The SpaceThe cabin has two bedrooms. One has a queen bed and the other is a full size. There is a futon in living room with bedding provided. There are two cots with mattresses in the sunroom for more guests and only use if requested.
Recently installed electric baseboard heaters in bedrooms and main room. They each have a manual thermostat, but please remember to turn off when not needed (electricity is very expensive in our area), We also have fans in each room.
The cabin is filled with everything you'll need. We don't provide beach towels, and please don't use bathroom towels for outdoors. There is a hose behind the cabin to rinse off sand from the beach (we hope everyone uses mindfulness with sand in cabin). There is a vacuum in the closet to the right of the front door if needed. Guest AccessThe cabin is nestled in a forest of large pines & spruce trees, and a short walk to a very nice quiet beach on Lake Superior. During your stay you will be close to the Au Train River and Lake. Rental Outfitters are available on the river. Deer Lake is another close by option, and has a nice public beach area if Superior is too cold. Half a mile walk down the beach and you will have access to Sand River, which meanders behind the cabin. There are nice trails that follow the river. Fine dining just minutes away at the famous Brown Stone Inn. Prime rib on Saturday nights & the best white fish or perch dinner around. Pictured Rocks State Park & Island is 30 minute drive down M-28 towards Munising. Interaction with GuestsI'm was born and raised in Marquette. I'm the fourth generation from a hardy stock of people that managed to make a living and learned how to endure the harsh winters. Much of my family still live in the area, and have cabins near ours. We don't live in the U.P., but we have people for cleaning and maintenance. We recently moved from Northern Kentucky to Chattanooga TN. We may list a private room in our home here through Airbnb for those who want to visit this area. We're in the city limit, and close to all the area has to offer for a great trip.
The cabin has plenty of brochures and information about what the area has to offer. I'm always a phone call away, so feel free to contact me as needed. The NeighborhoodThis area of shoreline is just beautiful. The woods are so peaceful and full of adventure. Within a few miles you will have the pleasure of touring a unique place, Lakenenland. A local man has created an outdoor sculpture garden, that displays metal and wood sculpted art that entails history of the area and some quirky fun stuff in the mix. There is a nice outdoor pavilion that you can enjoy an outdoor fire, and listen to locals who do impromptu music during the summer months. A sure place that families will enjoy. You can take the trail behind the cabin and it leads directly to Lakenenland. The cabin is in a perfect location to Ojibwa Casino, historic Brownstone Inn restaurant, off road walking and bike trails, quiet secluded beach, and easy access off main highway M28, that takes you east or west to all the best the area offers for a true U.P. experience. Getting AroundThere are tourist information centers in both Marquette and Munising. The cabin will be filled with information as well. Ojibwa Casino is only a few Miles from cabin off M28. The casino is adding a new restaurant and venue for entertainment in 2017. Lakenenland Sculpture Garden Park is only 1 mile down M28, and is free to the public. There's a trail behind our cabin that you can walk or mountain bike over to Lakenenland. The Brown Stone Inn is a wonderful historical restaurant, and is approx. 12 miles east of the cabin off M28. It offers the best Friday night fish fry. Lake perch sells out fast, and they suggest calling for reservation and putting in your order. Saturday evenings they have prim rib that is another favorite. Deer Lake is on the same highway, and has a very nice public park and swimming beach. A nice place to swim when Superior is too cold, and have a picnic. Further east before Munising you'll find the best little town called Autrain. It has outfitter rental for kayak and canoes. It has a wonderful public beach that has the warm Autrain River running into Superior. Very popular swimming spot with nice public parking. It offers places for pasties, pizza, ice cream, and a general store. 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 Lake Superior shoreline offers little gems 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. Near by 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. I grew up in a house near the lake, and I remember that night not being able to sleep due to that tremendous storm. My bedroom window shook all night, and the howling storm was frightening. When I woke for school the next day I found my mom intently listening to the radio announcements about the lost ship. That was an truly historic storm. 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.
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 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. I highly recommend a driving trip up the west shore of Marquette counties highway 550. It leads to public areas such as Sugar Loaf lookout, little Presque Isle Park, and continues 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. It was the same location that Jimmy Stewart shot the movie "Anatiomy of a Murder". The hotel has a nice cafe and museum dedicated to this event, 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. The Fall is a spectacular sight seeing time to visit, and the cabin is open through October.
The cabin provides a peaceful environment to relax and enjoy Lake Superior. Hwy M28 going east and west from the cabin offers easy access, and a beautiful drive to all the best area attractions. It's an awesome location that we are so happy to share with our guests. Other Things to NoteWe had to cancel the internet & Wi-Fi connection due to cost. We rent in a short season, so paying year round for service didn't work out. Wish they would keep costs more affordable. The cable is high also, but can be put on seasonal plan so we do provide that. We also have a DVD player.