We stayed at the Mangy Moose on a whim because of an impending winter storm that was supposed to hit the Twin Cities and all points north on the Sunday we were supposed to travel to the Gunflint Lodge. We called Dave and asked if he had any rooms available for Saturday night so we could at least get to Grand Marais before the storm hit and he was so nice and helpful and had a pet friendly room for us so we took it. My husband doesn't like driving in bad weather, even though we have a four wheel drive truck, so he was relieved to get that room. The room was #4 and it was super clean and plenty big enough for us and our Cocker Spaniel. Queen bed, twin bed, flat screen tv with cable, microwave, coffee maker, refrigerator and within walking distance to the downtown area. Perfect location and Dave was extremely helpful with suggestions on places to eat, although we weren't strangers to the area. We have been to Grand Marais several times and we love it there. Now we know where to stay every time we go back. Wouldn't stay anyplace else...it's that nice. So much better than the "big" chain across the street. Met Don the next day while they were shoveling and he's just as nice as Dave and even let us stay an extra hour before we continued on up the Gunflint Trail. Didn't snow as much as they predicted, but the traveling through the Twin Cities would have been dangerous, as they got a lot of snow. So glad we discovered the Mangy Moose...we highly recommend it!