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Cottage in the Alley

   Vacation House 
Cottage in the Alley Vacation Home, Stillwater MN


License Number 2017-09

The perfect get-a-way awaits...

  Nestled in along the bluffs of a historic river town

on the St Croix National Scenic River-way, one block off the Browns Creek Trail system




Pontoon Rental

 Hourly or daily rates available, captain service optional with

24 hour notice

Free Wifi & Internet TV


Need to check in on-line or have a rainy day?  We have you covered

Grocery Service
Laundry Services


Wash Dry Fold & Delivery services

at St Croix Cleaners

Bicycle Rental

Include in your stay, we can have your  bikes ready  for the Gateway upon arrival

Local Catering

~License Number 2017-09~

Cottage in the Alley

Vacation House




                             SEE & DO

Wine and Beer Tours & Tastings


Northern Vineyards - Main St N

Saint Croix Vineyards - Manning Ave

Maple Island Brewery - Main St N

Lift Bridge Brewery - Tower Dr

St Croix National Scenic Riverway


Breathtaking views abound  from the limestone bluffs to the old

rivertowns along its shores

Historic Downtown Stillwater


Spend the day exploring an array

of unique shops and boutiques

where you are sure to find that perfect something

Historic Steps & Walking Tours


Put on your walking shoes and take a walking tour or do the steps

maps can be found at:

Gateway & Browns Creek Trail


Jump on your bike from the house take the trail left to Stillwater or take it right and ride along the beautiful bluffs to the old stone bridge

Gourmet and Fine Dining


Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at one of the many locally owned and operated establishments in the historic downtown


"We  have stayed as guests at another vacation home the Swanson's had and it was a delightful well appointed home. Missie & Rick are so accommodating and gracious!  " - Joann & Warren

The Owners

   Meet the Owners

            Rick & Missie Swanson
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