5 on October 04, 2017
This was the most beautiful, romantic bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in, so lovely, with magnificent gardens and bubbling fountains. They welcomed us with wine, cheese, homemade crackers and grapes, so perfect. The room had everything we could have asked for, glistening candle light, an airy balcony, warm fireplace and jacuzzi. We were celebrating our anniversary so we opted for breakfast in bed, and it was the most delicious array of dishes I have ever seen for breakfast! It was a glorious 5 course meal and we relished in every bite. The owners were so friendly and we stayed a chatted a while after checkout. I will definitely be recommending this b&b to all my friends and family!
3.6 on September 11, 2017
The breakfasts were amazing (delicious and excellent presentation). Breakfasts are eaten with other guests (which differs from some B&Bs). The house was somewhat difficult to relax in as it was quite cluttered. Some of the rooms also have shower/whirlpool in the bedroom which is difficult to tell from the pictures. Engaging host who loves to talk about her own travel experiences. Overall the stay was good, and we would go back.
5 on September 08, 2017
I have never been treated so wonderfully in my entire life... The lady of the house was nothing short of amazing
5 on September 08, 2017
My wife and I stayed for a couple of nights in the Cadiz garden suite. Gorgeous room, beautiful restful private rooftop garden, great wine and cheese included when we arrived, and the delicious three-course breakfasts meant we barely needed lunch! Really a perfect stay.
5 on September 07, 2017
This is one of the best B&Bs we've ever stayed at. Beautiful old Victorian house eclectically decorated with far eastern art, sculpture and belongings. Rita serves a delicious four course breakfast and presides over the gathering regaling the company with an endless stream of stories, including about former guests! Ideally located to explore the twin cities area.
5 on September 01, 2017
The Elephant Walk B&B was so interesting and the room that we had, Cadiz, was totally wonderful. It was peaceful and inviting. Each room is different and has it's own personality. Rita, the owner, was gracious and her breakfast that she served was delicious! Rita has traveled the world and she is a wealth of knowledge and the treasures that she has picked up in her travels are displayed throughout the home. It's the only place to really stay and be treated like royalty. 5 star all the way!!
5 on August 29, 2017
This was an anniversary outing for my wife and I. We don't have too much B&B experience, though the room, the amenities and especially the breakfast was incredible. Both of us agreed that we'd stay here again. Our hosts were warm, inviting and a joy to speak with. The house has been maintained to it's original charm.
5 on August 22, 2017
Delicious four course breakfast. You arrive with a bottle of wine in your room with homemade crackers and cheese.
5 on August 07, 2017
My wife and I stayed in The Elephant Walk's Cadiz Room, which we had stayed in the year before for our honeymoon. We have stayed in multiple B&Bs over the years, but none as welcoming or magical as The Elephant Walk. It's like you're walking around in another world! The food, the rooms, the backyard, the hospitality.. it is all top notch. I don't think we will ever find another B&B that is as good as Rita & Mike's. Thank you for all that you do!
4.8 on July 29, 2017
My husband and I recently stayed at The Elephant Walk (The Chiang Mai), while in town for a friend's wedding. We were just there for a quick overnight stay, but we left feeling truly pampered. When we booked, the Chiang Mai room (Queen size) was the last available and I was a bit worried it would be too small for us. Much to our delight, I was wrong! Arriving to the delicious cheese platter & wine, we were tempted to miss the nuptial festivities and just stay in our room. The room was cozy, luxurious, and so interesting... with a private balcony, too! Breakfast was a marvel to the eye, the taste buds, and the waistline... the delicious morsels just kept coming. Everyone at that breakfast table became fast friends, conversation was lively and no one wanted to leave. Rita is such a fantastic host, a true professional who has found her calling. We will be back. I am already daydreaming about a winter stay and snuggling up by the fireplace and forgetting everything outside that room... but we'll certainly stay .longer next time! A wonderful experience all around. THANK YOU!
4.6 on July 19, 2017
We stayed in the Chang Mai room for a one-night getaway. No complaints about anything -- great room and service, very clean, lots of nice little freebies (wine, refreshments, snacks, cheeses, etc). A great place to get away for an evening. Probably not walkable to the riverfront area of Stillwater, but a very short drive. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Rates are a little high, especially in summer, but for a splurge it's a great place.
5 on July 11, 2017
I loved staying here. Rita is an amazing host and the place was gorgeous. It felt like I was in the middle of the woods. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It was an amazing experience. I will definitely visit often, at least once every two months.
4.8 on July 09, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Rita and Mike were incredibly helpful in orienting us to the biking trail options and were fun, interesting hosts. We stayed in the room that had a beautiful outdoor private balcony--our own retreat space with gorgeous flowers, lounge chairs and table. There was also a cozy sitting area in the room. With windows all around we felt like we were in a remote cottage with a view of the tops of trees--it was enchanting! Breakfast was delicious and a nice walk to dinner downtown. We will visit again!
5 on July 09, 2017
Ever since our closest friends began recommending getting away to the Elephant Walk we've looked forward to satisfying that goal. This trip fully did that. While everything was outstanding, however, it is clear that Rita is the soul and heartbeat that has ensured success.
4.0 on June 28, 2017
A delicious and filling breakfast to start the day and a bottle of wine to around it out. The roof top patio was nice and overall a very nice stay.
4.6 on May 30, 2017
Our stay at the Elephant walk was again charming, peaceful and relaxing. My wife recently suffered a concussion and hadn't been out of the house for 5 weeks. The environment was perfect for her to experience the peace and quiet she needed. The gardens were gorgeous and she loved listening to the birds. Mike was gracious and friendly and attentive to our every need. We will be back!
3.8 on May 24, 2017
I would have to dig very deep to find something to criticize about my first stay at The Elephant Walk in Stillwater. The room was so interesting and comfortable, I hated to leave - even to go into town to get dinner. In fact, my suggestion is they SHOULD offer dinner as an option. Or tie in with a local restaurant to deliver a meal to the house. I didn't want to spend a minute of my stay away from my room. Rita, the owner and your host is as fun and interesting as her luxurious guest rooms. Everything worked and the attention to detail was impressive. Chilled wine, stocked beverage fridge, safe LED candles, tabletop stereo, we wanted for nothing. The morning breakfast was five-star restaurant quality and personally served to us an entree at a time. All of this doesn't come particularly cheap but I still found it worth it. I can't afford to come as often as I'd like but I WILL come here again. The weather was miserable so we couldn't enjoy our rooftop deck or the landscaped grounds, but that's not the fault of the owner. Still, it would've been a nice touch had we been offered a discount on a return visit. That would get me back even sooner. I'm no art expert and this was only my third B&B "experience" and so haven't a lot to draw comparisons with, but I know what I like, and I found much to like at The Elephant Walk. I recommend you try it yourself. Thank you. Wayne Klayman Woodbury, MN
5 on May 19, 2017
We had a great time at the Elephant Walk B&B. We were greeted by Rita at the door, and she led us up to our room where wine, cheese, and snacks were waiting for us. The room was spacious and full of fascinating artwork. In the morning, the breakfast was incredible. Highly recommended!
5 on May 05, 2017
Raffles is the best room to stay in. Excellent food. Personal service (stayed on a Thursday night so it was quiet).
5 on April 27, 2017
My husband and I had a wonderful time at The Elephant Walk B & B. The room was amazing, down to the smallest of details. Breakfast was delicious with several courses, along with great coffee. The house and gardens are very beautiful!
5 on April 23, 2017
We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday. The room was beautiful. We love the Asian decor and came home with some souvenirs. The breakfast was fantastic. Our only regret was learning the owners are considering selling the place. We hope to get back before that happens.
4.0 on April 12, 2017
This was a return visit to The Elephant Walk so we, obviously, think highly of the place. The rooms are decorated with interesting objects. The whirlpool bathtub with candles was nice. We like that a bottle of wine and a cheese/cracker tray was waiting in the room for us! It's a special touch. The breakfast was most yummy and plentiful. Rita has interesting stories to tell, but it would be just as nice if she showed a bit of interest in her guests. It seemed like the conversations were a bit too one-sided and she can be "cranky" which isn't the best quality in a host.
5 on March 15, 2017
My husband and I recently stayed 2 nights at the Elephant Walk and had a great time. The pictures don't do justice to the beautiful rooms. The whirlpool was so relaxing, the champagne upon arrival was so fun, and the shower in Raffles is great!! Breakfast was delicious both mornings and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend!
5 on March 07, 2017
Our stay was absolutely amazing. The food was better than any restaurant in town. I hope the service and hospitality don't change if/when they sell. I would absolutely make this a vacation getaway every year, if not more than once a year!
4.4 on February 27, 2017
Everything was beautifully maintained and interesting. I felt welcome, and the breakfast was delicious!
4.8 on February 22, 2017
Amazing weekend getaway! Very romantic rooms and wonderful service!
4.8 on February 14, 2017
My husband and I have stayed at the Elephant Walk twice now and enjoyed both times. It is the standard to which we hold all other B&Bs when we travel elsewhere.
4.6 on February 01, 2017
Everything was perfect as it always is!! The only thing we did not care for was the breakfast. We are meat eaters and there was no meat, and the dessert was undercooked. Everything else was perfect.
5 on January 16, 2017
A rejuvenating B&B experience to refresh your spirits & allow yourself to relax & unwind from any daily life stressors. Amazing & attentive staff with a breakfast suitable for royalty. Highly recommend a return visit here!!
3.6 on January 05, 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed on New Years Eve. Stilwater is a beautiful place to stay. We had a nice quiet evening just the two of us nestled in our room. With our beautiful fireplace, champagne, and cheese. We had a nice player to listen to music while we took a nice relaxing whirlpool bath. 2 cozy robes to put on after. I loved everything about our room, the service and the stay was fantastic I would recommend to anyone!!
5 on December 18, 2016
Booked last minute as an anniversary get away. Location is good, rooms are wonderful. The breakfast was outstanding. Looking forward to when we can book this bed and breakfast again.
5 on December 12, 2016
My husband and I spent one night here for my birthday and were wonderfully surprised by this unique, worldly B&B. We will definitely be going back for more!
3.4 on October 23, 2016
We came back for our one year anniversary after spending our honeymoon there. It was nice but now realize it's not worth going back for. The breakfast was good but was near identical to the year before, so that was disappointing.
5 on October 17, 2016
Wife and I recently stayed here. Everything was terrific! The whole building was decorated with wonderful items from Southeast Asia. Our room specifically, the Chiang Mai, was outfitted to the 9s with wonderful decorations and we had to take photos of everything. The merchandise downstairs was all very reasonably priced. The staff were fantastic, both in conversation and with service. We even got our flat tire addressed! Above and beyond. We hope to come back for all anniversaries in the foreseeable future.
5 on October 17, 2016
Our one night at The Elephant Walk felt like sheer luxury - from the welcome of the hostess and the beautiful wine and cheese tray she served us, to the elegant breakfast we enjoyed the next morning. The attention to detail, from the gardens, interior decor, to personal comfort lifted this experience beyond the ordinary.
4.8 on October 15, 2016
We love recharging our spirits with Rita and Mike. Beautiful spaces and kind souls.
5 on October 05, 2016
We stayed in the Raffles room at Elephant Walk to celebrate our first anniversary. Other couples were also celebrating. Rita remembered everyone's name and what they were celebrating, congratulating each in turn. She was a wonderful hostess and made amazing food for the three course breakfasts we enjoyed. She also made some good recommendations for places to eat in town. Mike was fun to chat with, especially if you enjoy tinkering and bikes - he built the tandem that sits outside! The room was tidy and clean with a great whirlpool tub, fireplace, and a fish tank. Chocolate, wine, and snacks are included and are a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend!
4.6 on October 04, 2016
I booked rooms for friends and received excellent customer service in terms of communications to make sure that they were comfortable. I also toured the beautiful rooms stuffed with gorgeous Thai antiques and a gift shop. I will be back to stay myself.
5 on October 03, 2016
Great place to stay and amazing staff! Would definitely recommend!
5 on September 30, 2016
We enjoyed our stay at The Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast! We loved all of the items throughout the house, museum quality! The breakfast was outstanding! We look forward to staying here again soon!
5 on September 23, 2016
We spent 5 days at this B&B and "discovered" something new everyday! Wonderful hosts and the most amazing breakfasts!
5 on September 21, 2016
Would definitely recommend! Beautiful home and excellent host! Breakfast was such a wonderful treat!
4.8 on September 14, 2016
This bed and breakfast is truly a one of a kind experience. The house is wonderfully eclectic and each room has a soul of its own. My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night and come every year for our anniversary. It's a place you can go and relax all day or just spend a romantic evening. And the service is unbeatable. From the wine and cheese that's waiting in your room when you arrive to the phenomenal breakfast you're served before you leave, the entire stay leaves you feeling refreshed and pampered. It is a bit pricey, but when you consider it's convenient proximity to downtown Stillwater and the exceptional service you receive, it's a steal! I hope my husband and I can continue going there for years to come. It truly is one of the highlights of our year. Thanks to Mike and Rita for creating an unforgettable experience!
4.6 on September 02, 2016
The property is in a convenient location close to downtown and a short walk to the best ice-cream shop that we've seen in a long time, Nelson's Ice Cream. The inn is beautiful and the rooms are interesting, comfortable, and well maintained. The furnishings are all Thai and SE Asian - quite a change of pace in MN. The breakfast has multiple courses and is as interesting and delightful as the rooms. We love this place.
4.4 on September 01, 2016
Beautiful home, filled with awesome trinkets from around the world. Each piece has a story. Rita is awesome!
4.6 on August 30, 2016
Great place to stay would go back the only problem we had was the whirlpool lacked whirl
I was quite surprised to read the review that the whirlpool lacked whirl! We maintain our whirlpools with care but if the whirlpool did not work we would have wished to have heard about it at check out! As all rooms are booked at present I can not turn the jets on now but I will as soon as the rooms are vacated. Have not had any complaints on the power as we use the largest pumps for our jets. Thank you for leaving a review just would have loved to hear from you on the problem that you had. Would love to know what room our guest stayed in. We really do appreciate the time people take to leave a review and hope that by saying that if there is ever a problem here we want to know about it right away-that way it can be remedied while the guest is here.
- rita graybill (innkeeper)
5 on August 28, 2016
Awesome patio garden, bed so comfortable didn't want to get up, staff very nice and helpful, owner very nice, breakfast was delightful, enjoyed meeting new people as we all sat together at breakfast table and gardens were beautiful. This place is a must to stay at while visiting stillwater.
5 on August 24, 2016
We didn't know what to do for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We checked out a number of different B&Bs but this one stuck out. We had a nice outdoor patio, a super comfy bed, great appetizers in the room, extraordinary artifacts in the room. It was a perfect little get a way without having to travel to Timbuktu. The whole house was very comfortable and inviting. The hosts were fun to talk to and I can foresee a visit if not to just swing by and say hi. Thanks for a great home spot during our anniversary stay in Stillwater.
5 on August 23, 2016
We stayed for our 20th wedding anniversary and this was our first ever B&B experience. The room was perfect and the dining and ambiance amazing. We will be back next year- huge Thank You to Rita and Mike!
5 on August 21, 2016
My wife and I spent our wedding night here 6 years ago, and it is still our favorite B&B to visit. We'll definitely be returning here again and again.
5 on August 11, 2016
Rita and Mike are great and pay attention to every little detail. The Elephant Walk is very charming and absolutely beautiful. The food was wonderful. I am absolutely spoiled.
5 on August 10, 2016
The Elephant Walk in Stillwater is the best Bed & Breakfast I have ever stayed at. Most B&Bs have that old, antique feel to them, but The Elephant Walk didn't feel that way at all. I loved the fact that they didn't have any TVs or phones, so you're forced to actually relax. It's not that expensive posh relaxation, either. It's the magical kind where you feel like you're in another world. My wife and I stayed on our wedding night and were pleasantly surprised the next morning for breakfast- absolutely superb food! We were only planning on staying the one night, but ended up staying two. We plan to come back for our anniversary! The room, food, hospitality... No other B&B compares!
5 on August 08, 2016
4.8 on August 04, 2016
Lovely place to stay! Very clean and fun, interesting decor. The breakfast was amazing! Would definitely recommend to my friends and family. Beautiful grounds (koi pond), board games in the rooms, we felt very welcomed! Thank you!
5 on August 03, 2016
This was our 3rd year staying here and we love it more each time. Rita and Mike are wonderful and make us feel like family. We had a great time relaxing in the parlor and on the patio. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful. And the breakfast was amazing.
5 on July 27, 2016
This place is such a gem. Our room was clean, cozy, and decorated so beautifully. There are so many small details throughout the entire property that every time you look around, something else pops out. Breakfast was outstanding! The scones were exactly how they should be (I know this because I am a professional baker), and again, there is so much attention to detail when it comes to the table settings. Rita is an absolute joy to sit and chat with, as she is knowledgable and just really down to earth. By fiance and I will be planning another trip to The Elephant Walk this fall, and we cannot wait!
4.8 on July 26, 2016
Rita has an eye for details to meet your needs during your stay at The Elephant Walk
5 on July 19, 2016
The minute we get out of the car I feel relaxed.The beautiful gardens with seating tucked away and the sound of the fountains are so welcoming and peaceful, the rooms are lovely and Rita and Mike are such warm and interesting hosts. We visit every year and always have a wonderful time.
4.8 on July 14, 2016
This is a wonderful place to stay.....Very quirky with lots of wonderful items that the owners have collected from their travels.Very comfortable and exceptional service.Rita the owner goes out of her way to help with anything that needs booking or arranging. The breakfasts roll breakfast, lunch and dinner into one meal!Thank you Rita for making our stay so memorable.
5 on July 08, 2016
Mike & Rita are very sweet and attentive. The room was beautiful and full of small attentions to detail that really upped the quality of the experience. Delicious breakfast. Highly recommend this place.
5 on June 25, 2016
Rita is a wonderful host, b&b is beautiful & breakfast is awesome!!
4.8 on June 02, 2016
Rita and her staff are extremely welcoming and it is their top priority is to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
4.4 on May 30, 2016
Great place; friendly hosts!!!
4.6 on May 11, 2016
My husband and I stayed at the Elephant Walk the night of our wedding. Rita and Mike were wonderful. The place is very quaint and eclectic and the breakfast was wonderful. We want to make staying here a tradition.
4.2 on May 11, 2016
We were very impressed with The Elephant Walk. The entire place was extremely clean, the service was wonderful and the breakfast was AMAZING. Request the stuffed French toast when you go. You will NOT be disappointed with this B&B!
5 on May 05, 2016
Rita and Mike are very welcoming we stayed in the Raffles room this was are 6th time staying there and it has always been a very pleasant experience.Me and my wife have come here for birthdays and anniversary's and always had a relaxing experience the room has a fridge and is stocked with drinks and you also get wine,cheese and crackers to go with it.the breakfast in the morning is always the best experience the food is always very good.Rita and Mike serve you and converse with you. . .
5 on May 02, 2016
My husband and I love staying at The Elephant Walk on our way to the Mnpls airport. We are made to feel right at home. The snacks and wine in the room are especially appreciated after a long drive and the breakfast is a perfect way to start the day. Thank you Rita for your hospitality. Beth and Mike
5 on May 01, 2016
Rita and staff are excellent! They are eager and excited to greet you and gave us that small town feel in a big city!
5 on April 27, 2016
Thank you Rita for a lovely evening and magnificent breakfast!
5 on April 22, 2016
Absolutely loved our stay. Everything was perfect.
4.8 on April 16, 2016
Been here once before and it was as wonderful as before, the next morning breakfast was absolutely stunning.
3.8 on April 06, 2016
Rita offered a warm welcome, cozy room and a fabulous breakfest! Nice place to stay!
5 on March 30, 2016
We had the Rangoon room and for how small it was, it's very roomy and cozy nice decor all around and the jacuzzi was a plus the only thing I don't like is all the decor is making my girlfriend thinking of redecorating the house . Nice going Rita...
5 on March 29, 2016
Mike & Rita make you feel so much at home that I almost did the dishes. Back again and this time brought friends. For the price and what you actually get...a quality place!!! Stayed in 2 rooms, 2 more to go :)
5 on March 28, 2016
So many cute things to look at and not a spec of dust anywhere. We stayed in the Raffles and the shower and tub were outstanding! Very comfy bed too :)
5 on March 26, 2016
We came all the way from Alaska for a visit and stayed two nights and just loved everything about the Elephant Walk. The room was so beautiful and comfortable. The shower was so amazing and the bed was just right. Wine and a cheese/fruit plate came with the room both nights and it was perfect! Breakfast was simply amazing and the hosts were terrific. I highly recommend the Elephant Walk for your B&B stay in Stillwater!
5 on March 13, 2016
We loved everything about our room and the house, itself! Beautiful place with great service! Very romantic get-away!
5 on February 19, 2016
We've stayed at the Elephant Walk many times. Rita and her daughter are always wonderful hosts who will treat you right. The old Victorian is adorned with seemingly countess wonders collected on numerous trips to Thailand. Always a great experience!
