A G Thomson House Bed and Breakfast

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

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2015 Star Tribune Best of Minnesota! 2013 Travelers Choice Award Winner! as the #1 BED AND BREAKFAST in the COUNTRY! Five (5) consecutive years named a 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 award winning gardens on 2 acres of seclusion in Duluth's Historic Congdon Mansion District.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 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 !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...




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Perfect Stay

5 on November 12, 2014

Angie and Tim have created a little slice of heaven in Northern Minnesota. My girlfriend and I have been back 3 times and already look forward to our return visit next summer. Everything about the place is pure perfection: from the guest rooms, to the breakfast, to the warm and genuine hospitality. All of it comes together is a wonderful experience.

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.


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.


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!

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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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

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

Nightly Rate: $289 - $289

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

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

Nightly Rate: $339 - $339

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Location Type

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


Duluth, MN (DLH) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Coming from the South, continue on I-35 through Duluth until it comes to an end at 26th Ave E/London Rd. Continue straight on 26th Avenue East up the hill seven blocks to East 3rd Street. Turn right on East 3rd Street and we are the last house on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Health Spa / Massage, Historic Canal Park, Glensheen Mansion, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Great Lakes Aquarium, North Shore Scenic Drive, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Walk to mass transit , Iron, Flat Irons, Complimentary Beverages, Ipod Docking Station, Magnifying mirrors

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

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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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: by 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • 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 $100 cancellation fee) will be offered for cancellations 31 or more days in advance of your scheduled stay. We regret we cannot offer any refund for cancellations less than 31 days prior to arrival. We highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance; our cancellation policy will be strictly enforced.



Tim & Angie Allen

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About the innkeepers

We grew up in Central Wisconsin (yes…Go Pack Go! We are official owners/shareholders of our Green Bay Packers but of course we welcome and love all sports or non-sports fans!) We became high school sweethearts, now married for 30 years. Shortly after getting married and while living in Madison, WI; Tim enlisted in the US Air Force and we began our new Air Force life stationed in Marquette, Michigan giving us our first “taste” of Lake Superior. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Marquette,

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Gazebo if requested, Breakfast Room, 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!