Located off US Route 169, the Country Inn By Carlson®, Grand Rapids, MN lets you experience all the city’s unique charms. Head next door to the birthplace of Judy Garland and enjoy a trip back to Oz, or check out a number of local shops in Central Square Mall. Need to relax after some time on the road? We offer a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool tub perfect for easing stress away. After a refreshing swim, kick back in one of our spacious rooms with your favorite furry traveling companion.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Treat yourself each morning to a free, hot breakfast, and keep your spirits up with free cookies and coffee in the lobby throughout the day. If you need to be productive, take advantage of our free high-speed Internet access and business center. Hotel amenities include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
After a day of adventure, relax in your room or suite by brewing a fresh cup of coffee and curling up with your pet. Cap off the evening with a good movie on HBO before bedtime. Standard room highlights include:
Traveling with family or need extra space? Reserve a Two-room Suite to enjoy a king-size bed, a separate living area and these additional amenities:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start each day with our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast featuring fresh fruit, cereals and hard-boiled eggs. For lunch or dinner, check out one of the restaurants within a mile of the hotel. The Cedars at Sawmill Inn next door serves up juicy steaks, and Sammy’s Pizza dishes out classic pies in addition to calzones and hot soups.
Things to Do in Grand Rapids, MN
Spoil yourself with a shopping spree at nearby Central Square Mall, or pack up the family and the dog for an exciting day trip to Chippewa National Park. Grand Rapids also has a rich history and culture best experienced at these local favorites:
Judy Garland Museum – Right next door to the hotel is the birthplace of Judy Garland, an actress best known for portraying Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. This museum houses childhood items belonging to the famed actress as well as memorabilia from The Wizard of Oz. Be sure to check out the Lincoln Carriage originally featured in the film.
Old Central School – Located just six minutes from the hotel, this school dates back to 1895 and now serves as a small local history museum. The building features amazing architecture from an era long gone, including a grand central staircase once used for choir performances. Don’t forget to grab a hot cup of coffee and a fresh pastry from the Old School Café and Gift Shop.
Forest History Center – Step back in time to the early 1900s when logging brought in most of Minnesota’s money. Visit this logging camp eight minutes from the hotel to learn some local history with help from costumed reenactors and interactive exhibits, including a high-tech harvester simulator and a multimedia theater. For a great view and a quick thrill, climb the 100-foot fire tower.
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