Spring is just around the corner, and we’re already seeing the signs of life bursting from the ground and more crisp sunny days. Our charming small town on the St. Croix River is beautiful to visit all year round—there are so many exciting things to do in Stillwater every season—but the start of spring brings new energy back to our historic area. For those planning an upcoming getaway or looking ahead to your vacation time this year, you should consider heading to Stillwater to explore and relax.
Stillwater, MN, is about a half-hour east of Minneapolis, making it an ideal spot for a quick weekend getaway from the city, but with so many activities and adventures, you could easily make a full week out of it! This picturesque town has everything you need to feel like you’re away from the hustle and bustle and stresses of daily life. Plus fresh air, exciting dining opportunities, local boutiques and specialty shops, and stunning riverfront views. Luckily, our Stillwater Hotel has one of the best locations in the city, right on the St. Croix River.
The Water Street Inn is the perfect location to book your Stillwater, MN, lodging for a weekend away or a longer leisurely vacation in our charming little city. Our Inn is in the heart of downtown, directly across from the riverfront, with impressive views of the historical 1931 Lift Bridge spanning the St. Croix River. Our 61-room Stillwater Hotel is Victorian by design but updated with modern amenities to make your stay extraordinary. We offer on-site dining opportunities and are within walking distance of the majority of all the best things to do in Stillwater. Book your room today!
There are beautiful sights at every turn in Stillwater! You’ll watch riverboats and authentic gondolas navigating the river, find historical gems tucked around bends, and enjoy the small-town charm. There’s a specific draw to our small town in every season: crisp spring days, sunny summer on the St. Croix, the fall colors of Autumn, and cozy days in winter. There are plenty of things to do in Stillwater, MN, all year!
Here are our top things to do in Stillwater each season:
For personalized recommendations on all the best things to do in Stillwater throughout the year, feel free to ask our warm and welcoming staff members during your stay!
As you can see, the list of things to do in Stillwater, MN, is quite long, and we’ve barely scratched the surface. If you’re taking the time to visit us in Stillwater, MN, this year, then you might as well stay in the heart of downtown at the only waterfront hotel in town with elegantly appointed guest rooms, world-class amenities, and fantastic hospitality. Our Stillwater, MN, lodging overlooks the beautiful St. Croix River and the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge. From our iconic Stillwater hotel, most of the area’s top attractions are easily accessible and even walkable.
You’ll love sitting on your private balcony or our rooftop bar gazing at the water. The guest rooms are comfortable with high-end amenities, from comfy king-size beds, cozy fireplaces, and double whirlpool tubs (suite rooms only), and all with that midwest charm. All of our 61 rooms offer the perfect layout and design for various vacations, from family-focused to couples-only; you’ll feel relaxed at our quiet and spacious Inn.
Moreover, our hotel offers you a choice between three great restaurants: Charlie’s Restaurant, which offers a delicious fine dining experience in Stillwater; Charlie’s Pub, with a casual ambiance and live music; and our seasonal Papa’s Rooftop Restaurant, which offers its own menu of delicious food with incomparable views of the St. Croix River (open in the spring, depending on the weather). Book your room at our Stillwater, MN, lodging today!
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