This was the second trip my girlfriend and I have made to a bed and breakfast and I think that I'll have a hard time convincing myself to go anywhere besides the cotton mansion in the future.
First off, the house is incredible. Drive past the other B&Bs in Duluth before coming to the cotton mansion and you'll see what I mean. The house itself is in a league of its own. Throughout the common areas, the house has amazing woodwork and plasterwork on every wall and ceiling. The walls have the original silk wall finishings still up and there were more marble fireplaces than I could count. The house is set up in a very inviting way and we felt more than comfortable sitting in the living room and library throughout the day. Unlike other B&Bs where you can end up mostly confined to your room, there is plenty of space to roam here and you feel encouraged to do so.
We stayed in the Sunset Room, which was one of the smaller rooms, but more than adequate. The "small" room still had a whirlpool tub in a separate room and enough space for a table and two chairs.
Breakfast was very good and served in a very nice setting. My girlfriend and I are both vegetarians and Ken and Kimberly were very nice to accomodate our requests with no hassle.
I would highly reccomend the cotton mansion if you ever have the chance to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Duluth's premier Historic Inn, located in the heart of Duluth's Historic Mansion District, minutes from Canal Park and the North Shore. Specializing in honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic retreats. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cotton Mansion Hotel Duluth