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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Chaska, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank toes5
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Scott K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with our 3 girls, age 6, 4 and 2. It is a fun quiet place for a family. The toy and DVD library are perfect for little kids. The breakfast was also better than expected. Very convenient location 1 mile from Betty's Pie's. We would stay again.

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Niagara, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 19, 2016 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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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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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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