Fitger’s Luxury Hotel – Your Gateway to the Northland

Fitger’s lakefront hotel is now touted as a historic landmark, a gateway to the northl, that has been welcoming guests since 1885. Our hotel and the signature building complex is a destination for the people traveling to the Northland.

The hotel mingles the intricate charm of pre-modern Minnesota with all the cutting-edge amenities today’s travelers can’t do without. The Fitger’s legacy attempts to sustain the stunning natural beauty and rugged wilderness of the Northland amid our luxurious accommodations.

You get easy access to the natural wonders of the North Shore. The romantic charm and proximity to the Gunflint Trail and Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) make us a preferred option among guests.

North Shore

Head northeast from Duluth to find the North Shore Scenic Byway where the views of Lake Superior, towering cliffs, and charming small towns will make you forget everything else. Start your journey from Fitger’s Hotel to explore the Split Rock Lighthouse, hike through the terrain of Gooseberry Falls State Park, and discover hidden beaches along the way. You can even try your hand at agate hunting – a popular activity along the shores of Lake Superior. Live a day full of possibilities, and return to rest in your luxurious suite with a glass of wine and the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

The North Shore stretches 152 miles from Duluth to the Canadian border. The coastline is dotted with lighthouses and peaceful state parks.

Nature Area

The BWCA covers over a million acres of lakes and forests with opportunities for outdoor adventures. And Fitger’s is a conveninent halfway point from the cities to stop at.   In the BWCA you can indulge in canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and fishing or take a romantic sunset paddle on one of the crystal-clear lakes, with the call of loons as your soundtrack.

The BWCA is the most pristine and unspoiled wilderness area in the United States where you can experience nature in the purest way possible. Hike through the dense forests and catch a glimpse of elusive wildlife like moose, black bears, and wolves. Or simply relax on the shore, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Iron Range

The region played a significant role in shaping the history of Minnesota. It used to be a hot center for iron mining. The Iron Range is now a hidden gem for history buffs. It’s north of the city – a bonus being the home of beloved singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

From the  Fitger’s hotel, you can consider taking an impossibly beautiful drive through the winding roads. You’ll find the small mining towns that still bear the marks of the industry that built them. Maybe stop by the Bob Dylan Museum (Bob Dylan’s Childhood Home) in Hibbing and learn about the life and career of the most influential musicians of our time. And for a more hands-on experience, visit one of the old iron mines that offer mine tours and the opportunity to pan for gemstones.

Consider learning about the region’s immigrant past at the Iron Range Resource and Referral Center. You’ll also find ATV riding and even dog sledding in the winter months. Of course, Fitger’s cozy rooms would await your return from this extraordinarily inspiring trip of historical brilliance.

Fitger’s Hotel: The Perfect Blend of Luxury and Nature

While the Northland is filled with breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture, Fitger’s Hotel ensures your trip is truly comfortable by offering luxury and nature together. It’s a historic hotel that has been lovingly restored to preserve its charm and character, while also offering modern amenities and services to ensure an excellent and convenient stay.

Guests can choose from a variety of beautifully appointed rooms and suites, each uniquely decorated to reflect the history and traditions of the Northland. The hotel features a shopping mall with over 30 unique boutiques and shops, offering everything from outdoor gear to local art and souvenirs. And with multiple dining options, including a brewery and a rooftop patio, guests can enjoy delicious food and drinks without even leaving the hotel.

The Fitger’s hotel also offers a variety of special events and activities that allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the Northland experience. From wine tastings and brewery tours to live music and art shows, there is always something happening at the Fitger’s Complex to make your stay even more exciting than ever before.

With the mind-numbing views of the North Shore, and the rich history of the Iron Range, offers an opportunity to experience all that the area has to offer. The northland region is unique and worth exploring, a perfect stopping point for all that is Duluth – where the Fitger’s luxury lakefront hotel awaits you.