5 on January 20, 2016
The Elephant Walk was a lovely weekend getaway. It was one of the coldest weekends this winter, but we felt very cozy and relaxed in the Rangoon room. I found it difficult to find another bed and breakfast in the area for a reasonable price that didn't have outdated floral prints and decor, so this was indeed a special find. The hosts were so sweet and accommodating and did a great job on the wonderful four-course breakfast. I have already recommended this b&b to other friends and will continue to do so. Thanks for a lovely stay!
4.8 on January 07, 2016
Breakfast was outstanding! We stayed in the Cadiz room and it was absolutely spectacular. I loved the extra touched (wine & cheese on arrival, chocolates, huge towels, etc). will definitely go again.
4.6 on December 30, 2015
We had always wanted to stay at elephant walk but could never find an open room over a weekend. Finally we had the opportunity to stay there on a Sunday evening, which turned out to be an excellent idea as there is more availability and the rates are better. The owner was away and we were hosted by her daughter who was fantastic. Since we were the only guests, we were offered a free upgrade and a fantastic breakfast in our room. The complimentary bottle of wine and cheese plate were also an excellent touch on a cold winter evening. We do a lot of B&B's and it was refreshing to do something other than the traditional Victorian B&B. We loved the Asian decor and feel of Elephant Walk. Our overnight stay briefly took us to another world.
5 on December 17, 2015
Very nice place! Room was just as we expected, cozy and well maintained. The breakfast was beautiful and delicious. The owners we very friendly, you could tell they enjoy what they do.
5 on December 10, 2015
Everything was wonderful! Amazing rooms, delicious breakfasts and wine and cheese trays. Great conversations with Mike and Rita. This could become a tradition! - Bob and Pam Joy
4.4 on December 07, 2015
Stillwater is a great place to visit, and my wife & I really enjoyed The Elephant Walk. It's eclectic, as one can tell from the photos, and in person it did not disappoint! The decor is fantastic. We stayed in the "Raffles" room, which was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was very good, no disappointments here either! Rita was very welcoming and helpful. I heartily recommend this lovely & unique B&B!
4.6 on November 18, 2015
gorgeous room. amazing breakfast. loved it. hosts think of everything.
5 on November 14, 2015
Wonderful conversation, food and they were so accommodating. We had tea on the front porch it so relaxing. Enjoyed our stay in Stillwater shopping and a cooking class.
5 on November 14, 2015
very interesting decor. Very peaceful and relaxing
4.8 on November 12, 2015
We stayed in the Cadiz Garden Suite and it was absolutely lovely! Rita and her staff make you feel right at home. The room was very serene and peaceful and it was a great way to celebrate our anniversary. We can't wait to come back!
4.6 on November 09, 2015
The Elephant Walk is an outstanding property. We have stayed there 3 times and have loved it each time. It's quite spendy, but worth it for special occasions or if price is of no object to you. Excellent breakfast, ambiance, and we love the rooms!
4.8 on November 05, 2015
charming, beautiful, cozy and romantic. amazing tub with bubble bath and wine provided. perfect.
5 on October 23, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast Inn. Our room was perfect! Champagne and a snack plate was waiting when we arrived in the evening and we enjoyed a full meal the following morning. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. It was situated within walking distance of town in a lovely neighborhood. I would highly recommend the Elephant Walk.
5 on October 12, 2015
Our 2 night stay at The Elephant Walk was exceptional! Our room was perfect and it had an outside deck that we really loved. The wine and snacks in our room each day was an extra special treat. The meals were also fabulous. We loved talking with the owners as well. Very relaxing and needed stay. We will definitely be going back! Highly recommend this B&B.
5 on September 13, 2015
My husband and I received a gift certificate from some friends as a wedding gift. For ou first anniversary we decided to splurge and treat ourselves to the Cadiz Garden Suite. The room was amazing! The balcony was gorgeous, and we enjoyed the view from late afternoon to the wee hours of the night. Our cheese plate was more than we expected, as was breakfast in the morning. But so delicious! Love that everything at breakfast was homemade. The bed was also incredible - so comfortable, like sleeping in a fluffy cloud. We had a really wonderful experience at the Elephant Walk and I'd be delighted to stay there again.
4.8 on September 01, 2015
We spent our 48th wedding anniversary at the Elephant Walk B&B. OH MY!!!!! We have stayed in many B&B's over the years and I must say this was the most unique place we have ever been. We stayed in the Chiang Mai room. Upon check in, we were escorted to our room where there was soft music playing. What a nice way to start our stay. Rita thought of EVERYTHING possible to make our stay perfect. The four cheeses, three types of fruit, chocolates, home-made crackers and choice of beverages awaited us. She even had a lint remover in the room which I readily used! The thick bathrobes were a special treat as we sat out on the balcony. Breakfast was excellent. It was the best stuffed French toast I have ever had. We even had "dessert" for breakfast. Stillwater is a great city with great shopping and restaurants and beauty. We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning again.
5 on August 17, 2015
This was our second stay here. We were engaged here and spent a mini Honeymoon here. Rita and Mike did not disappoint. The service was great. The breakfasts were outstanding. We will be back (again).
4.4 on August 06, 2015
Wonderful breakfast with dessert! Gazebo charming. Wine, cheese and homemade crackers every evening. Bed was very comfortable. Pleasant stay in Stillwater!
4.6 on July 13, 2015
Nicely done and the food was plentiful and delicious...Nice first timr experience for my partner and I...
5 on June 29, 2015
We had a wonderful time. Nicest B&B ever!!!
5 on June 04, 2015
We loved our stay here! Rita and her husband were very accommodating and kind. Our room was superb and very interesting. The food was delicious and I appreciated the snacks waiting in the room and the provided beverages. They thought of everything! We will be back aoon i hope.
5 on May 30, 2015
T spouse and I ended a week long trip to Minn with a night in Stillwater. Huge room, great shower, and very comfortable bed. Very relaxed setting.
5 on May 26, 2015
We had a wonderful stay. Everything was wonderful, and the hosts a very accommodating. Highly recommended!
4.4 on May 24, 2015
Amazing four course breakfast amidst a southeast Asia setting. Nice walk to downtown.
4.4 on May 23, 2015
we really enjoyed our stay at the Elephant Walk. It was very welcoming and we received great service. Our room was small but cozy and the refreshments were refilled every night. Loved the romantic atmosphere!
5 on May 10, 2015
Wonderful place to stay! The rooms are unique, the whole house is full of character and culture; and the food phenonmenal. Many things to do downtown; walk or bike, shop, and the enjoy the many places to eat. Truly enjoyed Rita's hospitality and shared travels throughout the world.
5 on April 26, 2015
The house was amazing. It was like spending a night in a museum. There were so many interesting pieces from Thailand to look at. We felt at peace and as though we were visiting family. Breakfast was delicious.
5 on April 10, 2015
The hosts are fantastic and will make sure you enjoy your stay. Rooms are all decorated beautifully and each one has a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Breakfast was delicious! Very good price
5 on April 03, 2015
We loved our stay at the Elephant Walk, the breakfasts were huge and delicious. The staff was so friendly. We stayed two nights and were pleasantly surprised to see another cheese plate and bottle of wine on our second day.
4.8 on March 31, 2015
The Walking Elephant was simply beautiful and exotic. We were lucky enough to get a peek in each room. All were unique and beautiful. We plan on coming back as soon as we can. The food was delicious. My only tiny complaint was breakfast was a bit sweet for us. Could have used some more meat, eggs, & potatoes :)
4.8 on March 08, 2015
Elephant Walk is the perfect place for a quality, simple and elegant getaway. Rita and Mike take great pride in their bed and breakfast.
5 on February 25, 2015
Everything about our stay was fantastic. Mike was incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home, and Kim's 4 course meal was stunning. Three words - stuffed French toast! Would definitely stay here again!
4.0 on February 23, 2015
The room was absolutely beautiful. I love that the whole building has such an exotic feel to it, filled with unique artifacts from around the world especially Asia. (I think it could be a little bit cleaner as far as dusting goes.) The homemade crackers were wonderful and fun to have with the provided cheeses and wine. A nice touch, but you do pay a bit more than other places for that bonus! The breakfast was lavishly presented, but I would have liked less of an all-sweet menu. I also would have preferred the option to eat in our room. The hostess was very friendly, but honestly we went there for the privacy and get-away feeling, not to feel pressed for small talk conversation with the couple across from us and/or the host.
4.8 on February 04, 2015
What a wonderful getaway! The service was excellent, our room had great character, and breakfast was amazing! We had a great time!
4.0 on February 03, 2015
Rita and Mike are the most amazing hosts! Wonderful people, welcoming environment, great rooms and great breakfast. We have now celebrated both of our birthdays here and will make this an annual tradition, can't recommend highly enough, although this web page would not let me select outstanding for some reason, the experience is just that!! Jay & Brooke
5 on January 28, 2015
I can't say enough good about this bed and breakfast. Everything was wonderful! We stayed in the Raffles room and it was perfect. We looked into each room and we can't wait to go back and try them all. The food was wonderful and the value was exceptional. We will definitely be going back.
4.8 on January 26, 2015
My husband and I stayed a night in the Raffles room and it was absolutely gorgeous and spacious (probably the 2nd largest room in the house). The complimentary chocolates, cheese and fruit platter and wine definitely made the Elephant Walk more value for money than the other B&Bs we stayed in. The floors of the bathroom can be really cold though (we stayed in Jan) and would be nice to have rugs on the floor of the bathroom. Breakfast was scrumptious and creative. Mike was very friendly and checked in with us frequently to top our water or coffee. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants a different experience than the conventional Victorian B&B. We've been to Southeast Asia and the choice of decor reminded me of the place, especially Thailand. In a way, it's like entering a different part of the world without actually leaving the midwest!
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. The new bath is marble and I was concerned about cold tile so the tile in front of the sink and toilet is heated. Since the shower is curbless and tile so beautiful I felt that the tile would heat right up in shower area. Thank you for mentioning that the heat under the floor tile must have not been turned up enough. Will explain the controls for the infloor heat more thoroughly. We have lots of thick towels for the floor if needed also. We have infloor under the tiles in our bath and I love it.
- rita graybill (innkeeper)
5 on January 25, 2015
We come to the Elephant Walk every year on our anniversary. We love love love this place! Rita and Mike and family are welcoming and go out of their way to see that they attend to every detail of your stay. The breakfast is always amazing. Coming here is like coming home-while being away!
4.0 on January 16, 2015
Love the Thai atmosphere. Unique place for an enjoyable stay.
5 on January 05, 2015
We loved everything about our stay the the Elephant Walk. Beautiful rooms, exceptional comfort, delicious food and charming host/hostess. We will be back!
4.0 on December 27, 2014
My daughter and I stayed here as a pre-Christmas/birthday getaway during Christmas break. Rita and Mike were very relaxed and welcoming, and we enjoyed the room (Chiang Mai). The breakfast was unbelievably good, and another guest and I even got the birthday song with candles on our breakfast dessert cake (yes, dessert after breakfast). The yard must look spectacular in the summer, but even in winter it was lovely, with a stone walkway, spruce trees, and wooden architectural features. We would love to return again. p.s. the ratings options on this website would not let me select 'outstanding' for some reason; everything was outstanding but the best this website lets me choose is 'exceeded my expectations.'
5 on December 21, 2014
A mix of the world class service of a carribean resort and the rich culture of a European vacation, the Elephant Walk stands alone in the historic downtown Stillwater. It's provides a complete environment to rebuild your spiritual, emotional, and mental well being. You bring your mind, body , and spirit, and let the Elephant Walk nurture and strengthen the bonds you share with your special someone. Be together with the outside world behind you. Take hands as you stare into each other's eyes and dance while being surrounded by and wrapped in deep culture and elegance. Our room was breathtaking with furnishings and treasures from around the world. We enjoyed the hot tub with a glass of wine and delicious treats. Unknown to us we shared our room with unexpected guests who were swimming around in a small indoor pond who were eager to have us share small prepared treats just for them. We recommend this experience for anyone who desires a retreat to reconnect their spirits with each other and the world around them.
5 on December 17, 2014
We stayed at the Elephant Walk 53 weeks ago for an annual Christmas party--same room. It was just as wonderful, if not better, this time. Rita is a wonderful hostess who keeps a beautiful house, and her chef makes a top-notch breakfast. NOTE: THEY EVEN DO GLUTEN FREE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST!!!! The room was lovely, with super-plush robes available for both guests in the room, a wonderful fireplace and a large jetted tub. (Our room even had two goldfish who are so friendly that they are almost comical.) The bed was comfortable, you can control the temperature in the Cadiz room, which has its own thermostat. Plus, you get fruit, cheese and a complimentary bottle of wine in your room on arrival. Ample off-street parking, a beautiful yard, even in the middle of a Minnesota winter...who can ask for more! We will certainly be back again next year, if not sooner!
4.4 on December 03, 2014
We had a wonderful and most excellent stay at the Elephant Walk. The rooms were wonderfully decorated and and excellently kept up. The breakfast were a culinary delight. The wine and cheese every night were an unexpected but delightful surprise. We unconditionally recommend this B&B to anyone spending time in Stillwater, Minnesota ! G&E
5 on December 01, 2014
My wife and I recently stayed a night in the Rangoon room, which was both cozy and beautifully decorated. Rita was an excellent host from the moment we arrived and made us feel completely at home. Breakfast was delicious and artfully presented. We can't wait to stay here again.
4.4 on November 11, 2014
This is a wonderful and very special place! The rooms are wonderful with top of the line bedding and towels, and the decor is so fun to look at! We had an unforgettable stay!
5 on October 30, 2014
There is nothing bad that I can say about our stay here. It was wonderful! The room was eclectic yet relaxing, the breakfast was amazing and owners were absolutely lovely! We will definitely be visiting here again!
5 on October 26, 2014
Relaxing, unique, beautiful rooms. 3rd year in a row for our anniversary- we'll be back next year!
5 on October 25, 2014
Walk into a beautiful world of the unexpected! Rita couldn't have been a more fabulous hostess. Exquisitely decorated. Enjoyed our stay very much.
5 on October 22, 2014
This place is truly the "5 Stars" of B&B's. The Elephant Walk has become the B&B by which my spouse and I measure all other B&B's! It is NOT your quaint, frilly, doily Victorian B&B rather it is lavished with furniture and decorations from SE Asia and detailed with brilliant hospitality to make for a comfortable and romantic stay. The details of the home are beautiful: Mike has done a lot of the custom woodworking around the place (check out the inlaid steps). Rita's warmth and stories will welcome and entertain guests with as much satisfaction as the morning's lavish breakfast (think 3 courses: first, main, dessert with scone/muffin on the side)! The wine of your choice greets you with fruit, cheese, and Rita's homemade crackers as classical music plays in the background and lighting is dimmed to "romance." We also had some little chocolate bars in our room. Quality, soft bath towels and bathrobes compliment the jacuzzi tub (bath salts and bath coconut oil are provided for those who desire). A beverage refrigerator was available in our room stocked with some soft drinks and water. We are always very careful as to where we stay as my spouse is a lousy sleeper-- the Elephant Walk provides a good night's rest in their comfortable beds. This place is a wonderful luxury. I recommend early booking and at least a two night stay to truly enjoy its offerings. Rita and staff are quick to assist and help with any questions “I stayed in the Rangoon room which is the smallest of the rooms 7 years ago. The Raffles is the room my spouse and I most recently stayed in this time around. Each room offers its own experience and we were completely satisfied when we stayed in the Rangoon. When we return, we most likely will choose the Raffles again as we enjoyed the love seat, and the room provided more space while still feeling intimate and cozy. There is an aquarium so if you are opposed to the soft noise of an aquarium at night, choose a different room.”
5 on October 22, 2014
Our room was amazing and Rita made you feel right at home. Everything was above and beyond what you expect from a B&B. Breakfast was fantastic.
5 on October 20, 2014
My husband and I recently stayed here and it exceeded our expectations. When we walked into the room there was soft classical music playing. We were greeted with a bottle of champagne, fresh breads, grapes and a assortment of nuts, cheeses and chocolates. The breakfast is an experience not to be missed. Both mornings we were first served fresh fruit, then a delightful breakfast entree followed by homemade dessert! We would highly recommend staying here.
4.4 on October 15, 2014
This was out second stay at the Elephant Walk and it was wonderful as usual! Mike and Rita do an excellent job with all of the unique touches such as including wine, other beverages and cheese/fruit trays upon arrival. Also, the breakfast is top notch and made with local incredients.
3.2 on October 15, 2014
Rooms were fine. Innkeeper was very sweet and tried her best to make everyone comfortable. I've stayed at many B&Bs and the price we paid here was a bit more so my expectations were higher. Overall, very nice experience but the price spent didn't meet our expectations.
We try to exceed guests expectations so to hear that we did not gave me pause. Our pricing includes a bottle of wine, basket with home made crackers, fruit, nuts and imported cheeses. This would be $50.00 at most places. Our breakfasts would also be quite costly. I am sorry to see a review like this but i do feel that the Chiang Mai with balcony, fireplace and beautiful whirlpool is one of the best values around. We also use restoration Hardware huge towels and have fridges in all rooms with everything complimentary. We will keep trying to make guests happy as our guests make us happy! We do appreciate feed back.
- Rita Graybill (innkeeper)
4.6 on October 11, 2014
Thank you for a great getaway. We loved the decorations and overall feel of the inn. We felt like we had traveled further than just Stillwater.
5 on October 06, 2014
Loved our stay here! Rita, the hostess was wonderful. Our room was so eclectic and fun. The breakfast was absolutely amazing. There were so many wonderful touches (from letting you chose your wine) to the details in the patio. Loved it!
4.6 on October 05, 2014
A wonderful place to stay that allows for relaxation without the hustle and bustle of a chain hotel. The mansion is filled with interesting historical and cultural details. Rita and Mike are always willing to assist in whatever way they can. Food was excellent. Thanks for a great weekend!
4.6 on October 01, 2014
The Elephant Walk is a great place to stay! Incredible attention to every detail that makes for a wonderful retreat. The breakfast was delicious and artfully presented! Would definitely stay here again.
5 on September 29, 2014
Friends recommended we stay here on our visit to Stillwater. My wife was lost for words at how beautiful a place this was. Mike welcomed us in right away and got us situated in our room. We must have spent over an hour walking around their backyard garden - flowers, vegetables, decorations, and more. Breakfasts? Outstanding! Three course breakfast each morning including a dessert course! Having a bottle of wine and a tray full of light snacks made it very easy to relax!
4.6 on September 26, 2014
We were uniquely surprised with all of our senses. Visually there was something new and different almost everywhere we looked in common areas and the room itself. We loved the feel of the bedding and the large comfy towels. The smells of the wine and cheese plate on arrival and each course of the wonderful breakfast the next morning. We enjoyed the many new tastes and favors of breakfast. We could really tell that Rita had put a lot of planning and effort into the meal. We also were excited to meet Rita and the two ther couples and enjoyed great conversation around the table.
4.8 on September 26, 2014
Rita and staff were so nice and attentive...great breakfast conservations.
5 on September 24, 2014
The Elephant Walk B&B is absolutely phenomenal. I've never stayed at a B&B before, but I'm pretty sure the Elephant Walk is one of the best out there. The themed rooms are like a fairy tale and include every amenity you could want. When we walked into our room after our wedding we were greeted by soft music, some wine, a plate of elegant snacks, a hot tub and a soft bed. The next morning we came down to smells of sausage and eggs and had the most rejuvenating breakfast. My only regret is that we didn't have enough time to stay longer to enjoy the beautiful garden behind the house and visit more with the incredible owners, Rita and Mike. The price is a little high, but it's more than worth it for the experience you get. My husband and I will DEFINITELY be returning to The Elephant Walk as often as we are able!
5 on September 19, 2014
Had to bail on previously made vacation plans to be closer to home after a family member discharged from the hospital. Could not have made a better choice. Elephant Walk's Chiang Mai was an efficient and unique use of space, thoughtfully laid out to create a cozy atmosphere. Included a fireplace surrounded by 2 leather chairs for reading, and a patio built for 2 tucked under the trees to enjoy our wine and wonderful home made flatbread (cheese and fruit too) left out every evening. Sorely in need of restorative sleep, I was grateful for the morning shade. We both slept 10 minutes into the time we were expected for breakfast (sorry Rita). A fabulous dinner at Domacin, an evening walk around lovely Stillwater, and lying back in a candle-lit jetted tub with an inspired leafy ceiling...perfect. Will visit again.
4.0 on September 19, 2014
The owner was very cheerful and helpful. The welcoming wine and cheese add a nice touch to the lovely room. The hot tub was a little short for a tall person. The breakfast was more than one could ever expect. Be prepared for a four course delicious start to your day. Highly recommend this place.
