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Duluth Spring Break

February 13, 2018

Winter is on its way out and Spring is just around the corner! Well, this is Duluth, so winter tends to hang around a little longer – but that’s great because there are so many fun things to do in Duluth during Spring Break!

The skiing is just about perfect with fresh snow. Spirit Mountain and Mont Du Lac ski resorts are fully open and will offer you a day of fun on the slopes.  In addition to skiing, you can also go tubing, cross county skiing, and partake of a nice, hot meal and relaxing drink as needed.

Find your wild side at the Lake Superior Zoo with their $5 Fridays all winter long. Not all animals hibernate and there are plenty of cute creatures to enjoy at the zoo.

Duluth has become an artist haven and many studios offer opportunities for anyone to take a class and experience creating something amazing.  Lake Superior Art Glass offers classes on making wine goblets, ornaments, pendants, and marbles.  Paint a masterpiece at On The Rocks Art Studio and learn the art from local artisans.  The Duluth Art Institute offers rotating exhibits along with opportunities to try out a variety of arts.

We know you want to find something great for your family during the breaks from school so we are offering a Spring Break Deal to help you take advantage of all that Duluth has to offer. And if you want to really save – check out our advance purchase deal.  We give you a huge discount for purchasing early but restrictions do apply such as this awesome deal is not refundable in the event of cancellation or early departure once purchased.

Visit Duluth soon to take advantage of all that is fun about the Northland!

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Duluth Cold Front Celebration | Edgewater Hotel Discounts

January 15, 2018

Cold Front Celebration

In Minnesota you are pretty much guaranteed to have cold and snow in January & February.  And in Duluth we are doing a Cold Front Celebration February 1 – 4, 2018! We love all things in the snow and invite you to experience them too!

The celebration is in Canal Park and includes fun activities for the whole family. Experience the newest craze, fat biking with demos by Duluth Day Tripper.  Warm up by the fire pits or enjoy some s’mores. There will be snow classics like sledding, skiing, and ice skating, as well as food and beverage vendors, including craft brews.

We are offering a special discount for this weekend. What could be better than spending the day enjoying our winter and then come back to the Edgewater and warm up in our tropical waterpark?!

Want to come another weekend? There is always a lot of activity in Duluth no matter the time of year.  Make your reservations for any time and we will keep the room warm for you!

With the many community ice rinks and Heritage Sports Center, there is always good ice for ice skating. The skiing at Spirit Mountain is great right now.  You can check their website for snow depths, conditions, rental information, and hours. You can also enjoy the zip line and alpine coaster. And speaking of Spirit Mountain and snow, did you know you can ride your fat tire bike on the trails? Biking is now an all-season activity in Duluth!

Duluth and the North Shore are full of great trails for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing. In addition to the trails, many of the lakes, rivers, and streams are frozen now and can provide scenic views not usually available.

Don’t miss out on the winter fun in Duluth!

Bentleyville Trains at the Edgewater Hotel

November 7, 2017

The snowflakes are flying and red and green are in the stores – It’s time for the winter holidays and Bentleyville!  America’s largest free holiday light display welcomes visitors (weather dependent) November 18 through December 26. Bring a toy or food to donate if you wish.  Enjoy the festivities of hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, toasting marshmallows, warming by the fire, and seeing all the holiday lights!

Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth MN - Edgewater Hotel and Train Packages

Let us make your visit to Duluth and Bentleyville as easy and full of fun as possible:

Step 1 – Find dates that work for your family.  Keep in mind that visiting during the week instead of Friday and Saturday will save you money!  AND Bentleyville will be less crowded during the week.  But don’t let that stop you – come on the weekends if that works, it will just take a little extra patience.  Bentleyville is enjoyable every day of the week! Check out the Bentleyville Crowd-O-Meter for more information.

Step 2 – Book a hotel room at the only hotel with a waterpark in Duluth.  At the Edgewater we offer significant savings during the week – you can even afford to stay 2 nights!
(Please note the Bentleyville Special is sold out:  Nov 18, Nov 24, Nov 25, Dec 1, Dec 2, Dec 8, Dec 9, Dec 15, Dec 16)

We know our guests love to take the train from the hotel to Bentleyville and back, so we have added additional nights!  The train, operated by the North Shore Scenic Railroad, will transport our guests on Thursday nights November 30 – December 21 and Wednesday, December 20.

Edgewater Train Schedule
Board train at the Edgewater:             5:30 pm
Departs from the Edgewater:              5:40 pm
Board train at Bentleyville:                  7:30 pm
Departs from Bentleyville:                   7:40 pm

Don’t miss your opportunity to have a very merry time in Duluth this holiday season!

Fall in Duluth

September 14, 2017

There is a briskness in the morning air and the smell of autumn on its way.  The Northland shows it many colors at this time of year leading up into the festive holiday season.

2016 Tiki Freak Halloween Event

2016 Tiki Freaky Halloween Event at the Edge ~ Fun for staff and guests alike!

One of the more spectacular sights along the shores in the Hot Air Balloon Festival September 15 – 17, 2017, at Bayfront Festival Park.  Everyone will enjoy flying a kite, taking a tethered ride in a balloon, or just enjoying the craft brews, live music and delicious food.  This weekend also has the Northshore Inline Marathon on September 16 and the Chester Bowl Fall Fest.  Fun events for the whole family!

Running September 16 – October 29, the ever popular Engwall’s Corn Maze is open Saturday and Sundays with a few extra special event dates in between.  In addition to the super fun corn maze, there are also hay rides, pumpkin bowling, corn cannon, and their Big Corn-Top Tent.  Special events include Flashlight Nights and Field of Screams.  All ages will enjoy the thrill of shooting the corn cannon and attempting to break a window on a clunker car to win prizes.

As September wanes and October with thoughts of Halloween take over, the Haunted Ship again takes center stage in Duluth as being the best scare around.  Beginning October 5, the William A. Irvin will open after having been transformed into the spookiest and scariest haunted ship.  Don’t go it alone! The ghouls make take you with them!

October 14 & 21 everyone will be at Boo at the Zoo which is hands down the best trick-or-treating experience for kids and adults.  It is truly Duluth’s premiere event for families.  Those pumpkins will be full by the time you leave and the kids will have gotten to experience a variety of fun Halloween people and activities.

For one weekend only, the North Shore Scenic Railroad will offer the Pumpkin Train.  The Pumpkin Train takes passengers up the shore to the pumpkin patch outside of town where guests can pick their own pumpkin.  Once back at the station, you can enjoy a magic show, coloring activities, bouncy house, movies, and more.

On October 27-28, we will become your Halloween headquarters in Duluth – with Frankenstein, Zombie, Vampire, and Mummy themes!  We will have arts & crafts and snack stations for trick-or-treating for our tiki freaky guests. Enjoy a safe indoor trick or treating event. Bonus! The Zoomobile will be onsite both evenings from 5-7 pm. Reserve your stay now to enjoy this exclusive guest event!

Fall is fun in Duluth and we look forward to seeing you real soon!