About us… a simple story really…
We grew up in Central Wisconsin (yes…Go Pack Go! We are official owners/shareholders of our Green Bay Packers but of course we welcome and love all sports or non-sports fans!) We became high school sweethearts, now married for 33 years. Shortly after getting married and while living in Madison, WI; Tim enlisted in the US Air Force and we began our new Air Force life stationed in Marquette, Michigan giving us our first “taste” of Lake Superior. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Marquette, Tim became an officer spending the next several years stationed out west in California, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska; finally taking a final “retirement” assignment at UMD in June of 2005. And happily bringing us back to the Midwest and spectacular Lake Superior!
During those years in the Air Force, we developed a passion for buying, restoring, and decorating historic homes in the communities that we lived; starting with a tiny historic home in Rapid City, to a magnificent Colonial in Iowa. We also spent many vacations staying in Bed and Breakfast Inns across the country, developing a love for a warm and inviting place to stay and be pampered. And we developed an appreciation for the Innkeepers who made their guests feel like the most important people in the world; a thoroughly unique experience from a hotel stay! From our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast, Angie knew she would be an Innkeeper someday! So, as we reached the end of the Air Force career, it made sense to meld our passions, and our love for the city of Duluth! We took the leap to buy the incredibly beautiful A G Thomson House; a Duluth MN Bed and Breakfast Inn, in August of 2007.
Our time as Innkeepers has really flown by and yet it seems like yesterday that we became the proud owners of the A G Thomson House; our Duluth MN Bed and Breakfast! We have spent our entire time rebuilding the reputation of this wonderful place, along with improving all aspects of the Inn from the exterior to the interior, the amenities offered, and the genuine hospitality that we want to share with our guests. We have given our Inn and home a new life and new feel and we couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishments. We have listened to and learned from our guests and have been told we’ve thought of everything to make their stay at the A G Thomson House exceed their expectations. In turn, our guests have shared their experiences at our Inn on the nations leading travel website, Trip Advisor. Your reviews helped the A G Thomson House win the 2012 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice award and become the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States, and #11 in the World! And again in 2016, because of the incredible kindness of our guests, were once again named the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States and #10 in the World on Trip Advisor! We will continue to listen and learn; our sole purpose as Innkeepers is to ensure our guests are pampered and provided an inviting and warm atmosphere to relax, unwind and reconnect; just like we felt on our first Bed and Breakfast stay! We are extremely grateful to be able share this amazing home and grounds, and of course, allowing us the opportunity to live in an area, community, and city of unparalleled beauty and kindness.
We thank our family and friends for their incredible support! And we thank all of the wonderful guests that have chosen to share their valuable time and resources with us; many of whom have become our new friends. We have a sign over the sunroom door that says “Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends.” We have been lucky enough to make new friends every day! Thank you and welcome home to the new A G Thomson House!