You come to the water to be refreshed. To quench a thirst. To wash away the stress, the work, the years. And the water welcomes you. This is Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, and no other Duluth MN bed breakfast gets you closer to her shores.
Birthday, anniversary or weekend away, the Solglimt Rose Package is a special secret for your important someone.
Nothing says it better than roses. Add a dozen roses arranged in a vase to your room for $30.
Our Green Commitment
From local and organic food to environmentally friendly products and building materials, Solglimt strives to pamper both our guests and the environment. Read more.
As a Solglimt guest, you’ll enjoy:
- Full breakfast each morning prepared with locally grown, organic foods and produce, and organic coffees and teas at our Duluth Minnesota Inn
- Hot coffee and tea always available.
- Complimentary cold soda and bottled water, snacks and cookies
- Private baths in all suites
- Specially selected Aveda bath amenities including lotion, soaps, shampoo & bath salts
- Wireless internet access
- Cable TV/VCR/DVD in every suite
- In-room heat and air conditioning for personal comfort
- Amazon Echo in every room.
- Award winning gardens
- Long walks on the beach
- Beautiful starry nights
Rated as best Indulgent Overnight Stay on Lake Superior
Oscar Nelson Suite
If you’re looking for the feel of a traditional bed and breakfast, this is the room for you.
Enjoy your king-sized bed and view of the city, Duluth Harbor, and St. Louis Bay.
This is our only suite with a private deck. It overlooks Lake Avenue — a street that leads to the Lift Bridge and bustles with activity during tourist season.
At any moment you can retreat to Solglimt’s private gardens and the sand beach of Lake Superior — or the new rooftop deck that overlooks the harbor. They’re all just a few steps away from your suite.
This suite is named after a former Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Oscar Nelson. Oscar Nelson won the medal for his extraordinary bravery during his tour with the Navy. You can learn more about him and see his medal at the Veterans Memorial Hall in the Duluth Depot.
In 1910 Nelson built the two-room cabin that we expanded into Solglimt. By staying in this suite, you mark the beginning of our journey.
Looking for an affordable room that redefines what’s possible for a bed and breakfast?
Then choose this colorful loft with an open layout that spans the third floor of Solglimt. As one guest noted, “this is definitely not your great grandma’s bedroom.”
The inspiration is Open Green — a painting by Wassily Kandinsky, the Grovers’ favorite artist. Imagine that you could walk directly into a painting and enter the creator’s mind. That’s Kandinsky’s Suite.
Guests describe it as “bold,” “energizing,” and a “visual feast.” Come for return visits. You’ll discover new details every time.
Kandinsky’s Suite is popular with people celebrating honeymoons and wedding anniversaries. At the same time, it’s compact and cozy — perfect if you’re traveling alone on business or a personal getaway.
This suite features a queen-sized European Pillow top bed that’s a little more plush than what you’ll find in our other suites. Enjoy your bird’s eye view of Duluth Harbor and St. Louis Bay. Watch the Lift Bridge framed through the skylight.
Park Point Suite
When we expanded Solglimt in 2009, we wanted to prove that comfort and energy conservation can go together. With its high-efficiency shower, clean-burning fireplace, and sod roof, this suite is a case in point.
As one guest noted: “This is an all green — environmentally conscious — suite that had every need met.” The modern design offers colors that people describe as “earthy,” “warm,” and “relaxing.”
Open the windows and you’ll hear waves that remove you from the activity on Lake Avenue. Sleep on a firm, queen-sized bed. Then wake up to a view of the Solglimt gardens, Lake Superior, and the sand beach.
If you want a clear view of sunrise and sunset over the water, you’ll find the Park Point one of our best options.
There’s an entry in the guest book for this suite:
“We wanted someplace special to celebrate 36 years of marriage – someplace personal, quiet, and comfortable. The Park Point is all that and more.”
Aerial Bridge Suite
This suite offers one of our best views of Duluth Canal — ideal for watching longships glide under the Lift Bridge and into the harbor.
You also get a direct view of Lake Superior and Solglimt gardens. Enjoy the king-sized bed and extra privacy that comes with a suite at the end of the hall.
It’s quiet, too — removed from the bustle of street activity on Lake Avenue. Added with our 2009 expansion, this suite was built from scratch with a clean-burning fireplace and other green technology.
Our guests tell us how they use the space to slow down, gain perspective, and pamper themselves:
“We stayed in the recently finished Aerial Bridge Suite…. AHHHHH…. The Thermomasseur tub was a welcome oasis after an unusually hectic week for us. The separate walk-in shower was incredible, and it was tempting to spend our entire time in there!”
“From the king-sized bed to the amazing view to the really unique three-level shower — hard to describe, but very cool — this was an excellent room.”
“What a beautiful view. Between the comfy bed, the warmth from the fireplace, and the fabulous tub, we forgot about the real world.”
Lake Superior Suite
A guest described this as our “flagship room.”
With two large windows facing the water, the Lake Superior Suite offers a panoramic view of our city’s sloping hillside and the canal — the widest from any of our suites.
From the two comfortable chairs, you’re front-row to lake activity — sailboats, row boats, seagulls, and whitecaps. The rise of the Lift Bridge. Longships that glide in and out of the harbor during the shipping season.
In summer you see swimmers and people on jet skis. In winter you see ice formations on the lake that shift daily. And year-round you get flaming sunrises and sunsets. Open your windows to the sound of waves washing on the sandy shore. Listen, too, for the sound of a fountain just a little below you.
The Lake Superior Suite is our most spacious, with room for a king-sized four-poster bed. There’s a 20-foot ceiling — and sometimes a pink flamingo or two nestled in the cross beams up there.
This suite is a favorite for couples celebrating a honeymoon, wedding anniversary, or another romantic special occasion. In the guest book for this suite, one phrase appears repeatedly — “breath-taking.”