The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed & Breakfast

2211 E 3rd St , Duluth, MN 55812 USA (Show map)


The 1910 historic 9,000 square foot mansion was the home of George G. Barnum, a grain baron in Duluth Minnesota at the turn of the century. It has been renovated and we offer it to you as a luxurious bed and breakfast inn with Old World charm and modern amenities. The Inn is located on a secluded street adjoining Oregon Creek in a historic neighborhood. We welcome you to relax and enjoy as we provide unsurpassed hospitality and over-the-top service!




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Awesome weekend!

5 on March 02, 2015

My wife and I spent the weekend in the Superior Suite, and found the accommodations absolutely fantastic. We arrived on Friday, purchased the soup supper meal. The wild rice soup that was served was out of this world. Breakfasts Saturday and Sunday were exquisite! Cleanliness of the suite was spot-on, and the attention to detail was definitely present. Jim and Joy were wonderful hosts, and were always available in case we needed anything! We definitely will return! We will be recommending the Firelight Inn to anybody who is looking for a place to stay in Duluth.

Romantic Get Away

5 on May 15, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at the Firelight Inn 4 times now, and we almost feel like family. Jim & Joy are such wonderful hosts and they really go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and special. It starts at the front door as they are both there to great us and then Jim carries our bags up to our room for us. We just love the fruit, cheese and cracker platter that we always have waiting upon our arrival. The food is so delicious, from the Chicken wild rice soup with warm bread to our gourmet breakfasts that words can hardly describe. It is such a wonderful relaxing and peaceful time when we get to visit the Firelight Inn. We enjoy the winter visits just as much as the summer. Especially nice is the Butler's pantry where you may treat your self to some homemade cookies and candies, or coffee and soda. I cannot forget the massage package that was a special treat to really feel pampered. Joy has such an eye for detail and nothing is overlooked. We cannot wait until our next visit. Many thanks and Blessings to Jim and Joy for they truly excel at their gift of hospitality.

We felt like royalty! A place for spiritual and relationship renewal!

4.6 on January 01, 2013

I surprised my husband this December with a two night stay in the Barnum Suite for our 24 year anniversary. I knew it was the right place after brousing for hours on the internet. Jim and Joy offer everthing I was looking for: jacuzzi for two, fireplace, private dining option, massages, and an intimate and personal atmosphere. We felt so pampered! Immediately upon arrival, the spiritual feel of the place was comforting. We are more of a traditional couple and I could feel peace in the air. We both agree this weekend for us ended up topping our honeymoon! We shared and cared, cleared up some misunderstandings, and are enjoying a new start again to our relationship (and we thought we were already happy)! If you are a believer, this is a place that will foster and support spiritual renewal! We both left a better person. The only thing that could have been improved upon for us would have been to get a chance to talk to Joy about our food preferences. Would have preferred less sweets/carbs and more proteins (prefer turkey vs. pork products). All in all, wonderful memories were made for us that will last us our lifetime! Thank you to the Fischers for running this superb B&B!

Another incredible experience!

5 on April 26, 2012

My wife & I spent 3 days at the Firelight a couple weeks ago and it was once again, incredible. We try to get up to the Firelight every year, usually for our anniversary, but we wanted to go earlier this year. It has become a tradition for us. We may go a second time this year! We stayed for the 2nd time in the Superior Suite which has become our favorite.. I think we have now stayed in 4 of the 5 suites and we don't have anything negative to say about any of them. We love the hot tub and the mattresses are extremely comfortable. My wife deals with chronic pain and we have only found a few places where she will have a comfortable sleep and this is on the top of the list. I think the highlight is the food that is delivered right to our door in the morning. We have never had this kind of service at another B&B. This year it was the Strawberry French Toast that blew us away! If you are looking for a romantic getaway this is the place. Jim & Joy are fantastic and their hospitality brings us back every time.

3rd Visit To Firelight...And ALWAYS AMAZING! :)

4.0 on January 21, 2012

This past December we returned to the Firelight Inn for our 3rd visit...each time we have stayed in a different suite...and every suite has it's own "uniqueness". (They are ALL wonderful) Jim and Joy greeted us at the door with a friendly, gracious, warm welcome...they truly know how to make you feel relaxed and welcome. What an amazing, special, romantic place...Jim and Joy have truly mastered the "attention to every special detail" from the beautifully furnished rooms to the absolutely wonderful breakfast in bed to the relaxing music and "toasty" fireplace lite when you enter your suite. When you arrive at the Firelight all of your stress and worries melt away. My husband and I return to the Firelight to reconnect from our busy lives, and just spend some quiet, relaxing time together....and The Firelight Inn is absolutely the perfect place to do just that. Thank You, Jim and Joy, for all you do to make The Firelight Inn what it is...AN AMAZING PLACE. We are looking forward to our 4th trip. Cliff & Amy

A wonderful 35th anniversary!

5 on December 19, 2011

We had the most wonderful stay at the Firelight Inn to celebrate 35 years of marriage. It was the perfect place to get away from the busyness of our lives and just be together for a few days. The house & grounds are beautiful, in a quiet area on a dead-end street. The Brookside Suite was just what we had hoped for--a romantic, cozy atmosphere to relax & focus on each other. The breakfasts were unbelievable. Couldn't wait to see what was in that basket that smelled so good! Ate our breakfast & then sat together with coffee on the loveseat in front of the fire just to chat & plan our day. Jim & Joy's hospitallity & attention to detail is wonderful. Our stay was everything we hoped for & more.

Breakfast in bed? Yes, please!

4.8 on October 05, 2011

For our first trip to Duluth this was surely the most memorable part of the trip. This B&B is a 101 year-old historic home in the eastern part of town, just a few minutes from the interstate and also Duluth's main shopping/dining district. The building itself is impressive with the original woodwork, brick, and windows. The front porch and living rooms are spacious common areas for lounging and enjoying the view or the fireplace. Choices of coffee and tea are available at all times. We picked the Northwoods Room because of the rustic feel to it. The bed was comfortable and the jet tub fit two. Our eastern window had a view of the lake and binoculars were provided to look at the ships going by. Breakfast was a real treat, delivered in a picnic basket each morning at our choice of 9 or 9:30. The spread was quite impresive and every bite delicious. Jim and Joy were fun to chat with and were helpful with directions and informing us about points of interest. They know how to do things right.

Most relaxing-romantic getaway ever!!!!!!

5 on June 02, 2011

This was our first experience at a Bed & Breakfast and it couldn't have been more perfect! The atmosphere is so calm & relaxing! The breakfast brought to your suite each morning was amazing! The water in the jacuzzi tub actually held its temp very well! The beds were so comfy, I think more comfy then my own bed :) I felt so welcomed and relaxed during our weekend stay, I only wish it had been longer! I honestly cannot wait to go back for another stay!!! I absolutely loved hearing the water rushing through the creek outside our room!!! By far the best experience we have ever had for a romantic getaway!!!

John & Lynn's honeymoon stay

4.6 on April 06, 2011

My husband and I had the most awesome experience on our honeymoon at the Firelight Inn! I had not been to Duluth in over 20 years, and what a wonderful experience we had. The home is beautiful and cozy, the rooms are romantic and clean, and the breakfast (served at your room each morning) is fabulous! We enjoyed our stay thoroughly, and wish it could have been longer. We'll definitely be back for anniversaries thanks to Jim and Joy.

