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 ENCOURAGED—GREAT TRAILS STEPS AWAY
*ATVs ENCOURAGED—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:
 


Air Conditioning: 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. 

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

 


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



Bathrooms:


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:  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)

2 Fire-places: 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.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx
 


Fishing poles: Please bring your own
 


Grill: 1 propane. Propane is provided for guests to use
 


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

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

Hot 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.  

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

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

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:  1 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.

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

FIRE PIT:  guests must get own firewood.  Can be purchased at 
 AuTrain Grocery Store


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
Show All
SeasonPeriodMin.StayNightlyWeekly
Sept-after Labor Day--Oct.09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$600.00
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
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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