Lodging on the Snowmobile & ATV Trails
Alger County, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Snowmobile and ATV Rentals and Services 

Alger County includes the towns of Munising, Christmas, AuTrain, Grand Marais,
Deerton, Shelter Bay, Shingleton, and lodging in the Hiawatha National Forest

Most, but not all, lodgings are also on the ATV Trails.

AuTrain, MI (10 miles west of Munising)

  • Au Train Island View Lodge is located just east of AuTrain on the shores of Lake Superior. It is a 3-bedroom ranch style vacation home with a loft, 3 & 1/2 bathrooms, two great areas with a kitchen, living and dining room, two fireplaces, satellite TV, wireless internet, and comfortable furnishings. Phone: 800-546-7188.
  • Au Train River Cottages: Five cottages by the Au Train River near Munising and the Pictured Rocks. Cottages have 1, 2, and 4 bedrooms with Wi-Fi. Flat lawn leads to 300 feet of river frontage for swimming, fishing, and relaxing. Canoe included with rental. Easy access to ATV and Snowmobile Trails. Pet Friendly. Open Year Round. N7123 Au Train-Forest Lake Road. Phone: 906-364-8110
  • AuTrain River Lodge on the AuTrain River, Phone: 906-892-8367. Lodge has one bedroom on the main level, a loft, and a sleeping area with 1/2 bath on the walk-out lower level. Living area has a wood-burning fireplace with cable TV and there is a TV, wet bar, and a wood-burning fireplace on the lower level. Complete kitchen. Sleeps up to 10 guests. Heated garage with hot tub. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. AuTrain River Lodge, E5449 Curtis Drive, AuTrain, MI. 49806
  • Coleman's Paradise Resort has new owners and is now Superior Times Resort and Campground on AuTrain Lake. (906) 892-8390.
  • Joel Creek Cabin, E5909 Joel Creek Road, AuTrain, MI 49806. Phone: 906-892-8467. Three-bedroom cabin nestled in the woods of the Hiawatha National Forest, just south of AuTrain, MI. Open concept living area with a full kitchen and one bathroom. Beautiful surroundings offer privacy and seclusion on Joel Creek. Conveniently located near area attractions and recreation. Easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails.
  • Lakeshore Log Lodge on Lake Superior. Phone: 906-202-1914. Log Vacation Home has 4 bedrooms with 3 1/2 baths and a double size Jacuzzi tub. Full kitchen, Satellite TV with surround sound, DVD player, and sirius radio. Laundry room. Decks overlook Lake Superior. Heated garage. Sunset Road off Highway M-28. Easy snowmobile and ORV trail access.
  • Lake Superior Log Vacation Home on Lake Superior has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a loft.  Complete kitchen. Washer and dryer. Living area with a Franklin style wood stove for relaxing in front of the fire. Satellite TV. Large deck overlooks AuTrain Bay in Lake Superior. The vacation home is located on the east side of AuTrain Bay 8 miles west of Munising and the Pictured Rocks.  Easy ATV trail access. N7875 Sunset Drive, Au Train, MI Phone: 360-870-1758
  • Northern Exposure Log Cabin, E5397 Norlin Way, AuTain, MI. Phone: 906-387-3682 or 586-419-7880. New log cabin nestled in the woods has one bedroom and a large sleeping loft. Complete kitchen with a wood-burning stove in the great room. Near AuTrain Lake, the Pictured Rocks, and the Hiawatha National Forest. On the trail. Nightly Rentals.
  • Northern Nights Resort: Cabins on AuTrain Lake, N6684 Forest Lake Road AuTrain, Michigan 49806. Phone (906) 892-8225. 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom housekeeping cabins on AuTrain Lake with gas log fireplaces. Laundry facilities, recreation room, bait and tackle shop, and a small store. Playground. On the trail.
  • Northwoods Resort, N7070 Forest Lake Rd, Au Train, MI 49806. (906) 892-8114. One to five bedroom fully equipped rental cabins on AuTrain Lake, some with fireplaces. On the trail.
  • Northwoods Retreat is a newly built one-bedroom vacation cottage on the shores of the AuTrain River. Modern kitchen with a dishwasher. Kitchen/dining area has a view of the river and surrounding natural area. The Upstairs living area offers a flat screen cable TV with a DVD player and futons for an extra sleeping area. Wi-Fi. Washer/dryer. Detached game room. Canoe included. Open year round. Easy trail access. Pets Welcome. Northwoods Retreat, E5536 Woodland Ave., AuTrain, MI 49806 Phone: (906) 452-6517 or Toll Free: (866) 452-6517
  • Superior River Cabin on the AuTrain River. Three bedroom year round vacation home has 1 and 1/2 bathrooms and will sleep up to 8 guests. The living room has satellite TV. Complete kitchen. Deck overlooks the river and there is a dock by the waterfront for sitting and relaxing. Fire pit for your campfires. Easy ATV and snowmobile trail access. Pets welcome with prior approval. Phone: 906-361-4839
  • Superior Times Resort and Campground on AuTrain Lake, AuTrain, Michigan. (906) 892-8390. 1-2-3 bedroom housekeeping cottages, all with views of the lake. Some cottages have fireplaces. Wooded campground with electric and rustic sites. Game room and store with bait shop. Sandy beach for swimmimg. Fish cleaning house. Playground. Open year round. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Pets permitted. (Formerly Coleman's Resort)

