The seasons are once again changing in Duluth and the shipping season is already underway. It seems like it was just yesterday when the last ship came in for the winter layover, and here we are smiling as we look out at the Lake to see them once again making their way in and out of our beautiful port city of Duluth!
We have enjoyed an unusually busy year so far at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast. If the first quarter of 2011 is any indication of how the rest of the year will be, we better hold on tight! We are deeply grateful to all of our guests, past and future, for choosing to spend their valuable time and resources with us. We are excited to see many of you again, and look forward to making new friends!
We have managed to complete some projects we had planned; here is a quick update! Painting has been the project of the year so far with the grand entry way of the Inn getting a beautiful new color on its walls; a welcoming and warm Benjamin Moore “Mineral Alloy.” The dining room also has been updated, along with the Salyards Room. The entry way of the Carriage House has a new trim and wall color, and the North Shore Retreat is now complete with new trim and wall paint. Good thing Tim’s a very, very good painter!!
You can follow all of our projects, and get updates and photos by “Liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter too! We hope to complete a few more projects before the whirlwind of the season begins. We are very excited about some outdoor additions and changes we will be making once the weather allows! Keep posted!
We were incredibly excited to learn we were chosen for several prestigious awards and recognitions in 2011. We are grateful and humbled by the recognition, and know that we could not have accomplished what we have without the support of our wonderful guests, friends, family and colleagues! We love Duluth, and are very much aware of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful destination area that allows us to share our home with you!
Here is a brief update of what your support has helped us realize this year:
- LanierBB.com awarded the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast with the “Best Amenities” honor
- iLoveInns.com selected the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast as a “Top Ten Romantic Inn in North America”
- Duluth~Superior Magazine’s “Best of” poll for 2011 awarded the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast in five categories: “Best Bed and Breakfast” (second year in a row), “Best Amenities”, “Best Romantic Getaway”, “Best In-Room Dining” (second year in a row), and “Best Hotel Rooms” (second year in a row). And we came in second place for “Best Hotel.” Wow! We thank you all for taking the time to vote for us. We were told that over 700 votes came in for the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast! Simply amazing!
- Midwest Living magazine puts out a Travel Guide each year and the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast was named a “Best of the Midwest” in their 2011 issue. We are the only Bed and Breakfast in our North Shore region to receive this honor.
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Happy Spring to all of you!