This is a great place to stay. The owners are wonderful people from the area and can give you ideas about things to do and see while you are there. The have a nice continental breakfast every morning. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. If your plan is to sit in the room and watch TV all day, there is no cable-- but so what-- I don't go on vacation to watch TV, I can do that at home! They do have a nice collection of games and DVDs if you find yourself at the hotel in the evening or on a rainy day. I loved the opportunity to stay in a train car! Great experience!
Oh-- and the fitness center is not "average"-- they don't have one, nor did I expect them to have one. I got carried away with my "excellents" and couldn't get rid of the rating! One can get all of the fitness they desire just by walking around town, hiking trails, etc. In that regard, maybe the "fitness center" is as good as you want it to be.
- 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