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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rather than face of challenge of Duluth during Tall Ships, we stayed at this convenient, clean and comfortable, recently renovated motel and enjoyed visiting with the new owners, who were very welcoming and helpful. Room was quiet, deck in back offered great view of Bear Lake, with a nice table and chairs for morning coffee. We were so pleased that... More 

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Thank Gloria L
Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New owners came on board this summer and the place is well run. Rooms were remodeled recently and are very comfortable and a more tastefully done than in most motels. There are nice views of Bear Lake and The Lazy Bear and Chickadees are just around the corner.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We have stayed at Northwoods Inn and Cottages on several occasions, sometimes for extended periods with family or friends from Europe. The rooms are all newly remodeled, very clean and comfortable. The cottages are amazing. Newly remodeled, private, smart design, very clean, and comfortable, and my favorite. Privacy with an outdoor deck and barbecue grill - gorgeous view of Bear... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were treated very well. Could not have been happier with the service. The rooms are updated and spotless. And also what a wonderful view of Bear Lake. There is no need to stay in Duluth when this Motel is only about a half hour away. From now on.. "Our home away from home". Thanks Sane & Penny. We'll be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Obnoxious service. Cheerful one minute, viciously angry the next. Miles to alternatives, but well worth the drive. Had a similar experience to Judith M. and can't believe they can be so blatantly dishonest.

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4 Thank Phil M
emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

A police report was filed on these individuals and no children were held accountable for the damage done to the room. More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place. My husband and I were in northern Minnesota looking for a photo-op of the autumn color. This place is definitely off the radar. The sign is small and poorly lit, so you must be looking for it, although it is only less than a mile from Interstate 35. Very clean, very remodeled, very nice owners who are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Be sure to get an email or written confirmation for the agreed price. By phone, I was given a discount for a 2 night stay rather than just one night. When we arrived they argued, "We never give that price!" I didn't have it in writing so i just paid the regular price. Other than that, our 6 person cottage... More 

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Thank Judith M
emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

In this case if a rate was increased it was due to the number of guest(s). It happens often the guest(s) arrive and do not mention there are additional members staying with them. We usually don't find out until they ask for additional bath linens or we confirm at time of check-in. When we ask at time of check-in, we... More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We arrived late at night. Owner was very courteous even though I am sure we woke him. Room was clean, the beds were very comfortable, the towels and linen fairly new and good quality. The room was reasonably priced - well worth the cost. I would stay there again and highly recommend it.

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1 Thank char1952
Barnum
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Owners of the small motel/Inn were extremely rude. If you are in a wheel chair, or have children with you, DO NOT STAY HERE! The normal in and out activities that come with children are not welcome. Wheel chair users beware. The Northwoods Inn considers the dirt off the pavement in their parking lot, to be the fault of the... More 

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5 Thank Shawn K
emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

A police report was filed on these individuals and no children were held accountable for the damage done to the room. More 

Rhinebeck, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We'd stayed at the North Woods several times over the years and had a great time. Last summer we went back. The place had new owners and they were nasty! They had overbooked the cabin we had and so they did everything possible to get rid of us. One evening when we were sitting on the porch with my mom,... More 

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emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

I have already commented as much as I would like on these prejudiced individuals! That is being as professional as I can be after reading what they posted! Still people will be mean and nasty no matter how much our country progresses or in their case degresses! My husband and I plan to sell this inn due to individuals like... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small inn with 15 rooms plus 2 2 bedroom cottages that have 3 beds and full stocked kitchens We offer weekly rates too Ice machine in the office Updated rooms and all upper level rooms have balcanies Drive up to all rooms on both levels Queen, king and double full bed rooms Very close to interstate 35 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northwoods Inn

Address: 3716 Main St, Barnum, MN 55707-9788
Location: United States > Minnesota > Barnum
Number of rooms: 17
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