INDIAN LAKE CABIN #3
SLEEPS: 4 comfortably in 2 double/full-sized beds (6, with a pull-out couch)
LAKEFRONT (Indian Lake)
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*RENT 1 CABIN OR ALL 3 TOGETHER
This cabin is a pleasant and relaxing vacation spot. We are located in Manistique, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Located along Indian Lake, which is 8400 acre Spring fed lake. Indian Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. Indian Lake has a maximum depth of 18 feet with about 90 percent of the lake less than 15 feet deep. Game fish include perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, small mouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.
This area is great for swimming, hiking, golfing, biking, fishing, hunting and sight seeing. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy water sports and boating. Then, spend the evening having a tasty barbecue and a soothing bonfire. There is a front and back screened in porch with chairs so that you can enjoy being outside in the fresh air! This cabin provides a kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, fridge and a gas stove. Artesian well water.
Bedroom#1: Full size bed with a 4 draw dresser.
Bedroom #2: Full size bed with a 4 drawer dresser.
BATHROOM: There is a shower, sink and toilet. No bathtub.
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.
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 Townsite: 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.
*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hour away.
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hours away.
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 2 hours away.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Association: This cabin is a part of the Mountain Ash Condo Association. Back in the 1980's this was known as the Mountain Ash Resort. Each of the cabins is now privately owned. Freshwater Vacation Rentals manages 3 of the cottages: Indian Lake Lodge, Indian Lake #1 and Indian Lake #3. There are no other rentals on this property. The rest are the owners you see are just enjoying their home. Many of the owners live here all summer.
Beach: The beach area, adjacent to Cabin #3, in front of the the pavilion is small, and it is just used for swimming. It is not for docking boats. The association does not allow boats to be pulled up and left all night. They must be taken to the Indian Lake State Park and trailered back and forth each night.
Beds: There are 2 double beds and a pull-out futon sofa.
Boats: Please bring your own mooring rope and extension chords for charging your electric motor. Please let us know if you intend to bring your boat and the length of your boat. We always do our best to assist you in setting up the proper mooring poles (with your own rope.) Still, we do advise you to pull your boat nightly, as the winds can be sudden & high. You can park your boat trailer, up to 20 feet, on the property. If you need additional assistance, one of our caretakers would be more than willing to help. Please call or text our office cell (734) 837-4976.
Boat Rentals: Check out the Curtis Fish and Hunt Shop http://www.fishandhuntshop.com/boatrentals.htm
Cell phone service: AT&T Service generally is ok at Indian Lake. Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.
Dock: Due to a bad fall storm, the community dock is no longer in use. We just added a 40 foot dock in front of the cottage (at times shared with the Indian Lake Lodge.) Please let us know if you are bringing your boat (734) 284-5677. Tie-off poles are provided. We do not have bumpers on the dock. Please bring your own rope & bumpers. You need to launch your boat at the Indian Lake State Park, 1/2 mile from the Lodge and a $4.50 per vehicle if you do not have a State sticker in your window. Due to the high winds, we do recommend pulling your boat nightly.
Firepit & Firewood: There is a portable fire pit on wheels. We do not guarantee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage, that you are welcome to use. Firewood Rick at (906) 341-5698. He's just down the road and generally can deliver a face chord of wood for approximately $60 - delivered.
Fish cleaning hut: We have a communal fish cleaning hut that is used by 12 cabins within the Mountain Ash Association. Still, if you are fishing for & henceforth cleaning your salmon, we do need you to clean your salmon at the Harbor Boat ramp fish cleaning station where they have a large grinder for the leftover fish parts. (Open May-end of September)
Grill: There is a charcoal grill provided for your use.
Guns: We can not allow target shooting anywhere near the Indian Lake (Mountain Ash Association) Cottages. There are neighbors close by. Plus, there are local 2 gun ranges in the area that are accessible.
Patio furniture: 4 patio chairs
Pavilion: As a guest, you are welcome to use the pavilion to spend time along the water, cook or enjoy the small beachy area. The Indian Lake State Park, just 1 mile around the bend has a more expansive pavilion/ sandy beach area.
Pets: I'm sorry, yet due to safety concerns, we will no longer be able to welcome pets of guests to any of the cabins at the Mountain Ash Association. The only way to have a pet with the Mountain Ash Association is to purchase a cottage. Owners are allowed to have pets, yet guests are not. My apologies for this inconsistency, yet it is a part of the association by-laws.
Play area Swing-set: There is a small children's play area with a swing-set and plenty of room for outdoor children's games across from the community grilling area. As guests of the Mountain Ash Association, you and your family can enjoy the small play area and swings for your kids.
Towels: Please bring your own towels. While fresh, clean linens are ready on the beds for your arrival, towels are not provided at the Indian Lake Cabin #3
Swimming: The sandy swimming beach area right next to the cabin, with a convenient pavilion and community grilling area.
Water (well): Our water has passed all the county water tests. You are welcome to use the water as you would at home.