The Elephant Walk

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

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"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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Overall
4.7

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

A Crown Jewel B & B in Stillwater

5 on November 29, 2017

What a great experience to find this Crown Jewel of a Bed and Breakfast in Stillwater when we have been coming here for years and not arrived at The Elephant Walk. The room was a wonderful experience transporting us into another world with it's many artifacts! We enjoyed arriving to wine, cheese and fruit displayed in an inviting manner. The breakfast was outstanding and we enjoyed out conversations with the Hosts. We will be sure to recommend this B & B to friends and family.


Perfect romantic getaway!

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!


Incredible food

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.


fantastic

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


Wonderful stay!

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.


Best B&B in Stillwater

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.


The Elephant Walk Bed and Breakfast

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!!


Just a wonderful stay

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.


Amazing room and breakfast

5 on August 22, 2017

Delicious four course breakfast. You arrive with a bottle of wine in your room with homemade crackers and cheese.


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!


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Rita Graybill and Mike Robinson

Languages spoken

Thai, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

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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Meals

Breakfast

Four course served

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

Special meal options

Vegetarian


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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