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The Outpost Motel

2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I've had the pleasure of staying at the Outpost since I was a child. Homey, Family Owned, comfortable rooms in a beautiful location, having access to the beach and the River, including lots to trails to explore the beauty of the north shore. Easy distance from the city but far enough to feel like you have the place to yourself.... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Outpost Motel was very peaceful, even for it being right on Highway 61. My room was very clean, comfortable and with a view of Lake Superior out my front window. Owners were very kind. I suggest you give this Motel a try and have your own chair overlooking the lake.

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Thank Nay1962
Minnetonka
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I have stayed at the Outpost Motel numerous times on my way to Isle Royale for backpacking. The hotel is the epitome of a family owned local motel on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The rooms are basic with a typical north woods feel. Location is right on highway 61 with a view of the Big Lake and a... More 

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Marshfield
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The Outpost Motel served our needs beautifully. We wanted a housekeeping place during our ski vacation,but didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. We found this motel at the spur of the moment, and they were able to accommodate us , without advance reservations. The room is very clean, and while nothing fancy, was comfortable. It has a... More 

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I go to Grand Marais every year, in October, for our anniversary. We stayed at the Oupost last year for 2 nights, and actually have nothing bad to say about our stay last year. We just needed a place to rest our heads at night and a bathroom. It served the purpose. So this year, without hesitation,... More 

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outpostmotel1833, Owner at The Outpost Motel, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for the unsatisfactory experience you had on your recent stay with us. We try very hard to make everything perfect, but obviously this time we fell very short. We are improving our reservation system and providing additional training and personnel to ensure that such shortcomings don't happen again. I hope you'll stay with us again so we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a great little motel. It is a small motel with owner operators on the premises. If luxury is a primary need then this is not your place. If you want a nice, clean,comfortable place to stay for an extended period of time in a beautiful setting then this is your place. The folks you will meet are friendly... More 

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Warrenville, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Were visiting Grand Portage National Monument and stayed here. This place turned out much better than I expected. My family stayed in the loft apartment and it was very comfortable very clean. We appreciated how the kitchen had a plates, glasses & silverware. It was nice to walk across the street to the beach.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I've stayed at the Outpost three or four times now and it is by far my favorite experience in the Grand Marais area and its sphere of influence. It's about 10 miles out of downtown Grand Marais to the northeast, so it is removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown which can be a plus or a negative depending... More 

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Thank thehighwayman394
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Members of my family had stayed here on numerous occasions. It's a quaint motel, but very clean, wonderful views, peace and quiet, and a quick drive away from all the attractions of Grand Marais. We loved it here and would return in a heart beat!

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Oak Ridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stayed here for one night in August 2015, using the hotel as a base for some area hikes (Cascade and Kadunce River trails). The hotel has a rustic feel, with just the basics, but is comfortable, warm, and very pleasant. There is a rocky beach across the road, access to trails right behind the motel, and places to sit... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lakeview rooms and fully-equipped kitchenette suites with Lake Superior to the front and the Superior National Forest in back. Beach on Lake Superior. Hiking trails join the Superior Hiking Trail and the trails along the Kadunce River. Located eight miles northeast of Grand Marais, MN on Lake Superior's beautiful North Shore. Free WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Outpost Motel

Address: 2935 East Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN
Location: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Price Range: $86 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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