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MacArthur House Bed and Breakfast

520 W Second Street . P.O. Box 1270, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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MacArthur House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 8 Grand Marais B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We checked into Cedar cabin at the MacArthur House B&B late in the evening. James showed us to the cabin, gave us the keys, and said call if we needed anything. We didn't. The beds were comfy and warm. Because it is a log cabin with partitions between the two bedrooms you can hear what is going on with your... More

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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11 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The MacArthur house provides clean spaces and friendly service. It is a change from many of the more "ornate" B&Bs out there, but it is comfortable. The rooms seem a bit sterile in the decor, but most importantly they are clean with private bathrooms. I didn't really check out other accommodations in the area, but the price here seemed reasonable.... More

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Shakopee, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We spent 3 wonderful nights and had a fabulous time. Our hosts were so pleasant that it really made us feel that we were at home. The food was beautifully prepared and was delicious. Our room was just ideal--could not have been better !!. The North Shore and Grand Marais are beautiful parts of this country and MacArthur House make... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We checked in to the MacArthur House on an unseasonably warm day in Grand Marais. We were escorted to our third floor suite. My husband politely asked if there was air conditioning. The reply was - No, perhaps you want to stay at the Best Western, we want you to be happy. We were shocked an inn keeper would provide... More

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smax7737, Owner at MacArthur House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

This review made me feel terrible because of my communication with our guest. I was surprised when I read this review. I normally do not write back. But, this time I feel the need to explain my side of the conversation. The guests did check in on an unusually hot day. When we got to the third floor suite the... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just got married a little over a week ago, and were looking to do a "mini-moon" somewhere up North since we really didn't have the time or the money for a big trip. Our experience with Max and Sherri at MacArthur House was truly wonderful and probably the best value I have ever gotten for lodging.... More

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Max and Sherri were the best hosts ever!! The atmosphere was laid back and so relaxing, perfect for a romantic getaway. The Superior Room was spacious, airy and just beautiful with the view of the lake. The food was outstanding. Our hosts were also very helpful in letting us know which attractions to visit, which restaurants they liked the best.... More

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Central Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I stayed 2 nights at MacArthur House in early July. I have stayed at a lot of b & b's in my travels; it is my preferred accommodation. This is one of the better ones. I was traveling alone after a workshop 30 miles away to do added hiking and sightseeing, so I selected their smallest, least expensive room (the... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I spent one night at the MacArthur House and enjoyed ourselves. Max and Sheri are great hosts and the food was outstanding. It is exactly what we hoped as we traveled north from Minneapolis to the Gun Flint Trail. We recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Max & Sherri, our hosts, made my wife and me feel like welcomed visiting family even though we were paying guests. They kindly presented us with a bottle of champagne when they learned we were staying in celebration of our 31st wedding anniversary. We rented the LaBreta suite, which is the whole third floor. Clean and bright with breathtaking views... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My husband spent Memorial Day week-end in Grand Marais and were fortunate enough to stay at the MarArthur House B&B. What a gem! We stayed in the Birch room on the firsr floor and couldn't have asked for better accommodations or nicer hosts; Max and Sherry do their best to make guests feel welcome. Our room was clean and bright... More

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Address: 520 W Second Street . P.O. Box 1270, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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