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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in October. It was perfect. The cabin was fully stocked and everything was very clean and nice, especially the kitchen. Dale was very helpful with the few issues we had and was quick to answer a call or text.
We took the boat out on the lake and went sight seeing all around the UP. It is a beautiful area. We both hope to be able to come back and stay in this cabin again."
Guest: Elijah G.Date of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 8, 2014
"The Enswell Cabin is an absolute delight. Nestled in the pines, with not even a glimpse of another cottage, the log cabin is beautifully detailed, with windows throughout looking out into the forest. No need for curtains on any of the windows as the trees provide the privacy. The huge screened in porch, and the two second-floor open balconies provide plenty of protection from the mosquitoes. But, at least, in July, we did not notice any flies. The cabin does not have a view of the water, but it is accessible through a short trail through the woods down to the cabin's adjacent property on the East Bay. As the East Bay is part of the Sucker River estuary, the water is much warmer than that of Lake Superior allowing for very comfortable swimming. The East Bay also makes for great canoeing. It is a 6.5 mile drive (one way) into Grand Marais, which makes it a short car drive or a very doable bike ride. We highly recommend the fresh poached whitefish at the Lake Superior Brewing Company. Depending on the desired trailhead, the trails of the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline are just 15 to 45 minutes away. The 4 mile round-trip hike from the Log Slide to the Light House is one of the most beautiful hikes in the nation."
Guest: Greg W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 13, 2015
"When we started to plan this year's trip to the US which had to include a visit with old friends on Douglas Lake, south of the Mackinaw bridge, we realized that this would be a chance to spend some days on the UP, an area which was totally unknown to us Swiss. Grand Marais with its proximity to the Pictured Rock National Lakeshore, and also not too far from the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, was soon the choice. Then we found the description of Plover Retreat in the internet and thought: That's it. How right we were. Rental agreement and payment from overseas functioned with the kind support by the local manager. Her directions by e-mail how to drive to the cabin helped us to find it without any problem on a sunny late afternoon and to settle there with ease.
It was the start of a marvelous week in which we enjoyed to explore the beautiful and fascinating landscape on Lake Superior by hiking, to learn about the local history and to be at leisure in this wonderful cabin. Its rustic and carefully decorated wooden interior is well arranged and equipped with everything what is needed for a real 'retreat'. It was so peaceful to sit back in one of the comfortable armchairs and to page through the botany and wildlife books from the little cupboard. Even the Webster's rendered its service when we were lost with an American term. In town, we met friendly people who gave us many interesting information about passed days and everyday life in this region.
If Plover Retreat wasn't so far away from home we would come back very soon to this neat spot. Well, who knows? A big 'thank you' to the owners for making Plover Retreat available for rent and to the local manager for her perfect administrative Service."
Guest: The Swiss coupleDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: September 19, 2014