Doing the north shore water falls trip with my husband and 11 year old son Oct 16 and 17. We are trying to decide between staying at the Grand Portage Hotel or Aspen Lodge in Grand Marais. Reviews are less than satisfactory at both, but those are the only two properties that had short notice availability.
We don't like smoke! Is there any benefit to staying in Grand Portage and overlooking our concern about this smoking hotel and casino? Is there any historical value or must have experience with staying in Grand Portage?