DULUTH, MN, HISTORIC MANSION DISTRICT
July 29, 2015 5:24 pm
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 4:25 pm
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.
January 12, 2015 8:51 pm
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.
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.