As I write this entry, we’ve just put the first of twelve months in 2011 behind us. I know it’s what people always say, but it never ceases to amaze me how quickly the time flies by – especially when keeping busy. It seems as though we were just putting up the holiday decorations, and then taking them down, and now we look forward to February, Super Bowl XVL (we are Wisconsin natives and pretty excited!) and the Valentine’s Day holiday.
If January is any indication of what the year ahead will bring, we are very excited about the experiences and people we will meet in 2011. This January has proven to be the best the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast has had since it’s opening in 2000; and more importantly since our caretaking began in 2007. We have started and completed projects on the “Honey do” list, we have more to work on, and then we will be back in the heart of our busy season before we know it.
The projects have been relatively mild so far; primarily painting updates for now. We have some greater ambitions in mind as we head toward the spring, but we will have to take it a project at a time! You can check out the changes going on at the Inn by going to the AG Thomson House Bed & Breakfast Facebook page and taking a look. Don’t forget to “like us” while you’re there, and post your comments and thoughts – we would love to hear from you! As always, we will continue to improve upon this spectacular home, and our efforts will be focused on making it an experience and environment where you, our guests, feel welcome, at home, comfortable, and rejuvenated.
We are also very proud to announce that the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast has been selected and awarded some very prestigious industry awards. We have been selected as a “Top Ten Romantic Inn” by the renowned Bed and Breakfast website iLoveInns.com. It is a great honor to be representing Duluth among other wonderful regions across North America, including Hawaii, British Columbia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and more! This selection comes from a choice of over 30,000 Inns across the United States and Canada. The AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast was carefully selected by iLoveInns.com for overall romantic attributes–scenic setting and location, interior beauty and design, heartfelt hospitality, pampering amenities and creative activities.
We also learned that we have been awarded “BEST AMENITIES” by LanierBB.com; one of the industry’s leading Bed and Breakfast websites. Winners of this prestigious award have been voted the best in their category by LanierBB online readers and voted for the AG Thomson House from a selection of over 8,500 Inns across the country. We are very proud; and very thankful to all of our guests who chose our Inn for this award! We continue to be grateful, humble and will never forget why we are here…for you!!
Finally, it is time once again to vote in the 2011 Duluth~Superior Magazine “Best Of” Poll in the Twin Ports area. Last year our guests helped us by voting the AG Thomson House the “Best Bed and Breakfast”, “Best Hotel Rooms”, and “Best In-room dining.” We would be most appreciative of your support in this years’ poll once again in some of the categories listed such as “Best Bed and Breakfast”, “Best Romantic Getaway”, “Best Breakfast”, “Best Rooms”, “Best Amenities”, etc. Just click on the link at the beginning of this paragraph, enter your email address (one vote per email address), enter your favorites in the categories listed, and then click “vote” after each entry. You don’t have to vote for every category, but chances are if you love Duluth, you have a few favorites you would like to help out in this year’s poll. We are always thankful for your support!
In this first blog entry of 2011, we want to wish you a very Happy New Year! We look forward to greeting old friends and making new. We take to heart the sign we have hanging in our living room…”Enter as strangers, leave as friends.” and we look forward to another fantastic year at the beautiful AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast!