We have stayed here for a few nights each of the last three summers. We stay in connecting family rooms so our 7 and 10 year old have their own room and we have ours. There are no TVs, no phones, no wifi and little or no cell service. Know this going in to the experience. Days are spent on one of the most beautiful rock beaches on Lake Superior looking for agates, skipping rocks and wading in the water. We also cross the road to the state park and hike there. Breakfast is big and delicious. French onion soup for lunch. And an entrée for dinner. The dining room does not serve alcohol, but they happily supply ice if you would like to keep something chilled in your room. The Solarium has tables, couches, puzzles, cards and board games. We taught our kids to play clue, monopoly, dominos and other classics here. And we had a great time together, no distractions. My husband is a professor - he has already picked out the room he wants us to stay in and the table in the solarium where he will write when our kids are grown and we come here on a sabbatical. This is a wonderful place. Not high end luxury (the rooms are small, the walls are thin), but a great place to slow down, unplug and reconnect with the people you love.
- 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