Northern Rail Traincar Inn1730 Hwy 3
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Located 3 miles north of Two Harbors. Take 1st left after Betty's Pies onto Hwy 3 and go 1/2 mile - we're on the right!Get Directions
Northern Rail Traincar Inn features unique accommodations in authentic train boxcars! Extending out from the main depot-style reception area are two rows of train boxcars flanking a platform style hallway. The 10 boxcars house 16 themed rooms each with a private bathroom.
Enjoy the romance of the rails and relax in the tranquil beauty of Minnesota's North Shore in an exciting new way!
Hours & Dates
- Monday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Daily indoor maximum: $209.00
- Daily indoor minimum: $92.00
Winter rates: $92 to $152. Summer rates $159 to $209. Rates based on double occupancy. Additional guests age 13 and up are $10 per night. 12 and under stay Free!
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- High-speed Internet available
- Snowshoes available
Indoor Lodging Amenities
- Accessible to disabled
- Air conditioned units available
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Discount packages mid-week
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Number of hotel/motel rooms: 16
- Total indoor lodging units available in winter: 16
- Total number of indoor lodging units: 16
Length of Stay
- Daily rental available
Based on 227 reviews
We had a full train car that was very spacious and table for playing games, bed comfortable and great location to all our needs, Breakfast was good for continental type, and they had DVD's to use for...
— ISLANDGIRL3013, May 23, 2022
We celebrated 2 birthdays and this was perfect for our family and friends. We could not ask for better hosts. Cyndi and Jeff were fantastic. We loved hearing the history of how the train cars and the...
— JulieBandSteveB, May 22, 2022
Fun place to stay. We go there on our annual winter get-away. The traincar experience is a nice exciting place to stay. The rooms are always clean and roomy. We enjoy going to the Northern Rail...
— havefuneatingout44, February 18, 2022
Never stayed in a box car before. Thought it would be fun. So, they moved in eight or so box cars on parallel tracks. Then covered the area between the rows of cars a breezeway and walkway. Walking...
— MikeB1952, September 16, 2021
Turns out boxcars are larger than i was picturing in my head! This place is pretty cool; we would definitely stay there again. We got one of the 2 suites, and it was much too large for just the two...
— kv52, September 6, 2021