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Northern Rail Traincar Inn

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We have stayed at Northern Rail Traincar Inn for several times and I just wanted to let other people know what a "fantastic" time it is here. I have told other people about staying there before and all they say is it is train cars, but I want people to know you need to look beyond the train cars. The...

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We were referred here by a relative and we are so glad! The owners are wonderful, the rooms were clean and warm! They do a nice simple breakfast every morning. They even had games, books and movies you can borrow. We will definitely stay here again!

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Shoreview, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite place to stay on the North Shore. The owners are are very personable and friendly. It is a little off the beaten path. It is surrounded by evergreen and birch trees and frequently gets visited by wildlife. It is fun just to sit out front and listen to the birds or take a walk through the...

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Clearwater
Reviewed 4 November 2015

On the spur of the moment we decided to take a few days trip up the North Shore of MN. Based on the recommendation of our son and daughter-in-law, we checked out this unique hotel just north of Two Harbors, MN. We registered for the 2 Queen room but upgraded to the Queen suite. Lovely rooms in a unique atmosphere...

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South St Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try something totally different. This motel, not only offered train cars as rooms, they are nicely decorated and different. We only stayed one night but, everything was clean, comfortable and unique. The owners are very personable. Will come back again.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2015

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Green Bay
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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 September 2015

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Poynette, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 September 2015

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2015

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“Ask for a view of the woods”
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.”
eval700, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any of the full cars for added space.”
PatJ678, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Double (full) boxcar rooms are more spacious, with a separate bedroom and sitting area with pull-out couch.”
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.”
Sieg1313, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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