After having dinner at Naniboujou Lodge on my bucket list for many years, I finally able to get there this past weekend with my family (all older teenage kids into their 20's, and used to eating at nice places). I was very excited when we were seated promptly for our dinner, only to find out they do not serve wine or any other type of alcohol. What kind of fine eating establishment does not have a wine list? Ok, so I had iced tea. The wild rice soup was no better than the commercial stuff one can get from any supermarket, and was in fact seemed reheated. On to the entree's: Three of us ordered the ribs, one had the steak, one the fish cakes, and our last person had a chicken sandwich. The food was something I would expect at a convention that served several hundred meals at once. All three rib orders were chewy, and once again obviously reheated. Mine was still cold in parts. The fish cakes were quite mushy and somewhat bland, and the chicken sandwich seemed as if the chicken was prepared way ahead of time and kept in a steamer. The steak was ok at best. My point is that after spending $175 including tip for six of us, I was very disapointed in the quality of food as well as the value. It is such a beautiful place and holds so much potential.
I love Naniboujou because it is the perfect place to relax. There are no phones in the room or televisions in the rooms or lodge. Winter is beautiful there. You sit in the lovely community room and watch the snow fall and you have the warmth of the fireplace to read or knit or play games. Summer is awesome too as is Spring and Fall.
I love this place. I've been there eight years in a row and this summer we're having our family reunion there. If you're looking for beauty, good food, hiking, sailing, a nearby art community (Grand Marais) and a place to sit and soak up Lake Superior breeze and sun, this is it. Naniboujou has a loyal clientele and a friendly way of making everyone welcome. The solarium is the perfect place for people to play board games, read, and watch the storm roll over. This is the most relaxed and welcoming place I've every stayed--and I've traveled around the world.
It was 1969 and we were moving from New Hampshire to Calif. We had just completed driving the north shore of the Great Lakes, the wife was then pregnant and unconfortable. We saw the Lodge and decided to stop. We had a great room, she had a great bath and rest. I being a fisherman, walked over to the nearby stream and caught a big trout. The kitchen cleaned and fixed it for the wife's dinner. It was a great stop, and still a great memory.
Not only does the lodge provide a comfortable, beautiful and relaxing environment, but also the people who come share those very attributes. Every meal is a new experience with great food, nice instrumental music, and oh coffee-the best special blend I have ever had. Take the time to enjoy yourself, head to Naniboujou..
I loved the Naniboujou Lodge, especialy the Sunday brunch. It is truly an experience you and your family will never forget.I cant wait to return to Minnesota,for the beauty and the colorful people and places.
If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and read a book, this is the place for you.
A couple of things that are challenges... the restaurant is kind of expensive for all meals --but the food is great and the service is pretty good. Also, they don't have king-sized beds and the bathrooms are really small and kind of akward.
The lake is amazing, the dining room something you really have to see and the solarium is very nice. I too enjoyed the afternoon tea -- they'll give you iced tea if it is hot -- just ask.
Even though we never go places without wireless internet and king sized beds, we've booked another stay just after Christmas.
First we enjoyed because of it attracts people who like peace and quite and just a good walk in the park across the street. The birds, deer and the Brule River lays a long side, to fish in the spring for salmaon. Winter there just after Christmas is awesome. Fireplace, in the main lodge it awesome with singing at dinner time, with the old fashion tunes. The food is costly but worth it! The history, with the old fashion times of Babe Ruth!
Lake Superior is one of the main attractions at this lodge. Sitting on the beach late in the evening with the waves crashing on shore can not be beat! They even provide comfortable seating and a place to have a bonfire.
The lodge itself is a wonderfully inviting place to sit by the fireplace reading your favorite book. The lodge is noted for its grand fireplace.
High Tea will lure you into their beautiful solarium. The cooks and bakers create wonderful scones, cakes and finger sandwiches for your enjoyment.
If you want the hustle and bustle of a trendy resort or easy access to phones and the internet this may not be the place for you!!
the food is amazing!!! the french toast! oh my gosh!!! the service there is amazing.. people really care. it is so relaxing.... so quite, and dark at night. bonfires on the beach, swimming in the river... it's heaven!!
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