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Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 June 2011

We have stayed at B&Bs all over the US and found this one to be right up there with the best of them. The house is wonderful and the accomodations are first class. David was a wonderful host providing us with a very tasty breakfast and also some fantastic restaurant recommendations. Our room was a very large 2 room suite...

Thank ericjensen
Crystal, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 June 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Olcott House for our first anniversary. I, myself, had never stayed at a B & B before, but my husband has stayed at many in the past. We both were utterly amazed and pleased by our entire experience. We were immediately welcomed by David and shown around the house. Even though another couple...

Thank dshad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 June 2011

To begin with, The Olcott House is a well preserved, stunning historic gem of Georgian architecture. Secondly, David and Jerry are two of the most truly gracious innkeepers, and people, I've ever met. Combine those factors and you have an experience of true distinction. I would recommend this bed and breakfast in a heartbeat. My fiance and I have stayed...

Thank KLC129
Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Olcott....I already miss the beauty and warmth provided by David and we have only been home for a day! I was there with a friend for the marathon and never imagined a place could make a trip so great. The house is beautiful, with antiques, pictures, a piano, beautiful landscaping.... I cannot say enough. And than the best part...the innkeeper...

Thank mollycallahan11
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Visiting Olcott House is a destination of it's own. From arrival to departure it is a well curated visual feast of art objects, antiques, period clothing and fine decorative arts. We were fortunate to stay two nights, each in a different suite, accompanied by fabulous breakfasts in the mornings. The yogurt parfait followed by eggs benedict were superb followed by...

1Thank daned3
Bloomington, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed here Friday night through Sunday morning for our first anniversary. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The house is beautiful, historic, and charming. You can tell a lot of thought went into finding the right antiques and displaying them just so. And the owners obviously care about the house and its history. There's a library...

Thank hmmoore12
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 June 2011

The Olcott may be a house to see on a walking tour of historic Duluth mansions. The owners’ taste is demonstrated by arrangements of books and vintage objet d'art throughout the house. While the proprietor’s love of old homes and garage sales is evident, I won’t be the first reviewer to suggest he lacks a similar affection for guests. Olcott...

8Thank neverflyguy
Minnesota City, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 May 2011

This B & B is a historical gem right in the heart of Duluth. Before you even walk into this magnificant mansion, you're breathe is already taken away as you approach the entry. Inside you will find a blend of elegance and style everywhere. From the grand piano, to the large fireplaced library that leads out to a huge porch...

Thank Woody19663
Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 April 2011

I moved to Duluth a few years ago, and I love driving by the beautiful historical mansions. The Olcott House has been my favorite, and I was very excited to stay there recently! This place is really a gem of Duluth! Between the welcoming host, excellent service, and breath-taking elegance, it was even more than I had imagined! My partner...

Thank Loveytown
Grand Marais
Reviewed 27 March 2011

If you think all owners of B and B's are friendly, outgoing and accommodating people then you haven't been to the Olcott House. Don't park in the driveway, take your shoes off at the door and be prepared to pay immediately, before being shown your room. We made the mistakes of parking in the driveway and leaving our money in...

5Thank Paddling_hiking_Gal
Management response:

We are sorry this guest did not have a great stay with us. We strive to give outstanding, friendly service and always try to learn from our mistakes. We would like to clarify that we include detailed, very simple instructions with our reservation confirmation that explains very clearly that free parking is conveniently located on the street directly in front...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"A celebration of elegance, class and history…" One of Minnesota’s architectural gems! 1904 Georgian Colonial Mansion with six gorgeous, very private and very large suites. Fine antiques, gourmet candlelight breakfasts. Complimentary wine & cheese. Relax and enjoy grand luxury in an historic inn! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Olcott House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 2316 E 1st St, Duluth, MN 55812-1807
Region: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Price Range: RM731 - RM997 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask for staff guidance and tell them if you prefer a spacious room, cozy room, or whatever experiences make things work best for you.”
 of 5 bubbles P7898YZmichaelk, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Make reservations well in advance!”
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“All the room have their own unique qualities.”
 of 5 bubbles hjflores, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“we liked the lake superior suite”
 of 5 bubbles 704MB, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“For a memorable experience, try for another like the Cotton mansion. Otherwise, use this one as a backup,”
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