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
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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!


Fall Colors

5 on October 07, 2015

This is my first experience at a B&B and really appreciated what was offered to us. I wasn't sure what to expect but wasn't disappointed and would do it again without hesitation. It didn't hurt to hear a visitor that was there the same tie as us say that this was their 5th time staying at Baptism River Bed & Breakfast. I cannot think of any higher recommendation than that!


Great Place to Stay!

4.6 on September 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful Bed & Breakfast! The room was very clean & warm with beautiful decor that gave a country feel. The bed was very comfortable & the two person whirlpool tub was just perfect. The breakfast was outstanding & the company was great! We definitely will be back!


Awesome stay in the River Room

5 on September 12, 2015

Our stay at the Baptism River B and B was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed our room, the sounds of the river, our bed was to die for and the breakfasts we're amazing. The whirlpool was so nice and the view of the stars from our balcony was breathtaking. We will be back. Loved the poke a dotted rubber duckies. They we're the bomb. Thank you Andy and Lura!!!


Perfect North Shore Getaway

5 on August 24, 2015

This was our second visit to the Baptism River B & B and we hope to make many more.


"An Unbelievable Find"

5 on July 21, 2015

We decided on this secluded, tranquil Bed and Breakfast after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. What a superb choice that we made that truly exceeded all our expectations. This lovely log home is in private wooden setting with only the sound of the trickling river nearby.The Inn provides amenities to enjoy in the lodge's lobby area during your stay. Lura was a lovely hostess who made our stay even more enjoyable. She served a lovely, scruptious breakfast and was a delight to visit with each morning. Baptism River Inn is a perfect place to spend some quiet couple's time without the interruptions of technology. Also, it is a great place to unwind, relax and spend some quality time together, We had the place to ourselves one evening so I had the chance to look and explore in each room. All rooms are lovely,beautiful and each suite is tastefully decorated. You will not regret a night spent in any of the Inn:s comfortable beds and the price is very reasonable for a perfect stay at a lovely Bed and Breakfast in the Northshore area. Detail is given to each and every moment of your stay and the owners are quite hospitable Thanks Lura and Andy for sharing your home with us.


Wonderful

5 on July 08, 2015

The 4th of July was great in Silver Bay with beautiful fireworks. However, we actually preferred the fireflies that entertained us afterward at the inn, flying through the air like our own private fireworks show off our balcony! This lovely inn is like nothing we have ever experienced, complete tranquility and beauty all around. The setting is unmatched, and the sound of the Baptism River (ours was the "River Room") is soothing as well as a wow factor. It lulls you to sleep big time. We felt a sense of comfort and care the minute we walked through the door. Actually, just driving up to this setting is comforting. Over a sparkling creek, and parking on a circular drive surrounded by nature. The log home is stunning. It's like the one in your dreams! I could write on and on, but suffice it to say that this is a very unique place that is charming and the perfect getaway beyond belief. And we were not even able to stay for the breakfast! That was our only regret.


Thankful traveler!

5 on May 26, 2015

I am compelled to submit my first review, because it is not often that you find a place that is even better than what is viewed online and exceeds your expectations. Baptism River Inn is beautiful, nestled in the trees along the Baptism River, a few short steps from one of the loveliest river views that we saw in the North Shore area. On top of that, the breakfasts were a treat. We stayed four nights and had a different breakfast each morning, but would have gladly repeated any of them. The food was not only excellent, but it was creative and hearty. We were able to hike and bike most of the day and come back to the room and let the whirlpool tub bubble away our aches and pains. This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast and I'm afraid it may have set the bar too high for future experiences, but I hope not. We really appreciated our conversations with Lura and the other guests and hope to return some time in the future.


Baptism River - on the way to the North Shore

3.8 on May 25, 2015

Very quiet & relaxing setting in woods deep in the country. Room was large, bed was comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Hosts were informative, friendly, but not intrusive. Home was beautiful and functional. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quite relaxing stay away from the rat race.


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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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $239

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $179

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Location

Location Type

Woods, Riverside, Countryside

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, Videos

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • 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 VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

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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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