What Guests are Saying

We are confident that you will have a wonderful, relaxing, and memorable time during your Duluth, Minnesota travel when you stay at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast.

Whether you are planning a honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration, vacation, business trip, or weekend getaway in Minnesota, our Duluth inn is the perfect place to stay for any occasion. But you don’t have to take our word for it! See below what our guests have to say about their experience at our Duluth, Minnesota bed and breakfast. Just a sampling from guests and journals in our suites. Pick the suite that best suits you–each is different but shares the luxurious amenities we provide to make your stay very, very special.

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“September 30, 2015  Here we are again in our favorite getaway with our friends from Finland.  It has been so nice again to stay with you in this beautiful home and enjoy your wonderful hospitality.  Love and blessings, P&J”

August 17, 2015 Joy and Jim, Thank you very much for your hospitality and kindness.  They are as much a part of your B&B as are the delicious breakfasts.  We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay here.  Hope to see you again! P&G, Holmen, WI”

“June 10-12, 2015  This was our first B&B stay and it couldn’t have been better!  Comfortable and friendly atmosphere, delicious food, and midnight cookies!  Thank you! I&H”

“Dearest Jim and Joy,  Thank you so much for our lovely stay in the Isle Royale Suite.  The room is romantic, plush and  cozy; the personal touches of a welcome note and the extra-special hospitality you extend make a stay at The Firelight Inn an over-the-top wonderful, peaceful experience.  The best compliment to an establishment is the return of customers and that’s what we are!  This is our second stay at The Firelight Inn and we are coming back as often as we can!  Thank you for everything!  R&C, St. Paul, MN”

June 15-17, 2013 “Jim and Joy, Despite the odd weather (hail storm, power outage, sun to storms, brook rising), we found our stay to be extremely comfortable and warm!  We were able to experience much of Duluth including getting lost in the woods, seeing a cargo ship go under the lift bridge, and zip lining.  As new parents, your bed and breakfast was the perfect stay to recharge our batteries.  Thank you so much.  Take care.  M&B, Bloomington, MN”

5/26/2013 “Joy and Jim, Thank you for sharing this wonderful home with us.  We both enjoyed spending our 1st anniversary here relaxing and refreshing our spirits together.  God has blessed us being reunited three years to the date after 29 years after dating in high school.  Last year we were married in a two story gazebo in White Bear with 150 people attending and God provided the wonderful rain, thunder and lightning pouring favor on us all.  We have grown to enjoy life and your beautiful home fits perfectly.  Loved the deck, creek, sites and sounds.  Blessings and peace be with you!  M&C, White Bear Lake, MN P.S. Loved the woodwork and we will be back to enjoy the peace and tranquility.  Breakfast was delicious.  All the little extras made our stay special.”

4/28 and 4/29/13  “Jim and Joy, Thanks for another wonderful stay at your awesome Firelight Inn.  This is our 4th stay at your inn and the first time staying in the Isle Royale Suite.  It’s a very romantic and relaxing way to spend our 40th wedding anniversary.  Your hospitality is so warm and welcoming.  The breakfasts were as delicious as they always are.  The weather in Duluth was perfect yesterday after our very long winter.  Even the lightening and thunder early this morning was okay with the firelight to keep us warm.  Thanks again for everything.  We look forward to coming back again and maybe try another room.  God bless you.  G&L, Dayton, MN”

October 13, 2012 “Jim and Joy, Red, gold and orange leaves overlooking Lake Superior. Surrounded and spoiled in cozy comfort. We absolutely loved the skylight and thoroughly relaxed in the jacuzzi. You’ve provided a marvelous escape–even if we have to return to the real world–and we won’t forget your hospitality! Jim–I can’t help but believe you’d have been the perfect Butler at the Congdon Mansion because you’ve been the perfect host here at the Firelight. Joy–you are perfectly named. Your warmth and your wonderful meals will leave our mouths watering at the mere memory of breakfast at The Firelight Inn. D&J”

September 7-9, 2012  “Jim and Joy, I can see why a coworker recommended we stay here.  The word “comfort” doesn’t even describe everything.  Your food, the hospitality and all the little details made our stay fantabulous.  Loved the room.  Hate to leave and go back to reality.  We will definately be recommending your place to friends.  Thank you! C&J, New Brighton

“Joy and Jim – It was lovely to return to the Firelight to celebrate yet another birthday–always the highlight of our summer.  Michael’s choice was the Superior Suite this year–it had been a while since we had been up here.  The new carpet is gorgeous–when the early morning light hit it, it almost looked like waves.  Such a comfortable, relaxing place.  We are always in awe of all you do to provide such a welcoming, special haven for your guests.  It has been a real gift in our lives to have gotten to know you and experience the beauty of The Firelight Inn.”  L&M, Minneapolis

8/18/12  This was our second visit to The Firelight Inn.  We celebarted my husband’s birthday in December and just had to check it out in the summer to celebrate our First Anniversary!  The breakfast was wonderful as usual.  We have ordered the soup supper for two each time we have been here and it is so delicious and filling.  We were previously in the Isle Royale Suite and now in the Northwoods Suite.  It is our goal to stay in all of the suites!  XOXO, H&M, Duluth, MN P.S. Love the jacuzzis.  PPS. This is the perfect stay-cation!”

