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Box 155, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night and were able to get in on the spur of the moment - camping was getting a little to wet for us. There is a quilt shop and even lessons available in the office. The quilts were beautiful. We chose the Big Cabin over a motel room. I would give Big Cabin a 3.... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We had cabin number 5, a single queen bed in a fairly small room. A very small attached bathroom, plus a kitchenette in the main room. Furniture was old but mostly renovated, everything was clean. Very nice outlook next to a small wood,pleasant trail to the lake. The room was a little cramped, but OK for one night. Quiet and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in a 1 bedroom cabin out close to hwy 61. The beds were great and the place was very clean. We had no trouble sleeping --even though we were very close to the hwy. I loved the homemade quilts on the beds. The location is very convenient for activities in Grand Marias and along the North Shore.

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Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We recently had an extended stay in Grand Marais (week long) and stayed in Cabin 10. It is also closest to Hwy 61. We understand this to be the "oldest" cabin on the property-3 bedrooms, full kitchen, 1 bathroom. There is a connecting garage and a pad locked door from one bed room to garage. All Rooms get plenty of... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I was not expecting luxury and certainly not paying for it, but I was disappointed that the cabin was so cold. Without insulation or storm windows, the tiny baseboard heater, partially obscured by the bed, could not pump out enough heat to get the cabin above 56 degrees by the last night I stayed there. Was it the unseasonably cold... More

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Eagle, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Our stay in Trailside Cabins was the perfect getaway. The couple that run this place are the best and very hard workers. The place was nice and cozy, it enhance the whole experience staying in Grand Marais. I will sure come back again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I thought the cabins were very cute and comfortable. They don't give you cleaning service during your stay, but I was completely fine with that. I liked the windows everywhere; I like the room to be quite cool while I sleep, and leaving them open was a great option. We (my boyfriend and I and our cat) stayed in the... More

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Park Falls, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

After having stayed at a couple other Mom and Pop motels during the week, we had one night left and no reservations. We made a few stops (one priced too high; one couldn't find the owner) before stopping at the Trailside. It was a great choice. The owner's son greeted us and immediately let his dad know that we were... More

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Twin Cities
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed in Kari's cabin, more like a studio apartment, and it was very comfortable. It rained for 2 of our 4 days there. Great selection of TV channels and good rainy day things to do in the area. The only complaint I have is that the Lake Trail was a little harder to maneuver than I thought, but I... More

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Larimore, North Dakota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed at Trailside one night in early June. Our motel room was really more cabin style, but that is what we wanted in the first place. We got rooms 14 and 15. Very unique layout, they took two rooms and connected them with a door that closes. In one half there is a queen bed, small table dresser and... More

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Additional Information about Trailside Cabins and Motel

Address: Box 155, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 32 Specialty lodging in Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Retro (circa 1950's) cottages and motel rooms. ... more   less 

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