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About Us

With eight cozy guest rooms facing beautiful North Shore sunsets on Hwy 61 and friendly staff to greet you, the Voyageur Motel has been welcoming travelers to Two Harbors for over 60 years. 

​Our Story


Built in 1960, the Voyageur Motel was originally home to Pierre, the 20 ft tall North Shore icon with his glowing eyes, red paddle, and birch bark canoe. A roadside attraction meant to bring in visitors to a basic motel and its museum and gift shop, the "pants-less" voyageur was supposedly inspired by giant French explorers, wearing a long-sleeved woolen skirt with deerskin leggings. 


Pierre now stands in front of a motel outside of Two Harbors and an O'reilly Auto Parts store is next to Voyageur Motel where the Voyageur Museum & Gift Shop was located 60 years ago. Under new ownership after 26 years, the Voyageur Motel is still a locally owned and family operated small business and a convenient and comfortable choice for all travelers who make Two Harbors a destination on their North Shore adventure.

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​Just minutes on foot from the center of Two Harbors, our central location is near local dining, gift shops, coffee shops and the popular Castle Danger Brewery plus the Superior Hiking Trail, Two Harbors Lighthouse and Agate Bay Beach. The Lakeview National Golf Course is just over a mile from the motel and the Duluth Lakeside USAF airport is less than 30 miles from the motel. ​

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