I've been here a few times and had lovely lunches. This time as we're hiking the North Shore we had to make a stop at Naniboujou because of its history and beauty. We had dinner that for me was just "meh". Tomato soup, house salad, walleye pan fried (way too greasy and no spice) w/ wildrice (dry) and mushy but tasty vegetable mix. Now, my sister really loved her meal. The Superior salad and a wild rice burger. The service was good but I wouldn't return for dinner. I was sad that they didn't serve their fabulous turkey and brie sandwich for dinner...to die for! Anyhow, it still is the coolest, most beautiful lodge with an outstanding history on the North Shore. I'll never pass it by....it's just amazing to look at. Please take a look if you're in the area. And across the road is Judge C. Magney State Park with a fabulous hike up to Devil's Kettle....the water from the falls up there drops into the kettle and no one knows where it comes out! It's a basin, they'e put dye in there to see the water flow route and there's no trace of it. So cool.
- 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