I joined my husband on a business trip to Duluth, and we stayed at the Solglimt on August 22-24, 2010. I researched our trip via the internet and found the Solglimt. I was fascinated by this B&B. It is a totally different feel from any other B&B that we have stayed in - very laid back and casual.
We stayed in Kadinsky's Loft and loved it! The Loft is decorated in vibrant colors and has loads of natural light. You have a view of the Aerial Lift Bridge through the skylight. There is a view of the Lake through another skylight and a view of the harbor through the front window. All of the windows and skylights have blackout shades. The couch was so comfortable, and I loved to sit there and read. The bath has a large shower and a lot of space with a full dresser and large sink. There are so many fun and funky details in this room!
The common rooms of the house are beautiful with panoramic views from virtually every window. The inn sits on the beach of Park Point exactly 12 houses from the Bridge. We enjoyed being able to walk to Canal Park and avoid the hassles and expense of parking. The rooms are on different levels throughout the house. There is a computer for guests' use in the dining room. We enjoyed seeing the other suites, and they were all beautiful! The grounds of the inn are gorgeous with water features and fountains.
The breakfasts were wonderful! The apricot scones would melt in your mouth! Breakfasts are served in the dining room or on the deck overlooking the Lake (weather permitting). The kitchen is open, and it is fun to watch Mary and Brian at work! Mary is an incredible cook and Brian makes everything look fabulous! There are complimentary sodas, water, hot tea, and coffee available. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, along with salty snacks, were available each day.
Mary and Brian were extremely gracious hosts taking time to visit and answer any questions. We enjoyed visiting with them immensely!
You cannot beat this inn's location and uniqueness!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No other Duluth MN bed breakfasts offer a more intimate experience with Lake Superior's shores. Right here in Canal Park, Solglimt brings you as close to the Lake as you can get! Solglimt, is on a seven-mile strip of sand reaching out into Lake Superior’s clear blue. Relax in your perfectly appointed room and head down for a delicately prepared gourmet meal, then head out to explore our gardens, the shore, the ships and the city beyond. ... more less