Lodging Near Marine Mills Folk School

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Marine on St. Croix  •  Stillwater  •  Other Local Options

Marine on St. Croix and our surrounding St. Croix River Valley communities offer a wide range of lodging options, including vacation rentals, campgrounds, B&Bs, and hotels. We invite you to use the list below to find the place that's right for you. Lodging options are listed by location, starting with accommodations closest to the school.

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Marine on St. Croix & Scandia, Minn.

School-house Garden Cottage (0.3 miles from MMFS)
2 Units Available


Marine School-House Garden Cottage apartments are available via VRBO. This sunny, south-facing apartment sits in the quaint, historic village of Marine on St. Croix, located on the St. Croix River.


William O'Brien State Park (2.0 miles from MMFS)

124 campsites, 4 group campsites, 4 camper cabins


William O'Brien State Park sits on the St. Croix River and is the perfect getaway to enjoy the outdoors. The park features 124 campsites, 4 group camps, and 4 camper cabins. Hiking trails offer quiet exploration of the park's rolling, wooded hills. For anglers, the channels of the St. Croix have northerns, walleye, bass and trout. Ideal for canoeing and kayaking, the river is also a migratory pathway that offers visitors an exciting diversity of sights and sounds. In the winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, and snowshoers can explore the Riverside Trail.

Dunrovin Retreat Center, St. Francis Cottage (2.4 miles from MMFS)

Nestled among 50 secluded acres of woods, country paths and ponds, Dunrovin provides a welcome escape from everyday distractions. The St. Francis Cottage offers a beautiful panoramic view of the peaceful property and features access to some of the Retreat Center's amenities, such as:

  • River Access
  • Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle boats
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Bonfire Rings
  • Walking Paths on the 50 acres of property

Dunrovin Retreat Center, River Cabin (2.4 miles from MMFS)


The River Cabin offers the most seclusion at Dunrovin and faces the St. Croix River, a national scenic riverway. The simple cabin offers one 14' by 20' room with rustic knotty pine walls and all the amenities you need for a time of rest and reflection.

The Cabin includes access to some of the Retreat Center's amenities, such as:

  • River Access
  • Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle boats
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Bonfire Rings
  • Walking Paths on the 50 acres of property

Guesthouse Getaway (5.2 miles from MMFS)


Enjoy the beauty that eastern Minnesota has to offer in this serene vacation home located just outside of Scandia, Minn. This fully furnished guest house sleeps up to 5 people and comes with two bedrooms, a cozy living room, bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchen. This is a perfect year-round vacation home for a romantic getaway or weekend with the family.

Stillwater, Minn.

Water Street Inn (11.7 miles from MMFS)

101 Water St S, Stillwater, MN

(651) 439-6000


Want a spacious suite with all the charm of the historic Stillwater railroad era and the conveniences of modern-day? Water Street Inn is for you. The suites have a king bed and views of historical downtown Stillwater as well as the St. Croix River. The suites also have a Fireplace, Sitting Area, Dining Table, and a Wet Bar Cabinet perfect for entertaining or relaxing.

Aurora Staples Inn (11.8 miles from MMFS)

303 4th St N, Stillwater, MN

(651) 351-1187


Aurora Staples Inn is an historic bed and breakfast offering air conditioned rooms, free wireless Internet and an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Lora (11.8 miles from MMFS)

402 Main St S., Stillwater, MN

(651) 571-3500


Set on the Main Street of downtown Stillwater, Lora features 40 rooms, an attentive staff, signature amenities, and culinary options.

North Hill Private Suite (11.8 miles from MMFS)

This cozy in-law suite is situated above a detached garage, has a private entrance, and is located just blocks from downtown Stillwater pubs, shops and restaurants.

Amenities include:

  • Private, separate entrance
  • Full bathroom
  • Kitchenette with appliances, cookware & utensils
  • Small sitting deck

South Hill Loft (11.8 miles from MMFS)


This open floor plan studio apartment sits above a garage and includes a queen size bed, full bath, kitchen, fireplace, new carpet, 65" TV with Chromecast for streaming, and a comfortable sofa in front of a gas fireplace.

Americinn Stillwater (15.8 miles from MMFS)

13025 60th St N., Oak Park Heights, MN

(651) 300-4633


Make yourself at home in one of the 52 guestrooms featuring complimentary wired and wireless Internet access and flat-screen televisions with satellite programming. Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Additional Lodging Options

St. Croix Valley Inn (11.7 miles from MMFS)

305 River St., Osceola, WI

(715) 494-1677


Enjoy a relaxing getaway at the St. Croix Valley Inn, a beautiful, historic building built in 1908 and constructed with hand-quarried limestone. The Inn was converted to a Hotel in the 1980s and features seven distinctive guest suites for your stay. The historic house sits atop a bluff overlooking the St. Croix River with a bird's-eye view of the river valley below. Full breakfast served on weekends.

Country Bed and Breakfast (16.2 miles from MMFS)

17038 320th St., Shafer, MN

(651) 257-4773


Return to the peaceful, quiet countryside. Gaze upon a spacious lawn of majestic maples, birch and mountain ash. Nature is in abundance all year long on 35 acres of field, woods and wildlife. Country lanes for moonlit walks. Take time away from today's fast-paced life, and retreat to the solitude of the country.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson (17.4 miles from MMFS)

1954 W Broadway Ave. W., Forest Lake, MN

(612) 464-8228


When it's time to recharge, relax in the indoor pool and soothe any travel fatigue with a soak in the hot tub. Start each morning with the free, hot breakfast featuring signature waffles while catching up on current events with the complimentary weekday newspaper. For a quick pick-me-up, complimentary coffee and cookies are offered in the lobby.