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Roseville, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Everything in Duluth was booked so we stayed here. We're so happy we did! The owners are friendly and accomodating. The room was clean and comfortable and the view was beautiful. It's about 30 miles south of Duluth, we was perfect for us.

Thank Deanna P
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Rather than face of challenge of Duluth during Tall Ships, we stayed at this convenient, clean and comfortable, recently renovated motel and enjoyed visiting with the new owners, who were very welcoming and helpful. Room was quiet, deck in back offered great view of Bear Lake, with a nice table and chairs for morning coffee. We were so pleased that... More 

1 Thank Gloria L
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

New owners came on board this summer and the place is well run. Rooms were remodeled recently and are very comfortable and a more tastefully done than in most motels. There are nice views of Bear Lake and The Lazy Bear and Chickadees are just around the corner.

1 Thank StarfishWashington
New York City, New York
1 review
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

We have stayed at Northwoods Inn and Cottages on several occasions, sometimes for extended periods with family or friends from Europe. The rooms are all newly remodeled, very clean and comfortable. The cottages are amazing. Newly remodeled, private, smart design, very clean, and comfortable, and my favorite. Privacy with an outdoor deck and barbecue grill - gorgeous view of Bear... More 

1 Thank ravenwood58
Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We were treated very well. Could not have been happier with the service. The rooms are updated and spotless. And also what a wonderful view of Bear Lake. There is no need to stay in Duluth when this Motel is only about a half hour away. From now on.. "Our home away from home". Thanks Sane & Penny. We'll be... More 

2 Thank Mike F
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Obnoxious service. Cheerful one minute, viciously angry the next. Miles to alternatives, but well worth the drive. Had a similar experience to Judith M. and can't believe they can be so blatantly dishonest.

4 Thank Phil M
emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

A police report was filed on these individuals and no children were held accountable for the damage done to the room. More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

Loved this place. My husband and I were in northern Minnesota looking for a photo-op of the autumn color. This place is definitely off the radar. The sign is small and poorly lit, so you must be looking for it, although it is only less than a mile from Interstate 35. Very clean, very remodeled, very nice owners who are... More 

2 Thank Gretchen D
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Be sure to get an email or written confirmation for the agreed price. By phone, I was given a discount for a 2 night stay rather than just one night. When we arrived they argued, "We never give that price!" I didn't have it in writing so i just paid the regular price. Other than that, our 6 person cottage... More 

Thank Judith M
emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

In this case if a rate was increased it was due to the number of guest(s). It happens often the guest(s) arrive and do not mention there are additional members staying with them. We usually don't find out until they ask for additional bath linens or we confirm at time of check-in. When we ask at time of check-in, we... More 

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We arrived late at night. Owner was very courteous even though I am sure we woke him. Room was clean, the beds were very comfortable, the towels and linen fairly new and good quality. The room was reasonably priced - well worth the cost. I would stay there again and highly recommend it.

1 Thank char1952
1 review
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Owners of the small motel/Inn were extremely rude. If you are in a wheel chair, or have children with you, DO NOT STAY HERE! The normal in and out activities that come with children are not welcome. Wheel chair users beware. The Northwoods Inn considers the dirt off the pavement in their parking lot, to be the fault of the... More 

5 Thank Shawn K
emerald710, Owner at Northwoods Inn, responded to this review

A police report was filed on these individuals and no children were held accountable for the damage done to the room. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small inn with 15 rooms plus 2 2 bedroom cottages that have 3 beds and full stocked kitchens We offer weekly rates too Ice machine in the office Updated rooms and all upper level rooms have balcanies Drive up to all rooms on both levels Queen, king and double full bed rooms Very close to interstate 35 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Northwoods Inn

Address: 3716 Main Street, Barnum, MN 55707
Region: United States > Minnesota > Barnum
Price Range: £75 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Northwoods Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upper level rooms have nice balcony for morning coffee and a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 541glorial, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms and the two cottages face S/SE and are away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles ravenwood58, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are two levels, Chose the upper for an improved view. But we would have no trouble in staying in the lower also.”
 of 5 bubbles I4633QBmikef, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Please don't waste your time.”
 of 5 bubbles 736shawnk, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Upper level rooms have best view of lake.”
 of 5 bubbles ConnieMace, 5 Jun 2011 | Read review
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