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

Cadiz Experience

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!

Pampered and refreshed!

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!

Best thing I've done for myself this year

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.

A happy anniversary at the Elephant Walk B & B

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!

Dream fulfilled

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.

Good weekend

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!

The way a B&B should be.

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

Awesome experience

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!

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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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