Plan your next weekend getaway

A Duluth Minnesota weekend getaway enjoying luxurious accommodations, delightful food and unsurpassed hospitality is just what we deliver.

This coming weekend, January 29, 2010, in Duluth is the beginning of the historic 390 mile Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. The Beargrease is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states and a prequalifying race to the Iditarod. International mushers and their teams embrace the rugged terrain and “the elements” of Minnesota’s North Shore trail from Duluth to the Canadian Border and then back to Duluth.

On Saturday, January 30th Fitger’s hosts the John Beargrease Cutest Puppy Contest. Puppies 4 to 9 months old and their owners register the morning of the event at Fitger’s Brewery Complex. Puppies and owners receive numbers and are seated. Then individuals vote for the cutest puppy and prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The admission is free and it promises to be a good time for all!

For more information on the race start, opening ceremonies, and the finish check out checkpoints which are Two Harbors, Beaver Bay, Finland, Tofte, Sawbill, Devil Track, the Gunflint Trail and Billy’s for the finish

Make your reservation enjoy all the attractions in Duluth and the events of the 27th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

If you have read this blog and are planning to be in Duluth January 29th and 30th, make your reservation and we will include with your weekend stay, chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your suite! Mention the “firelight blog special” when making your reservations on the telephone or in the special needs section of the online reservation form. We hope to see you on your next trip to Duluth!

Joy and Jim Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
Celebrating 100 years of history in 2010
“Let the warmth of the firelight surround you!”