Northern Lake Michigan Getaway
NORTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN GETAWAY
SLEEPS: 4, Max 6 (with 2 couches)
BEDROOMS: 1 traditional with a door + 1 open master loft suite (so you can wake up to Lake Michigan)
*LAKEFRONT -400 ft. private beach (Lake Michigan)
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
*10 PRIVATE HUNTING ACRES
*SANDY BEACH (the beach size fluctuates dramatically, from a sliver to a generous sandy space)
*FANS ONLY- NO Air Conditioning.
Welcome to our classic A-frame beach front home on Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We have 1 main floor bedroom, an open master suite upstairs, 2 bathrooms, plus a main floor full kitchen. Although there is not air conditioning at the cottage, opening the windows in the Upper Peninsula, normally provides the ideal breeze to keep the cottage at a comfortable temperature. Plus, there are multiple fans at the cottage. We do have well water, so at times there is a sulfur smell that occurs. Normally, that dissipates once the water is run for a period of time. Ah, the joys of natural well water. A propane grill will get your small family fired up for some great meals. If you bring your four-legged friend, there is a fenced in area behind the garage. The small, normally sandy beach is adjacent to the cottage. The land between the cottage and the beach can be weedy and muddy, depending on the weather. Cell phone service at the cottage is virtually nonexistent, but we have a landline for your use.
During the summer, spring and fall enjoy 400 ft. of private beachfront (normally sandy, yet dependent on the current and weather) along Lake Michigan on 10 private acres. If you come during winter, the snowmobiling will not disappoint. There are many groomed trails in Manistique - along the Manistique River and through scenic forests. There are 2,000 miles of groomed trails winding through the U.P. Hike around on our 10 acres, or head out to some of the best hiking trails in the state. Indian Lake State Park, Fox River Pathway, Ashford Lake Pathway.
The Kewadin Casino will pick you up at the cabin and return your group (of at least 4) as well. Unique day trips are popular with all of our guests: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is 59 miles; Tahquamenon Falls State Park is 85 miles; Mackinac Bridge is under 2 hours.
Sleeping arrangements: *Linens are provided*
Bedroom #1 (upstairs in an open loft): King size bed.
Bedroom #2 (main floor, adjacent to the kitchen): 2 twin size beds.
Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.
Indian Lake Golf Course: A very popular, 18-hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.
The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well.
Historic Manistique Water Tower: The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.
Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.
Snowmobiling: There are many groomed trails in Manistique for you to enjoy. Here is a great link to trail maps, distances and other helpful information. http://www.visitmanistique.com/snowmobile.shtml
Mackinac Bridge- approximately 2 hours away.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 2 hours away.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.