Our cabin provides guests with the ultimate Upper Michigan experience directly from the cabin. There is easy access to a beautiful secluded beach on Lake Superior, and direct access from cabin to miles of forest, river, and trails. I’ve provided details, please read on.
The cabin has two bedrooms. One has a queen bed, and the other is a double size. We have purchased new comfortable mattress in both bedrooms. We purchased a new sofa sleeper for extra guests. There are two cots with mattresses in the sunroom. All linens, pillows, & towels are provided.
The cabin is filled with everything you'll need to feel right at home. Wi-Fi and internet service is available. We also provide basic cable, and have a DVD player with a selection of movies.
We are adding in 2019 a tradition Finish sauna, that’s hand crafted here in the U.P. It’s a cedar barrel sauna, with wood burning heat source, that allows for a great steam bath. Pics of the sauna are posted on listing.
The cabin provides a natural peaceful environment. You can take a nice nap under the oak tree in our hammock. Sit on our the patio swing, next to a butterfly perennial garden.
Directly off our property are trails that follow along the Sand River, and a 1.5 mile hike to Lakennenland sculpture park (google details of the park). Trails from cabin also lead to the very popular North Country Trail. North country trail leads all the way east to Munising, and west to Marquette, you can mountain bike, hike, take off-road vehicles, snowmobile, and cross country ski right from the cabin. Hwy M28 is a favorite for long distance bike enthusiasts. You can bike all the way to Marquette or Munising right from our driveway. M28 has very wide shoulder that make it a safe and popular ride. The north country trail is level and graded for bikes. There are parking areas on this trail that allow for easy access for off-road vehicles, Other trails meander of NCT too. You can spend hours riding. Make sure to keep track of where your going so you don’t get lost.
14 miles West of the cabin is my hometown of Marquette. In 15 minutes you can enjoy wonderful restaurants, shopping, a lighthouse, parks, beaches, bike trails, and plenty of brewing pubs that offer entertainment. Make sure to visit Presque Isle park, it has the current ore dock that the huge ore boats use to load the ships. You can drive around the island, walk, or bike. There's a popular break wall in the marina that has a beautiful view of Marquette and the world famous NMU wood dome. Marquette has wonderful restaurants, shopping, a lighthouse, parks, beaches, bike trails, and plenty of brewing pubs that offer entertainment. Make sure to visit Presque Isle park, it has the current ore dock that the huge ore boats use to load up the ships. You can drive around the island, walk, or bike. There's a popular break wall in the marina that has a beautiful view of Marquette and the world famous NMU wood dome.
BLUEBERRIES: Mid-July through August is wild blueberry picking. 5 miles from the cabin is Lake La Vasser Wetlands, and this is the local hot spot for blueberries. Also around cabin and back woods. Last year, 2017, In one afternoon I picked 17 cups at Lake La Vasser.
Ojibwa Casino is only a 4 miles from cabin off M28. The casino is adding a new restaurant and venue for entertainment in 2018. Lakennenland Sculpture Garden Park is only 1 mile down M28 from our place, and is free to the public. Lakennenland has become a popular tourist destination. You can google to see what Lakennenland offers, very family friendly.
Further east and before Munising you'll find the best little town called Au Train. It has outfitter rental for kayak and canoes. It has a wonderful public beach that has the warm Au Train River running into Superior. Very popular swimming spot with nice public parking. Au Train has a pastie shop, pizza, ice cream, German restaurant, and a general store /gas station, with souvenirs
Deer Lake is on the same highway, before Au Train, and it has a very nice public park and swimming beach. A nice place to swim when Superior is too cold, and have a picnic. .
The grand “Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore Park” is 30 miles from the cabin. There are Boat tours of the park, Sea kayaking outfitter to Grand Island, glass bottom ship wreck tour, hiking trails in the park, and fun meandering in the town of Munising, with restaurants and shopping.
There are public access to several waterfalls off M28 between the cabin an Pictured Rocks National Park. There's a brochure list with directions and location of the falls that I provide in the cabin.
Further east of Munising Are little gems towns like the historic town of Grand Maria, and the famous sand dunes (Log Slide Overlook). Remember going down this dune is fun but a bugger going back up. Nearby is White Fish Point lighthouse and museum, which provides history of famous shipwrecks, including the Edmund Fitzgerald that sunk in that area during a fierce November storm in 1975. Close by the museum is Tequanimum Falls State Park. The park offers walking trails, a gorgeous waterfall, and a microbrew restaurant to relax at during your visit.
I highly recommend a driving trip up the north west shore of Marquette county, highway 550. It leads to public trails such as Sugar Loaf lookout, little Presque Isle Park, and Harlow Lake. Continue up to the historic town of Big Bay. This town is filled with so much history. The Big Bay Hotel was the place that a famous murder took place in 1952, and was the same site Jimmy Stewart stared in the movie "Anatiomy of a Murder". The hotel has a nice cafe and museum dedicated to the the movie, and another famous guest Henry Ford. The prestigious Huron Mountain Club is located in this same region, but is exclusive to members only. Look up "the secrets of Huron Mountain Club" for the rich history of this truly primitive location, and its world famous members. Henry ford was a member of this club, and he also had a mill factory here that produced the wood panels for the ford vehicles. You can see the abandoned mill from the hotel. Just past the hotel 550 turns in to a dirt road that ends at the Big Bay Lighthouse. It's a B&B now, but you can still tour the grounds and gardens. I tried to provide highlights of this area. It has so much more to offer than mentioned. During the Fall season it has spectacular colors to enjoy, and the cabin is open through October.