"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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
5 on August 22, 2017
Delicious four course breakfast. You arrive with a bottle of wine in your room with homemade crackers and cheese.
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!
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!
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.
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.