Christmas. MI (3 miles west of Munising) * (The Gas Station & Convenience Store is now open)

  • Christmas Motel in Christmas, Michigan offers 8 newly redecorated rooms and suites on 6 acres of wooded land next to the Hiawatha National Forest. Guest rooms have queen or double beds, Cable TV, and coffee in each room. Secluded grassy area behind motel with a grill, picnic table, horseshoes, and a fire pit.  Near restaurants, gift shops, gas, a convenience store, and the casino. Pets Welcome. Easy access to the ATV trails. Christmas Motel, E7621 W M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone: (906) 387-7100
  • Evergreen Cottage, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-1633. This cozy two bedroom cottage is located just south of M-28 in the village of Christmas. Complete kitchen, gas fireplace, cable TV, and air conditioning. The sunroom can be used as an additional sleeping area. Within 5 miles of the Pictured Rocks and Grand Island and near Lake Superior beaches. On the snowmobile trail. Pet friendly.
  • Margo's Cove, Highway M-28, Christmas, MI. Phone: 906-387-1617. Three bedroom rental home on Lake Superior. Sleeps up to 8. 1 1/2 baths. Dish TV, washer, and dryer. Complete kitchen. Also for rent, a 2-bedroom ground level apartment, sleeps up to 6 with Lake Superior access. Dish TV. Complete kitchen. Easy ATV and snowmobile trail access.
  • White Pine Lodge. E7889 W. M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-1111. Motel guest rooms include double rooms with queen-sized beds, king suites with mini-fridge and microwave, and single rooms. All guest rooms have AC, Cable TV, and Wireless Internet Access. 2 Handicap units. Elevator. Oversize Jacuzzi tub. Deluxe complementary Continental Breakfast with waffles. Adjoining gas station and convenience store is open 24 hours daily. Next to Kewadin Casino and Snowmobile & ATV Trail Head. Pets Welcome. Snowmobile Rental on site.
  • Winter Dreamland is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation home in Christmas, Michigan. Large living room and family room by the kitchen. 2 Cable TVs. Wi-Fi. ATV and snowmobile trails across the street. 3 miles from Munising and the Pictured Rocks, Boat Cruises, and Grand Island and 7 miles to the sandy Lake Superior Beach in AuTrain. Winter Dreamland, E7918 State Hwy M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone: 906-202-0410 or 906-251-8489.

Deerton and Shelter Bay (about 10 miles west of Munising near or on Lake Superior)

  • Deerton Guest House, N8851 Deerton Road, Deerton, MI 49822. Phone: 906-343-6617. Fully furnished two-bedroom upper level lodging by the Laughing Whitefish River. Open concept living area with a free-standing gas fireplace and a TV with a VCR & DVD player. Complete kitchen with a dishwasher. Large deck for relaxing. 10 miles west of AuTrain and 5 miles from Deer Lake for boating and swimming. Open year round with easy snowmobile & ATV trail access. Pets with prior approval.
  • Kimar's Shelter Bay Resort, E3216 Highway M-28 at Shelter Bay, AuTrain, MI 49806. Phone: 906-892-8277. Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Kimar's Resort features 2, 3, and 4 bedroom housekeeping cottages and a 3-bedroom mobile home. 300' sandy beach. Lots of room for your sleds and trailers. Direct access to snowmobile trail 417 for some winter fun. Kimar's Charters offers trolling, casting, and jigging fishing trips on Lake Superior to the Shelter Bay Flats, the Big Reef, and Stannard Rock.
  • Seacoast Lakeshore Resort, 4012 Hwy M-28 E, between Munising and Marquette, MI, 10 miles west of AuTrain. Phone: 906-343-6710 or 805-723-4223. Bungalow Cottage, Loft, and comfortable family suites with free Wi-Fi. TV with HBO. Across from Lake Superior with a wonderful sand beach. Gas grills, picnic tables, and outdoor swings. Relax and enjoy this outstanding view of Lake Superior. On the trail.

