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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have stayed twice at Nelson's Travelers Rest and have enjoyed our stay very much. Good location. You have to book well in advance of your stay because they seem to fill quickly. The cabins are clean and well equipped. We enjoy their evening campfire and getting to know the other guests. The owners are very friendly and accommodating!

Thank Minnesotawinters
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I loved this place from the time they called me back after I left a message (within 10 minutes) to the friendliness of the owners when I checked in. I stayed in the Motel which offered a big room, small but clean shower and chairs to sit out on the porch and have a cocktail. The price is right and... More 

Thank Hungryhoosier
Duluth, Minnesota
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Nice Rustic decorations with motel and cabins with Lake Superior view. We stayed in the motel. Operated by a nice couple who have owned the business for over 20 years. Comfortable beds, nice walk in shower with handles on three sides, cable television and WiFi. Very clean throughout and lighting was good. Coffee maker, Microwave and refrigerator in our room.... More 

Thank Ronmh
Andover, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have stayed several times at Nelsons ! Tom and Patty have always been very friendly and accommodating. Our cabins have always been immaculate & very well equipped. Quite & comfortable. We have stayed with small children, the play area is wonderful. Always enjoy a s'more by the fire ! Easy walk to downtown Grand Marais! Will be booking our... More 

Thank mimakama
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

They gave away one of our cabins for the last night of our stay to people who had not even arrived yet. We had traveled over 5 hours with a 14 month old to get there. When we tried to resolve the situation with the man who checked us in, a woman (the owner?) appeared and began hurling obscenities and... More 

Thank Cynthia K
Silver Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

have never been treated more poorly as a paying customer than by the owners at Nelson's. Just because you make a reservation with them does NOT guarantee you will be granted what you thought you had reserved. They shorted us a night at one of their cabins and refused to correct their mistake. In addition, they were condescending, rude, and... More 

Thank afh2004
Level Contributor
10 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Tom and Pat were very friendly, the cabins are very well maintained and clean. This was a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle, but still close to town where you can enjoy a great meal at a variety of locations. Beautiful area to visit with many close by state parks that offer stunning views.

Thank Lisa D
Hastings, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We stayed 8 nights in cabin 4. We were a little nervous on our way up north because a previous reviewer complained about the furniture. The couch was a little sinky, but we slept well in the beds. We had counter and shelf space for toiletries in the bathroom, which is my usual gripe about other cabins we've stayed at.... More 

Thank suseliz2015
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW Easy on the wallet, hard on the back and knees, if stay is more than 2 days! Chairs in cabins are unstable & dangerous. Sofas have seen better days. If you are over 5 feet tall and weigh over 100 pounds you will be uncomfortable; getting off the sofa/ chair will be difficult as there is no... More 

Thank mamamu
Stillwater, Minnesota
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I have always had a nostalgic attraction to resorts with cabins. Nelson's cabins are well maintained and clean. They are a good value as compared to other hotels in Grand Marais. The location makes it possible to walk to town for attractions and restaurants. We stayed in a unit that had 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living room. This was very... More 

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Additional Information about Nelson's Travelers Rest

Address: PO Box 634, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Region: United States > Minnesota > Grand Marais
Number of rooms: 12
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“Talk to the owners when making your reservation.”
 of 5 bubbles suseliz2015, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We were in cabin # 1.. it is right off the highway and we didn't think the noise was any problem at all.”
 of 5 bubbles DianeMn, 2 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a cabin farthest away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 129shannonw, 8 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Book early!”
 of 5 bubbles SpencerM997, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
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