Outdoor Enthusiasts, Nature Lovers, and those Seeking Solitude...
Just 31 minutes west of St. Ignace (Mackinaw)you will turn down the winding drive, and experience the quiet calm of Michigan's North Country at its finest. This gem, up one flight of stairs, is secluded, private, and spacious. Nestled in the trees on 3+ acres with over 250'+ of private beach on the sparkling North Shore of Lake Michigan.
National and State Forests to the East provide a thriving habitat for Bald Eagles, Sand Hill Cranes, and Deer which wander past your window as you take in the spectacular view of the lake. Settle in for the evening by a cozy fire and listen to the the gentle sounds of Lake Michigan lapping at the shore, but don't fall asleep until you've taken in the stars through the six sky lights above.
Within an hours drive, you can visit lighthouses, waterfalls, and historic forts. Sault St Marie (Soo Locks), Mackinaw City (shopping, theaters, fort, and new water park), St. Ignace (gambling, shopping, and museums),Mackinac Island, Lake Superior (Whitefish Point Lighthouse, Tahquamenon Falls, one hour North) are highlights that will make your trip memorable. One of the best kept secrets is the Cut River located just minutes from our property. This natural gorge provides a wonderful hike as well as picturesque view of the lake.
Meander down the back country roads and perhaps you will catch a glimpse of Bear, Moose, Wolf, Deer, Bald Eagles, and many smaller critters. There are miles of trails to explore by foot, horseback snowmobile, or four-wheel ATV. If fishing interests you, fly-fish some of the finest steelhead and brook trout streams anywhere (we support 'catch-and-release'... or 'clean-on-the-river'...).
Just four miles to the east are two restaurants and to the west enjoy the small fishing village of Naubinway where fresh Whitefish is caught/sold daily. If you've not experienced, the world famous 'U.P. Pastie', stop by any of the roadside shops who advertise... You are sure to fall in love with this Northern Michigan novelty. Groceries, gas, and antique shops are readily available within a short drive.
Being centrally located makes trips to popular northern Michigan destinations a breeze! Here are some examples:
Cut River Bridge and Gorge (10 mins)
St. Ignace, the Mackinac Bridge, and departure to Mackinac Island (30 mins)
Mackinaw City (40min)
Sault Ste Marie and the Soo Locks (1 hr)
Tahquamenon Falls (1 hr)
Manistique and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (1 hr)
Grand Marais (1 hr 10 mins)
Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Lake Superior (1 hr 10 mins)
Munising (1 hr 20 mins)
Pictured Rocks (1 hr 30 mins)
Petoskey (1 hr 30 mins)
Marquette and Presque Isle Park (2 hrs)
Traverse City (2 hrs 30 mins)
Please note that this 3+ acre property has 2 rental listings - one for the Cedar Lodge (the main house) and one for the Cedar Loft (the studio apartment above the detached garage about 100' away).
Our other rental, the Cedar Lodge, for reference: https://www.vrbo.com/2367695
We look forward to welcoming you to our unique experience, and trust that you will come back to visit us year after year!