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AU TRAIN ISLAND VIEW LODGE (Au Train--20 minutes to Pictured Rocks):  4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11-15 






SLEEPS: 11- 15 
*LAKEFRONT (Great Lake: Lake Superior)



There is nothing like waking up on a relaxing morning, grabbing a cup of coffee and looking out onto Lake Superior from your 97 ft. deck. The view is, without hesitation, refreshing and tranquil. Come and enjoy this 4- bedroom, 4-bathroom, entertaining home, which sleeps up to 15 guests comfortably.  With a spacious loft area for the kids to play in, and 2 acres for the teens to explore, you can sit back and enjoy the bald eagles flying overhead and the sounds of the water splashing about.  

This duplex-style home is ideal for small family reunions, yoga retreats, or just a group of friends who want to get away.  Don’t need that much space?  Give us a call and we will rent out only half of the Lodge to accommodate your intimate group.

The home is nicely surrounded by tress, with towering pines and mixed hardwood trees, it's a beautiful view. A smooth 1300 sq. ft. rock ledge beach with varying heights grace the property. Au Train Island View Lodge faces west and looks over Au Train Island. The sunsets are gorgeous!
Want a sandy beach or to get your boat into the water?  No worries, Au Train Public Beach and Boat launch is just a couple miles away.

Winter Warriors---this place is fantastic!  With multiple snowmobile trails less than half a mile up the road, you are sure to have some winter fun!  Bring your own snowmobile or ATV and enjoy Michigan’s beauty! 




A/C:  With great windows and Lake Superior’s breeze, why would you want any?  There is no air conditioning in this home; however, ceiling and box fans are located throughout the home in the great rooms, lofts, and bedrooms to keep you cool at night

Animals:  Squirrels, deer, ground hog, birds-variety, bald eagles.


ATVs:  YES! There is plenty of parking on-site and trails right across the street off of Highway M-28



Master Bathroom: Double sink, Roman Tub, Shower

Bathroom #2: Full Bath with shower only

Bathroom #3: Full Bath with shower only

Bathroom #4 In Loft: Half Bath


Beach/Swimming:  There is a sand-stone shoreline, which can be slippery at times (when wet). The private beach is approximately 50 ft. long. The Au Train Public Beach is about a mile up the shoreline.   


Bedroom Configurations:
Master Bedroom: 2 Queen beds

Bedroom #2: 2 Full beds

Bedroom #3: 1 Queen bed

Loft Area: 1 Full and 2 twin-sized cots. 

Boats:  Boats are NOT provided.


Boat Launch:  Boat launches can be found in Au Train less than 5 miles away from the home or in Munising, which is only 8 miles away!


Bugs:  Typical flies, mosquitos and ants.


Cable/Satellite TVs:  There are 2 TVs, one in each great room, both equipped with a satellite receiver. 


Cell phone service:  Depending on carrier. Verizon=great and AT&T=zero. There is a land-line on the property for guests to use. The strong WiFi presence should help in making phone calls from your mobile.



* Pictured Rocks: 20 minutes ( 15 miles)
*Marquette: 35 minutes ( 31 miles)

* Ishpeming: 53 minutes ( 44 miles)
* Iron Mountain: 2 hours (109 miles)               
* Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 1 hour and 46 minutes (99 miles) 
* Mackinac Bridge: 2 hours and 30 minutes away (136 miles)

Alger County Chamber website: Take a look at this site to see interactive map for the falls, restaurants, and boat cruise information. 

Dock: There is no dock.


Fire Pit:   Yes!  Be sure to bring your own wood for a cozy evening by the fire.


Fire Place:  1 propane and 1 wood burning. Please bring your own firewood, which can be bought in Au Train (3 miles away) 


Fishing:  You are able to fish off the shore right on the property.  Bring your poles!

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at


Grill:  Propane Grill. Propane will be provided.


Handicap Accessible:  Yes! There are just a few small steps upon entry into Lodge.


