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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been staying here over the last 8 years and always enjoy our time. Cyndi and Jeff are great owners and continue to make this unique place better and better. They are very welcoming and knowledgeable about the many great spots to visit on the North Shore.

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Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn, responded to this review

Hi Janie! It was nice seeing you again! Next time the train will be running! Thanks! Cyndi

Edgewood, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stayed here after driving up from MSP on 9 May. It's just far enough off Hwy 61, that runs along the north shore of Lake Superior, to be quiet, but close enough to be convenient. If you're a train buff, it is a "must see", but even if you aren't the rooms are clean and comfortable....

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Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your kind words. Our goal is to provide a unique place for visitors to stay and to share as much information about the area as we can! Again, Thank you! Cyndi

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique experience, loved this place. The owners are very nice, very clean rooms, they pay attention to detail. It is located in a great location by Lake Superior and Two Harbors, Minnesota. This is a must do.

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Cyndi R, Owner at Northern Rail Traincar Inn, responded to this review

Hi Brian! Thank you for your feedback! We try to be ambassadors for the area and give guests the run down on places to go and things to see. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again! Cyndi

Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Have always liked trains, so I was looking forward to spending the night. It was "railroady" on the outside - real boxcars sitting on actual railroad tracks, but not so much on the inside. A few pieces of railroad memorabilia in the lobby area, but nothing to do with trains in the rooms. The beds were comfy, the towels were...

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Brainerd, Minnesota
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This was a great time staying here! I'm so happy we did it. A friend and I stayed there just a couple days ago and I would highly recommend it! It was a such a fun experience.... The hosts were friendly, rooms are very clean and cozy, the area is absolutely beautiful and the whole experience/stay there was absolutely perfect!

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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Awesome experience - for train fanatics as well as anyone who is looking for a fun, unique place to stay! We were passing through on our way to visit family and had a double queen room that was comfortable for our family of four. For a longer stay I would definitely consider the larger conductor suite. Our kids (9 and...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Another "awesome" time at Northern Rail. It is not a B&B, but more cozier. Cyndy and Jeff are truly the "Greatest" owners. They take pride in taking care of the guests and making sure everything is fine. Our family has been treated just like family while we have stayed there. They tell you about new things that are happening along...

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Forest City, Iowa
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We had the conductors suite and it was so nice. A king bed in the bedroom and a queen size pullout for the kids in the living area. A very unique hotel to say the least. Super friendly owners and soft drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. If you like trains you will love this place and even if you...

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Dayton, Minnesota
Reviewed November 6, 2016

We started our weekend by staying at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn, it was a great decision. The motel was quaint and very charming. We staying in the King Conductor suites (connecting rooms) and felt very comfortable. There were sweet personal details in the rooms and also modern conveniences (microwave and refrigerator). We will definitely stay there again.

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Ely, Minnesota
Reviewed November 6, 2016

My girlfriend & I enjoyed an annual girls weekend away. What a special place in the beauty of the north woods and wonderful touches that make you want to come back. Rooms are decent size and very clean with charming touches. Good breakfast & close to Duluth, state park & Superior hiking trail. Highly recommend!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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 Hotel Two Harbors
Northern Rail Traincar Bed And Breakfast
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“Sorry, I'm not sure about the internet stuff. We were looking for a quiet place to decompress.”
karenrW8719RW, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a view of the woods”
HeidiH383, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“It is hard to explain, because each room has a different motif and it depends on what room you are staying in to see what it will be like.”
eval700, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“Any of the full cars for added space.”
PatJ678, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Double (full) boxcar rooms are more spacious, with a separate bedroom and sitting area with pull-out couch.”
Joel_Stewart57, Sep 17, 2016 | Read review
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