The house is stunning, there's no doubt about it, and with the blockade of my best friend to shield me (and pinch me under the table when we had to laugh) the trip was great. The place, however, is somewhere between laughably and unbearably snotty. I'd rather not have a lesson in pretense over breakfast (coming to that, I'd side with Julia Child that I'd rather not be able to tell just how much someone had handled my food before it was handed to me, beautifully sculpted.)
To their credit, the owners were helpful and friendly, but I just couldn't get over how seriously the inn took itself.
The room (rose room) was definately romantic and I adored the bed. The common rooms are beautiful, and it is well worth imagining that they are your own.
It's good fun for a stay, just bring someone that you can laugh with.
- 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