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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I met two friends for the weekend of 10/18-10/20/13. Coincidentally, our two friends had stayed there several times previously and recommended it highly. Despite trying to reserve rooms a month in advance, we were surprised that much of the area lodging where we generally stay was booked so we were happy to find rooms still available at... More

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Central, Minnesota, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed at the Outpost this past weekend Sept. 27 - 30. It is a great little no frills hotel at a super price. It is directly across the road from the lake and so great views. There are adirondeck chairs out in the yard for relaxing and enjoying the view. Rooms are small but super clean and comfortable beds.... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Across the street from a nice pink sand beach with crashing surf Comfy beds Wood paneled walls and floor! Sparkling clean bathroom and bedroom. Easy check-on and out Very near many hiking trails including the SHT and Kadunce River

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stop here during our trips to get away from the business of Grand MArais on tourist weekends. We hike along the Superior HikingTrail near by. Their property has a trail that connects to the trail for easy access. We also travel to Hovaland for fresh bread and cheese. There are many trails to the shore that are less traveled... More

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McIntosh, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

After camping for four nights, we decided to treat ourselves to a real bed and shower before continuing our trip down the North Shore, this place was wonderful! The rooms are spacious, the beds were wonderfully comfortable (and hubby and I loved that there were extra pillows) and they were pet friendly!. The setting is amazing with access to Lake... More

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Address: 2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
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Lakeview rooms and fully-equipped kitchenette suites with Lake Superior to the front and the Superior National Forest in back. Beach on Lake Superior. Hiking trails join the Superior Hiking Trail and the trails along the Kadunce River. Located eight miles northeast of Grand Marais, MN on Lake Superior's beautiful North Shore. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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