MacArthur House Bed & Breakfast

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


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
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Home Away From Home

5 on October 17, 2016

Outstanding home away from home. Very clean and homey with a great breakfast. We hiked the Superior Trail for a week and this was the oasis at the end of our trip. Highly recommended.

A Lovely Home Away from Home

5 on August 30, 2016

MacArthur house was a peaceful, clean, beautiful place to stay. My husband and I stayed in the Superior Room for four nights, and we were so pleased with the lovely room, delicious breakfasts, and overall ambiance of the bed & breakfast. Max and Sherri are gracious and hospitable hosts: they do everything they can to make their guests feel welcomed and at ease (from supplying forgotten shampoo to making gluten-free waffles). The house is close to downtown Grand Marais, and the rooms are large, airy, quiet, and full of light. Overall, I would highly recommend this B & B as a relaxing vacation destination.

Warm and Inviting

5 on August 11, 2016

Max and Sherri are wonderful hosts. Breakfasts were superb! MacArthur House is quiet and peaceful, exactly what we needed for our five night getaway. We enjoyed the short 3 block walk into town with all the great restaurants and shops. We shall definitely return. Thank you Max and Sherri...

Delightful stay with Max and Sherri

4.4 on June 16, 2016

My husband and I traveled from Naperville, IL and stayed with Max and Sherri for 2 nights while visiting Grand Marais,MN. The Bed and breakfast was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was shared with other guests around a large table and both mornings it was wonderful! Sheri and Max were delightful!

spacious and quiet

4.0 on September 01, 2015

Max and Sherri provide a wonderful space to enjoy the Grand Marais area. Our suite was the perfect home away. Very willing to accomodate special dietary needs.

Cedar Cabin

3.8 on October 21, 2014

This quaint abode was home for the two of us for five nights. All the basic needs were met. The caretaker was very helpful (and quick) when I had trouble turning on the oven.

Wonderful weekend to view Fall colors!

5 on October 01, 2014

Max & Sherri were great hosts. Their B&B is in a great location in Grand Marais. Easy walk down to Main St. Wonderful breakfast each day. We'll definitely return!

Great spot - especially for the North House Folk School

4.2 on October 01, 2014

Clean little cottages, no breakfast included but full kitchen. Two bedrooms with twin size comfy beds. If you are going to the North House Folk School you are a two to three block walk down the hill to the school which is right on the water. My wife and I both took courses there; it was great to have a place to walk back to when our courses had different daily schedules. Downtown is a four block walk. Great location!

Great alternative to a large hotel stay in Grand Marais

4.6 on September 29, 2014

The MacArthur House was an extremely reasonable way to take in Grand Marais. It's within walking distance of downtown and the breakfast and coffee were delicious! I would definitely stay again and would highly recommend it to others.

MacArthur House Bed & Breakfast

4.4 on September 11, 2014

Welcoming environment.

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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

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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, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited no children under 14
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No no exceptions
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends Summer & Fall - 2 nights weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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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


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