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Discover the Best Weekend Getaway in the Midwest

Discover Duluth, one of the best weekend getaways in the MidwestThis fall, we think it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend getaway in the Midwest, and truly, there is no better place to do that than our Duluth Bed and Breakfast. Over the course of the spring and summer, and thanks in large part to the travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen staycations and trips to smaller, safer properties like our Duluth Bed and Breakfast grow in popularity.  We’re thrilled to be able to offer the same high level of hospitality to our guests, while also providing them not just a safe place to stay, but a safe place to getaway from the daily stressors in their lives and to enjoy a much-needed change of scenery.

When it comes to planning a fun and exciting weekend getaway in the Midwest, there’s really no place better than Duluth and the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast – Trip Advisor’s #1 Bed and Breakfast in Duluth.  Duluth is approximately 2.5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul. It’s a close enough destination to get away for the weekend, but it feels as though it’s miles away from the hustle and bustle of Minnesota’s other urban centers. Moreover, Duluth is known for its rugged, gritty personality, unparalleled access to the outdoors, and, of course, plenty of charm, character, and scenic beauty.  Here, you’ll find a number of great breweries, restaurants, shops, and other great attractions to enjoy.

With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that Duluth makes such a delightful weekend getaway in the Midwest.  And, at the heart of your stay is the A.G. Thomson House, a luxurious experience unto itself!  Book your room at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast today!

The Perfect Weekend Getaway in the Midwest

There is so much to love about Duluth – and so many reasons that it should be at the top of your list when it comes to a weekend getaway in the Midwest! From the breathtaking views over Lake Superior and charming restaurants and shops downtown to the rugged hiking trails and State Parks just waiting to be explored, there really is never a dull moment to be had in this city.

Duluth also happens to be a wonderful town for the arts, with a number of extraordinary venues to visit. Our favorites are The Duluth Playhouse, the Norshore Theatre, and the DECC. With a number of great breweries, cideries, distilleries, and nightlife venues to enjoy, along with some truly amazing restaurants, there’ no shortage of ways to spend your days when you visit us in Duluth this winter.

Discover Duluth, one of the best weekend getaways in the Midwest

While Duluth itself is great, part of what makes for a perfect weekend getaway in the Midwest are the accommodations you choose.  You won’t find anything better than our luxurious Duluth Bed and Breakfast.  Not only are we close to town and well-situated to all of Duluth’s top attractions, but we offer 7 beautifully appointed, private guest rooms for your enjoyment. Each room comes standard with a King or Queen bed, private bathrooms (six with a two-person whirlpool and all with showers), fireplace, luxurious bed and linens, high-speed internet access, Digital TV and DVD players, some rooms with partial lake views, and much more.

In the morning, you’ll be greeted by the delightful aromas of breakfast being made just for you. We think breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but how many of us take the time to enjoy a truly well-thought-out and carefully crafted, gourmet breakfast?  We’d venture to say that for most of our guests, breakfast is often quick and easy.  Staying at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast, then, is a real treat.  We offer you the time you need to sit back and enjoy this peaceful and delicious part of your day.

Our breakfast menu changes daily but is anything but ordinary. We utilize fresh and local ingredients wherever possible We also serve our own special blend of locally roasted, fair trade Alakef Coffee, which has been designed and blended specifically for our Inn, along with an assortment of fine teas, hot chocolate, and apple cider. We’re also happy to accommodate dietary needs and allergies whenever possible, provided notice is given to us well in advance of your stay or at the time of booking.

Things to do in Duluth, Minnesota This Fall

Duluth is such a special city, and the fall months ahead hold so much promise of adventure and beauty.  Whether you’ve been here before or not, there’s always something new to explore – the diversity of things to do in Duluth is one of the things we love most about living here. We understand the need to get away and to experience a change of scenery right now.  This fall, when the summer buzz has died down a bit, it will be the perfect time to see just what makes Duluth the best weekend getaway in the Midwest.

Discover Duluth, one of the best weekend getaways in the Midwest

And, when you do finally get here, here are 10 things we think you simply must experience:

  1. Take a hike – Ely’s Peak is one of our favorites in the fall.
  2. Explore Duluth’s Mountain biking trails, which range from beginner to advanced.
  3. Kayak, canoe, or otherwise enjoy an afternoon on the stunning waters of Lake Superior.  The fall colors along the shoreline will absolutely delight!
  4. Join in the fall birdwatching at Hawk Ridge Observatory.  The fall migration is just getting underway.
  5. Take a scenic drive up the north shore on the North Shore Scenic Byway.
  6. If you aren’t up for a drive, take a ride up the North Shore on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. They’re offering socially distanced rides this fall.
  7. Visit Glensheen Mansion. It’s one of the most beautiful homes in Duluth and is currently open for tours.
  8. Visit one of Duluth’s incredible state parks, including Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Jay Cooke State Park, and Gooseberry Falls State Park.
  9. All of this activity deserves a little relaxation, so make sure to plan in a day to visit Duluth’s delicious breweries, and maybe even take a behind the scenes tour of your favorite.
  10. Relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of fall unfolding right here in our own relaxing garden at the A. G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast.

Your comfort is our top priority when you stay with us at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast. Take advantage of fewer crowds this fall and book the most unforgettable weekend getaway in the midwest!

Stay Small, Stay Safe

We’re excited to welcome you back for a visit! We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation but are also happy to be on the road to recovery. Find out how you can stay small, stay safe with your future getaway to Duluth!

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