Pet Policy & Service Dogs

Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant does not allow pets. However, we do allow ADA Service Dogs into the lodge and restaurant. Below you will find more information on ADA Service Dogs.

ADA Service Dog Expectations

  • Must be leashed and under control at all times.
  • All fecal matter must be picked up by owner and properly disposed of.
  • Food and care are to be provided by the service dog owner only.
  • Must comply with generally accepted canine behavior.


Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, no. Emotional support, therapy, comfort and companion dogs are not covered by the ADA. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. For more information, please visit the ADA’s website by clicking here.

You are welcome anywhere on our property that guests are typically allowed (e.g. the restaurant, lodge, solarium, giftshop, deck and surrounding grounds).

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) determines the regulations guiding service animals. In 2010, the Department of Justice revised and clarified its requirements for service animal public accommodations. Visit their website and search for “service animal”.

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