The Chatelle Flat has a completely equipped kitchen, range, microwave, TV, high speed internet and DVD player. There is no washer/dryer but a laundry mat is downtown across from the marina area. Linens and towels provided. Boat or trailer parking available in rear or across street in public parking area. (free parking).
The upstairs flat (Apt. 2) features 1100 sq. ft, living space, 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, living area, completely furnished kitchen, cable TV and high speed Internet. This flat includes everything you need to be comfortable during your stay. Views of downtown and Lake Huron are a bonus. An affordable housing option for the smart traveler.
A perfect location to be close to the action of summer festivals, farmers markets, parades and plenty of activity but off the main street. Walk to the Ferry lines to Mackinac, church, Wednesday and Thursday evening music concerts held at the marina, Saturday Farmers market and free movies and popcorn on the big outside movie screen at the Red, White and Blue Park downtown. Enjoy a historic guided walking tour on the weekend or visit the downtown restaurants, parks, museums and shops that dot this small but quaint downtown. Sand Bay on Lake Michigan is down Boulevard Drive, great shallow swimming for kids or hit the Sand Dunes about 10 miles west on U.S. #2...Miles of great sandy swimming and beach walking. Bring your own chairs.
5 minutes to Mackinaw City, 50 min. to the Soo Boat Locks, 20 minutes to the Pellston Regional Airport, many attractions close
Car Shows & parades, Memorial weekend, the last two weekends in June, July 4th parade, Fish Feast, (last Saturday in July), Water Sports weekend, mid August, Labor Day Arts Dockside & Bridge Walk (last weekend in August), Truck Show (second weekend in September). Check theChamber calendar for current festivals. "Rendezvous at the Straits" inc. Native American Pow Wow (weekend before Labor Day weekend) at Father Marquette Park, some events downtown as well.
100 ft. to main trail system out of town, 200 ft. to Main Street
St. Ignace is the trailhead to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails cross-crossing the entire Upper Peninsula. Trails are directly accessed from several of our rental properties. For a unique experience, snowmobile across the "Ice Bridge" to Mackinac Island (check for trail conditions locally) or follow the trails to the frozen beauty of Tahquamenon Falls, Cut River Bridge and many other areas.
Phone: (800) 338-6660 for snow conditions
Directions: Traveling north or south, take Business Loop -75 towards downtown St. Ignace. Turn west on Truckey St. at Ace hardware. Third home on left.
Chatelle Home History
The Chatelle House was built at the turn of the century when St. Ignace was a thriving and bustling logging and commercial fishing port. The downtown was a hub of activity with shops, hotels, saloons, workers and rail service. Rail service transported the volumes of people that came to visit, hunt or work in the U.P. crossing the Straits of Mackinac from the Lower Peninsula to St. Ignace. In 1923, the State started a ferry service, which operated until the opening of the Mackinac Bridge in 1957. The skeleton of the Chief Wawatam dock stands today as part of a reminder of our history. Visit the site on a stroll along our popular Huron Boardwalk, taking you along the marina and out to the lighthouse platform.
The Chatelle house was built in that era, housing families that lived and worked in this community. Today with some renovations, it once again serves the traveler or worker, some stay a week, some stay months. It's location, just ½ block off State Street is the perfect location to experience downtown living, the Huron Boardwalk, ferries to Mackinac Island, the new St. Ignace Marina and all the festivities of the community.
Direct snowmobile access and top notch x-country ski trails and North Country hiking trails are minutes away making this a great winter getaway as well.
Other areas of interest and day trips are Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City, Cedarville, Hessel and the Les Cheneaux Islands, Sault Ste. Marie and so many more places. Experience the Great Waters, Tahquamenon Falls, Pictured Rocks, area lakes, hiking and ski trails. So many things to do. Launch your boat at the nearby boat launch and spend the day fishing or cruising the Straits of Mackinac or head out to Brevort Lake for a day of fishing and lounging. The Lake Michigan Sand Dunes and #1 swimming beach is just a 15 minutes drive on U.S. #2