John and Cybil traveled to Northern Minnesota from Iowa to experience the winter wonderland late in the month of January. After exploring Two Harbors for a day, their plan was to travel to Michigan but Mother Nature changed their travel plans. Heavy snow and windy conditions forced them to hang around the North Shore. They told us they searched the Internet for Duluth lodging and found The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast.
The temperature was barely above zero and the wind chill was almost 20 degrees below when they checked in on Friday afternoon. We gave them a tour of The Firelight Inn and welcomed them to the Superior Suite and we chatted about activities there were to do in Duluth when it is so cold. We recommended that John and Cybil take in a tour at the historic Glensheen Mansion, visit the Maritime Museum in Canal Park, or explore the historic Depot museum including the train museum. They had made reservations at The Pickwick Restaurant for Friday night and we recommended steak and onion rings!
After a good night’s sleep and breakfast delivered to their suite on Saturday morning, they set out to see Duluth and enjoyed some of our suggestions. They returned for some rest and relaxation and a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath and dinner Saturday evening was enjoyed at Little Angie’s Cantina which they really liked!
The weather forecast for their travel back to Iowa on Sunday was for lots of snow and windy conditions so John and Cybil decided to skip the Firelight breakfast and get on the road early. We said goodbye and wished them safe travel and they told us they would return again to enjoy Duluth in another season.
John and Cybil left an “Ode to Firelight” poem in the guest journal in the Superior Suite. We have always said that guests say it best and this entry shows that more than ever. What a treat to meet this couple and we know that we will see them both again at our Inn.
“An ‘Ode to Firelight”
The weather caused our plans to change
And kept us in Duluth.
We had to find a place to stay
or freeze–and that’s the truth.
We searched and searched but the Internet
just caused us strife
Until we happenstanned upon a beaut
aptly named “The Firelight”.
The place was where a man named Barnum
lived and got his kicks.
He wasn’t there, he’d passed away
Jim & Joy were gracious hosts
who took us by the hand
to show us all the glorious
things we could do in Duluth-land.
Their B&B’s immaculate
The breakfast quite gourmet
And when we come back to Duluth
It’s here we’ll likely stay.
Thanks John and Cybil for the awesome poem–it truly made our day! We have suites available for your romantic getaway, your Duluth honeymoon, your anniversary celebration, your vacation to Duluth, or just because. The weather doesn’t have to be a spoiler–it may just enhance your travel plans. Reserve your stay with us today. We’ve posted a last-minute Super Bowl special and February Valentine getaways. Always book direct with the Innkeeper!
Jim and Joy Fischer, Innkeepers/Owners
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast