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“Birthday Retreat”
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Aurora Staples Inn
Ranked #1 of 9 Stillwater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
St. Paul, MN
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148 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Birthday Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We just got home from our 3 day stay at the Aurora Staples B&B. We have stayed here many times before and have always enjoyed it. We stayed in the Carriage House this time and loved every minute of it! The fireplace, jacuzzi, and sitting area are so nice to sit back and relax, read, or whatever you choose to do. There are plenty of books in the room and magazines to sit back and stare at the fireplace...

The breakfasts are absolutely wonderful. My husband is a vegan, and Cathy and Jerry always do a great job of making a lovely breakfast, that is so good. This is a wonderful place to spend a night, weekend or more. We will return many more times.

Room Tip: The Carriage House has the cozy sitting room, lots of privacy and huge shower! We also like the St C...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you so much Debbie and Steve. It's always great to have you, and we'll look forward to your next visit. Cathy and Jerry
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Aurora Staples in for two nights while in town for a wedding and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The hosts did a wonderful job of making us feel at home, the room was comfortable an quiet and the breakfast delicious. The in room coffee service in the morning was a really nice touch. We are already planning our next stay. Thanks so much, Cathy and Jerry, for your hospitality!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Kelsey and Tim, hope your trip back to Colorado was uneventful. Thank you so much for staying with us, as we enjoyed having you here, and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll be able to visit again when it's a little warmer. Thanks, Cathy and Jerry
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Hermantown, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

This was our first stay of Aurora Staples (definately not our last!) and a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. The first night we stayed in the Carriage House - book it if its available!! It's like you own get-a-way in a get-a-way! The second night was just as lovely in the Peacock Room. The warmth of the fireplaces, comforts of the whirpools, and the graciousness of Kathy and Jerry were like no other place we've been!!

Room Tip: The carraige room is beyond excellent, but the others in the house were wonderfully done also!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Manager at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Todd and Tammie, it was great to almost bring in the new year. Thank you so much for coming and maybe we'll bump into each other in Duluth sometime. Thanks for your kindness in writing a review for us. We always appreciate it. Have a great new year. Cathy and Jerry
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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Friends booked us into the beautiful B&B for two nights. What a wonderful selection they made! Everything was charming! The house had all the original character of a victorian: with inlaid floors, original wood trim, leaded glass and stained glass. We enjoyed the warmth of the fireplace with festive holiday decor and the lights of the christmas tree. I told Kathy that everywhere I looked was like a holiday vignette. Her attention to detail and comfort was spot on. We stayed in the Riverview room for two nights. Our cozy room had a fireplace and a little christmas tree. In the morning a tray of coffee was placed outside our door. At breakfast Kathy presented a beautiful table with antique dishes and serving pieces. The food was delicious. Kathy should write a cookbook!
Our bed was very comfortable and the linens were fresh and clean. We relaxed and enjoyed our surroundings. We felt very welcome. This is truly Kathy and Jerry's calling! People from Minnesota seem very genuine and friendly.
We ventured into Stillwater and walked through some of the shops.
We would like to come back and see how different the town and the St. Croix look without snow.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 27 December 2013
Cheryl and Sheridan, thank you for coming and bringing your friends Patrick and Kevin. It was great meeting all of you, and I look forward to seeing you again this summer. Have a great 2014, and thank you for taking the time to write. Cathy
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

The place was beautifully decorated for our friend annual Christmas get-together. Kathy was wonderful and Jerry even cleared the snow off our cars! Very homey, relaxing and luxurious. Food was delicious and beautifully served. We sat by the fire and had wine and good fellowship. We opened our gifts by their gorgeously decorated Christmas tree.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 12 December 2013
Marlys and friends, thank you so much for sharing your Christmas get together with us. We really did miss you the next morning. We wish all of you a wonderful Christmas season, and a happy and healthy new year. Cathy and Jerry
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Fantastic hosts in a lovely setting. Cathie and Jerrie were very friendly and offered lots of local information and great restaurant suggestions.The jacuzzi was welcomed after a long drive and breakfast was awesome. The gas fireplace in the room really warmed things up.

Room Tip: All the room choices are great
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thank you so much for all the nice things you said about the Inn and we are really happy you had a great stay. Please visit us again if you're able. Cathy and Jerry
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

The Aurora Staples Inn is a beautiful haven providing a respite from our busy daily life. We celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary with a 2-night stay. We recommend staying at least 2 nights to try mulitple breakfast menus and to have enough time to explore Stillwater. Give yourself enough time to decompress and relax!! The house and our room were immaculate. We loved the St. Croix Suite, so many amazing antique pieces mixed with modern ammenities in the room. The bed was comfortable and the linens fabulous. As many others write, Cathy the Innkeeper is a gem, a delightful hostess. We took advantage of the cards & games available as well as the books in the room. We especially appreciated the complementary cold bottled water. I loved having hot coffee outside my door in the morning. You will feel safe and well-cared for as a guest at the Aurora Staples Inn. We can't wait to visit again!

Room Tip: We liked the St. Croix room because of the large sitting area and separated bath/whirlpool. The dou...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you so much, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. They are very helpful to us and to our future guests. We're glad you found some peace here, and thank you for all the wonderful things you said. We hope to see you again. Thank you. Cathy and Jerry
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Property: Aurora Staples Inn
Address: 303 4th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082-4808
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Region: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Stillwater
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Number of rooms: 5

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