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Aurora Staples Inn
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in the carriage house (separated from the main house) for new year's eve and although it was freezing outside we had a great time. It's a wonderfully romantic spot with nothing but charm. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, they would bring evening wine and morning tea straight to our door. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and the company around the table were all happy to be there.

There's lots to do in Stillwater and I look forward to going back in the summer!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We really apprecitate it. Cathy and Jerry

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Reviewed 18 February 2013

We were warmly greeted, offered hors d'oeuvres and wine by the fire, showed around, and welcomed to our stay in the carriage house. The house is immaculate, the owners kind, service great, and the food delicious. We were very well taken care of from check in to check out. If you're interested in the history of the house and the area, there are books galore, as well.

Room Tip: I didn't tour the whole house, but the carriage house is very large and private.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. We really apprecitate it. Cathy and Jerry

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

We arrived in the middle of a 15-inch snow storm, and were warmly greeted by Cathy and Jerry. After showing us to our room, we were offered wine and appetizers in the library, in front of a cozy fire. The Christmas decorations in the house were very nice and complemented the beautiful woodwork in the home. The early coffee/tea delivered to our room was nice. The first morning we had breakfast delivered to our room, and the second day ate in the dining room so we could talk with Cathy and learn more about the house. The breakfasts were very good, and Cathy gladly accommodated my wife's food allergies. There was just enough to eat, not so much that we went away feeling stuffed. Our room was very comfortable, with a warm porch that gave us a great view of the falling snow and the river. We really appreciated Jerry sweeping the snow from our car in the morning, after working so hard to keep the parking area cleared! We have stayed at many B&Bs, and rate this one with the best, and hope to return sometime!

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2012

Thank you so much. We are so glad you arrived here safely and got home the same way. We enjoyed visiting with you, and hope to see you again soon. Cathy and Jerry

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Reviewed 10 December 2012

My husband and I just stayed at the Inn for the 3rd time and once again thoroughly enjoyed it! Our first stay was 4 yrs ago in Aug. The innkeepers always make us feel so welcome, the decor is gorgeous, and the food delicious! The rooms are very comfortable and I love the coffee delivered outside my door first thing in the morning! This time we stayed the first wkend of Dec, and my daughter and I went on the Victorian Christmas tea at 5 of the B&Bs in Stillwater. It was amazing! I would definitely recommend it! All of the innkeepers were very inviting and getting to tour the B&Bs was awesome! However, my daughter and I both agreed that the Aurora Staples Inn had the best Christmas decor through out their entire house and it was were we felt the most comfortable. We both curled up on the couch by the real fireplace and enjoyed our tea! Since they have a limited amount of tickets each year you'll want to get yours early-they sell out fast! Whether you visit during the summer or winter I think you'll find the Inn a wonderful place to stay! Marilyn J

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2012

Marilyn. It's always nice to see you, and it was great to meet your daughter. Thank you for your kind words in writing the review. I shared part of this with the other B&B's, as they always like getting a response on how people feel about the tea. Thank you again, and I hope you'll visit again soon. Cathy and Jerry

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

If you are looking for a B&B that takes you back in time and has a "feel" of the historic victorian era this is your B&B. The inside is just stunning, with the decor, furniture and plenty of historic reads and information on the history of the house. If you are like me, and you just relish knowing all the history of a historic house, you will LOVE staying here. It has had such few owners sinse the original owners that the history is short and easy to access. They even have pics of the historic family. Upon arriving you can have wine and an appetizer plate (you feel very spoiled) and are put immediately at ease with the owners who are so laid back and humble. All the rooms are incredible, its really hard to choose which one to stay in. I will note that the original bedroom furniture of Aurora's is in the St. Croix suite. The delicious and filling breakfast is at 9am and they serve coffee and tea earlier. There is a long wrap around front porch with alot of seat choices. This is just the most beautiful inviting B&B we have ever been too. They also have wedding packages available to hold weddings in the house or during nice weather, in their stunning gardens on the property. We are going to do our vow renewal ceremony here next year in the english garden and do a catered reception afterwords in the house. It is the type of place you wish you could live!

Room Tip: They are all outstanding!
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words. We will look forward to your stay with us next year to renew your vows. Blessings to you both. Cathy and Jerry

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