My girlfriend and I frequently stay at Bed and Breakfasts around the country, but anytime we're remotely close to Duluth, it will be at the Olcott House. The house itself is historic and charming, but that is not the half of it. This is perhaps the most charming B&B we've stayed in, from the set-up of the rooms to the decor, and the house holds many historic photographs, pictures, and other memorabilia from the early twentieth century. There is a piano room, and music plays downstairs constantly. It is very peaceful. We found ourselves wanting to just hang around the Bed and Breakfast because there was so much to do there (read through the books, play games, watch the DVDs) and there was so much charm. But the real charm is in the hosts, David and Jerry, who are very attentive, conscientious, and helpful. They know the area and its attractions and restaurants very well, and really make you feel "at home" and welcome. At check-in time, there is wine and cheese, and there is always fresh water in the rooms.
A couple of bonuses: Breakfast is extraordinarily good. Another bonus is the people you find here. Each time we've been to the Olcott House, we've ended up meeting really interesting guests and having great conversations.
This is a wonderful place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "A celebration of elegance, class and history…" One of Minnesota’s architectural gems! 1904 Georgian Colonial Mansion with six gorgeous, very private and very large suites. Fine antiques, gourmet candlelight breakfasts. Complimentary wine & cheese. Relax and enjoy grand luxury in an historic inn! ... more less