"Best Bed and Breakfast" City Pages St Paul, Minneapolis! 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.
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 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.
Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 30 miles
30 min from Mall of America. 494 and 36 E to Stillwater
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Hot air ballons, fine dining, Hot air ballons, beautiful river town, relax in the gazebo or porches, bikes to ride
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
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Many historic houses to see, World class antiquarian bookstores, Award winning restaurants, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson
Thai, English, Spanish
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.
Four course served
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.