Wonderful short winter trip to Duluth after a long time without traveling due to the pandemic. This was a great place to stay! The property was classic, clean and very beatify. John was so kind as a host. We felt welcomed and right at home. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a calm, relaxing getaway with their sweetie! We will definitely be going back in the summertime. Not to mention reserving this was simple and Beth made it easy.
We had some good friends who had a great experience here so we decided to stay a night on our way up to the Gunflint trail. The location was convenient right off of 35 and the house was stunning for a structure built in 1904. John was our tour guide, history buff and chef for the morning breakfast. He was and we felt like we were staying with family. While the outside temp dropped to -21 (air temp, not windchill) the house was toasty warm. We even picked up dinner and ate it in the "music room" on dishes put out by John so we did not have to eat on the plastic provided by the restaurant. Would look to stay here again when we are up north.
After not being able to travel for months and missing our 25th anniversary trip in June, we needed to have a getaway, and the Merryweather Inn was perfect! We appreciated the hard work being put in by Beth and her dad, John, to renovate this huge old mansion. It was interesting learning about the history of the house and the city as we stayed here. Highly recommend the self guided walking tour of all the east end mansions, as this house is included on that tour! Looking forward to coming back and seeing the development of the Merryweather Inn in the next few years!
This B&B had amazing vintage charm, great hosts, and wonderful decoration. There is a lovely garden, plants all over the house, and plentiful seating indoors and out. Our room had a couch, a sun room, and a balcony. It was so cozy and comfortable. What blew us away was the fantastic three course breakfast with fruit, corn bread, and a strawberry cake. Would absolutely stay here again next time I'm in Duluth.
I'm not the type to write reviews but my husband and I are avid B&B people and love to check out new ones each year for our anniversary. So I am writing this in hopes that it helps the innkeeper as well as the guests. We stayed at the Merryweather in the Carriage Suite so I cannot speak for the rest of the house but I would say our room was overpriced for the accommodations. The wallpaper was pealing, bathroom tiles were loose, the coffee in the kitchen was past the expiration date, and when we were shown to our room it was not entirely clean as the innkeeper pointed out. She did proceed to wipe down the table and take out dirty glasses, but with that intro it makes you wonder about the rest of the room. Probably our biggest problem was the bed. It says it's a queen but if so, it's the smallest one I have ever slept on. The more pertinent issue was the headboard was unattached and banged into the wall and bed anytime you moved. When we talked to the innkeeper she was kind but seemingly unapologetic and did not offer any discount or solutions. I understand that she is very new and young and it is truly unfortunate that Covid hit when it did. I imagine there is a lot of stress. However, I think it is wise to let customers know what to expect and provide a discount if you have not had time to renovate a particular room (at one point, she talked significantly about all the things she disliked about our suite and how she planned to change it... great plans, but maybe not the conversation to have with people who are spending hundreds of dollars per night to stay there.) Here are some suggestions: offer a discounted price for the rooms you have not renovated yet (why are they the same as the redone nicer rooms? it makes customers assume they have all been renovated). And then offer a $50 coupon or something if they book again after the renovations. It's a great way to get people in twice. Also, do the little things like buying quality toilet paper (not stuff you can see through), giving a full house tour, and sending an email before guests arrive. These are basics I have experienced at every other B&B and I think it will help you keep customers coming back or giving referrals. The food was delicious and they were nice, but for $450 on a Thurs/Friday, I think it needs a little more. As for now, I won't be back.…