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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have always liked trains, so I was looking forward to spending the night. It was "railroady" on the outside - real boxcars sitting on actual railroad tracks, but not so much on the inside. A few pieces of railroad memorabilia in the lobby area, but nothing to do with trains in the rooms. The beds were comfy, the towels were...

Thank 9jeff49
Brainerd, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great time staying here! I'm so happy we did it. A friend and I stayed there just a couple days ago and I would highly recommend it! It was a such a fun experience.... The hosts were friendly, rooms are very clean and cozy, the area is absolutely beautiful and the whole experience/stay there was absolutely perfect!

Thank Toodles07
Eagan, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Awesome experience - for train fanatics as well as anyone who is looking for a fun, unique place to stay! We were passing through on our way to visit family and had a double queen room that was comfortable for our family of four. For a longer stay I would definitely consider the larger conductor suite. Our kids (9 and...

Thank Heidi H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Another "awesome" time at Northern Rail. It is not a B&B, but more cozier. Cyndy and Jeff are truly the "Greatest" owners. They take pride in taking care of the guests and making sure everything is fine. Our family has been treated just like family while we have stayed there. They tell you about new things that are happening along...

Thank Eva L
Forest City, Iowa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had the conductors suite and it was so nice. A king bed in the bedroom and a queen size pullout for the kids in the living area. A very unique hotel to say the least. Super friendly owners and soft drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. If you like trains you will love this place and even if you...

Thank Keith H
Dayton, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We started our weekend by staying at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn, it was a great decision. The motel was quaint and very charming. We staying in the King Conductor suites (connecting rooms) and felt very comfortable. There were sweet personal details in the rooms and also modern conveniences (microwave and refrigerator). We will definitely stay there again.

Thank travel2182016
Ely, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My girlfriend & I enjoyed an annual girls weekend away. What a special place in the beauty of the north woods and wonderful touches that make you want to come back. Rooms are decent size and very clean with charming touches. Good breakfast & close to Duluth, state park & Superior hiking trail. Highly recommend!

Thank sis2wolf
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Northern Rail. We got a conductor's suite, which was probably too big for just the 2 of us. It was nice to have the space though. We looked in the other rooms though and I think they would've been sufficient for us. The continental breakfast in the morning is sufficient and pretty standard. The only...

Thank Mindy G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I stayed in the Queen Conductor Suite two nights over Labor Day weekend. We had a very enjoyable stay. The location is perfect, secluded but close to town. Cyndi and Jeff couldn't have been nicer, friendly and a pleasure to talk to. Our room was beautiful...spacious, clean and comfortable. We loved the large window in the living...

Thank Pat J
Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small hotel set in the woods but easier to find than we thought. Made out of 10 train cars! And the husband and wife owners are hands on and so accommodating and nice. Clean, comfortable and quiet with lots of special touches. Close to several North Shore must see sites. There also is a very large fire...

Thank MaryH09

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Address: 1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1182
Region: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Northern Rail Traincar Hotel Two Harbors
Northern Rail Traincar Bed And Breakfast
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“Ask for a view of the woods”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiH383, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“It is hard to explain, because each room has a different motif and it depends on what room you are staying in to see what it will be like.”
 of 5 bubbles eval700, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the full cars for added space.”
 of 5 bubbles PatJ678, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Double (full) boxcar rooms are more spacious, with a separate bedroom and sitting area with pull-out couch.”
 of 5 bubbles Joel_Stewart57, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There could be noise from people at the fire pit so to be safe choose a room not facing the fire pit.”
 of 5 bubbles Sieg1313, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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