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"This was our second year (there will be a 3rd and more) at this cabin. To be honest I want to be selfish and not leave a review so this place is always available for us to book when we want! But that wouldn't be fair to the hosts. It is clean and well kept. The owners are always making improvements every Spring and Fall and it shows that they care about constantly improving the cabin. When we travel, we usually will stay in a vacation rental and this ranks among the best we've stayed in!
The scenery in this area of the UP is stunning. Whether you stay at the cabin and just enjoy the changing moods of Lake Superior (and catch a glimpse of the bald eagles or possibly the Northern Lights) or take a drive through the area we like to call "North of North", you will NOT be disappointed. This cabin is a great place to start from and return to if you chose to go on an excursion.
If you want to be comfortable and just relax and enjoy the beauty of the nature surrounding you, this IS the place to stay.
Looking forward to staying again next year!"
Guest: Paige & ChrisDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
"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
"Although the pictures are lovely, they do not tell the entire story of just how beautiful the cabin and location are. My husband and I came to hike and we did ~ we also spent alot more time at the cabin than we had planned on because it is truly a peaceful place. Our six day stay went WAY to fast! We hiked the North Country National Trail at five different locations, all within an hour or less from the cabin. One day we fished and caught enough yellow perch for dinner. We were lucky with weather & our experience with Amy was very pleasant. All the time were were at the cabin and the day on the lake we saw NO other people ~ for us it was PERFECT! THANKS Amy!"
Guest: Patty & BudDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
"Our family had a wonderful time at the cottage. We had unlimited use of the private beach, fire pit, and kayaks. It was truly a relaxing and worry-free vacation. We are sure to recommend this special retreat to our family and friends!"
Guest: The Hoosier FamilyDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: July 30, 2014