Spring is in the air, and the sense of another wonderful Duluth summer is in the air too! As we approach the “blooming” month of May, after the April “rain/snow” showers, the veranda and patio furniture is in place. New window boxes have been ordered, and I can just picture the amazing floral display that will take place not only in the window boxes, but all around the grounds as well. We will be putting in 3 new raised beds for more herbs, veggies, and flowers this year (Tim facetiously calls it my “farm”). The flower pots have been dug out of storage, and the yard has been raked. Ah…it’s time to enjoy the beautiful season that is summer in gorgeous Duluth, Minnesota! Hopefully we will get time to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with our guests amongst the blooms!
As always, Duluth will be full of attractions and events this year. A recent bit of great news is that a small group of Tall Ships will be once again gracing our port in July. It will not be on the grand scale of last summer, but will be a nice surprise for the season. This May the newly remodeled DECC will be hosting a couple of superstars, Elton John and Sheryl Crow. Then later this summer at Bayfront Park we will have the great honor of Willie Nelson performing.
The Visit Fleet will be setting sail and begin their dinner cruises on May 7th with the regular sightseeing tours beginning May 13th! The Glensheen Mansion will be opened daily (just weekends now) beginning on May 27th, and the William A. Irvin has already begun limited tours.
Of course this is just a small sampling of the multitude of things to do in Duluth and along the North Shore. A favorite stop is always Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse, but don’t forget about Tettegouche State Park and Palisade Head further up the North Shore. Plus so much more! We have a ton of information for you and can always help you plan your stay.
Finally, we are very excited to start our summer with some great recognition from one of the Midwest’s premier magazines, Midwest Living. In April, we learned we were chosen as a “Best Bed and Breakfast” in the North Shore for the 2011 Midwest Living Travel Guide. This guide provides travelers a list of the very best places to stay. We were then incredibly honored to be chosen in their top 30 “Best B&B’s” in the May/June 2011 issue of Midwest Living. We are the only Bed and Breakfast chosen for our North Shore region, and quite honored to be selected when realizing that the magazine covers and includes an entire 12 state region. Midwest Living is also one of the rare publications that actually send its writers to stay at the places they endorse!
Thank you to the amazing travel writers and editors of Midwest Living magazine for taking time to visit us, and for choosing our Inn as a “Best B&B” in both issues! We’re looking forward to another great year in our gorgeous port city; and to welcoming old and new friends as we embark on the season that is THE reason we love Duluth!!
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