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The Outpost Motel

2935 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2140
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#3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Grand Marais
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. Great prices!
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2935 E Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604-2140
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Scott wrote a review Jan 2021
Greenville, Wisconsin5 contributions
I stayed one night on short notice to ski a couple days at Lutsen Mtn. My only regret is not staying longer but I will be back. I stayed in their single queen room and it was perfect, clean and cozy. I can’t wait to return to explore the area some more. Outpost Motel will be my lodging of choice from now on.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
judy l wrote a review Oct 2020
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We just got home from a weekend spent at the Outpost Motel in Grand Marais. This place was remarkable- clean, quiet and all the cute touches Holly and her husband put throughout the room was thoughtful and charming! There were two adorable bear cubs who took up residence in a crab apple tree near the hotel office. They were so entertaining. Holly was very friendly and professional. We enjoyed our weeks so much we decided to rebook for next spring.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Outpost Motel, Owner at The Outpost Motel
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind review! I have to say, I think the bear cubs probably swung you in our direction. They are possibly the best marketing team we could ask for! We are so very happy you enjoyed your time here and are looking forward to your return visit!
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Michael H wrote a review Aug 2020
Elk River, Minnesota563 contributions25 helpful votes
This was our second visit to the Outpost Motel and it was just as good as the first two years ago. It is located on Lake Superior with a sand and pebble beach ideal for walks, rock hunting, bonfires or just relaxing to the sounds of the waves. Our cabin style room had a nice view of the lake. It is so convenient to Grand Marais without the Grand Marais prices. Close to Grand Portage - our favorite state park. And the owners are more like hosts to meet all of your needs. They do a great job keeping the Motel clean, especially with COVID-19 cleaning protocols.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Outpost Motel, Owner at The Outpost Motel
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Thank you so much for the review! And, thanks for noticing/mentioning our our COVID-19 protocols. We take this very seriously and want to make sure that we do our part so our guests can stay and play--and not have to worry. Hoping to see you soon for your third trip to The Outpost!
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lori c wrote a review Aug 2020
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Loved this place! I would definitely come back again! Very clean, friendly owners, helpful with suggestions, and beautiful views! The motel has a great location. It was easy to find right on Highway 61. Nice and quiet and I loved the good luck charm left in the room for us to take with us, how thoughtful is that! If your looking for a great place to stay in this area THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Outpost Motel, Owner at The Outpost Motel
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thank you so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. And please make sure to take good care of Otis!
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jamgeff wrote a review Aug 2020
Shakopee, Minnesota71 contributions14 helpful votes
My Husband and I stayed here. Owners are very friendly, very kind. Rooms are very nice, very clean. Comfortable beds. Two fire pits made out of rocks on the lake. My Husband and I were able to have a campfire and watch the moon come up. Very quite motel. There is a coffee maker in the room. We look forward to staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Outpost Motel, Owner at The Outpost Motel
Responded Aug 15, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review! Super happy you got to watch the moon rise. It is amazing over the lake! Hope to see the two of you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Outpost Motel
What are some of the property amenities at The Outpost Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and bicycle rental.
Is parking available at The Outpost Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does The Outpost Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.