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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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Things to do in the St. Croix Valley This Fall

10 Reasons to visit the St. Croix Valley This FallIf you’ve never experienced a getaway to the St. Croix Valley in the fall, then this year might just be your perfect opportunity.  There’s plenty of beauty to behold in Minnesota each fall, but the St. Croix Valley is at or near the top of our list when it comes to places to visit this fall. The St. Croix River itself is undeniably beautiful – there’s a good reason it’s been named a National Scenic Riverway and is protected by the National Park Service.

There are a number of charming towns and Bed and Breakfasts located in the St. Croix River Valley.  As small properties, these Bed and Breakfasts make for great getaways this fall, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still actively interrupting travel around the country.  At small properties like our Inns, you can not only enjoy plenty of social distancing, but you can relax in comfort knowing cleanliness and your health and wellbeing is our #1 priority.

This fall, leave your stress at home and book that much-needed getaway to the St. Croix Valley in Minnesota.  You won’t regret a second of your time spent here! Read More »

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Discover Minnehaha Falls Near Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, MinnesotaFor those of us in Minnesota, these warm summer months provide us the perfect excuse to get outside and take advantage of the warm, beautiful weather.  Minnehaha Falls near Minneapolis/St. Paul offers us exactly that opportunity and serves as something of an oasis not too far from the urban heart of Minnesota.  So, this summer, when you find yourself looking for unique and beautiful places to explore and cool off, don’t overlook Minnehaha Falls, located at Minnehaha Regional Park.

In order to adequately explore all of the great things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’ll need at least a couple of days.  Between exploring the city’s great parks, paddling in Chain of Lakes Regional Park, visiting local breweries, and discovering a thriving arts and culture scene, it’s unlikely you’ll run out of things to do in Minneapolis and St. Paul.  While you’re here, our collection of Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts would love to serve as your host and offer you the finest in service and hospitality.  Book your room with us today! Read More »

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Explore the Root River Trail Near Lanesboro, MN

Ride the Root River Trail Near Lanesboro MinnesotaIf you’ve never had an opportunity to visit the charming town of Lanesboro or ride the famed Root River Trail in the area, then this summer is your perfect chance.  Not only is it a truly beautiful part of the state, but it’s a great way to get out and explore, all while adhering to proper social distancing guidelines in mitigating the further spread of COVID-19.

Summer is a popular time for Minnesotan’s and others visiting the state to get outside and explore the vast lakes and waterways, hike through the forested hills, and bike along the many bike trails in the state.  The Root River Trail is one of the best Minnesota Bike Trails, and certainly worth exploring this summer.

You’ll probably want to spend more than a day in the area, though, as there’s plenty more than a singular trail to enjoy in southeastern Minnesota.  For the full Midwest hospitality experience, including a hearty breakfast in the morning, choose to stay at one of our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts in southern Minnesota. Read More »

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