my wife and i spent the weekend at the cotton masion in duluth. we drove there from the twin cities with no expectations at all. when we got there we were very surprised by the place. Keep in mind this is a very old house and the upkeep must be very expensive, so you may find some things that are not in great shape or some finishings with lot of wear to it. Overall it was great, the place had a lot of history to it, very cozy place, owner was a nice guy. if possible get there a little early, if there are no guests yet you get to tour all the rooms in the house and maybe decide for a next time. we stayed at the "out house", some sort of old guest house in the back of the mansion that was turned in two very private, very cozy and great rooms (if you can stay there instead of the main house).when we got to the room it was clean, fire place going, lavander smell all the way to the hallway, bed was a little soft for me, but good. the jacuzzi was clean, great shower. we were very pleased. keep in mind that there is NO TV, NO INTERNET and cell service is a little poor, make sure this trip is to relax in the tub with the fire going and a good glass of wine in your hand. the room had radio with cd player, mini fridge, fire place, jacuzzi and very private!the breakfast was really good, fresh fruit, a hot plate, coffe, tea, juice and great service with nice people around the table. we really liked it and plan going back in the future.
stay at the "guest house" in the back, not at the main house. DO NOT take kids with you.
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