July Heating Up at Cotton Mansion
July 7, 2014 5:08 pm
Duluth was packed with visitors for the 4th of July weekend and the Fireworks display was, once again, fabulous.
Here at Cotton Mansion the busy Summer Season is in full swing. Our Honeymoon, Anniversary and Romantic Getaway couples are enjoying great weather and a full spectrum of attractions and activities in Duluth and the North Shore.
We still have availability for many of our midweek nights, but there are only two rooms left for the weekend of July 18th/19th. After that, our next weekend availability is in August, but it is filling in fast.
Unique Duluth History Alive at Cotton Mansion
June 5, 2014 7:14 pm
By Susie Medway
Cotton Mansion Part 1
The Cotton Mansion is a significant feature of Duluth’s architectural history. Its rich history makes it an ideal retreat when you visit Minnesota and it is a stone’s throw from the famous Canal Park as well as the Arial Lift Bridge. The mansion’s prominent position, as part of the historic district, draws visitors to this unique setting, which is steeped in the rich tapestry of the past.
City History and Development
The original inhabitants of Duluth were the Sioux and Chippewa tribes, who dominated the Lake Superior region until explorers came in the mid 1600s. The city was named in 1856 and, despite scarlet fever epidemics and an economic crash, it began to thrive because of its port. In 1871 work on the canal began to enable ships to enter Duluth harbor and the public and traders would enter Park Point by ferry. The Aerial Lift Bridge, which rises to 138 feet to allow big ships to pass through, means that the city is ‘the biggest inland harbor in the world’, explains the Chamber of Commerce.
The city’s history is very evident to the visitor today, seen in the architecture such as the DeWitt-Seitz building in Canal Park, which was once a manufacturing plant for mattresses. Now it is a shopping district. The industrial waterfront was revamped in the 1980s to make it a tourist attraction and the picturesque Lakewalk began to be constructed in 1988. It now leads visitors from the Bayfront Festival Park to Brighton Beach. The Aerial Lift Bridge, built in 1905 and upgraded in 1929, is a major attraction in the city, with its panoramic views of Lake Superior and its foghorn to announce the arrival of enormous ships. Cruise ships visit the port, making it an ideal stop over for travelers enjoying a sailing vacation and passengers can experience the history and culture of Duluth as part of their vacation. Imagine entering Duluth by water and passing underneath the historic bridge, as its foghorn announces your arrival.
COTTON MANSION CELEBRATES 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY
May 27, 2014 6:29 pm
The Memorial Day Weekend marked the beginning of Cotton Mansion’s 15th Summer Season. Since May 23rd, 1999 Cotton Mansion has been host to over 15,000 couples who have celebrated their Honeymoons, Anniversaries and Romantic Getaways with us. Many of our couples have been back to celebrate one of each. The opportunity to restore and offer to our guests the most unique historic residence in Duluth and the upper midwest has been a true blessing.
As a special “Thank You” we are offering a June Midweek Special. Reserve two consecutive nights (Sunday-Thursday) in June for the Bella Flora, Lilian James or Sunset whirlpool rooms and the rate will be $150.00 per night. Go to our “Specials” page for more information on this promotion.
GRANDMA’S MARATHON OFFERS UNIQUE LODGING AT COTTON MANSION
May 22, 2014 3:25 pm
Last minute cancellation releases the Terrace Suite for three nights of Grandma’s Marathon weekend from Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd. The room features a double whirlpool tub, perfect for after the race. Book online at cottonmansion.com.
May Romance Getaway Package at the Cotton Mansion, Duluth
May 6, 2014 1:37 am
After a very long winter, Spring is ready to push all romantic buttons with a special enticement to plan a romantic getaway to Duluth, Minnesota for a stay at the Cotton Mansion. Surprise your loved one with our “Weekend Special. Book either the Lilian James or Garden Suite for Friday & Saturday, May 30th & 31st or the Terrace, Bell Cotton & Garden Suties for June 6th/7th and receive $50.00 off the second night & a complimentary bottle of champagne. Must be booked online using promotion code CM2309 in the “Special Needs” section. This offer cannot be used with any other specials and is not available for gift certificate redemption.