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SPA, SALON, FITNESS – Start things off right with a half or full day at one of our local spas, salons or yoga studios. Featuring massages, wraps, facials, pedicure, hair styling or aerial silks.  Your weary body requires a break!

TAKE  A FUN CLASS – Discover your creative side with a a DIY (knitting, home decor, art, painting, pottery, jewelry) crafting or cooking class.

SHOP BOUTIQUES Enjoy over 50 unique boutiques in historic downtown Stillwater featuring clothing, gifts, toys, specialty imports, and accessories for your home. Also enjoy book stores, vintage shops and art galleries. Don’t forget the side streets as well as all of Main Street – a mile North to South!

INDULGENCES – A girls trip would not be complete without chocolate, wine, beer, ice cream, coffee or a fabulous meal –  and Stillwater has plenty of options for you to discover. Check out our DiningTreats/Tea, wineries/breweries listings.

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY – Start your time together by getting to know Stillwater – take a city tour on the trolley, Biercycle, self-guided walking tour with videos on your smartphone or conquer the historic stairs route before coffee for amazing views!

RIVERFRONT RELAXATION – Get your Vitamin D, fresh air and burn some calories while you explore the river valley parks or water activities like SUP boarding or a paddlewheel cruise.

NIGHT LIFE FUN Feel like Dancing? Or just listening to great live music? Stillwater has several pubs, nightclubs or wine bars with  year-round entertainment.

SWEET DREAMS Stay for a few days together…. Stillwater has many lodging options with something to fit every budget.  Stay in the heart of it all downtown at historic inns or vacation rentals, book hotels just minutes from downtown, or indulge yourselves into the full experience at one of our historic B&B’s many within walking distance to downtown. #StayAnExtraDay

a JUST FOR ME SPA & RETREAT

110 S. Greeley St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.4662

Experience the magic of a relaxing retreat at Just For Me Spa. Our rustic log cabin begins its rest and renewal the moment you walk in the door. Just For Me Spa offers massage and body treatments, skin care, nail services, spa packages, a full-service hair salon, dry salt therapy, and a fitness center and private yoga studio. Our newest addition, The Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary, brings purification and balance to the skin and respiratory system while you breathe in tiny salt particles in a peaceful salt cave setting. Just For Me Spa specializes in accommodating large groups and Spa parties. The St. Croix Room venue holds up to 53 people and is perfect for bridal and baby showers, corporate events, bachelorette parties and intimate weddings. Stay overnight with your group in one of our turn-of-the-century homes, which are located directly behind the Spa.

BIERCYCLE ADVENTURES

Pedestrian Mall on Water St
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.300.2202

BierCycle Adventures provides a fun and interactive way to explore beautiful downtown Stillwater. Our bike can hold up to 10 eager pedalers, and 3 non-pedalers, for a tour through downtown and along the river. Join us for a public tour, or reserve our bike for a private tour with friends and family.  All are welcome to join at BierCycle Adventures – learn about history of the area or join us for caroling tours during the holidays!

Bike Rental: Diro Outdoors Cruiser Bike Share

100 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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 (18+ and need a smartphone for each bike). Couldn’t be simpler. Visit www.dirooutdoors.com/bikes or call 651-300-0125 for rider requirements and trail map. Must be 18+.

Bike Rental: Herman Electric Bike Rental

209 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

Boat Rentals

One of the best places to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful St. Croix River is on it! Daily pontoon rentals for the half and full day or join the boat club and enjoy luxury boating for less with the Stillwater Boat Club. Conveniently located downtown Stillwater. The St. Croix River is also a part of Your Boat Club which is a great alternative to owning a boat giving you access to a variety of types of boats on multiple bodies of water near the Twin Cities.

Boat rental available at two marinas:

Stillwater Boat Club
422 East Mulberry St.
651-439-9000

Ole Sawmill Marina
2009 Lake St. N.
651-231-2025

Rent Saint Croix
Jet ski personal watercraft rentals

Thinking about purchasing your very own vessel? Talk to the experts right downtown at Tetzlaff Yacht Sales 888.658.9504!

Brown Dog Paddleboard Co.

15150 Square Lake Trail N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.399.5066

Group paddleboard instruction, rentals, SUP yoga, and SUP fitness on nearby Square Lake at the Golden Acres RV Park entrance and via Washington County Parks.

