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6125 Highway 1, Silver Bay, MN 55614-3611
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#1 of 6 hotels in Silver Bay
Travelers' Choice
An extraordinary Inn. We built the Baptism River Inn so you could be as social or private as you choose. Our cozy log lodge is centrally located on Minnesota's Lake Superior North Shore bordering Tettegouche State Park. Enjoy our secluded tranquil riverside setting. Expect an unpretentious atmosphere and friendly hospitality. Each guest room radiates its own relaxing casual comfort and warm rich detailed character. Luxuriously appointed private baths feature 2 person whirlpool tubs. Compare us to any quality North Shore accommodations. You’ll find our privacy, quiet, comfort, character, amenities and value will outshine most comparable area hotels, motels and resorts. Snuggle up to a crackling fire in our stone fireplace and unwind in our Finnish sauna.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Nettie2010 wrote a review Sep 24
Saint Charles, Missouri159 contributions49 helpful votes
Some of the reasons for 5 stars: beautifully serene (check out the stars at night from the balcony!), large jacuzzi tub felt great after hiking, large room with nice windows to open to the night breeze, loveseat and chair and plenty of tabletop and windowsill space to keep our things in easy reach, Keurig-style coffee/tea maker downstairs, nice continental-style breakfast left in our mini frig, and helpful staff that’s there when you need them but not too chatty when you don’t. I especially liked the River Room which was the only one on the back side of the inn so I feel like it was even quieter. We hardly heard a sound in 3 days. We loved this place and how close it was to so many of the best hikes!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mark P wrote a review Aug 2020
Minnesota26 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights and it was very relaxing. Room was perfect and very clean. Having a small balcony to sit on in the evening was a bonus. It is very quiet and peaceful. Loved the log lodge feel of the place and it is tucked back in off of the highway so it feels secluded. Even with the COVID restrictions in place and no breakfast, the breakfast items in the room were just right to get the day started. We felt extremely comfortable at this Inn. Definitely would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Andy Fisher, Owner at Baptism River Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for experiencing some peace and quiet with us. We really appreciate your business and taking time to post your kind review. So glad you felt comfortable staying here and look forward to hosting you again. Sincerely, Lura & Andy
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Denise B wrote a review Aug 2020
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After a few days in Ely, my friend and I decided to explore the North Shore and stayed at the Baptism River Inn. It was in a very quiet area, right on the Baptism River (as described). Our room, The Evergreen Suite, was absolutely beautiful! Lura, the innkeeper, did a great job of ensuring we had everything we needed already available in the room. It is possible to walk toward the river, just a short way, but not an easy trek. The Inn is far removed from crowds, but there are a few restaurants that aren't too far away if you want to go out to dinner. Lura was helpful in already having the recommendations posted in the room. And, when we asked what the shower gel was (smelled amazing!), she emailed me a link...that's above and beyond!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Andy Fisher, Owner at Baptism River Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
We're so glad you chose us as home base for your North Shore explorations. Happy to hear you had all you needed in the room and took the trek down to the river. It's worth the effort. Thanks for making time to share this with us. Sincerely, Lura & Andy
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Maureen H wrote a review Aug 2020
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This inn is absolutely wonderful and very special..cozy while still spacious..welcoming but not fussy..from the balcony overlooking the river to the whirlpool bath to the unique decorating that sets each room apart...what a wonderful place to relax and recharge. Thanks so much!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Andy Fisher, Owner at Baptism River Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank "you" so much for coming to stay at our inn and congrats on your anniversary. Glad you got to relax, recharge and celebrate your relationship. A big thanks for taking time to share your experience. Here's to many more wonderful celebrations to come, Lura & Andy
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timpatterson51 wrote a review Jul 2020
Northfield, Minnesota127 contributions17 helpful votes
Our daughter and son-in-law stayed here on their honeymoon, and recommended it. We looked forward to it, and were not disappointed except for the fact that there was no hot homemade breakfast served, nor was the sauna in use. One of the reasons for going to a B&B is for the 2nd B, but it's just not happening in MN nowadays. My wife also really enjoys a sauna, so it was disappointing that it was closed. Having said all that, we felt like the BRI was very nice. It is clean, in a secluded place and off the beaten path. Our room, the Sunset Room, has a balcony facing west. We enjoyed sitting on it in the morning with our coffee watching looking out over the forest. We also enjoyed the large whirlpool bath and the very comfortable bed. There was no TV, and I was glad of that. They have a nice collection of books there. Breakfast was yogurt, a scone one day and bar the next, oranges and apples, and fruit juice. It was OK, but a little heavy on the carbs. A hard boiled egg would be nice. If we had had a better breakfast and used the sauna I would give it a 5. While MN has restrictions I probably will not go to a B&B again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Sunset Room
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Response from Andy Fisher, Owner at Baptism River Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
So grateful that your daughter sent you our way. Glad you enjoyed your room, balcony and the TV's absence. Sorry the breakfast and sauna were disappointments, but just what we feel is necessary for our guests health and peace of mind. Thanks for staying with us and sharing your thoughts, Lura & Andy
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$181 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMinnesotaSilver Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baptism River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Baptism River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tettegouche State Park (2.7 miles), Palisade Head (4.9 miles), and Hellacious Overlook (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baptism River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Baptism River Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Baptism River Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baptism River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Place, Four Seasons Restaurant & Bar, and West Branch Bar and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baptism River Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Baptism River Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.