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 missed the spectacle of a lifetime. As a lifelong prankster, I was determined to outdo any of my former tricks. As guests were checking out for our final winter weekend, 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. I made everyone disappear! The problem is that I never learned the art of making them reappear.

So goes the strangest of 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 were left mid-application. Mothers were left with their Hallmark cards, but no Mother’s Day Brunch!

Opening day has come and gone. Naniboujou’s front doors remain bolted with no unlocking in sight. We have determined that we cannot realistically operate before August 1st, and we’ll have to see if even after that is practical. We will be sending cancellation notices to everyone booked through July. We apologize for any inconvenience. Here at Naniboujou we are about relationships and closeness while maintaining cleanliness. Having to keep our distance and not be allowed to extend a personal touch is not how we operate.

That being said, we will be opening up two cottages for rent this year. They are not a part of Naniboujou Lodge but they are near our house on Lake Superior. You can view the two cottages here on our website. Sobo Cottage, and Presley Cottage.

We miss you all and apologize that we’ve had to shut our doors. We are so sorry for all of the difficulties that each of you have had to navigate. Hope we can get together soon!

Tim and Nancy Ramey