A Distinctive Bed and Breakfast
2309 East First Street, Duluth, MN
800.228.1997 ~ 218.724.6405

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Duluth is forever changing…we invite you to check back to this page often to see what is new in the area that you might want to visit. We cover topics from Canal Park up to the Gunflint Trail with everything in between to help make your visit memorable.

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WHAT’S NEW AT GLENSHEEN MANSION?

October 16, 2017

Duluth, the scenic port city of Minnesota, is home to the famous Glensheen Mansion, located about a mile from another historic mansion, the Cotton Mansion B&B.  It is a good recommendation to immerse yourself in Duluth’s history while visiting by touring Glensheen and staying at the Cotton Mansion.  Interested in turn-of-the-century elaborate architecture?  Look no further than these two places.  The Glensheen Mansion, 3300 London Road, offers daily tours, including The Classic, The Full Mansion, Nooks & Crannies, and Servants Tours.  During the year, flashlight tours are often added.   After exploring the 27,000 sq ft mansion take time to meander the gardens, the Lake Superior frontage, and carriage house.  Outdoor activities also include kayaking tours, campfires, lakeside concerts and more during peak season.  The holidays showcase Christmas Trees adorning every room.   Learn more about Glensheen Mansion at www.Glensheen.org

Make the architectural wonder, the Cotton Mansion, your home away from home during your stay in Duluth.   This stunning mansion offers guests a total of seven spacious suites, fireplaces and double whirlpool tub.  Enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast daily during your stay.  Learn more:  www.CottonMansion.comhttp://www.CottonMansion.com

STUNNING NORTH SHORE FALL FOLIAGE COLORS!

September 14, 2017

Fall in Minnesota is not complete without a trip to Duluth, MN and up the North Shore along scenic Lake Superior. Colorful maples line the hillsides all the way from Duluth to Grand Marais and inland. Maples are generally at their peak the last week of Sept thru the first week in Oct after which the poplars and birch turn color until the end of the month. Learn more at https://www.northshorevisitor.com/attractions/fall-colors/. Come midweek to avoid the crowds and take advantage of lower midweek rates. The Cotton Mansion B&B, located in Duluth is a great place to stay while exploring the shoreline. Plan time to explore the many state parks including Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Light House. Take a tram up to the top of Lutsen Mountain and take a leisurely drive through the Gunflint Trail. Back in Duluth, enjoy dining, museums and shopping options. Why wait? Book now! www.CottonMansion.com

PLAN A COLORFUL TRIP TO DULUTH THIS FALL!

August 8, 2017

If you are serious about viewing the incredible Minnesota fall foliage , then a trip to Duluth is a must! Imagine crisp shades of red and warm yellows along Lake Superior and inland along the trails and lookouts.  When planning your colorful and scenic trip along the magnificent North Shore Drive, make sure you have your reservations planned far in advance.  The elegant and romantic Cotton Mansion B&B, Duluth, just five blocks up the hill from Lake Superior, offers spacious suites featuring double whirlpools and gas fireplaces. Enjoy a complimentary fabulous breakfast each day prior to heading out to hike the many state parks and hiking trails. Book now: www.CottonMansion.com

Photo courtesy of Charlie Smith, Photographer.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN DULUTH, MN

June 15, 2017

Duluth….the gateway to Lake Superior is only 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities and the secret is out on all the great things to keep you entertained while visiting.  Here is a fun list of things to do…Get wet in Lake Superior…drive the Northshore Drive…Visit the Birthplace of Bob Dylan…Pick a flavor at the Portland Malt Shop…Discover Canal Park Boutiques…Watch the Freighters come into the Harbor…Take the Timber Twister alpine coaster down a 3200 foot track at Spirit Mountain…Have a picnic…Preview the in-city waterfalls…go biking…check out the craft breweries and distilleries…Go golfing…Try zip lining…Stroll the Lake Walk…Visit Glensheen Mansion…Take a horse-drawn buggy ride…walk the Park Point beach… Smell the roses at the Rose Gardens…oversleep at the Cotton Mansion B&B.  Learn more at www.CottonMansion.com – a romantic B&B, and check out the Duluth Visitors Bureau website to plan your trip.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN DULUTH, MN

May 9, 2017

Many couples want to escape the stress of a large wedding and are deciding to do a “Weddings for Two” elopement ceremony at the beautiful Cotton Mansion B&B in Duluth.  Duluth’s Lake Superior port attracts visitors from all over the world for its scenic beauty, great outdoor hiking and biking trails, fabulous restaurants, shopping, and overall sightseeing.  Duluth is the starting point for the famous “North Shore Drive.”  The Cotton Mansion B&B, located in the historic mansion district of Duluth, provides an intimate and romantic setting for couples that want a stress-free wedding.   Elopement packages range from $450-$1,200.  For those selecting a package that includes lodging, the spacious suites include fireplaces and double whirlpools and a sumptuous breakfast daily.    Professional photography packages are also available.  The mansion creates an incredible backdrop for  memorable images.  For more information:  www.CottonMansion.com/Elopements

