The Elephant Walk

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


"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.



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

Interesting house and a tasty breakfast

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.

Lovely romantic b&b

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!

Beautiful and excellent customer service

4.4 on February 27, 2017

Everything was beautifully maintained and interesting. I felt welcome, and the breakfast was delicious!

Romantic weekend getaway

4.8 on February 22, 2017

Amazing weekend getaway! Very romantic rooms and wonderful service!

A Restful and Delicious Adventure

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.

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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.

Exquisite & Delightful B&B experience

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!!

Nice Stay for the New Year!

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!!

Great Get Away

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.

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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

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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 arrival date have are not responsible. If made within the seven day time frame, the booking party is responsible if the room is not re booked.
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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.

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