Exploring North Shore’s Brews, Views and Adventure with Duluth’s Fitger’s Hotel

Get ready for a Duluth getaway that offers the perfect combination of adventure, brews, and stunning views! Fitger’s Luxury Lakefront Hotel has everything to kick back and relax while still exploring the North Shore’s excitement.

Whether you’re heading for Lutsen for the best skiing and hiking Minnesota can offer, paddling through the pristine wilderness and beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or taking in the history and natural beauty of Split Rock Lighthouse – Fitgers is the gateway to the North Shore.

Our award-winning brewery, world-class pub, elegant restaurants, and stylish hotel rooms await your presence.

Experience the Magic of the North Shore

The alluring beauty of Lake Superior, fall colors, pristine pine forests and unique wildlife of the North Shore make for a truly magical place.

Indulge in outdoor activities like camping and canoeing in the BWCA or exploring historical sites like Split Rock Lighthouse – Fitger’s puts you close to all the action.

The Craft Beer Scene in Duluth and Beyond

Duluth and the surrounding areas are home to some of the best breweries in the Midwest. Fitger’s has been serving craft beer since 1995 as the oldest brewery in town.

Our brewpub offers a rotating selection of dozens of different beers, with many of them brewed on-site. Their award-winning beers range from classic styles to inventive, experimental brews.

The hotel itself is a historic structure originally built in 1857 as a brewery. It has been completely renovated and transformed into a luxurious lakefront hotel. You’ll be greeted with stunning views of the lake and the iconic Duluth Lift Bridge.

Fitger’s Inn also offers unique experiences for our guests. Please take a tour of our brewery and learn about the process of brewing craft beer. Or indulge in a salon & spa treatment at our on-site spa, featuring all-natural products made from local ingredients.

Exploring the Stunning Scenery of Duluth and the North Shore

If there is one thing Duluth is known for, it’s the breathtaking views of Lake Superior and the North Shore. The rugged cliff faces of Split Rock Lighthouse and the sweeping vistas of the Superior Hiking Trail offer a natural beauty that’s simply unparalleled.

Fitger’s Hotel tops the list as an ultimate vantage point from which to admire it all.

You can watch the sunrise over Lake Superior from your room or enjoy a stunning sunset from one of the hotel’s lakeside decks. With the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness just a few hours north, you can even plan an epic canoe camping trip during your stay.

Hiking, Skiing, and More in Lutsen and Beyond

Lutsen is Duluth’s neighbor to the north and a perfect outdoor getaway destination. This picturesque resort town has some of the best hiking and skiing in the region, not to mention a host of other outdoor adventures.

Hiking in Lutsen allows you to explore stunning forests, waterfalls, and peaks. Don’t forget to check out the Superior Hiking Trail, which stretches over 300 miles from Duluth to Canada and offers stunning views of Lake Superior.

In the winter, Lutsen is all about skiing. You have plenty of terrains to explore, with four interconnected peaks and over 90 runs. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are all available.

The Canoeing and Camping Opportunities in BWCA

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) offers the best canoeing and camping opportunities in the country. There are over a million acres of pristine wilderness, which makes the BWCA a paddler’s paradise. The crystal-clear lakes, rugged forests, and wildlife galore will leave you inspired with awe. With Duluth’s Fitger’s Hotel as your starting point, you can easily plan your route and gear up for your adventure.

Canoeing in BWCA

You can choose many routes for both easy day trips and multi-day expeditions. Some popular routes to consider are the Lake One to Lake Two loop, the Moose River North loop, and the Seagull Lake to Saganaga Lake route.

Even if you’re not an experienced paddler, outfitters and guides will be available to help you plan your trip and rent your gear.

Camping in BWCA

Your camping options are endless, with over 1,200 lakes and dozens of campsites. You can go for both the primitive sites and group campsites with amenities. The wilderness will be your backyard, where you can escape your daily routine and reconnect with nature.

An Iconic Tourist Destination for History at Split Rock Lighthouse

Of course, no trip to the North Shore is complete without a visit to the iconic Split Rock Lighthouse. This 100-year-old lighthouse offers stunning views of Lake Superior and its rugged coastline. The hiking trails, picnic areas, and visitor center offer you plenty to do and see.

Split Rock Lighthouse is just a short drive away from the hotel. The lighthouse is a testament to Minnesota’s maritime history. It offers guided tours of its meticulously preserved facilities and beautiful sweeping views of Lake Superior.



Planning your trip from Fitger’s Hotel

Fitger’s Luxury Hotel sits comfortably along the picturesque Lake Superior as a historic landmark that epitomizes luxury and elegance on Duluth’s waterfront.

Due to its strategic location, Fitger’s Hotel is an ideal jumping-off point for exploring all the attractions the north shore offers.

The hotel boasts unmatched views of Lake Superior and acts as a gateway to the north shore and its abundant attractions. Skiers and hikers will find themselves at home in Lutsen, where the ski slopes and hiking trails are diverse and breathtaking. Meanwhile, nature lovers will find solace in the serene wilderness of BWCA, where they can explore the quiet and pristine backwaters, fish for walleye, or gaze up at the twinkling night sky.

Be it an outdoor quest, a luxury lakefront retreat, or an close up look at history, Fitger’s Hotel will never disappoint you. Pack your bags and set out for Duluth’s waterfront, where adventure, luxury, and beauty await you!