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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1182
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Niagara, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

3 things can ruin a stay at a hotel, B&B or Inn. 1) Dirty Room. 2) Bad Mattress 3) Poor Service. Our room was clean, the mattress was comfortable and the service was above and beyond. The owners, Jeff and Cyndi, truly want to make your stay the best possible experience. This was a surprise for my wife on our... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to stay somewhere unique this is it. Our room was the inside of a boxcar. Very quiet, clean, great breakfast, dvd selection to pop in the room tv is awesome, lots of board games. I forgot my t-shirt on the hook of bathroom door and I was called right away to let me know they found it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this unique inn. The room and was clean and well maintained, hallways were filled with train memorabilia and made to look like a train platform between the two rows of cars. The setting is quiet and peaceful and a relaxing place to sit outside and enjoy the woods. There was a rain shower the evening... More 

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MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister, niece, son and I ventured to the North Shore for a short five-day trip. We spent two nights at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn and it was a fabulous experience. The kids thought it was great to stay in the old train cars. The hotel is quiet, very clean and super comfortable. It was awesome that they had... More 

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Thank Rachel I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We bought a Groupon that brought us here. Just down the road from Betty's Pies. Clean and cute, but the rooms are oddly shaped. A little hard to get around because they are so narrow if you are larger or differently abled. They have tarp over the roof, which makes it look a little rough on the outside, but doesn't... More 

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Harris, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I booked this place for a Monday night stay. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly owner, she was so nice! We were offered puzzles and DVDs to borrow and use for the night. We put together a 700 piece puzzle that kept us up to 4am! The continental breakfast is good. The rooms are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My wife and I were there this past weekend. We stayed at one of the King Conductor Suites and it was absolutely amazing! It was easily accessible and the theme is definitely unique. It was cool to see the actual train cars from inside the hallway and is quite charming. The owners were very friendly and informative. It's a 5-Star... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I love funky, different types of accomodations and this was a nice treat. It is easy to find and uses train boxcars that have been converted into accomodations. It has a continental breakfast, which is a nice touch and some solid customer service. The only thing that was so so was the cell/ wifi connection. Otherwise, this is a good... More 

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Thank Donald S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This spot is very unique and provides a fun atmosphere. The owner(s) were very kind and helpful during our short stay. The breakfast was good and had a decent selection to choose from. The only downside was that some people had brought their young kids along over the weekend and we could hear them running up and down the hallway... More 

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Boyceville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were looking for a place to stay during our waterfall hiking trip. The rooms are in old railroad boxcars. Because boxcars are long and narrow, the rooms are long and narrow. The ceilings are the original plywood and some have graffiti from hobos who rode in them. Host Cyndi and Jeff are warm and friendly. Most rooms are half... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Northern Rail Traincar Inn is a "Unique Hotel with a B&B Feel"! Nestled in the woods our accommodations provide a relaxing northern getaway 1/2 mile from the north shore of Lake Superior. There are 14 rooms in 7 boxcars (1/2 car each) called Porter and Porter w/Sofa rooms and there are 3 full car Suites (there are 10 cars total). We have several themes for our rooms: Oriental (inspired by the Asian influence of the Orient Express) Safari (Inspired by the Safari trains of the early 1900's) Victorian (Inspired by the era of train travel) Northwoods rooms for something different: Fishing, Bear, Golf & Lighthouse. From the charming platform hallway to the unique rooms and the peaceful surroundings Northern Rail appeals to anyone looking for a unique experience! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Address: 1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1182
Location: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Northern Rail Traincar Bed And Breakfast
Northern Rail Traincar Hotel Two Harbors
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