Hosts: Michael, Autumn, Sam, and Ellen
Looking for a private, quiet vacation cabin? The Thunder Lake Getaway Log Cabin is nestled on 4 acres of wooded land across the road from Thunder Lake, near Manistique in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Getaway is a wonderful spot for your vacation in the northwoods.
This cozy cedar log cabin has a comfortable living area with wood paneling and floors. There is a DVD player and a sofa sleeper for extra guests. The fully equipped kitchen contains a microwave, coffee maker, and full size appliances. The cabin has one bedroom on the main floor furnished with a set of double bunk beds and there are 2 double beds and a set of double bunk beds in the loft. The bathroom has a shower. Towels, bed linens, and paper products are provided for our guests.
The deck on the front on the cabin is ideal for sitting and relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the northwoods. A charcoal grill is provided for your outdoor cooking and a fire pit for evening campfires. Listen to the birds sing or catch up on some reading as you enjoy this beautiful wooded setting.
Thunder Lake Getaway is centrally located for visiting the many attractions in the Upper Peninsula and is adjacent to the Hiawatha National Forest, a true outdoor-lovers delight. Enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, ORVing, canoeing, golfing, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, and birding during the warmer months, and hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing when it turns cooler. Easy trail access to the snowmobile and ATV trails right from the cabin door.
Thunder Lake is just across the road from the Thunder Lake Getaway and is a wonderful 340-acre lake for fishing and boating. There is a private dock on Thunder Lake if you want to sit and enjoy the view and the sunsets over the lake. If you want to bring your own boat, there is a boat ramp nearby. Anglers will find brook trout, large and small mouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, walleye, and northern pike just lurking in the waters while boaters and water sports enthusiasts will find the large lake perfect for boating and water sports.
Take a walk on the many back roads in the area or there are hiking trails nearby at the Pine Marten Run, a series of 5 interlinked loop trails covering 26 miles for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The Indian River, just north of the cabin, is fun for canoeing and kayaking. The canoe trail is approximately 40 miles from Fish Lake to Indian Lake, with 7 different runs.
If you are interested in visiting some of the nearby attractions, Kitch-iti-kippi, Michigan’s largest spring is nearby in Palm’s Book State Park. Seul Choix Lighthouse, the historic mining town of Fayette, and the Seney Wildlife Refuge are nearby. Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are a few miles north where you can hike through the Pictured Rocks or on the trails on Grand Island, take a cruise on Lake Superior, or visit several waterfalls. Seul Choix Lighthouse, some believe this is haunted, is just east of Manistique. Combine visiting the Lighthouse and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge for an interesting day trip exploring the area.
Linda's Bread Box is approximately 20 minutes away for gas, groceries, bait, fishing supplies, licenses, beverages, and an ATM machine. The town of Manistique is nearby for shopping and dining. Take a stroll along the Lake Michigan boardwalk, a delightful wooden path along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. There is a sandy beach for sitting, sunning, and swimming in the lake. There is also a swimming beach at the Camp 7 Campground, just north of the cabin.
Winter brings exciting adventures with hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails winding through the forest. If you have always wanted to ride in the forest wilderness, this is a great spot for you. Ride right from the cabin door and explore the many trails and back roads in the Hiawatha National Forest, ride up to Munising for lunch, or visit Kitch-iti-kippi and see the spring bubbling all winter long. Go cross-country skiing, or try out some snowshoes on the back roads. Have some winter fun and return to this cozy log cabin nestled in the woods.
For additional information and reservations phone: 906-286-0303 or 906-286-1224
Photos: Thunder Lake Getaway
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