Hunting:  We are sorry, there is NO Hunting allowed


Internet:  Free Wi-Fi for guests to use. It works quite well!

Linens:  Yes, we provide you with basic bedding, sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are particular about the thread count of your sheets, let us know, and we will make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets.

Parking:  Plenty of parking for cars, trucks and trailers.

Pets:  Pets are not allowed. Enjoy this allergen-free Lodge.


Picnic Tables:  Enjoy eating outside on the 2 picnic tables 

Privacy:  You can see 2 other homes; however, they are pretty distant. Trees line the property to help enhance privacy.

Rates:  Seasonal /Holiday/ Weekend rates apply. Please check the Availability Calendar for details.

Snowmobiles:  YES!  Please bring them and enjoy nearby trails. You can ride right from the property to Trail UP 418, which is right across US-28.  

Space:  One main floor with a loft space.

Store:  Au Train Grocery (convenience store) is 3 miles away and a full-grocery store is in Munising, which is about 11 miles away.


Towels:  Yes, we provide towels.  Please bring your own beach towels from home to take to the water.


Washer and Dryer:  Not on-site. There is a laundry-mat in Munising about 11 miles away.

Water:   Being conservative with water and conscientious of its use lays the groundwork for a great experience at the Au Train Island View Lodge.  Although the Lodge sleeps up to 15 people comfortably, there is only ONE standard, 40 gallon hot water tank.  Ideally, you will need to spread out your showers. This is not a hotel.  It is an older home.  In our experience, some groups have found the amount of hot water needed to be satisfactory.  Other groups have felt like they are always running out of hot water and waiting for the tank to reheat, especially when running the dishwasher and all 3 showers at the same time.

Wood:  Guests need to purchase their own wood for the indoor fire-place.



Since this beautiful home is along the Lake Superior shoreline, the lake effect snow can often be intense.  Approximately 2-4 times/year, the main highway, MI-28 is closed by the Michigan State Police due to the overwhelming snowfall. When the Michigan State Police (Negaunee Post No. 81) closes the road (sometimes just for a few hours, other times overnight) there is a $100 ticket penalty if you drive around the barriers. Please do not drive around the barriers, regardless of what locals may say at the gas station.  In those circumstances, our snow plow driver can not get to the side street or driveway leading to the Au Train Island View Lodge. Therefore, you will still be stuck about 0.5 of a mile from the home itself, once you get to the turn onto Sunset Road. We will let you know the moment we get a report the road is closed. Please use extra caution when driving in the winter.


Scenario 1: 

IF the road is closed the day of your arrival, we will refund your rate for that one night . You will also be eligible to cancel the remainder of your stay without penalty, yet you must have the funds for any and all hotel fees. When processing a refund on a credit card, while we may apply the credit immediately, the bank often takes a couple days for the credit to appear on your account.


Scenario 2: 

IF the road closes the last day of your stay, you will NOT be charged for the additional night rate. Just stay cozy and enjoy the bonus time together!





Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Telephone/Landline
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Sandy Beach
  • Snowmobile from Property
  • Swimming on Property
Local Amenities
  • Winery
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
  • Large Individual Rentals
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $229.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $229.00


5 stars
Great place to vacation. We had a great time. The views were amazing. the house was very clean. The one and only problem was the front door, it sticks like crazy. We almost thought that we got the wrong door code and made some calls. Other than that everything was great.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Au Train, Daniel! We are so delighted to know the home was very clean, you were able to enjoy the location and views, and that your group had a great time. Our maintenance team has been notified about the door sticking so we can look into that issue more and get it resolved for future guests and stays. We would be delighted to host you again in the future! 
Apr 2024
Best rental I've stayed in so far!
We had a blast. We will be booking again next year. It was supposed to be our annual snowmobile trip, but mother nature had other plans so we just all went and hung out. The cabin is completely equipped with pretty much anything that you could need. There are games, books, pretty much any cooking utensil you could need. Also, it's amazing how sound proofed it seems. We had music playing on one side, and you couldn't even hear it on the other side. That was great when people wanted to go to bed. The access to the lake looks super simple, but we didn't test it out since it is still winter and there was ice/snow on the shore. The convenience/grocery store just down the road in AuTrain has pretty much anything that you could need as well and it was cheap. All in all, I would definitely recommend this rental. It's perfect!


Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your stay, Ashley! We are thrilled to know you found the property to not only be well equipped with everything you could need for your stay, but also that the soundproofing mad for easy rest when moving to the other side of the lodge! We look forward to having a chance to host you again when you're back in the area, and hopefully the snow will be a bit more favorable! 

Feb 2024
We keep coming back!
The Au Train Island View lodge is an amazing place to stay. We travel with some of our team members every year, and will continue to come back. It is warm and quiet, perfect for resting after a race. We love being on the lake, and appreciate all the accommodations they have.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! It truly means a lot to us that your group continues to trust us for your stay experience after the races each year, and that you continue to have a great, comforting experience! We look forward to hosting you again next winter! 
Nordic Ski Team
Jan 2024
5 stars
Great place to stay for snowmobiling


Hi Patrick! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay during your snowmobile trip and hope to have a chance to have you back!
Feb 2023
Snowmobile trip
We stayed at the lodge for our guys snomobile trip. House was perfect for us. Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay after riding all day. Right down the street from the trails. I would recommend this one for groups looking for room to spread out. We will definitely be back..


Hi John! I'm glad we were able to get you situated with a direct booking and that you found the home to be comfortable and spacious enough for everybody during your snowmobile trip! We can't wait to host another stay with you!
Jan 2023
Just what we were looking for.
While a bit quirky this house was warm, quiet and comfortable. Four distinct sleeping areas and two distinct “great rooms” would accommodate a larger group. And you get terrific sunsets across the lake. The view is simply stunning. The Lake Superior shoreline here is a rocky ledge so there is no strolling along a sandy beach unless you go to the M28 roadside park less than half a mile away. But it does afford a lovely place to sit and contemplate or to relax with your honey.


Scott, relaxing with you honey while looking at Lake Superior sounds pretty special.  We're glad that you had a good stay and we hope to work with you again.

Oct 2022
Beautiful property and amazing sunsets!
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at Au Train Island View Lodge. The space worked perfectly for our group of 10 and the house had just about everything we needed. We loved the yard and all the flowers including blooming lilacs and the sunset views were just amazing! We never did find the twin beds so the 10 of us (all adults) were a bit cozier than we had planned for but that was a minor inconvenience. Absolutely lovely place to stay!

Susan, it sounds like Au Train was perfect for your group.  If you ever can't find something when working with us, just contact us and we'll help you out.  We hope that you come back again.
Jun 2022
Awesome for snowmobiling!
We had an absolute blast at this cabin. Plenty of space, very clean, and right next to the Snowmobile trails!

Reid, knowing that you had an absolute blast made our day!  We're glad that the snowmobiling was good, and we hope that you come back again.
Feb 2022
4 stars
Nice place Great view

Paul, we're glad that you liked Au Train Island View Lodge, and we hope you come back again.
Sep 2021
4 stars
Breathtaking views of Lake Superior at sunset. Spacious and well stocked lodge with all the amenities to make you feel like your home. Just minor maintenance needs to doors and a few windows. Location great for all that upper p has to offer. Would definitely recommend to others for a family or friends get away. Our family of 10 enjoyed the tranquility of the area here.


Patti,  Au Train sounds like it was the perfect spot for your family of 10!  Lake Superior is so majestic, we agree.  We appreciate your recommendation and hope to have you come back again.
Jun 2021
Great house and great location
The 8 of us had a great time at your house! Great location to the trails for snowmobiling, great location right on Lake Superior with beautiful views! House was very well kept and tons of room! We will be back!


