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Our Guest Houseat Namebini is a modern, three-bedroom, two bathroom house. It features a master suite with a Jacuzzi tub, and has a full kitchen, living room and laundryGuest House Living Room facilities.  It comfortably sleeps up to 6 individuals in two queen and two twin beds.  Wireless internet is available on site for those individuals who bring their own computer.  A guest computer providing internet access is available as well.  Smoking and pets are not permitted.  Our guest house is available as a whole unit only, not on a per-room basis.  Please contact us with any questions. 

2014-2015 Guest House Daily Rates:

June-September: $200/Mon-Thurs; $275/Fri-Sun

October-May: $150/Mon-Thurs;  $250/Fri-Sun

There is a two night minmum stay, or a $25 cleaning fee will be charged.

 View our Rates Page and Photo Gallery for more information.

Check out the calendar below or head to for Calendar Availability



Interested in a More Rustic Option? 

Check out the page for our hike-in only River Cabin!


Exploring Namebini:  An easy trail from the house leads down to the Sucker River and to our campfire area.  Guests often enjoy sitting along the fireside rapids at dusk to watch the stars come out. Our Guest House Kitchenextensive private trail network on the property offers over 7 miles of trails you can explore.  For the adventurous, hike directly from Namebini to the Superior Hiking Trail, which follows along our borders for over 3/4 of a mile.   A historic logging camp site at Namebini means you'll never know what you might find out in the woods.  Bring a good pair of hiking boots along to see what you can discover!  Want to know more about our logging and forestry history?  Check out the Forestry Fact Sheet!


Getting Ready for Your Visit?  Check out this link to our Frequently Asked Questions

Looking to Head out for a Meal? Check out these dining establishments that we reccomend close to home. All are located about 9 -10 miles away by road near the shore of Lake Superior. Make sure to visit their web sites to check out the menus. We also keep copies of resteraunt menus at the guest house for your reference.

New Scenic Cafe : Great, unique food, with excellent service and presentation. Usually some local items if available. Reservations are a must for a weekend dinner. Located on the Scenic Route along Lake Superior.

Clearwater Grille:  A full American menu featuring burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta, and fish.  Located in the newly renovated "castle" building along the sneic route, just up the shore from McQuade Road.

Lighthouse at Emily's:  Located in the town of Knife River, right on the river, 61 Expressway, this is the last "close to home" location.  Casual, tasty food - the place to get a good burger with onion rings.

Headed into town? These two local breweries top our list of where we like to visit!

Fitger's Brewhouse: Great locally brewed beer in a historic brewery in Downtown Duluth.  Located 17 miles from Namebini. Lots of shopping opportunities in the same complex as well.

The Thirsty Pagan Brewery:  If you're headed out on the town, stop over in Superior, WI, 23 miles away.  This is a great newer microbrewery in an old bar (smoke free!) with amazing beer & pizza, plus it often hosts live music nights. 


Beyond Our Borders:  Most of our guest combine walking our trails and fishing with the numerous other recreational opportunities are available in the area.  From cross country skiing in the winter to rock climbing in summer, take the time to get outside and experience Minnesota's North Shore.

  Check out these links to some of our local favorites:

Dot Gooseberry Falls State Park
Dot Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Dot The Superior Hiking Trail
Dot Visit Duluth (Official Tourism Site)
Dot Canoe (Information on the BWCAW)
Dot Superior National Forest
Dot Lake Superior Water Trail

Check out our Links Page for additional information!


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