James Mulvey Englishman's Carriage House

807 Harriet St. S. , Stillwater, MN 55082 USA (Show map)


Balance. You can assemble your accomplishments, passions and dreams, as significant as they may be, but if you have not found balance in them all, you will go on searching. The Englishman's Carriage House is a boutique Inn designed to bring balance to your soul. Two luxury living environments, the Art Deco and the Bordeaux, are available to provide privacy, rest and romance. Englishman's Carriage House is a unique historical setting, built originally to house the Mulvey's collection of carriages and fine horses. Today the Carriage House, resembles a charming English cottage in the Cottwolds. Your room will be meticulously prepared for you with all of the amenities waiting for you to turn the key to your room and your privacy. As part of your stay, you will indulge yourself in a white linen breakfast at the historic Lowell Inn served from 8:00 am to 10:00 am in the George Washington Dining Room.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great night in the Art Deco room!!

5 on June 26, 2016

Wonderful evening in Stillwater topped off by a night in the Art Deco Suite! Love the decorations n feel of this room. Enjoy the wonderful breakfast at Lowell Inn. Would recommend anytime!!


5 on June 26, 2016

We totally enjoyed our stay at the Inn after a busy weekend. We stayed in the Art Deco room which was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Breakfast the next morning was delicious.

Late night surprise!!

5 on December 31, 2015

Made last minute reservations n arrived late to the Bordeaux Room. Loved it!! Wine and cheese ready for us. Lovely porch n pool. Quiet street. Beautifully decorated.


5 on May 27, 2015

The James Mulvey Englishman's Carriage is located a nice 7 block walk from downtown Stillwater. Because it sits on the edge of a wooded ravine, it feels like a English stone residence in a private park. The rooms are lovely, filled with original art and the wine on the balcony was a treat. We are late sleepers so the offsite breakfast at the Lowell Inn downtown really proved to be great for us. We will be back

Peaceful, fresh, and renewing

4.4 on June 04, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Art Deco Suite and were amazed at how beautiful, immaculate, and serene it was. We especially enjoyed the balcony with perfect view for watching birds. The voucher to eat breakfast at the Lowell Inn was a wonderful touch! The stately feel of that inn was a nice transition for our days out and about. My wife and I highly recommend this beautiful Stillwater B&B.

Beautiful peaceful stay

5 on May 18, 2014

This is a return visit to the Mulvey, now called the James Mulvey Englishman's Carriage House. Same fantastic wooded setting, but they are renting only the Carriage House rooms, hence there is a change of address to 807 Harriet St S. The Carriage House rooms were always the best anyway- very architectural with lots of nice original art. So now they do an off site breakfast at the Lowell Inn which proved to be a plus for us because you can go at 10. But it is all a more private experience, for you and yours, in a couple of the best rooms in town. We like it.

Quaint and wonderful B&B experience

5 on May 22, 2012

The James Mulvey Inn Carriage House was a wonderful and relaxing experience. We stayed in the Bordeaux room and it was as if we stepped back in time to the south of France – my personal favorite. The décor was simple françaises (simple french) overlooking the grounds from our balcony. We were quite cozy sitting next to a warm fire with our wine and snacks we kept in the small refrigerator provided in the room. The breakfast at the Lowell Inn was delicious and afterwards we wondered the streets of historic downtown Stillwater which is always a treat. Our hosts, True and Jill, were delightful people and we hope to visit again very soon. Thank you for such a perfect weekend!

Such an intimate getaway place!

4.6 on May 21, 2012

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our one-year anniversary in Stillwater, which is just 45 minutes away from where we live. The stay at James Mulvey's house made us feel like we had traveled across the country for a two-day vacation! It was an adorable room with a jetted tub, great views of the garden, a romantic fireplace with wine and chocolates, and just an overall "quaint" feel to the room. We couldn't have asked for anything better! In fact, we may celebrate many more anniversaries at the James Mulvey home.

A Sophisticated Getaway!

5 on April 14, 2012

Staying in the Art Deco suite of the James Mulvey Englishman's Carriage House is always a unique experience, and this was not our first stay at this favorite place of ours. True and Jill are art collectors and consummate decorators, and they’ve created an elegant retreat. Walking into the suite feels like stepping back into the 30’s as you are enveloped in the warm and sensuous art deco décor. Abundant wall art—some of which is absolutely stunning—fixtures, and many other little details create a perfect experience. Really, the attention to detail is amazing. We also love the unique hotel-like independence (no sense of stepping into someone else’s home) along with the Bed and Breakfast coziness and luxury. Breakfast at the Lowell Inn is a delightful variation on the usual B&B routine as well. Thanks True and Jill for creating the perfect place to enjoy the distinctive pleasures of old Stillwater! We’ll be back!

Just what the doctor ordered for busy lives!!

5 on April 12, 2012

The James Mulvey Inn is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of our city life of raising children, jobs, and busy, busy busy calendars. Located in a residential area of Stillwater yet very close to all the wonderful restaurants and cozy shops, this 2 bedroom option Bed and Breakfast is exactly what we needed. The rooms are wonderful, quaint and very private. The fireplaces and views are spectacular. In addition, what we actually loved was that no breakfast is served on the premises. To some, this may seem like not desirable, but for my wife and I, getting a private breakfast at the wonderful and historic Lowell Inn (that was included in the price of our stay at The Mulvey Inn) was the perfect way to reignite our love and friendship in our get-away. We highly recommend this Inn! By the way, we think Marx is just a divine place to have dinner as well!

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Rooms & Rates

Art Deco Suite

This spectacular suite represents the formal elegance of Art Deco with its cathedral ceiling, marble fireplace and hand painted lacquer screen. Guests will enter a lush vanity area with a private whirlpool suite, then move through the arched portals into a bedroom filled with original Russian fashion art. A serenade balcony looks out on a secluded wooded ravine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $219

Bordeaux Suite

A dramatic carved wood and art tile fireplace elegantly marks the apex of this room in which 120 year old rustic beams and fine silk fabrics reflect the ambience of rural French life. Rest in the rare Wedding Ring bed or unwind in the double whirlpool tub. You will find the beauty outside is reflected inside this spacious suite. Radiant light streams through the french doors from the serenade balcony and meets the reflections from the skylight over the bed. Here you will discover why painters were so frequently drawn to the French countryside.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $199

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Location Type

St. Croix, national scenic river, Historic Stillwater, Small town


Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl.) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From the Twin Cities, take Hwy. 36 East toward Stillwater. After passing the stoplights at Washington, get into the left lane and take the next left at Greeley Street. Go approx. 1 mile to the 3-way stop at Churchill Street, and turn right onto Churchill. Turn left on Harriet to the Inn. From downtown Stillwater, from Main St., turn away from the river on any street in the center of town and go two blocks to 3rd where you will make a left. Travel south up the hill, past the Court House to Churchill St. Turn right. Go approx 4 blocks to Harriet. Turn right. The Inn is at the end of this stub street on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dinner Train, Bicycle and Roller Blading Trails, Gondola Rides on the St. Croix River, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

, IPOD docking station

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Downhill skiing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Bringing children is reviewed case-by-case.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card accepted as confirmation.
  • Cancellations: You must cancel prior to 7 days before your reservation to receive a full refund. If cancelation is within the 7 days prior to your scheduled stay and we cannot re-book the room, your credit card will be charged.



Truett and Jill Lawson

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About the innkeepers

Art, antiques, fine dining, history and travel.

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  • Time Served: 8 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: In room continental breakfast, 5 entre breakfast at the Lowell Inn, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian