My wife and I loved the look, feel and overall ambiance of the Cotton Mansion from the moment we pulled up under the early 1900's era car port. The cream colored brick of the mansion seemed to welcome us as old friends. Once inside, the soft classical music playing throughout was not only calming but, beckoned us to relax and take it easy. The mansion is nestled nicely in the downtown Duluth Historic District with other impressive time period homes nearby. Our hosts - Kim and Ken - greeted us with a smile and a sense of ease. We soon found out the majority of the existing architecture is original (1908) and we were welcome to drift back to a time without wi-fi and television. Although the mansion offers neither, I must tell you I really did survive my 2-day stay without any undue harm to me or my job. Our room, complete with a working wood fireplace and candles was great. The bed was comfy and provided a great night of rest. The in room mini-cd stereo perfectly set the mood and the bathroom was perfect. Our breakfasts on each of the two mornings were wonderfully served in the original formal dining room replete with the mansion's first large dining room table and chairs. Did I mention breakfast was both tasty and quite filling. Each breakfast was finished with a Q&A with the hosts who covered anything and everything you needed to know about the mansion and its history. I would recommend the Cotton Mansion to any and all who are seeking a relaxing, luxurious and exceptional stay "up north". Treat yourself to this step back in time. You'll feel great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Duluth's premier Historic Inn, located in the heart of Duluth's Historic Mansion District, minutes from Canal Park and the North Shore. Specializing in honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic retreats. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cotton Mansion Hotel Duluth