5 on September 16, 2014
I stayed here a few years ago. This year, I checked all the rooms in the Stillwater area, and found none better than the Cadiz Garden Suite. You can't go wrong with this very large room with its great private balcony over looking a beautiful garden. And the room with a nice fireplace, comfortable couch, jacuzzi tub, a comfy bed and a nice sound system. What else could you want? How about a gourmet breakfast that's out of this world.......
4.8 on September 11, 2014
I hate took my husband to the Cadiz Garden suite for his birthday. He commented how this place exceeded his expectations! The grounds were gorgeous, the room was very large, the balcony was private, the food and service were wonderful! Not a detail was missed! We would highly recommend!
4.4 on September 11, 2014
The house was a beautiful old victorian, that had modern touches. Rita and Mike were excellent hosts, the breakfast were very good, and the fellow guests were very nice. I highly recommend staying here if you get the opportunity.
3.2 on September 07, 2014
The food was great. Location was good. Room a bit small for price. A bit too many decorations for my taste.
We try to have photos of our rooms on our website that reflect the decor. Our inn is not for everyone, those who love a very edited place would hopefully see that we are not that. The Raffles room is very classic and might have suited this guest better. We are sorry that the decorations were a bit much for this guest. Glad to see that we do appeal to most of our guests but wish we could hit 100%
- Rita Graybill (innkeeper)
5 on September 03, 2014
The house is full of a magnificent array of mostly Thai furnishings - like spending a night in Chiang Mai! We had the smallest room, which is very small - but still delightful. You arrive to a bottle of your choice of wine, cheese, fruit, and crackers - there is a small refrigerator and a gas fireplace in each room. The breakfast is multi-course and wonderful. This is a grand B&B experience.
So happy that you liked your room. Our smallest room is a favorite for many in that it is intimate and has wooden shutters that can be closed to make an afternoon nap very easy. We love to do the basket and beverage complimentary because we would hate to see you check in and have to rush out because you are hungry! Our aim is to make this a relaxing stay.
- Rita Graybill (innkeeper)
5 on August 27, 2014
We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before, and were so pleased by the overall experience. The breakfast was amazing, and it was so filling that we never needed lunch. The complimentary wine and cheese were delicious and the perfect afternoon snack. The room was clean, quiet, and so relaxing. It was just what we were looking for!
5 on August 27, 2014
My wife and I stayed in the Cadiz Garden Suite and it was awesome! This was our first time at a bed and breakfast lodge and we didn't know what to expect. The experience and privacy was great, along with the spacious room and private balcony, we couldn't ask for more. Our host was also very accommodating and helpful with our questions. We will defiantly be back in the future to have some alone time together and we will stay in the Cadiz Garden Suite again!
4.8 on August 26, 2014
We enjoyed our stay very much. Rita was a wonderful host. The amenities were nicer than we have found at other B&Bs (e.g. Balcony with seating, in room hot tub, bottle of wine).
3.6 on August 20, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Elephant Walk. Rita sees to the smallest details, and it was very clean. The room was a little more expensive than we would have liked to pay, but there were lots of extras included (wine, cheese, bath salts, coffee!). There was something interesting everywhere we looked (my husband called it cluttered, but I think it was more charming). Gardens were very nice.
5 on August 20, 2014
I was only sad that we didn't stay another night.
4.8 on August 17, 2014
We booked 2 rooms for a girl's getaway and the rooms were nice with unique decor. The woman in charge was kind & sociable. The tray of cheese & crackers when we arrived was wonderful and breakfast was amazing!
4.8 on August 17, 2014
We enjoyed our stay here a lot. It is a unique B&B, just a short walk from the Main Street. We would definitely recommend the room with the rooftop garden patio, it is well worth the extra money. Everyone was friendly and breakfast was quite impressive.
5 on August 16, 2014
Had stayed before and is always incredible. Chose to spend our honeymoon there!
4.0 on August 09, 2014
The place was very quirky and fascinating. It seemed we were always on a treasure hunt. It was a nice surprise to be treated to a bottle of whatever we wanted each afternoon and a gourmet breakfast each morning. Great hosts!
5 on August 08, 2014
What a memorable experience staying at the Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast in Stillwater, MN. Rita greeted us as we arrived and made us feel at home the minute we walked through the door. We stayed in the Cadiz Garden Suite and found the room and private garden outside beautiful and relaxing. Our Breakfast was served at 9:00am the next morning which was exceptional fabulous flavor and presentation. The gardens on the property are relaxing and offer many different sitting areas to enjoy.
4.4 on August 05, 2014
Never having stayed at a B&B the only expectations we had were what we had heard from others and our own imaginations. When we arrived it was like entering another part of the world. The grounds are heavily landscaped so you do not realize you are in the midst of a crowded residential area. We were greeted by Mike outside and he gave us direction to the house, when we arrived at the house Rita was very warm and welcoming. Upon entering the house it was almost overwhelming trying to take in all the details, this continued into the rooms. All the décor is of Chiang Mai, Vietnam, Taiwan and Bangkok areas with each room having something different. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean and cozy. The little touches of wine or champagne, chocolates, homemade crackers (superb!), cheese, soda and water in the rooms was really nice. The next morning you need to go to breakfast extremely hungry. Rita and staff put on a four course breakfast that is amazing!
5 on August 04, 2014
With Thai décor, relaxing porch and grounds and unique rooms this is a romantic place to stay. The fruit, cheese, home made crackers, nuts and wine waiting for you in the room is a treat! It is near an ice cream stand that usually has a line out the door and is within walking distance. Nice neighborhood. Wonderful breakfast (most of which comes directly from their garden-you can even eat the flowers!) Free off street parking and only minutes from the St. Croix River.
4.6 on August 02, 2014
We have stayed at the Elephant walk twice now- at 2 completely different times of the year. Both times although the weather was completely different, the stay was exceptional both times. I love the Cadiz garden suite. It is super relaxing with the hot tub & patio for the warmer months. Hospitality is always warm & inviting. We will be going twice a year when we need a quick getaway.
5 on August 01, 2014
We were SO impressed with our stay. Everything was perfect from the music to the cheese and homemade crackers. Beautiful way to spend our anniversary!
5 on July 25, 2014
We had a wonderful time at Elephant Walk! Rita is a great conversationalist and background brings history to the experience at their B&B. We would definitely stay again and recommend to friends! Wonderful food and beautiful home.
4.6 on July 23, 2014
My wife and I stayed 1 night in the Cadiz Garden suite and it was gorgeous! The bed was so comfortable, the decor was beautiful, and the food was astonishing. The location is great too. We were about a 15 minute walk from downtown Stillwater.
4.8 on July 22, 2014
A lovely gourmet cheese and wine tray awaited us upon arrival. Fantastic breakfast that included desert, beautifully presented. Friendly hosts that provided great local dining recommendations.
5 on July 16, 2014
Rita attends to every detail. Breakfast is gourmet. The town is real nice. Decor is quirky but real interesting and comfortable. Best stop on a month long trip.
5 on July 15, 2014
Our first Bed and Breakfast experience was perfect. Not only will we return but we will bring friends!
5 on July 12, 2014
There is a regal, relaxing feeling when you enter the grounds of the Elephant Walk Bed & Breakfast in Stillwater, Minnesota where ruminating is required. Experience any room and you'll be treated with elegance by owners Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson. The details are simply amazing and if you're staying in the Cadiz Garden Room you'll feel like you're miles away from home. The sound of water is a constant presence as is wonderful music. This was a first time experience with a B&B and it was a best friend birthdays celebration. Our only regret is we couldn't simply stay longer. LA Carlson, Farmington, MN, AM Rubasch, Maple Grove, MN
4.2 on July 10, 2014
The breakfast is fabulous!
5 on July 07, 2014
On a cross country trip, this was the best accommodation we stayed at. Rita is the consummate hostess and an outstanding cook.. The rooms are decorated with items from her trips to Thailand and she has thought of every detail from wine and cheese to personal book lights. Stillwater is a nice town with good restaurants and shops. Definitely worth a stop at this excellent B&B.
5 on June 30, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Elephant Walk. Every aspect was perfect. Thanks!
4.8 on June 30, 2014
The Elephant Walk B&B is a unique and very eclectic establishment. The folks were warm and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay
5 on June 25, 2014
We stayed for our anniversary. The room was gorgeous and house was beautiful. It is so unique. The service was wonderful and we got everything we asked for. The wine and cheese tray where a nice bonus to our stay as well. It was awesome to sit on the balcony and sip some wine while overlooking the glorious gardens. The bathroom came equipped with everything we would want-bath salts, big warm towels and comfy robes. My husband even asked me at one point if I happened to have packed q-tips I said no, looked and boom right there by the sink there were some provided! It was amazing. Rita is very personable and made us feel quite welcomed. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. We will definitely be back!
5 on June 23, 2014
My husband and I enjoyed a great night at the Elephant Walk. We arrived a little early and we had no problems getting checked in. Rita and Mike are very nice hosts. I'm a picky eater and the food was really great. They will work around your dietary needs if you let them know what you need or prefer. Their B&B is walkable to the main street of Still Water where there is plenty of shopping, dining, and my husband and I were even able to book ourselves a gondola ride at Gondola Romantica. It was a very special anniversary experience.
5 on June 17, 2014
We had a wonderful time at The Elephant Walk. Rita was extremely personable and made us feel so welcome. The room was awesome... big fluffy bed, the garden patio, the whirlpool.. all great. And Rita's breakfast was the best food we had in Stillwater. We will definitely be staying here again!
4.6 on June 17, 2014
Our third time visiting. Wonderful as usual. This time Mike loaned us two bikes and we had a great time biking downtown to dinner. The owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is fantastic.
5 on June 16, 2014
We stayed at The Elephant Walk for our 16th wedding anniversary. It's a marvelous victorian with a very southeast Asian theme. Rita was a most gracious host and served us the most amazing breakfast we have had in decades. Our room, The Rangoon, was well appointed and very clean, and the treats of flatbread, cheese, and wine were much appreciated. Can't say enough about this place. Thank you for a wonderful and much needed break.
5 on June 12, 2014
Our room was beautiful! And the food, service and extra touches were all fabulous. We hope to go back and check out the other rooms!
4.0 on June 09, 2014
We spent one night at The Elephant Walk. The rooms are very cozy and the complementary cheese platter and bottle of wine give the stay a nice touch. The breakfast is out of this world delicious. Overall, a great experience.
5 on June 01, 2014
We had a great time.
5 on May 29, 2014
My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast, for two nights! This was for our 14th Wedding Anniversary and it was our first ever bed and breakfast. Mike and Rita were fabulous hostesses and they served an outstanding breakfast each morning. The bed and breakfast was wonderfully decorated with Southeast Asia decor and our room (the Raffles) was very roomy and plush with a beautiful jacuzzi and with a very futuristic bathroom shower. A bottle of wine for each night was included in the price of the room, and different pop, nuts, flat bread, cheese, grapes, and chocolates were also included. We recommend it to anyone who wants to relax in luxury!
4.2 on May 29, 2014
Very clean and beautiful. Breakfast was wonderful and the owners, Rita and Mike could not have been more helpful.
4.8 on May 28, 2014
Rita and the crew did a fantastic job making us feel at ease and relaxed. This was our first B&B experience and was such a beautiful spot. Quiet and relaxing and the food was superb. Definitely an experience for all couples or all ages and stages.
4.6 on May 28, 2014
We spent 2 nights at the Elephant Walk and it far exceeded our expectations! The rooms were beautiful, each very unique. Rita made by far the best breakfast I have ever had and I would definitely stay just for that again. Completely relaxing and close to downtown Stillwater, we will be back!
5 on May 24, 2014
Loved our room. Enjoyed watching the gold fish and the fire place at the same time. Complete peace.
4.4 on May 14, 2014
Wonderfully welcomed ( even though we were early-opps!) and allowed to check in and make ourselves right at home. Quiet, room a bit smaller than expected, but comfortable bed, cozy, complementary refreshments, music, interesting decor. 10 min walk from downtown. Amazing breakfast (with dessert!) with a host and interesting stories :) A nice place for bed and breakfast stayers! You will enjoy :)
4.8 on May 13, 2014
Jamie and Jenny Parker
5 on April 16, 2014
I'm in love with this place! I go to get a quiet night away from my four kids. I get a massage, then check in at 4. They pamper me with a chilled bottle of sparkling pear juice (you can choose what wine or champagne that you want), pistachios, fruit, homemade cheese and crackers, plus drinks in the fridge. I get in the whirlpool with my book and my wine glass, they have bubble bath, bath salts, candles, huge towels, and a robe for me. There's a fire place in the room and the decor is AMAZING and one of a kind--Rita, the owner, collects it during her travels. You won't believe the awesome stuff there. After my bath, I climb into the comfy bed and read some more. I always leave my phone and computer stuff in the car so i wont be tempted to look at it and can enjoy the quiet. I am usually one to skip breakfast, especially at hotels--do not do that here! The breakfast is always amazing. Make sure you set your alarm for their three course gourmet breakfast, you seriously do not want to miss it! I raved so much about this place that now my friend always comes with me. This place deserves 10 out of 5 stars!
4.8 on April 13, 2014
My husband and I were celebrating our 2nd year anniversary snd this was a get away for us. The room was beautiful the service was excellent we will be back soon.
4.4 on April 12, 2014
Enjoyed a very comfortable stay, in a clean environment, fun people and excellent food!
4.8 on March 18, 2014
The house is beautiful and has a uniqueness to it. Hosts are great and the service is outstanding. It is a place where you can relax and really get away from the daily routine. I really recommend this place.
4.8 on March 16, 2014
Perfect place for a weekend getaway for a little R&R (rest and relaxation). Friendly staff and the rooms are just as they appear in the photos. I absolutely lovedsitting by the fireplace and reading.
5 on March 06, 2014
The extraordinary thing about Elephant Walk is the care the innkeepers take to make sure that your stay is so memorable. The breakfast is superb and I could think of nothing that the room lacked.
5 on February 27, 2014
Our birthday party of seven occupied all four bedrooms and public rooms. So unique we photographed every room. The champagne and cheese welcome was indeed welcome, the four jacuzzis furnished warm comfort after a snowy drive and the birthday breakfast could not have been more delightful or more delicious -every plate was cleared. Loud thanks to Kim and Sasha for the spirited welcome and service.
5 on February 19, 2014
My first stay at a B & B and I could not have been happier. Great company, great room and amazing amenities. Can't wait to go back when the gardens are in full bloom. Thank you Sasha!
5 on February 14, 2014
The room was amazing so relaxing and romantic. The service was amazing! I would recommend this place to anyone!
4.8 on January 31, 2014
Everything about our stay was outstanding. Highly recommended.
4.6 on January 29, 2014
We spent a cold winter night recently at Elephant Walk and enjoyed our stay immensely. The room was very cozy and romantic with a wine and cheese platter waiting for us upon our arrival. We enjoyed the breakfast in the morning and the house has wonderful artifacts from Indonesia everywhere.
5 on January 28, 2014
We had a wonderful time at the Elephant Walk. The room was beautiful and warm, and the owner was friendly, accommodating, and discrete. Would definitely return!
5 on January 22, 2014
Everything about this was classy from the time we arrived until the time we left. The cheese and cracker tray with wine is a wonderful feature (and that put us in a great mood upon arrival). The breakfast was simply out of this world - so we left on an even higher note.
3.6 on January 15, 2014
Very friendly. Clean room. Within walking distance of downtown. Breakfast was great, lots of fresh fruit. We'd stay again for sure.
3.6 on January 15, 2014
Great experience overall! Greeted at the door upon arrival, given a tour of the house, yummy cheese, crackers, and wine, beautiful room, and extremely friendly and fun staff. Since there are only 4 or 5 rooms, I would suggest the owners poll the guests on breakfast choices like they do on wine choices. I was so excited for the 4-course breakfast and ours ended up being all sweet foods (pineapple boat - so cute!, french toast, fruit, and a chocolate dessert). It was all very good, but it was sugar overload, which I also heard from the other guests at the table. That's my only suggestion - a great experience overall, we would definitely go back!
5 on January 13, 2014
My husband and I stayed at The Elephant Walk for our first anniversary. We had never been to a B&B before, so we were not sure what to expect! We loved everything about our stay in Stillwater. The room was beautiful and spacious, with a lot of character. Comfortable bed, nice linens, lovely fireplace, great windows and light (even in winter!)... I can imagine that our room (the Cadiz Garden Suite) would be even MORE wonderful in the spring/summer when you can use the rooftop garden area. Our private whirlpool tub was the perfect way to end our chilly evening! The hostess was actually the owners' daughter when we stayed, and she was helpful, intelligent, and interesting to talk with! The house itself is FILLED with interesting artwork, artifacts, knickknacks, etc... And our breakfast - WOW. The food was delicious - and there was a LOT of it! Come to the breakfast table hungry! :) In talking with the other couples staying there, they told us about other B&B experiences they have had (good and bad) - and they were also very impressed with The Elephant Walk. This experience has piqued our interest in future B&B stays! :) Thank you for the wonderful anniversary!!
4.4 on January 12, 2014
Nice, private rooms and hosts that will cater yo your wishes. Had a great night!
4.6 on January 07, 2014
We received a complimentary upgrade to a larger room. Our hosts were courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking for a relaxing night away.
5 on January 07, 2014
Exceeded my expectations down to the last detail! Our room was uniquely decorated from owner's travels in Thailand and made us feel like we were really on vacation from the Minnesota winter! Cozy fireplace, comfy bed, luxurious whirlpool bath, wine, fruit, crackers and cheese plate, music, dining recommendations, outstanding breakfast, interesting, warm and friendly conversation with owner's daughter and son-in-law. So much to explore throughout the B&B. We can't wait to come back!
4.6 on January 06, 2014
Wonderful place to stay! This room would be fantastic in the summer with the private garden. Liked the little things like the bottle of wine and cheese, crackers, fruit plate and the private mini Keurig. Great Hot Chocolate! The breakfast was wonderful for me. My husband is a fussy eater so he was a little less satisfied but we both truly enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone at the table and our hosts were fantastic. Loved the bath salts for the whirlpool. Easily fit both of us. Very relaxing. Bed was great!
4.6 on January 01, 2014
We stayed at the Elephant Walk for our winter getaway this year. While the room was much smaller than we anticipated, the ambiance was perfect! Loved the large two person hot tub and the breakfasts were fabulous!! If you choose to stay here, be warned that there is lots of "treasures" not only in the common areas but the rooms as well.
4.6 on December 31, 2013
We spent 2 nights during the winter holidays for our 10 year anniversary get away. Was a beautiful room furnished with wine and cheese as well as whole course breakfast served in the mornings at 9am. At breakfast we got to meet some interesting people getting away also. Was very nice and my wife loved it, -Billy
5 on December 18, 2013
My husband and I had an amazing experience at the Elephant Walk. We are really looking forward to coming back. Room was amazing, the hospitality was outstanding. Highly recommend this to anyone!
5 on December 17, 2013
Fantastic B&B! My husband and I found ourselves again.
5 on December 04, 2013
Everything about our stay was perfect! Owners were helpful and so polite. Love how this bed n breakfast has themed rooms and merchandise you can purchase from around the world in the family room. Breakfast is to die for, especially the French toast! I keep recommending to friends and family and will be going back soon!
4.8 on December 01, 2013
Very nice place, we both enjoyed or stay.
5 on November 29, 2013
we went there for our 25th anniversary, mid-week, hoping for quiet and romance. couldn't have asked for anything better. No one else was there so we had the place to ourselves. Didn't really pay much attention to things other than our room which had a fireplace and a deck. They had beautiful music on, fireplace going, wine and cheese waiting. It was perfect! We only saw the innkeepers when we wanted them and were impressed with the breakfast that was brought to our room in the morning. It was like going overseas for a honeymoon but we were home the next day. Thanks for the great memories
5 on November 23, 2013
It was a real pleasure to return to the Elephant Walk.
4.2 on November 22, 2013
We greatly appreciated the innkeepers' flexibility in allowing a family member to pick up the key for us, since we would not be arriving until very late after our wedding. Breakfast impressed us, especially as they were able to meet some unusual dietary restrictions. And, they did this really neat thing with pineapple quarters that we can't wait to try at home. The room was very clean and comfortable, especially the chairs near the fireplace. The whirlpool tub was hot, although it took some time to fill. We were intrigued by many of the items throughout the house from Thailand, and it was lovely to hear from the innkeepers about their travels. As we tend to be of an exacting sort, we'll admit that the first floor felt a little over-filled. Overall, it is a lovely B&B with excellent food and kind innkeepers. We greatly appreciated their genuine hospitality.
4.0 on November 20, 2013
We had a very enjoyable stay at The Elephant Walk. I have only good things to say. I would recommend this B&B to anyone interested in a getaway to Stillwater. Charming town.
5 on November 18, 2013
My partner and I just needed to get out of the city for a night, and a friend recommended The Elephant Walk. We couldn't have been happier--the room was beautiful, Rita and Mike are incredibly friendly and professional, and we felt rejuvenated and refreshed when we left. We can't wait to go back!
