Stillwater, Minnesota

 

Earlier this December, my husband and I enjoyed a quiet get away to Stillwater, Minnesota on the banks of the St. Croix River.  The town is a busy place in the summer with it’s beautiful riverbank and many shops and restaurants.

Stillwater

Boats are tucked in for the winter. There was no snow at the time of our visit, but the town was dressed in holiday style. We strolled in and out of shops on the old streets near the river. Many older buildings have been restored. I’m sure with snow it must look like a scene out of “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

Stillwater

This is the place for antique lovers with the many antique stores, and even those were ready for Christmas.

Christmas past

old toys

Christmas singers

Christmas house

 vintage Christmas

 

We stayed at The Outing Lodge located a few miles out of Stillwater. Once a ‘poor house’ then a home for the elderly, now it’s a B&B.

The Outing Lodge

The Outing Lodge

The Outing Lodge

The Outing Lodge

                             We stayed in the Eva Peron room.

The Outing Lodge

Eva Peron room

The Outing Lodge

The staff is welcoming. A friendly chocolate Lab greets the guests. A nice breakfast got us off to a good start in the morning.

Many years ago I was in Stillwater in the summer for a river cruise, and not too long ago I was there during the colorful fall. Now this trip I enjoyed the town in the winter, so I guess my next visit will have to be in the spring….

Stillwater  MN