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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.



September 2, 2015

Romance in Duluth

This week, the MN State Fair beckons… offering large crowds and great eats.  However, there is an alternative plan for you.   Escape to Duluth and the Cotton Mansion –  a wonderful alternative to the hustle and bustle of the Fair.    Enjoy quiet nights, fine dining, historic architecture,  luxurious bedding, cozy fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, solitary hiking, beautiful scenery and many ahhhh moments with someone you love.   What is your choice?


August 27, 2015


Plan ahead…now is the time to make your overnight reservations for a trip to Duluth and the scenic North Shore to ooohhh and aahhh over the spectacular Fall colors which traditionally showcase from the end of September thru the third week in October.    Make the historic Cotton Mansion B&B in Duluth your base and take day trips along Lake Superior to Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse, just a short 30-45 minute drive away.   Reservations during this time go fast…don’t be disappointed – book now!   Save $$$ when you book Sunday-Thursday stays.   See you soon!


August 19, 2015

Romantic Duluth

Duluth, MN is well- known for being a romantic getaway.   The pace slows down…the workaday world fades away.   Best of all, Duluth is a short 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities.  Give yourself and your sweetheart a couple of days away to reconnect…stay in the romantic and historic Cotton Mansion B&B, located in the historic Mansion District of Duluth,  just a few short blocks from Lake Superior.   Complimentary breakfasts.  Double Whirlpools.  Luxurious suites.   Outdoor Patios.  Fireplaces.  Privacy.


August 13, 2015


Lake Superior’s North Shore is a hikers dream come true.   The Superior Hiking Trail, 296 miles of scenic trails from Jay Cooke State Park, through Duluth, and along the North Shore,  offers gorgeous views, dancing waterfalls, and secluded forests.  After a day on the trails, the Cotton Mansion B&B, located in the heart of Duluth’s Historic Mansion District, is just the luxury haven needed to regenerate.   Soothe tired muscles in a jetted tub, reserve a massage,  sink into luxurious bedding and enjoy a hearty breakfast before enjoying another day on the trails.  Outdoors and luxury do mix.    www.cottonmansion.com.

Duluth, MN Travel Midweek

August 5, 2015


Weekends in Duluth are always busy…so why not avoid them if you can?  Room rates at the Cotton Mansion B&B drop as much as $40 per night for those that can take advantage of Sunday-Thursday rates.   Not only will you save on your room, but many restaurants offer mid-week specials and Happy Hours.  Need more incentive?   Take a tour of Glensheen Mansion, open SEVEN days a week during the summer – adult tickets are only $15.00. Next take a stroll along the beautiful Lake Superior Lakewalk (always free!), stopping for a yummy ice-cream cone along the way at the famous Portland Malt Shop.  Don’t wait…book those midweek rates now!


July 29, 2015


Visitors to Duluth are often amazed at the wealth of early 1900 era mansions located in the Historic East End district of Duluth, MN, Lake Superior’s harbor city.  Take a tour of the Glensheen Congdon Mansion, (where time really does stand still) featuring original Congdon family art and furnishings.   Then, stay overnight at The Cotton Mansion B&B (circa 2014), another Duluth  landmark, offering guests the extraordinary experience of living for a day or two in a millionaires mansion.    Enjoy breakfast sitting at the very same table that  original owner, Joseph Cotton, lawyer to oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, sat with his family.   And while staying here, be sure to take a leisurely stroll to view the varied architecture styles offered in Duluth’s Historic Mansion District.

Beautiful Weather this Week in Duluth

July 20, 2015

The weather forecast for the week of July 20th is for sunny, warm days and cool nights.  Its a great time to visit Duluth and stay at Cotton Mansion.

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Valentine’s Promotion

January 12, 2015

Celebrate Valentine’s Day All Month at Cotton Mansion

During the months of January and February you can celebrate your Love with a Special Valentine’s Weekend Promotion.  Reserve a Friday/Saturday night in a Whirlpool/Fireplace Suite and your Second Night will be at $50.00 off our weekend rate and you will receive a Complimentary Bottle of Champagne.  This promotion can also be applied to Sunday/Monday reservations.  Book online at www.cottonmansion.com.



October 10, 2014


The Duluth and Lake Superior are evolving into a beautiful pallet of Fall Color.  Our guests have reported that there are a large amount of trees that are just beginning to change over, so there is still time to see it for yourself.

Among the many things to do while you are here, Hawks Ridge is alive with birders and birds.  The migration is still in full swing.  A car trip along the Skyline Parkway to Hawks Ridge and the Seven Bridges Road with a little hiking can will create a life long memory.

Although our weekends are almost full this October, there are still some rooms left for midweek stays.  We hope to see you up here soon. 


Midweek in Duluth is Perfect for a Getaway!

August 1, 2014

As we move into the warm days and nights of August, don’t miss your opportunity to visit Duluth and the Lake Superior North Shore. There are several new restaurants to experience, including Cloud 9, an Asian Hibachi Bistro and The Endion Station, which is part of the Brewhouse restaurant group. Both are located in the Canal Park area.IMG_1443 IMG_1447 

Inside Endion Station on the Lakewalk


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