5 on November 14, 2013
We had a great time and loved our room!
5 on November 13, 2013
We were very impressed with all the extras provided by the Elephant Walk B&B, from the wine, cheese and homemade bread that were waiting for us, to the most amazing breakfast dessert we've ever seen.
4.8 on November 13, 2013
We stayed at the Elephant Walk on a recent visit to Stillwater. I had read the prior reviews and was not sure they could be so true - but they were. This is by and far the best B&B I have ever stayed at. Breakfast comes with dessert. Dessert! Room was wonderfully decorated, wine and cheese waiting for us at check-in, and the host Rita was so helpful. Go stay here!
4.8 on November 11, 2013
We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed every minute! The room was luxurious, and the breakfasts were amazing. We had such fun chatting with everyone there at breakfast too. Would love to go back someday!
4.8 on November 06, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Elephant Walk. The room was great; the beds were comfortable and made for a easy sleep. The food was delicious. Rita and Mike are friendly and outgoing and will help you with whatever you need. They also respect your privacy if that is what you want. I would recommend them to any of my friends or family.
5 on October 31, 2013
The room was beautiful with incredible detail. Once you walk in you are transported to another continent. The food is delictable and our hostess Rita was delightful!
5 on October 29, 2013
Disclaimer, this was my first stay at a B&B, so I wasn't sure what to expect, or what is "average," but my goodness was I impressed. The Arrival: Rita greeted us with a friendly smile, and I felt like she as excited to see us as if we were family. She had a bottle of champagne chilling and a lovely cheese plate waiting for us. We didn't want to leave to attend our event, it was so nice just relaxing by the fire! The Room: One word..beautiful. It's "cozy," but I think we had one of the smaller rooms by square footage. But again, the details! A fridge with beverages (complimentary), the rain shower, the amazing furniture and decor. Even a simple bluetooth connection so the iPhone could play on the stereo. All there. The Grounds: what a place to relax, read a book, WRITE a book! I could spend a year and a day in the gazebo out back, listening to the fountain and the birds, just breathing. The Food: a three course breakfast including dessert? Yes, please! Wonderful, detailed, very nice. The Service: Rita and her family are next to none. You feel like an old friend. She's excited to share stories of her travels or talk about the eclectic pieces in her home. They're friendly, always smiling, truly loving what they do and it shows. I was, to say the least, VERY impressed. I will come back. I will recommend to friends.
5 on October 23, 2013
The character of the beautifully restored home is outstanding and unforgettable. We couldn't have been happier from our one night stay. The proprietors, Mike and Rita, were extremely friending and accommodating in every way. We're looking forward to a return visit.
4.4 on October 21, 2013
Well thought out rooms, lots of little extras. Comfortable and well kept place. Very unique decor, lots to look at around each room and through out the space. Well designed indoor and outdoor spaces.
5 on October 16, 2013
The Rangoon room was cozy - second level, front of house. The big tub was wonderful.
4.4 on October 16, 2013
My husband and I went to Elephant Walk for a birthday get away. We stayed in the Chiang Mai room which was very nice. We really enjoyed the small outdoor balcony and the comfy chairs in front of the fireplace. The bed was also very comfortable as well as the Jacuzzi. The breakfast was very nice as well and they even did something special for those who had birthdays. The grounds were very nice as well and if it would have been warmer we probably would have stayed outside even longer. We would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast.
5 on October 16, 2013
My wife Dianna and I decided to rent a room from Friday evening through Sunday morning of our 1st Wedding Anniversary weekend. We loved how secluded the place felt, even though we were only several blocks from downtown Stillwater. Rita and Mike were fabulous and really had some great stories to tell. The 3-course breakfasts were extremely filling, but to die for. Overall, we had a wonderful time, and are seriously considering making this our anniversary location from here-on out.
4.4 on October 15, 2013
We stayed in teh Cadiz Room and it was a wonderful retreat. We have stayed at the Elephant Walk in prior years and Rita remains as entertaining as always. The room was blissful and the stay memorable.
4.8 on October 09, 2013
This was our second time staying at the Elephant Walk. Rita has had so many unique and different cultural experiences that are shown through the decorations throughout the house. It is great to hear Rita's stories. Breakfast is always delicious and we can't wait to get another weekend away to visit again. Thanks Rita and Mike!
5 on October 08, 2013
We loved our night in the Cadiz.
4.8 on October 04, 2013
This was the first time my husband and I stayed in a bed and breakfast. It will be the standard we use to measure anyone else going forward! Mike and Rita are great. They have exciting stories to tell of their travels and other life experiences. The rooms are exquisitely decorated, each with a different Asian theme of places they've lived. The food they provided was plentiful and delicious. I didn't need to eat anything else for the rest of the day! The location of Elephant Walk is a few miles from the main street in Stillwater. The benefit of this is it's quiet and relaxing at night. The small drawback is that depending on your mobility you may need to drive instead of walk to get to the various local attractions. Overall, I loved the experience and will be planning my next stay soon.
5 on September 29, 2013
What a wonderful night! I came in at 7:30 after a long day at work - to find wine, cheese and crackers that served as an AMPLE and delicious dinner - long soak in the gorgeous tub - the room was so beautiful - I didn't want to leave - so I didn't! Rita was amazing - gracious and lovely - the furnishings and property were breathtaking. I would go back again and again :) Lovely. Nancy
5 on September 28, 2013
It was very relaxing in the Kadiz room. We spent the entire evening there. We were not disappointed.
4.6 on September 24, 2013
This was my first stay at a Bed and Breakfast so I did the research and I was not disappointed. The room was lovely and very clean. Rita was friendly and made you feel very comfortable and at home. The breakfast was delicious and better than I had expected. I would definitely recommend The Elephant Walk to anyone(any age) for a wonderful stay. Plus it's located in the beautiful Stillwater!
5 on September 18, 2013
This was my first experience at a bed and breakfast, and the Elephant Walk exceeded all expectations! My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary, and from the moment we stepped out of the car it was clear that we chose the right place for our romantic getaway. Finding the lush garden outside of the beautiful Victorian house was a sight to see. Mesmerized by the archway of vines, pond, and stoic statues, we were increasingly curious what we'd find inside. We were met at the door by Rita, one of the most intriguing women you'll ever meet. Listening to her stories alone would have been worth extending my stay. The house was exquisite, retaining the same uniqueness of its owner. The rooms were covered in plants, international artifacts, art pieces, even a 5 foot dragon gong. Though cluttered with decorations, you could tell every piece was carefully selected, intentionally placed, and full of stories. Despite being in one of my favorite cities in Minnesota, it was sure hard leaving the room. The enormous jacuzzi, soft bed, romantically lit room, fine cheeses and wine…any positive adjective would suffice to describe my joy. We decided to head out to dinner, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to walk downtown. The breakfast was remarkable! I am allergic to both gluten and dairy, so I was blown away at all the accommodations that they went through for my specific needs. It was so satisfying being able to eat every bit of the four course meal. The food was not only delicious, but displayed like a work of art. Rita and Mike would frequently join, and you can tell they enjoy what they do. Regular hotels will now bring tears to my eyes, as I sadly eat the cold cereal and instant coffee. I hope to return to the Elephant Walk again and would recommend it to anyone. Though my boyfriend and I went weeks ago, it will still come up in conversation how amazing of a time we had. One of the fondest memories in our relationship. - Miki
4.4 on September 13, 2013
What a wonderful, unique experience! We loved everything about it.
5 on September 10, 2013
The Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast was better than expected. My husband and I had our privacy, yet some great conversations with other guests. The food was fresh and filled me for the entire morning and afternoon. The Cadiz Suite was clean, bright, and had a terrace that allowed us to relax day or night by ourselves.
3.8 on September 03, 2013
When I made the reservations for a surprise birthday trip I didn't know we would have to be home by 9AM on Saturday. I contacted Rita and she went out of her way to prepare breakfast early for the 2 of us and remembered my husbands birthday with a wonderful sparkler! The breakfast meal was outstanding as were the lovely treats in our room. The decor of the home and room were lovely. Our night out was magical.
4.6 on September 02, 2013
We had an excellent experience with delicous breakfasts and recommend this place to anyone staying in Stillwater. The highlights of our stay was the afternoon wine and cheese platter and the huge soft and thick towels. Rita and Mike are friendly and helpful in planning our mini vacation.
3.8 on August 29, 2013
What a nice surprise from a traditional bed and breakfast - with adventurous decor in every nook and cranny, and service that went above and beyond expectation. The elaborate 3-course breakfast was imaginative and delicious! We will surely return!!
4.6 on August 28, 2013
My wife and I celebrated our second year anniversary and it was perfect. The room was very nice and unique. The bottle of wine was delicious and the cheese was a very good detail. Breakfast was delicious. Also, since the Elephant Walk is walking distance from downtown we were able to have a couple of drinks at a nice restaurant and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
4.8 on August 26, 2013
Mike and Rita were very nice hosts at the Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast. Each breakfast was an adventure with 3 courses. Excellent food. The home is nicely decorated with items from Asia which Mike and Rita visit regularly. I highly recommend staying there.
4.4 on August 26, 2013
The room was comfortable, and had all the ammenties we were looking for including a well stocked refrigerator and snacks. The hot tub area could have been cleaner, but otherwise the room was very nice. The breakfast the next morning was outstanding, however Rita, does tend to like to monopolize the conversation, and is very willing to push her views on various subjects.
5 on August 25, 2013
We had a wonderful time and Rita and Mike were lovely hosts!
4.2 on August 23, 2013
We enjoyed our stay at Elephant Walk. The hosts gave us a cordial welcome, and then left us alone. We got to know them better at breakfast. The "met my expectations" ratings for value and cleanliness above mean just hat. I had high expectations, and theyb were met.
4.0 on August 22, 2013
We recently stayed here and had a great time. Our room had an amazing outdoor space on the deck beautifully decorated with flowers. Only drawback was no offer to bring breakfast to room vs. eating in dining room. Very small drawback.
4.4 on August 21, 2013
After a 650 mile drive, we were elated to arrive at the Elephant Walk. We were greeted by Mike and shown about the house and the room we had selected. The east Asian influence is very apparent throughout. Everything about the establishment was very tidy and pleasing to the eye. Even the grounds that surrounded this place were well taken care of (believe me....there was lots to take care of). We had a quiet and peaceful sleep and a wonderful and quite substantial breakfast the next morning. In summary, my wife and I would certainly stay here again. This is how a bed and breakfast should be run.
4.2 on August 20, 2013
This was a fun place to stay.
4.6 on August 19, 2013
Wonderful time on our anniversary in the Garden View Room! Loved the private, roomy terrace and the separate bath, living room. Very lovely home with superb hospitality! Thanks so much!
5 on August 18, 2013
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS INN ..... BEST INN EVER.....
5 on August 16, 2013
Our stay at the Elephant Walk was great and a much desired quiet, clean and very accommodating get away. When we arrived the ground keepers and inside staff all had nice welcoming smiles. Rita the B&B owner was a pleasure to meet. She was very easy going and a great conversationalist.Our room was very private and we heard nothing but the quiet bubbling of our roof top pond fountain.The bed was super comfy and when we awoke we felt very refreshed and ready for breakfast. We arrived at the breakfast table and our eyes as well as our tummies had quite a feast.We will defiantly tell our friends and pay The Elephant Walk another visit!
5 on August 12, 2013
We wanted a relaxing, carefree vacation as an alternative to a camping trip or a week at a lakeside cabin. The Elephant Walk fit our needs perfectly. The late breakfast at 9:00 AM left us full through lunchtime, and the late afternoon wine, cheese, crackers and fruit in the room were a suitable introduction to a light dinner in Stillwater. Leftover wine and cheese together with some deli items we picked up from the local grocery store made a nice picnic lunch at a nearby state park. Our room, the Chiang Mai, was clean and furnished with everything we needed. The comfortable leather chairs and reading lights were ideal for reading or playing board games, We sat on the balcony to enjoy our view of the trees and garden and to listen to the fountain. One day we borrowed a pair of bicycles from Rita and Mike for a short trip to a German restaurant they recommended. A great value compared with the work and cost of alternative vacations. Thanks!
4.8 on August 12, 2013
We had two rooms and both were lovely. The large upstairs room had a huge private deck with gardens, and fountains. Wine, cheese and fruit upon arrival. The rooms were even better than they looked on-line. Breakfast was fresh from the oven scones, more fruit than we could eat, waffles and more. We'll all be back!
4.2 on August 11, 2013
Elephant Walk is a fabulous place! If you love a Bohemian/Coconut Grove kind of feel then you will be right at home here! The Inn Keepers were a pleasure to be around, the gardens and grounds beautifully maintained, and each breakfast was superb; a culinary delight! My only caution: the Rangoon Room is much smaller than it appears in the images on the web. We are disappointed in the size of the room in relation to price. If we have a chance to visit again, we will do so in a different room!
3.6 on August 10, 2013
Very relaxing and unique rooms.
5 on August 08, 2013
Wonderful time, breakfast and gardens!!!!
5 on August 07, 2013
The setting the service and the food were all exceptional. We will be trying to come back quarterly. Thank you.
5 on August 06, 2013
This place is amazing. My fiancé and I stayed for one night. We were blown away by the room and the surrounding gardens. I can't believe I haven’t stayed there before. We look forward to going back very soon!
5 on July 31, 2013
If you like quality, this is the place. Exquisite decor. Exceptionally tasty food. Incredible hospitality. You won't find a better bed and breakfast in the Twin Cities for the price.
4.6 on July 29, 2013
We had a wonderful stay at the Elephant Walk. Rita was a delight and we especially enjoyed the wine and treats that were waiting for us.
5 on July 26, 2013
We greatly enjoyed our visit. The entire house was delightful as was chatting with our hostess over an incredibly delicious breakfast.
5 on July 25, 2013
The moment we arrived, we felt we had left the rush of the world. We stepped into paradise. Rita was a gracious hostess and answered all of my questions. The rooms were amazing. The gardens were the ones of storybooks. Breakfast was healthy and delicious and unusual. Truly, we didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back. We decided this was our "when the world is stressing us out, we will come here". A true treasure.
5 on July 25, 2013
I loved everything about my stay. Food was excellent, lovely, tranquil setting. Unique. Hosts were accommandating and thoughtful.
5 on July 25, 2013
Although we stayed at The Elephant Walk only one night, we felt completely welcomed and at home. Rita spent a nice amount of time visiting with us at breakfast (which was gourmet and very delicious). The entire experience just couldn't have been more enjoyable...an excellent value and a very unique and charming B & B !!!
4.4 on July 13, 2013
Beautiful room with a large hot tub; unexpectedly good snacks and champagne upon arrival, and a delicious 3 course breakfast alond with interesting and eclectic decor made this a special place to stay!
4.4 on July 13, 2013
We enjoyed our stay in the "Cadiz" suite, especially the private patio with the water feature and flowers.
5 on July 11, 2013
Rita and Mike were wonderful hosts and their bed and breakfast was a beautiful clean environment. Wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend the Elephant Walk to family and friends.
3.4 on July 09, 2013
Upon arrival we were greeted by an upset owner. We rode up on our Motorcycle and he greeted us as we pulled to a stop. Mike had his shirt unbuttoned and wide open. He was very upset that we showed up on our motorcycle. Never once said thank you for staying with us, and he hopes we enjoy our stay but instead lectured on us about the noise of the bike and how he just that day called the police about bikes. Not the welcome were were hoping for. Then instructed us to walk to the front of the house and go in. I think instead of worrying about Harleys they should be worried about their neighbors. We were. Other than that our stay was very pleasant. Our wine was wonderful as was breakfast. However we won't be going back to this Bed and Breakfast.
5 on July 08, 2013
Rita and Mike have thought of everything - cheese, crackers, fruit, wine, robes, reading lights, refrigerator, electric candles - elegant and delicious breakfast garnished with flowers- making our stay a very special experience.
5 on July 08, 2013
Rita and Mike have created "nirvana" in Stillwater. The grounds invite tranquility and the interior decor (especially the Chiang Mai where we stayed) deliver it. The hospitality is unmatched and Rita issure to capture your attention and imagination with her travels and your heart with her devine breakfast. Expertly run and truly inviting.
5 on July 06, 2013
This was my 2nd visit to Elephant Walk. I liked it so much when my husband and I stayed for a visit to Stillwater last year that I brought my best friend for a few days this year. It was just as charming and beautiful as it was last year. I can't wait to come back!
5 on July 04, 2013
Not a fussy, prissy Victorian manor -- loaded with character, an endless array of Asian bric-a-brac that somehow exudes comfort and serenity. Engaging, warmly outspoken owners & staff. Lots of great B&B's in Stillwater, this is the one we return to gratefully and gladly.
5 on June 29, 2013
We live in Stillwater where there are many great B&B's. This was our first visit to the Elephant Walk, and it was wonderful. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, which we could choose in advance, and a plate of great cheeses, crackers, fruit, and nuts. Gluten-free crackers were an option. A mini-fridge held bottled water and soft drinks as well. Our room was the smallest, but decorated with amazing artifacts from Thailand, and very comfortable. The double hot tub with overhead shower topped it off. The breakfast was unique and incredibly good, and the hostess was quite fascinating to talk with, as were the other guests. All in all, a perfect getaway.
3.8 on June 28, 2013
Quiet, restful, romantic get away with privacy and delicious breakfast and very friendly service.
4.0 on June 26, 2013
We stayed in Cadiz for an anniversary getaway. It was the most relaxing 24 hours we have had in a very long time. Loved the deck--enjoyed reading a midst the flowers and fountains, and snacking on our wine/cheese/fruit tray. The decor was exotic, the ambiance luxurious & relaxing. The breakfast was delicious!
3.0 on June 25, 2013
The Bed and Breakfast had way too much clutter for me. The entire downstairs could be edited as far as content. I felt cramped and overwhelmed from all the stuff that was just kind of everywhere! Looked junky instead of exotic and interesting and could have used some dusting. Even the grounds were a bit overgrown in my opinion but the koi pond was pretty. Our room, the Rangoon, was tiny but well kept. We enjoyed the wine, fruit and cheese tray upon arrival. The hosts were talkative and fairly friendly and the breakfast was delicious and well presented. It was a good Bed and Breakfast overall I guess, but I personally was turned off by the downstairs decor. It felt too cramped and messy to really want to relax or spend time down there.
We are sorry that our inn was not a good fit for the guests. most of our guests love the decor, tho not your average set up. Hopefully people will read lots of our reviews and judge for themselves our accommodations. the gardens are always a work in progress and more English than pruned:). We always read reviews and give consideration to them.
- rita graybill (innkeeper)
5 on June 24, 2013
From the time we pulled up the driveway we knew this would be a unique experience. Plush gardens surround many cozy and inviting sitting spaces. The inside is filled with culture! There is a collection of artifacts that spread throughout the house, many of which are for sale. The bedrooms were nice and cozy with individual climate control, mini fridges, and 2+ person bathtub's. Rita and Mike were excellent hosts and served a wonderful breakfast. What a great time! We can't wait to come back!
5 on June 21, 2013
- Cadiz room was immaculate and very spacious, included 3/4 bath - Rooftop was very relaxing with greenery, water features, and coy fish - Four course breakfast was great, I would go there just for that alone
5 on June 21, 2013
I LOVE this place! It is a beautiful old home decorated with all kinds of pieces -- buddhas, lanterns, carvings, rugs, furniture--from Thailand. It has the most wonderful ambiance. I wanted to move in! Rita and Mike, the owners, are absolutely lovely. They love to chat with the guests, which made it feel so homey. They welcome you with a lovely gift basket of fruit, cheese & wine (or non-alcoholic beverage if you choose). The breakfast was outstanding, with the best homemade scones, plenty of fruit, and great coffee (along with other goodies). It's served around a lovely dining table in a cozy dining room, and you really do feel at home, while chatting with people from all over the place. The gardens are gorgeous, and you are within a nice walk, bike ride or run from the main street in historic Stillwater -- one of the most charming little towns I've been in. The neighborhood is beautiful, safe and provides great scenery for a walk. Very important to note: the rooms were quiet. There were other guests and I had no trouble sleeping -- there was no noise from others. It's a lovely place and I will definitely return the next time I'm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
3.6 on June 20, 2013
The fruit cheese and wine with homemade crackers was a great welcome.
4.4 on June 18, 2013
Stayed only one night. Arrived late and left before breakfast unfortunately. Did not even have time to try the complimentary wine and fruit left in the room. Mike & Rita, the owners, could not have been more accommodating
4.0 on June 16, 2013
Went to Stillwater for a day for some rest and relaxation. Had a restful and wonderful time. The cheese and homemade crackers were delicious as well as the breakfast. It was so nice and quiet and the owners were very friendly and hospitable.