Romantic B & B

5 on September 07, 2010

This was hands down the best bed and breakfast we have stayed at!!! Jim and Joy were amazing and so nice. They met us at the door and while Joy gave us a tour, Jim took our bags to our room. What a surprise to walk into our room with romantic music playing on the stero. And the breakfast was wonderful!!! I will totally recommend the Firelight Inn to all of our friends and family!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Superior Suite

The Superior Suite located on the third floor is the largest of our five luxurious suites. Skylights give fresh air and lake views, a king-size iron bed with featherbed mattress, a two-person Jacuzzi whirlpool and gas fireplace. French doors connect the comfortable sitting room with a loveseat, skylight, rocker, entertainment center with 40-inch flat screen television and DVD player, small refrigerator and bar sink. Full bathroom with neo-angle shower and fine amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $269

Barnum Suite

The Barnum Suite is located on the second floor in the front of the home with access to a small outside deck overlooking Oregon Creek. This most historic looking suite features the original massive fireplace, large dressing room with mirrors, entertainment center with 32-inch flat-screen television, DVD player, loveseat, king-size cherry canopy bed with featherbed mattress and a private bathroom including a two-person Jacuzzi whirlpool with shower head. Endulge in the golden rich embroidered bed linens and deep brown luxurious carpet of our Barnum Suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

Brookside Suite

The Brookside Suite's three large windows overlook Oregon Creek from the second floor, and you have access to a small outside deck. This elegant suite offers a king-size cherry four-poster bed with featherbed mattress, fireplace, rocking chair, loveseat, entertainment center, DVD player and private bathroom including a two-person corner Jacuzzi whirlpool surrounded with Italian limestone and shower head along with fine amenities. Your feet will sink into the plushy eggplant colored carpet!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

The Isle Royale Suite

The Isle Royale Suite on the second floor and features unique architectural detail with the original 8 piece crown molding and plate rail. The deep red decor of this suite is both elegant and romantic and offers a queen-size brass bed with featherbed mattress, a two person Jacuzzi whirlpool across from the fireplace, an easy chair with ottoman and a private bathroom with shower and fine amenities. Everything speaks romance!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $229

The Northwoods Suite

The Northwoods Suite is located on the third floor and features a unique Up North decor. The room's skylight offers a great view of Lake Superior. The cozy suite offers a queen-size brass bed with featherbed mattress, easy chair, fireplace, a two-person Jacuzzi whirlpool and a private bathroom with fine amenities. You will feel secluded in our historic mansion and in this heavenly suite!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $229

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Location Type

adjoining Oregon Creek, located on secluded street, historic neighborhood, minutes from Canal Park, blocks from Lake Superior, City


Duluth, MN (DLH) 6 miles

Directions to property:

35 North and exit at 21st Avenue East. Up the hill to 4th Street. Right on Fourth Street, two blocks to 23rd Avenue East, right turn and right turn on Third Street. The Firelight Inn is on your right. Pull up in to the driveway and we will welcome you at the front door!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Superior, Aerial Lift Bridge, Maritime Museum, Glensheen Mansion, Enger Tower, Great Lakes Aquarium, Performing Theater, Ski area, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos , Wifi, Oversized bathrobes, IPod docking stations, King and Queen size featherbeds, Hair dryers, Towel warmers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Charter fishing, Sightseeing tours on Lake Superior, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking outside the inn or on outdoor decks
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No 17 and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum stay on weekends and holidays--call for one night weekend stays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one half of your stay is required and reservations made within 21 days of your stay and one-night stays are prepaid in full.
  • Cancellations: A deposit equivalent to one-half of your stay including tax is required at the time you make your reservations. Reservations made within 21 days of your stay are paid in full at the time of reservation. There is a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel before 21 days of your arrival. If you make a last-minute cancellation within 21 days of your stay, you are fully obligated for your entire stay.
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Jim and Joy Fischer

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About the innkeepers

Jim maintains the beautiful home, loves to fish, and enjoys greeting guests from all over the world at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek B&B. Joy enjoys sewing and quilting, making handmade cards for each guest, gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her adult children and precious grandchildren and chatting with guests. Jim and Joy love to ride the snowmobile trails together in the winter months.

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  • Time Served: Delivered 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast delivered to your suite, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Gluten free, vegan

Signature Dish

Baked Apple Pancake
Our baked apple pancake is a guest favorite at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast. We serve it with a side of sausage links or patties along with fresh fruit, muffins or scones, coffee cake or sweet bread, juice, tea and coffee. We will be happy to accommodate special diets and we promise you won't need lunch!


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