Goodbye 2009 and hello 2010! We’re celebrating 2010 all year long with monthly specials, a “Weekend with the Masters” event, open house and, as always, amazing you with delicious food, gracious hospitality and over-the-top service at our Duluth Bed and Breakfast Inn.
2010 marks the 100th birthday of our historic home built by George G. Barnum. In his honor, we are celebrating each month with a different special offer.
January 2010 – Reserve your two-night stay and receive two complimentary tickets to the Fairlawn Mansion in Superior, Wisconsin. Overlooking the bay and Lake Superior, the estate of industrialist and Superior’s second mayor Martin Pattison. Built in 1890, the 42 room mansion recalls the elegance and prosperity of the town’s boom town days, as well as a children’s home. Open seven days a week year round.
February 2010 – The month of love and romance! Your two-night stay includes chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your suite!
March 2010 – We want you to rest and relax during your stay. During the month of March, 2010 when you reserve a two-night stay, we will deliver a soup supper with fresh bread and a bottle of wine to your suite one of the evenings of your stay. The guest favorite is Chicken Wild Rice Soup but we can make arrangements for a special diet if needed.
April 2010 – We are excited to offer you our “Weekend with the Masters” on April 16-18, 2010. This specialized art, food and lodging weekend experience offers you the opportunity to spend time in the studio of award winning Master Printmaker, Cecilia Lieder, learning about and creating your own prints, along with the delicious food and wine from Master Chef Scott Graden of the New Scenic Cafe, and the unsurpassed hospitality and luxurious accommodations of The Firelight Inn. Your weekend includes a welcome reception at The Firelight Inn to meet the artist, with appetizers and wine from the New Scenic Cafe on Friday night. On Saturday after a full breakfast you will spend the day with Cecilia Lieder at The Northern Prints Gallery for professional instruction in printmaking. You will enjoy a delicious box lunch prepared by the New Scenic Cafe at the artist’s studio and gallery. On Saturday evening, Scott Graden will prepare dinner here to be served in the gorgeous dining room. On Sunday after breakfast you will have the option of returning to The Northern Prints Gallery to make any finishing touches on your project and/or to experience a gallery tour. The $995 fee includes two nights lodging, Friday night reception, two breakfasts, Saturday box lunch, Saturday night gourmet dinner, in-studio printmaking workshop, materials and artist’s fee and all taxes for two people. For more information about printmaking go to www.northernprintsgallery.com and for all the details of a fine dining experience at New Scenic Cafe on the North Shore go to www.newsceniccafe.com. Reservations must be made by calling us at (888)724-0273.
May 2010 – The “Suite of the Month” special offer. Our most historic Barnum suite is featured in May and the lodging rate is $167 in honor of Mr. Barnum’s birthday. You must request the “Suite of the Month Special Offer” when making your reservation online or on the telephone in order to receive this special offer. This special offer is not valid with gift certificate redemption or any other special offer.
We will be posting more specials in 2010 for the rest of the year to include more “Suite of the Month” and our Open House scheduled for 10/10/2010 in honor of Mr. Barnum’s 167th birthday–suites that night will be $167!
You must request the special offers when making your reservation online or on the telephone in order to receive them.
We are so looking forward to greeting returning guests and meeting many new guests in 2010. We hope to see you on your next trip to Duluth!
Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners