The Elephant Walk
801 Pine St. West Stillwater, MN 55082
5 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,628 sq. ft. | MLS#4832136
In 1990 a well-traveled couple came to Stillwater and purchased a beautiful Victorian home with the idea of converting it into a Bed and Breakfast. But, they didn't want the "run of the mill" Victorian style B&B. After living in Spain, Sicily, and then Thailand, they wanted it to reflect where they had been, what they had seen, the artifacts they collected and the stories they had heard. They wanted a place to entertain and visit with other travelers. Where guests become friends and the stresses of life slip away. They created The Elephant Walk.
Just blocks from downtown Stillwater, up on Pine Street, The Elephant Walk sits atop a beautifully manicured lawn. The wrap around, screened in front porch greets you with plenty of space for casual dining or just to relax. Through the front door and foyer is the large formal dining room with hickory, maple, and oak floors. The dining room has a beautiful, hand carved, dining room table that seats eight, painted coved ceiling, in floor heat and bay windows for natural light.
Through the pocket doors with glass panes, you'll find two parlors that are filled with lavish antiques and artifacts from Europe, Asia, and America. An inviting fireplace and plenty of seating make this area the perfect for guests to chat over coffee in the morning or unwind with a glass of wine in the evening.
Up the gorgeous wood staircase with inlaid designs are four guest rooms, each decorated in their own fashion. The Rangoon Room is home to a gas fireplace with a stone mantle and a nineteenth century English four-poster bed. Carved in teak by Burmese craftsmen, the bed has brass accents and a large frame overhead. The bath features a hand-forged copper sink with waterfall spout and has masks and costumes from exotic Bali, Indonesia. A most relaxing double whirlpool nestles in the room for your guest's comfort.
Named after the famous British Colonial Hotel in Singapore, the Raffles has a queen-sized English colonial style bed. The room has a gas fireplace and a large sitting area with overstuffed loveseat and leather easy chair and ottoman. The bath is all marble with a walk-in shower. The room features a Balinese corner with double whirlpool in a grotto stone setting. Guests can relax while watching tropical fish glide by in the large aquarium at the edge of a luxurious bath.
The Chiang Mai room, named after the mountainous capital of northern Thailand, has a has a queen-sized, solid teak Thai-style bed and gas fireplace. The private bath features a double whirlpool, surrounded by luxurious marble and finished with a jungle theme wallpaper. Asian artifacts, bamboo and grasscloth wall coverings add to the room's ambiance.
Named after the city in Spain where Columbus set off to discover the new world, the Cadiz suite is decorated with centuries-old hand-carved cathedral doors, a large walnut Spanish armoire, and Moroccan carpets. A double-sided gas fireplace is nestled between the bedroom and the garden room. The garden room’s double whirlpool is surrounded by lush plants and orchids. A private roof top garden with koi pond awaits guests thru the French doors of the bedroom. The water garden with fountain soothes away the stresses of life. The setting will transport you to the tropics.
The work of the bed and breakfast happens on the main floors in the large kitchen. The kitchen has two dishwashers, a commercial grade, glass double door refrigerator, a Vulcan stove, in floor heat, granite countertops, numerous built-ins, and a butler's pantry. The owner's living room has great views of the gardens through the floor to ceiling windows. An informal dining room and office space sit between the kitchen and living room. The master bedroom has an ensuite and access to one of the main parlors.
The peaceful backyard has luscious and easily maintained gardens and a gorgeous gazebo that was crafted in Thailand. The additional two story carriage house with pine floors has plenty of space to make into a deluxe guest house or a place for an owner's private suite.
Become a part of Stillwater's thriving Bed and Breakfast industry in this incredibly exotic and unique Inn.
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