Celebrate the North: Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground in Grand Marais, Minnesota

The first in our video series that takes you to Northern Minnesota's hidden gems.
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Glamping: where stunning nature meets modern luxury. 

It's the debut subject in Bring Me The News' new Celebrate the North video series that has one goal: feed staycation-starved Minnesotans with ideas for their next fun adventure. 

Let's face it, we all know about the staples like Paul Bunyan Land and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, but our state's nearly 87,000 square miles are loaded with hidden gems that you could exhaust for days, even weeks at a time, on your next Minnesota mission. 

Let's Celebrate the North at Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground in Grand Marais. 

The video provides the visual, now the detail, as told brilliantly by Wunderbar. 

"Remember your friend with the fun mom growing up? The one that let you dress up the dog, eat with your fingers, spill, break things and have ice cream for dinner? Now imagine her twenty years later running a roadhouse. That's how we like to think of ourselves at Wunderbar. Instead of a dusty basement with hand-me-down clothes and toys, we come fully equipped with board games, pool & darts, drink & eats, big screen TVs, rock painting, vintage campers, bonfires, s'mores, live music, jukebox, and dancing til' the cows come home."

Where exactly is Wunderbar?

It's a four-hour drive from the Twin Cities, a little less from Brainerd and a ridiculously picturesque jaunt from Duluth that takes you along Hwy. 61 for two hours of Heavenly views along the shore of the greatest of the Great Lakes. 

The Glampground

Wunderbar offers five vintage campers and two lotus belle tents. They're available year round and upon arrival you're greeted with a swag basket loaded with coupons, treats, and a bottle of champagne to get things started. 

Campers sleep 2-5 people and you don't have to cook. Order room service that's delivered to you in a little red wagon or take a few steps to the on-site restaurant. 

Another modern luxury to this glamping experience is the live music and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. 

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Accommodation options

Ok, so you want to know what kind of housing, uh, glamping options there are. Here you go: 

The Lotus Bell: a 13-foot tent with a double bed (sleeps 2), leather love seat, steamer trunk, twinkle lights, zip-in quilted liner. Price: $125

The Baby Bell: a tent that sleeps 2 people and includes a full-size air mattress. Price: $75, or $50 if you bring your own bedding. 

The Lady Bug: this vintage 1950s camper sleeps 2 comfortably and is surrounded by Gnome gardens and comes with a hammock. Price: $100, or $75 if you bring your own bedding. 

The Summer of Love: this Woodstock-inspired 1967-style camper sleeps 3-4 guests. It comes with a kitchen booth, lava lamp, love beads, refrigerator and a Woodstock mural on the outside. Price: $150 or $125 with your own bedding. 

The Cowboy: a 1960s-themed winnebago with wood floors, rope trim, and liken fence table. It sleeps 2-3 people. Price: $125 or $100 with your own bedding. 

Woody: a camper that will bring you back to the 1970s (even if you weren't alive then). It comes with a bigger bed that's great for taller people or lots of kids. Sleeps four people. Price: $125 or $100 with your own bedding. 

Penny: the newest of Wunderbar's vintage campers is from 1966 and is "decked out" in wood with original seat covers and fixtures. It sleeps 5-6 and includes a bunk bed/ladder and refrigerator. Price: $150 or $125 with your own bedding. 

You can also make a special request to have a private room, which is good for bigger groups and events. 

You can book reservations year round by calling 218-877-7655 or via emailing info@wunderbarmn.com. 

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