Au Train Island View Lodge Au Train


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

4

Baths

4

Sleeps

14

AU TRAIN ISLAND VIEW LODGE
SLEEPS: 11-15 
BEDROOMS:  4
BATHROOMS: 4
*LAKEFRONT (Great Lake: Superior)
*SAND-STONE BEACH AREA

*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*97 FT. LAKE-VIEW DECK WITH CHAIRS

*SNOWMOBILES —GREAT TRAILS STEPS AWAY
*ATVs —GREAT TRAILS STEPS AWAY

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. The home is n
icely wooded with towering pine and mixed hardwood trees, 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 want to throw your boat into the water? No worries, Au Train Public Beach and Boat launch is just a couple miles away. This duplex-style home is ideal for small family reunions, yoga retreats, or just a group of friends who want to get 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! 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.     


 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



 


A/C: With great windows and Lake Superior’s breeze, why would you want any? No air conditioning in this home; however, ceiling and box fans are found throughout the home in great rooms/lofts/bedrooms.


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


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


 


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


 


Bathroom:


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: Sand-stone shoreline, which could be slippery at times (when wet). Private beach is approximately 50 ft. long. The Au Train Public Beach is about a mile up the shoreline.   


 


Bedroom Configuration
Master Bedroom: 2 Queen beds


Bedroom #2: 2 Full beds


Bedroom #3: 1 Queen bed


Loft Area: 1 Full, 2 twin-sized cots, Blow-up mattress available



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: 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 wi-fi presence should help in making phone calls from your mobile.


 


Distances:


* 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)



Dock: There is no dock.


 


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


 


Fire Place: 1 propane and 1 wood burning. Please bring your own firewood, which could 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 http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx


 


Grill: Propane Grill. Propane will be provided.


 


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


 


Hunting: NO


 


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


 


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



Linens:  Yes, we provide you with basic 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.


 


Snowmobiles: YES! Please bring them and enjoy nearby trails.


 


Space: One main floor with a loft space.


 


Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  Please bring your own beach towels 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 ideal.  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.


 


PLEASE NOTE:


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) close 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!


 


 



 


Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Fireplace- gas
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Handicap accessible
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Telephone/Landline
  • Heat type: furnace
  • Box Fans
  • Board Games
  • Blow Dryer
  • Books
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Ice maker
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Sandy Beach
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • Picnic table
  • grill-propane
Local Amenities
  • Winery
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
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SeasonPeriodMin.StayNightlyWeekly
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$500.00

Reviews

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.  
Jennifer
Oct 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.
Nancy
Oct 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.
Heather
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.
Rose
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.

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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.
Dawn
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.



FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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.
Miranda
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

FRESHWATER RESPONSE:
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!
Bryan
Mar 2019

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