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Discover the Duluth Maker’s Loft

A Hidden Gem in West Duluth

Nestled above our current brick and mortar store on Grand Ave. is what we call The Makers Loft.  It is our cozy little oasis, available to rent through Airbnb.  People come for vacation and business trips.  They come for the abundance of local hiking and bike trails, as well as for our local breweries and artisan goods.

When we first purchased the old Texaco gas station for our workshop on the corner of 58th and Grand, we knew at first glance that the apartment above it could transform into the perfect getaway spot for those looking for a private place to stay, in the westside downtown district of our great Zenith City, Duluth MN.  Inspired by this beautiful transformation, Nathanael coined the quote: “Gas station turned arts haven. What once fueled cars, now fuels the local arts culture.”

We have a unique and charming stay for those who both love to create a one-of-a-kind getaway, and love to support the local artisan culture that is vibrant in the Twin Ports.  The Bailey Builds Makers Loft is furnished with some of our favorite local artists.  Not only can you enjoy being surrounded by hand picked art, but you can also purchase the pieces that you like!  We have made it so easy to purchase beautiful local art, all from the comfort of your room.  Cozy up with a blanket in front of our electric fireplace, and let your eyes do the shopping.  And for more choices, head down to our store below you, stocked with a vast array of local and regional artisan goods, and a strong collection of our Bailey Builds mosaic art as well.  Though our store will be moving just down the road this summer, the gallery below will still be filled with the many wood mosaic styles that have shaped the image of Bailey Builds.  And this space is also available as a venue for events of all kinds.

We have many great artisans represented in the Makers Loft.  There are handcrafted pottery and indulgent, hand poured candles, as well as beautiful journals and glass blown magnets.  Along with our mosaics and mossy loves, we also have beautiful watercolor and acrylic artists represented in our space.  One of our featured local artists is known around the country and other parts of the world for her whimsical and multi-dimensional acrylic paintings.  You can spot Shawna Gilmore’s work quickly, as she playfully intertwines nature and people to create another world that yearns to be both explored and thoughtfully analysed for personal introspection.  Her fairytale esque work appeals to a vast array of people of all ages.  And her quirky and smart humor ties it all together with her perfect titles and captions.  This is just one example of what makes up your truly exceptional experience when you stay at our Bailey Builds Makers Loft.

It has been a privilege to see people coming from all over the country, and have chosen to stay in our airbnb.  In the foyer of our space we have created a memory board for our guests to sign and share their experiences.  We have loved hearing about what others have to say of their time in our Duluth’s Makers Loft.  Here are just a few examples of our reviews online:

“Thank you for a wonderful stay full of warmth, character, style, and genuine care!”

McKenna, April 2021

“This loft was such a charming and cozy place to stay! It was beautifully decorated and arranged perfectly. We felt at home immediately! Such a wonderful experience, would definitely visit again!”

Andrea, February 2021

“We loved this place! It was the perfect weekend getaway. The place was cozy and fully equipped with everything we needed. The decor was very tasteful and I love that it was mostly all local art. We would most definitely stay here again!”

Hannah, February 2021

“Great place to get away from the cities to enjoy some one on one time! With all the great places that have opened up in West Duluth this place is close by those small businesses to support. Loved all the detail in the loft and the options to purchase the art. The personal touches were great and made you feel like you are welcomed.”

Melissa, February 2021

“Spectacular space, this is a gorgeous loft with magnificent hosts! When I first stumbled upon this listing, it seemed almost too good to be true. There must be a catch! But everything was as perfect as it seemed, even better. A & N are the most thoughtful, gracious hosts. Their artwork is phenomenal. Although the weather may have been cold, the hospitality couldn’t be warmer. Thank you for sharing this extraordinary loft and making me feel right at home, I highly highly recommend staying here.”

Elizabeth, January 2021

“This was such a lovely place to stay in Duluth for Christmas weekend. The space is comfortable, safe, and decorated thoughtfully. We were hesitant to stay away from home 

during COVID but the loft was clearly deep cleaned and caused no reason for concern. Would recommend it to anyone!”

Leen, December 2020

If you would like more information about our unique and inviting space, check us out on Airbnb under: The Duluth Maker’s Loft, Duluth MN.  If you would like more information about renting our Gallery space for your next event, residing in the same building as our Loft, email us at gallery@baileybuilds.com.