W3737 KCB Road, Big Bay, MI 49808
Vacation on the shore of Lake Independence at Mountain View Lodge in Big Bay, MI, only 25 miles north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Lodge has a wonderful southern exposure and offers a fabulous view of the lake and the Huron Mountains. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, fabulous sunsets, and starry nights while you relax at this peaceful lodge and enjoy the birds singing and the cry of the loons.
Mountain View Lodge on Lake Independence is newly remodeled and has 4 bedrooms (two with gas fireplaces) and 2 bathrooms. The open concept living area has comfortable furniture where guests can enjoy a crackling fire in the fieldstone wood-burning fireplace. There is Wi-Fi and a flat screen DirecTV with a DVD player.
The complete kitchen contains a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils for your cooking and dining needs. A washer and dryer are located on the lower level.
The Master Bedroom contains a king-size bed, a double bed, and patio doors that open onto a deck. There is a private bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
Two bedrooms have a queen-size bed in each bedroom and a gas fireplace for a cozy evening. The fourth bedroom has two twin beds. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Linens and paper products are furnished for our guests, but please bring your own towels.
The sand bottomed beach is great for the kids, and Lake Independence is perfect for swimming, fishing, and water sports. Bring your water toys and fishing gear and have a great vacation by the lake. There is a boat ramp at Perkins Park just a short distance from the Lodge.
Lake Independence is a great fishing lake and well known for Jumbo Perch and Northern Pike as well as Walleye and Small Mouth Bass. Canoes, kayaks, and 12' and 14' fishing boats with safety gear are available for our guests to rent.
After a day by the water, try out the cedar sauna located on the lower level of the lodge for a true Northwoods experience. The deck and grounds are furnished with outdoor furniture. There are charcoal and gas grills for outdoor cooking and a fire pit for your campfires. There is an enclosed glassed-in Sun Room furnished with wicker furniture that offers a wrap-around view of the lake, sunsets, and the Huron Mountains.
The Big Bay Pathway offers 4 loops of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing or you can hike and bike the many back roads and trails in the Escanaba River State Forest and the Huron Mountains. These public lands offer many opportunities for hunting and fishing around Big Bay.
Anglers might like to try out some of the local streams or go charter fishing on Lake Superior for Salmon and Lake Trout.
The movie, Anatomy of a Murder, was based on an event that took place in Big Bay. The Thunder Bay Inn, the site of some of the filming of this classic film, has a very interesting collection of newspaper articles and photographs.
Enjoy great off-roading on the many back roads and trails through the forest. Mountain View Lodge has easy access to the ATV trails that traverse the rugged wilderness for some fun riding. Visit the Thomas Rock Overlook for a great view of Lake Independence and Lake Superior.
There is ample parking for your boat or ATV trailers. Bikers Welcome
Sorry, No Pets
Photographs: Mountain View Lodge
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