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“The 3rd time is just as charming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast

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2211 East 3rd Street, Duluth, MN 55812   |  
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Ranked #3 of 11 Duluth B&B and Inns
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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“The 3rd time is just as charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This was our third stay at the Firelight Inn and it was as delightful and relaxing as our other stays. The Inn was decorated for Christmas and the decor was beautiful and reflected the historical feel of the Inn perfectly. The warmth and charm of the Inn made for a relaxing evening topped off with a warm fire to end the day before returning to our room for the night. Our stay in the Barnum suite was lovely, not to mention the plush carpet that felt so nice on our feet! As always it was nice to see Jim and Joy again. They always are so courteous and accommodating; they make any stay at the Firelight Inn a great one. We can't wait to come back again, each stay keeps getting better than the last.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

What a fairy tale weekend! Everything was wonderful. Good weather, fun time, excellent food, and great host/hostess. So much to do in Duluth. We did not get to do every thing on our list, so we will be back. Thank you for a memorable time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife and I spent our Sixth anniversary here and loved every second. The house is beautiful, and Jim and Joy are fantastic!!! It was our first time staying at the Fire Light and we had no complaints. We stayed in the Superior Suite and loved how much space we had. The food was amazing and I felt bad when i couldnt finish all of my breakfast, it was so good but i was just too full! We have purchased gift certificates for our parents and are planning our next stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I returned to the Firelight Inn to celebrate our 10 year anniversary this past weekend and could not think of a better place to celebrate! Over the past ten years, we have stayed at the Firelight Inn several times and every one of them keeps getting better! Jim and Joy are wonderful! You feel welcomed and right at home when you come through the door. Breakfast is outstanding! You will not leave for the day hungry. My husband and I have worked at B&B's so we have learned what is takes to be a superior bed and breakfast as a result we have high expectations when we stay at an inn. The Firelight Inn has always exceeded those expectations! The Firelight Inn is our first choice when we are choosing a bed and breakfast to stay at!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My wife and I were only able to spend one night in this beautiful B&B, and I was immediately struck with how beautiful and well kept the house is. I grew up in Duluth, and spent two years living just down the street in a similar style home during my college years. In my time there, I saw a few other "hillside mansions" and few match the beauty of Fireside. It is obvious just how much love and attention that Joy and Jim put into this building through updates and upkeep. One of my only nitpicks would be like other similar buildings in the area, the squeaking floors and heavy doors might be a bit of a consideration for those who need a very quiet room. They have recently installed new soft carpet to help this, and are quick to let you know if you might have neighbors who would be heard through walls. However, we found ourselves waking early due to neighbors slamming heavy doors and those above us walking across the squeaky floor.

The bathroom in our suite was remodeled and had a beautiful two person jacuzzi which was fun to share. They also provide beautiful robes and soft towels to enjoy. It's very romantic! However in the morning, it took time for the hot water to kick in and my wife had a much colder shower than I did.

A major highlight of this Inn for some will definitely be the breakfast service. Brought to your door, it's obvious that they put in a lot of thought and heart into the meal. However, my other nitpick would come that they don't ask if you have any dietary restrictions. Our meal was covered in nuts, which I am allergic and could not eat. It was also very carb and sugary, which to many would be a large plus, but for folks with a strict diet, might be a bit much for an early morning meal. I understand the idea for most to attend a B&B is to indulge or be able to treat themselves to something they wouldn't normally be able to do... but had we been offered a choice, we would have chosen differently.

We will likely stay again, if only to see the beautiful home again... but not every indulgence provided would be considered a perk for all. It's possible we're not the intended audience (single couple in their late 30's), but when we return we'll likely aim for off peak visits when we're one of the only people there.

Room Tip: Just be aware that these old houses can have squeaking floors and heavy doors that sqeak and slam.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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J&JFischer, Owner at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
We are amazed that these guests left saying their stay at our Inn was delightful and then choose this venue to vent their nitpics. Our Inn is a historic 102 year-old mansion and we cannot control other guests slamming doors, a minor squeak in the floor and it may take some patience for hot water but with numerous hot water heaters--we never run out. During check in we discuss breakfast and this would have been the time for this guest to alert us of any food allergies or diet restrictions so that they could enjoy our bountiful breakfast. Read on for dozens of five star ratings!
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Minneapolis
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed in the Barnum Suite for the second time. It was wonderful and cool enough to use the fireplace this time. Breakfast was great, especially the Apple French Toast. And there was lots of color, driving along the shore to Two Harbors. Thanks for a terrific time!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed three nights at the Firelight Inn in the Brookside Suite. The accomodations were superb with every little detail being thought out and executed superbly. The room was beautiful. It was a pleasure visiting with Joy and Jim, they were warm and welcoming. The breakfasts were delicious as well as beautifully presented. They were wonderful hosts with good knowledge of Duluth and spot-on recommendations for dining and sightseeing. The atmosphere was tranquil and relaxing, including the sounds of the brook right beside the home. The home itself was historic with beautiful woodwork and furnishings. If we are ever in the area again, we hope to stay here again. It was a wonderful experience that we will always remember. Lyle and Marlene

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2211 East 3rd Street, Duluth, MN 55812
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Location: United States > Minnesota > Duluth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Duluth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant 1910 traditional-style brick mansion on a secluded dead-end street adjoining Oregon Creek in Duluth Minnesota's historic mansion district. Just minutes from Canal Park, Lake Superior and the Aerial Lift Bridge. Glass-enclosed front porch, 12 fireplaces, whirlpools for two, outdoor decks, luxurious amenities. Featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Country Almanac Magazine, Minneapolis Star Tribune Newspaper and more. Our specialty is delivering your gourmet breakfast to the privacy of your suite where it can be enjoyed by the firelight. Honeymoon, anniversary and romantic special packages, soup suppers, on site relaxation massage therapy. Let the warmth of the Firelight surround you! ... more   less 

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