COOKS OF CROCUS HILL, STILLWATER

324 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

DARN KNIT ANYWAY

423 S. Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1386

Classes include: knit, crochet, sew, spin, felt, and general electives all in our Main Street shop yarn and fabric shop location. Registrations online, in advance.

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.

Horseback Riding: Madline Horsemanship

12582 Otchipwe Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

Kari’s Create & Paint Studio

221 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

Marquess Studios

305 Greeley St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.278.3538, email preferred hello@marquessstudios.com

Led by a local art-loving, re-purposing junky, Marquess Studios is a unique space to attend creative workshops, order DIY art kits to-go or design custom orders via private appointment. If you are feeling super creative or sentimental, sign your group up for “Junky-to-Funky” where each guest will create a custom design from something out of their own keepsake drawer. We also sell our locally made custom jewelry and keepsakes online.

Off the Wall Studios

2000 Industrial Blvd, #3
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
612.578.1374

Welcome to a learning environment for the young at art! Karron Nottingham, Director/Instructor of Off The Wall Studio, is a professional artist recognized nationally and internationally for both her mixed media constructions and her lectures and seminars on creative content. Look for art classes, camps, and adult workshops at her studio in Stillwater.

Rivertown Tours

Book online
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
rivertowntours@gmail.com

Discover the hidden gems that built the birthplace of Minnesota through unique walking tours!

Rustic Roots Winery

20168 St. Croix Trail
North Scandia, Minnesota 55073 (view map)
651-433-3311

A winery and tasting room offering approachable, flavor-forward wines in a downhome setting. We invite you to slow down and relax, enjoy quality, local wine, and embrace the spirit of the Valley. Located just north of Stillwater off the St. Croix Scenic Byway.

Smith & Trade Merchantile

229 Main St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)

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.

Stillwater Escape Room

123 2nd St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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, a train care? 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.

Stillwater Ghost Walks

Downtown Stillwater Various Locations
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
stillwaterghosts@gmail.com

Real ghost stories, paranormal experiences, urban legends, and much more! If you’re captivated by local folklore, into legend tripping, a student of history, or interested in sparking your imagination, this guided haunted history walking tour of beautiful downtown Stillwater is for you. Seasonal May-November.

STILLWATER RIVER BOATS

525 South Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

Stillwater Skin

6381 N. Osgood Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.342.1532

Full-service medical spa offering injectibles, facial lasering treatments, laser hair reduction, European facials, and waxing in a discrete location. We offer packages and yearly memberships. We also manufacture and distribute our own skincare line.

Stillwater Tattoo Co.

235 Chestnut St. E.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

STUDIO ONE YOGA

402 North Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.7155

Walk into a positive and energetic atmosphere with music, mindful products and community. Enjoy slow yoga, power vinyasa, tai chi, workshops, events flow, restorative, hot yoga, candlelight, hatha and others. Walk-ins welcome. FIRST WEEK FREE YOGA!

 

The Lumberjack Axe Throwing

123 N 2nd Street, Suite 102
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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!

The Outing Lodge

11661 Myeron Road North
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

The Pole Barn Studio & Airy Fitness

120 Water St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.439.0090

Offering classes for aerial yoga, aerial silks, aerial fitness, pole, ballet, dance fitness, flex and cirque classes designed to provide a new and innovative way to stay in shape, improve self-esteem and have fun while working out. Host your Birthday Party, Bachelorette Party, or Girls Night out! Fitness for all ages from 3-103. Where fitness is fun!

The Zephyr Theatre

601 Main St. N.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
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.

Tuk Tuk Woo Hoo


888.4TukTuk (488-5885)

Minnesota’s first electric Tuk-Tuk is a super fun 3-wheel motorized people moving machine. Be on the look out for this free service for short downtown Stillwater rides. Tip the drivers! Extended rides and custom private bookings available for a fee (call).

Wahoo Adventures

Wahoo! Adventures offers a 90 minute Herons & History kayak Paddle every Friday morning at 8:30am and two unique guided bicycle tours throughout the week. See Stillwater from a new perspective! You can also book your own private/custom kayak, bicycle, or scavenger hunt tour for 2 – 20 people. Enjoy the best the St. Croix Valley has to offer on the river or on the local bicycle trails. In the winter we offer snowshoe events at local venues in the St Croix Valley. We provide all the gear, maps, guidance, and inspiration you may need! No experience necessary. Book all events online at www.MyWahooAdventures.com.

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