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Cottage on AuTrain River Near Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks, Beaches, Waterfalls"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Nice 1 bedroom on AuTrain River w/private waterfront near Lake Superior Beach

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 Hemlock Cottage is within steps of the river, and has a unique feel to it. The layout is small, but spacious for it's size and easily accommodates guests. It is perfect for couples but can sleep up to 4. The kitchen is fully stocked and there's seating for 3 at the dining bar. There is A/C, WiFi, and a 32" TV with internet streaming service. The bedroom has a nice queen pillowtop mattress. The kitchen and bedroom will be getting a make-over in May for the upcoming season to better accommodate guests. The nice new deck outside is perfect for a relaxing view of the river and general lounging.

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.

More Details

Cory Cole
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cory Cole

Plain and simply, I am a Yooper. I live locally year round and am a wealth of knowledge when it comes to exploring our area. I graduated high school and college here and I am an avid outdoors-man, I camp, hike, bike, kayak, ski, snowshoe, ATV, motorcycle, snowmobile and Jeep nearly the entire U.P. and if you have heard of it, chances are I've been there, or done that. I also know some places 'slightly off the radar' if you are looking to get away from the tourist areas. Just ask, I'll be happy to give you advice.

Cory Cole purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Cory Cole chose Au Train

I was a transplant to this area during high school years ago and left then came back. I couldn't stay away forever, this area is unlike any other. Sure there are beautiful places all over the country, but no matter where you are from, this place is special beyond words... This cottage is part of a private association with it's own river frontage. The property is the best on the river, it has a beautiful view, clean water with sandy bottom and plenty of space to relax. There are 10 cottages on this property (it was an old resort) I own/manage 7 of them for vacation rentals. I purchased these cottages with the intention of providing people a great place to stay, and the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful area. Overall, if someone doesn't enjoy staying here, it would be a first.

What makes this cottage unique

It is within 2 minutes of Lake Superior, one of the best beaches in all of Michigan, 15 minutes from Munising and the Pictured Rocks, dozens of waterfalls, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, biking trails and ATV/snowmobiling trails.(all available right from the cottage doorstep). AuTrain lake is accessible by boat right from the cottages and has tons of recreational opportunities.


Au Train Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bathroom with shower stall. Towels included
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size bed with linens, pillows and blankets
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Cottage on AuTrain River Near Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks, Beaches, Waterfalls
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Nice Winter Getaway

  • 4 of 5

I had planned a trip to the AuTrain area to do some hiking and to check out the "frozen" waterfalls in February. The cabin contained everything I needed. It was in a good, central location, close to everything I wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to start our adventures from!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and cozy. Area was quiet. It was a great location to start from and explore other areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Very clean andcomfortable

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northport, MI USA

Nice Little Cabin

  • 3 of 5

Cabin is small but usable. Bed and couch have seen their better days. Window blinds need a good cleaning and/or replaced. Enjoyable site by the river. Evening camp fire with neighbors from Michigan and England made for a pleasant evening. It is in good area for enjoying the sights water falls, pictured rocks, and Munising.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee wi

Very comfortable great area Cory was very helpful - we enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

It is in a great area, close to hiking it's right on the river. It's not fancy but works well for what we wanted.everything that we needed was there and it was very comfortable. Would go there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage in which we stay was really nice. Just the right size for the two of us. And it was only a short drive to Munising, which was good

since we spent a lot of time there. But being from Lansing Michigan, we both enjoyed how peaceful it was there. Just so much to do in the area.

The kitchen area had everything that was needed to fix meals. We used the slow cooker a few times while visiting the water falls in the area.

Everything about the cottage and area were perfect. A memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.