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Local B&B ranked sixth in the nation

The Northern Rail Traincar B&B in Two Harbors has been ranked sixth quirkiest lodging in the nation. Submitted by TripAdvisor.

The Northern Rail Traincar Bed and Breakfast in Two Harbors has won an award from popular travel website TripAdvisor.

"[This B&B] offers travelers the opportunity to stay off the beaten track in one of 17 train cars outfitted in diverse décor. Upon arrival, travelers collect their room key at the depot-style check-in, before making their way to their train car suite equipped with central air, television, and in some rooms, even a fireplace," TripAdvisor said.

The B&B was ranked sixth in a list of 10 quirkiest lodgings in the nation. The other accommodations were strewn across the nation in Big Sur, Calif., Memphis, Tenn. and New York State, among others. They included a former jail, a tree house resort and a converted lighthouse.

One TripAdvisor traveler commented, "The rail cars create such a unique atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else."

"For travelers looking for a unique experience, these properties offer peculiar but pleasant stays, and stories to tell for a lifetime," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.

The Northern Rail Traincar B&B is located north of Two Harbors at 1730 Highway 3. They can be reached at 834-0955.