Attraction Category: Romantic Escapes

The Lumberjack Axe Throwing

123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.705.6005

We opened The Lumberjack to create a place where visitors can learn about Stillwater’s rich history and locals can find a home. We are not your typical axe throwing bar. We have taken this cathartic back woods play into a warm and friendly environment. We promise a brand new way to enjoy a drink and play with friends. Book your party today!

Smith & Trade Merchantile

229 Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082

Our mission is to provide a brick and mortar experience like no other for Minnesota and St. Croix Valley Artisans that want to showcase the best Minnesota has to offer. Classes, workshops available in all trades. Learn from the best. Weekly evening events featuring our local Smith’s with light appetizers and adult beverages.

Bike Rental: Herman Electric Bike Rental

209 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.1914

Electric bike rental conveniently located on the intersection of Main/Chestnut/Water right at the base of the the historic lift bridge and St. Croix Loop bike trail. We have electric fat-tire and electric cruiser bikes for rent for a few hours or a full day. Explore all the beauty and fun around Stillwater. Stop in to see our giant Discover Stillwater bike trail map! Book online or stop in. Entrance on Water Street/River side.

Bike Rental: Big River Electric Bikes

225 2nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.855.8805

Let’s do something fun in Stillwater! Experience the fun and ease of riding a premium electric assist bike.We only do premium- Raleigh Comfort and Cruiser style E-bikes make hill climbing a breeze. We want you to have fun, and we all know it’s more fun using the good stuff. Rental available from our downtown location directly behind the Hotel Crosby and Matchstick restaurant. Enter from Main Street via the alley between Candyland and the barber shop. Ebikes available for rent hourly, 24 hr or multi-day options. Book online or stop by in person. Non-electric bikes and kayaks also available.

Diro Outdoors: Snowshoe Adventure Packages

The St. Croix Valley has many beautiful snowshoeing trails for you to explore and each has its own personality. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely hike or a strenuous trek through the woods, there’s a trail waiting for you. DIRO Outdoor’s snowshoe packages contain all the information and supplies you need and are conveniently dropped off and picked up at your hotel or B&B. Adult, youth, and child snowshoes available.

Packages Include:

• St. Croix Valley snowshoeing guide
• Trail maps
• Snowshoes
• Waterproof picnic blanket, Bottled water, Gourmet snacks
• Small drawstring backpack & Headlamps for evening adventures

To reserve your adventure visit: www.dirooutdoors.com/snow or call 651-300-0127.

Stillwater Tattoo Co.

235 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.4974

The longest standing tattoo shop in the oldest town in Minnesota! Located in the heart of downtown, stop in for inspiration with walls of tattoo artwork and a welcoming professional staff of ink artists.

Stillwater Escape Room

123 2nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.1476

Which adventure will you choose? Check out their rooms to choose your unique experience – historic Connelly Shoe Factory Office, The Cave on an asteroid? Book time in the new Rockstar Karaoke lounge, too. The escape room is located on the North side of downtown Stillwater in the historic Connolly Shoe Factory building home to the new JX Event Venue,  Just Cuz Salon, The Lumberjack Axe Bar and Velveteen Speakeasy.

A St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail

Highway 36
Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

The St. Croix River Crossing Loop Trail (MNDOT Fact Sheet, video animation) project will include construction of the trail from downtown Stillwater’s historic lift bridge over to Wisconsin and back across the new St. Croix Crossing bridge into downtown Stillwater along the river for a total of 4.7 miles.  As of August 3, 2017 the historic lift bridge is closed for renovations (Opens June 1, 2020) and the new bridge is open. The majority of the Loop Trail is complete (Progress Map) so you can enjoy a walk or bike ride over the new bridge for amazing views of the valley. Park near at Houlton Elementary school (70 Cty Rd E, Houlton, WI54082) on the Wisconsin side or downtown Stillwater in city lots or the new lot near the bridge just off hwy 95.  The best part to ride for now, is from downtown Stillwater south over the new St. Croix Crossing bridge. For an even longer route, ride through downtown Stillwater to connect with the Brown’s Creek State Trail on the north end. Refer to the map in our Visitor Guide and pictured above for all connecting trails.

Horseback Riding: Madline Horsemanship

12582 Otchipwe Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.468.6050

Enjoy the beautiful woods and countryside of the Stillwater valley with seasoned trail rides on horseback!  Come by yourself, bring your group or schedule a special ‘sweetheart’ ride for you and a date. Rides are by reservation only just minutes from downtown and near the Gateway State Trail.

Bike Rental: Diro Outdoors Downtown Bike Share

100 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.300.0125

DIRO Outdoors is excited to bring self-serve bike rentals to downtown Stillwater! Rent a bike any day, anytime from sunrise to sunset and head off exploring the beautiful trails around the St. Croix Valley. Perfect for visitors, tourists, and locals looking for some fun and exercise. Station is located at the Water Street Inn on the corner of Water St. and Myrtle St. and has ten uni-sex seven speed bikes available. Riders use their smartphone to rent and pay for a bike. Couldn’t be simpler. Visit www.dirooutdoors.com/bikes or call 651-300-0125 for rider requirements and trail map. Must be 18+.