Kelly, we are so glad that you had a great stay, and we'd love to have you back again!
Mar 2021
5 stars
Beautiful, clean, large, amazing view, lots of amenities great value

Kijeana, thanks for this review!  We'd love to have you come back again.
Nov 2020
5 stars
Super spacious house. Had everything we needed. Great view. Close to lots of cool things to do. Already have other friends looking into staying there.

Jill, we love that your friends want to rent also.  That's the best!  We really enjoy knowing that you had a good time, and we loved having you as our guest.  We will look for you again.
Aug 2020
5 stars
Really enjoy the cabin very spacious .we had a party of 8 and we were more than comfortable .this was our 2nd year staying there snowmobiling. Trail 417 is right across the road .village of au train is only a few miles on trail for gas .the view is spectacular would love to see it in the summer. There is a journal there and a few people were complaining about enough hot water but we have had no problems with that in our 2 visits.

Christopher, we love that you enjoyed your stay at Au Train Island View Lodge.  Not only are the snowmobile trails right there, but you also have magnificent Lake Superior as your view.  Au Train sleeps 11-15, so it's perfect for large groups.  There are 2 fireplaces for guests to relax by - one is gas and one is  wood burning.  We hope to see you soon.
Jan 2020
Great Trip!
We had a great snowmobile trip! It was the perfect spot to jump on the trails and Lake Superior was so beautiful to watch while sitting by the fire with friends for drinks and laughter! We had three couples and it was so spacious! Looking to come back soon, probably a few weeks!

Danielle, the best review a guest can give is when they say they want to return, and we look forward to working with you again soon!  Being on magnificent and powerful Lake Superior is a treasure all by itself, then add in the ability to sleep 11 - 15 guests in 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, and you have the perfect getaway location.
Jan 2020
Great place. Worked very well for our snowmobiling trip. Would definitely stay again

Norman, we are so glad that you had a successful snowmobiling trip at Au Train Island View Lodge. The very best recommendation is when our guests say they hope to return, so we appreciate that from you.  Au Train is great for large groups since it sleeps 11-15, plus it's right on Lake Superior.  We'll look forward to working with you again.
Jan 2020
A great place, lots of room for even multiple families, clean and awesome locations right on the lake.

Antje, thank you for taking the time to write this review.  We are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Au Train Island View Lodge.  With 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it sleeps 11-15.  It is lakefront on Lake Superior and has multiple snowmobile trails less than half a mile up the road.  We'd love to work with you again.
Jan 2020
“Beautiful location. Lots of room! Lots of dinnerware and such! They have everything! Quick responses to questions! Great property”

FVR response: 
Tracy, thanks for taking the time to write this review.  We love that you enjoyed your stay at Au Train Island View Lodge.  Au Train has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and sleeps 11-15.  Winter Warriors---this place is fantastic! With multiple snowmobile trails less than half a mile up the road, you are sure to have some winter fun. Tracy, we hope to see you again!
Dec 2019
It was my first time getting an Airbnb! Freshwater made it fantastic. I got a house that was found to be closed due to weather conditions, and they contacted me and offered to move me to a different house near by. It was awesome how prompted they were with communicating. The house is beautiful and the pictures just don't do it justice. Thanks for a great stay!

