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

Exceptional food and decor

4.4 on March 11, 2018

This was our third stay at the Elephant Walk, and overall, we had a very nice time again. The fireplace, hot tub, big room, and renovated and modern bathroom were all superb. The bed, on the other hand, was lumpy and overly firm making sleep and other activities not so enjoyable. I considered sleeping on the chair opposite the bed. The beautiful South East Asian decor and delicious breakfast were fantastic!


5 on February 21, 2018

the decor is awesome and creative

Love this B&B

5 on February 15, 2018

Always warm and inviting you feel right at home great place to relax the food is always amazing

Elephant Walk, Beautiful and satisfying stay!!

5 on February 12, 2018

Elephant Walk B&B is the finest experience you can enjoy. Do yourself a favor and book a night. Unique, warm, comfortable, luxurious, friendly . . . I'm running out of words here! Just stay there, you'll love it!

An amazing visit

5 on January 15, 2018

Stayed in the Cadiz Room for 2 nights midweek. The room was outstanding! Very spacious and comfortable. The whirlpool tub was really great too. Bethany and staff outdid them selves with the superb breakfast both mornings and were very friendly and personable. The location was just a 2 minute drive from Main St, so we weren't far away from the shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend visiting this wonderful home for a little getaway for sure!

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.

Best Stay Ever

5 on November 27, 2017

We stayed here while visiting family during Thanksgiving. Rita and Mike go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The rooms are setup to be a relaxing retreat with cheese and wine nightly. The breakfast every morning made the stay worth it. Not only delicious, but beautifully displayed. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with tons of charm then this is the place!!

Love the Elephant Walk

4.8 on October 27, 2017

We have stayed at the Elephant Walk several times, usually in October when the fall colors are at their best. We love the location - near to the center of Stillwater but far enough away to be nice and quiet. We love the décor - not your usual Victorian lace and scary breakables but Southeast Asian (Thailand primarily) with lots of interesting artifacts from the owner's travels.

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.

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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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