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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for my birthday back in November and had a lovely time relaxing, playing games, and enjoying all that Two Harbors has to offer. I should have written a review then, but life moves fast and I didn't take the time. Now my stay this time was completely unplanned. You see, I was supposed to...

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Love this place, have stayed several times and each time was very nice. The decor of the rooms is fabulous, each room has a different theme and the bedding and furnishings are so homey, not your standard hotel room! We stayed right before Christmas and the hotel was decorated so nicely, very homey feel!

Thank sandybeach155
Upsala, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We again had a great time at Northern Rail. We love the area up there, and being able to stay at Northern Rail is so much fun, with the unique train motif and wonderful innkeepers. We love the rooms, the breakfasts, the owners, the area. Two Harbors has great places to eat, lots of shops and tourist attractions, and wonderful...

Thank Jan G
West Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Quick trip to the North Shore to take in some fall colors. Turns out half of Minneapolis was doing the same thing, but we found a decent hotel rate here. This is one of the most unique hotels I've ever stayed in. The room was half a box car with a full bath, decorated nicely and very clean. I was...

Thank LifeAtlasTravel
Shell Lake, Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

For the most part, we enjoyed our stay, but the sofa sleeper was brutal. No coffee maker in the rooms, which was sorely missed by one in our party. Breakfast was sufficient with many options such as waffles, french toast, bagles, toast, yogurt, muffins, hot & cold cereal, apple sauce, orange juice and coffee.

1Thank Lakerfantoo
Brooklyn Park
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We recently stayed here and were so delighted with our visit. My husband loved the idea of sleeping in a box car. He took tons of photos of the exterior. The owners were super nice and accommodating to any needs any guest had. The continental breakfast was more than adequate with yogurt, juice, fruit, bagels, bread, french toast, waffles, muffins...

1Thank babytygger
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My wife and I had two glorious days staying at the Northern Rail Traincar Inn, Two Harbors. I grew up around rail lines near St. Louis, MO and always enjoyed walking through the yards and hoping the old steam powered freight trains. We would play in the boxcars and ride the rails. This time I had the opportunity to sleep...

1Thank Alfred B
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 July 2014

For starters the lady that worked the front desk was incredibly nice. My wife and I were really charmed and delighted in all of our encounters with her. Our room was unique and comfortable. We both slept very well. The room wasn't large but it met our needs quite nicely. You can always tell how much a place cares by...

1Thank Justin B
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was so much fun to experience and the kids loved it. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the staff was so nice and knowledgable about the area. I wish we could have stayed longer! Definitly a place we would all like to go back to. This place made a lasting impression on my kids that they won't...

1Thank skom96
Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is such a unique place, with beautiful accommodations. The property is very well done. My husband would have liked to see the rooms in a train decor, but I liked the beautiful decor, in a train setting. We chose a suite to stay in and enjoyed it. They have movies you can take back to your room, as well...

1Thank parentsof5

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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 Bed And Breakfast
Northern Rail Traincar Hotel Two Harbors
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“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
“Rooms vary in furnishings and views, so ask what's available.”
 of 5 bubbles danny_kent1, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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