Conveniently located in the heart of the upper peninsula just minutes from Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior, dozens of waterfalls and endless outdoor activities and adventures. AuTrain River Cottages are located in a private association that is quiet and beautiful. There is about a 100 yards of river frontage to enjoy and relax next to. Cottages are pet friendly and range from one bedroom to 4 bedrooms and can accommodate from one to 8 guests. Each Cottage has all amenities included like WiFi, towels, linens, blankets, pillows and cooking supplies. There is a fire-pit area for guests to enjoy a fire w/a view of the river and wood can be purchased locally. Also included is a gas grill w/propane, and a canoe w/paddles and preservers. Launching of the canoe is on site and shuttle service is available. Additional kayaks are available for rent. A fishing boat w/motor are available to you on site for a discounted rate. Mooring your own boat is a possibility, contact me for details.
The Mountain Ash Cottage has tons of character. The interior is all pine and the layout is unique. I have done a lot of custom work inside this cottage to bring out that UP feel. The kitchen is fully stocked and seems to be a favorite with the high ceiling and custom tile. There is a dining table w/4 chairs in the living area, which includes a couch, loveseat and 42" HDTV w/cable. This cottage is perfect for 2-5 people but can accommodate up to 7. The main bedroom has a queen, the 2nd bedroom has a double with a twin bunk on top. There is an optional sleeping area in what I call a half bedroom which is a pretty small room that has a cot sized bunk bed. The front porch is great for relaxing while looking at the river and there are outdoor chairs for everyone. DA Loft cottage might be everyone's favorite, but this one books the most, and if you stay here, you will understand why.
The AuTrain River provides excellent swimming, and canoeing/kayaking as it winds 12 miles through the Hiawatha National Forest. Further down river puts you into Lake Superior and quite possibly the best beach on all of Lake Superior. Up river is the beautiful AuTrain Lake which provides a wonderful place to enjoy water sports, fishing or just a relaxing cruise. Bass, Walleye or Pike are your most commonly fished.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore located in Munising is only 15 minutes away and there are over a dozen waterfalls within a 30 mile radius. The National Lakeshore provides days worth of outdoor activities. If you are into fishing, Trout and Salmon are the most commonly fished in Lake Superior.
I have seen nearly everything in this area and am a great resource during your stay. I will meet with you after you arrive and give you advice about the area and things you can enjoy during your vacation.