Frequently Asked Questions

Restaurant FAQ's

We only take reservations for parties of 6 or more. Parties less than 6 will be seated on a first come first serve basis. To make a reservation, please call (218)387-2688.

Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant is seasonal. Our restaurant opens every year on the Friday after our Mother’s Day Brunch (June 1st) and closes after the third weekend in October.

Our 2020 season begins on for dinner.

Breakfast: 8:00am – 10:30am (SATURDAY ONLY)
Lunch: 12:00pm – 4:00pm (Monday – Saturday)
Afternoon Tea: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Monday – Saturday)
Dinner: 5:00pm – 8:00pm (Monday – Saturday)
Sunday Brunch: 8:00am – 2:00pm (No meal service after 2:00pm)

*We close for the season following our Sunday Brunch on October 17th, 2020.

To view our menus, please click here.

Yes, we love large groups! We highly recommend for parties of 15 people or more to contact our Group Coordinator. They will help you plan all the details necessary to make your dining experience memorable. Please click here to contact our Group Coordinator.

Our menus have a number of gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian items. We do not use any peanuts in any of our recipes. However, we are not a celiac certified kitchen.

Lodging FAQ's

We only take reservations by phone. Please call our Front Desk at 218.387.2688.

We have a two week cancellation policy. You may cancel your reservation free of charge up until two weeks before your arrival date. If you cancel within two weeks of your reservation, you will be charged half the rate of your room. If you cancel the day you are reserved to stay, you will be charged full price.

We have a two-night minimum for any reservation that includes a Friday or Saturday.

  • Check-in is anytime after 3:00 PM.
  • Check-out is by 10:30 AM.

Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant is a media free facility, which means we do not have WiFi, TV’s, Phones or Radios. We do have a courtesy phone in the lobby if you need to make a phone call.

Like most places on the north shore, we do not have air conditioning because it is cooler by Lake Superior. However, we do have fans in every guest room.

Sorry, we do not allow pets. However, there is a local boarding kennel approximately 5 minutes away from the lodge that may have availability. Contact Josiah directly at 218.387.3568. For more information on our pet policy, please click here.

During our summer season, the lodging price does not include food. For the restaurant hours and menus, please click here.

We are currently taking reservations through the fall of 2020.

Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant is located 15 minutes past Grand Marais on the lake side of Highway 61 across from the Judge Magney State Park.

  • From Duluth: Take MN Hwy 61 North about 2 1/2 hours. The lodge is 15 miles past Grand Marais.
  • From Thunder Bay: Take Highway 61 South about 1 1/2 hours. The lodge is 26 miles (42 km) from the Canadian border.

Click here to view our various activities. You can also check out TripAdvisor for things to do in the area.

Dearest Guests,

If you were not at Naniboujou Lodge in early March, you really missed an spectacle of a lifetime. Due to my lasting legacy of being a prankster, I was determined to outdo any of my former tricks. Thus boldly, as the guests were checking out for our final winter weekend, I performed an unheralded act. I had a volunteer bet me that I could not make them disappear. Did I pull it off? Well yeah – in fact I outdid myself as I made everyone disappear! I hope my guinea pig is impressed! The problem is that I never learned the art of making them reappear.

So goes the strangest days that I’ve many times wished for but never thought possible; to have the world stop. And the fact that it has halted is one thing, but not knowing when it will start up again is another thing! Potential staff, which we were determined to get ahead with this year are all left suspending in mid-air. Mother’s were left with, well their Hallmark Cards wishing them Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom in the world, but they exclaimed dejectedly, “Where’s the meat?” Or the waffles, breaded pudding and coffee cake for that matter!

Naniboujou’s front doors remain bolted. Opening day has come and gone with no unlocking in sight. For us to operate realistically, we have determined that we cannot open before August 1st and we’ll see if that is even practical. Thus, we will be sending cancellation notices to everyone booked through July. We apologize for any inconvenience or for blowing up your plans but we just can’t be Naniboujou and go through the regulations we would be forced to adhere to. We are about relationships and closeness while maintaining cleanliness and sanitary servings. Distancing and not be allowed to extend a personal touch, literally, is just not us.

That being said, we will be opening up two of cottages for rent this year. They are not part of Naniboujou Lodge but are near our house on the Lake. One will be available on June 1st and the other will be later. Details are not yet available but they will probably offered via Airbnb. However, information will be given on Naniboujou’s website, because of the legalities, we cannot, at this time allow anyone in the lodge lest we clean it after each viewing.

To tell anyone that they are not welcome is not possibly how we could ever operate. We had a taste of that last year when our staffing situation only afforded us to serve the in-house guests. It just isn’t what hospitality is about.

We miss you all.  We are so sorry for all of the ramifications that each of you had to go through and continue to bushwhack through. Hope we can get together soon!


Tim & Nancy Ramey