The Zephyr Theatre

601 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.342.1542

The Zephyr Theatre produces plays, musicals, and other theatrical performances, as well as concerts and dance performances.   In addition, the Theatre works in collaboration with the St Croix Film Society to show classic films.  Our theatre, music, dance, and art classes for students in preschool – 12th grade allow students to explore and study the creative arts. View our website for calendar of events and class schedules.

Future plans: As a professional theatre in the St. Croix Valley, the 330-seat Zephyr Theatre at the old train depot will produce productions of the highest quality that are visually, acoustically, and artistically beautiful. We will create and revive classic musicals and plays, while incorporating music, musical cultures, and dance into the live arts in meaningful ways.

Scenic Drives

Hwy. 95
Stillwater, MN 55082

Stillwater is located on the St. Croix Scenic Byway (State Hwy. 95 which runs through historic downtown Main Street) and is not far off the path of one of America’s Byways called the Great River Road in MN or WI that runs along the Mississippi River from Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico (from hwy 61 in Hastings, MN head north on Hwy 95) . Take the scenic drive listed on MotorcycleRoads.com (Hwy 95/Saint Croix Trail north from downtown Stillwater) for great ride from Stillwater to Taylor’s Falls, MN. More about Minnesota Scenic Byways.

The Outing Lodge

11661 Myeron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.9747

Look for themed dinners or book open art studio classes at this historic site. The culinary experiences are unique in our fast modern world – from Russia to Italy to Paris, France. A feeling of harmony flows from flavor to flavor, mixes in the conversation, the good company, the candlelight, and the music. The dinners follow recipes from European culinary schools. Let the countryside inspire your creativity with open studio art classes on drawing and painting – by reservation only for groups 2-25. Custom designed experiences for your special occasions also available. Find events on our calendar.

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

221 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.500.6588

Paint your own pottery and canvas studio where you are the artist.  All the materials are provided and an inspiring environment for your creativity to flow. Walk-ins welcome – there’s great local coffee so come in and paint! Book your next event at Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – From birthdays and bachelorette parties to showers and school outings – they can host any event, or come on-site at your desired location.

Stillwater Balloons

PO Box 843
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1800

Whether you are seeking an intimate and romantic excursion, a joy-filled, visually spectacular, once in a life time event, or a gorgeous gravity defying adventure, each flight will embrace your dreams and satisfy your desires. Enjoy the sensational experience of gently drifting over the beautiful and picturesque St. Croix River Valley.

STILLWATER RIVER BOATS

525 South Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.430.1234

We offer daily public lunch and dinner cruises on board our Paddlewheel Boats on the scenic St. Croix River.   Our private charters can accommodate groups of 25 to 675. Contact us today and we would be happy to assist you in planning your excursion. Seasonal business typically May-October.

HISTORIC MAIN STREET

Over 100 owner-operated shops and restaurants along Stillwater’s historic Main Street (on  National Historic Register).  Open year-round. Antiques, art galleries, fashion boutiques, home furnishings, decor, gifts, indoor and outdoor dining and more. Seeking a historic treasure? Stillwater is one of America’s Top 10 Towns for Antiquing with several multi-dealer antique malls and vintage reclaimed/up-cycled shops.

GONDOLA ROMANTICA

525 S. Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.1783

Enjoy the romance of Venice Italy blended with the beauty of the St. Croix River and the charm of Stillwater. Taking a cruise in an authentic Venetian gondola  is among the most romantic and relaxing experiences imaginable. Plan an especially romantic proposal, celebrate a birthday, wedding or anniversary, or just get away to a relaxing cruise on the river. You can book a sunlit daytime cruise or a moonlit evening cruise. Packages available. A unique place to pop the important question!

 

COOKS OF CROCUS HILL, STILLWATER

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.351.1144

Love to cook?  For over 40 years Cooks of Crocus Hill has been leading students in cooking education from the basics and techniques to celebrity chef visits and restaurant classes.  At Cooks you can take a cooking class, book a private event, attend a date night class with your sweetie or explore team building options for your office crew.  Our gourmet kitchen is set inside our retail store in a beautiful historic Stillwater building that is rich in history.  In the store you will find a cooks treasure trove of culinary products, cooks tools, cookware, knives and lots of inspiration.  Visit our website for our class schedule and event booking contact information.

AAMODT’S HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

P.O. Box 40
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.351.0101

See the St. Croix Valley & River from the air…we are committed to providing a hot air balloon experience for every occasion and budget!

AAMODT’S APPLE FARM

6428 Manning Ave.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.439.3127

Since 1948, three generations of the Aamodt family have been producing some of the best apples to be found in the valley. You’re invited to come and experience the good life in the fall season on this picturesque farm located just minutes from downtown. Fun activities like hay wagon rides, honeycrisp Express, and John Deere tractor trikes. New this year – Thor’s Cider tastings. Don’t forget that Saint Croix Vineyards in on the same property!

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