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The Outpost Motel

2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Somonauk, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed in October, 2014. The motel was very quiet and comfortable. The room I stayed in was cozy and snug, just right for one. Hardwood floors were a nice surprise as was no room phone or clock. Leave it all behind when you stay here! The manager was very nice. My only complaints: the wifi was slow and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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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