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Northwoods Inn
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Northwoods Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Barnum B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 31, 2011

Loved our stay until we got a call a couple of hours after we checked out saying we had ruined all the towels in our room. The towels were fine when we left and we did not even use each towel. The owner was so upset I offered to pay for the towels. Super bummed because the room was cute clean and close to the bike trails. We had already planned our next stay. Unfortunately after the towel phone call we will not be back.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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5  Thank Minnesota001
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emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2015

I am only doing this due to these reviews have had an impact on the business and we are in the process of selling. I feel these individuals have gone on misleading the potential guest(s) we may have. In this case the towels were badly bleached and I only called and kindly asked what the guest may have used to change the color of the bath linens. I was not rude and only explained they needed to be replaced. She stated "What"! "Do you want me to pay for them"? I replied, "No" and due to her tone, I simply thanked her for her time and ended the call. That was all. I feel she really went overboard with this review.

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Our family stayed in three different rooms in this wonderful inn. We were in town for Barnum's high school graduation and the high school is within walking distance.

Beautiful view of woods and Bear Lake. Rooms were spotless, beds and linens laundry fresh. (I do check mattresses and you needn't be wary of staying here!)

Shane and Penny are friendly, hard-working folks. Whether you come to town for business, or personal reasons, you can count on Northwoods Inn for reasonably priced, comfortable accomodations.

Although WiFi is not available, I travel with my own broadband, so was able to combine a family trip with computer work.

Connie Mace

Room Tip: Upper level rooms have best view of lake.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2010

Our family does an annual motorcyle ride to the Barnum area yearly (sometimes 2x year)to visit family gravesites. We've stayed at the Northwoods Inn for 4 years; first year was before Shane and Penny took over - it was a little run down then. But they have updated the rooms with a 'homey' decor - not the same hotel decor in every room (and new mattresses !). They have the cleanest rooms I've seen (even some big name hotels are questionable), prices are very reasonable; close to good food, gas, and the highway; but still quiet enough for a goods night rest.
It's difficult to satisfy everyone in a group of 12+, but we all agree this is the ONLY place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank Turkey025
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

My wife and I found this beautiful little Inn while traveling through MN. The Inn keepers, Shane and Penny, are some of the best people you will ever meet. Down to earth and willing to do whatever they can to make your stay enjoyable. If you're planning a trip to this part of MN than you owe it to youself to stop in and stay for a night or two...perhaps longer.
Thanks for taking care of us......

Brian & Renee
Titusville FL

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JetFoxPilot
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Additional Information about Northwoods Inn

Address: 3716 Main St, Barnum, MN 55707-9788
Location: United States > Minnesota > Barnum
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Barnum
Price Range: $84 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Northwoods Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small inn with 15 rooms plus 2 2 bedroom cottages that have 3 beds and full stocked kitchens We offer weekly rates too Ice machine in the office Updated rooms and all upper level rooms have balcanies Drive up to all rooms on both levels Queen, king and double full bed rooms Very close to interstate 35 ... more   less 
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