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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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Explore Itasca State Park This Summer

Visit Itasca State PArk in Minnesota This SummerIf you haven’t had the chance to head north and visit Itasca State Park in northwestern Minnesota, then you need to put this incredible park at the top of your bucket list this summer.  Founded in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park, and it’s visited by people from all over the world.  Though the park is truly a beautiful part of Minnesota, with 32,000 acres of untouched wilderness within its borders, the real reason people come here is to see the birthplace of the Mighty Mississippi River.

If you’ve never had the chance to walk across the gentle headwaters here, witnessing the start of one of the most significant rivers in the entire world, then we certainly hope you make it a priority this summer.  And, as you explore Itasca State Park, make sure you enjoy the rest of northwestern Minnesota, an area marked by some of the largest lakes in the state, excellent fishing, great biking trails and plenty to offer travelers from all around the world.

And, of course, make sure to choose one of our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts as your home away from home. With welcoming hospitality and insider tips for how to make the most of your getaway in Minnesota, there’s no better place to stay.  Browse through our collection of Inns, and once you’ve settled on a destination, book your vacation! Read More »

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10 Things to do in Minnesota This Summer

10 Incredible Things to do in Minnesota This SummeMinnesota, known as the “Land of 10,000 lakes,” is one of the best places for a summer vacation.  There is an incredible number of things to do in Minnesota, and so many of them are in the outdoors, which means natural social distancing is often a part of the package.  We know that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel this summer might be tricky, so how about planning the perfect summer getaway right here in Minnesota?

If you’ve always wanted to travel around Minnesota and explore the many incredible reaches of this state, but just haven’t found the time, then why not this summer? Odds are, your vacation will involve some kind of water (there are more than 10,000 lakes, after all), but that’s not all Minnesota has to offer!  Minnesota is a wild, diverse, and scenic state, with an incredible range of things to do!

And, for a glimpse into what truly makes Minnesota so great, you’ll need to visit one of our member Bed and Breakfasts.  Minnesota’s Innkeepers will shower you with exceptional hospitality, but they’ll also be your guide to all of the best adventures in a given area.  We’ve put together a guide by region of some of the best things to do in Minnesota this summer. Now all you have to do is get here!

Browse through our regional collection of Inns, and book a room at one of our fine members of the Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association today! Read More »

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10 Minnesota Wineries to Support This Summer

Minnesota Wineries to Support This SummerThe tourism industry, like many others, has been hit pretty hard due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring saw plenty of business closures, and those that have stuck around are looking forward to a healthy summer and fall season. It’s no different for our Minnesota Bed and Breakfasts and other small businesses, like Minnesota wineries.

This summer is a great time to get out and explore this beautiful state. And while you do that, make sure you support as many local businesses as you can. Planning a getaway and enjoying a little wine tasting at Minnesota wineries is one way to do exactly that, all while enjoying a little bit of that much-needed “you” time you’ve been craving, too!  It really is a win, win for all!

Once you figure out where you want to explore, you’ll need to make some lodging reservations. You can’t go wrong when staying at one of our member Bed and Breakfast properties, found all over the state of Minnesota.  Find a property, and book your room today! Read More »

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Where to Find Minnesota Wildflowers This Spring

Hikes to Minnesota Wildflowers

Heading out in nature and enjoying the vast array of Minnesota wildflowers and other natural scenery is one of our favorite parts of spring and summer.  Across the state, there are a number of incredible nature preserves, parks, and hiking trails to explore, many of which have extensive blooms to enjoy. And, the best part about seeing these colorful wildflowers is that they can be enjoyed while still following social distancing guidelines.

Minnesota wildflowers bloom at various times throughout the year, with some making their appearance as early as April, and most peaking around June. You might not able to share in your wildflower joy with your favorite Innkeeper this spring, but we can still offer you our best tips and tricks when it comes to enjoying this incredible state we call home.  And, hopefully, soon enough, you’ll be brightening the halls around our Inns again.

Speaking of our Inns, have you made summer plans yet?  Now’s a great time to plan. Our Innkeepers would love to welcome you this summer, and it will give you something to look forward to, too.  Browse through our collection of Inns, and book a few days at a Minnesota Bed and Breakfast today! Read More »

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