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A.G. Thomson House

2617 E. Third Street , Duluth, MN 55812 USA (Show map)
4.9
51 Reviews
$209 - $329
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2013 Travelers Choice Award Winner! #1 BED AND BREAKFAST in the COUNTRY - 2012 Traveler's Choice Award Winner! SELECTED BY MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE AS A TOP 30 "BEST B & B" IN THE ENTIRE MIDWEST...the A.G. Thomson House, a Duluth MN Bed and Breakfast, sits nestled in tranquility amid towering pines and stunning, award winning gardens on 2 acres of seclusion and privacy in Duluth's Historic Congdon Mansion District overlooking majestic Lake Superior. Casual comfort combined with graceful and classic elegance of our 1909 Dutch Colonial will captivate you as you retreat in warmth, comfort and relaxation. Our welcoming sign "Enter as strangers, Leave as Friends" is taken to heart. Our Inn features seven (7) beautiful, spacious guest rooms with modern amenities such as whirlpools, fireplaces, A/C, LCD/HDTV/DVD, iPod docking stations, free wi-fi, and much more! Embrace the warmth and comfort of the captivating fire, bask in the warm sun and freshness of the Lake Superior air on our grand veranda, cozy up with a great book in our alluring sunroom, gently sway yourself to sleep in one of our hammocks, stroll the private, secluded grounds of our award winning gardens, or cuddle with your special someone while watching your favorite movie. Whatever your inclination or whatever the season, the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to retreat, relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate... **Selected by MIDWEST LIVING as a Top 30 B&B in the entire Midwest region! **Voted Best Bed and Breakfast, Best Hotel, Best Amenities, Best Romantic Getaway, and Best In-Room Dining in the Twin Ports by Duluth~Superior Magazine! **Named a Top Ten Coziest Place to Stay in the United States by Trip Advisor! **Named a Top Ten Most Romantic Place to Stay in the United States by iLoveInns! **Awarded Best Amenities by LanierBB! **Named by Minnesota Monthly-Inn Style a Top 10 B & B

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Rooms & Rates

Salyards Room

Bright, sunny, and tranquil space with lovely views of the sun rising over Lake Superior. French Country decor mimics the glorious glow of the sunshine and deep, rich hue of majestic Lake Superior. King Bed, Whirlpool, Fireplace, A/C, TV/DVD, and more! A honeymoon and anniversary favorite!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Ryerson Suite

A beautifully decorated, comfortable, large suite!! Romance, serenity and charm flourish in Shabby Chic style and casual, but elegant comfort in this truly spectacular space. King bed, Lake view, whirlpool for two, two fireplaces, A/C/ TV/DVD player, and so much more!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mayor's Chamber

Very stately second floor room with Queen bed, in-room double whirlpool, gas fireplace, and private bath. The rich colors of the uniquely patterned wallpaper and plush hearth rug give this room a regal feeling that has made it a guest favorite. Queen Bed, fireplace, A/C, TV/DVD player, and more!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Edwin H Hewitt Room

Marvel at the spacious, bright, and elegant decor of the original master bedroom of the A.G. Thomson House; named after the renowned Architect of the home, Edwin H. Hewitt. King Bed, partial lake view, private balcony, fireplace, A/C, TV/DVD player, Clawfoot tub with rain shower head and so much more!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

North Shore Retreat

Our cozy second floor carriage house rooms feature a unique Queen bed, in-room double whirlpool, charming gas fireplace, and private bath. Partial Lake Superior views, framed by large Spruce and Pine trees just outside your window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Brule River Retreat

Our cozy second floor carriage house rooms feature a Queen bed sleigh bed, in-room double whirlpool, charming gas fireplace, LCD HDTV/DVD and private bath. The Brule River Retreat, with its sophisticated and rich sleigh bed, has a classic motif. Partial Lake Superior views, framed by large Spruce and Pine trees just outside your window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lake Superior Suite

As impressive as its namesake, this very spacious and luxurious suite has it all! Elegant cherry wood décor featuring a King-size bed, private bath with shower, leather sofa fronting a ledge stone fireplace, and HydroMassage tub for two (featuring thousands of relaxing bubbles created by 26 jets of heated air). A French door opens onto your own private deck shaded by towering pines. The refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker are an added bonus. Handicapped accessible, with a separate ground floor entrance. We think you'll agree this is among the most stunning B&B guest room in Duluth!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Jazz to the Soul

5 on July 21, 2014

Upon arrival on Friday afternoon we were warmly greeted and shown the beautiful home and grounds then directed to our room. Both Tim and Angie instantly made us feel like family - a character trait that many work a lifetime to gain in the realm of sales and hospitality. The room was both updated and rustic at the same time. Elements of the carriage house (North Shore Retreat) room we had certainly had the amenities of any updated room yet the charm and characteristics of a much older country home from the window treatments, in-room mini wood stove reminiscent unit, and fine wooden furniture. As this is a bed & breakfast I'll comment on both - The bed was very comfortable and the grounds were very quiet lending to an evening that soothed all the crazy chaos of daily work life out of sight and mind. Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts were embellished with a tasteful mix of salty and sweet with the gracious filling of orange juice, coffee, and assortment of teas to choose from. This being our first stay at a bed and breakfast we certainly got lucky with such wonderful hosts that were somehow perfectly situated on the tricky balance of being attentive to the visitors' needs, not too pushy or overbearing, and absolutely delightful to converse with. The history and decor of the living, dining, and sun room were really magnetic to me. As if snatched up from a different universe, I felt compelled to peruse the living room's books and had to steal a seat in the comfortable chairs for some quiet time Saturday evening after our dinner on the town to read and let the experience sink in. We left thoroughly satisfied and really still in awe of what felt like the most relaxing weekend we've gotten to spend in a while. To any traveler well versed in bed & breakfasts or new to the scene as we were - You HAVE to visit and soak in this experience. To put it simply it was jazz to my soul.


