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303 North Fourth Street, Stillwater, MN 55082   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Stillwater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Ramsey, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was the best b&b we stayed at. Ever. Get the carriage house. We loved our stay. It was beautiful. The hot tub and breakfast good. Fireplace right next to the hot tub. Good coffee. Nice location. Beautiful. Comfy bed.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you Jessica, it was great to meet you. Welcome to traveling the bed and breakfast world. We hope you'll be back soon! Cathy and Jerry
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

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, traveled as a couple
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 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 stars Reviewed December 30, 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, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora50, Manager at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 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 stars Reviewed December 23, 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, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, December 27, 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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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, traveled with friends
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, December 12, 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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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aurora50, Owner at Aurora Staples Inn, responded to this review, November 25, 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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Address: 303 North Fourth Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Stillwater
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Stillwater
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Number of rooms: 5

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