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MacArthur House Bed & Breakfast

520 W. 2nd Sreet , Grand Marais, MN 55604 USA (Show map)
213 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
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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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!

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!

A Gem in Grand Marais

4.6 on July 11, 2014

My wife and I spent four nights at the MacArthur House. Max and Sherri are wonderful hosts. They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. My wife's birthday occurred during our stay. Sherri noticed the birthday card on the nightstand and when my wife and I returned that evening a bottle of champagne was waiting for us in our room. It is this kind of unexpected and unsolicited service like sets apart the MacArthur House from other B&B;s. Breakfasts were outstanding and the location of the B&B is great. All the restaurants and shops are just a short walk away. If we return to Grand Marais we would certainly choose the MacArthur House. Max and Sherri are really nice people and run a superb B&B.

Great Stay!

3.8 on July 07, 2014

Fantastic place. We will book again and have already recommended to friends and family!

MacAruthur House B&B Crituque

4.8 on July 05, 2014

food was outstanding, people were very friendly. I would definitely stay again

Beauitful and Relaxing Stay

5 on June 29, 2014

We had a bad experience with another B&B in Two Harbors and called to see if MacArthur had an opening for the next day. Max was very nice and eventhough he could not hear me due to iphone issues told us to come the next day. We were greeted by Sherri who was very down to earth and kind, which made us feel good after the horrible experience the day before. The room was incredible and beauitful-whirlpool, TV with Direct programming, a view that overlooked the lake and very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and we are now planning another stay for hopefully next year. We would highly recommend staying two to three days!

My stay at the MacArthur Cabins

4.6 on June 04, 2014

We rented the Pine cabin, and it was PERFECT! It was just supposed to be me and my two kids, but my Mom ended up staying, and since the cabin had a pull out couch, she also had a bed. Then my dad and sister showed up the last two days of our stay, and my parents took the couch while my sister got the roll away out of the closet. It was quaint, charming and we all had a really great time. Russell was extremely helpful, and we really enjoyed doing s'mores at night around the camp fire area that was right beside our cabin. I would recommend this to anyone. I could not rate the dining, because we had a full kitchen in our cabin, so no one cooked for us except for me. We did go downtown for pie several times and even made it out to Naniboujou Lodge for lunch one day - amazing food and a really cool place to visit. We are looking forward to coming up again next year for another graduation at CCHS.

Great place to stay!

5 on May 01, 2014

This was our second stay at the MacArthur House. It was just as we remembered it. The rooms were spotless and comfortable, he breakfasts fantastic, and Max and Sherri wonderful hosts. The house is very easy walking distance to the North House Folk School and downtown Grand Marais making this a perfect place to stay. We will stay there again in the future.

don't miss this place on your stay in Grand Marais

5 on April 27, 2014

I was the only guest stay there and the owners are very attentive to all my needs I would stay there again

Grand Marais weekend

4.8 on April 13, 2014

Brief stay for business and recreation events in Grand Marais Central location; flexible (offseason) re arrival and departure needs

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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

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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


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

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