Baptism River Inn

6125 Highway 1 , Silver Bay, MN 55614 USA (Show map)

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Renew your spirit on Minnesota's North Shore at the Baptism River Inn Bed and Breakfast. Quiet, cozy log lodgings immerse you in the peace of a north wood's dream. At night let the rushing river, quiet woods and a comfy bed envelop you in blissful slumber. We have 3 amazing rooms and an incredibly spacious and luxurious suite. All feature 2-person whirlpool tubs in your private bathroom. Snuggle up to a crackling fire in the guest living area with stone fireplace, microwave, complimentary hot beverages and cookies. Accommodations were built in 2004 as a B&B with your comfort and privacy in mind.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Looking for a romantic getaway? Look no further!

5 on August 03, 2016

We just spent a wonderful weekend here for a little get-away. WOW, what a wonderful place to stay. This home is beautiful, comfortable, cozy, well-appointed and all in a lovely setting in the woods. We can't wait to plan our return trip! Lura and Andy are wonderful hosts and the breakfasts (and cookies!) were absolutely scrumptious! A hike down the trail to the Baptism River was great and offered a lovely setting for pictures, including the cute little Sauna House! If you are looking for a romantic getaway...look no further! If you need a TV - go to a hotel...this is an unplugged from the world's troubles place. Stayed July 2016


North Shore Getaway

4.8 on July 30, 2016

This was a great location to explore the North Shore of Lake Superior. We stayed in the River Room. The best thing about it was the sound of the river running past and the lovely balcony. The B & B was very clean and quiet. You could not hear the other guests when you were in your room. We loved our stay.


anniversary getaway

5 on July 11, 2016

Nice, secluded retreat along the North Shore. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were great. The owners were great to visit with. The sauna looked inviting but did not have a chance to use. Walked along the Baptism river, beautiful views and swimming opportunities.


North Shore Getaway

5 on June 24, 2016

This is a great getaway to the most spectacular part of Minnesota - the rooms and facility are immaculate and the breakfasts are fantastic!


Hidden Gem

4.0 on June 07, 2016

My wife and I came here for our 5th anniversary. We stayed in the Evergreen Suite. It included a private bath with 2 person tub, a fireplace, a kitchenette, and a small patio. The room is very large and I appreciated that. We also took advantage of the sauna which was great. I loved waking up to the faint sound of the Baptism River rushing over the rocks. We loved the location of this B&B best, it is nestled in the woods off the highway and is very peaceful. We recommend this place highly and would come back. Our only negative criticism is that breakfast isn't served until 9am which is a little late for us.


Wonderful stay

4.6 on May 09, 2016

This was my first B&B so I wasn't sure what to expect, but this place was wonderful. It was quiet, peaceful and so relaxing. My husband and I stayed in the Evergreen Suite and it was so clean and big it was a wonderful place to enjoy our 10 year anniversary. The breakfast was delicious, only it wasn't served until 9am which was a little to late for us as we are morning people and like to start our day earlier, other than that everything was wonderful and worth the money. The river by the Inn was so peaceful to sit by in the morning. We would definitely return to this B&B.


Perfect Couples Getaway!

5 on March 07, 2016

What an amazing wonderful getaway in the woods! This was our first and definitely not our last stay. We stayed in the Evergreen Suite. As soon as you open the door you know you know you are going to enjoy this. You walk into the breakfast nook which has a table full of coffee drinks, coffee maker, teas, chai tea, wine bottle opener, plates, coffee mugs and glasses. There is a small refrigerator. There are 2 padded chairs and a round table. If you step ahead and open the door you will step outside on your own private deck and view beautiful pines. It felt like you are deep in the mountains even though they are only hills. it snowed one afternoon and was so peaceful and beautiful. Breakfast was delicious every morning. I especially enjoyed the scone and omelet for one of the meals and the Bread pudding and sausage breakfast was so filling on our last day. Fresh cookies in the lobby were good also. We felt so at home here. Our bedroom was large including a high rise king size bed, chairs, couch and wood stove which we built a fire in each night. So relaxing! The bed was so comfortable, I haven't slept pain free in so long and I awoke without back pain. The bathroom has a large storage area for your luggage and clothing. The double sinks are built in a high dresser. There is a shower in the corner and the whirlpool jacuzzi each night was very relaxing, The floors are heated also. We explored the nearby towns and drove to Grand Marais. The deer were frequent on the roads and even in town. There are snowshoes available to go trekking with and a sauna also. Towels and flashlight are right inside the door to take out with you. We enjoyed this getaway for my 50th bday and reconnecting with each other. We have been married over 31 years and you really need to make time for each other away from the usual day to day stresses. We had an amazing time and plan to return again!


