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

What’s New!


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.



April 11, 2017


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!


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


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


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


September 8, 2016

Take an epic Minnesota waterfall road trip adventure and see eleven stunning Minnesota waterfalls in seven northern locations along the North Shore.   Duluth to Grand Portage is only a three hour drive.  Here are your stops:   Gooseberry Falls (3 ), Tettegouche State Park (2 ), George Crosby Manitou State Park (1),  Temperance River Falls (1), Cascade River State Park (1), Judge CR Magney State Park (2) and Grand Portage State Park (1).   If this drive is done during the fall season, you also will enjoy mother natures glorious paintbrush.   info. 

Stay at the beautiful Cotton Mansion B&B in Duluth for the perfect start and end of this waterfall trail.


July 14, 2016

Beautiful intimate weddings are taking place at the Cotton Mansion B&B in scenic Duluth, MN.    Elopement packages range from $450-$1,200 and offer many inclusions to make each wedding ceremony personal and stress-free.  Optional photography packages are also available for images taken in the mansion, or at nearby scenic locations such as the Duluth Rose Gardens overlooking Lake Superior.   For more information:  www.cottonmansion.com/elopements


July 5, 2016

The 16,000 sq ft Cotton Mansion B&B and Carriage House was built in 1908, sparing no expense.   Today the mansion gives guests a chance to relive the romance of the past and experience the grandeur of a bygone era.   Summer space sells out fast.  Book now at www.CottonMansion.com


June 29, 2016

Don’t miss out on the Fourth of July celebrations going on in Duluth from July 1-4 due to the long weekend.  The Cotton Mansion B&B, located in the historic East End District of Duluth, has rooms available.  Book now.  Don’t miss Duluth’s fabulous 4th celebration with fireworks over the lift bridge and scenic Lake Superior!


June 7, 2016

Take advantage of the historic Cotton Mansion’s special midweek rates (Sun-Thurs) and avoid crowded weekends in Duluth and along the scenic North Shore.   Hike, bike, dine, shop, star gaze, relax, dance, tour or simply sit on our veranda with a good summer read.  We hope to see you soon!  More info:  www.CottonMansion.com

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