You don't get to the lodge by accident - it is way up there near the border with Canada but worth the trip. Rooms a little small but appear to be recently renovated, and very clean. open the windows and hear the surf of Lake Superior. The dining room is a showpiece - like a miniature version of the ballroom in the movie The Shining. Food a little expensive, creative, not perfectly executed but enjoyable anyway. Tip - order at least one of the cinnamon buns for your table in addition to your normal fare at breakfast. It is the size of a hubcap and really good. The beach is wonderful - wander and listen and smell, then find your special agate - there are thousands of them so at least a few are sure to please. Tip - go to the right a few hundred yards and see the Brule river flow into Lake Superior. At night, see the beautiful stars over the dark lake. don't miss sunrise over the lake and shore. We went in fall and will always treasure our time at the lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Naniboujou is a place to come home to! Originally built as a private exclusive club in the 1920's - boasting such charter members as Babe Ruth, Ring Lardner, and Jack Dempsey. Naniboujou is on the National Register of Historic Places and is open seasonally - featuring an award winning restaurant as well as lodging. In keeping with the historic nature, Naniboujou continues to be media free and offers guests an opportunity to unplug, unwind, and completely relax - either in their room, the grand dining room, or on the shore of Lake Superior. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Naniboujou Hotel Grand Marais