A Perfect Getaway!

5 on March 04, 2016

We have stayed at the Baptism River Inn a few times and have never been disapppointed. The rooms have always been clean and so relaxing in a perfect setting. The breakfasts are delicious! We have even made some requests for our favorite breakfast based on past stays and Lura is always accommodating. We always look forward to staying at the Baptism River Inn and will definitely be visiting again in the future!!


The perfect weekend getaway

5 on January 05, 2016

Went here to spend a peaceful weekend with my wife. Loved the hospitality and facilities at Baptism River Inn. The room was very nice and the bed was so comfortable that I slept like a baby after a long time. Also, the private whirlpool and outdoor wood fired sauna were icing on the cake and made the stay memorable. Lura (one of the owners) made the breakfast every morning and I have to say that I am out of words to give a compliment. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We went for cross country skiing at a place called National Forest Lodge which is also owned by the B&B owners and they let us park there so that we can enjoy our skiing to the fullest. Loved the experience while skiing and it was probably the prettiest of all the cross country skiing I've done in the US. Will definitely recommend this to everyone who wants to have a pleasant and memorable stay in Minnesota.


Highly recommended!

5 on October 26, 2015

What a gem tucked away in the woods! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Baptism River Inn, celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary! The first night was nice & warm, so we enjoyed a bottle of wine out on the deck, watching the stars on the perfectly clear night. Breakfast was AMAZING both mornings! Our 1st morning, we snuck out early enough to catch the beautiful sunrise at the Silver Bay Marina - so perfect! We hope to be able to come back some day. The Baptism River Inn is the perfect place to rest, relax, and recharge before heading back to reality. Thank you Lura & Andy!


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Rooms & Rates

Evergreen Suite

A special hideaway for your honeymoon, anniversary or any required pampering. Space to stretch out in this 750 square foot retreat. Balcony views East to pine covered ridges and the Baptism River below. Sprawl across your incredibly comfy king bed. In-suite breakfast is delivered every AM to your own dining room. This room is also appointed with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. A fireplace and 2-person whirlpool tub round out this romantic getaway.

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

River

Lots of sunshine in this cozy southwest corner guest room. The balcony overlooks the woods and peeks at the Baptism River rushing by. Bright warm colors will cheer you even on cloudy days. The private bath has a 2-person whirlpool tub. Open the windows and let the river sing you to sleep.

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

Northern Lights

Snuggle up against the cold north wind in this warm, romantic corner room. Rich colors and textures with warm wood antique style create comfort and coziness no matter what season you visit. At night gaze out at the dark starry sky and if you're lucky catch the mysterious aurora borealis at play. Private bath with two-person whirlpool tub.

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

Sunset

Enjoy our bright and airy western facing guest room. Step out to the balcony through the double French doors. Maybe you'll spy some deer browsing the expanse of wildflowers spread out before you or take in a breathtaking north wood's sunset. Unwind those tense muscles with a warm relaxing soak in the two-person whirlpool tub.

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

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Location

Location Type

Woods, Riverside, Countryside, Secluded

Airport

Duluth, MN (DLH) 70 miles

Directions to property:

See the location page on our website

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Sauna, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry no exceptions
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 30% of total reservation amount
  • Cancellations: See our website rates page for details.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lura and Andy

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

We love people and living in the beauty and peace of Lake Superior's North Shore

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs
Mouthwatering scrambled egg with fresh smoked salmon is one of our guest's favorites. Served with steamed asparagus spears and toasted bagel or brown sugar cinnamon scones.


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