2016 Bentleyville Tour of Lights, lights up Duluth


Set-up has already begun, in fact it started at the end of September! It takes a lot of volunteer hours to put up 4 million lights in Duluth’s 20 acre Bayfront Park! There are NEW displays, more lighted tunnels, and Santa will be in a whole new area. The big lighted tree has also “grown” by 50,000 lights!

Lights will start twinkling November 19th. Don’t wait, make your reservations now to make sure you’ve got the best accommodations. Our Duluth Hotel is just 1/2 mile from the festivities.

Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, cookies, and popcorn as you walk through each display. Stop by the warm campfires and roast marshmallows. Get your picture taken with Rudolph and of course visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget your ice skates! Weather permitting, the ice rink will be glistening and holiday music will be playing.

Need a little preview? Here’s a short video of the park from 2014.

As always, this is a free event, although donations are appreciated.

More details:
bentleyvilleusa.org
November 19 – December 26, 2016

The Glensheen like you’ve never seen it before!


Butler from Glensheen promoting their newest Servants Tour

Butler from Glensheen promoting their newest Servants Tour

Maybe I’m just a little swept up in the popular T.V. series Downton Abbey, or maybe it’s the fact that Glensheen has created multiple new tours. I don’t know, but there’s a whole new excitement in the air!

You can tour the full mansion, see it by flashlight, explore it’s shore by kayak, marvel at it’s grandeur at Christmas, and even examine the life of the Glensheen servants. My personal favorites are the gardens, carriage house, and sunroom.

Another great way to tour the Glensheen is a self guided tour. These tours truly provide the best of both worlds. Rather than following a guide through the Mansion, you can move through the mansion at your own pace, spending as much or as little time as you would like in each room. Knowledgeable tour guides are stationed in every room and hallway ready to answer questions.

Whether you love the history or want to pretend you’re on the set in a Duluth version of Downton Abbey, I know you’ll have a great time. Stop by the front desk here at Canal Park Lodge for discount tickets for their Classic Tour.

New Exercise Equipment at our Duluth Hotel


New Exercise Equipment Fitness Center

One of the hardest things to keep up with while traveling is a fitness routine. No matter if you’re on vacation or a business trip, you’re far from home and your favorite places to workout.

While we can boast an amazing view of Lake Superior just outside our doors and a lakewalk with all kinds of exercise opportunities, we know the weather doesn’t always cooperate. That’s why we’ve always maintained a fitness room in our hotel.

Enjoy free weights, treadmills, elliptical, recumbent bike, and more. PLUS, we just upgraded our equipment! Stop by and check out our brand NEW Matrix T3x Treadmill 4.2 hp, Matrix E3x Elliptical, and Matrix R3x Recumbent Cycle.

We understand how important fitness is to your health and good sleep!

Our fitness room is open 24/7.

Next up, new carpeting throughout the hotel!

Renovations, remodeling, and new mattresses!


Lakeside King SuiteEven though Canal Park Lodge is one of the newer hotels in canal park, it doesn’t mean that we’re not frequently updating and improving our rooms, amenities, and services. Last summer we remodeled our outdoor patio to give guests more space to enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Superior. Earlier this fall we updated the furniture in our lobby and other public spaces to increase comfort and coziness. We also upgraded our in-room desk chairs.

While these updates and renovations are all important in creating a wonderful stay at our lodge, one of the most important aspects of a good hotel is a good night’s sleep, right? This is why we kicked off 2016 with brand new mattresses!

We replace our mattresses regularly, long before they’re worn out to ensure our guests have the best sleep possible away from their own bed. However, it seemed wrong to just throw out good mattresses. This is why we offered ours free to the community. We know how expensive a good mattress is, so we gladly gave away our lightly used kings and queens.

Up next in 2016, new exercise equipment and new carpeting throughout the hotel.