This lovingly restored lumber baron mansion is located in historic Stillwater, Minnesota. We are the largest bed and breakfast in Stillwater, offering seven suites and two bedchambers, including two grand suites located in our separate carriage house. Each room features a double whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, and sumptuous decor that pays homage to a famous romantic poet or literary figure of the 19th century.
Lovely gardens, trickling fountains, winding paths, intimate benches and ornate wrought iron gates provide a warm welcome hinting at the beauty found within the Rivertown Inn.
Agatha Christie Grand 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 painted black-lacquer and gold lettered entryway reminiscent of a European train station platform, a berth-style king size bed, elegant seating area with fireplace, Tiffany-style lamps, and a private outdoor garden terrace.
The exotic décor in the Agatha Christie Grand Suite's spa will have guests 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 oversized tub, hanging lanterns, ornately carved paneling, and a soft built-in lounging area
Oscar Wilde Grand Suite. Considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian era, and legendary for his wit, flamboyance and flair for the dramatic, Oscar Wilde would feel right at home in this richly decorated salon. The 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 in the Oscar Wilde Grand Suite 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 cushioned window seat, and a large walk in steam shower with an overhead Rainfall shower and built in benches large enough for lounging. Marble columns flank a deep, step-up Whirlpool tub where guests can sip champagne and choose between star gazing through a skylight and watching the flames dance in the spa's separate fireplace.
From the moment you step inside this restored Victorian mansion, you will be surrounded by European-style elegance and outstanding levels of personal service. Our mission is to make your stay with us the ultimate experience in luxury, privacy and romance.
Jane Austen Suite. Beloved for her elegant satirical fiction, Jane Austen's six novels have become the archetypal model for love stories since the 1800s. 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, an exquisite antique crystal chandelier, cushioned window nook, and a cozy fireplace. An arched stained glass window adds to the delightful décor of the chamber's private bath which features a large whirlpool tub with underwater lights and waterfall faucet.
An arched stained glass window adds to the delightful décor of the Jane Austen Suite's private bath which features a large whirlpool tub with underwater lights and waterfall faucet.
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 and a rare old family portrait 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 surrounded by hand-painted floral tiles.
Lewis Carroll Bedchamber. Best known for his books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass, Carroll would certainly be amused by this whimsical bedchamber tucked under the eaves on the third floor of the inn. 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
Christina Rossetti Bedchamber. A portrait of Christina Rossetti hangs in this fabric-draped bedchamber featuring 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
Sip wine or tea in the screened gazebo and enjoy the sunshine.
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.
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 painted in heavy cream washed with a warm bronze glaze for a light, sparkling appearance.
Large windows give guests tranquil garden views below, while rich chocolate-brown wallpaper featuring colorful urns, birds and flora set the perfect backdrop for a spectacular Rococo Revival half-tester walnut bed. An opulently carved marble-topped boudoir table is the throne of femininity while bookcases flanking the fireplace lend an air of literary elegance. A beautiful stained glass window adds serenity to the bath featuring a deep rectangular tub and a luxurious shower.