We invite you to enjoy life in the 906, the telephone area code for the entire Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan, at this waterfront home on Lost Lake. Experience what it’s like to live as a “Yooper,” a true resident of the UP!
Until recently this home was occupied year-round by an elderly couple, who realized 20 years ago that they loved their vacation home so much, they ended up living here full time. We hope in some small way we are paying it forward for them, by allowing others to enjoy a cup of coffee in the breakfast nook or out on the back deck overlooking the lake; by taking a paddle boat or kayak out on the lake (or drilling a hole in the ice) to catch a fish; by taking your sleds out and riding the trails all day, then relaxing in the entertainment room after a long day of exploring Pictured Rocks or the Hiawatha National Forest.
The House and Property:
The 2-car garage, sitting on top of a small hill, is the first building you’ll see. It’s perfect for parking your sleds, other grown-up toys, or your vehicles. The house itself is farther down the hill, and the driveway features a concrete pad and allows for extra car parking or a turnaround spot. Below the wraparound deck is a walk-out basement (not yet ready for visitors) that leads directly to the beach area with a dock, a fire pit, and seating area.
The house has a full kitchen stocked with enough dishes, utensils and cookware to whip up simple meals for your group. A microwave, coffee maker, toaster and blender also make it easy for you to grab something on the run if the outdoors is calling you.
This 3-bedroom house has the master bedroom situated on the opposite side of the smaller two, allowing for more privacy. The two smaller bedrooms share a bathroom, while the master has a private one. With a queen bed, two twin beds, and a twin bunk bed/full-size futon combo, six people will have plenty of space. There are also two separate living room/entertainment areas, each with its own queen/full pull-out sleeper sofa, should you need to accommodate a larger group.
Free 15/2 Mbps wifi, Roku, and a limited amount of TV channels (via antenna) are available if you prefer to settle indoors. The house is set up with a landline phone that has local phone call capabilities. Verizon service has worked here, but depending on your cell phone carrier, your service may be spotty.
If you need to cool down or warm up fast from playing outside in our 4-season playground, there is a water cooler with hot and cold settings, along with a Keurig, at your disposal. The laundry room is also good for popping something into the dryer for a quick warm-up, or to dry your beach towels if you've been swimming all day. We also have "nature's dryer," a clothesline, out back.
Outdoors enthusiasts? You’re just 10 miles from Munising, the gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and it's beautiful all year round! You can't hike very far without stumbling upon one of the ubiquitous waterfalls in this area, and the North Country National Scenic Trail runs right along Lake Superior on its way from North Dakota to Vermont.
Valley Spur is also nearby and offers skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and mountain biking.
Are you into fishing? You’ve got plenty of national forestland, lakes, and streams to accommodate you. But the best-kept secret is our private lake, which boasts some of the best bass fishing in the area (guests have also caught plenty of northern pike and panfish - right off our dock).
In summertime enjoy water activities like swimming, kayaking, and paddle boating, right out your back door. We’ve got people-powered watercraft for your personal use, and also indoor games for kids both large and small, because you never know what type of weather Mother Nature will provide!
For snowmobilers: access hundreds of miles of trails right outside the front door. The Buckhorn Resort is just 3 miles away on the trails or 11 miles via the roads.
Explorers: You may choose to day trip across the UP to Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Kitch-iti-Kipi (the Big Spring), Marquette’s Sugarloaf Mountain, Seney Wildlife Refuge, Mackinac Island, or visit Sault Saint Marie and take a Soo Locks boat tour from your Lost Lake home base.
Whether you're bundled up like a snowman tackling the drifts or down to your swim trunks splashing around our swimming hole, you'll have a blast out here on Lost Lake!