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Solglimt Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 11 Duluth B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 31, 2009

Our stay at Solglimt was our first bed & breakfast experience. Brian and Mary are great hosts -- friendly, helpful and attentive to details, but also not intrusive. Their home has several public areas to relax and enjoy the view, and 5 rooms (all nicely appointed). We stayed in Kandinsky's Loft. It is a modern space that we found nice and cozy. My only caution for this room is that the bathroom and bedroom are one area, so there is limited privacy (all other rooms have a separate and private bathroom).

The B&B is located just over the lift bridge and is right on the Lake. Breathtaking views! The food is also very nice (3 courses of delicious food each morning), and they have snacks and soda/teas available all day and night. This is a wonderful place to go with a spouse/partner or for some quiet time alone.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2009

We traveled to Duluth for a romantic get-a-way. Solglimt is PERFECTLY located and the view of the lake and the ships passing could not be better. Our room was nice and large with bright fun decor, with an excellent view. The breakfasts can only be described as amazing (and very creative). The property sits right on the water and your own beach could not be closer. We were lucky, the weather was beyond exceptonial so we did get to spend some rejuvinating time with our feet in the sand. The retaurants and night life are just a short walk away if you so choose or parking is readily available even during the busy times of the day. We stayed in the recently finished Aerial Bridge Suite. . . Ahhhhhh . . . . The Thermomasseur tub was a welcome oasis after an unusally hectic week for us. The seperate walk in shower was incredible and it was tempting to spend our entire time in there! :-) The gracious hospitality and service of owners Mary & Brian assueres we will return. We look forward to exerience ALL the seasons in our new home away from home. We have stayed at numerous Bed & Breakfast properties . . . Solglimt stand in a class of it's own!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

Those lines are on the front of their brochure describe Solglimt perfectly. We stayed at Solglimt June 13-15 to celebrate our 36th anniversary and to return to the Duluth/Lake Superior experience. Mary and Brian have transformed their home into an amazing B and B...we stayed in the Park Point Suite, one of two brand new additions. It was so comfortable..chairs by the window looking out on their gardens and the lake, a SUPER comfy bed with beautiful soft linens, a massage tub and seperate shower room. The colors are earthy, warm and relaxing. This is an all green (environmentally concious) suite that had every need met down to soft robes and wine glasses. The food was 5 stars both days..delicious, beautifully prepared and presented. I could go on about the gardens, the decks, the seating by the lake, the beach.This B and B is within walking distance to shopping, great restaurants, the beach, the ships coming through the lift bridge, night activities, a marina..so many things. It is so convenient! I encourage you to book a reservation for yourself. We can't wait to return...come spring?
Thank you, Mary and Brian, for a lovely stay~it was a 10 out of a 10!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank dkminn
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Reviewed November 7, 2007

This was my second stay at this hotel/bed and breakfast and it was even better than the first time. You have your option for either the BandB or the apartment style rooms in a separate house there is an upstairs and a down stairs. We stayed in the appartment that was separate from the main house so that we would have our own privacy. You have your own kitchen and living room as well as a king size bed in the bedroom. All the comforts of home right on the lake.

My first trip was with my mother for a mother daughter get away weekend and the second was with my husband for our Anniversary. The room was awsome and very private. You couldn't ask for a better place for privacy. Right on the lake you can walk out and take a 7 mile walk on the beach if you wanted (we only made it about a 1/2 mile before turning back.

If you are looking to watch the ships come into port, you can sit on the balcony and and get a front row seat! Located just 1/2 block from the arial lift bridge you can walk across to canal district and back again without having to worry about parking. The owners are always available for suggestions for places to dine out (places out of the ordinary).

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2006

Location, Location, Location!!! We picked this B&B for it's location right on Lake Superior's shore and for it's walking distances to the Aerial Bridge, Canal Park, the Lake Walk and the many restaurants in the downtown area. Mary and Brian were wonderful and so was their lovely home.

There were so many places to just get away on the grounds, with their rear multi-level, multi-area patio, our own private deck with the Harbor View room, the comfortable living room, etc... or just get on the beach or Lake Walk and find your own seclusion. They also had a large selection of DVD's and VHS movies to watch in your room....if you have time!!! So much to do and see.

The food was top knotch and served at 9am, in 3 courses. It was always homemade and tasty!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2006

Solglimt is the perfect Duluth/North Shore accommodation. It's location is ideal. It is just across the beautiful lift bridge and a short walking distance from all that Canal Park has to offer. Its location right on the beach is second to none. The beach is separate from that of Canal Park and is much less crowded and more sandy!

The food was amazing. My fiance and I would take a morning walk before breakfast in order to have enough appetite for all that they offer.

The rooms were beautifully decorated, but not overdone. Each room has its own unique theme. The rooms were made up daily with fresh linens and towels.

Brian and Mary are the perfect inn-keepers. They were around when you needed them and had great recommendations. However, they also knew when to leave you alone and made us feel as comfortable as possible while we were there.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank 10has
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Reviewed November 13, 2005

This is a great B+B. The innkeepers are very nice and wonderful. The food is amazing and the B+B itself is so nice.

Stayed: February 2005
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Address: 828 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2404
Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
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Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Duluth
Number of rooms: 5
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No other Duluth MN bed breakfasts offer a more intimate experience with Lake Superior's shores. Right here in Canal Park, Solglimt brings you as close to the Lake as you can get! Solglimt, is on a seven-mile strip of sand reaching out into Lake Superior’s clear blue. Relax in your perfectly appointed room and head down for a delicately prepared gourmet meal, then head out to explore our gardens, the shore, the ships and the city beyond. ... more   less 

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