Grand Marais, MI (also see Lake Superior State Forest)

  • Shannon Cabin at Nevins Lake, Nevins Lake Road, Shingleton, MI 49884. Phone: 978-547-8195. Located in the Lake Superior State Forest between Munising and Grand Marais, south of the Pictured Rocks and near the Kingston Plains. Three bedroom log cabin with loft, futons in the living areas, and a full and half bath. Great room with cathedral ceiling, fully equipped kitchen, and a wonderful view of Nevins lake. Sleeps up to 8. Sandy beach with swim raft and crystal clear water. Easy access to ATV and snowmobile trails.

Hiawatha National Forest south of Munising, MI

  • A Powell Shores Lodge Vacation Home on the shores of Powell Lake, 6 miles from Munising. Completely furnished modern 3 bedroom home on a 100 acre lake in the Hiawatha National Forest. Living room has a gas fireplace and satellite TV. Complete kitchen. Wi-Fi. Large deck. Sand bottomed beach for swimming with dock for fishing. Boat and canoe. Snowmobile trail across the road. Pets welcome. Phone: (906)-450-4386
  • New Listing: Bruno's Rest is located on Forest Hwy 13, 11 miles south of Munising, in the heart of Hiawatha National Forest.  Our roomy 3-bedroom, 2 bath home on peaceful, spring-fed Townline Lake lets you enjoy swimming, kayaking, rowing & fishing.  2 Kayaks & a 14' rowboat are provided. Walk or bike to Bruno's Run right from your door or ride your ORV on the many trails. Use the Wi-Fi to plan your outings to Pictured Rocks, Grand Island, and our area's many waterfalls - all just minutes away. Phone: 906 202-0073 or 906-573-2288.  
  • Buckhorn Resort: Motel and Lodges, N3919 Buckhorn Drive, Munising, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-3559. 2 fully equipped spacious lodges that sleep from 6 to 22 and a 20 unit motel. Restaurant and Lounge open daily year round. Gas.
  • Hiawatha's Hideaway Rental Cottage is located 12 miles south of Munising in the Hiawatha National Forest. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with 3 sofa sleepers for additional guests. Sleeps from 8-12. Satellite TV with DVD player. Washer & dryer. Easy snowmobile and ATV trail access. Pets welcome with prior approval.Phone: 906-387-1633.
  • Hiawatha Resort & Country Store, deep in the Hiawatha National Forest on Forest Highway 13. Phone 906-573-2933. About 20 miles south of Munising, On Blue Lake. 6 rental cabins that sleep from 3 to 6. On the ATV and snowmobile trails.
  • Kenbuck Resort, 14844 LL Road. Phone (906) 573-2237. Kenbuck is a sportsman's resort with 5 clean housekeeping cabins deep in the Hiawatha National Forest. Real snowmobiling and snowshoeing. 18 miles south of Munising.
  • Kouw's Cozy Cabins in the Hiawatha National Forest, just 15 miles southwest of Munising. Phone: 906-387-5327. The two comfortable cabins have a full kitchen, living area with satellite TV, VCR, & DVD players and futons for extra guests. One bedroom on the main floor and a loft with 4 twin beds. Sleeps up to 8. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Perfect for a large group with lots of parking for trailers and large rigs. Pets welcome.
  • North Country Cabin, Perch Lake Road, Munising, MI. Phone: 906-387-5259. Two bedroom cabin with one bathroom in a wooded area with access to Perch Lake. Full kitchen, laundry, dish TV, VCR, and wood stove to keep you cozy. Wood provided. Handicap accessible. Private beach on Perch Lake with dock. On the snowmobile trail with ATV trails and cross country ski trails nearby. Pets with special permission.
  • Otter Lake Lodge. Comfortable vacation lodge on the shores of Otter Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest. Black Bear Lodge has a wood burning fireplace and six bedrooms with two pull-out sofas. . . perfect for your family or large group. Complete kitchen. Satellite TV. Located on Buckhorn Road just a few miles south of Munising, Lake Superior, and the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore with easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails. Pets Welcome. Otter Lake Lodgs, E 7609 Otter Lake Road, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: (906) 553-4921.
  • Our Place Up North on Powell Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest is a 3-bedroom vacation home near Munising. The living area has a wood-burning fireplace, Satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. The house has 2 bathrooms and is air conditioned. Nice shallow sand bottomed beach is fun for the whole family. Easy ATV and snowmobile trail access. Only a short distance to the Pictured Rocks, waterfalls, and many attractions. Small pets welcome. Our Place Up North, Powell Lake Road, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone: 614-875-4987.
  • Sugar Maple Lodge offers lodging for a couple up to a group of 20 guests. Located 9 miles northeast of Munising in the edge of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sugar Maple Lodge has 3 bedrooms with a family room/sleeping area in the lower level and 3 bathrooms. Complete kitchen with dishwasher and a laundry room with a washer & dryer. Satellite TV. Heated garage. Easy ATV and snowmobile trail access. Have fun in all the abundant snow found in Alger County. Sugar Maple Lodge, N6941 Olson Road, Shingleton, MI 49884. Phone: 906-202-0021
  • Timber Ridge Motel and Lodge, N4045 Buckhorn Road, Munising, Michigan 49862, Phone (906) 387-3790. All motel units are full housekeeping suites with individual decks overlooking Hovey Lake. The 4 bedroom lodge is on the Lake.
  • White Fawn Lodge and Cabins, N1871 Federal Forest Highway 13, Wetmore, MI, 49895. Phone: 906-573-2999. Lodge with rooms and suites and 2 to 4 bedroom housekeeping cabins on Town Lake, 11 miles south of Munising, MI in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest. Excellent fishing. Located next door to the Forest Glen General Store for groceries, beverages, gas. Snowmobile rentals. The perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast. On the snowmobile trails

