Sometimes you hit on a place and and it is so very different to what you were expecting. That was our experience in Stillwater. Arriving quite late after a flight from New Orleans via Dallas, we were delighted to find this picturesque small town which also happens to be the birthplace of Minnesota. It is built alongside the banks of the St Croix River, about 40mins from the twin cities of Minneapolis/St Paul.

The Rivertown Inn was magnificent. A 9 Room guest house- mansion which we had all to ourselves.

And yes, that is ice in the fountain cos yes, it was ffffrrrreeeezzziiinnnggg!!!!!!!!!