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Namaste Island Blog


Views from Namaste Island

Creative Writing Challenge

The owner of Namaste Island has some great stories about the island.  Some stories are true, some are goofy, all are entertaining.  We heard about some guests making up ghost stories around the campfire.  We thought it would be fun to start a new category on our blog called ‘Campfire Stories’.  While on the island […]

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Classic Board Games

You too can Unplug The island is a wonderful place to unplug, but how will you fill your time? The first step is to set your phone down, let your tablet battery die, avoid the TV, and finally turn off your notifications so you can ignore your inbox completely.  The second step is to find […]

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Corn Hole

The boards and bags are stored inside the bathroom closet.   We store both boards and bags inside to keep them out of the weather and away from the chipmunks, so the game stays in good shape.  We take an extra precaution of hanging the corn hole bags up on a hanger, to keep them away from any creative chipmunks in case they get in the cabin again and find our stash.

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Namaste Island Scavenger Hunt

We’ve created a Namaste Island Scavenger Hunt for guests staying on the island. Take photos of the following items and post 5 of your favorites to Instagram please tag us with @namasteislandtc.  We provided the questions and answers below.  Try not to peek at the answers! Questions: Where is the smallest house on the island? […]

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Caretaker Al in front of Namaste Island Cabin

Opening the Island

Al, our caretaker extraordinaire has been busy opening the island this fine May.  He’s happy to be home in the North country after a winter in Arizona.  He’s been rebuilding the docks, stocking up on wood, spring cleaning the cabin, and clearing the path the sunset point. Some of the old wooden Adirondacks have been […]

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Dreaming of Sunset Point

It is always nice to hike towards something special, so we created Sunset Point to give our guests an enticing destination at the end of the island. Sunset Point is perfectly situated to soak up our specular Northern Michigan sunsets.

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Our Favorite Guest Book Entry of 2016

A love story on Namaste Island. Michael surprised me with a two day get away on this beautiful island. I had no idea what was yet to come. A tour of the island, Grand Traverse wine and bouquets of flowers gave me an idea, something was going on.

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The Namaste Island Cabin

The Ultimate Michigan Getaway?

Rent a private island (it’s cheaper than you think). Here’s your chance to live out your deserted island fantasy: These four Michigan islands are all available for rent, and if you break down the fee per adult at full occupancy, all cost less than $100/night per person.

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