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Address: 426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
Phone Number: 715-635-3200
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A train ride B & B

We booked the overnight dinner and stay on the Great Northern to check out the train and the north woods. The train is old, but quirky enough to make it fun. The dinner was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Middleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We booked the overnight dinner and stay on the Great Northern to check out the train and the north woods. The train is old, but quirky enough to make it fun. The dinner was excellent, but the scenery was not very indicative of what northern Wisconsin has to offer. Most of the trip is parallel to the highway, but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went 6/26/15 and paid $60 each for the Dinner Train experience and felt is was a little overpriced. However, the staff was warm and friendly, the food was very good, and the scenery couldn't be beat. The train moves slowly due to the age of the tracks and the trip is not very far, but the eating in an... More 

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Brussels, Wisconsin, United States
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We booked the dinner train plus bed and breakfast. It was fun, and a unique experience. Guests are most likely to be satisfied if they have realistic expectations. These are old, restored train cars - so if you're expecting luxury or spacious accommodations, you will be disappointed. However, if you recognize that old trains sometimes smell musty, that berths are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you want a unique adventure to try something different that gives you a glimpse of history and beautiful Northern Wisconsin scenery, then this is the Bed & Breakfast Train for you! If you want space and modern amenities, then this is not for you :) We loved it, but we also accepted it for What It Is. It's a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a certificate to use and went the last weekend in April. The weather was decent and they were not booked solid which made for an enjoyable ride. We had the flat iron steak dinner which was excellent. Sleeping on the train was okay but you have to put up with a generator running all night. Breakfast the next... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

What a neat experience. We upgraded and traveled in the “first class Pullman car”. The car consisted of a kitchen, dining room, 3 bedrooms with complete bathrooms and a lounge area. There were 2 other couples which we quickly made friends with. There were plenty of laughs and stories. The food and service was great. One of the nice things... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed in the first class car. The private lounge was nice and the dining room was nicely decorated. First class gave us a full size bed instead of bunks, and a private bathroom, but looking back on it, those features weren't worth the extra cost. Dinner was very good, as was breakfast. The cars have a... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We booked a meal with a room. The sleeper is tight but you don't need to spend a lot of time in the room. One bonus was a bathroom in the room. There is a sitting car as well as a dance car with a bar. Our fellow passengers were excellent company. everyone was very friendly and were enjoying the... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

In spite of a rough night's sleep, we had a ball on this excursion. The food was fabulous, the service even better, and the fellow travelers were delightful. The beds in 1st class are 3/4 size, so it was close sleeping, but not too bad. The bed itself was very firm! We would suggest to take your own pillows but... More 

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Chaska, Minnesota
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I wish I could give a higher rating because the things that were awesome were so awesome! Unfortunately, the things that were bad, were very bad. Awesome--first class was a good choice with the private dining room and lounge off the back to watch the scenery. The food was outstanding! I had the salmon, in case you're on the fence... More 

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Address: Address: 426 North Front Street, Spooner, WI 54801
Phone Number: 715-635-3200
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Spooner

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