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The Outpost Motel

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2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
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The Outpost Motel
Ranked #5 of 8 Grand Marais B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed 3 times at this hotel and couldn't be happier. Everything is well maintained and clean and the staff is helpful and friendly. Their prices are reasonable too. Of course it's probably not suited for everyone. If you want wifi or cell service or a big TV with lots of channels, you're not going to be happy. If you're... More

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Walnut, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Outpost is truly "retro" with 1950's knotty pine rooms which are quite small especially if you need two twin size beds. Minimal bathroom space with a very small, stall shower. Our room was clean, nice view of the lake, but was crowded. For a single person our room would have been ok. Yep, this is one really 1950's "retro"... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Outpost. The motel looks out over a beautiful view of Lake Superior, and each room has a view of the lake. A small stream runs down one side of the property. Each room has its own thermostat and both a back and a front door. We stay in one of the 1- bed... More

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Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I chose the Outpost Motel for a short stay in Grand Marais after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We like a retro type motel and this qualifies for that type of label. Our check-in was smooth and the person helping us gave us an excellent recommendation for dining at the Naniboujou Lodge. The room was very clean... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I stayed at the Outpost twice this summer, once in room 3 with its two beds and once in room 2 with its single Queen bed. Both rooms were clean, adequately sized, and nicely laid out. The price is fair and a lot more reasonable than many other places I checked in the area. The place is no-frills, but if... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

From my research, Grand Marais just costs more in every aspect that you can imagine. It is a great place to visit and enjoy the nature, but I get the sense that the local economy is dependent on a short summer. All the more affordable places had been booked early. After I found this motel and successfully made a reservation,... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've been going to the Outpost for 24 years. You can't beat the price or location. Waking up across the highway from Lake Superior is the best. It's one of the few places we have ever been that constantly improves. We'll be back for more

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The Outpost was great. We had a small space, just one room containing two beds, but we loved the coziness it provided and were thoroughly content. Our room contained all the North Shore charm we had hoped, and the playground just a few steps away was great for our young children. Thanks for a great stay, Outpost!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Outpost was a great stop for me. The gentleman that checked me in was very helpful. We stayed only one night but it was a nice stay the beds were comfortable. We were in the cottage...it is a nice little retreat with a small kitchen, dining/living room and bath room on main floor and two nice bedrooms upstairs. We... More

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Tomah, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My Husband and I stayed in "the loft". The website is absolutely accurate, photos included. Located directly across highway 61 from a gravel Lake Superior beach. Loved watching sunrise over the lake. Nice kitchen facilities, comfortable beds and squeaky clean. I enjoyed the small deck off the back, watched a doe relieve herself in the yard one early morning from... More

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Address: 2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15

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