Aurora Staples Inn

303 N. Fourth Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)


*Quality Assured Inn of the Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Guild. Queen Anne Victorian built in 1892, overlooking St. Croix River. Only three blocks from the historic Main Street. Antique shops, bookstores, restaurants, Riverfront Park, and historic Lift Bridge. Five guest rooms with private baths, whirlpools and fireplaces. Wrap around porch with formal gardens. Parlor, Library, and Dining Room open to guests. Full breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Birthday celebration

5 on August 22, 2018

We enjoyed our stay. It was the first time my husband had stayed at a B&B and it was a great experience for him. We liked being able to eat in our room st the carriage house. We would definitely go back there.

Charming BnB

5 on July 03, 2018

My husband and I loved our stay at Aurora Staples Inn. This was our first stay at a BnB, and the house was beautiful, food was amazing, location was great, and Rachelle was so nice. Would definitely return.

Just a touch of perfect

5 on December 14, 2017

We stayed in the carriage house and it was wonderfully decorated and comfortable and had all the accommodations needed to have a romantic night with my wife - and we couldn't have been happier! From breakfast in bed to an amazing hot tub all the way to people who put the S in service, we had a great time and look forward to indulging in the near future!

Wonderful experience

5 on November 15, 2015

We stayed one night for our wedding anniversary and everything was fantastic! We arrived an hour early (my bad, had check in time wrong). We were welcomed with open arms. Kathy had our room ready and she allowed us to check in early. The place was immaculate and beautifully decorated. It is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants, which is a plus! Between 4-6, there is complimentary wine/beer and a cheese tray. Breakfast was 3 courses! I can't say enough good things about this bed and breakfast! You won't be disappointed!!


4.8 on October 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights in the Giverny Room. We went to Stillwater for a getaway. Cathy offered us wonderful hospitality, delicious breakfasts (3 courses!), and a fantastic room with double whirlpool tub! The room had Hershey's kisses awaiting us in a dish, and in the hall, there was a fridge with waters and sodas. Games and books abound throughout the inn. A Keurig is available at all times for your convenience with several beverage choices. The location is near all the shops and restaurants in downtown Stillwater. Also within walking distance is an amazing Carnegie library. This was the perfect location for my husband and I to get away for a couple of days, to reconnect, to talk, to play cribbage, and to eat and shop. What a blessing! :) Check it out!!!

wonderful anniversary getaway

4.6 on October 06, 2014

We stayed in the Carriage House Suite for our 17th wedding anniversary and enjoyed every minute. The attention to details was spectacular and the hosts were very accommodating. We look forward to our next stay in the near future.

30th Anniversary

4.8 on August 27, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. We stayed in the Riverview Suite. The service was great. Breakfast was amazing! Definitely would like to return. Close to restaurants and shopping.

Wonderful experience at Aurora Staples

5 on June 16, 2014

As a surprise for our 40th anniversary my husband planned an overnight at this very nice B&B. Beautiful restoration and very nice rooms. Loved the private porch swing in our own four season porch overlooking St. Croix River. Great food and friendly service. Close to quaint downtown Main Street with many dining options and interesting shops. Very quiet and comfortable stay. Very romantic gardens. Highly recommend this for a special get away or a very small intimate wedding.

above and beyond our expectations

5 on June 13, 2014

This Inn is beautiful, peaceful and wonderfully managed. I can't remember the last time we felt this relaxed and carefree! The service provided exceeded our expectations - they managed to accommodate my food allergy without ever missing out on taste and even when there was an unexpected loss of power, our coffee was still waiting for us right outside our door on time. I highly recommend this location to anyone, we were celebrating an anniversary and would happily return to celebrate another! thank you for such a wonderful experience.

Wouldn't change a thing!

5 on November 02, 2013

We spent a wonderful fall day at the Aurora Staples Inn. It was warm, peaceful, relaxing ... just what we were looking for! The food was awesome and the room was charming and very clean. We will definitely be back!

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Rooms & Rates


This Monet inspired room features Monet prints from his studio in Giverny, France, a King size brass bed, and beautiful Abusson Oriental carpet. Take a luxurious soak in your double whirlpool tub while enjoying a warm fire. There is also a private bath with an original marble sink-top.

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

Peacock Room

Surrounded by windows, this Eastlake period-designed room welcomes you with a cozy gas fireplace and a whirlpool tub and shower big enough for two.Your comfy queen bed showcases an 1800's Eastlake hand-carved headboard and matching dresser. Private bath with hand-painted pedestal sink.

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

St. Croix Suite

This elegant suite is the largest guestroom at the Inn and features a King size sleigh bed and the original furniture given to Aurora as a wedding gift from her parents. This one-of-a-kind set includes the dressers and double mirrored Armoire. French doors open into the spa like bath with double whirlpool tub and rain shower. Enjoy the see-through fireplace from your whirlpool tub or the sitting area adorned with an exquisite Morris Oriental rug. Views of the St. Croix River and formal English gardens await you.

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

Riverview Suite

View the formal English gardens and the St. Croix River as you relax in the wicker swing on your indoor four-season porch. Slip into a warm, cozy robe and snuggle by the fireplace after taking a bath in the whirlpool tub for two. The queen four-poster bed will provide a good nights rest. Private bath includes a full ceramic shower.

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

Carriage House

Imagine your own private cottage where your world consists of just the two of you.... Our romantic Carriage House features a three-sided fireplace for optimal viewing, a large double whirlpool tub, a comfortable sitting area and an incredible king-size bed. Special features include hardwood floors, high ceilings with Victorian decor and your own private covered parking spot right next to your door. Amenities include a private bath with walk-in ceramic shower, small refrigerator, CD player, and coffee pot with coffee. Breakfast can be enjoyed in your suite, or in the formal dining room inside the main house. Welcome home!

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

Check Dates


Location Type



Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Drive into downtown Stillwater from Highway 36 to Main Street and turn west at the stoplight onto Myrtle. Drive up the hill three blocks and turn north onto N. Fourth Street. We are located next to the library which is two blocks from Myrtle (on the corner of Fourth and Mulberry.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic train rides, Riverboats, Trolly ride, Victorian Homes, Wine Tasting, Winter Sports , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Newspaper delivered daily, Game Room, Carriage House, bottled water and pop, all rooms with jacuzzi, all rooms with fireplaces

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Bicycling / Jogging Trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Rachelle Davila

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian