Private Master, Livingroom Has Queen Size Hideabed,,Queen Murphy Bed & Blow ups
Katherine B. Francis
About Katherine B. Francis
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.
Katherine B. Francis purchased this Apartment in 1987
Why Katherine B. Francis 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.
What makes this Apartment unique
You can also rent this 'one of a kind' location for a special event. Fee for Rental is $900.00 per function, (Showers, Birthday Parties, Bachelor Parties, etc)per day. One night or special event booking considered by exception for an additional fee.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This place was awesome, great aesthetic and amazing location. The only thing was that there was no TV or WIFI which is completely fine, just make sure to bring games if you’re having a party of some type! Great place to hang out.
Hello Sara, so happy you enjoyed your stay. So sorry I wasn't there to meet you. We have several games in the library and definitely have WIFI, the instructions were in the book left by the Key. So very sorry you didn't get to enjoy those amenities! Next time for sure. Enjoy the fall season and thanks for being our guests at Excelsior Escape. Submitting an owner response to a review
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Great stay for girls weekend
We had 5 girls staying in Stillwater. This place worked great for us. There was a king bed, queen Murphy bed, and a queen hid abed. There was only one beautiful bathroom but it worked fine for 5 girls getting ready in the morning because there were so many mirrors we could use.
One of the best features of this place is the rooftop balcony! Plenty of seating, the view of the river and Main St is amazing, and there is a gas fireplace for warmth. Amazing!!
The property is located right on Main St so it was very convenient to all the shops, bars, restaurants, and river front. We were able to run back and forth to drop off purchases, grab a sweatshirt, take a break and sit on the roof top without driving.
Perfect gathering place
The location was perfect for a girls weekend! We could walk to shops or just relax! The roof top deck was amazing!
It was great!
My group and I had a great stay and the roof top was wonderful!
We absolutely loved staying here! Great location, awesome rooftop patio and perfect place for a girls weekend!
Thank you, So happy you enjoyed Excelsior Excape!
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.