Minnesota Bed and Breakfast

Staying at a bed and breakfast in Minnesota might prove the perfect escape. Whether you are seeking a quiet retreat, a romantic getaway, or lodging to act as a hub for adventure, you are sure to find it in the North Star State.

Minnesota Bed and Breakfast

The A G Thomson House Bed and Breakfast is nestled amid towering pines in Duluth’s Historic Congdon Mansion District seven blocks from majestic Lake Superior. This Duluth Bed and Breakfast is the ideal escape for your next getaway to Duluth, Minnesota. With romantic add-ons and packages, and luxurious guestrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, our Duluth Bed and Breakfast is a truly memorable experience. Bask in the warm sun and freshness of the Lake Superior air on our grand veranda, escape with a great book in our alluring sunroom, gently rock yourself to sleep in one of our hammocks, enjoy breakfast in our Gazebo or Pergola, or snuggle with your special someone while watching your favorite movie. Located on gorgeous two acres of grounds and award winning gardens, there is always a private place to escape! Every luxury guest room and suite at the A G Thomson House includes a private bath with shower. Most rooms feature double whirlpool tubs and Lake Superior views. Fireplaces in every room provide a warm and cozy ambience on chilly nights. All rooms with Smart Tv's to stream your favorite while away from home, and SO much more! Each morning savor a delectable multi-course breakfast by candlelight. And now featuring to Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - the ONLY Bed and Breakfast to offer this incredible and popular amenity! Just seven blocks away from the shores of Lake Superior, guests will enjoy a variety of water activities, shopping, fine dining, and other attractions nearby. Our Duluth Bed and Breakfast is the only property in Minnesota to be named #1 on Trip Advisor TWICE! We are your choice for your next stay at our Best Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota!

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Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for a perfect getaway. A true gem, the inn delivers the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations, and location. Tucked away, yet close enough to walk to Galena’s historic Main Street, the 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast inn by innkeeper Matthew Carroll. Each of the inn’s six uniquely appointed, luxurious three-room suites is an impressive 800-square feet and offers the finest of amenities. Every detail is attended to with genuine care ensuring Jail Hill Inn guests experience a getaway that exceeds expectations. Guests looking for ultimate pampering should consider scheduling a fully-customized, in-room massage. In an instant, your suite will transform into a tranquil spa escape. Every Jail Hill Inn guest has access to enjoy the inn’s first-floor lounge area, a ground level courtyard, and an expansive third level deck, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard. All common areas are ideal for sipping a glass of wine, gathering with friends, enjoying a morning coffee and relaxing during the nightly wine and cheese reception. In 2019, Jail Hill Inn was recognized as the #1 B&B/Inn in the USA (and #2 in the World) with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® award! This incredible distinction reflects the impeccable hospitality and attention to detail every guest experiences at Jail Hill Inn.

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**Just a quick note regarding Covid-19. Being immaculately clean is nothing new to us. We continue to do so with even more focus on common touch points so you'll probably see us disinfecting railings, doorknobs, light switches, etc. more than normal. Additionally, being such a large house, we're able to accommodate social distancing when necessary. For meals and evening drinks, we'll be able to space people throughout the parlor, the dining room, the library, the screened in porch, and we're even happy to offer in-room breakfast if that makes you feel more comfortable! Lastly, out of consideration for our guests, you'll see us wearing masks while preparing/serving food and drinks, as well as when interactions prohibit us from maintaining the recommended personal distance. Being a big house in a small town surrounded by loads of outdoor activities and no crowds, Aldrich Guest House and Galena are a perfect pairing for you to relax and take a breath of fresh air. Let us be your happy place!** So you’ve been searching around for some lodging in Galena.  You’ve checked out hotels, motels, AirBNBs, and traditional B&Bs.  You’ve looked at websites and photos, you’ve read reviews, and compared prices.   Here you are.  On our listing, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena.  Well, we’re flattered and thrilled to have you here! Allow us to introduce ourselves. Aldrich Guest House was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984.  Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856. Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. Between the two of us, we’ve been in hospitality for over half a century.  We’ve won awards for our home cooked breakfasts, our gardens, and our service. You work hard in real life.  Work, family, volunteering. Come stay with us and relax in an unpretentious, laid-back environment.  Be yourself and let your guard down. Enjoy tasty food that you don’t have to make yourself. Have drinks on us every evening.  Make us your homebase for exploring outdoor activities, shopping, or the history Galena is so well-known for. Let us take care of you. We could tell you that Aldrich Guest House is the best place to stay in Galena.  We could use all the typical worn out and empty words and phrases that you see on every B&B website…”we’re luxurious”, “we’re elegant”, “we’re the best”, “cozy”, “charming”.  Instead, we think you should just come and experience us yourself. Afterall - if you have to say that you’re cool, you probably aren’t.   Come relax with us.

