Town Lake Lodge-Pictured Rocks Wetmore

TOWN LAKE LODGE (15 miles from Pictured Rocks): Sleeps 8, Canoe included






Town Lake Lodge

SLEEPS: 8 max in 6 beds and 1 futon
BATHROOMS: 2 (Bathroom with stand up shower added to lower level in 2017)

*LAKEFRONT (Town Lake)



This beautiful lakefront cabin was built in 2003 and is located in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest (10 miles South of M28). It is conveniently located next to Pete's Recreation Area and Bruno's Run for great mountain biking/hiking trail access. The World Famous Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is only 13 miles from the cabin. Fish, canoe or kayak the nearby lakes and the Indian River or spend a day or two admiring the incredible waterfalls in the Munising area. Bike the cliffs of the Grand Island National Recreation Area or have a relaxing day floating and swimming in the sandy bottomed Town Lake.

There is a deck off the cabin with a new gas grill ready for use as well as a deck at the lake shore with a canoe that is provided. Paddle across Town Lake to the general store for yummy ice cream cones and rentals of jet skis and power boats to be used on nearby lakes (Town Lake is a small, quiet  40 acre lake).

There is a 12 X 14 deck right at the edge of the lake.  The rest of the lakeshore is natural.  The entire lake is hard sand bottom that gets covered in pine needles and leaves each fall.  The water quality is excellent which makes for great swimming and snorkeling. We keep the bottom of the lake in front of the deck raked free of most leaves so it is nice and sandy. The lake in front of the deck gets deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely.  The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0ft to 2ft, the next 10 feet from shore goes from 2ft to 5 or 6ft.  After that it goes to 12 feet pretty quickly.   Swimming, float tubes, snorkeling and relaxing is great.  As always, small kids who are without life jackets should be watched closely.   If you want a more traditional shallow water beach with a big grassy lawn, it is less than a mile away at the Pete's Lake Day Use Area.

 The cabin has two bedrooms,  both with a queen size beds. Additional sleeping is available in the lower level where there are two sets of bunk beds and a full-size futon.

 *High speed internet and local phone service are available.

 Full of beautiful views and amazing recreational activities, you will love your stay at the Town Lake Lodge!


Bedroom #1 - One queen bed

Bedroom #2- One queen bed

Basement- There are two sets of bunk beds and one futon located in the lower level for additional sleeping arrangements (Full bath added in 2017)

Bathroom- Sink, toilet, shower, and plenty of space for your personal belongings. 


Airport: The closest airport is at Sawyer International Airport in Marquette (MQT), 48 miles from the cottage
              65 miles to Escanaba (ESC) normally has the best rates. Flying to the Upper Peninsula is rarely at a discount.

Fans:  There are two box fans and a ceiling fan. 

Fire pit: There is a fire-pit with 6 chairs for you to gather around the fire.

Fishing: You can find a variety of pan fish in Town Lake, including sunfish and largemouth bass.  You can click here to purchase your Michigan DNR e-license

Lakeshore: There is a 12 x14 deck right at the edge of the lake.  The rest of the shore is natural.  Town Lake is a quiet lake. 

Landline (telephone):  Yes, we do have landline for you to use. 

Pets:  Sorry, due to allergies, we can not allow pets at the Town Lake Lodge.

Swimming: Not a traditional swimming beach. The entire lake is hard sandy bottom. You can swim here-but the lake does get deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely. The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0 ft to 2 ft. the next 10 ft from shore goes from 2 ft. to 5-6 ft. then drops to 12 ft. pretty quickly.  There is a more traditional shallow water beach less than 1 mile away at Pete's Lake Day Use Area. 

TV:  Direct TV, and DVD player connected to TV
Wi-fi:  Yes, there is wi-fi here! Also, a landline phone for your use. It's a great feature with the unreliable cell service in the Upper Peninsula.


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:  Only 15 miles away on Lake Superior in Munising.  


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling fans
  • Linens & towels included
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Washer & dryer
  • TV with DVD & VHS player
  • Telephone/Landline
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Fire pit
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Swimming on property
  • Patio chairs
  • Deck/patio
  • grill-propane
06/15/2019 - 09/05/20192$275.00
09/06/2019 - 10/31/20192$250.00
11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$200.00


Amazing property
Had a fantastic time staying at the town lake lodge! The property was very clean and updated with all the amenities you would need. I would not hesitate staying here again!

