Winter Romantic Getaway in Stillwater

A new year has begun, so grab your special someone to rekindle your love on a romantic winter weekend in Stillwater, Minnesota. Stroll the historic main street together to browse through unique boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops with experts on spices, cooking, cheese, jewelry, fashion, decorating and more.

Take a free self-guided tour of Minnesota’s oldest courthouse – a beautiful brick building with a great view of downtown Stillwater and the river valley. Once you get thirsty and hungry, you’ll have plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from with 30 independently owned dining establishments downtown. Pasta, burgers, wood-fired pizza, Asian fusion, sushi, 5-course fine dining or pub food – choose your favorites or try a few with a culinary walking tour called Foodies on Foot. Find live music at night in several bars, breweries, wineries and nightclubs all within walking distance or short cab ride back to your warm accommodations.

Once you’ve explored the town, why not sign up for a cooking class, wine & canvas experience, or spa treatment. If you are the adventurous type, pack your downhill, cross country skis or snow shoes to explore the natural river valley beauty in the snow. There are three ski areas within 30 minutes – Afton Alps, Trollhaugen, and Wild Mountain as well as Lake Elmo Park Reserve and William O’Brien State Park for nordic skiing or snowshoe hikes. Stillwater even has a snow-tubing hill – Green Acres Recreation right off highway 36 on the way into town from the Twin Cities. 

Together you’ll relax and enjoy the calm yet happening vibe downtown. At night, find complete serenity at one of 8 stunning historic mansions, 2 historic downtown inns, spa retreat home, downtown loft, or 5 hotels just minutes away up the hill on hwy 36. Hot tubs, whirlpools, fireplaces and warm beds are calling you. Book a winter romantic escape in Stillwater for a fantastic experience.

Winter is a blast in downtown Stillwater, so keep an eye on our events calendar and browse the website for tons of fun ideas! As an added incentive, know that parking lots are FREE in the winter, there are #StayAnExtraDay deals on lodging and #CoolDeals on to help you save money on your trip. #OnlyinMN #HistoricStillwater

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