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Excelsior Escape Begins on Private Rooftop Deck Overlooking St. Croix River

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Last updated: 12/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stillwater apartment description

Come experience the serenity of our Excelsior Escape. Our private designed suite encompasses the total unique upper flat including a full living room with Queen size sleeper couch, den, dining room serves eight, foyer, full kitchen, full bath, Master quarters fit for Royalty, surrounded by imported silk drapery with fine linens on King size bedding. What makes Excelsior Escape a truly memorable experience is the breathtaking views from your private accessed Rooftop deck. Enjoy the changing seasons that embrace the St. Croix River and Historic Stillwater! Reserve your escape today for a romantic get-a-way extravagant, anniversary extraordinaire, and girl's night out(bridal showers, baby showers) bachelor parties, birthday celebrations, family get together, honeymoon, or in town for business, we will arrange the perfect stay, may it be one day or one year.
We also will provide private rooftop dining with a three, four or five course dinner with wine pairings or specialty dinners of your choice by a seasoned chef. (check for prices and with advance notice) Forgot to mention the Gateway Trail; this a wonderful resource for biking/roller blading/walking, etc.The Gateway Trail’s generally flat( an old rail bed) terrain is a great place to ride, especially for new riders.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Chauffeur
          • Massage
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21 and older...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • King Size Bedroom, Queen hide abed in Living room and two queen blow up beds ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Paddle Boating
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Water View:

                Overlooks the historic St. Croix River and historic Lift Bridge...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Mountain Biking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Comfy and Cozy Dining Room, a place to enjoy a long conversation over dinner...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Ceiling Fan in Master Suite and Living Room...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Overlooks the St. Croix River and the bluffs of Wisconsin....moreless

              • Towels Provided

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen w/ 4 burner electric stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, full set of pans & utensils, dishes, glasses,etc. BRING OWN TOILET PAPER & PAPER TOWELS...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Wonderland
              Dec 2 - Jan 31, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $250 $275
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

              Changeover Day: Thursday


              Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $325
              $2,100 $9,000

              Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • 3% Lodging Fee $19
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
              • Cleaning Fee $100
              • Tax Rate 7.125%

              Notes:

              For Showers, birthday parties, or gatherings there's a special event fee of 500.00 a day. Please contact owner for more information.


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              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              Stillwater is known for its historic St. Croix River, Lift Bridge, architecture, unique shopping, fine dining to casual food, entertainment and leisure. In the 1800s, the downtown was anchored by the Lumber Mill, Lumber Exchange and Train depot. It was named the Birthplace of Minnesota in 1843. Located on Main Street in the historic 1882 Excelsior Block Building.

              Biking or walking along the river bank, offers great views and you can also create a challenging workout by going up and down the many stairs our town provides. Library is within working distance, as well as, winery, grocery store, bookstore, dining, shopping and antiquing. Make a date for the trolley strolling through the residential area, enjoying all the colors of historic homes while sharing history of the town. http://www.ci.stillwater.mn.us/

              Awarded Midwest winner of 'AMERICA'S PRETTIEST PAINTED PLACES' by the Paint Institute of America. Check out our beautiful, romantic, painted B&B's, and Stillwater's Victorian architectural gems by visiting the Paint Institute's video and preview the entries that won Stillwater this award. Other awards include Forbe's 'Prettiest Small Towns In America', and Minnesota Monthly's 'Best Day Trip'.

              Stillwater...Located on the beautiful St. Croix River

              Where paddleboats, riverboats and gondolas sail the waters

              And unique shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment are yours

              all wrapped inside this quaint and charming rivertown

              where time stands still.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1987

              About the owner: My passion is design, the minute I laid eyes on this building I knew I had to have it. So much character, I even took my daughter and showed it to her, telling her I was going to buy it and what did she think?. I then thought I would have a tea shop there, as my Mother and Father are Irish. It seemed like it could be a family affair. Shortly after I purchased the building Charles Nelson who was the State Historic Architect suggested to me that I get on the Stillwater Heritage Commission, as they needed my help. Charles and I had worked on other projects in the past together. WA Frost was one and other Twin City projects. I dove into the second floor of Excelsior building opening up all the rooms that had been separated by doors and exposing brick where it would make a difference. Then the worst happened, my Mother died and my whole world feel apart. My passion was gone and the building restoration stopped. I was lost without my Mom's encouragement. So the building was rented out, left to it's own. In the last two years, I have restored woodwork and had all but one room floors restored, new windows, painting and the fun part decorating. I had a new roof put on with a new outside rooftop deck, a new deck outside master suite, complete new kitchen, all materials out of recycled historic items. New Furnace/Central Air. Tuckpointing of Exterior. It takes you back to the late 1800's with flair of the 2000's. I am so proud of the restoration at Excelsior Escape. It's fun, open and a great piece of living history. It is centrally locating on Main Street and it's a contributing part of Historic Stillwater.

              Why the Owner Chose Stillwater:
              We live in Stillwater and I sell real estate here. We raised our children here and they both graduated from school here. We go to church here. Stillwater's home, we love it! we shop locally, we volunteer and we have been involved here. Stillwater offers so much quality of living. Great restaurants, great shopping and a outstanding library. Our hospitals and medical doctors are the finest. Our schools are award winning. We are rich in history and our St. Croix River offers so much activities.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              You can also rent this 'one of a kind' location for a special event. Fee for Rental is $500.00 per function, per day.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Stillwater, Birthplace of Minnesota

                Stillwater, Birthplace of Minnesota

              • Welcome to Excelsior Escape

                Welcome to Excelsior Escape

              • Dining area looking into the Living Room

                Dining area looking into the Living Room

              • Dining Room enclosed by custom made drapery.

                Dining Room enclosed by custom made drapery.

              • View from Dining into Living Room

                View from Dining into Living Room

              • Living room and library areas

                Living room and library areas

              • Lots of games and books to enjoy.

                Lots of games and books to enjoy.

              • Rooftop Deck

                Rooftop Deck

              • Overview of Stllwater

                Overview of Stllwater

              • Skylights over the stove bringing lots of Natural light into the kitchen.

                Skylights over the stove bringing lots of Natural light into the kitchen.

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Back door leads to another deck off the master bedroom.

                Back door leads to another deck off the master bedroom.

              • Stairs that lead up to Excelsior Escape.

                Stairs that lead up to Excelsior Escape.

              • Renovated Excelsior Escape is welcoming and historically designed.

                Renovated Excelsior Escape is welcoming and historically designed.

              • Very cozy and comfortable Dining area

                Very cozy and comfortable Dining area

              • Another view of the Dining Area

                Another view of the Dining Area

              • Living Room overlooks the River, Main St.  Couch makes into a Queen size Bed.

                Living Room overlooks the River, Main St. Couch makes into a Queen size Bed.

              • High Ceilings and east facing windows bring in lots of natural light.

                High Ceilings and east facing windows bring in lots of natural light.

              • Lots of textures and colors makes it a very comfortable areas.

                Lots of textures and colors makes it a very comfortable areas.

              • Celebrate Stillwater

                Celebrate Stillwater

              • From the kitchen looking into the Dining and Living room

                From the kitchen looking into the Dining and Living room

              • Going up the stairs to the Rooftop

                Going up the stairs to the Rooftop

              • Master bed, surrounded by custom made silk drapery making this very romantic!

                Master bed, surrounded by custom made silk drapery making this very romantic!

              • Another Room outside of the full Bathroom.

                Another Room outside of the full Bathroom.

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

              $250 - $325 per night (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 12/07/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 12/07/2014
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