Perfection

5 on March 30, 2014

My wife and I recently spent our honeymoon at the AG Thompson house in Duluth. Tim and Angie have a beautiful home with lots of character and charm, in addition to modern amenities. Breakfast can be delivered to your room or served in the open dining room. Be prepared for a treat as breakfast is amazing. We were greeted with a warm smile when we arrived and were given a hug goodbye when we checked out. I won't even think twice about staying somewhere else during our next visit to Duluth. Thank you Tim and Angie!!


Fabulous stay!

5 on September 30, 2013

We spent two nights and didn't want to leave. The accommodations are wonderful, very warm and cozy. Tim and Angie made us feel right at home. The breakfast and chocolate chip cookies are phenomenal. Difinitely worth a trip North!


A Nice Surprise

4.6 on July 18, 2013

This was our first visit to the Duluth region, and we were unsure of our expectations. When we arrived at the A.G. Thomson house, we were blown away by its character and hospitality of the Inn Keepers, Angie and Tim. We felt so at home! Beautifully decorated and comfortable, this B&B offers a gorgeous garden and a lovely historic neighborhood. Not to mention its proximity to all the sites that Duluth offer! Don't plan to eat lunch. You'll have a delicious and filling breakfast that will last you to dinner!


Fantastic 1st Bed and Breakfast Experience

5 on July 11, 2013

Tom and Angie were incredible hosts and run a first class operation. My wife and I had never stayed at a b&b before and she was leery because she can be incredibly shy, but from the first minute we got there we had a great experience. I think we're a but younger than the usual crowd but we were well-received. The breakfasts were great and we give special marks to their Wild Rice anything and to the scone that was made on the first day of our visit. We're also both vegetarians and every restaurant we ate at while in town was based one of their recommendations and we ate excellently our entire time in Duluth. I highly recommend staying here and we'll likely be back in a couple of years.


North Shore Gem

4.6 on May 12, 2013

Tom and Angie great hosts. Lovely setting off Lake Superior. Wonderful breakfast.


Best B&B Ever!

5 on March 20, 2013

Tim and Angie have created the perfect B&B. We loved everything about it. Great location, great room, great amenities. Everything was a five-star experience. What put them at the top was the option of in-room dining. We enjoyed Angie's sumptuous breakfast in the privacy of our room each morning. Very romantic! The AG Thomson House is the best B&B ever!


Best Place Ever!!!!

5 on February 02, 2013

We have stayed at many B&Bs and this one stands out head and shoulders above the others! Everything about the Thomson House was amazing. The whirlpool, fireplace and comfy bed all added to the stay. This place is so romantic. Suffice it to say everything was perfect, down to the smallest detail. We have stayed at many bed and breakfast inns but this was by far the best! The genuine warmth and hospitality displayed by Tim and Angie were greatly appreciated. We already had planned our return visit before we checked out! As the sign reads in the sun room, “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends”. With Tim and Angie we truly believe we’ve made new, lifelong friends.


AMAZING!!

5 on January 30, 2013

My now wife and I have stayed here 3 times and words are not enough to expresswhat a wonderful place this .WOW!


Cozy stay

4.6 on October 18, 2012

My Husband and I just spent one night in the North Shore retreat room in the carriage house at the A G Thomson house. We had a great time, Tim was a gracious host that gave us a quick history of the family showed us the amenities in the main house as well as our room. They provide access to many movies, cookies, free chardonnay, and soda. Our room was clean, cozy and pleasant. The walls are a little thin between rooms in the carriage house but it did not turn out to be a problem. Our breakfast was very good, consisting of cranberry scones, fruit parfait, cheesy wild rice egg quiche, and cheesy potato hash. With orange juice, coffee, and water which you may choose to have delivered to your room in a cute basket with everything included if you do not wish to eat in the dining room. Our stay was pleasant our host was funny and we would not hesitate to stay there again in the future!


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Location

Location Type

on 2 secluded park-like acres, 7 blocks from Lake Superior, in Duluth's Historic Congdon Mansion District, City

Airport

Duluth, MN (DLH)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Health Spa / Massage, Historic Canal Park, Glensheen Mansion, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Great Lakes Aquarium, North Shore Scenic Drive, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos , Iron, Flat Irons, Complimentary Beverages, Ipod Docking Station, Magnifying mirrors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Jogging Trails, Alpine & Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: by 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Greater of one night stay or 50 percent; including any add on packages.
  • Cancellations: When a room is booked, we guarantee that room and do not overbook. A full refund of your deposit(less a $75 cancellation fee for a reservation of up to 2 days; an additional $25 fee will be added for each additional day cancelled of the reservation that is over 2 days)will be offered for cancellations 30 or more days in advance of your scheduled stay. We regret we cannot offer any refund for cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival. If you cancel your reservation for a multiple night stay within 72 hours of arrival, you will be billed for the entire stay and a refund or credit will not be offered under any circumstances.We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance; our cancellation policy will be strictly enforced.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tim & Angie Allen

Languages spoken

Some ASL, English

Resident Pets

1 Dog

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Homemade

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Gazebo if requested, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten Free,


Signature Dish

the White Chocolate Craisin Scone
A decadent and delicious way to start the morning. This pastry is the most requested recipe at the AG Thomson House; you will never look at a scone the same way again! You will savor the white chocolate melting in your mouth and marvel at how moist this scone is!


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2617 E. Third Street , Duluth, MN 55812 USA (Show map)

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