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“Elegant, Opulant, Themed, Gorgeous antiques & Stained Glass, Extras available, 4-course breakfast-amazing!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rivertown Inn
Ranked #4 of 9 Stillwater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Elegant, Opulant, Themed, Gorgeous antiques & Stained Glass, Extras available, 4-course breakfast-amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

A great value through a Living Social offer, the Rivertown Inn had every amenity hors d'oeuvre with multiple cheese/unique crackers & fruit, wine & gourmet cookies in the evening to an extremely healthy and equally delicious four-course breakfast, presented by Chef Ray on a beautifully apportioned table. Each room had both a double jacuzzi tub and gas fireplace, whether in the cozy Lewis Carroll room to the largest suite. Luxuriously thick robes available for both of us were unexpected. Excursions, cooking classes, and massage options available. The Stillwater area, coupled with beautiful surroundings of the Inn, both inside and out, would make for a special celebratory stay.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We just rented the entire Inn for an annual work dinner over the weekend and the facilities were perfect! After a wonderfully prepared dinner by Chef Ray, our group had fun touring each of the rooms offered at the Inn. Each room has a distinct personality and we were all struck by the attention to detail. All the rooms have been recently redecorated and are clean and well appointed. Not all rooms have showers so if that's a concern, choose your room wisely using the website. The breakfast was scrumptious and healthy with the chef using whole grains and local ingredients as much as possible. Really enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend the Inn for group events or a quick romantic getaway. A few in our group mentioned they were planning a return visit in summer. Loved it!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kcmpls
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Stillwater, MN
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95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

As Stillwater residents for many years, we always knew that this Inn was one of the best in town. It is in our favorite, very quiet and somewhat undiscovered neighborhoodsin Stillwater. We had high expections and all of them were exceded. The house is historic, perfectly preserved and maintained. Every room and suite is charming and cozy. The wine and cheese was fantastic and there was no shortage of good wine. The cheese tray would rival what you might find in France. The Manager, Marty, was very nice and struck just the right balance of chatting with us and leaving us by ourselves. The bed was very comfrotable and the quality of the linens and towels was top notch. The 4 course breakfast was the best we have ever had at any B & B. The chef was fantastic and explained every course. He had a very pleasant manner. The assistant manager on at breakfast was so nice and totally accommodating. We have stayed in many B and Bs and I said:"This is exactly what a B&B should be like." We think it is the best in all of Minnesota. It is a bit more expensive than most we have stayed in but we feel we got our money's worth--and much more.
PS. We even drove by the Inn the next night and pointed to the room in which we stayed with fond memories!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

This was our first time at Rivertown Inn and will not be our last. The whole experience exceeded our expectations. Our room (the Jane Austen suite) was gorgeous, the hors d'oeuvres and fresh-baked cookies delicious, and the breakfast was out of this world! We requested a private table and got an in-depth explanation of each breakfast course by the chef himself. Of course, this time our stay was paid for by a gift certificate from friends, which might be why it was easier to enjoy. But we enjoyed it enough that we would gladly pay the money to stay here again. A perfect spot for a special occasion or annual getaway with your sweetheart.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jaime R
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Key West, Florida
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126 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Every thing you want in a very special B&B. The rooms are so nice you don't want to go out for breakfast . However,
Tony and staff makes breakfast that would make you happy to start your day. This inn is expensive but it's worth it. We drove the hour to the Inn while at the Mayo so you can see why we spent the time and money to visit here for two days.

We stayed in the Longfellow room.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

I took my wife to the Rivertown Inn as a surprise and we stayed in the Oscar Wilde suite. The room exceeded already high expectations and the bathroom was equally as impressive with its amenities (i.e steam shower, whirlpool, fireplace and more). The suite location in the separate carriage house made it feel a little more isolated.. which was a good thing. After some wine on the porch we had dinner in close by Stillwater and then walked it off by heading back up the relatively steep hill to the inn. I don't particularly prefer eating breakfast as a group with other guests (like most B&Bs/Inns do) but the food was so well prepared it quickly became common ground for conversation. Definitely a memorable stay.

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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Duluth, Minnesota
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Fun get away. Nice room and beautiful grounds. Nice wine and Hors d' oeuvres each night. Coffee outside your door in the morning and an elegant and wonderful breakfast. Also great fresh cookies to have as needed. We have been there before and would go back again. Would have been fun to sit with others at breakfast instead of at your own table.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Rivertown Inn
Address: 306 Olive St W, Stillwater, MN 55082-4932
Region: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Stillwater
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivertown Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1884 at the height of Minnesota's logging boom, Rivertown Inn is a magnificently restored lumber baron mansion turned boutique-style inn offering sumptuous suites, impeccable service and extraordinary luxury. The inn offers seven individual suites and two bedchambers, each with a unique literary-inspired decor featuring elegant furnishings, rare antiques, live-flame gas fireplaces and private spa-quality baths. Indulge in a gourmet breakfast prepared by our chef and in the evening, gather for light hors d'oeuvres and fine wines at evening social hour. Enhance your stay at Rivertown Inn with a variety of unique packages designed to add to your special memories. Rivertown Inn also offers fun and informative monthly cooking classes featuring hands-on instruction and plentiful food and wine samplings. ... more   less 
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