4.8 on June 12, 2013
Stayed for one night at the Elephant Walk and it was perfect. Room was very cool, with wine, fruit, cheese, and homemade bread waiting for you upon arrival. We had no issues with noise, and they served a beautiful multi-course breakfast at a reasonable time in the morning (around 9:00 am, I believe). Will definitely be back.
4.8 on June 11, 2013
This beautiful Victorian B&B was a nice respite for my wife and I on our 10th Wedding Anniversary. What you don't see on their website is the beautiful gardens and trees on this property. The owners travel frequently to Thailand/Asia and the B&B decor reflects this. There is definitely a calm, zen like feeling to the place with lots of water elements throughout the house and gardens. Breakfast was delicious. I'm an introvert and was surprised to enjoy chatting and socializing with the other guests and the owners at breakfast. I would highly recommend.
4.2 on June 10, 2013
We really enjoyed our stay at the Elephant Walk. The owners were awesome as well as the food. The only downside was the crappy weather, so we weren't able to enjoy the deck on the garden room. Very unique and interesting rooms.
5 on June 06, 2013
I had never been to a bed and breakfast before, and the Elephant Walk was beyond incredible. I cannot wait to go back at least three more times so I am able to experience each room.
4.2 on May 30, 2013
What a treat for the eyes! Wish we could have heard more stories of your travels. Many blessings on your journeys
4.6 on May 28, 2013
Most b&b rooms are not spacious. This one is. The best part of this room was out own private outside patio. Rita was super nice and friendly- you can tell they love what they do and put extra care into every detail. Breakfast was delicious - and classy. I appreciated that they asked for any dietary needs and were able to fill our requests for gluten free. The bottle of wine, friut and cheeses was an added bonus to our stay.
4.0 on May 27, 2013
Good hospitality, good food, and good value!
5 on May 24, 2013
This was my second stay at The Elephant Walk and it was just as enjoyable as the last. The Cadiz Suite is perfect to kick-back and relax for a few days. The rooftop terrace offers a perfect place to watch the stars and enjoy a bottle of wine. The four-course breakfast is delicious and fills you up for most of the day. I would highly recommend staying with Mike and Rita.
4.6 on May 24, 2013
My first stay at a Bed and Breakfast. Will definitely do this again. Very relaxing. Our room was welcoming on arrival. Food was excellent. Would recommend this B and B to anyone that is planning on staying in the area
4.4 on May 22, 2013
My husband was hesitant on staying at a bed & breakfast and after our stay, he is now a fan! The food was AMAZING and the service was great. The complimentary bottle of wine & cheese plate was an added bonus. Thanks!!
5 on May 21, 2013
For my birthday, my husband surprised me with a one night stay at the Elephant Walk and I can't wait to go back! Even though we were in Stillater MN, I felt like I was transported back to Asia (where we honeymooned). There is so much detail put into every room! The amazing and wonderful Rita took us on a tour of all the rooms that weren't occupied and she had some exciting stories to share! Our room had delicious snacks, drinks and music playing upon our arrival. I was instantly relaxed when we arrived. Rita suggested places in town for dinner and she was right on, mainstreet Stillwater is in walking distance, so we strolled into town after getting settled and had a great dinner upon her suggestion. Rita's breakfast in the morning was nothing short of exquisite and she will accommodate any diet, just tell her in advance. She has so many decor pieces and accessories from her Asia travels that she has some for sale downstairs which we bought as souvenirs for our family. If you want a peaceful and relaxing escape, even if you live close by, you get exactly that at the Elephant Walk Inn, like I said, I live 45 minutes away and I can't wait to go back, visit Rita, sit in the Jacuzzi and appreciate this unique space in the heart of Stillwater! Thank you Rita!
5 on May 15, 2013
I took my wife here for a Mother's Day date. It was our first Bed and Breakfast experience, but will certainly be responsible for many future "retreats". We stayed in the "Raffles" room at The Elephant Walk and don't see ourselves wanting to try out any of the other rooms or houses anytime soon. There's simply no way to describe how perfect the experience was for what we needed at this time. Stillwater is a great town and we will be back!
5 on May 07, 2013
My husband and I had the privilege of staying at The Elephant Walk for five nights recently. The innkeepers are delightful in care and creativity. Each 4 course breakfast was a new taste experience and plentiful enough to sustain us for the entire day! The rooms have unique personalities and pleasures. This was not just a good B&B - it was a time of feeling pampered and personally cared for!
4.8 on April 24, 2013
We were thrilled by the amazing room. Our breakfast was very good and the service was very friendly and welcoming. Our only regret is that we didn't spend as much time in our room as we had hoped. Can't wait to go back again!
4.6 on April 17, 2013
Our stay at the Elephant Walk was lovely. Gourmet snacks and beverages in the room, a gorgeous Jacuzzi, and a plush bed and chairs. The rooms are decorated beautifully and although the rooms were all occupied, we felt as if we were alone - no noise issues. Breakfast is delicious and creative. We highly recommend the stay! Also, William O'Brien State park is ~20 minutes north of Stillwater (along a scenic drive) and is a great place to explore the outdoors. Stillwater is full of antique shops and good restaurants.
4.6 on April 16, 2013
We had a lovely time at The Elephant Walk and would definitely go back. The proprietors were welcoming and friendly and every detail was attended to. I was surprised at the number and quality of amenities we received for the price - a GREAT value! There was a delicious fresh fruit, cheese, and homemade cracker platter on our arrival (WITH a bottle of wine) and a 3-course beyond-expectations breakfast. We have been to many other B&Bs across the country and in Europe, and this one is definitely among the best for value and service.
4.2 on April 06, 2013
One of the best B and B's we have ever stayed at! Rita was a great host and breakfast was wonderful! We will be going back to the Elephant Walk!
4.2 on April 05, 2013
We were looking for something that was not covered in Victorian flower wall paper! ;) We found it here. Very unique! We stayed two nights and each night we received the complimentary wine, cheese, mixed nuts, and fruit! The food was great! Rita makes everything from scratch! Highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast!
5 on April 04, 2013
WOW! We had the most AMAZING time at The Elephant Walk - if you are looking for a real treat of a getaway - with beatiful surroundings, comfort and dining then this is the place for you! I can honestly say this is the best B&B I have ever stayed at - the owners are so friendly and accommodating, the environment is a real feast for the eyes, the guestrooms are beautifully furnished and decorated and the breakfast was delicious. Top Marks, we will stay again for sure.
4.6 on April 04, 2013
Delightful home of Character and appeal that then is taken to another level with the decor of authentic pieces from various countries. So much to take in but done so tastefully that I found it relaxing and restful. The amenities of hot tub, wine and cheese, chocolates, cold beverages and fireplace in each room completed the package a satisfying value.
5 on March 29, 2013
My fiancee and I went for her birthday in March. We stayed in the Cadiz suite on a Saturday night. I am a finicky eater and Mike and Rita made sure to provide me with alternative food to their selected menu. That was very appreciated.The suite was magnificent and we want to return either in Spring or Summer to really appreciate it. They are really interesting people, very friendly and warm!
5 on March 27, 2013
This was my second stay at the Elephant Walk. I brought a friend with this time. After breakfast--which was amazing!--my friend said, "Oh yeah, we are definitely coming back here!"
5 on March 27, 2013
My husband and I just celebrated our 12th anniversary at the Elephant Walk Inn. The house and our room were beautiful and very interesting. Everything was so clean and very inviting. We really enjoyed having a fruit and cheese plate with Rita's yummy homemade crackers and a bottle of wine when we checked in. It's a great touch. Breakfast was absolutely delicious! Rita and Mike really know how to cook. And both were very welcoming and entertaining. We will for sure be back, and hopefully for more than just one night.
4.8 on March 25, 2013
Not that we don't love staying a Grandma's house... But if you're looking for a superior B&B experience in the St. Croix River Valley that skips the usual Victorian doilies and antiques, the Elephant Walk is a must-do. A lovely and very well maintained Victorian house on the bluff over Stillwater is surrounded by incredible gardens that were impressive in autumn and no-doubt spectacular in spring/summer. The interior of the house feel like you've stepped into a Victorian home in the colonies of Indochina, due to the hosts' extensive travels and art gathering in Asia. Our hosts Rita & Mike were incredibly hospitable yet discrete, and make a 5-star breakfast. The wine, cheeses, and crackers that await you in your room on arrival are just one of many posh-but-not-pretentious touches. We found this B&B to be a good value, and will definitely visit again.
5 on March 24, 2013
Excellent B & B which we will be staying at again.
5 on March 24, 2013
We needed a little mid-winter "staycation" and boy did this fit the bill! Everything was absolutely lovely! We loved our experience and cannot wait to go back!
4.0 on March 20, 2013
Delicious food, warm people and comfortable setting. Felt as if staying in a far away country. Recommended
4.8 on March 20, 2013
We stayed in the Rangoon for the weekend and absolutely loved it! The room was small, comfortable, and romantic. The whole ambiance of the B&B was different than anything we have stayed at before and the owners were a fun couple that were willing to do whatever it takes make your stay enjoyable. I would definately return again!
5 on March 20, 2013
We stayed in the Cadiz Garden Suite. It is a larger room with a private patio through french doors. The fireplace inside keeps it as warm as you would like and the whirl tub pool is a great way to relax! I would definitely recommend this room and even more so in the upcoming spring / summer when you can fully utilize the outdoor patio!
5 on March 10, 2013
We had high expectations for our stay at Elephant Walk, based on great recommendations...it exceeded all of them. The accommodations are really lovely and the breakfast was extraordinary. Also, by any standards, a tremendous value.
5 on March 03, 2013
My wife and I love how relaxing the Elephant Walk is and we are repeat customers. The hosts are full of life and stories, and the breakfast is delicious.
4.2 on March 03, 2013
Our one night stay in the Rangoon room was really fun. Cool atmosphere, quiet and great for reading. Room was small but fine for a night. Jacuzzi was fun addition. Food was themed - pineapple, French toast with tropical fruit...and tasted great.
5 on February 28, 2013
this was our 5th time staying and it is always a great stay Sasha was a great host and did a very good job.
4.4 on February 26, 2013
My husband and I just had a lovely getaway at the Elephant Walk. It struck a nice balance between being comfortable and relaxing enough for me...and not overly girly for him. The perfect combination! We enjoyed the delicious treats, cozy room, and lively breakfast conversation. We'd love to go back!
5 on February 25, 2013
I selected Elephant Walk for my step-son and his new wife on their wedding night. He was home on leave from the military and their wedding was planned on short notice; but I wanted them to have special memories of the occassion. Elephant Walk did not disappoint. They were so thrilled with the lovely room and the many special touches such as champagne, cheese, crackers, and chocolates. And they have yet to stop raving about the wonderful breakfast which was kindly delivered to their room the next morning. Elephant Walk created special memories for this young couple who are already planning on revisiting for anniversaries to come!
5 on February 20, 2013
My boyfriend and I had the best time!
4.0 on February 18, 2013
Very nice room. Cheese and wine were good. The couple running the BnB were very nice and welcoming. Great stay at a good price
4.8 on February 04, 2013
This is one of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed in! A tray of homemade crackers, cheese, fruit & wine awaited us. The mini fridge was stocked with complimentary soft drinks. The room was very comfortable. There were two comfy chairs, a fireplace, & a 2 person tub! The hosts were wonderful & prepared a delicious 4 course breakfast. Stillwater is a fun town & we enjoyed our day!
4.4 on February 04, 2013
My husband and I went here for a little get away. It was such a unique place to spend a weekend. The food in the morning was amazing--after such a big breakfast, we didn't even need lunch! The complimentary crackers, cheese, and wine made a night in relaxing truly a treat.
4.8 on February 03, 2013
Very romantic, relaxing way to spend a cold winter weekend. Will definitely stay again in the future!
4.4 on January 31, 2013
My husband & I recently spent a night at The Elephant Walk to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. I was drawn to this place because of its decor--it isn't the typically frilly, lacy, flowery B&B you usually see--which is why we loved it! Our room was fantastic, wine, cheese & homemade crackers were waiting for us. It was a cold weekend, so we turned up the fireplace & enjoyed the hot tub. Breakfast was awesome--even including a breakfast dessert! :) We were also upgraded to a larger room at no additional cost simply because "they could!". All in all I would go back to this place without hesitation. We may have to go back when it's warmer outside so we can see the gardens when they aren't under snow! I highly recommend this place!
5 on January 30, 2013
Great place to stay if you want to be pampered. Attention is made as to every detail.
4.0 on January 20, 2013
The elephant walk was a unique south asian themed oasis in the middle of Minnesota! Very warm and welcoming, great breakfast spread that was customized to dietary preferences. We were there during a winter weekend and plan to back this summer
4.4 on January 19, 2013
Will definitly be going back to Elephant Walk Bed & Breakfast in Stillwater! Amazing experience and outstanding service! I do recommend!
4.6 on January 17, 2013
Lustful impressions… a veneer of Asian culture and an amazing work of art collection. Atmospheres where one would experience the quintessence of life in the colonies. The Elephant walk can be a healing place for the well travelled to regain touch with their roots. Roberto
5 on January 16, 2013
The Elephant Walk is so lovely. From the beautiful rooms full of antiques and curiosities to the luscious breakfast prepared by Rita and Mike, we have always enjoyed our time at the Elephant Walk.We have biked and driven. Spent a night and stayed a weekend... A jewel
5 on January 14, 2013
Great service, great rooms, friendly hosts... Couldn't have asked for more. Far exceeded my expectations
4.6 on January 14, 2013
The Elephant Walk was a surprise get away for my new husband. We are there the day after our wedding. Both of us have never done a bed and breakfast before. I have to tell you that we were so surprised how much we enjoyed our stay. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. It felt that we were staying at our friend's home and not a bed and breakfast. The rooms were beautiful and the decor was so unique. My husband and I were schedule for a two night stay, and we had thought about extending it. I have recommended the Elephant Walk to so many people, and I know that we will definitely go back. It was a perfect ending to our wedding weekend.
4.6 on January 13, 2013
My parents have been going to the Elephant walk for decades and after my first visit with my significant other I can see why. The atmosphere of the b & b was exotic and romantic. The highlight of the stay was drinking out champagne in the jacuzzi in our bedroom with an aquarium installed next to it. Sasha was an incredible host, and the breakfast was a masterpiece. I look forward to staying again.
4.6 on January 13, 2013
For the eclectic, exotic couples who've always wanted to travel to places like Thailand and other Asian countries. Just my scene. Lots of cool trinkets for sale all around the main floor. Just lovely:)
4.8 on January 07, 2013
We stayed in the Baffles and could not have been more pleased. The room was very comfortable and had everything we could have wanted. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. The snacks and wine that were waiting for us upon check in were also very good. From start to finish we were so pleased and comfortable. For the price I do not think this can be beat. We will be back.
4.8 on January 04, 2013
This was our 4th time staying at the Elephant Walk and once again, it was outstanding. We've been there in the summer and winter. Summer is beautiful with the gardens, but winter is super cozy with the fireplace and extra warm blankets. There are all kinds of wonderful little extras that make the Elephant Walk special, from the beautiful orchids in the rooms to the scrumptious snacks. The food is always good and breakfast conversations are always fun. You can't go wrong with a stay here.
5 on December 12, 2012
In the oasis of decadent comfort, we were able to enjoy gourmet breakfasts with our charming hostess, experience some of the wonderful sights of Stillwater and relax for hours in the blissful spa tub. We even had the good fortune to get snowed in for a third night. We were in heaven!
5 on December 04, 2012
We've been fortunate to live near enough to visit the Elephant Walk at least once a year, usually more often, for nearly as long as they've been in business. Owners Rita and Mike provide a unique, welcoming and luxurious "home away from home" that must be experienced. You will love it!
5 on November 12, 2012
This is the first time me and my girlfriend have ever done a Bed and Breakfast. We stayed in the Rangoon room which was warm and fabulous. We got a glimpse of the other rooms and they were even more amazing. A great way to get out of the Twin Cities for a little bit. The Rooms: They're gorgeous with exotic decor, very warm and have a positive energy to them. Service: Rita was more than happy to help no matter what the issue. Her home-made crackers and hospitality and attention to detail made everything the more special. Value: The value is great, it was definitely affordable for what you are getting. Cleanliness: Attention to detail. Very clean. Dining: The breakfast was delicious. Rita and Mike are great cooks.
5 on October 30, 2012
A fantastic house and a special room indeed! Enjoy it! Lena Hambert
5 on October 29, 2012
Repeat customers, loved it!!
4.0 on October 26, 2012
We had a very lovely time and would recommend this to any of our friends!
4.8 on October 18, 2012
Wonderful B and B. Very unique compared to others. If your looking for something that's not as frilly and traditional but still has that romantic cozy feel this is your place. There was so much to look at in the house and our room was absolutely beautiful. We had our own patio on the second floor which was a perfect place to watch the stars at night and have our tea in the morning. Our room was large and had its own sitting area where we could relax by the whirlpool tub. This place has a very exotic feel and you feel like you've ventured a lot further than just Stillwater being in this home. We definitely plan to go back and stay in the other rooms to see what they are like. Breakfast was absolutely fantastic, You couldn't get a better breakfast staying in a 5 star hotel! Thank you Elephant Walk for our one of a kind stay!!!!!
4.4 on October 06, 2012
Rita and Mike were excellent hosts. The room and home had such wonderful charm and ambience. Breakfasts were indulgent. Simply wonderful!
5 on October 01, 2012
Lovely, restful, romantic, great hosts, fantastic food, incredible surroundings. Do yourself a favor.....stay here!!!!!
5 on September 26, 2012
If you are looking for a place to get away and relax, The Elephant Walk is a perfect choice. Beautiful rooms with wine, cheese and chocolates each day. The 4 course breakfast is an absolute delight. Definately a place we will stay at again.
4.8 on September 25, 2012
Six women who book club together and enjoy each other's company had a most memoriable expericenc at the Elephant Walk,. We enjoyed every moment of our stay at the Elephant Walke and the visit to Stillwater. The owners were very accomodating and friendly people. The breakfasts were " out of this world" We highly recommed the Elephant Walk.
4.8 on September 17, 2012
Rita and Mike are warm and welcoming hosts, and we have no hesitation about returning for another visit! A beautiful home with unique and inviting rooms, beautiful decor from across the world, delicious meals, and great conversation... not to mention a lovely bottle of wine and goodies upon arrival. Not your average B&B!
4.8 on September 12, 2012
My wife and recently stayed at the Elepuant Walk for our anniversary and couldn't be happier! The Raffles room was gorgeous and the breakfast was fantastic! The Elephant walk set the bar very high for future bed and breakfast visits..
4.6 on September 11, 2012
Loved the room but would love it even more if it had a more functional shower
4.8 on September 08, 2012
We stayed in the Cadiz Suite over the weekend and it was absolutely beautiful. The private balcony was relaxing and gorgeous. Mike and Rita were friendly and accommodating as always. Highly recommended.
4.8 on September 08, 2012
I was given a gift from the committee I was on for going the extra mile. This place was just what I needed after the project. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Chaing Mai (sp) room. Lots of attention to detail. Very clean.
5 on September 07, 2012
My favorite thing about The Elephant Walk Inn was the breakfast!! I think it's the most important part of any B and B.
3.8 on September 05, 2012
The cheese and cracker tray when we arrived in our room was absolutely delicious as we enjoyed it on the beautiful porch that looked out on the gardens. Breakfast was exotic and very good.
4.4 on September 01, 2012
My husband and I wanted to get away for an overnight celebration for our Anniversary. We love to travel, but with 3 young children this is very difficult sometimes. We really felt that we were "away." Loved our stay and will definitely be back!
4.8 on August 30, 2012
The Elephant Walk was a wonderful experience. There wasn't any of the doilies and frilly wallpaper you would expect to see at a bed and breakfast. Rita, Mike and the staff were incredibly friendly! We will definitely be returning.
5 on August 27, 2012
We recently stayed at the Elephant Walk Inn in Stillwater, MN. I can't say enough wonderful things about it. The beds were comfy, the rooms were quiet, the food was OUTSTANDING, and Rita and Mike are very warm and welcoming people. We felt very much at home. The entire house was beautifully decorated. One could spend hours just looking at everything. Every room was unique. We stayed in the Raffles room. The tub was heavenly and you could sit and watch the fish in the aquarium next to it. Attention was paid to every detail. Thick towels, cheese, wine, a fully stocked refrigerator full of our favorite sodas, home made crackers, peanuts, and a dish full of chocolate. YUM! Everything was very clean and fresh. I'm hoping to go back next year!!!
4.4 on August 27, 2012
Very pleasant place to stay. The owners were great. The rooms were very eclectic. The breakfast was to die for. The wine, cheese, and chocalate in the room was a great extra. Will return again!
4.6 on August 27, 2012
We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at The Elephant Walk and it was lovely! So unique and had a wonderful breakfast. Rita & Mike are so fun, and interesting! Highly recommend!
4.2 on August 22, 2012
Breakfast was outstanding! The pineapple was a piece of art. The fritatta was great. Each room told a different story and you could spend hours down on the main floor looking at the artifacts and trinkets. Lots of fun.
