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Trail Center Lodge

Midway up the Gunflint Trail, Poplar Lake, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lawrence, Kansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Go here, you won't be sorry. Rhoda was a peach! We had the ribs and the small maple sundae. The beer from Duluth that Rhoda recommended was good and strong. The drive from grand marais took about 30 minutes.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stopped by Trail Center for dinner. It was busy and we had to wait more than an hour for a table. The food was pricey, but what would you expect in the middle of nowhere. My ribs were good, but not as good as I've had other places. The wait staff was friendly. I wouldn't go out of my... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I did not stay at the lodge, however If you are planning a trip on the Gunflint Trail, Trail Center is the best place to go for Breakfast , lunch or dinner. Their portions are great and they make an awesome Fish dinner. Their bread pudding is also very delicious! They also have a food center connected to the restaurant.... 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 and I drove about 28 miles up the Gunflint Trail just to try the fish fry; we are so glad that we did. The restaurant is not large, but tables turn fairly quickly. My husband had the Friday night fish fry, and he was in heaven! We both agreed that the batter used was one of the best... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

TrailCenter Lodge was a great place to eat and stay! Cabins were clean and neat. Fishing was excellent off the dock. Food was mouth watering each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Wish I could have stayed longer!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My fiance and I visited Trail Center Lodge about a week ago for dinner. We bellied up to the bar on stools carved from the trunks of trees and immediately had smiles on our faces. The interior of the place has a very "log cabin" feel to it and we both appreciated the Northwoods decor. It was Saturday night and... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

What a treat. Visited the area with family. Trail center was highly recommended. So we drove up from grand marais. The atmosphere is classic, the food was wonderful. Try the open faced beef sand which. My brother raved about it. Our waitress was Sue. A 20 year veteran. Delightful. Knew her stuff and made out day

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MN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

I have had lunch or dinner at Trail Center perhaps two dozen times. 100% of the meals have been great. 100% of the time service has been friendly and efficient. Specific recommendations: The Canoe, great burger with fries and an old-fashioned malt; The Fungus, a portabella mushroom sandwich; ribs on Sunday night, my personal favorite. Soups are good. Salads, especially... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

My kids will forever drool when thinking about this restaurant. We only ate there- we did not lodge there. We ate lunch on the way in to our 6 day adventure and had the best hamburgers and ribs ever! The serving staff is so speedy! You could tell this place has been there many, many years and has the flavor... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Wonderful place to stay. Great restaurant & Bar. In fact the best place to eat on the Gunflint Trail, unless you go 25 miles further to the Gunflint Lodge, over priced & real iffy on the food depending on when you go. Trail Center's cabins are so comfortable, no TV's or phones but if you need those on the Gunflint,... More

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Address: Midway up the Gunflint Trail, Poplar Lake, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
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Ranked #11 of 30 Specialty lodging in Grand Marais

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