Imagine life in the late 1800's... horse drawn carriages... ladies in flowing gowns and flowered hats... gentlemen smoking pipes in their private libraries...and shopping in an array of unique stores on Stillwater's Main Street with a saloon or two thrown in. One can still experience this genteel time when staying at the authentically restored Aurora Staples Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Directions: Located within walking distance of downtown Stillwater. Aurora Staples is the place to stay when visiting Stillwater.
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Reservations: You may reserve your room on our secure online reservation system, or by calling 651-351-1187. All reservations and prices shown are for double occupancy and include breakfast for two. Taxes are additional.
Reservation/Cancellation Policy: Reservations are confirmed with your credit card number via phone or by using our secure online reservation system. Visa, Master, Discover, American Express, cash or check are accepted. Cancellations made seven or more days from the date of reservation arrival will be fully refunded. Guests who cancel six days or less from the date of reservation are responsible for the full payment of their room, unless we are able to rebook the room for the dates of the reservation.
Check-in: 4-6PM or by prior arrangement
Check-out: By 11AM or by prior arrangement
Children: Please inquire
Smoking: We are a smoke-free inn
Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Candles: No burning candles in guestrooms.
Massage: On-site massage available. Please inquire.
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Groups: Please see our Groups, Weddings & Meetings page for details.
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The Aurora Staples Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just three blocks walking distance from downtown Main Street in historic Stillwater, Minnesota. This elegantly decorated landmark Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1892 by lumberbaron Issac Staples for his daughter Aurora and her husband, Adolphus Hospes. Hospes was a Civil War Veteran and survivor of the famous First Minnesota Charge at Gettysburg. Original furnishings purchased by Staples are still used today in this remarkable home and extreme care was taken to restore the Aurora Staples Inn to her original grandeur.
Enjoy The Inn
Our common areas include a spacious Entrance Hall with fireplace, an intricately carved dining room, a stately Victorian parlor and a book-filled library with a wood-burning fireplace to relax by. Enjoy a good book, a steaming cup of coffee, or a lovely cabernet and spend some time by the glow of the fire.
Step up the grandstaircase showcasing a massive picture window and enter a world all your own. Our four guestrooms have double whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, period fine art, oriental carpets and antiques.
Our spacious Carriage House, just a few steps from the main house, is perfect for honeymoons and special occasions. This cottage setting features a King comfy bed, sitting area, fireplace, double whirlpool tub and walk-in shower.
During balmy weather, our wrap-around porch with tables and rockers and our beautiful gardens beckon you outside. Sweeping views of the river are enjoyed during each spectacular Minnesota River Valley season.