4.2 on August 20, 2012
Wonderful B&B with great ambiance, quiet place to unwind and relax. Will definitely be back...
4.2 on August 15, 2012
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in the Raffles Room. It was a very nice setting. We loved the hot tub in the room. Everything was great and the food was outstanding! Our only complaint is that the comfort of the pillows and bed mattresses were not quite what we were hoping for, but not in the least a reason to forgo this room. We will definitely be back. This was the only Stillwater B & B we could find that wasn't decked out with Victorian style flowers, which helped solidify our choice.
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Our mattresses are top of the line with feather bed toppers. We use down for our pillows. We try to have firm pillows for the extra two that are on the bed with the down. We take comments very seriously, have to say that the Raffles has the most great sleeping comments. Everyone is different and sorry the bed was a problem.
- rita (innkeeper)
4.8 on August 10, 2012
What a fantastic place. Hostess is terrific, very helpful, very responsive. Cadiz suite is a fabulous world away with your own patio. Delicious breakfast in a quaint little town with great restaurants. Highly recommend!
5 on August 07, 2012
The Elephant Walk is a very elegant 4-room bed and breakfast in Stillwater, Minnesota, just 45 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis. It is managed by owners Rita and Mike, who are simply the most gracious hosts. Their home is decorated with unique artifacts that they have collected during the years while traveling all over the world, especially in Southeast Asia. The rooms themselves are named after some of Rita and Mike’s favorite destinations and the furniture they’ve chosen for each of them is truly exquisite. We’d booked the Chiang Mai room, which was just as pictured online. When we arrived, we found a mouthwatering basket with fruits, nuts and a selection of local cheeses and homemade crackers. Next to it was a chilled champagne bottle. The room has a balcony overlooking the garden, as well as a full bathroom complete with a double whirlpool. The bed is super comfortable, even for a light sleeper like me. Breakfast was served by Rita herself at 9am. It began with a fresh baked berry scone and butter, accompanied by watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew cuts. The main course was a soft French-toast style egg dish, soaked in vanilla and almonds and served with strawberries, plums, kiwis and a delicious mango sauce. Chicken sausage was offered as a side. Dessert was a rich flourless chocolate cake with raspberries and crème fraiche. Drinks included coffee, tea, fresh squeezed orange juice and water. Rita and Mike, thank you for a memorable experience. Your home is a pearl and we look forward to returning soon.
5 on July 31, 2012
My wife and I felt very relaxed and we were taken into a different relaxing world. The rooms are set up beautifully which makes the stay take all the weight off your shoulders and lets you relax! I will recommend The Elephant Walk to anyone at a drop of a hat!!!
4.2 on July 30, 2012
A lovely and relaxing room, followed by a delicious breakfast and delightful visiting with Rita.
4.8 on July 27, 2012
The Rangoon Room was fantastic, quirky and fun. Rita was very friendly, enjoyable to deal with and accommodating. I would happily stay there again.
5 on July 25, 2012
My wife and I absolutely loved The Elephant Walk. We stayed in the garden suite, and it was well worth the extra money. We had planned on going out on the town at night, but changed our minds as soon as we walked into the room. It was amazing -- we didn't want to leave. We ordered takeout and stayed in the whole time. We will definitely be back.
4.4 on July 14, 2012
Very relaxing place to stay. Room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding and the hostess was great.
5 on July 13, 2012
The Elephant Walk was the perfect spot for my husband and I to share our first anniversary together. A fireplace, a hot tub, a balcony with breakfast nook, and the softest sheets I've ever slept in made it very memorable. The breakfast was delicious, the view was beautiful, and when we needed another bottle of wine, she brought it right up to us free of charge. Rita is a wonderful host, who actually cares deeply about making her bed and breakfast a quality one. She designs her rooms based off the places she's traveled to, and even speaks the language (Thai)! Thanks for giving us such a special night in the Cadiz Garden Suite! -Amy & Douglas
5 on July 11, 2012
The B & B was amazing, awesome service, private, interesting decor, excellant food!!!
5 on July 11, 2012
We visited Stillwater for the first time to attend a friend's wedding. The Elephant Walk was recommended to us by our friend who grew up in Stillwater. We have stayed at several B&Bs over the years, and The Elephant Walk is by far one of the best we've ever seen. I love Rita and her wonderful breakfasts and she is a consummate hostess. The garden around the house is magnificent and the porches add a lovely extra space to spend time in. In addition, our bed was wonderfully comfortable and cozy. Everything was very professional, yet personable and welcoming. We can't wait to come back again.
5 on July 06, 2012
the rooms are gorgeous and creative, the food is WONDERFUL - I really like the nice touches like a bottle of wine and cheese/crackers/fruit when you arrive. No detail is missed. It's a must-see experience
5 on July 05, 2012
This place was great. Mike and Rita, the hosts are very friendly and attentive. The three course breakfast was always something to look forward too. We were there for 8 nights. She was careful not to duplicate anything. The wine and cracker tray was a very nice extra treat. Rita would ask if you wanted to change the wine type each day. I would recommend this place highly. Have fun.
4.8 on July 01, 2012
Raffles is a beautiful room and comfortable with the window air conditioner. Only negatives were the whirlpool water ran in VERY slow and the Eggs Benedict was so-so.the chocolate covered strawberries were marvelous.
4.8 on June 29, 2012
We decided to spend our anniversary at the Elephant Walk. There was a sense of calm from the moment we stepped foot on the property thanks to the bubbling water features and lush gardens. We stayed in the Cadiz, which was like a small apartment, and the spaces were just what we needed; comfortable bed, small sitting room with socked fridge and comfortable seating, an adjacent Jacuzzi and satellite radio. And then there was the deck. Just perfect with overhead views of the aforementioned lush gardens and tree tops, we could sit among the flower/herbal gardens and water feature centerpiece and enjoy the evenings while sipping on a wine of our choice. The delightful breakfasts, genuinely warm hosts, and small town atmosphere made for a perfect getaway! My husband definitely gets bonus points for choosing this one.
5 on June 21, 2012
Wonderful Raffles room, excellent food and decorating. We will go back again !! Rita is a delight..
5 on June 12, 2012
We loved the whole experience. Bikes were available and we tooka long ride on the beautiful Gateway trail in the afternoon. The owners were so available and giving. Breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this place to everyone.
5 on June 07, 2012
We stayed here to get away for a night before our baby arrived and had such a surprise. The home was so warm and inviting; it was also decorated so uniquely that you could spend hours looking at everything. It wasn't your typical frilly lace doily place. Rita was so interesting I could listen to her stories all morning at breakfast. They had a beautiful area outside to sit and relax. Breakfast was amazing and I wish we could have stayed another night!
4.6 on June 03, 2012
We stayed here for the first time last week. We didn't know what to expect but loved the charm and ambiance. We really felt we were in another time and place. It was secluded and private and we were able to leave our cares and worries behind!
4.6 on May 30, 2012
Great alternative to all the other flowery Victorian b & b s in Stillwater. Food and hosts are great. Only a 10-15 min walk to downtown. Raffles room is our favorite.
4.4 on May 30, 2012
This is one of our favourite B&Bs in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area. It's a beautiful old house, gorgeously decorated, full of Eastern elements with little surprises to discover at every turn. A lovely place to explore for the first time and to return to again and again. S & D McKay (winnipeg)
5 on May 30, 2012
The place was amazing, beautiful and charming. We stayed there on our wedding night and my only regret is that we didn't/couldn't stay the entire weekend. Everything was perfect--from the fun and surprising decorating details to the delicious cheese and cracker tray. I can't say enough good things about the Elephant Walk Inn. We both hope Rita and Mike stay in business for a very long time so we can continue coming back.
4.8 on May 16, 2012
Decor, comfort, and food are fabulous. House and garden are beautiful, relaxing. Rita is so personable, like you've known her forever. Wine and tray of cheese/nuts/homemade crackers every night are a treat. We've never gotten anything like that at any other B&B. We've stayed in almost every room at least once. All are different and very finely appointed.
4.0 on May 16, 2012
Very enjoyable B&B experience. The house is charming, very well kept, and filled with exotic artifacts from Thailand. The grounds are filled with interesting gardens and water features. The room had a sitting area, whirlpool bathtub, refrigerator and balcony. The wine and cheese in the room upon arrival was very welcome and very good. The breakfast was excellent and the company was very pleasant. Spent two hours at the breakfast table talking with other guests.
5 on May 15, 2012
There are no T.V.s in the rooms and with no phones it gave us a chance to reconnect with eachother and spend time talking. The gardens are beautiful and peacful.
4.2 on May 08, 2012
The room was comfy and cozy and not to girly for my boyfriend! The house was full of unique items with something to cath your eye at every turn. Wonderful host and delicouse food!
5 on April 30, 2012
Wife and I went for a little getaway and really loved our stay. Some pictures made house seem pretty quirky, but it really is so great. Rita really takes care of the details and is so good with conversation- she's been doing this for 20+ years and you can tell. The bubble bath, the bath salts, books, games, candles- so many little things that make the experience so great. And the food- wow! We initially thought we'd rather have breakfast in our room, but we are so glad we had it down in dining room. Such a fun and comfortable experience. Very private, but also cozy and welcoming.
5 on April 29, 2012
the Best rooms, the Best welcoming wine/cheese tray, the Best breakfast, the Best Host and Hostess....all in the beautiful city of Stillwater.
4.0 on April 26, 2012
Me & my husband stayed here one night for our Anniversary. We stayed in the 'Chiang Mai' Room which was very uniquely decorated. Room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Had an awesome little deck off the bedroom. We enjoyed a cozy, quiet night by the fireplace. Owner was welcoming and hospitable. Food was fine. If you need a night away from work, kids, phone, computer, tv, than this is a great place to go. And is only minutes from downtown Stillwater.
4.8 on April 26, 2012
Wow! What a unique and beautiful place! Rita is so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was amazing. Details are super- a bottle of wine, cheese, stocked fridge.
3.4 on April 16, 2012
I planned a surprise getaway for my husband's birthday and emailed Rita ahead of time and asked if she did any special surprises for birthdays. She had a beautiful little flower with a "happy birthday" note in our room waiting for us, and a bday sparkler on our dessert for breakfast the next day. It was so sweet. Our room was clean and felt perfectly cozy. We stayed in the Chiang Mai room and it was the perfect size and feel for us. There is a private belcony which we loved--aside from the screaming kids in the nieghboring house--it was peaceful and relaxing to sit by the fire place in the vening. The house was surprisingly quiet even when all the rooms were full with guest for the night. We never once heard a peep from the other guests. Our only small complaint was that the jacuzzi had these black flakes shoot out during both times we had it in use. It didn't other us while we had bubbles in it to hide the flecks, but once the water was drained it was kind of gross to see the floor of the jacuzzi littered with these black flakes. Besides this, everything was perfect. Rita is a bit particular about breakfast routines and what utensils to use and when and having it sit on the table top but she was gracious about it when I didn't do things right. Breakfast was great. But since this is our first b&b experience we don't really have anything to compare with. The last thing I'll say is that this really is worth every penny. Not all b&b have both fireplace and jacuzzi and snack tray for the price that we paid for our room. We would go back and try a different room....or even the same room since we loved it so much! Thank Rita! And Mike for fixing our fire place the first night!
We are very happy to have input when things seem not right. I wish the guests had told me about the whirlpool right away. We have regular sanitizing of all of our whirlpools but in this case I think that someone had put some kind of a kelp soak that we of course would not have known about or seen. I do try to make eating grapefruit easy by sectioning it before broiling and supplying sterling grapefruit spoons. if I see someone struggling with a fork I do mention that the grapefruit spoon is there to help! just my nature to help facilitate eating juicy fruit. we are in a neighborhood and there are children sometimes playing...thank heavens the kids next door do most of their playing in their back yard. One thing I would suggest to all guests-tell your inn-keeper if any problems arise. we can fix anything that is amiss with rooms. We appreciate feed back when you are here, if we do not see it or hear about it we can not.
- rita (innkeeper)
4.6 on March 29, 2012
Great b and b---very unique rooms, Recommended to anyone for a great stay!!!
4.8 on March 15, 2012
Beautiful room with whirlpool tub, wonderful warm friendly hostess, and AMAZING food. A very nice stay. Highly recommend!!
4.8 on March 10, 2012
We had a wonderful stay. The room was lovely. Atmosphere was super relaxing and the hosts did everything to make our stay perfect. We will be back!
4.8 on March 08, 2012
This is the second time my wife and I have stayed here. And both times have been wonderful. Its close to shops and tons of good restaurants. And both times the breakfast was wonderful. And each time we stayed here the service was great and up beat. Rita and her daughter very nice people.
4.6 on March 07, 2012
The room was beautiful, the jacuzzi was a bit small but very relaxing and the breakfast was superb, in the summer I imagine the patio would very nice too. So happy we picked it for our anniversary.
5 on March 02, 2012
I have stayed at the Elephant Walk before. This is the perfect place for a romantic get away. The cheese try is amazing when you first enter your room. There is always a bowl of chocolates laying out somewhere. The breakfast is great and the staff are very friendly. They are happy to chat and tell stories but when you want your privacy not a second thought is given and it is granted. It would be impossible for me to recommend any higher than I do for the Elephant Walk
4.0 on February 26, 2012
This was our third stay at The Elephant Walk. It is always a wonderful weekend in Stillwater. The ambiance is so unique, there is attention to every detail. We highly recommend this bed and breakfast for anyone looking for an escape that is refreshing and calming.
4.2 on February 23, 2012
wonderful breakfast and interesting decor, clean, cozy rooms
4.4 on February 15, 2012
I stayed here the night of my wedding and it was fabulous! The staff was friendly, the food was great, and the atmosphere was perfect. Will be going back again someday soon!
5 on February 08, 2012
Exactly what I hoped it would be! No doilies and stinky potpourri. Lots of really cool art from southeast Asia. Beautiful house and grounds. Incredibly friendly and welcoming proprietor. The food was incredible-- everything was home made. We loved it!
4.4 on February 07, 2012
This was our first bed and breakfast experience. We stayed in the Raffles room and it was absolutely beautiful. The double whirlpool in the room was very relaxing and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. We would definitely recommend The Elephant Walk to our friends and Family.
4.8 on January 31, 2012
My wife and I loved the whole experience. We only wished we would have got it earlier to enjoy it more. The rooms are magical and take you to another place truly unique. We arrived to a our room which had chilled Champagne ready, along with fruit, nuts, cheese, and crackers. The crackers were unique and delicious. The room was lovely and when Greg showed us to our room he stoked the fire. My wife and I were able to have a far away vacation while being still close to home. The Breakfast was fantastic. We loved the conversations and stories from Sasha. It was like sitting at a table with friends we have never met before. It was so hard to leave but we did buy a gift certificate to come back when we will be able to stay longer and take more in. We have been to the Elephant Walk twice now and will return again this summer.
5 on January 20, 2012
We received a gift certificate from our daughter for a two-night stay at the Elephant Walk and were not sure what to expect. Whatever our expectations, they were exceeded. Sasha and Kim were gracious hosts and our accommodations (Garden Suite) were more than comfortable. The champagne, cheese and chocolate were pleasant surprises and the breakfasts were amazing. We frequently stay at B and B's and the Elephant Walk is a keeper. Like MacArthur, we shall return.
4.8 on January 19, 2012
I purchased a night at the Elephant for my wife and I for our anniversary. This was our second stay here and it was as excellent as the first. The room is exquisitely decorated with a number of artifacts from abroad. The fireplace kept the room toasty warm and the jacuzzi was large enough for both myself and my wife. There was also the nice touch of a single cup coffer maker as well. The bed was a little harder than I'd like but was still nice. Sasha provided us with wine, cheese and assorted snacks for our stay and made sure we wanted for nothing. The room is a little pricey but totally worth the cost. Breakfast the next morning was excellent with four courses (fruit, bread, main entree and dessert) that were all well made and very tasty. Overall we were very pleased with our visit and hope to visit again in the summer. Thank you Sasha.
4.4 on December 29, 2011
The best thing about our stay at the Elephant Walk was the cozy room which included a wine of our choice and a snack in the room when we arrived. The fireplace was lit and there was a wide selection of music available for the CD player. The host was quite knowledgeable about area restaurants. The one disappointing thing was that there was not enough hot water to fill the whirlpool tub completely.
5 on December 19, 2011
A tray of homemade crackers, delicious cheeses, and fruit are brought up to your room upon arrival to be enjoyed with the wine already chilling. The room is also stocked with soft drinks, bottled water and chocolates. All of this was included in the price of the room which was a very nice touch. The themed rooms are authentic and feel like you're in an exotic paradise. Breakfast was outstanding and the conversation interesting. We will definitely be back. A wonderful experience all the way around.
5 on December 07, 2011
We had a wonderful time staying here. The food was great! What a treat to have a bottle of wine and cheeses waiting for you in the room! The chocolates were a nice touch, too. Thank you Rita for providing a relaxing weekend to help celebrate our anniversary!
5 on November 29, 2011
It was wonderful!!! The whirlpool and the aquarium was the best bath ever and very entertaining with the fish..the cheese and fruit was amazing!! And the bed was so comfortable!!! Breakfast was very welcoming and it was very fun to meet new people at breakfast! Thanks, rita!!
5 on November 25, 2011
Another perfectly comfort-able stay with a birthday surpise, complete with chocolate cake and a sparkler, and waffles...after a night in the Raffles.
4.6 on November 24, 2011
This was our second stay at the elephant walk and I'm sure we'll be back again! We really enjoyed the view of the snowy deck off of the Cadiz Suite. It was so cozy. The service and breakfast were fantastic as they were the first time. The location in Stillwater is also perfect. We enjoyed window shopping and eating at Marx fusion.
3.6 on November 20, 2011
We spent an evening at the Elephant Walk Inn this November. We really enjoyed at the atmosphere. The place has a lot of quirks and things to looks at. The wine and snack greeting us was very welcome. The bath tub was the best feature of the room. The fire place was nice too, but it was to warm to use. Over all a great experience.
5 on November 15, 2011
What a fun place to stay! The setting is very interesting and the service that Rita and Mike provide is outstanding!
5 on November 11, 2011
We spent two nights at the Elephant Walk, and it is so full of beautiful interesting objects from the East, clever renovations, a wonderful hot tub and fireplaces in every room, and creative breakfasts to keep you going all day. (Not to mention the wine and cheese.) The hosts were so friendly and engaging. We felt very relaxed and away from day to day life, and we did not want to leave. We plan to return often.
5 on November 11, 2011
one of the best B and B's we've ever stayed at. We loved it. We will definitely return!
5 on November 05, 2011
We had a wonderful evening at the Elephant Walk. Everything exceeded our expectations. The house and our room were beautiful. Service was terrific. Short distance from downtown Stillwater. Can't wait to find any excuse to return!
4.0 on November 02, 2011
My wife and I had a wonderful visit. Rita was lovely. Our room was awesome. The breakfast was fantastic. Highly recommend.
5 on October 29, 2011
We stayed 3 days and had a blast. It was our first time at a bb, will continue coming here for our anniversary. Rita was very friendly and kept us entertained through breakfast and a little while later. The food was amazing and very feeling. If you need advice on where to go for dinner ask Rita. The rooms where very nice and relaxing. Had to buy a couple of Items from Rita's travels to the middle east. Can't wait to go back.
5 on October 28, 2011
We had such a good time at The Elephant Walk!!! The room was amazing and incredibly comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! This was one birthday that won't easily be forgotten. We hope to go back to The Elephant Walk and stay in each one of the rooms! We highly recommend The Elephant Walk bed and breakfast.
4.4 on October 23, 2011
We had such a great time at the elephant walk! The owner Rita is very sweet and an amazing chef! The breakfast is worth the stay even if you don't like comfy beds, wine, cheese, whirlpools and beautiful views of gardens. Really, you should book a room now.
5 on October 18, 2011
Our stay at the Raffles can be summed up in one word: Perfect.
5 on October 18, 2011
What a pleasant surprise! This is one of the most unique B&B's I've ever been to. The staff was great and the facility is one of a kind. The food and wine were outstanding as well. I'll be back!
4.8 on October 15, 2011
My wife and I had a wonderful experience in Stillwater, Thailand. A nice private room, a great breakfast and a nice day for exploring. Strongly recommended for a night away from it all!
5 on October 13, 2011
The Elephant Walk is a wonderfully unique bed and breakfast. Each room is decorated beautifully. As soon as you step into the room, you feel you have been transported to another country. Clean and eclectic, it was a real treat to admire the decor throughout the house. Mike loves and collects bikes and even made a tandem bike, which we took for a test ride. There are a few bikes for the guests to use if you feel like going for a ride and didn't bring your own bike. The Elephant Walk is a lovely bed and breakfast run by a gracious couple. We will definitely be going back.
