We invite you to step back to a fabulous era of unsurpassed refinement and hospitality in this grand 1904 Georgian Colonial Revival mansion. Guests marvel at the size of our suites because at the Olcott House, one of our many strengths is that each "suite" is literally a suite of rooms, not just a room with a bath. Enjoy an abundance of antiques, fine linens, china, crystal and quiet moments in a mansion designed over 100 years ago by renowned architect, William T. Bray.
Come play the beautiful grand piano in our historic, acoustically designed music room. Let the beautiful firelight emanating from the original mahogany and marble fireplace, an architectural structure in itself, envelope you as you settle your being into the luxurious designer furnishings in the Olcott's mahogany-paneled library. Savor our famous fair trade organic coffee, teas, cider, hot chocolate and spectacular candlelit breakfasts, where we always offer both traditional and vegetarian options! Take pleasure in our exclusive array of complimentary wine, cheeses, meats and other delicious offerings every day in the late afternoon/early evening.
A Truly Extraordinary Experience
The Olcott House is the perfect romantic getaway where anyone can relax in total privacy in one of our very large, posh, and luxurious suites.
We offer six unique guest quarters - five in the Main Mansion and one in the Carriage House. Each of our guest suites has a private full bathroom with thick luxurious towels, and oversized terry spa bathrobes. The suites also have air conditioning, fireplaces, DirecTV digital satellite LCD television, a DVD player, and CD player. Choose from our collection of DVDs, which includes some of the great old Hollywood classics. We also have a terrific collection of games, Lake Superior history books, magazines and classic literature for your enjoyment during your stay with us. There is free wireless internet access always available.
Explore the endless hidden treasures throughout this mansion, one of the first grand homes built in the tony East End district. Pass through the charming, diminutive doors from the library to the Grand Porch and feel the gentle breezes of Lake Superior (only 5 blocks away). Rain or shine, Spring, Summer and Fall on this open-air, covered veranda are marvelous, in part because the full length of the porch has a roof allowing guests to curl up with a book and blanket even when it is raining! Nature abounds with frequent sightings of deer and the occasional black bear walking through our compound. Relax in our private garden to the sounds of the fountain gurgling under the verdant arbor of the majestic century-old maple trees. Play croquet on our expansive, rolling lawn (5 city lots) surrounded by the original 1904 brick and iron fence. Walk or bike on Duluths nearby, newly extended Lake Walk… it's easily accessible from our house. Or, sneak over to our special Olcott House Secret Spot down in a gorgeous walking canyon on a hidden forested creek located on our very own First Street. There are so many things to do on the largest lake on the planet that we cant even begin to list all of the four seasons of fun here!
The owners bring years of experience and sophistication from New York and Los Angeles to the operation of their historic inn. We are known for our special balance of outstanding service and absolute respect for your privacy during your stay. We invite you to the Olcott House, Bed and Breakfast Inn, where you will feel truly comfortable and always welcome.