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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Quirky Hotels
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My husband and I spent one night and both enjoyed the interesting layout and furnishings throughout the Inn. The hostess was especially friendly and made us feel very welcome. Our room was spacious, very clean and extremely cosy. I especially loved the bathroom. Breakfast was
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Response from Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Responded Nov 19, 2018
TBay_JAE, Thank you for the flattering review! We think we have a great place here but it always helps to hear it from our guests! Thank you! Cyndi
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My daughter, husband and I had another AMAZING stay here! We LOVE that it is a beautiful place to stay due to it being cozy, quiet (on Highway 3 and hardly ever hear traffic) and affordable. We found this quirky train car hotel a few years ago and have come back multiple times a
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Response from Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Responded Oct 22, 2018
Eva, Thank you so much for your glowing review! I am so glad that you found us and that we have all become family! See you guys in November! Jeff & Cyndi
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My Husband I stayed here over the weekend, and it was great. very lovely, very clean. bathrooms are large, towles are very big and very soft. The oweners are very nice people. Breakfast was very yummy. It is very quite. There are lots of games, DVD'S, all the tea coffee, and hot
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Response from Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2018
Thank you so much for your very nice review! We try to make our place as comfortable and homey as we can. There is so much to do in the area that often guests don't spend a whole lot of time in the hotel but when they do there is still plenty to do! Thanks again for the very nice review. We'll see you next time! Jeff & Cyndi
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We had a fab stay in our train-car and will would definitely stay again. We will go back for the character (each train-car is unique), the hosts (helpful & friendly), and location (just off the main Two Harbors drag). We asked our host for a dinner recommendation and he did not
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Response from Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2018
Thank you for the great review! We try to make sure that we share our knowledge of the area and make recommendations that we are pretty sure our guests will enjoy! As for the "forgotten items" we want everyone to get all of their belongings so we don't have to hold on to them until they are claimed - however long that make be (Yes, forever!). Actually we mail things back to guests if we know what room the items were found in. It's just better to make sure everything that comes in, goes out! Again, thanks for the great review and we will see you next time!!! Jeff & Cyndi
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Cozy, quiet, and charming. Wonderful service, right down the road from the lake and Betty's pies. Scenery surrounding the inn. There was a nice lending library of toys, books, and mivies. We will certainly go again.
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Response from Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Responded Oct 4, 2018
Thank you for you great review! We try to keep it homey and we hope to see you again! Cyndi & Jeff
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Hi Kim! Thank you for your interest in Northern Rail Traincar Inn! We do have rooms open for July 5th. We have at least one of each of the Porter type (1/2 boxcar) rooms at $149 plus tax for two adults (additional guests 13 and up are $10, 12 and under stay free). We also have our King Conductor Suites available at $199 plus tax etc. as above. Please give us a call if you have any questions or you would ike to reserve a room. Again, thank you for your interest in Northern Rail! Cyndi 877-834-0955
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The rooms we have available are our 1/2 train boxcar Porter and Porter w/Sofa sleeper rooms. These rooms run $149 per night and yes, each room has its own bathroom w/shower. Call us at 877-834-0955 if you have any questions or would like to reserve a room! Cyndi
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"Every room is uniquely decorated and there isn't a bad one to choose!"
"Large suites offer loads of room and a fridge and microwave"
"Ask for woods side-you'll feel like you are the only people in the world!"
"The larger rooms are worth it."
"Each room has a different theme, but they are all very nice. If you need more room, ask for a larger room when making your reservation."
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