Whether you’re looking for downhill or cross country skiing, there are plenty of places to choose from in and around Duluth, including the Chester Bowl. Winter is an exciting time to find yourself in the beautiful city of Duluth. Beyond just having plenty of opportunities for skiing and snowboarding, there are also plenty of winter hiking/snowshoeing trails, snowmobiling trails, and of course Nordic skiing trails. We often talk up the ski runs at Spirit Mountain, but skiing at Chester Bowl in Duluth is just as fun and worth the adventure – especially if you’re newer to the sport!
Much like Spirit Mountain, Chester Bowl is located right in the heart of town, and just 6 minutes from our Duluth Bed and Breakfast. This close proximity of Chester Bowl to our Inn and downtown means it’s easy to get in plenty of skiing or snowboarding during your getaway, while also still being able to enjoy the best of downtown Duluth. It also means relaxation after a long day in the cold isn’t too far away.
Within minutes, you can have your snow gear off, your fireplace on, and be soaking in one of our generous whirlpool tubs, melting away the stress and soreness in your muscles! If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway this winter, where you can also have a bit of fun outdoors, there’s nowhere better than Duluth. Book your room at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast today!
Skiing at Chester Bowl in Duluth
Chester Bowl is a fun and family-friendly ski area in Duluth. During the summer, it’s known as Chester Park and is a popular place for hikers to enjoy a quick nature break near downtown Duluth. Today, the park straddles Duluth’s beautiful Skyline Drive, which means that while you’re skiing at Chester Bowl, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping views of Duluth and Lake Superior.
At first glance, the Chester Bowl Ski Area may seem small, but don’t let that deter you from enjoying a fun day or two here. The ski hill offers a variety of skiing & snowboarding terrain, suitable for all abilities. In total, there are 5 different trails, and a terrain park, in addition to a network of cross country ski trails.
Much like other ski areas across the country, skiing at Chester Bowl this winter is a bit different. They have implemented a series of COVID restrictions, not least of which include wearing a mask at all times when you’re in line or other public areas, limiting chair-riding to household members only, and canceling potentially crowded events like their popular alpine racing series or freestyle Fridays for the time being.
Best Bed and Breakfast in Duluth
More than anything this winter, we want our Bed and Breakfast to be a place of respite for you. We have 7 sumptuously decorated suites, all of which have a cozy fireplace to curl up in front of, and 6 of which have a whirlpool tub. Three of our guest rooms are located in our carriage house. Each of those guest rooms is outfitted with 2-person whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, as well as full and complete access to the Main House common areas and amenities. Our other 4 guest rooms are located in the Main House. Several of those rooms offer partial views of Lake Superior and overlook our spacious grounds and award-winning gardens
Whichever of our guest rooms you choose to stay in, breakfast each morning of your stay is complimentary. Our made-from-scratch 3-course breakfast is served in our beautiful dining room each morning at socially-distanced tables. If you prefer, we’re also happy to deliver breakfast to your room at this time, to ensure adequate social distancing. We’ve also added yet another breakfast option for our guests, which is our delicious breakfast picnic to go. Whatever it is you need in the morning, we’re happy to help! That includes catering to vegan and vegetarian diners, and those with other health needs with enough advanced notice.
But our incredible guest rooms and the breakfast are just a sample of what awaits you at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast. We pride ourselves on offering the best hospitality around, so you enjoy the very best getaway possible. To that end, we’ve compiled a number of romantic packages and other fun enhancements, to help you make the most out of your stay with us in Duluth. Whenever it is you plan to enjoy a little adventure in Duluth this winter, let us be the ones to take care of you. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Duluth!