5 on October 10, 2011
What a wonderful B&B! My husband and I stayed for a baby-moon in the Chinh Mai room! Beautiful furnishings, amazing balcony, fireplace and a gorgeous bathroom! It was refreshing not to be surrounded by Victorian features. Instead we were Transported to a faraway place where we just could relax! The food was good and conversation was amazing! We were greater with an amazing plate of cheese and fruit along with wine and non-alcholic wine for me! Our fridge was stocked with complimentary beverages too. Plus the town of Stillwater is charming and has many great things to do. The gardens at Elephant walk are enchanting as are thr inn keepers! Highly recommend this B&B and we hope to return!
3.8 on October 09, 2011
We had a wonderful night at the Elephant Walk. Rita was a great hostess and amazing cook! The rooms were eclectic, but after we found out that she lived in Thailand for 3 years and goes back every year, the place had a lot of character. The breakfast was just perfect and would go back again!
4.0 on October 06, 2011
This was my first stay at a bed & breakfast. I chose this one because the rooms and decorating style were not the typical bed & breakfast doily overload. The home is filled with acquisitions from the owners' time spent living in Asia. The owners were friendly and have a well-maintained home. The breakfast was delicious. I left wishing I had another day to spend in their lovely garden.
5 on October 05, 2011
We had a wonderful stay! Our room was beautiful and the deck just perfect for enjoying this weather! The extras they add really do make the stay. Big, fluffy towels by the whirlpool, bath salts and bubble bath, tea lights, robes. A nice stereo to play either an iPod or just listen to the radio or Sirius. A fridge with complimentary pop and water, the cheese and crackers in the room when you check in and not to mention a bottle of wine! Breakfast was delicious. We will definitely be returning for another visit.
4.4 on October 05, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at The Elephant Walk. The rooms are decorated with artifacts from the owner's travels throughout SE Asia, which was really fun for a trivia buff like me. I love to hear the stories behind the objects. Breakfast was excellent and we had a really nice visit with the owners. We would highly recommend The Elephant Walk!
4.4 on October 04, 2011
Rooms were beautiful, breakfast was AmAzInG, and staff was very nice & friendly. Stillwater is a beautiful place to visit in the fall. We will definitely be back to The Elephant Walk again!!
4.4 on September 29, 2011
The Elephant Walk is a beautiful place to stay! We stayed in the Raffles room and it was fabulous, private and extremely cozy!! We especially loved the complimentary champange and cheese/fruit tray! Rita was wonderful and welcoming, and breakfast was SOOOO good!
4.8 on September 29, 2011
Great owners! It seems they anticipated every possible need. For those of you that see the "little things", you will be impressed. Very nice cheese selection (no cheap stuff) Towels and sheets as good, or better, than 5 star hotels!
4.8 on September 23, 2011
This was our first stay ever in a B&B and I have to say, I was VERY impressed. The food was phenomenal and tasted fantastic, and made use of so many fresh and in season ingredients. The fresh flower garnishes from the amazingly beautiful gardens were a lovely touch. The house was beautifully decorated and I felt like I had been whisked away to another country. Mike and Rita were SO friendly and welcoming. Our room (the Rangoon) was beautifully decorated and cozy, just what we were looking for. The wine and cheese plate each night was wonderful as was the fridge stocked full of soda and water. It was my birthday and my girlfriend had contacted Rita about getting a cake, and she was nice enough to take care of all that, and even wished him Happy Birthday when we checked it, but the best surprise was the sparkler placed in his dessert at breakfast the next morning. There were also several bikes available to ride and a gazebo out back with those most beautiful wooden furniture I have ever seen. Those special touches made our stay even more wonderful and we will definitely be back.
5 on September 21, 2011
The place was really outstanding! I loved getting a full bottle of wine and cheese spread when getting to the room, and the room itself had everything/anything you could have wanted. The house and grounds itself were fun to walk around and see everything. I definitely recommend this!
4.6 on September 20, 2011
I was drawn to The Elephant Walk because the decor wasn't the typical Victorian B&B. And I wasn't disappointed. Everywhere I looked was something interesting and unusual - that alone could have kept me busy for an evening. The grounds were beautiful and relaxing. The room was clean and quiet. A bottle of wine was already chilled and waiting for us when we arrived. There were more than enough towels even with a relaxing soak in the jacuzzi. Coffee was already out even for us early risers. Breakfast was exquisite. In short, I didn't want for anything and couldn't have had more enjoyable stay.
5 on September 19, 2011
Excellent service my husband and I would go back again , The room was so beautiful and Rita and Mike the owners are wonderful.
5 on September 19, 2011
This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience and it was fantastic. The rooms, service, breakfast far exceeded our expectations and the highlight was meeting new friends over a delicious breakfast! We would highly recommend this Bed Breakfast to everyone.
4.2 on September 14, 2011
We stayed at the Elephant Walk on a whim, and were pleasantly surprised. It's an extremely unique experience, and we plan to return!
5 on September 13, 2011
We loved out visit to Elephant Walk! Gorgeous decor, excellent service, charming environment. Highly recommend it!
5 on September 12, 2011
Surprised my husband with a night at the Elephant Walk. It was better than I expected and I had high expectations after reading all the reviews online. We were the only guests that night so the other rooms were open to look at and every room is gorgeous. Rita was lovely and the breakfast was delicious. It is so nice to have the bottle of wine with the cheese and crackers, what a fantastic late night treat that we enjoyed sitting on the balcony our room had. I would recommend this B&B to anyone and we will be returning as soon as possible.
4.6 on September 08, 2011
We stayed in the Cadiz room and had a wonderful time. There were so many interesting objects in the room to look at that the owners collect on their travels. The food was outstanding, we stuffed ourselves with the delicious breakfast. It was extremely romantic to be able to sit out on the deck at night and stargaze. Overall we had a great time. The reason I give cleanliness 3 out of 5 is because when I was making tea in the morning I poured sugar into my cup and two ants came out. However everything else in the room was extremely clean and presentable. We would recommend.
Yikes! We were aware of this most probably the day after the guests were here. We used a pour spout sugar pourer and had no idea that we had ants in the room. We try to be environmental friendly and not use sprays unless we see a problem,(spiders in the fall). So sorry that this happened but you could not see the ants in the sugar, Nancy dropped the container and saw 2 ants! So sorry. Rita
- Rita (innkeeper)
3.8 on September 06, 2011
My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary at The Elephant Walk. We stayed in the Cadiz room and loved it. Our favorite parts of the stay: the wine, cheese and crackers in the room; the beautiful, private patio; and the scrumptious breakfast. Rita was delightful to talk and listen to, and she recommended a great restaurant for dinner--Marx Bistro.
4.8 on September 01, 2011
For folks looking for something other than a Laura Ashley B&B experience, look no further. The Elephant Walk is a unique gem of a place. The room was amazing; the food was excellent; and the proprietors were kind and so accommodating.
5 on August 31, 2011
The couple that ran the "Elephant Walk" were wonderful and very interesting. The accommodations were remarkable!
5 on August 30, 2011
The Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast is the best! Everything was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone. Go Rita and Mike!
4.6 on August 24, 2011
We absolutely loved staying in the Cadiz room at The Elephant Walk. The room & amenities were amazing and the food was out of this world! Rita and Mike go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable- you get a bottle of wine, cheeses, crackers, nuts and chocolate for each night of your stay. There's satellite radio, wifi, games, books, soda, water, coffee and tea available in the room. We loved the room so much that we ended up spending far more time staying in than we had intended- it was just so relaxing. My only criticism is that the bathroom is tiny - this was not a problem for me so much, but my husband is quite tall and could barely fit. But honestly the rest of the room is so great that it didn't matter. We will definitely be back!!
5 on August 22, 2011
We had a fabulous time at the Elephant Walk! We stayed in the Raffles room, which was beautifully luxurious. The grounds & gardens are so peaceful & lovely, and Mike & Rita were super friendly and helpful. We can hardly wait to come back! We are recommending it to all our friends.
4.0 on August 22, 2011
We had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before so I wasn't sure what to expect. First impression of the space was that it was cluttered. I understand the want/need to decorate but it felt like the only open floor spaces were the pathways from room to room and seating area to seating area. On the flip side, I was blown away at the quaility and quantity of the breakfast served! The stuffed french toast was wonderful!!!
3.8 on August 21, 2011
Walkable distance to town. Bed was beautiful and relatively comfortable. Nice jacuzzi tub and fun decor. Breakfast was outstanding!
4.8 on August 18, 2011
This place is beautiful both inside and out. The hosts are attentive, but not overbearing. We appreciated coming in after a long day to a bottle of bubbly, yummy chesse and crackers, and a relaxing room. We would most certainly stay there again.
5 on August 16, 2011
Charming and intimate. The owner welcomes you into her world, and its a very exotic and cozy one. Breakfast with the other guests is a wonderful way to meet new people. The room was very comfortable and had an ample supply of yummy treats to snack on. Our room also came with a complimentary bottle of wine, cheese, chocolates and fruit. The bathtub was big enough to live in. Beautiful room, big bed, delicious breakfast and treats, a tranquil garden. The Elephant Walk is a great value, all for the same price as a regular hotel. Definitely will recommend this B&B!
4.6 on August 16, 2011
The Elephant walk is an excellent place to relax and recharge ones batteries. With cozy rooms, and few distractions the elephant walk ensures a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the everyday.
5 on August 15, 2011
Absolutely beautiful place to stay. The scenery outside and decore on the inside is exquisite. The room/jacuzzi was wonderful! We had a 3 course breakfast that was to die for. We would recommend The Elephant Walk to anyone.
4.6 on August 12, 2011
The absolute friendliness of everyone we encountered. The food was delicious and we appreciated the portions which were enough to enjoy the delicious food and not an 'ugh' we ate too much food. Everything was very, very tasteful. Our only regret was that we had not booked a second night.
4.4 on August 12, 2011
We were only able to stay one night and look forward to returning in the future. The Asian decor inside and out provided a sensual escape. The breakfast was delicious and the my gluten intolerance pleasantly accommodated.
4.6 on August 11, 2011
If you want a relaxing romantic night this is the place. The room with the roof top balcony was perfect! The breakfast was the best I have ever had!
4.8 on August 09, 2011
The room (Rangoon, for us) was great, the house was great, Rita and Mike were great, and the food was outstanding. Would HAPPILY go back.
4.6 on August 08, 2011
Our first experience with the B&B and we loved it! The Elephant Walk was absolutely wonderful, and both mornings we got to enjoy a very excellent breakfast! A great location as we were able to walk downtown to experience Stillwater. If we go back to Stillwater we will surely be staying at The Elephant Walk again....
3.6 on August 04, 2011
My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. The room was lovely And the breakfast was very fancy.
4.6 on August 03, 2011
My boyfriend and I had a GREAT experience at the Elephant Walk! The wine and cheese upon arrival was great. We spent the evening playing board games that were in the room and enjoying the sights of Stillwater. The breakfast the next morning was just as great. If we could have afforded it, we would have stayed longer. I cannot wait to return soon.
5 on August 03, 2011
My wife and I needed a relaxing weekend away. Rita and Mike far exceeded our expectations. The food was ridiculously tasty and filling, the wine and cheese were delicious. The room was not the usual doily laden BB. Felt more like a luxury hotel. We will definitively be staying again at The Elephant Walk.
5 on July 31, 2011
ABSOLUTELY, wonderful! Hospitality was superb and very kind. There was so much to look at especially all around the house. Breath taking. It's like Thailand in Minnesota!
4.8 on July 30, 2011
A beautiful room, was quiet. My husband and I enjoyed the back yard as well. Breakfast was amazing
5 on July 27, 2011
we loved the room!!! every little detail was thought through to make this weekend unforgettable
5 on July 26, 2011
My husband I stayed at the Elephant Walk B&B for a week (our anniversary) and loved everything! We stayed in the Chiang Mai which was wonderfully decorated. Every drawer or door you open has something interesting. I didn't expect a three course gourmet (and so delicious every day) breakfast at all. The garden at the back of the house is extraordinary with lots of places to hang out. We had intended several day trips but found the B&B so relaxing, that we didn't leave Stillwater. Rita and Mike are excellent hosts ... loved listening to Rita's stories. I highly recommend the Elephant Walk B&B for anyone wanting a taste of the exotic without needing a passport.
4.0 on July 26, 2011
Enjoyed our stay at the Elephant Walk. Our room was very comfortable with its own deck. It was very private, quiet and comfortable. Rita was a delight and prepared a delicious breakfast that was very tasty!
4.8 on July 26, 2011
A true gem... This victorian mansion is filled with exotic and lovely things from Thailand and beyond. It is an adventure to stay here. One not to be missed. Rita and Mike are such amazing hosts. You will feel right at home. They made my husband and I special meals because we don't eat some things and they were outstanding. This was our 6th visit and we loved each one more than the next... Hope you will as well... Oh and the linens are top of the line as is everything else.
5 on July 22, 2011
My wife and I biked up the Gateway Trail to Stillwater from Minneapolis. When we arrived, we soothed our tired legs in the hot tub. The best breakfast we've ever had in a B&B. We highly recommend Elephant Walk.
5 on July 20, 2011
My husband and I have visited the Elephant Walk four times and each time, was better than the time before. The rooms are simply beautiful, and we enjoy a low-key relaxed wine-and-cheese hour in our room. The breakfast is delightful...we always look forward to seeing what Rita and Mike dish up. Would really recommend this B&B! Hayley & Javier Coon Rapids Minn.
5 on July 19, 2011
The Elephant Walk is a wonderful place to stay! The house is decorated in such a unique style I couldn't stop looking around at all of her collections. The room was decorated wonderfully and the double jacuzzi tub was awesome. We kind of slept though breakfast but had a fruit plate and a scone. It was delicious! Rita and Mike are excellent hosts and I would not hesitate to stay here again.
4.6 on July 18, 2011
This was our third visit to Elephant Walk. As always, Rita, Mike and the rest of the staff made our stay perfection. We are always at a loss, stay in all day and relax in our wonderful room, or go the few blocks into beautiful downtown Stillwater? This stay, relaxing in the room was the key to success! We are rested, relaxed and rejuvenated.
3.8 on July 13, 2011
Place was clean. Rita was very nice and took care of us very well. Excellent food. Only thing bothered me was that there was some bad odor in the room where we stayed. we ere in Rangoon. I am not sure where the smell was coming from but we got rid of it by spraying some room freshener.
3.8 on July 13, 2011
I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a night away for his birthday and our 2 year aniversary. Either one of us had ever been to a bed and breakfast, the Elaphant Walk was a very unique and pleasant place to stay. The room was fantastic. Being at a bed and breakfast we didn't know how much privacy we would have, it seemed like we were the only ones there! We deffinately want to go back. We also really enjoyed that fact that is was walking distance to Main Street in Stillwater.
4.4 on July 08, 2011
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with an escape to Stillwater and found the Elephant Walk to be a great place to stay! The food was absolutely wonderful for breakfast; we didn't really need lunch! We stayed in both the Rangoon and the Garden Cadiz rooms. We loved the decor and comfort of both. The Rangoon had a longer tub but we loved the deck overlooking the garden in the Garden Cadiz. We look forward to our next escape to Stillwater and will definitely stay at the Elephant Walk again.
5 on July 05, 2011
Not your ordinary B and B. Recommendation from a friend led us to this wonderful place. Our fifth stay in four years. Rita and Mike are gracious and welcoming hosts. Breakfasts are extraordinary, unique, flavorful, delicious...a fruit and homemade scone beginning, followed by a unique "meal" egg creation, and then a dessert. When staying here, it feels like time stops still for awhile, and the unique decor from their many travels provides for a feeling of an exotic escape. Definitely will return. :)
4.4 on July 02, 2011
I found the B&B very interesting. There were many items to look at and discuss. The garden area was very nice and is still be improved. The house is located in a residential area but the privacy from our room is still maintained. Many trees and plants around help this. I was very amused and relaxed at the B&B. Thank you very much for a memorable stay.
4.6 on June 28, 2011
Rita & Mike just do a great job with this B&B. Wonderful rooms and great surroundings. Excellent Breakfast....Thanks Much !!
5 on June 28, 2011
We received a gift certificate for a wedding present and had to use it by the end of the month, since my husband was deployed for 6 months and really enjoyed our time at the Elephant Walk! We stayed in the Rattan Room and it was very relaxing and beautifully decorated! The wine, cheese, grapes, nuts and chocolates waiting for us when we arrived was a great way to start our stay and the breakfast was an amazing and delicous work of art! I hightly recommend the Elephant Walk and it also makes for a perfect gift! Thank you Rita & Mike for sharing your amazing house with others!
4.4 on June 25, 2011
We had such a pleasant experience at the Elephant Walk that we wished we had booked an additional night. It felt like we were in a dreamland and the rest of the world melted away. The main livingroom of the room was filled with interesting artifacts from Mike and Rita's travels. The individual rooms were each unique and beautifuly decorated - almost magical. We enjoyed the complementary bottle of wine, fruit and cheese plate, jacuzzi, candles, gardens, private deck, screened in porch, and fabulous gourment breakfast.
3.8 on June 23, 2011
The Elephant Walk was a great stay. The owners took good care of you, ensuring that all your needs were met. The rooms were unique and romantic, and the food was exceptional!"
4.4 on June 20, 2011
This was our second trip to the Elephant Walk. Rita is an enjoyable host, the homemade crackers with cheese fruit and wine are a lovely touch, and the rooms are run and romantic. We love bed and breakfasts but aren't into the flowery frilly decor found in many Victorian houses. The Elephant Walk suits our style very well. Rita sells Southeast Asian treasures collected from her yearly trips in the common area downstairs, and those are fun to look through too. The breakfast is very tasty, garnished with edible plants and flowers from the Elephant Walk garden. Highly recommended.
5 on June 14, 2011
Rita and Mike were great! We stayed for our 5 year anniversary and it was perfect. The rooms are amazing and all the little amenities that they think about makes the stay exceptional. We will be back hopefully every year for our anniversary and maybe some more times in between.
4.6 on June 13, 2011
This was a great place to stay while we were in Stillwater for a wedding. Rita immediately made us feel like we were part of the family. And the decor? To say it's eclectic is an understatement. Rita and Mike's tenure in Southeast Asia is evident everywhere, turning a turn-of-the-century Victorian into something altogether unique. And those meals? Wow, incredible. The only way to go away hungry or unsatisfied is to not go to breakfast, which is a four course panoply of delight. I can't say I would stay here on a regular basis (I live in New Mexico and can't afford Stillwater most of the time), I would happily recommend it to anyone who wants a wonderfully unique and beautiful place to stay.
5 on June 07, 2011
We had a delightful time at this lovely home which is an exotic spot with the strong, lush presence of Thailand housed in a beautiful Victorian mansion. Rita and Mike have such a vibrant artistic sense that lies behind the inside, outside and the food of the Elephant Walk.
4.6 on June 03, 2011
My husband and I stayed in the cadiz room for our mini-moon and it was a perfect little romantic hideaway. The extras provided (wine, beverages, and snack basket) were great! The breakfasts were delightful; delicious and beautiful. Rita and Mike do great work decorating and gardening; it seemed as though we were walking into a whole new beautiful world, even though we were minutes away from downtown stillwater. Rita and Mike are very friendly, pleasant and welcoming hosts.
5 on June 03, 2011
We stayed for two nights and enjoyed them thoroughly. We were greeted each evening with wine, cheese and fruit. The morning breakfast's were awesome. Thanks Rita for a positive experience!
4.2 on June 01, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Elephant Walk B&B in the raffles room. Everything was excellent for our stay. Rita our host was very helpful. Highlights were the cascading waterfall whirpool, Cool west Indies theme room and the brekfast the next morning was excellent. We were provided bikes to drive down into downtown, and enjoyed the garden in the back yard. In all an excellent trip. The rate could have been less but the experience was more than we expected!! We will be back again..........Craig & Kara Lewandowski
5 on May 31, 2011
I HIGHLY recommend a stay at this bed and breakfast for any occasion. It is a spectacular, beautiful building with genuinely hospitable people.
4.8 on May 31, 2011
The Elephant Walk B&B is not only a quiet and peaceful retreat, it is chock full of the most interesting array of goodies from SE Asia, mainly Viet Nam, Cambodia and Thailand. Shortly after we arrived, we received a tray of yummy cheeses and crisp wafers to enjoy with sparkling cider (normally wine, but we passed on that). Then, after a very comfortable night in a cozy bed, complete with soft white netting gracefully swirled above our heads, we were served the most scrumptious breakfast!! Fruit, muffins, puffy french toast were all spectacular and voraciously devoured. We would highly recommend a trip to Stillwater and a stay at The Elephant Walk! Hosts Rita and Mike have traveled extensively and their stories are very interesting and entertaining.
5 on May 31, 2011
The Elephant Walk is a 'not-to-be-missed' opportunity to relax and be pampered. The food is amazing, the hosts are warm, engaging and interesting, the parlors are inviting and fascinating... best of all, the rooms are intimate, private, and lovely. Rooms are equipped with the finest amenities, a whirlpool bath, wine and cheese, and gurgling fountains. You will not be disappointed.
