Suite

Draped French doors open into this magnificent suite with its spectacular Rococo Revival half-tester walnut bed, down-filled couch, wallpaper featuring richly-colored birds and urns on a chocolate brown background, and built-in bookcases flanking the fireplace.

Large windows give guests tranquil garden views below, and a beautiful stained glass window adds to the serenity of the bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Lord Byron Suite

This second floor suite features the inn's only private entrance off a small balcony, a regal four-poster Bristol Colonial canopy bed draped in splendid fabrics, and handsome high-backed chairs upholstered in animal hides. A step up into the bath reveals a striking stained glass window and enticing double whirlpool tub with underwater lights and cascading waterfall faucet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Lord Tennyson Suite

A grand 1870's hand-carved walnut bed adorned with cherubs and fishing scenes is the centerpiece of this luxurious light-filled two-room suite. Pictures of Tennyson's beloved home hang on the walls while an ebony screen adds a demure touch to the large double whirlpool tub across from a cozy seating area and fireplace. Emily's Room, a sunny adjoining sitting parlor named for Tennyson's wife, is the ideal place to read a book or sip a glass of wine. This cozy room tucked under the eaves, features walls upholstered in raspberry Toile fabric, and a second fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Rossetti Bedchamber

This fabric-draped bedchamber features gorgeous feminine tones of twilight blue silk, misty taupe and copper-brown in a stunning space that celebrates the author’s Italian roots and her preoccupation with love and world beauty. Richly painted woodwork, a built in wall cupboard filled with antiquarian books and objet d’art, and a showpiece 1800s Renaissance Revival four post canopy bed heightens the suite's dreamy romance. Please note: The period bed in Rossetti Bedchamber is fairly short, and therefore unsuitable for guests taller than about 5'10(178cm).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $195 - $215

Longfellow Suite

As the most popular American poet of his day, Longfellow was revered for his lyrical poems that celebrated mythology and legend. This warm and secluded-feeling suite of natural elegance and harmony features soft teal green walls and welcoming fabrics in hues of spicy plum. A partial canopy over the bed, bullion-trimmed draperies, a restored antique Chippendale writing desk, and a fireplace with a grand Victorian-era mantel set the mood for romance. A hidden bath features luxurious marble tile work and a complementing paneled tub surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Jane Austen Suite

Escape in the romance of this enchanting, English cottage-style bedchamber featuring a built-in king size bed draped in sophisticated moss-green and blush fabrics, delicate crystal chandelier, cushioned window nook, and cozy fireplace. An arched stained glass window adds to the delightful decor of the chamber's private bath which features a large Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, underwater light and waterfall faucet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $295

Lewis Carroll Bedchamber

This charming bedchamber provides an enchanting get-away with a king-sized bed, and a surprise in every nook and corner. An elegantly framed portrait of a mischievous Cheshire cat, a top hat fit for a Mad Hatter, dangling pocket watches, old box cameras, vintage Queen of Hearts playing cards, and a quirky wall mirror framed in a fantastical mosaic will delight overnight guests. A corner fireplace and a Whirlpool tub with underwater lights and waterfall faucet complete the magical setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $215

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Location Type

Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Minneapolis/St Paul on Hwy 36: turn left on Greeley St, 1 mile, turn right on Olive , down the hill, 7 blocks on the left-hand side. Located on the corner of Olive St. and 5th St.Parking is available in the parking lot located behind the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Bose Stereo Systems, Spa-Quality Bath Products, Luxury bathrobes, towels, bed linens, and comforters, Climate control air conditioning with individual remote,Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea, soft drinks and ice available in our beverage area, champagnes and fine wines available for purchase, guest passes to area fitness center available upon request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Spas & Salons, Trolley Rides, Restaurants, Wine Tastings, Gondola Rides, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We welcome guests 12 years of age and older only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We do not required a deposit, only a credit card number to hold the room.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is seven days or more before reservation, there are no charges. If cancellation is within seven days of the reservation, guests are responsible for the full amount of the reservation, including any packages or retail items ordered.



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  • Time Served: 9:30am Fri-Mon, 8-10am T-Th
  • Serving Location: Front Porch - Weather Permitting. In-room continental breakfast available upon request for an additional fee. Limited breakfast options available Tuesday-Thursday morning 8:00-10:00am., Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten-Free and other dietary restrictions may be accommodated upon request.