July 26, 2012  “Dear Joy and Jim, What a perfect place to celebrate anniversary #42!  We’ve stayed at many B&Bs and The Firelight Inn tops them all.  You have given such attention to detail in every part of the house. Your care for and love of the property is obvious and that you would share it with us is a true blessing!  The breakfast was terrific–what great cooks you are!  It is hard to leave this beautiful spot but we will be back and send others this way!  God is so good!  S&S”

May 9, 2012  “To outstanding hospitality Jim and Joy!  I wanted to thank you for making us feel right at home from the moment we walked in the door.  The history, views, service, location and many more was delightful.  This was our first and most definately not our last.  We will most definately spread the word on “WHY” The Firelight Inn is the place to get away even if its only one day.  Next time Jim you’ll have to dig up that old-school phone of yours.  I am bound to see one in person.  Thank you again.  F&M  P.S. Breakfast was AMAZING!”

March 11, 2012  “Jim and Joy, Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with us.  We had an amazingly rlaxing weekend.  We both feel refreshed and rejuvenated.  Thank you for all of the lovely personal touches and amenities.  The sugar cookies reminded me of my grandmother.  The wonderful ambience was helpful in aiding both of us into a nice relaxed state of being.  Many thanks.  M&K, Brooklyn Park, MN
P.S. As an architect in the hospitality biz I have to applaud your attention to detail and use of local materials, very authentic for the era of the original design.  The surroundings could not have been more relaxing and comforable.  You are truly a credit to your craft and profession.  Thank you again for the relaxing weekend.”

December 17, 2011 “Joy and Jim, Many thanks for your warm welcome. A stay here is like flying First Class–only better. Best wishes for Christmas. I hope to return. Peace, Father Michael”

August 25, 2011 “Dear Jim and Joy, What a MARVELOUS time we had in your beautiful home. I was in need of a time of refreshing and the Lord in His infinite wisdom had Keith find your home! Of all the places he could have picked, he chose here and it was not be chance. May He richly bless you for your hospitality, kindness, peaceful and heart warming home. We will be back. Blessings”, K&S

August 22-23, 2011 “What a Joy to be here with you all and all of Duluth’s natural beauty. The house is outstanding and all the little extras so very nice and appreciated. Thank you! A truly great place to celebrate our 41st anniversary and escape the Texas heat! The grounds too, so relaxing just to look at, Jim did a great job mowing! We loved the cookies, piano and book and all the history you shared with us. Again, thank you and we are looking forward to breakfast! Yum Yum!” C&R, Arlington, Texas

August 10-14, 2011 “Thank you for this beautiful bed and breakfast. We were just married on August 6th and I surprised my husband with our honeymoon here at The Firelight Inn. We didn’t know what to expect since this was our first stay at a B&B. We were very impressed!! You guys focused on every detail that made our stay very memorable. Now, that we have been spoiled with wonderful breakfasts and the relaxing Jacuzzi, it will be hard to get back to real life. Thank you again for everything. Our stay was amazing and we hope to be back again some day!” JC & TC, Mora, MN

June 29, 2011 “What a wonderful experience. We imagined ourselves as guests of Mr. Barnum then remembered we enjoyed the air conditioning, the Jacuzzi and got to put on our jeans this morning. However, they would have envied our breakfast!” J&S, Sacramento, CA

April 11, 2011 “…I look forward to finally experiencing your property!” Lisa Meyers McClintick, Travel Writer and Photographer http://10000likes.blogspot.com/

4/8/11 “At 3:30 yesterday afternoon when we were deciding on where to stay for the night on our last minute overnight, we never thought we’d be treated to such a wonderful experience! OMG–the Isle Royale room is perfect. The breakfast is indescribable. The baked apple pancake was amazing. The cookies, the petal soaps…we can’t wait to come back!” B&J, Chanhassen, MN

February 27, 2011 “It’s been said that 92% of B&B stayers would like to repeat the last 24 hours. (Just made that up but it sounds about right) We enjoyed our time or reclining, relaxing and reading so thanks for your absence and your being there. We plan to repeat our time of respite very soon.” B&E, Mason City, Iowa

“7-19-21-2010 Jim and Joy, Thanks for sharing your love and passion and being owners of the best B&B! What a wonderful place to spend two days celebrating our 20 years of marriage! Your hospitality was awesome, breakfast superb, and sight-seeing in Duluth was grand! We will share the ‘Best Secret’ with others from Fargo. Take care, T&D, Fargo, North Dakota

“6/13/2010 Joy and Jim, We can’t begin to tell you how wonderful these last couple of days have been! This experience for us was a million times better than our original Honeymoon 10 years ago! The massages were heavenly and our favorite part was the delicious breakfasts! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Your hospitality was extraordinary. We will do everything we can to get back here! J&S, Fargo, ND”