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Cliffs Ridge is a comfortable, spacious home with cathedral ceilings and a corner wood-burning fireplace for family togetherness and privacy all wrapped in one. The home is located less than one mile south of Marquette Mountain Ski Area on M-553, minutes from downtown Marquette and magnificent Lake Superior.
Cliffs Ridge is so-named because you can see its rooftop from Cliffs Ridge Run at the top of Chair #1 at Marquette Mountain, formerly Cliffs Ridge Ski Area. There is no apostrophe in 'Cliffs' because it was originally named after the Cliffs Dow Company. The exposed beams in the roof and Great Room are actually recycled from the old Tracy Mine in Ishpeming.
Part of the beauty of renting Cliffs Ridge is its personality and warmth -- you can enjoy family and friends without the commercial feeling of a hotel, and with the great kitchen you can enjoy excellent meals without the expense of going out to eat for every meal.
Fully furnished, it is a wonderful place to rejuvenate and spend time with the ones you love. Relax in front of the fireplace after a great day of skiing, curl up and watch a movie in one of the comfortable chairs in the living room, enjoy drinks on the 2nd-story deck after a day at the beach, or read a book in one of the private bedrooms.
This year-around vacation home is the perfect spot for family reunions, ski vacations, NMU parent activity weekends, wedding parties and more. Our hope is that your family can enjoy it the way we have for 20+ years -- and that it can become your Marquette home-away-from-home as well!
Keywords: House, Ski Hill, Lake Superior, Northern Michigan University
Lots of plates, mugs, bowls and double silverware sets...moreless
The kitchen includes a microwave, toaster, 2 12-cup coffee makers and dishwasher. It is fully stocked with plates, glassware, wine glasses, silverware, pots and pans, pizza pans, crockpot & utensils...moreless
Deck / Patio:
Larger deck off great room with seating and gas grill. Noise from highway can be loud in the summer months. Private back deck off master bedroom....moreless
Rates run from $150-275/night; $750-$1500/week and depend on number of guests.
Special rates can be given for 5 or more nights -- please call.
There is a non-refundable cleaning fee and a refundable security deposit.
Rates include up to eight people, each additional person is $10/per night.
Pets are $50 each non-refundable deposit and $10/per pet each night.
Need a comfortable, furnished place to stay for more than a week?
Special long-term rates are available -- Give us a call!
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Minutes from Lake Superior with miles of gorgeous sand beach; minutes from Marquette with great shopping and restaurants; Northern Michigan University functions; seconds from one of the best ski hills in the Midwest and XC ski trails; M-553 connects to all of the surrounding bike paths and trails; mountain biking and climbing on the dirt road immediately north of the house. This is a great gathering house for bridal functions and family reunions.
Year Purchased: 1989
About the owner: We bought the house as a primary residence in 1989 and renovated and added on throughout the years. When moving to Washington State in 2006 we were not ready to sell our house and decided to turn it into a vacation rental so that we could continue updating it and give others a chance to enjoy it as well.
Our ties to Marquette remain strong and we love visiting with friends and family as often as we can. It's hard to leave and it's great to come back!
As we enter into the sixth year of this venture we are happy to know that people are returning to celebrate weddings, reunions, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more in our home. Keep enjoying the house and the Marquette area!
Why the Owner Chose Marquette: The Marquette area offers an enormous range of activities, indoor and out. Boating, fishing, biking, hiking, skiing, great restaurants and shopping -- the possibilities are absolutely endless. It is a welcoming and warm community with the added benefit of magnificent Lake Superior which in itself can entertain the entire family.
Cliffs Ridge's central location allows you to be anywhere in the area in minutes -- the best of all worlds.
Marquette is central to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Munising, 40 miles east) and Big Bay, (20 minutes north and home of the historic 'Anatomy of a Murder' location. Houghton/Hancock (home of Michigan Technological University) is about two hours north along with Copper Harbor and Isle Royal. Day trip possibilities abound from Cliffs Ridge!
The Unique Benefits at this House: We love to have friends over to enjoy the 2nd-story deck, the wood-burning fireplace and gathering table in the dining area -- when you sit at that table you feel as though you are living in a treehouse!
Nothing compares to fresh Lake Superior trout or whitefish on the grill -- get it from Thill's and you are guaranteed that it is fresh and wonderful!