828 Lake Avenue South , Duluth, MN 55802 USA (Show map)


Steps away from the waters of Lake Superior. A block past Duluth's charming Canal Park. Our beach B&B awaits you.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Another wonderful stay

5 on September 01, 2013

This was our second stay at Solglimit. We so enjoy the beautiful property on Lake Superior. The Lake Superior suite was ultra clean and spacious with a fabulous view of the lake. Brian and Mary are gracious hosts and provide superior hospitality. We will be back!

Excellent Rooms - Spectacular View

4.8 on April 29, 2013

We have stayed with Brian and Mary several times and always look forward to our return visits. The breakfasts are always wonderful and very artfully presented, the rooms are very clean and beautifully designed and the hosts very welcoming. We already have reservations for another visit!

Wonderful place

5 on December 05, 2012

Great location, beautiful building, excellent food and service!! We can't wait to go back! Nancy & Lionel

Relaxing and Quiet

5 on June 01, 2012

We had a lovely and relaxing short stay with Brian and Mary at Solglimt! Upon arrival they gave us a tour of their house and showed us the rooms and what they had done to the house in the last few years - wonderful work. The view of Lake Superior from the living room/breakfast room is magnificent. We had booked the Kandinsky Suite and they offered us a free upgrade to the Lake Superior Suite (because it was vacant that night) from which we could watch the big boats and the waves. And the room has a steam shower, which was perfect or the rather cold and rainy day! The house is always stocked with snacks, sodas and ice cream - a very nice bonus. The breakfast was delicious and the presentation of the food very unique (yes, it actually tastes and looks as delicious as on the pictures!!) We also really appreciated the restaurant suggestions by Mary and Brian and both Lake Avenue in Duluth as well as the flamingo themed Maggie's in Bayfield had superb food. This is the best run B&B we have ever been to and we will most definitely recommend Solglimt to all of our friends! Thank you for your hospitality! Heidi (Graz, Austria) & Marin (Chicago, IL)

one of a kind place

5 on July 12, 2011

I've stayed in many bed and breakfasts, and found Solglimt to be exceptional for numerous reasons. The location, steps from the beach, is amazing. The house itself, as well as all the rooms and the common spaces, are extremely comfortable and incredibly unique. The food is artful and delicious. It's really the kind of place you must experience first hand to truly appreciate. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words.

- Mary Grover (innkeeper)

Relaxing Haven

5 on November 29, 2010

We recieved a bed and breakfast gift card from our son last Christmas, and finally found a weekend to use it. It was a "first" experience for both my husband and I. I began my search looking for different areas to go to and started touring the Inns that looked interesting. I pulled up Duluth, because we both love the area, and it had been a long time since we had gone even for the day. Well, I came across Soglimt and right away I knew it was just what I was looking for. We decided to come the weekend before Thanksgiving. I thought "a nice get away before all the Holiday hoopla starts! I am so glad we did it. I loved everything about it! Mary and Brian are such gracious hosts. The breakfasts they served were spectacular. The accomodations are awesome. We will definately be back! Thank you for your hospitality! Tom and Mary Jo Bloomington, MN

Want to Return!!

5 on October 09, 2010

I felt like I shouldn't rate every category outstanding because that seems less helpful to those reading the reviews, but when I thought about each category individually I had to. I was blown away by the Solglimt, it was just a top notch b & b. The location, an easy walk to Canal Park and the beach literally out the back door, was fantastic. It would make the place worth it even if it were mediocre, which it isn't. All over the property you can tell that Mary and Brian have paid attention to details and it makes for a wonderful stay. We thought from the pictures that it might end up being to 'modern' for are taste but instead it was fun, inviting, and BEAUTIFUL! In the morning while we ate absolutely delicious food while we watched ships lining up and waiting a little ways off shore to pass under the canal bridge and enter port. By the way the food was the best I've had as of yet. The last evening I took some time to walk out the back onto the beach and listen to the waves and check out the stars, a true vacation. By the way if you stay here, eat at Pizza Luce's atleast once, it's up just a little ways past Canal Park but it's worth the walk!


5 on September 15, 2010

This was the first time that I had been to a B&B and it was amazing. Brian and Mary make you feel at home, but still give you your space. The view is gorgeous and the food is delicious! I would highly recommend Solglimt.

Lake Superior Riveria

4.6 on August 23, 2010

Striking setting, beautiful furnishings, tasty breakfast, excellent in every respect

Fabulous get away

4.4 on March 03, 2010

Mary and Brian are amazing at running this B&B! The food is exceptional! It is a wonderful place to relax and be pampered.

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Rooms & Rates

Lake Superior Suite

Sitting just above the water’s edge, this roomy suite brings you the Lake Superior sunrise, as well as views of the Aerial Lift Bridge and the twin piers of our great canal. Twenty-foot ceilings rise above you; a king-size, four-poster bed envelopes you; a private bath with a double steam and shower room awaits; and you realize—this is what it means to be romantic.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $265

Harbor View Suite

reservations Your private deck could be a weekend getaway all on its own. Enjoy the view of our hillside city as the sun slips out of sight and the lights of our nightlife blink into being. Watch ships glide under the Aerial Lift Bridge, or retreat to your room, your king-size bed, your private bath, your perfect vacation.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $225

Kandinsky's Loft

The excitement of a honeymoon, the rekindled flame of an anniversary—both matched by this unique, open layout loft. Inspired by Kandinsky’s “Open Green,” this contemporary suite offers a queen-size bed, a fireplace, a private bath with an oversized shower and a bird’s-eye view of the bay.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $200

Aerial Lift Bridge Suite

king-sized, contemporary, bed-and-breakfast suite offers bamboo floors and a Thermomasseur tub with heated backrest and warm, jetted bubbles for long-soaking comfort. A ultra-clean-burning fireplace to cozy up to. Lake Superior view.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $250

Park Point Suite

a high-efficiency, hydro-message shower.Thermomasseur tub with heated backres ultra-clean-burning fireplace. Queen bed. Lake Superior view

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $230

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Location Type

On Lake Superior Shore, Oceanfront


Duluth, MN (DLH) 7 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Located on the beach, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Piano, Telephone , Green Travel Designation, wireless internet, beach

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends June-October. Exceptions made November through April
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A non-refundable $50 booking fee will be charged.
  • Cancellations: Because of our size, cancellations affect us significantly. Therefore, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Cancellations, regardless of the reason, must be made 14 days prior to stay. Cancellations with less than 14 days' notice will be charged to your credit card, unless we are able to rebook the suite. The initial $50 booking fee is non-refundable.
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Brian and Mary Grover

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: outside weather permitting, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, vegan

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