Be in the heart of our quaint town of Manistique, walk to restaurants, movie theatre, banks, marina, and boardwalk. Very appealing, bright, sunny, clean and spacious one bedroom apartment, with full kitchen and living room. Modern kitchen has eating area overlooking the Main Street. Coin operated laundry on premises. The apt. is over a retail store, after going up 23 steps, you will enter your own quiet, clean, and updated home away from home.
“Beth’s apartment was hands down the best place we could have picked for our trip. It was in a great central location, easy to access major roads, walking distance to the lake, food, winery, coffee, etc. It was a super comfortable place to lay our heads after a day of exploring. The entire place was very clean. Beth was a wonderful hostess too. She was always quick to answer any questions and provided tons of local info. We loved every minute in Manistique and can’t wait to come back again! Highly recommend choosing City Solitude for your next UP vacation!!!”
Completely updated and decorated cabin that features two bedrooms, two Full bathrooms, a kitchen and two living rooms. This cabin is a great spot to relax after a long day exploring the UP. No WIFI Up to two dogs can stay per cabin for an extra $50 dog fee Centrally located and only about an 1 to 1.5 hours from Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls, Mackinac Island, Grand Maris, Oswald Bear Ranch, Fayette Historic Park, Seney Wildlife Refuge to name a few places.
“I was having a hard time looking for a nice place in the UP. This was perfect for the two of us, traveling to the UP for the first time. Our main goal was to see Pictured Rocks while in the UP for only a couple days. We found the place easily and it was easy to check in. It was very clean and had all you would need...soaps and shampoo, fully stocked kitchen. Also had a nice grill, but we didn't use it. A fire pit, again we didn't use it since we were only there for two nights and were not there a lot, only to sleep basically. For being on a busy road it was quiet. No air or heat, but we didn't need any of that since the weather was perfect..not too hot or too cold. It is a perfect place to stay if you are looking at getting away. It isn't near a lot of stores, so if you are going there, I would suggest getting those things like groceries prior to your arrival...or there is a little grocery store that has the minimum to get you through, down the street. Overall we would definitely recommend staying here.”
NORTH SHORE RETREAT 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Wi-Fi, DirecTV, located directly on Lake Michigan near Manistique, THIS COTTAGE HAS VIDEO MONITORING. Outside video monitoring CAN NOT be disabled. SLEEPS: 6, Max 8 (with 2 couches) BEDROOMS: 1 King open master loft suite with incredible view of Lake Michigan. 1 main level BR with queen bed & a twin bunk bed. BATHROOMS: 2 Full (1 up, 1 down) *LAKEFRONT Approximately 400 ft. private sandy beach on Lake Michigan *PETS: Yes, pets are allowed and must be on a lead or leash and crated when left alone at the property. *10 PRIVATE Wooded Acres Spend a few peaceful days at North Shore Retreat and you'll understand why we say, “Inspiration Lives Here.” Whether you're writing, painting, birdwatching, spending time with family, or just getting away from it all, we're confident you'll find yourself refreshed and inspired by the natural beauty of the northern shore of Lake Michigan and the comfortable surroundings of this home located on the waterfront in the south central Upper Peninsula region. North Shore Retreat offers guests a main floor bedroom with 1 queen size bed & 1 twin size bunk bed and a large upper level open master loft with a comfortable king size bed, full bath, and plenty of closet space. Enjoy stunning views of the waterfront right from the bed and fall asleep gazing at the stars through the two overhead skylights. The fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room offer fabulous views beyond the slightly sloped yard to the vast Lake Michigan waters. You'll feel like you're at the ocean – but without the sharks! Watch the ships far out on the horizon, or watch the birds and wildlife right up close in the yard. Brew your morning coffee in our drip coffeemaker, or visit one of the excellent coffee shops in downtown Manistique. The sandy shoreline and beach change from day to day, so if you stay a few days, you're sure to experience the many changing moods of the lake. Depending on water levels and changing weather conditions, the beach can be transformed from a short sandy sliver to a wide “ocean-like” beach. The lake can be a tempest of crashing waves or a peaceful sheet of glassy calm. Each day will surprise you with a beautiful gift from nature's bounty, and it really is a new experience every day. A small stream runs into the lake just to the west of the cabin and provides a great place to explore. Get creative and pick up a few small rocks to paint at North Shore Retreat's "art corner". Stay warm and toasty in the wintertime with gas heat and the option for a fire in the wood burning stone fireplace. In the warmer months enjoy the wonderful breezes coming in off the lake. There is no Air Conditioning at North Shore Retreat at this time, but open windows, fans, and the cooling lake breezes typically keep the home within a very comfortable temperature range. A propane grill will get your small family fired up for some great meals. If you bring your well behaved four-legged friend, there is a fenced in area behind the garage. North Shore Retreat provides lots of games for you to enjoy, and a fully equipped laundry room if you need to wash clothes. Cell phone service at the cottage is spotty and will vary based on your carrier. We provide a landline for your use, and wi-fi is available for smartphone data and wi-fi calling functions. (Or you can take advantage of the opportunity to "disconnect" for awhile!) There are many groomed snowmobile trails in the Manistique area - along the Manistique River and through scenic forests. There are approximately 2,000 miles of groomed trails winding through the U.P. If you enjoy hiking, you're welcome to explore our 10 acres, or head out to some of the best hiking trails in the state at nearby Indian Lake State Park, Fox River Pathway, and Ashford Lake Pathway, to name just a few. The Kewadin Casino is close by and will pick you up at the cabin and return your group (of at least 4) as well. Unique day trips are popular with all of our guests. Enjoy a visit to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Mackinac Island, and many other incredible places in the U.P. There are plenty of opportunities to canoe, kayak, fish, bike, and explore a variety of other nearby recreational opportunities in the U.P. Security Cameras: Due to the secluded nature of North Shore Retreat, we use “smart cameras” to monitor the property entrances, snow level, etc. when the property is unoccupied. Sleeping arrangements: *Linens are provided* Bedroom #1 (upstairs in an open loft): King size bed. Bedroom #2 (main floor, adjacent to the kitchen): 1 queen size bed & 1 twin bunk bed LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike. Indian Lake Golf Course: A very popular, 18-hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin. The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well. Historic Manistique Water Tower: The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the “Roman revival” style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings. Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park. Snowmobiling: Can NOT snowmobile from the property. Closest trail is Trail #2, 4.6 miles from house (intersection of Hwy 2 & Tannery Rd.) or Trail #421, 8.4 miles from house (intersection of Hwy 2 & County Hwy 432). Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1.5 hours away. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 2 hours away. Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away.
“We vacationed at this lovely beach-front home over the Thanksgiving holiday. Our stay was fantastic and the place is exactly as described. The location is very private and secluded; however, downtown Manistique is only a 10 minute drive away if you need anything in town. There is a lot of hiking in this area, which was great to do with our dog. The hosts were also super responsive to any questions we had and were readily available to help us if we needed anything. We would love to come back to this property during the warmer months, as well- the beach is absolutely fantastic. Overall, we would recommend this to our friends and family in a heartbeat. Hope to be back again!”