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Minnesota

Pick a bed and breakfast in Duluth MN to explore the crown jewel of the state. Positioned on the shores of Lake Superior, the town acts as a gateway to the wild outdoors. North Shore is another town on the lake’s shoreline that is a favorite for those seeking winter recreation.

Lanesboro is situated in the state’s southeastern region beside the Root Valley River. It is a wonderful country getaway where you can enjoy fishing or floating the river in virtual tranquillity.  Outdoor lovers also flock to Grand Marais which is a favorite place to stay while you canoe and explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

History buffs enjoy heading to the quaint town of Stillwater to participate in antiquing, dining out, and the changing of the fall foliage.

Rochester  is home to the highly respected Mayo Clinic. It is also a great place  to shop, dine, attend events, and peruse art galleries. For dining  opportunities, check out St Paul.

    History

  • On May 11, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States.  Following the Civil War, settlers flocked to the area to farm and log.  The economy started to boom, and the state became known as the ‘milling  capital of the world’. The discovery of ore in the northern part of the  state also fueled its popularity. Sadly, the Great Depression pushed the  state into a dramatic economic downturn, and it would not recover until  after the World War. Soon, technology moved into Minnesota with early computer companies like Cray, Sperry Randy, and Control Data  taking up residence. The state’s Twin Cities also became a hub for arts  and culture.

  • Activities

  • Minnesota is an outdoor lover’s paradise. You can golf, bike, fish, and boat. In  Two Harbors, take the time to explore the breathtaking tiered waterfalls  at Gooseberry Falls State Park. You can bike, hike, and picnic.

    Red Wing is a lovely town on the banks of the Mississippi River. You can hike the trails that lead to the Barn Buff to soak up the outstanding city views. Explore the Pottery Museum of Red Wing to learn about the area’s diverse clay history. From the city, head west to the Welch Village Ski Resort for outdoor wintertime fun. Bird watchers will love Frontenac State Park.

    In Minneapolis shop at the famous Mall of America. If you love art galleries then check out the Minneapolis Institute of Art or the Walker Art Center. If you want to escape the big city then head to the southern area to explore Minnehaha Falls.

    In St Paul, take the time to explore the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  You’ll also want to check out the Minnesota State Capital. If you love animals then head to the Duluth Great Lakes Aquarium.

  • Natural Features

  • Minnesota is an amazing state filled with diverse natural features. You’ll find  acres of forestland, fields of wildflowers, evergreen trees, and  shimmering lakes filled with fish. Even the region underground is  amazing. In the town of Harmony, there is the Niagara Cave where you can hike deep underground to explore formations that were  created by Mother Nature millions of years ago. There is even an  underground stream that turns into a 60ft waterfall.

    The state is referred to as the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes,’ but none of the smaller bodies of water stand out like the mighty Lake Superior. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world, and it boasts a surface area of 31,700 square miles. You can explore Lake Superior from Minnesota with ease.

    Gooseberry Falls sits by North Shore which is located a little way north of Two Harbors. The amazing  waterfall is a sight to behold, especially after the spring snowmelt  when the waterfall turns into a stunning roaring beast. In the fall  months, tourists flock to the area to see the decision trees change  their foliage colors to brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red. When  winter arrives, the falls start to freeze which creates a stunning  picture.

  • Things to do

  • In the city of Minneapolis, you’ll want to explore the historic district to soak up the unique architecture, explore the many shops, and grab a bite to eat. The original Main Street Historic District spans 10 blocks. At the Minnesota Capital in St. Paul, you can take tours Monday through Friday.

