The term “solstice” is derived from the Latin term meaning “sun stands still”. Today the winter solstice happens at 12:47 p.m. and we will begin having longer days and shorter nights in Duluth, Minnesota.
The sunrise over Lake Superior is amazing from our Barnum Suite, Isle Royale Suite or Superior Suite this time of year. With the leaves off the trees, you can see the lake in all its spendor. Waking up before the sunrise at The Firelight Inn is difficult because our featherbeds are so comfortable and really cuddle you with warmth and comfort. The smell of breakfast cooking in the kitchen may awaken your senses and tickle your appetite in the anticipation of breakfast arriving outside your door.
The winter solstice must affect the animals too. We have viewed many deer outside our windows pawing up apples from underneath the snow and meandering along the frozen Oregon Creek.
Today is the shortest day of the year–make it a good one! If you are running behind, we have a special offer on Firelight Inn gift certificates for holiday giving. We hope to see you on your next trip to Duluth!
Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners