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MacArthur House Bed & Breakfast

Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA (Show map)
221 Reviews
$64 - $179
per night

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Welcome to MacArthur House, a premier B&B located in the North Shore harbor town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. All guestrooms are beautiful and spacious with private baths. A whirlpool suite that is truly amazing. Rooms with views of Lake Superior. Enjoy one of the many outdoor activities and scenery: Pincushion Mountain, The Superior Hiking Trail, Judge Magney State Park, Isle Royale, Grand Portage, Eagle Mountain, and Lutsen which offer hiking, cross country skiing, canoeing, snow shoeing, biking, downhill skiing, golfing, and sea kayaking.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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Very nice place to stay!

5 on August 20, 2014

This was the second time we stayed at MacArthur house and will definitely stay here again. Rooms are very clean and Max and Sherri are wonderful. The food is alway delicious. We enjoyed meeting guests from other parts of the state and country, and even a couple from Canada! I would recommend this bed and breakfast to everyone!

A great stay at a reasonable price

5 on August 19, 2014

We stayed at the Aspen cabin and had a wonderful stay. Everything is kept neat and clean and have no complaints, will definitely be coming back. Great location too as donwtown is within walking distance.

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3.8 on August 17, 2014

Friendly, warm and welcoming....great fireworks viewing and night time music.

We loved it!

4.8 on August 17, 2014

We are big fans of Bed and Breakfast versus hotel rooms when we are on the road. We were only there one night but we enjoyed every moment of it. Grand Marais is a gem and this place was s.p.o.t.l.e.s.s - a big plus in our opinion.. Max and Sherri were super friendly!

A fine stay in Grand Marais

4.4 on August 13, 2014

A good location off the busy highway yet a very quick walk to everthing in town, including many nice restaurants. Hosts know the area well and really take pride in their inn.

Would stay again if in the area.

3.8 on August 12, 2014

Enjoyed the stay. The owners were gracious and helpful. The commons area was very comfortable and the breakfast was good. One thing that we had a problem with was having to take off our shoes as we came in the front door. I do that at home, but I always have slippers at the ready, here we did not and it just felt uncomfortable in a way. Everyone at breakfast was in stocking feet also.


3.4 on August 11, 2014

We stay at the MacArthur House Bed and Breakfast whenever we come to Grand Marias. We discovered this lovely residence several years ago and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. Max and Sherry are delightful; their hospitality is the best. I have a gluten free diet and they do a great job with that for me.

Cedar cabin

4.2 on July 27, 2014

Rented the cedar cabin, nice location within 3 blocks of the downtown area. Quiet and out if the way. I would stay here again. No problems and never even saw the owners, felt like we had the place to ourselves. Disregard my rating if the dining, we didn't eat at the B&B since we rented a cabin.

Weekend in July 2014

2.8 on July 19, 2014

The cabin that we stayed in this year wasn't as nice as the one last year. The bathroom door didn't work very well and the coffee pot stopped working as well. However, it was clean and the staff was friendly. The location to the waterfront area is great!

Innkeeper Response
Sorry your stay in the cabins wasn't great. We always want our guests to have a wonderful time. We would have liked to have the opportunity to address any problems. Again we're sorry.

Wonderful Respite!

5 on July 16, 2014

We had a lovely three nights in Grand Marais. The MacArthur House is just perfect - an easy walk into town for great food and yet it is in a quiet neighborhood so you can sleep with the windows open - and no noise! We had a beautiful room in the main house, and terrific breakfast each morning. Plenty of good coffee and fine hosts who know a lot about the area. They were the perfect combination of welcoming and friendly without being too much so. We would definitely go back!

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Location Type

2 blocks from lake, Small town


Duluth, MN (DLH)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Eagle Mountain, Pincushion Mountain XC skiing, Lutsen, Judge Magney State Park -- Devil's Kettle, Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage State Park -- High Falls, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: no children under 14
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No no exceptions

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends Summer & Fall - 2 nights weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: one nights stay or 1/2 required upon reservation
  • Cancellations: 10 days prior to arrival are non refundable. No shows will be billed for the entire stay.



Max & Sherri Bichel

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Sherri and Max are outdoor people. Love to run, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, and walk. Sherri and Max run everyday. Max plays tennis and Sherri golfs.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


Details Diamond Collection

520 W. 2nd Sreet , Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase