The Elephant Walk

801 W Pine Street , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)


"Best Bed and Breakfast" City Pages May 1,2002! The Elephant Walk is truly a unique Bed and Breakfast. Full of fascinating objects from the four corners of the earth and surrounded by beautiful flower gardens. It offers both quiet places to rest and unwind and common guest parlors where new and interesting friendships are made. Your innkeeper and host, Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson, look forward to making your stay at The Elephant Walk a most memorable occasion.



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

Run to the Elephant Walk!

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.

A Luxurious Stay

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.

Our home away from home

4.8 on October 15, 2016

We love recharging our spirits with Rita and Mike. Beautiful spaces and kind souls.

Eclectic and Fun!

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!

Uniquely Beautiful

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.

Loved it

5 on October 03, 2016

Great place to stay and amazing staff! Would definitely recommend!

Excellent, Unique Bed and Breakfast!

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!

A B&B with Character

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!

Had a great time!

5 on September 21, 2016

Would definitely recommend! Beautiful home and excellent host! Breakfast was such a wonderful treat!

Pricey but totally worth it!!!

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!

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Location Type

Small town


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

Directions to property:

30 min from Mall of America. 494 and 36 E to Stillwater

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, '40's Dinner Train, Antiques galore, Historic Home walking tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Hot air ballons, fine dining, Hot air ballons, beautiful river town, relax in the gazebo or porches, bikes to ride

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Many historic houses to see, World class antiquarian bookstores, Award winning restaurants, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than seven days prior to the stay will receive a gift certificate for a future stay. Cancellations within seven days will receive a certificate if the room is rented.



Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson

Languages spoken

Thai, English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Rita's life has taken her all over the world - she and her family lived in Europe and Southeast Asia - the decor of the Elephant Walk reflects her love of gardening ,collecting art and decorative objects from around the world.

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Four course served

  • Time Served: 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Elphant Crackers
These free form crisp thin crackers add to a most spectaculor basket of crackers and cheeses that will be served with a bottle of wine when you check in.