"I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks…”
William Shakespeare


Shakespeare was the most prolific of all writers, yet when it came to expressing gratitude 'he can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks.’ All of us at Rivertown Inn are grateful for your patronage. The Inn is a place where warmth, elegance and quality are what matters: from the delicious aroma of healthy food from the kitchen, the beauty of the gardens, the meticulously maintained suites and bedchambers and the hosts who greet every guest with a smile, treating every request as an opportunity to raise the bar, we strive to make your stay unforgettable. 

Established in 1982, Rivertown Inn is one of Minnesota’s first bed and breakfast establishments. Since 1999 Jeff and I have owned, operated and completely renovated (and renovated, and renovated) this beautiful home to share it with the Stillwater community and guests from all over the world. Providing the exquisite backdrop for memories that last lifetimes is what we most cherish. In celebration of this this anniversary, we have a special offer for you below.

Winter months in Stillwater have a special magic. Bike trails are transformed in to cross-country ski trails, Main Street exudes a festive magic with strolling carolers and beautifully decorated windows. Modern-day sleigh rides, wonderful locally-owned restaurants, holiday home tours, a Twinkle Parade for the kids and unique shopping: there is something for everyone far removed from the mall or on-line experience this season. 

Rivertown Inn Gift Certificates are a wonderful way to share the gift of time and connection with those on your list. Our staff will take care of all the details for your holiday party, or that special dinner for two. The fireplaces will keep you warm and the wine will be chilled, we’ll be expecting you. Cooking classes are especially appreciated as we limit our classes to six participants to ensure a hands-on experience.



All classes feature hands-on instruction, plentiful food and wine samplings and take home recipes of the menus from the day. All dietary restrictions are welcome with advanced notice. Class size is limited to 6 participants; classes fill quickly. Call today to reserve your space. $75 per person plus tax. Advanced reservation required. For more information, and to see all of our classes for 2018, please visit our Cooking Classes page HERE

Impressive Holiday Treats • Saturday, December 2 & 16 - Step away from traditional cut-out sugar cookies and learn to make impressive holiday treats that are sure to dazzle your family and friends.

Plant Forward Meals for the New Year • January 13 & 27 - Quick, healthy and hearty meals that introduces the idea of focusing on vegetables as the centerpiece of  your meals.  

Valentine’s Date Night • February 3 & 10, 4-7pm - Cook an elegant meal to remember with fellow cooking class participants. Then, sit down by the fire with a glass of wine and enjoy your meal together.  



Hometown for the Holidays • November 18-December 31 - Stillwater is your Hometown for the Holidays this season. Historic Main Street Stillwater is alive with Christmas decorations and lights, traditional events and celebrations. Get in the old-fashioned holiday spirit! Downtown Stillwater’s independently-owned unique boutiques and restaurants welcome you. Shop small and local throughout the season. Hometown for the Holidays presented by Stillwater MainStreet IBA, Discover Stillwater | Discover Stillwater Events Calendar.

Wedge and Wheel's Wine and Cheese Night • December 5, 6:30pm - Have you been to Wedge and Wheel? It’s a Stillwater gem, and their first-ever Wine and Cheese Night will feature indigenous grapes, many with names containing more syllables than you can shake a vine at and often including an "X!" Call for details, or visit WedgeandWheel.com.

Ice Castles of Stillwater • Winter, 2018 - Ice Castles is the must-see winter wonderland where fairy tales are brought to life with twinkling lights, magnificent archways and towers, ice-carved tunnels, fountains and slides ready to be explored. By day this frozen castle glimmers with glacial blues and after dark the ice formations create a magical glow. For the 2nd year, the Ice Castles will be located in downtown Stillwater in Lowell Park along the riverfront. Come see this beautiful castle and plan to stay overnight at Rivertown Inn, just a short walk away.  Visit icecastles.com to purchase tickets. Opening and closing dates are weather dependent.

Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour • January 3 and February 7 - Enjoy mysteries and crime novels? Join the Totally Criminal Cocktail Hour, sponsored by our very own Valley Bookseller, the first Wednesday of every month at the Dock Cafe. Please make your reservations early as sessions generally fill up quickly. Delicious appetizers and cash bar. Visit www.valleybookseller.com, or call 651.430.3385 for details and books to be discussed.

Lift Bridge Brewery - Only minutes from Rivertown Inn, Lift Bridge has brewed up many fun events this season. Trivia Mafia in the Taproom, live music, a holiday beer release party and brewery tours on the weekends (reservations required). Visit Liftbridgebrewery.com.




Murder on the Orient Express - Currently out in theaters (but soon available to be streamed), this movie is based on the book by the same name by Agatha Christie. One of our Grand Suites at our literary-themed Inn is The Agatha Christie Grand Suite, which was designed around the Orient Express train car. Wouldn’t it be great to curl up this winter and watch the movie in this amazing space? A gift certificate for that book lover on your list to Rivertown Inn’s Agatha Christie Grand Suite tucked inside a copy of “Murder on the Orient Express” would be such a thoughtful - and appreciated - way to spend some quality time together. (There are no screens in the suite; you’ll need to bring your own viewing device.)



To thank you for subscribing to our newsletter, and just in time for a little more holiday gift giving, please reserve any room Sunday through Wednesday and enjoy the following night in the same suite or bedchamber for the 1982 rate of only $75. Please use code 35YEARS when booking on-line, or call the Inn at 651.439.2955 to make your reservation. 

Offer valid for stays January 1 - April 30, 2018 (excluding February 11-14, 2018). Offer valid Sundays through Thursdays, may not include Fridays or Saturdays, and may not be combined with other offers. Reservations placed through third-party reservation systems are not eligible for this promotion. Discount may not be applied to other packages or classes at Rivertown Inn.

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Looking for a truly special holiday gift?  Rivertown Inn's gift certificates are available in any denomination. Use the link below to order your gift on-line.