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The Outpost Motel

2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
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Marshfield
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Outpost Motel served our needs beautifully. We wanted a housekeeping place during our ski vacation,but didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. We found this motel at the spur of the moment, and they were able to accommodate us , without advance reservations. The room is very clean, and while nothing fancy, was comfortable. It has a... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I go to Grand Marais every year, in October, for our anniversary. We stayed at the Oupost last year for 2 nights, and actually have nothing bad to say about our stay last year. We just needed a place to rest our heads at night and a bathroom. It served the purpose. So this year, without hesitation,... More 

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1 Thank Jessica W
outpostmotel1833, Owner at The Outpost Motel, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for the unsatisfactory experience you had on your recent stay with us. We try very hard to make everything perfect, but obviously this time we fell very short. We are improving our reservation system and providing additional training and personnel to ensure that such shortcomings don't happen again. I hope you'll stay with us again so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a great little motel. It is a small motel with owner operators on the premises. If luxury is a primary need then this is not your place. If you want a nice, clean,comfortable place to stay for an extended period of time in a beautiful setting then this is your place. The folks you will meet are friendly... More 

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Warrenville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Were visiting Grand Portage National Monument and stayed here. This place turned out much better than I expected. My family stayed in the loft apartment and it was very comfortable very clean. We appreciated how the kitchen had a plates, glasses & silverware. It was nice to walk across the street to the beach.

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Thank tim_the_wanderer
Elk River, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I've stayed at the Outpost three or four times now and it is by far my favorite experience in the Grand Marais area and its sphere of influence. It's about 10 miles out of downtown Grand Marais to the northeast, so it is removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown which can be a plus or a negative depending... More 

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Thank thehighwayman394
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Members of my family had stayed here on numerous occasions. It's a quaint motel, but very clean, wonderful views, peace and quiet, and a quick drive away from all the attractions of Grand Marais. We loved it here and would return in a heart beat!

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Oak Ridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stayed here for one night in August 2015, using the hotel as a base for some area hikes (Cascade and Kadunce River trails). The hotel has a rustic feel, with just the basics, but is comfortable, warm, and very pleasant. There is a rocky beach across the road, access to trails right behind the motel, and places to sit... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Traveling to the North Shore of Lake Superior probably means you're headed for outdoor activities or a visit to Grand Portage (excellent) or Isle Royale. Finding a place to stay will be your first adventure. For the 38 miles between Grand Portage and Grand Marais there are two motels. There is a hotel and casino at Grand Portage that you... More 

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Rochester, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We just brought food along and all the dishes/pans, salt and pepper were supplied. They even had paper towels and dish soap! Loved the way unit 9 was set up with hard wood floors in the bedroom and dinning/couch area. Every thing was clean and in order. The lake was a right out there and very pleasant to see. There... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an older style but clean and very well maintained facility. Our very affordable kitchenette suite had a living room with attached small but very complete kitchen, separate bedroom and bath (shower only). The view of Lake Superior is "superior" to the view from many of the much more expensive resorts in the area. Only a 15" flat screen... More 

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