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Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Two Harbors B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
631 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Unique lodging experience!”
Reviewed 29 May 2008

If you are a train aficionado, this is the place for you!
If you are an old train hobo that has made it big, this is the place to re-live the good ole days!
Such an unique lodging venue! Its not everyday you can say you slept in a boxcar!
We stayed in the CONDUCTOR SUITE 17 & 18 May 2008. This was a full box car with a king-bed room, with a faux fireplace, in one end, the bath, complete with a tub, in the middle, and a living room in the other end of the boxcar. Fine furnishing and immaculate cleanliness! Very quite. We loved our stay and would definitely return. The only thing missing was the train whistle!

  • Liked — Unique lodging venue.
  • Disliked — Lack of room-darkening window shades
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2008

Yes, that's right, I wrote box car. The Northern Rail Traincar B&B is just as it sounds. The suites are in boxcars, which is absolutley wonderful, unique and just all around fun. The service was amazing, and how delightful it was to handed an actual key rather than a piece of plastic that doesn't work half the time.
We stayed in a porter suite, which is half of a traincar. Even so, it was a fair size, the only complaint I have is that the shower had low pressure. The B&B does have full car suites which have a living area as well as a seperate sleeping area and a fireplace. I was surprised by this place, walking in not knowing what to expect. I can only say that it exceeded all expectations, and I cannot wait to go back!!

  • Liked — the atmosphere, the service,
  • Disliked — the shower
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Northern Rail Traincar Inn

Property: Northern Rail Traincar Inn
Address: 1730 Highway 3, Two Harbors, MN 55616-1182
Region: United States > Minnesota > Two Harbors
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Two Harbors
Number of rooms: 17
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 
Also Known As:
Northern Rail Traincar Bed And Breakfast
Northern Rail Traincar Hotel Two Harbors

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