Minnesota Sights and Views

4 Great Minnesota State Parks Near Duluth

Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of the most beautiful Minnesota State Parks to visit this summerIf you’re looking for a great way to get outside for a bit of adventure this summer, considering heading north to Duluth, where you’ll find 4 incredible Minnesota State Parks worth visiting. There’s no better time to experience the beautiful state of Minnesota, exploring the state’s natural wonders and protected areas along the way.

Altogether, there are 66 Minnesota State Parks, and we’re lucky to have 4 of the best right here near Duluth. We hope you give yourself plenty of time to explore not just these parks, but the rest of the Duluth area as well.  While you’re in town, consider staying at one of our incredible Duluth Bed and Breakfasts, the A.G. Thomson House and Solglimt Bed and Breakfast.

Just as each Minnesota State Parks has its own unique personality, so too do our lodging properties. At both, though, you’ll find exceptional service and a steadfast commitment to excellence in everything they do.  When you need a place to rest in between adventures this summer, we hope you’ll consider our wonderful Duluth Bed and Breakfasts! Read More »

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The Best Duluth Breweries to Visit This Summer

Enjoy the Best Duluth Breweries This Summer

We love talking about Duluth breweries and sharing our incredible craft beer scene with our guests.  There’s a lot of things to do in Duluth this summer, including hiking, biking, boating, and so much more. Once you’re done with your adventure, though, Duluth breweries offer you the perfect place in which to relax and unwind before heading out to dinner and then back to your local accommodations for the night.

Most Duluth breweries are located within the downtown core, which means they are easily accessible from both of our wonderful Bed and Breakfasts in Duluth MN.  Whether you feel like sleeping next to the lapping waves of Lake Superior at Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, or whether you’d rather relax in upscale comfort at the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, our incredible Inns offer an incomparable lodging experience in the heart of Duluth.

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Sightseeing & Dinner Cruises with Vista Fleet in Duluth MN!

Enjoy a boat cruise with Vista Fleet in Duluth MN!You can’t visit Duluth without getting out on the beautiful waters of Lake Superior., which is at the very heart of everything we do here in Duluth.  The best way to experience the water is via either a sightseeing or dinner cruise with Vista Fleet. Vista Fleet offers visitors to Duluth an unparalleled opportunity the experience the wonders of Lake Superior. From the big freighters that visit Duluth Harbor and charming communities beyond Duluth to lighthouses and breathtaking natural beauty, these cruises really are the best way to experience life on the North Shore.

While cruises with Vista Fleet are magical, there are so many more things to do in Duluth this summer.  Stay with us for a few days at one of our beautiful Duluth Bed and Breakfasts, where you’ll find comfortable accommodations, welcoming hospitality, and everything you need to enjoy a few restful days in this beautiful port city.  Relax in the historic elegance of the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast. or unwind at the waterfront location of Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, both of which offer wide-ranging local knowledge, gourmet breakfasts, and a unique glimpse into Duluth’s character.

Escape to the North Shore this summer.  Book a room at one of our Bed and Breakfasts in Duluth today! Read More »

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10 of the Best Things to do in Duluth This Spring

Enjoy a fun range of things to do in Duluth This Spring, including viewing this iconic Aerial Lift BridgeDuluth, Minnesota is a city like no other.  It’s located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior but offers far more than an exceptionally beautiful destination to which to getaway.  There are so many fun things to do in Duluth throughout the year, and spring is no exception. Spring really is on the horizon – even up here on the North Shore! Though there are plenty of things to do in Duluth in the winter, spring offers a glimpse of what is to come for the rest of the year.

With spring, comes the opportunity to get back outside and enjoy what it is that makes Duluth such a popular destination – great activities like hiking, biking, and boating! There’s something to love about each season in Duluth, of course, but spring just feels special. The trails are calling our names, nature is beginning its gradual reemergence, after many months of hiding beneath the snow, and the number of things to do in Duluth is about to increase.

Whether you’ve come to hike the Superior Hiking Trail, mountain bike the Duluth Traverse or the gravity-fed trails at Spirit Mountain, or whether you’ve come to sample the incredible craft breweries or to just escape to the quiet beauty of Duluth, you’ll want comfortable accommodations. Luckily, our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts offer truly exceptional lodging, each of which reflects a different piece of Duluth’s unique character.  From the historic elegance of the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast to the waterfront location of Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, these two properties offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience the very best of Duluth.

Keep reading to learn all about the incredible things to do in Duluth this spring, and then get ready to enjoy a few days away with us! Read More »

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Discover the Most Romantic Getaways in MN!

A Beautiful sunrise in Duluth, one of the most romantic getaways in MNWhen it comes to finding the most romantic getaways in MN, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything better than the rugged town of Duluth.  There, you’ll find the welcoming ambiance of two wonderful Duluth Bed and Breakfasts, Solglimt Bed and Breakfast and AG Thomson House. Both of these Duluth Bed and Breakfasts offer comfortable lodging, exceptionally warm hospitality, and a romantic escape to one of our favorite towns in Minnesota; Duluth.

At first glance, Duluth may not seem like the most romantic destination to which to get away this winter, but we assure you, there is something special to Duluth that just must be experienced first hand to be understood. Between the stunning natural beauty of the area and the variety of fun and interesting things to do, it’s easy to see why Duluth is hailed as one of the most romantic getaways in MN.

Add to it exceptional accommodations like these two Duluth Bed and Breakfasts, and you really do have the recipe for an extraordinary getaway.  Choose whichever experience speaks to you most, and then book your room at one of our two incredible Duluth Bed and Breakfasts today! Read More »

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Two Great Duluth Bed and Breakfasts for your 2021 Adventures!