Lake Superior State Forest between Munising and Grand Marais

  • Shannon Cabin on Nevins Lake, N10006 Nevins Lake Road, Shingleton, MI 49884. Phone: 978-582-5589. Located in the Lake Superior State Forest halfway between Munising and Grand Marais, near the Kingston Plains. Three bedroom log cabin with a loft, futons in the living areas, and a full and half bath. Great room with cathedral ceiling, fully equipped kitchen, and wonderful view of the lake. Sleeps up to 8. Easy access to snowmobile and ATV trails.

Munising & Wetmore, MI

  • Alger Falls Motel, M-28 East, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-3536. 16 motel units with wireless internet access. Cable TV and direct dial phones. Recreation room with pizza oven. Easy trail access
  • Alger Falls Cottages, E-9427 Highway M-28, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-3536. Two housekeeping cottages located in a wooded area 2 miles east of Munising by the Alger Falls Motel. Cable TV and wireless internet access. Cottages have 2 bedrooms, living area with sofa sleeper, and fully equipped kitchen. Coin laundry, recreation room, and heated garage. Access to snowmobile and ATV trails.
  • Cherrywood Lodge Casual, Relaxed and Friendly. 80 modern spacious rooms, indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, Cable TV, Wireless Internet Access. Deluxe rooms, suites and rooms with connecting doors available. Guest Laundry. Heated garage for snowmobile repairs. Snowmobile rental at desk. Pets Welcome. Located 3 miles east of Munising on Highway M-28. E 10160 Highway M-28 E, Munising/Wetmore, MI. Phone: 906-387-4864
  • Holiday Inn Express Lakeview, E8998 Highway M-28, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-4800 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. This new motel is located on the shores of Lake Superior, only 2 miles west of downtown Munising on M-28. The hotel has 62 rooms, 15 one & two bedroom suites, 4 handicap rooms, and the areas largest indoor pool with hot tub & sauna. Fitness center. Complementary Continental Breakfast. Elevator. In-room high speed internet access, cable TV, and coffee makers. Outstanding view of the Pictured Rocks. Easy access to the snowmobile trail.
  • The Log Cabin Retreat, 9 miles east of Munising on Highway H-58. CALL:248-330-3594. Newly updated 4 bedroom log cabin plus sleeping loft sleeps up to 16. Large living room with gas fireplace, cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Modern kitchen. Washer and Dryer.
  • Sunset Motel on the Bay, 1315 Bay Street, Munising, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-4574. All rooms on Munising Bay with great view. 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Units with microwaves and fridges. Expanded Cable TV. Wireless Internet. Easy trail access.
  • The Orchard House has 3-bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and all the comforts of home. Located on 5 acres of land with the trails at the end of the driveway, the Orchard House is perfect for your vacation. 2 flat screen TVs with DVD, HBO, & ESPN. Wireless Internet. Complete kitchen with a dishwasher. Washer and Dryer.  Attached garage. Sleeps up to 10 guests. 1 mile east of Munising on M-28 and 1 block north. E9431 Orchard Street. Munising, MI 49862 Phone: 906-387-3771 or Cell: 906-202-1725.
  • Sunset Vacation Homes on Munising Bay. Two fully furnished three bedroom vacation homes within 150' of the water. Located by Sunset Motel on the Bay in Munising. Both homes have central air conditioning, cable TV, wireless internet, and a washer & dryer. Easy trail access. 1315 Bay Street, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: (906) 387-4574
  • Superior Motel and Suites in downtown Munising offers 15 rooms and 3 suites, one suite will sleep up to 7 guests. Rooms and Suites have in-room coffee, a tub/shower combination, direct dial phones, and Cable TV with HBO. Rollaways available. Located close to Lake Superior, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and the waterfront park. Pets are welcome. 300 East M-28, Munising, Michigan. Phone: 906-387-1600 or Toll free: 866-387-1600.
  • Terrace Motel, 420 Prospect, Munising, Michigan. 906-387-2735. 18 clean rooms with at-door parking and a large lot for parking trucks and trailers. We offer a combination of singles, doubles, 2 bedroom units and family units for up to 7 people. Easy trail access.


