The Ellery House

28 S 21st Ave E , Duluth, 55812-2102 USA (Show map)


Classic Victorian (1890) inn renown for its tradition of unobtrusive pampering. Suites and rooms feature antiques, fireplaces, clawfoot soaking tubs, robes, organic bath amenities, wireless internet access, and private baths. Sherry with evening refreshments. Breakfast in bedchamber or dining room. Honeymoon & Romance Packages. Gift Certificates. *Quality Assured Inn of Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Association.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Fun place to stay!

5 on June 26, 2017

Great host, great food, would definitely return!!

Wonderful Weekend

5 on July 09, 2014

Lovely accommodations - thoughtful, gracious hosts. Would return gladly!

We had a very enjoyable stay - excellent breakfast!

4.4 on November 29, 2012

Very enjoyable stay in Duluth

Excellent Girls Weekend

5 on October 31, 2012

Jim & Joan run an amazing B & B! I HIGHLY recommend the Ellery House. We had a girls weekend here and it was extremely relaxing! They are gracious hosts who go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. The breakfast is fantastic and the afternoon cookies are to die for! The rooms come with little perks all over, such as robes and toiletrie items. They provide the option to have breakfast in your room, which is a lovely treat. Give the Ellery House a will NOT be disappointed!

Great Experience!

5 on October 24, 2012

My husband and I had a great experience at the Ellery House as we celebrated our first anniversary. Waking up to delicious coffee and the sunrise over the lake on the porch was an exceptionally energizing way to start the day! Breakfast was phenomenal; I wish we could have had more than one breakfast in a day. We had a very private experience when we wanted it and great company when we wanted it.

Relaxing Stay In Duluth

4.6 on October 15, 2012

The owners of The Ellery House really know how to do this. They are there if you need them but are so unobtrusive. Jim was kind and helpful. They have most things set up to be self service, even lattes and espresso! They had delicious cookies and port and sherry as well. The room was nice but small, I think some of the others are larger. It was comfortable and we slept well. The breakfast was delicious and served with a beautiful presentation. All in all a really wonderful stay!

Great Hosts

3.8 on September 26, 2012

Jim was a great host and Innkeeper. The breakfast was great and we really enjoyed our room. Perfect location, close to everything.

Nice Breakfast

4.4 on September 24, 2012

Food for breakfast was good, food suggestions weregood. It had a nice wraparound porch.

Weekend of wonder

3.6 on September 19, 2012

We had a lovely weekend. The food, service and room was wonderful! My only thought was that the home needs some TLC (cobwebs in a few corners, pealing paint inside and out), plants dying from lack of water, ect.. I also found it strange that we never met Jan, just Jim. Would definately be back, especially for the stuffed french toast!

Fantastic Value!

5 on September 18, 2012

I stayed at Ellery House during a girls night out with my mom. The innkeeper, Jim, gave us many suggestions for dinner and even had menus available! The rooms had great historic touches and were very comfortable to sleep in. Breakfast was great with a variety of food, fruit and delicious coffee or lattes. I also felt that pricing was very reasonable compared to other B&Bs in the area. I would recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in the Duluth area!

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Rooms & Rates

Thomas Wahl Room

A large bay window invites you into this spacious room with East Lake Victorian furnishings including a Victorian Queen bed with marble-top dresser and an 1890’s gas fireplace viewable from your bed. Breakfast may be served in your room upon request. Your private bath has a marble shower. Amenities include fireplace, Wi-Fi, refrigerator, CD player and A/C.

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

Ellery Suite

A romantic getaway awaits you in the Ellery Suite, featuring a private balcony with views of Duluth and Lake Superior. This two-room suite offers a sitting room with a cozy loveseat in front of a fireplace, a separate bedroom showcasing an antique marble dresser and a hand-carved walnut queen comfortable bed. Loveseat folds out into a twin bed. Enjoy breakfast in your sitting room if you so desire. Your bath features a 1920’s tub and shower. Amenities include Wi-Fi, fireplace, refrigerator, CD player and A/C .

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

Lilla's Room

This delightful blue and white room with antique iron queen comfortable bed and antique dresser invites you into relaxation. Breakfast can be served in your room if you desire. Your private bath features a claw foot soaking tub and shower. Amenities include Wi-Fi, refrigerator, CD player and A/C.

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

Daisy's Suite

This spacious, two-room sun-filled suite offers you views of the wooded ravine and Lake Superior from your private delightful sun porch. Should you desire, breakfast can be served in your sun room. Your bedroom offers you a queen-size featherbed for a comfortable nights sleep and a twin daybed on the sun porch. The elegant bath features an over sized claw foot tub, marble shower and beautiful stained glass windows. Amenities include Wi-Fi, fireplace, refrigerator, CD player and A/C.

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

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Location Type

Two Blocks from Lake Superior, City


Duluth, MN (DLH) 5 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Train Excursions, Birding, Skiing, Timber Coaster Ride, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

DVD Player, Piano, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer , Espresso, lattes, teas and hot chocolate, Evening refreshments

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay when a Friday or Saturday night is included.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Deposit refunded with 10 days notice of cancellation.



Jim & Joan Halquist

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Cross-country skiing, hiking, sailing, biking, music of all kinds.

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Gourmet 3-course

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options