Visit one of these great Duluth Bed and Breakfasts This WinterHead to one of these incredible Duluth Bed and Breakfasts this winter, where a snow-covered world of fun is just waiting for you! Duluth is a popular destination for outdoor and adventure-loving enthusiasts throughout the year. In the warmer (and drier) months of the year, it’s an exceptional place for hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, and enjoying all other outdoor pursuits.  Come winter, Duluth turns into a jaw-droppingly beautiful snow-laden paradise, fit for snow-lovers of all varieties.

Whether you prefer adrenaline-driven sports like downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, or the quieter and more peaceful winter pursuits like cross country skiing and snowshoeing, there’s an endless variety of winter activities to enjoy near our Duluth Bed and Breakfasts.  You have your choice between a cozy and welcoming lakeside retreat on Duluth’s Park Point, or an elegant escape overlooking Lake Superior & Downtown Duluth.

Both Duluth Bed and Breakfasts are historic properties offering exceptional hospitality and local knowledge, along with gourmet breakfasts, comfortable guest rooms, and a wonderful array of amenities to complement your stay.  Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape this winter or an epic adventure later in the year, there are two Duluth Bed and Breakfasts that eagerly away your visit: Solglimt Bed and Breakfast or A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast. Read More »

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Grab Your Minnesota Ski Pass & Head to Duluth!

Get Your Minnesota Ski Pass and Head to Duluth for Cross Country Skiing!It’s just about time to grab your Minnesota Ski Pass and head to the charming town of Duluth, where you can enjoy some of the best cross country skiing in Minnesota!  If you don’t already know, winter is an exciting and wonderful time to visit us in the city of Duluth. In fact, once blanketed by a nice layer of snow, Duluth transforms into an absolute winter wonderland, filled with activities like skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more.

While you’re here enjoying and exploring the vast wilderness surrounding Duluth, you’ll need a place to stay.  There are two spectacular and historic Bed and Breakfasts in Duluth MN that offer distinct, unparalleled lodging experiences on the North Shore. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or just need a change of scenery this weekend, both the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast and the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast offer an exceptional place to get away!  Read More »

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9 of the BEST Things to do in Duluth This Winter

10 of the BEST Things to do in Duluth This WinterAre you looking for fun and exciting things to do in Duluth this winter, while at the same time planning a getaway that is equal parts memorable and relaxing?  There’s no place better to get away for some restorative time to yourself, coupled with a bit of adventure, than Duluth.  There is an incredible number of things to do in Duluth this winter, starting of course, with a trip north to one of our incredible Bed and Breakfasts in Duluth.

The A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast and Solglimt Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast both offer an exceptional place to get away, each with their own distinct offerings and set of experiences. Both of these historic Bed and Breakfasts are small properties with big personalities and exceptional service. And the best part about staying with us? You’re near all of the incredible things to do in Duluth this winter!

Once you’ve in Duluth, this winter playground is yours to explore.  From skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing, to visiting top attractions like the Glensheen Mansion and Duluth’s famed breweries, there’s truly no shortage of fun things to do in Duluth this winter.  And now is the perfect time to start planning your adventure! Read More »

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Duluth is the Best Weekend Getaway in the Midwest

Duluth is the best weekend getaway in the midwestEverywhere you look right now, fall colors are all over Minnesota, marking the transition from what has been an extraordinary summer to the long months of winter and lie ahead.  The chilly weather outside has us turning more and more indoors, searching for cozy hideaways. It’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a getaway in Duluth, considered by many to be the best weekend getaway in the Midwest.

What makes Duluth such a delightful weekend getaway in the Midwest is the sheer variety of things to do and see in the city no matter the weather outside. Whether it’s getting outside for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, touring local craft breweries, or enjoying the arts in this culturally-rich Northwoods city, there’s no shortage of things to do in Duluth.  And, to see it all, you’ll need at least a few days.

Luckily, you have two great options for lodging for when you do eventually get to Duluth; The A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, located in the historic Congdon Mansion District overlooking Lake Superior, or down on the shores of the lake itself at Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, located on Duluth’s Park Point. Each of these historic Duluth Bed and Breakfasts excel in unmatched hospitality and will be a welcome respite from the grind of every day. Read More »

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See Stunning Minnesota Fall Colors in 2020

Where to see the Best Minnesota Fall Colors This Year

The delightful display of Minnesota fall colors is nearly here, and after what has felt like a long several months dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are certainly looking forward to our own local change of scenery.  Though the pandemic is still affecting us on a daily basis around the country, we hope you can find a way to get away with us.  Our collection of Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts offer an unbeatable escape.  With small properties and limited guests, social distancing at our Inns is never a problem, and our Innkeepers are dedicated to providing safe, clean, and welcoming getaways in the face of it all.

Even if you don’t feel like venturing far out or into the public this fall, you can still enjoy a quiet and peaceful getaway, and, of course, a much-needed change of scenery.  Many of our Bed and Breakfasts are located in some of the most picturesque areas of our state, which means you can take in the changing Minnesota fall colors from the comfort and privacy of whichever Inn you choose.

The fall season itself doesn’t last very long, but it is vibrantly colored and filled with delicious treats and plenty of joy. Visit one of our member Bed and Breakfasts this fall, where you’ll enjoy exceptional hospitality and a welcome respite away from home. Find your perfect home away from home and book your getaway today! Read More »

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