Minnesota Sights and Views

The Best Duluth Hiking Trails for Fall

Enjoying the views from the best Duluth Hiking Trails this fall

There’s no shortage of Duluth hiking trails to enjoy throughout the year – even during the snowy months of winter – but they are exceptionally beautiful in the fall.  Whether you’re looking for beautiful displays of fall foliage, great views of the city, or just a fun way to get out and get some exercise this fall, we’re happy to recommend some of the best Duluth hiking trails while you’re staying at our Duluth Bed and Breakfasts.

From great hikes like Ely’s Peak to simple excursions like the Duluth Lakewalk, there are plenty of Duluth hiking trails for everyone. And, when you’re ready to relax and put your feet up, the extraordinary accommodations at our Duluth Bed and Breakfasts will be waiting for you. From the beautiful beaches of Lake Superior in front of Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, or the historic, upscale mansion at AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, our incredible Inns offer an incomparable lodging experience in the heart of Duluth.

Wherever you land, you can expect some of the finest midwest hospitality, exceptional guest rooms, and a delicious breakfast in the morning. Book your room today!

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Birdwatching at Hawk Ridge Duluth This Fall

Stunning hawks and more migrate through the Hawks Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth each fall

Though there are still plenty of warm summer days to enjoy up on the North Shore, we can’t help but turn our attention to the crisp, cool evenings of fall that are on the horizon.  The fall season has great opportunities to see fall colors and birds, especially at places like Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth. In fact, the North Shore is home to some of the best birdwatching in Minnesota, especially in September and October during the peak bird migration.

To truly experience the quiet beauty of Duluth and Lake Superior, you’ll need a few days.  There are two exceptional Bed and Breakfasts in Duluth that offer incomparable lodging experiences and exceptional hospitality.  Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, located near Canal Park on the shores of Lake Superior, offers unbeatable lakefront views, boating watching, and intimate accommodations.  The AG Thomson House, located in Duluth’s Congdon Mansion District, offers views overlooking Duluth & Lake Superior, with a refined sense of elegance only a historic home like this can offer.

Both Inns offer exceptional breakfasts featuring the finest local ingredients, welcoming midwest hospitality, a broad range of amenities, and an unbeatable getaway. There are truly no other accommodations in Duluth that match the attention to detail offered at these properties. Book a room at one of these Duluth Bed and Breakfasts today. Read More »

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Summer Fun at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

Duluth has earned itself a steady reputation as a top outdoor destination in Minnesota, and that is thanks in part to incredible amenities for outdoor enthusiasts like Spirit Mountain. As great as Spirit Mountain is during the winter, opening up its sloped to a variety of downhill ski and snowboard adventures, it’s possibly even more fun during the summer, when it opens up for hiking and mountain biking adventures. Galore!

Spirit Mountain is just minutes from downtown Duluth, too, which means you’re close to all of the top restaurants, breweries, and nightlife while you’re here in town.  It’s also close to two of the best Duluth Bed and Breakfasts, AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast and Solglimt Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast. One is situated in a stately mansion overlooking Lake Superior and Duluth Harbor. In contrast, the other is situated just minutes from Duluth’s vibrant Canal Park Neighborhood and the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge on the beautiful shores of the lake itself.

Despite their differences, both of these Duluth Bed and Breakfasts offer an extraordinary place to relax and renew, all while experiencing the very best this ruggedly charming town has to offer. Are you ready to get outside this summer? There’s still plenty of time!  Learn more about these wonderful Duluth Bed and Breakfasts below, and then start planning your getaway!

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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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