Baptism River Inn

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


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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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Beautiful B&B, great location.

4.6 on September 25, 2017

Won a weekend stay thru a work sales contest. Had a great time. Very impressed by the log cabin construction and decor. Baptism River Inn is centrally located on the North Shore and close to 3 State Parks. Would love to come back this winter for a ski or snowmobiling weekend. I would definitely use the wood fire place in the room! We stayed in the Evergreen suite, it was awesome! Love the sound of the rapids of the Baptism river right outside our windows. Romantic and a very charming inn.

Secluded and peaceful

4.8 on September 13, 2017

We stayed in the Sunset room. Very nice and comfy room. You can hear the river from the balcony, which drowns out whatever noises you may hear from the outside world. Truly feels calm and peaceful to be there. Loved my time down by the river exploring. Randall, who served us breakfast, was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. We heard great things about it, and we'll continue to pass the word on!

Beautiful, quiet setting

4.6 on August 16, 2017

Perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Much quieter than any hotel. Owners go above and beyond with service, room details, and privacy. Beautiful wooded setting away from commercialism. Would highly recommend!

Beautiful Place in a Quiet Location

5 on August 10, 2017

3 miles from hwy 61 on Hwy 1. Very quiet location. We didn't see it here anyone else except in the lobby and at breakfast. The place is beautiful with very nice rooms. W stayed in the river room which faces the river and has a balcony. The B&B doesn't appear to have air conditioning but there is a ceiling fan and windows on two walls in the river room and in the bathroom so it does cool off well at night. Breakfast was very good with pleasant company with other guests and the hostess. Breakfast was at 9 am and we left a little after 10.

Highly Recommended!

5 on July 30, 2017

Excellent in every way. If you are going to the North Shore, check it out!

Loved our getaway!

4.6 on July 21, 2017

This was our third visit to the Baptism River Inn B&B and we have enjoyed each one having stayed in a different room each time. The setting is so peaceful and the rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. We have loved Lura's breakfasts and the conversations around the table. We will return and look forward to our next visit.

Best place to stay along north shore

5 on June 28, 2017

Beautiful rooms, clean, friendly....beautiful setting !

Evergreen Suite

5 on May 11, 2017

We stayed in the Evergreen Suite for one night on 5/9/17 and loved it! Wished we could have stayed longer. The suite and food were exceptional! The Baptism river is beautiful and the rushing water can be heard when the windows are cracked open, making the experience even better! The river is very picturesque with large rocks to climb/sit on and just enjoy the whole experience. Internet connection was good.

A beautiful place in a wonderful setting

4.4 on January 03, 2017

Stayed in the Evergreen Suite. Was a great place to stay--more than enough room to spread out and relax and not be in one another's space all the time. Separate eating room was great in our suite(Other guest eat communally). We were close to great skiing(National Forest Lodge) and Northwoods skiing in Silver Bay. The breakfasts were filling and presented in a modest and simple manner. The whirlpool was a great addition after several hours of CC skiing. The shower leaked a little and needs attention. The only real fault was the lack of even all of the local stations on the TV(only Fox and Public TV). Other than that--this place is great--

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

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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


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


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 Type

Woods, Riverside, Countryside, Secluded


Duluth, MN (DLH) 70 miles

Directions to property:

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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

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Inn Details

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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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  • 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.
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Lura and Andy

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About the innkeepers

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

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  • 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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Hot Deal

25% OFF Winter 2018

Regular Rate: $149 now $112 (25% Savings:)

It's been a slow winter. Hoping 25% Off thru March will encourage a visit to our relaxing, cozy and quiet B&B. Pick your dates and look for the $$$ 2018 Winter Special $$$ rate. 2 night minimum. May not be combined with other offers or discounts. Please contact the inn directly at 1 2183530707 to redeem this deal.

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Winter Discount

It's been a slow winter. Hoping 25% Off thru March will encourage a visit to our relaxing, cozy and quiet B&B. Pick your dates and look for the $$$ 2018 Winter Special $$$ rate. 2 night minimum. May not be combined with other offers or discounts.

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