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re-opening July 29, 2017

Join us at the refreshed Oldenburg House for the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. Find us next to Jay Cooke State Park and the St. Louis River, two hours from the Twin Cities and twenty minutes from Duluth.

The rocks and trees and atmosphere of this unforgettable place let our guests slow down, step away from life’s distractions, feel more alive, and truly discover themselves.


Hike, bike, picnic, canoe, kayak, photograph, sketch, read, write, meditate, pick berries, watch the stars, snowshoe, ski, and snooze in this magnificent place.


find your nature



This newly remodeled suite blends contemporary comforts with the style pf our historic house, welcoming couples to enjoy tranquility and renewal. $150/night

Family Bedroom: Next door to the Jay Cooke Suite is a lovely bedroom for children or other family members who share the Oldenburg Suite bathroom. $75/night


Select from our menu and your breakfast will be prepared to order between 8:30 and 10:00am, at your convenience. Please let us know of special dietary needs when making your reservation. Seasonal specials are offered in addition to our ‘always available’ menu of:

  • freshly ground organic coffee and teas
  • organic fruit compote or juice
  • Locally Laid organic eggs as you like them prepared
  • homemade breads and muffins with local marmalades, jam and honey
  • bacon, smoked fish or sausage from Carlton Meat and Grocery
  • Belgian waffles, sourdough pancakes and French toast with local maple syrup
  • organic granola and dried fruit

In addition to complimentary wine and beer at 5pm, games and music in the evening, and our 24-hour guest refreshment station, we offer you specials and packages to make your visit even more special.

Specials and Packages

  • Gift Certificates: Contact Glenn and Emily
  • Mark a Special Occasion: We are delighted to customize your stay with a bouquet of flowers, organic chocolates, a bottle of champagne, a massage, a bonfire. Contact Glenn and Emily with your heart’s desire and we will try to make it happen.
  • Reservoir Package: Book two nights and we will take the canoe or kayak to our serene reservoir, pack you a snack, give you some bait, and cook your fish. Use our kayaks and canoes for a modest charge.
  • Bike Package: Book two nights and get advice on where to cycle, free secure bicycle storage, energy bars, a hearty lunch to take with you, and a tub to soak in at the end of the day. Arrive on a bicycle and you’ll even get $40 off your stay. Bike downhill to Duluth, visit a local brewery and be retrieved by car for $40.
  • Northland Organics Spa Package: Rejuvenate with the gifted touch of an expert massage or Reiki practitioner, rebalance with aromatherapy, enjoy skin care with Intelligent Nutrients botanicals, feel the calm of our meditation garden, float restfully in our hammock, connect with nature through shinrin yoku (forest therapy) walks. We will personalize your spa experience to your requirements. Spend a minimum of $100 on spa services and receive a complimentary Oldenburg House gift set.
  • Escape Package: Stay three consecutive nights and receive your third night for just $100.00 plus tax.