FVR response: 
Hannah, even though mother nature attempted to get in the way of your vacation, we are happy that we could have you stay at Au Train Island View Lodge.  There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and sleeps 11-15.  It is on the magnificent Lake Superior.  Thanks for the kind comments for the FVR  staff.  We hope to work with you again.
Dec 2019
Family time
We loved our stay at Au Train Island View Lodge! The home is beautiful and was a perfect fit for our family! The 3 bedrooms and loft bedroom were very comfortable and we loved all the rooms having their own bathroom! The kids loved playing in the loft and having their "own" space! Having two living spaces was great and with rain the first day, we turned the 2nd space into a craft/game space for the kids to enjoy! So many windows in all of the living spaces helped us to feel like we could really enjoy the views of Lake Superior! The open concept living area worked great and we enjoyed the gas fireplace while we all visited and shared meals! The kitchen was fully equipped & conveniently laid out. We also loved the walkway to the lake with the little river and our own waterfall to enjoy! We had an outdoor fire one of the nicer evenings! We ventured out to visit 5 of the surrounding waterfalls along with the brilliant fall colors and crisp air. This was such a great family trip and birthday celebration for Dan! We want to plan to come back! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
​​​​​​Nancy, thank you so much for taking the time to write this fabulous review.  You have said it all!  We will look forward to your return.
Oct 2019
Au Train cabin view
Great place for a large group. Fit our needs perfectly We will be renting it again next year.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Jennifer, we love that you plan on coming back next year!  That's the best review possible.   Au Train Island View Lodge sleep 11-15 and is lakefront to Lake Superior.  It has a 97' deck for relaxing and watching the lake.  
Oct 2019
This place is bigger than what you can see from photos. The house is definitely good for a large group stay. The fact that it has two kitchen is a big bonus.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Yuming, we are pleased that Au Train Island View Lodge worked out so well for your group.  Having the 2 kitchens when you have a large group is certainly handy.  Au Train sleeps 11-15 and has great trails for snowmobiles, ATVs and walking/biking.  we hope to see you again.
Oct 2019
We enjoyed our stay very much! It is such a unique space and everyone just thought it was beautiful. The location and view from the deck is breathtaking and priceless. To be able to walk down to the rocks was very special and relaxing. Everything was clean and welcoming and we all slept great! We hope we can enjoy this place again one day!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Jennifer, thanks for this great review.  We are so glad that Au Train Island View Lodge satisfied your desires for a great vacation property.  We agree that the views from the deck  are breathtaking, and we hope to work with you again.
Sep 2019
Better than expected!
The pictures do not do this place justice! It's a beautiful property, home and fit our two families perfectly!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Heather we love hearing that Au Train Island View Lodge was so perfect for your two families.  It is only 20 minutes to Pictured Rocks for a fabulous day trip.  It has an huge deck overlooking Lake Superior, 2 fireplaces, WIFI and plenty of parking.  This property is great any season.
Aug 2019
Awesome stay in Au Train
had the best stay loved the view and the beach the fire pit was great we had a fire every night kitchen was loaded with anything we could ever need the central location was perfect for our day trips around the UP thank you for a wonderful family vacation spot

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Rose, we are so happy to hear that you had  a wonderful family vacation at Au Train Island View Lodge.  Lakefront on Lake Superior with a 97 foot deck with chairs to view the lake makes this a very special place indeed.  It is situated on 2 acres of land, perfect for exploring.  It is only 20 minutes to Pictured Rocks!  We'd love to have you back.
Aug 2019
Superb accomodations
This property is an excellent choice for a large party of people. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.The instructions were clear and thorough. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The entire back of the house has a deck that overlooks the backyard and out onto the beautiful sunsets over Lake Superior. The sandstone beach was perfect. Very private and easily accessed. I would highly recommend this property for a quiet and peaceful get away.

Dawn, thank you for this great review.  We love Au Train Island View Lodge also.  The deck is 97' of spectacular Lake Superior viewing.  2 acres to explore, dog friendly, and fabulous sunsets - paradise.  What more could one ask for?  We hope to see you again.
Jul 2019
Great spot!
We loved our stay at the Island View Lodge, a beautiful, spacious house with more than enough room for all of us (six adults and one baby). The rental company was very communicative in advance about how to pay, check-in and checkout instructions, amenities, etc. The location, directly on the shore of Lake Superior, couldn't have been better.

Miranda,  Au Train Island View Lodge is a pretty special property.  Looking out over Lake Superior is a great way to start the day, plus having 2 acres to explore is great.  We gope to see you again soon.
Jun 2019
House layout was great to accommodate all guests.
Everything was great. Kitchen had everything need to prepare meals. Very clean. The beds and pillows need to be updated. Overall a great place to stay for snowmobiling

Bryan, we are happy to hear that Au Train Island View Lodge worked out so well for your snowmobiling trip.  We hope to work with you again soon!
Mar 2019

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