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Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Two Harbors B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We took a trip to the North Shore to see the fall colors and relax a bit and this was the perfect place. Unique atmosphere, clean, good breakfast and fun visiting with Cindy in the front lobby! My daughter and son-in-law recommended Northern Rail to us and we were not disappointed. Hope we can come back soon!

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite which was excellent when one person wants to sleep and another watch a movie.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed here with our son & his wife. They liked it so much, they went and stayed there again. It's a great place.Each room is unique, and really nice. I would highly recommend it to everyone who wants something different.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Stayed here on a recent trip to MN. Well worth the price. Small enough to be quaint. and far enough off the road to feel like your in a remote cabin. The Staff was pleasant and informative. I felt more like an invited guest than a customer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We were taking a casual and relaxing vacation and had planned to stay here. This is a unique and fun place to stay. Also quiet and relaxing. Anything you wanted to know about the area, just ask Cyndi, who I called "the hostess with the mostest." We were able to go off for the day to great parks and other activities we wanted to do and came back to a nice quiet place to relax which is what we needed to do. Great place to get away from the hubbub of life.

I would recommend this place to anyone and would return when traveling this way again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

This was our second weekend get-a-way to Northern Rail Traincar Suites and we will probably be making this a yearly thing too. My husband is a radical train enthusiast and his sisters discovered this awesome little cozy place for us to stay at on their way back from a trip to Gooseberry Falls. The room rates are very reasonable and the location is great because we pass Duluth on the way up from the Twin Cities and Lake Superior is always in view. The Ore docks, Lighthouse, and the North Shore Scenic Railroad Train museum are right downtown in the heart of Two Harbors. Cyndi Ryder is very generous with her time and talents when it comes to staying at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. She always provides a wealth of information to her customers because she has thoroughly researched the area. Each room that you can stay in has a three ring binder just chock full of information as well as a journal where you can give Cyndi feedback about your stay. Each suite has a theme as well as decor to match that theme. Our recent stay was in the Oriental room and the room contained two very beautiful lamps, butterfly bedding, and butterfly and white crane wall decorations. Other items that made our stay comfortable were a soft queen bed, table and two chairs, a private shower bath (3/4 bath) continental breakfast, wireless internet access, television set, phone, alarm clock, a smoke free environment, and a beautiful view of the woods and wildlife. Cyndi even provides movies to watch, books to read, games to play, and puzzles you can put together. Cyndi always puts her guests first when it comes to customer service and she really makes you feel welcome to Northern Rail Traincar Suites. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This unique B&B is located a mile or two away from the Two Harbors food and entertainment. Very peaceful and quite setting.

I stayed with my retired parents and my son for his 3rd birthday. We stayed in the large suite at the end with a separate living room and bedroom. My parents took the bedroom and said the bed was comfortable (medium firm). I shared the sleeper sofa with my 3 yr old, and it was fine for a few nights, which is what I expected.

The hospitality and service was excellent. When she learned it was my son's birthday, Cyndi set him up with 3 candles for his blueberry muffin at breakfast. My son was delighted with the hybrid train/hotel building.

The lobby has a good selection of toys, DVDs, puzzles, and games that can be borrowed by guests.

During our stay we ventured out to Gooseberry Falls, Silver Bay, Beaver Bay, and Duluth. All were easy distances for a preschooler and 2 less-active grandparents.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This was one of the more unique stops on our Harley trip around Lake Superior. Cyndi, the manager, made the stay all that much more enjoyable. She was extremely helpful, friendly, and was very enthusiastic. The rooms are built in to actual box cars set on tracks, with most of the rooms taking up 1/2 of a car. The rooms were extremely clean, neat, and very quiet at night. The beds were comfortable. The bathrooms are very small -- at least for those of us over 6' -- but, again, extremely clean and bright. The continental breakfast was beautifully arranged and everything you would expect -- including French Toast and fresh fruit. All in all an exellent, fascinating and unique experience.

Room Tip: The box cars are set on each side of a common hallway. We had a room facing the back away from the...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Address: 1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1182
Location: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Two Harbors
Number of rooms: 17
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 
Also Known As:
Northern Rail Traincar Bed And Breakfast
Northern Rail Traincar Hotel Two Harbors

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