5 on May 26, 2011
We were treated to a wonderful weekend at the Elephant Walk and have recommended it to all of our friends and family. Good food, Good Company, very relaxing.
4.4 on May 25, 2011
Our room was incredibly charming. There's little details of art from Southeast Asia everywhere we looked. From the home made crackers with a great variety of cheese to the wonderful 4 course breakfast with a non-stop coffee source, (Rita!), we felt very pampered. We really enjoyed walking in the back yard; very lush and again, the artwork tucked every little place we looked. We only stayed a night, but truly felt rejuvenated by the time we left.
4.4 on May 21, 2011
Wonderful experience. Friendly hostess. We will definitely be back.
5 on May 12, 2011
The Elephant Walk was fantastic in all ways imaginable. Rita is a warm/entertaining host who has gone to great lengths to create an amazing ambience.
5 on May 02, 2011
Our stay in the Raffles room for our ten year anniversary was magnificent. Rita’s attention to detail in decor is wonderfully detailed. The food was divine. We’re booking now for a stay later this summer.
4.4 on April 27, 2011
My husband and I were very pleased with The Elephant Walk. It's a unique experience amongst all of the other Victorian style Bed and Breakfasts in Stillwater. The rooms are filled with artifacts from various countries and everything was very clean and cozy. Soft lighting and classical music welcome you to your room (along with a bottle of wine and homemade cheese and crackers). The best part for us was the jacuzzi in the room (we stayed in The Raffles) complete with candles, bubble bath, and bath salts. It was also nice having complimentary water and soft drinks in the room. The breakfast was fresh pineapple, a homemade scone, stuffed french toast with sausage, and a little slice of decadent, chocolate, torte-like cake. The owners were very hospitable and friendly. We would definitely stay there again.
5 on April 17, 2011
In the past, we always stayed at different B&Bs, but when I found The Elephant Walk we found the best so that is the only one we go to now. Stillwater has a lot of great restaurants and shopping.
4.4 on April 13, 2011
We stayed at the Elephant Walk (Cadiz Garden Suite) for 2 nights this past weekend. I can't say enough how amazed we were! It was my first time staying in a B&B, and I'm forever glad we chose the Elephant Walk. Sasha was our host and was incredible. The room was perfect, the company was awesome, and the breakfast divine! Can't wait to go back!
4.8 on April 10, 2011
This B&B is an amazing place. Not only did the staff make us feel special, we felt like we were back in Chang-Mai. This most amazingly decorated room (Chang-Mai) and house, (Thailand duplicated) was just what we needed to celebrate our 31st anniversary. When you choose a B&B do not pass up on this experience.
5 on April 02, 2011
Our stay was fantastic as always. The food the room the ambiance wonderful. This is the best B & B in Minnesota! My Wife and I have been to 8 Different B and B's The Elephant Walk is the best.
4.2 on March 23, 2011
My partner and I had a wonderful time at the Elephant Walk B&B. Sasha was such a gracious host. The rooms were exceptional. The Elephant Walk made us feel welcome and comfortable the moment we arrived. Will definitely return.
4.0 on March 17, 2011
I highly recommend the Elephant Walk for a romantic, relaxing, full service Bed & Breakfast. The Raffles room was amazing and the welcome package made you feel right at home the moment you stepped into your room. Breakfast was bountiful and delicious, and the staff were very friendly and hospitable. A great place for a getaway!
4.8 on March 17, 2011
I couldn't stop smiling from th second we stepped foot in the house. Everything was absolutely amazing. I recommend the Raffles room.
4.8 on March 16, 2011
We stayed this past weekend in the Cadiz Suite. It was wonderful & truly relaxing. The decor is very inviting & the whirlpool was great. As always the breakfast was fabulous & we very much appreciated topping off our quiet, kid-free weekend with breakfast in our room. Thank you for the hospitality!
4.0 on March 08, 2011
It almost seemed customized to our very own tastes, religious background, and interests. It was a very excellent stay away from home. We are definitely looking forward to staying again.
5 on March 02, 2011
Sasha was the most gracious host I have ever encountered. From the wine and cheese basket waiting in our room to the cozy fireplaces, the mouthwatering breakfast in bed-Everything was perfect! We will be back soon, and cannot wait to visit again this summer. Thank you!!
4.8 on March 01, 2011
This was our third visit to the Elephant Walk. As we parked our car we were already discussing when we would return for our fourth. We are always warmly greeted by the staff and the entire atmosphere of our stay is warm and friendly. The food and wine provided never fail to please us and it's always a treat to see what we'll be surprised with at breakfast. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and beutifully as well as interestingly decorated. What a gem we have found!
5 on February 28, 2011
Our stay at the Elephant Walk was wonderful. The wine, cheese, and crackers each night were an excellent addition to the already beautiful room. The four course breakfast each morning was delicious! The rooms were amazing, and the location was great. Walking distance to spas, restraunts, and shopping. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back for our anniversary next year!
5 on February 27, 2011
Every detail was thought of, the hostess was lovely and accommodating, the rooms beautiful and comfortable. I would move in if I could!!
5 on February 25, 2011
We went here for a winter time "staycation," as we couldn't afford a warm weather destination. They were so flexible with us and didn't seem to mind that we didn't leave our room for nearly 24 hours! The champagne and cheese and cracker tray were such amazing touches, and that paired with the fire and the whirlpool made suffering through a MN blizzard not a problem at all! I have been to several B&B's, and this ranks among the best!
4.4 on February 23, 2011
Wonderful place to stay. Very quiet and cozy. Fun decor and great food!
5 on February 21, 2011
It was our first bed and breakfast experience. It was AMAZING!!! We had a great time just feeling pampered. They go the above and beyond in every aspect at the elephant walk. The room was beautiful and cozy! Breakfast was superb, and the hosts were fantastic. My husband and I both had our woes about doing the whole B&B thing. We thought it might be awkward checking in to someones house, breakfast may be uncomfortable with other people, my husband was worried about the lack of T.V. (ha!). All of worries were pretty much cast away the second we walked in. It was a very warm, inviting atmosphere! I would recommend it to ANYONE!
4.8 on February 18, 2011
Everything was Outstanding!!! including the wonderful breakfast, fresh fruit, the best stuffed french toast I have ever had, great! coffee and awesome hospitality. All of this while the owners were on vacation. Hat's off to the owners Daughter and Son-in-law, you made it the best over night get away my Husband and I have had in a long time.
5 on February 12, 2011
This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and it totally exceeded our expectations! After a day of skiing this was the icing on the cake. Sasha was the perfect host and made us feel comfortable right away. It feels like you are walking into a different world at the Elephant Walk. There is so many treasures to look at and discover. There was cheese, crackers and food waiting for us in the room. We even had our own fireplace and jacuzzi! We slept soundly and woke up to a wonderful breakfast that was beautifully prepared. It was the prefect weekend trip!
4.0 on January 31, 2011
A very nice B & B with great (and plentiful) Southeast Asian accents everywhere. The house is lovingly maintained, and is on a charming property. The staff was really friendly, and enjoyed chatting with us for a long while after the elegant and tasty breakfast. A very good deal for the price.
4.8 on January 28, 2011
We had an exceptional time during our stay at the Elephant Walk. The breakfast was fantastic and the service couldn't have been better. My only complaint would be that I'm tall and the bed was a little short...I couldn't stretch out, so I didn't sleep that well, otherwise everything was great.
5 on January 25, 2011
My wife and I always enjoy to come back to the Elephant walk which we do about once every 2 years since we stayed there after our wedding 8 years ago! The decor is very unique and it's always fun to look at everything Rita and Mike have collected. The rooms are very comfortable and there is always a nice treat waiting when you get there. Last but not least they serve an incredible breakfast- we especially love the cream cheese stuffed french toast. Thank yo again for a nice stay and we will for sure be back!
4.6 on January 19, 2011
We love Minnesota winters and all, but this was a the perfect reprieve for a weekend. It is immediately apparent that the adornments and inspiration of the home is an authentic accumulation of experiences abroad. Service was excellent, the hosts crafted one of the best breakfast spreads we've had--and the cheese & wine platter put us over the edge in bliss. Thank you for a wonderful time!
4.6 on January 13, 2011
When I booked my reservation at the Elephant Walk, I had never been to a bed and breakfast and was excited to try it out for my boyfriend's birthday. We both enjoyed ourselves, not only was the room more than I bargained for, the atmosphere was cozy and friendly. We were very lucky to have had shared the B&B with two other great and friendly couples. I would definitely recommend the Elephant Walk, and I would definitely try another B&B again.
4.8 on January 06, 2011
Great place! The owner was fantastic! Breakfast was delectable!
3.0 on January 04, 2011
We stayed in the Rangoon room- it was great. Breakfast was great but I would have preferred to have been able to eat in my room with my man.
4.8 on January 04, 2011
The elephant walk is so unlike the traditional B&B. The decor in each room is fascinating and very well done. The bed is comfy with bedding that makes you never want to get out. Rita is a lovely hostess- so interesting as well as interested. I recommend Th Elephant Walk to anyone staying in Stillwater.
3.4 on January 02, 2011
We had a pleasant stay. The food was excellent. All and all a good experience.
4.6 on December 26, 2010
Made arrangements for a complicated personal scheduling conflict and was very accommodating for anything we needed or wanted. Breakfast was great and the company was even better!
4.4 on December 08, 2010
We have traveled near and far and stayed in many B and B's, this is a unique experiece. There is so much to see here that you can hardly take it all in. The tray of fruits, nuts, and homemade crackers plus a bottle of wine are a special touch that you don't often see. It was a wonderful stay in a the beautiful city of Stillwater.
4.0 on December 05, 2010
Rita was a wonderful host! The conversation at the breakfast table was stimulating. The food was delicious. The room was small, but beautiful. The decor was inspiring. I would stay in this B&B again, for sure!
4.6 on November 30, 2010
So many thoughtful touches that made our stay a real delight. It was a real treat, and we will definitely be back.
4.6 on November 29, 2010
The room was cozy, had everything for a nice, romantic night away. The service was friendly and inviting. I loved everything about it.
4.6 on November 22, 2010
Rita and Mike are great and gracious hosts who make you feel at ease. We enjoy our conversations with both. We make The Elephant Walk an annual event, next year in the spring. We would highly recommend a stay here.
5 on November 18, 2010
I have been to the Elephant Walk two times now, and each time I've been so impressed with the experience. Well done and I will continue to spread the love!!! Thanks, Rita and Mike!
5 on November 17, 2010
Beautiful room and very quite. Wife and I had a romantic evening enjoying the tub with wine and atmospher.
5 on November 04, 2010
We recently stayed an evening at The Elephant Walk for our 20th anniversary; our first encounter was last year and what can we say... we loved it so much we came back! Nothing's changed; still the same great service, fabulous food, and wonderful conversations with Rita (and Mike) and the other guests. I always find a few things to purchase to remind me of my stay. We will be back! The first year was the Cadiz, this year the Chang Mai, so the next couple of years we'll have to venture to the other rooms! this is the 2nd year in a row we've been here, and plan to stay again in years to come. If you want to really do something extraordinary with your partner, this is the place to go. So unlike your typical B&B; their breakfast is a culinary delight, and the hosts, Rita and Mike, have wonderful world-travel experiences they share with their guests!
4.4 on November 01, 2010
My wife and I had a wonderful stay and Rita made great recommendations for dining in the area. We are looking forward to next time!
5 on October 27, 2010
Everything about our stay at the Elephant Walk B&B was amazing! They provided everything we needed. The wine, cheese, and crackers was so fun, the room was comfy, and the breakfast was delicious. The bed wasn't the most comforable, but the big tub made up for it. We didn't stop smiling the whole time we were there :)
5 on October 26, 2010
My husband and I stay every year for at least 2 nights at the Elephant Walk. This is the fifth year that we have returned for our annual stay. This is by far our favorite place. Rita and Mike pay attention to every detail. The food is beyond wonderful-I especially like the stuffed french toast and flourless chocolate cake and of course the scones. Rita and Mike know each of the guests by name upon arrival and do an excellent job of making people feel welcome. At the Elephant Walk you are not just a customer, but a friend. We appreciate the beautifully decorated rooms and the little "perks"-chocolate, the decor, the great conversation and especially the wine and cheese with Rita's homemade crackers. Even though Stillwater has a lot of attractions, we enjoy just staying in our room in the evenings and reading/knitting in front of the fireplace. You will never find a better B&B, especially at such reasonable rates. See you again next year!
4.6 on October 22, 2010
What a delightful evening! Rita had a bottle of wine and her delicious crackers waiting for us in an upgraded room (Thank you!) so we could enjoy the balcony. We took a cooking class in Stillwater and returned for a soak in the tub, cozy fire and a dreamy sleep. Breakfast was delicious and Rita took the time to sit and visit with us in the morning. Our stay was wonderful and we wil return. Thank you Rita and Mike. It was wonderful visiting with both of you.
5 on October 21, 2010
Stayed in the "Raffles" room, which was filled with fun decor and a VERY comfortable bed. We received more than expected with a bottle of wine, large cheese/fruit plate, and a candy dish awaiting us upon arrival. Excellent choice for our 1 yr anniversary! Breakfast by Mike and Rita was delicious, and would be a pretty penny at any local restaurant!
3.2 on October 21, 2010
My husband and I definitely enjoyed our stay at Elephant Walk. They offer nice perks that you don't see at most other B & B's, such as a cracker/cheese/fruit basket and a bottle of wine upon arrival AND a fully stocked fridge with drinks. Also, the decor is really interesting and unique, which we appreciated. The things we didn't like as much...the room was small for the price, it didn't contain many toiletries that are usually provided (such as conditioner and lotion), and the breakfast included many sweet items without much savory to balance it out. Overall, though, it was an enjoyable stay.
5 on October 15, 2010
We have stayed at The Elephant Walk before. Our innkeepers never miss a beat to make our stay all that we want. The room decorations are authentic Asian. An instant-on fireplace makes the room cozy and comfortable. And the food is fantastic!
4.6 on October 14, 2010
It was a beautifully, elegant place to spend a night in! Everything was nicely kept with many amenities that hotels and other B&B's don't offer. Our room was much bigger than I thought with a balcony to dream of. The bottle of wine & the cheese/cracker samples were delicous. It was a very quiet stay which was great! Breakfast in the morning was something I hope I can make one day but not quite a good enough chef. I would recommend this place to all who want a very romantic & intimate evening alone.
5 on October 05, 2010
The Elephant Walk was incredible! My husband and I spent our 1-year anniversary here, and Rita and Mike spare no details. We felt like we were an airplane ride away from home but only had to travel 20 minutes. Rita and Mike were nice to talk to, and really added to our experience with little things (unique room attributes, wine, cheese, and crackers every day of our stay, and an awesome breakfast). We'll be back for sure:-)
4.0 on September 29, 2010
We stayed one night at The Elephant Walk for our 5th anniversary. We had a wonderful time. The food was fabulous and Rita was a wonderful hostess.
4.2 on September 13, 2010
Everything was great! In the morning we had to leave earlier than expected for work. They started making breakfast as soon as they found out, and we were still able to eat before leaving. Everything at this bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations.
5 on September 12, 2010
My beloved and I spent a night in the far east at The Elephant Walk in Stillwater MN. One night was a refreshing retreat from the daily grind in a home that makes you believe you are far, far away. We had the Chiang Mai room. It was richly decorated in gold and bronze tones with touches of Siam in every corner. The grounds are beautiful and the common areas of the home are comfortable, with an almost overwhelming array of Far East trinkets and treasures to peruse and perhaps purchase. We were greeted at the door by our hostess Rita and led directly to our room where we found a welcoming nosh of cheese/crackers/fruit and a delightful bottle of wine. Rita encouraged us to relax, unwind and enjoy ourselves - and with no tv we pretty much had to talk to each other! Eventually we made it out of our room and strolled downtown Stillwater. For an eclectic bar-room experience with very decent food we recommend the MadCapper on Main Street. Breakfast the next morning was as advertised, sumptuous! Not recommended for the Diabetics out there but they will accomodate your dietary needs. Mike did the cooking and serving. Rita sat with us and regaled us with tales of her travels in Thailand and points East. We highly recommend a night or two at The Elephant Walk as a relaxing and romantic excursion!
4.0 on August 29, 2010
For my first B&B experience, the Elephant Walk exceeded any expectations I had. The place is gorgeous, Mike and Rita were welcoming, charming, and hospitable, the food was delicious... it's probably going to ruin my future B&B stays because I'm sure that there aren't many others out there (that I'll be able to afford, anyway) that can compete with the Elephant Walk. I will definitely be returning there someday!
4.6 on August 06, 2010
The Elephant Walk is the best B&B I've ever stayed at! The rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated with treasures from Rita and Mike's travels. Breakfast was amazing and the basket of cheese, fruit, crackers, and wine waiting in the room when we checked in was a wonderful bonus. I will definitely be back!!
4.2 on October 12, 2009
I have stayed at the Elephant Walk many times with my girlfriends and with my husband. It is one of my favorite B&B's to visit. Best breakfast ever! Come hungry. I look forward to my next stay at the Elephant Walk.
5 on August 03, 2009
My husband and I have spent our last 10 anniversaries at the Elephant Walk: it is this special to us! The lovely Victorian is a feast of Thailand. Whether or not you have traveled to that part of the world, you will feel transported there by the décor, the conversation, the ambience. Rita and Mike, the hosts , will greet you with a basket of lovely cheeses, fruits and wine, happily point you to various restaurants for dinner and local bike paths and serve an excellent breakfast which they obviously enjoy making, The overnight at Elephant Walk always feels like at least a long weekend vacation to us, it is such a change of atmosphere and so beautiful.
4.0 on June 24, 2009
We had never done the B&B thing before, and I'm so glad that our first experience was here. It's a beautiful Victorian with lovely decor and grounds. We stayed in the Rangoon room, which is smaller than the others, but very nice. (Though not recommended for tall people - the bed is 2" shorter than a standard queen. Boyfriend is 6'6", and slept diagonally.) They provide wine, fruit, cheese and home-baked crackers on arrival, in addition to the mini-fridge stocked with complimentary beverages. I believe each room has a whirlpool tub. We slept through breakfast, but the fruit and scones that Rita kept out for us were excellent, and she's just a delightful woman to talk with. We were sorry that we were only there for one night - it was hard to leave.
4.8 on April 01, 2009
We had never stayed at a B&B, and The Elephant Walk came highly reccomended. Because of the love of the movie, I assumed a theme of elephants/Africa was what was in store....was I ever surprised, T.E.W offers you the chance to be wisked away to a far off destination, with sights and stories, provided by Rita, that are truly a once in a life time oppurtunity to travel leave the country, without leaving Minnesota! A true delight of decor, company, food, and a treat for all those that come.
5 on October 30, 2008
The Elephant Walk is a perfect choice to stay in the area. The rooms are spacious, charming, quiet and comfortable. The hosts are adaptable, friendly and excited about running their B&B. Enjoy!
4.6 on September 09, 2008
Outstanding and exceeded my expectations.
4.0 on April 27, 2008
A grand home and our huge room had both a large jacuzzi and a fireplace (one of our basic conditions), plus a deck with a wonderful view. Truly a lovely place.
5 on January 11, 2008
I am not one to write reviews however I think sharing my adventure is my responsibility. If you are looking for THE best of experience then this B&B take the cake. The house, Rita the owner, the rooms and all were one we will remember. I have stayed all over the world at wonderful places but I just love this place called The Elephant Walk in Stillwater,Mn. I am an artist and color, and attention to detail is a necessity for me. The use of color and materials that you are surrounded with make this place beyond most people's experience. I also loved the breakfast...This is what one might enjoy at a five star restaurant yet you feel a sense of family here. I heard from a friend that Rita ,while living in Thailand ,had breakfast with the crowned prince every Thursday! It shows. Her stories are so much fun to listen to and I feel her motivation for this kind of service is just the expression of a great heart. If you enjoy the regular...one that you may be able to tell toa friend and they too will have had the experience then stay some where else...But if you want to share a tale of your adventure then go to the Elephant Walk. Each room invited me to stay...I will enjoy my next stay in the room where I can sit in the whirlpool shares a wall with the aquarium. No where is it written that a B&B owner needs to offer such quality. The duvet cover in my room was a hand tailored 4 ply hand woven silk in the most beautiful green peacock color. It was a wonderful time only spoiled by the limit of a 2 night stay.
3.4 on October 08, 2007
This bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations.
5 on August 01, 2007
If Stillwater is the place Elephant Walk is the place! The most romantic rooms and so quiet and relaxing. Rita is so real and you feel like you have truly come home GO GO GO!!
5 on July 14, 2007
We were here in May 07 and had the most awesome time. This inn is amazing and so is the food. Recommended 100%++
5 on April 15, 2007
Once again we have stayed at the Elephant Walk, and we had a GREAT TIME.