  • BEAR TRAP INN near the Pictured Rocks in Munising serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.  Stop in for family dining and your favorite beverage. Hot homemade pasties made daily.  Food, spirits, and fun! Located 8 miles east of Munising on M-58 at the Corner of H-58 and H-15. Phone: 906-452-6364.
  • Buckhorn Restaurant and Lounge on Hovey Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest. Phone 906-387-3559. Open daily 11am to 9pm year round.
  • Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden in Christmas Michigan is a great spot for kayakers and visitors to the area. We feature burgers, whitefish, sandwiches, salads and more plus a nice selection of beer made in Michigan. Large screen TV. Beer garden with outdoor stage for seating and local musicians. E 7974 W M-28. Phone: 906-387-1689. Open daily
Snowmobile & ATV Rentals
  • Grand Island Snowmobile Rentals, Inc., Munising MI 49862. (906) 387-4300. Ski Doo snowmobiles
  • Munising Snowmobile Rentals. Rental of new model Ski-Doo snowmobiles in Alger County, the Snowmobiling Capital of the Midwest. Heavy lake effect snow. Snowmobile in every direction. On the trail. E 10160 Highway M-28, Wetmore, MI 49895. Phone (906)-387-4300.
  • Munising Motor Sports offers Arctic Cat ATV rentals and a wide selection of Powersports with a parts and qualified service department. ATV Rentals of Arctic Cat ATVs and the fun Wildcat 2-person recreational vehicle. Call or visit us at Munising Motors, E-9051 East State Hwy M-28, Munising, MI 49862. Phone: 906-387-5060.
  • Hiawatha Forest: White Fawn Lodge and Cabins Snowmobile Rental, N1871 Federal Forest Highway 13, Wetmore, MI, 49895. Phone: 906-573-2999
  • Christmas: White Pine Lodge Snowmobile Rental. E7889 W. M-28, Christmas, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-1111


  • Bayshore Market & Gas Station in Grand Marais: On Main Street near the Harbor. Gas, Oil, and Parts. Groceries, beer, wine, liquor. Licenses, trail permits. ice. Visitor information. Instant Lottery. Video Rentals. Souvenirs and sportswear. Snowmobile parts, oil, belts, and supplies. Trail Maps. If you want local information, stop here. Phone: (906) 494-2581. Open daily. Snowmobile Trail Maps
  • Buckhorn Resort on Hovey Lake. Gas available.
  • Hiawatha Resort and Midway General Store. Phone 906-573-2933. Gas
  • White Pine Convenience Store and Gas Station on Highway M-28 in Christmas, MI. Located between the White Pine Lodge and the Kewadin Casino with easy trail access for snowmobiles and ATVs. Open 24 hours daily.
  • White Fawn General Store on Forest Highway 13 in the Hiawatha National Forest. Gas


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