Featured in Minnesota Bride's "Top 10 Romantic Getaways", voted favorite B&B - Minneapolis Star Tribune Readers Poll. The perfect destination for honeymoons, anniversaries and special romantic getaways in the midwest. Our guest suites include whirlpools, fireplaces, private baths and gourmet breakfasts. At the Cotton Mansion guests relive the grand era of elegance when people of vision built homes that became the fabric of history. Five blocks up from Lake Superior in the historic mansion district of Duluth, this historic residence was built in 1908 for Joseph & Louise Cotton and quickly became a focal point of the unique Duluth social life. Enjoy the Grand Parlor, Formal Dining Room, Library and Sunroom as it was intended for the corporate attorney for U.S. Steel and John D. Rockefeller.
4.4 on October 18, 2012
My husband and I just got back from a wonderful 2 night stay at the Cotton Mansion, for our Honeymoon. We stayed in the carriage house in the Bella Flora room. Ken walked through our room with us explaining where the fridge, coffee, how the Jacuzzi tub worked as well as the shower. The bed was very comfortable, gas fire place was gorgeous. The room was clean, large, private and very cozy. They provided lavender candles, bath salts, shampoo, conditioner and even lotion. The Jacuzzi tub had an included heater that kept the water warm for as long as you wanted to enjoy it. The mansion was built early 1900's. They have kept/restored all original furniture, wood work and light fixtures. It is beautiful. Ken ran through the entire history of the house and Cotton family during breakfast at our request. They make AMAZING breakfasts. The first morning they made eggs Benedict with fresh fruit and an apple muffin. The second morning they served fresh pineapple with stuffed french toast. Very good! We plan to go back!
4.8 on May 15, 2012
What a treat! I thought it would be a little stuffy for out Northwoods ways but it was very comfortable. Ken and Kim were full of information about the history of the mansion and Duluth and it was really fun to learn. The food was great! Not only did we enjoy a lovely breakfast but there was also wine with cheese and crackers and other snacks available between 4 and 6.
5 on September 22, 2010
We stayed at the Cotton mansion recently and had a wonderful experience. We ended up getting there very very late and they were just as welcoming as if we had gotten there during check in hours. The rooms were beautiful and spotless. The building is gorgeous. One owner explained the history of the building which made the place even more interesting. The breakfasts were also top notch. I will be going back there again and again and would advise anyone thinking about a bed and breakfast to try this one.
4.0 on September 13, 2010
This place is in the perfect spot to get around Duluth. The Mansion is beautifully kept and perfect for a little getaway. We will be back again.
5 on September 07, 2010
My husband booked the Garden Room at the carriage house for our 3 year anniversary and when we got there I was just thrilled! The mansion is simply gorgeous! I felt like a princess staying there. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever stayed in. The breakfast was divine! I will go back every year from now on...
2 miles from North Shore Scenic Drive, 2.3 Miles from Downtown/Canal Park, Five blocks from Lake Superior, Located 1 mile from Univ. Minnesota, Duluth., Located in Duluth's Historic Mansion District, Lakeside, Small town
Duluth, MN (DLH) 8 miles
After leaving airport, drive southwest on Highway 53 to Highway 35 and head north, and follow above directions.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Superior & North Shore Scenic Drive, North Shore Scenic Railroad, Glensheen Historic Mansion Tours, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center, Canal Park Historic Entertainment District, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Theaters and Fine Dining in Duluth, Symphony Orchestra & Ballet Performances, Museums and Historic Tours, Antique Shops & Art Stores, Summer Carriage Rides & Lake Cruises, Lake Superior Rose Garden & Lakewalk, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio
Wine & Cheese Service, Available Massages & Robes, Available In-Room Breakfast, Available Iron & Ironing Board
Ken and Kimberly Aparicio
Stuffed French Toast