    Why not take the family to bike on the 42 mile Root River Trail. The paved roadway takes you through diverse landscapes. While riding, stop to explore the Mystery Cave which remains a crisp 48 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

    In Duluth, explore Canal Park where you can view the 1900s Aerial Lift Bridge. If you are lucky,  you’ll see the historic bridge lift and close as it allows ships to  enter Lake Superior from the Mississippi River. From the city, you can also stop at the Jay Cooke State Park with diverse hiking, biking, and horse trails. In the winter it is a  favorite location for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

  • Weather

  • Minnesota is well known for its cold winters and warm summers. During the summer  months, it is often warm and wet but when winter arrives, you can expect  freezing weather, snow, and wind. The state is prone to cloudiness with  much of the state shrouded in cloud cover at least half of the year.  The temperature averages 9 degrees Fahrenheit to 83 degrees Fahrenheit.  On occasion, it can dip to below -11 degrees Fahrenheit and then in the  summer the temperature has been known to top 92 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Food and Drink

  • Located in the far north, Minnesota is well known for its Scandinavian cuisine. You’ll find plenty of  Swedish meatballs on menus across the street. Food such as rosettes,  krumkake, lingonberries, lefse, gravlax, and kransekake is also  exceedingly popular. Much of the state was also settled by German  immigrants who brought along their favorite recipes which remain  popular. Dishes like lebkuchen, Shoofly pies, bratwursts, stollen,  potato pancakes, larzipan, and gingerbread remain popular.

    The  state is also known for its juicy apples. Three apple varieties have  been developed which are Sweetango, Honeycrisp, and Haralson. All three  can survive the bitter winters of the state and flourish in the summer.

Minnesota Bed and Breakfast FAQ

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  • How can I get around Minnesota?

    Minnesota is a big state, so you’ll probably want to rent a car to get around  easily. You can ride an Amtrak train across the state if you want to  soak up the region’s vista such as the lush forestland and wide-open  prairies.

    In the  Twin Cities, there are ample public transportation options such as bus  service and light rail. You can even explore the city on foot or via a  bike.

    The state is a favorite  location for bike riders to explore the countryside. Many will pedal  hundreds of miles from town to town. The roadways are remarkably  bike-friendly.

  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Minnesota?

    Whether you are celebrating your elopement, planning romantic getaways, or a family vacation, you’ll want to consider staying at a bed & breakfast in Minnesota or a boutique hotel. The guest rooms range from Victorian beauties to modern decor. If you are vacationing with the family then  you might need larger accommodations so you should consider a guest house or carriage house to comfortably hold everyone.

    Typically, bed and breakfasts feature a dining room where you can enjoy breakfast or some even provide room service. When you check-in, be sure to ask the innkeeper if there is a full breakfast. You can also inquire about other amenities such as private bathrooms or a jacuzzi.

    Nowadays, many travelers are concerned about COVID-19 so be sure to ask the innkeeper about their precautionary steps and cleaning protocol.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a bed and breakfast in Minnesota?

    The wide assortment of b&bs in the state guarantee that you can  find accommodations to fit your unique needs. Do you want a private  entrance? Maybe you are traveling with Fido and need a pet-friendly  establishment. You’ll want to call ahead to ask about such amenities.  Many b&bs have rooms in the main house and then guest houses. This is especially true of Victorian homes.

    Many bed and breakfasts feature a private entrance, private baths with soaking tubs, whirlpool, in-room Wi-Fi, daily linens, and a gourmet breakfast. You can also find rooms with a shared hot tub or a private hot tub in your room.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Minnesota?

    Are you on the hunt to find the best bed and breakfast in Minnesota? If you plan on exploring the entire state then why not book a B&B in every location.  You can pick a historic bed and breakfast in Minnesota or go for a more modern boutique hotel.

    If you are craving something unique then head for the Round Barn Farm located in Duluth. The unique establishment is a perfect wedding location. A favorite bed and breakfast in North Minnesota, the lodging choice features 35 peaceful acres where you can escape if you are seeking a tranquil location.

    The St James Hotel is in Red Wing. The luxurious hotel offers views of the bluff and the Mississippi River. The historic Bed and Breakfast in Minnesota can trace its history back 150 years. Mark Twain and Bob Dylan both  stayed at the hotel.  At the establishment in you in the heart of the historic downtown.

    The AG Thomson House is in the Historic Congdon Mansion District. Each guest room features modern conveniences set in a luxurious setting. The lovely bed and breakfast in Central Minnesota is the ideal romantic setting.

    If you plan on staying in Bluff Country along the Root River then check out the Habaerstad House. Built in 1897, the breathtaking Queen Anne Victorian has guest rooms with private baths.

    There are many styles of Minnesota bed and breakfasts to pick between. Be sure to pick an area to narrow your search.