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.

Fall Getaway

5 on September 23, 2017

What a wonderful surprise. Clean, quiet and wonderful meals. Very close to attractions on North Shore. Will stay again

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!


4.8 on August 21, 2017

We decided to drive up the North Shore and because I am a meeting planner and extremely busy right now, I asked my husband to do the research to find a great little get away for us. He found the Baptist River Inn which for us was a perfect location because we wanted to experience Grand Portage area as well, the Inn was about half way between our vacation drive. When we pulled in the one lane driveway engulfed with pine trees and thick forest, we couldn't believe how beautiful the place was. The picture here does not do it justice. Not only secluded, beautiful, but also clean and very, very special. We took the trail to find their sauna in the woods, it was adorable and looked like a storybook cottage. The river there to me was just as beautiful and dramatic as the other falls along the way. We plan to return this winter with our snowmobiles and friends.

So relaxing

5 on August 18, 2017

The building and decor are lovely. Lura is very personable and an excellent chef. We stayed in the Sunset room, which was perfect for us. The bed and the couch were very comfortable, and I enjoyed the small deck and sleeping with that door open. The Baptism River Inn is a quiet, peaceful, relaxing place and its spot on the river is gorgeous. I definitely want to stay there again.

Great experience

4.0 on August 18, 2017

We give this B and B experience all 5's. Great location. Great lodging. Great bedroom. Great food. Great host.

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.

scenic getaway

4.2 on August 09, 2017

This B&B is an impressive log home located on a scenic bend in the Baptsm River. Our room was large and beautifully decorated, and had a balcony overlooking the woods. The delicious breakfasts are served in the north-woodsy common room.


5 on August 07, 2017

We have a very busy schedule and was great to have a getaway in the woods, it was very calming and relaxing. The Evergreen room was beautiful and peaceful. The breakfasts were outstanding, if Lura ever publishes a cookbook, I want one. Wine. We will definitely come again. Larry and Julie

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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

20% OFF Spring Fling

Regular Rate: $149 now $119 (20% Savings:)

Spring Escape. 20% Off dates before Memorial Weekend. Waterfalls, peace and quiet are waiting. Pick your dates (2 night minimum) and look for the $$$ 2018 Spring Special $$$ rate. 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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