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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in the Queen Conductor Suite two nights over Labor Day weekend. We had a very enjoyable stay. The location is perfect, secluded but close to town. Cyndi and Jeff couldn't have been nicer, friendly and a pleasure to talk to. Our room was beautiful...spacious, clean and comfortable. We loved the large window in the living... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small hotel set in the woods but easier to find than we thought. Made out of 10 train cars! And the husband and wife owners are hands on and so accommodating and nice. Clean, comfortable and quiet with lots of special touches. Close to several North Shore must see sites. There also is a very large fire... More 

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Burt, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time, we spent 2 nights their. The owners where so nice and very friendly.The rooms very clean and comfortable. It was peaceful and quiet. We would definently go back for a visit again soon.

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Preah Vihear, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique and positive experience. Train buffs, prepare for system overload. Not particularly into trains? You will still enjoy the surroundings. Once you get used to the width of a train car, it is quite comfortable. Breakfast was great. The lobby offers everything from water, soft drinks, books, games and toys. The owners did everything possible to make sure we... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in early September. Okay, I admit the idea of spending the night in a train converted into a hotel inn, was somehow appealing, especially after reading reviews. But the novelty wears off pretty quick in the "basic & small" porter rooms, which did not have mini fridge, microwave, or even coffee maker. Plus in my... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very unique motel. The owners were very friendly, made us feel like family. Rooms all furnished differently and unique. Quiet, restful. Easy access to anywhere north or south on the shore. Will definitely return!

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Chaska, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I was going to give this cool hotel made out of box cars 5 stars. Our room looked like new at first glance and there were many new looking things including the entire bathroom, nice sheet rock walls, nice decorations on those walls. So what didn't we like you ask? The bed must have been, well I can't think of... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

If you like trains or have kids who do, this is a fine place to stay. If you want a more standard bland motel experience, maybe you'd be better off at a chain motel. The rooms we had were a good size and had comfortable furnishings, including the beds (although I heard that the pull-out sofa beds are less comfortable).... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary and wanted to stay someplace unique and quiet. It was an excellent choice for both of those reasons. The owners are very friendly and helpful with recommendations for shopping, sightseeing, and food. We definitely would recommend this to anyone, but especially for those that love trains. They keep it very clean and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

In addition to the novelty of staying in a boxcar, this is a very clean, quite, and well maintained hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location near Two Harbors and the nearby state parks is excellent. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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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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