East Lake Cottage
SLEEPS: 5 max
BEDROOMS: 1 open loft (no bedroom door): 4 beds
*LAKEFRONT (East Lake)
*SMALL PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
This small cottage on the inland East Lake is perfect for the family looking for the classic cottage experience in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The cabin is just about 90 minutes West of the Mackinac Bridge, 7 hours from the Metro Detroit area and 9 hours from Chicago. The amenities from home, coupled with the beautiful view of East Lake makes for a perfect get-away. Eat inside at the wooden table and sleep together in the comfy loft.
Enjoy fishing on the 120 acre East Lake either from the dock or the rowboat that is provided with the cabin. The walk-out basement with an easy access 1/2 bathroom makes it convenient to walk into the cabin from your campfire. The cabin is also within walking distance to a little store. As with all of our properties, pets are considered-- just ask. Linens and towels are provided as well as basic paper products. Bring your family and enjoy the fun of relaxing in the outdoors. Cook outside, eat s'mores over the fire, fish, bring a book, and just have fun.
The East Lake Cottage is ideal for couples, or for a small family. It's definitely not a convenient place for 2 couples due to the fact that we only have 1 queen sized bed and 3 twin beds, all the in the wide open loft. Multi-generational travel can be challenging with the natural inclines heading to the entryway door and down to the lake.
Open loft upstairs- 1 queen-size bed and 3 twin-size beds.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Appliances: We have a microwave, coffee pot, toaster, full-sized refrigerator, full-sized electric stove/oven with the majority of your basic kitchen utensils, including basic dishes, pots and pans. I'm sorry to say that there is not a dishwasher at the East Lake Cabin.
Boat Launch: There is a public boat launch within a mile of the cabin. It is right off of MI-28 on East Lake.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.
Dock: Yes, you have a private dock for your sole use when you stay at East Lake. There is a public, State of Michigan launch (approx. 1200 feet) near the cabin as well. The public launch is off of Mi-28.
Boats: We provide a basic rowboat.
Fishing: Yes, generally East Lake has good fishing. Guests have had a good experience with perch and various pan fish. Since trout tend to like fast-moving deep, cold water, there are not trout found on East Lake. Fishing poles are not provided. You can fish off the dock or the rowboat. Feel free to bring your own boat. The boat launch is about 1/2 mile down the road.
Firewood/Fire pit: You can pick up your own firewood at many different places throughout the U.P. There is a fire pit for your use as well.
Grill: There is a basic, charcoal grill at East Lake. You will need to bring your own charcoal.
Internet: Not yet. It's nice to enjoy the time away from technology.
Linens & Towels: Yes! We have basic bed linens, plus both kitchen and bath towel
Pets at East Lake: Yes, we do accept dogs. We charge a flat fee of $50 per pet.
Swimming: The area around the dock isn't deep, yet it is more muddy than sandy. The closest beach swimming is at Round Lake, next to the State Campground, about 5 miles southwest of the cabin.
TV: YES! We have 2 TVs with satellite Direct TV- one downstairs in the living room, and the other upstairs in the open bedroom loft area. We still a DVD player, so you can watch your own movies, plus have the convenience with Direct TV with local channels, plus DVDs. There is one TV in the living room, and another upstairs in the loft.
*Newberry (a 1-picture movie theater, grocery stores, ice cream, etc.) is 7 miles northeast.
*Oswald's Bear Ranch: 20 miles northeast.
*Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore (& boat tours): 1 hour 15 minutes away. (55.6 miles)
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 45 minutes away. (37 miles)
*Toonerville Trolley (Tahquamenon Falls Wilderness Excursion) - 24 minutes (22 miles)