Yes, it’s here – the Holiday season (and winter) in Duluth, Minnesota! Though not necessarily as snowy as our years spent in the Upper Peninsula on Lake Superior’s South Shore, it is nonetheless one of the most beautiful cities to live no matter what the season. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; Duluth is without a doubt…spectacular!
The city of Duluth is alive with wonderful holiday events taking place; too numerous to mention in this post. One event that must be mentioned is the participation of the AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast and the six other Inns of Duluth, MN in the Historic Bed and Breakfast Inns of Duluth Holiday Tour! All seven of the Duluth, MN Bed and Breakfast Inns are opening our doors on Sunday, December 12th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. And to enhance the holiday season of giving, we will be collecting toys for the Salvation Army Toyland Express Toy Drive. An unwrapped gift valued at $15 brought to any Inn will give you a chance to win a night’s stay at any one of our Inns! For more great seasonal events, check out our Events page for a full list of ways to enjoy Duluth Minnesota this holiday season.
In preparation for the Duluth MN Bed and Breakfast tour, the AG Thomson House has officially completed its holiday decorating; and there is a lot of it! This year we are proud to have “greened” it up around the Inn. We have converted our exterior C-9 lights to LED’s of the same size and it is gorgeous! We could not be happier with the decision to convert on an aesthetic level, but are even happier with the environmental impact it will have. Instead of using over 2975 watts of electricity on the illumination of the exterior, this conversion reduces our usage to just 79 watts! Which encompasses lighting up the Main House, the Carriage House, and the garage (yes, we definitely deck the halls and even the garages at holiday time!) This is a reduction in energy use by over 98%! It’s gratifying on so many levels to be “green”; and an ongoing, day to day effort at our Inn!
Finally, we are incredibly proud and honored to have been featured in the December/January issue of Lake Superior Magazine, this region’s premier magazine. The article highlights the AG Thomson House Duluth MN Bed and Breakfast decked out for the holiday season, as well as some history behind the journey that we have been on to bring back the warmth and beauty of this incredible home. Check out one of our accomplishments, the before and after of our kitchen – the heart and soul of a bed and breakfast!
We thank all of our family, friends, past guests and future guests for the support you have offered us in this very speedy year of 2010, and we look forward to another successful and fun 2011! Our best and warmest wishes to all of you during this holiday season and throughout the year!