What’s Open in Stillwater, MN?

2020 has been a challenging time for all, so as the COVID-19 virus protection restrictions change, we’ll keep you informed on who is open. Please practice PATIENCE and KINDNESS with business owners and other guests as we all do our best to navigate these uncharted waters. While we are excited to welcome back visitors, we want to ensure your health and safety as well, so please be aware of social distancing, mask or reservation requirements, wait time for turn-over cleaning, reduced hours/days open, new return/exchange or payment policies or other procedures that may be in place to protect you.

We are grateful that you’ve chosen to visit Stillwater, Minnesota and support our locally owned small businesses. Generally speaking, everything IS OPEN but know there are exceptions and things change. We are located in Minnesota so following their current guidelines. It’s best to look at a businesses Facebook page or website before visiting to confirm.

Lodging /Dining & Night Life /Attractions /Shopping/Spas & Salons /Venues

Lodging

All hotel, bed & breakfast, vacation rental properties are OPEN.
https://www.discoverstillwater.com/lodging/. Hotels ranks very low on the risk charts (3 out of 10), so when you are ready to travel know they are keeping the space extra clean just for you!

Restaurants, Bars, Coffee & Sweet Shops

Restaurants and bars can open up June 1st in Minnesota for outdoor dining, and as of June 10th limited capacity, and with servers in masks. Please also note that the State is requiring reservations as well, so plan ahead (many places may offer walk-up reservations if space available). The City of Stillwater approved temporary (until November) new outdoor dining spaces, so downtown Stillwater has even more alfresco dining options! Rooftops, decks, parklets, patios, alleyways, street-side – you’ll find at least 30 patios in the downtown!

Downtown Restaurants with OUTDOOR Dining as of June 1st:
https://www.discoverstillwater.com/dining-night-life/outdoor-seating/
Note The Velveteen will have an outdoor secret garden space but isn’t open yet (opening June 17th), Whitey’s has a parklet outdoor space (June 10th opening), Brick & Bourbon has a rooftop (opening June 18th) and Lowell Inn (opening June 12th). Browse all 30 outdoor dining spots downtown Stillwater!

Outdoor Dining, not downtown ;):

All Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shops or Sweet Shops ARE OPEN for INDOOR except The Dock Cafe.

Restaurants temporarily closed due to COVID-19:

Seasonal Restaurants:

Take-Out, Curbside Pick-Up or Delivery:
Here are the Stillwater restaurants, breweries, wineries, ice cream shops offering curb-side pick-up take-out or delivery: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/dining-night-life/curbside-pick-up-delivery/

Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop

Here’s a complete list of our downtown restaurants, pubs, coffee and ice cream shops: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/dining-night-life/

Shops

ALL Shops are OPEN but hours and capacity may be limited.

As of May 18th, the Minnesota Stay at Home order is lifted and main street retail establishments were allowed to open back up with a social distancing plan and at 50% capacity.

Essential Businesses Currently Open:
Smith & Trade Merchantile
Modern Roots Natural Soaps & Body Care
River Market Co-Op
Candyland
Chilkoot Cyclery
The T-Shirt Factory
Sara’s Tipsy Pies
City Sliquors
Domacin Wine Shop
Johnny’s TV

These shops are opening Monday, May 18th:

Alfresco Casual Living
American Gothic Antiques
Apricot Lane
Barbara Ann’s Fudge
Betty June’s
Britta’s Boutique
Candyland
Darn Knit Anyway (by appt only)
Enchante’
Forget Me Not
Galeria Saro (by appt only)
Johnson Jewelers
Kenzington Boutique
Images of the Past (by appt only)
Magnolia Paulette (by appt only)
Mai Little Cakes
Midtown Antiques
Peek a Baby Boutique
River City Antiques
River Jeans
Shop in the City
Simply Chic (final days, store closing due to retirement)
Staples Mill Antiques
Stillwater Antiques Mall
Stillwater Art Guild Gallery
Stokes Jewelry/Katydids
ToxyFree
West Marine
Valley Bookseller

Shops Opening Wednesday, May 20:
Cooks of Crocus Hill
Minnesota Made
Medicinal Blends

Shops Opening Thursday, May 21:
Art n’ Soul/Stillwater Beads
Collaborations Boutique
Reclaiming Beautiful

Shops Opening Friday, May 22:
Allure by Greaton’s Jewelers
Kathe Wohlfahrt, The Christmas Store
Stillwater Olive Oil

Shops Opening Monday, June 1st:
Rose Mille
Scandinavian North
UnCommon Cents

Shops Opening Saturday, June 6th:

Shops Opening Friday, June 12th:

Shops Opening Saturday, June 13th:

*****Please note that everyone’s plan and hours are evolving so check their current open hours before visiting. The best place to find the details is typically their social media page or website.

For a complete list of shops downtown: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/shopping/

Currently Closed for 2020 Season due to COVID19:
45 Degrees

Attractions

Attractions currently OPEN:
Our bike trails are always open! The Lift Bridge & Loop Trail opens June 1st!
Mike’s Electric Bike Rental (new location and new Greenbridge Coffee Shop inside as well!)
Big River Bikes
Madline Horseback Riding
All Golf Courses are open!
Self-guided Historic Walking Tours and Sightseeing Always Open!
The St. Croix River and marinas are OPEN!
Stillwater Boat Club & Rentals
Gondola Romantica
Stillwater E-Scoots – new electric scooter rental
Kari’s Create & Paint – outdoor space to paint as well!
Hot Air Balloon companies are open – Stillwater or Aamodts
The historic stairs are BACK OPEN!

Attractions opening soon:
American Ghost Walks – open for the season Memorial Day Weekend!
Wahoo Adventures Kayak Tours – open for the season May 22nd!
Art Reach St. Croix Gallery – open May 28th!
Kari’s Create & Paint Studio – opens May 28th!
Stillwater River Boat Tours – start June 1st!
Vahi-Hi Drive-in Theater – opens June 1st!
St. Croix Valley Segway Tours – start June 6th!
Stillwater Trolley Tours – start June 6th!
Stillwater Ghost Walks -start June 6th!
Pole Barn Studio – Opens June 13th!
Studio One Yoga – Opens June 16th!
Rivertown Tours – New guided walking tours start June 20th!

Opening in July:

Washington County Historic Courthouse – Opens July 1st
Stillwater Escape Room – Opens July 1st

Remaining Closed for 2020 Seasons due to COVID19:
Stillwater Segway Tours
Warden’s House Museum

Photo by Kelley Brenner

Spas & Salons & Fitness Studios

Spas & salons open the week of June 1st per state guidelines at 25% capacity! View list here. As of June 10th, they can be at 50% capacity!

Just For Me Spa is excited to be back open starting June 1st

Hear from our Founder & Owner, Heidi Rosebud, about what to expect on June 1st!

Posted by Just For Me Spa on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fitness Studios Opening in June:

Venues

Stillwater is a wedding and event destination with over 20 venues! As of June 10th, Minnesota COVID-19 restrictions will loosen to allow venues to have events at 25% capacity/max 250 people with social distancing accommodations in place.

Here’s a full list of our venues:
Meetings: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/meetings/
Weddings: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/weddings/

360 Venue Tours: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/360-venue-tours/

For everything you need to plan your trip to Stillwater, Minnesota, visit www.DiscoverStillwater.com.


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