Michael, Town Lake Lodge is the best isn't it!  The view of the lake from the upper deck is perfection, and its proximity to Pictured Rocks makes it the perfect UP property.  We do hope to work with you again soon.
May 2019
Highly recommend this place! Clean and cozy cabin. Great location. Relaxation, adventure, comfort all rolled into one. Could not get enough of the views from the porch.

Anastazja, we are so happy that Town Lake Lodge pleased you!  The views are pretty spectacular.  We hope to see you again.
Oct 2018
Had a Great Stay
Loved the cabin and the lake. Fishing was great! We will come back next time we come to the UP. Dave Rodgers

Dave, we love that you enjoyed Town Lake Lodge-Pictured Rocks.  It's a great property near so many of teh UP fabulous sites.  We hope to see you again.
Sep 2018
Great time...wonderful experience!!
Beautiful setting, house very clean and comfortable. Well appointed to make for a wonderful visit. Great instructions for arrival/departure. Would have appreciated a shade on the bathroom window. Also, had difficulty getting the dead-bolt lock to line up on the downstairs door. The lake was perfect!!! Enjoyed swimming, paddling and watching the fish through crystal clear water. Coffee on the dock every morning was the best. :-) Thanks for a terrific holiday.


Joan, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed Town Lake Lodge as much as we do Looking through the trees over the lake is a pretty serene experience.  Being in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest is a bit of heaven!

Aug 2018
Great stay
My family of 4 truly enjoyed our stay. The lake was perfect!Nice sandy bottom and clear water. The kitchen was well equipped and I appreciated having sharp knives but there was no dishwasher. Hiking was great


Elaine, we are so happy that you all enjoyed staying at Town Lake Lodge-Pictured Rocks.  That area is so incredible with so many great places to hike.  We hope to see you again!
Aug 2018
Relaxing Getaway
This home is amazing! It is situated in the woods on a small quiet lake about 20 minutes from the main town. The house was clean and ready for our arrival. Everything was in working order -- plenty of towels, extra bedding, fans -- and the kitchen is well stocked for cooking during your stay. The general store is up the road for a quick stop of basic supplies. The beach at Pete's Lake and Bruno's Run Trail are also very close to the home. The beaches of Lake Superior and Picture Rocks are about a 20 minute drive. Plenty of canoeing, fishing, and swimming can be enjoyed at the house so you don't have to leave. Our stay was so relaxing and enjoyable it was hard to leave

You know you've had a great vacation when you don't want to leave!  We are so happy that Town Lake Lodge was the place that you chose to vacation, and that it fit your needs so well.  We're hoping that you come back!
Aug 2018
Absolutely amazing
This was truly a great place to stay. Quiet but with all the amenities we needed to keep ourselves entertained. Close to Munising and Picture Rocks. We will definitely be coming back here.


Marike, we would love to have you come back!  Town Lake Lodge's proximity to Pictured Rocks is such a great bonus for this property.
Jul 2018
Loved and did not want to leave!
My husband and I stayed with our three small kids and loved it! It was so peaceful and close to so many beautiful places. Would definitely stay again!


Town Lake Lodge-Pictured Rocks is a pretty special place, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, Kendra.  Please do come back again.
Jul 2018
So peaceful and relaxing!
We loved staying here and did not want to leave. We were out on the dock or in the water or on the boat as much as possible and enjoyed it so much. The house was comfortable, and the scenery was beautiful. Definitely will be staying again


Kendra, we'd certainly love to have you come back!  There is nothing better than being on the water during the summer in Michigan.  It's a bit of heaven.
Jul 2018
This cabin was everything we’d hoped it would be. Beautifully located along the quiet Town Lake it was the restful get away we needed. We plan on visiting the Pictures Rocks area frequently and this is where we want to stay every time.


Hi Mindy,  
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Town Lake Lodge, and that it was everything that you hoped for and needed. Sitting out on that deck is the perfect way to start and end a day.  Coffee and cocktails - perfection!  We  very much look forward to you coming back and remember to let us know that you are returning guests so that we can give you a 10% discount.

Jun 2018

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