DULUTH LAKEWALK DELIGHTS VISITORS

April 11, 2017

DULUTH LAKEWALK

Rated the #2 Duluth attraction on Trip Advisor, the famous 7.25 mile Duluth Lakewalk and Boardwalk meanders along Lake Superior from the Bayfront Festival Park all the way to Brighton Beach offering beautiful scenic vistas and a multitude of points of interest.  Many locals and visitors also take the shorter three mile walk which starts in Park Point.    One can also start their stroll at the Cotton Mansion B&B, located just a few blocks from the 3 mile marker.  The Cotton Mansion offers guests large whirlpool tubs to soak in after the walk.

A few of the highlights along the Lakewalk are:  Bayfront Festival Park,  the Vista Fleet cruise departing point, the historic William A. Irvin Ship, the blue Slip Bridge, Canal Park (home of wonderful restaurants and shopping), the Aerial Lift Bridge, Lake Superior Maritime Museum, the Pier, Lighthouse and ship watching,  the Boardwalk, Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum (aka “The cribs”}, Endion Station, the Northland Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Memorials, the Portland Malt Shop and Fitgers Shops, Leif Erickson Park and the Rose Gardens (where 2000 rose bushes in 99 varieties are found in the summer months) and on to Brighton Beach.

Take a couple of hours to stroll and really enjoy all the Duluth Lakewalk and scenic Lake Superior  has to offer.  Enjoy!

DULUTH, MN DESTINATION ELOPEMENTS

March 9, 2017

Thinking about eloping?  Often people envision a destination wedding on a sandy Hawaiian beach complete with flower leis and bare feet.  For the more adventuresome couples that are looking to save money and time, Duluth, Minnesota is a scenic and romantic place to tie the knot.    Duluth offers couples the wildlife and wonders of Lake Superior…waterfalls, nature walks, craggy cliffs, scenic overlooks, the north shore drive, and a multitude of incredible photo ops.   In addition, Duluth is home to incredible restaurants, touring, museums and shopping.   The Cotton Mansion B&B, located in the historic mansion district of Duluth, just blocks from Lake Superior, is now offering intimate and affordable elopement packages and honeymoon specials that fit the budgets of those that want an escape wedding without all the expense.  Packages range in price from $450-$1,200 with the top end including a romantic fireplace/whirlpool suite for two nights, a wedding officiant, a witness, wedding cake complete with bubbly for a wedding toast, keepsake flutes and a sumptuous breakfast delivered to your suite each morning.   The perfect “Wedding for Two.”    For more information, preview:  www.CottonMansion.com/elopements.

Explore Duluth’s Grand Mansions

January 9, 2017

Duluth, MN is home to a multitude of incredible turn-of-the century millionaire’s mansions built during the heyday of mining and lumber barons.  Start by staying in the circa 1908 Cotton Mansion B&B with over 15,000 square feet and located a couple blocks from Lake Superior.   After a relaxing overnight, enjoy a complimentary sumptuous breakfast in the elegant dining room.  Next take a tour of the nearby 27,000 sq ft Glensheen Mansion, complete with original furnishings.  Tours include the Mansion, the Carriage House and the extensive grounds.   Experience first-hand how millionaires lived in the early 1900’s.  Open year-round.  Book now: www.cottonmansion.com

BENTLEYVILLE TOUR OF LIGHTS – DULUTH, MN

November 22, 2016

Take a romantic break this holiday season to scenic Duluth.  Stay at the beautifully decorated Cotton Mansion B&B featuring fireplaces and double whirlpools.  Stroll through the world-reknown Bentleyville Tour of /Lights where 4.5 million magical lights will amaze you (it’s free!).   Open Nov 19th-Dec. 26th,  Sunday-Thursday 5-9PM and Friday and Saturday from 5:-10PM.   While here, tour Glensheen Mansion for a look at Christmas Past and take time to shop in the many unique shops now filled with holiday treasures.   Cotton Mansion B&B Info   Bentleyville Info

A WEDDING FOR TWO IN DULUTH, MN

November 7, 2016

It’s true…the average MN wedding now costs $30,000.  Have you thought about eloping and saving that money for your future home?   The grand Cotton Mansion B&B in scenic Duluth offers intimate and romantic elopement packages for couples that want to say “I Do” without breaking the bank.   Prices range from $400 to $1,200.  No stress, no planning, just a beautiful wedding for two.  Photography packages are also available to assure your memories stay close to your heart.  Start your life together…  Learn more:  www.CottonMansion.com/elopements

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