Approximately 10 miles from Manistique, MI
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic Cabin on Gulliver Lake
Wonderful property on Gulliver Lake. Very clean. Very spacious. Had tons of room for the kids to play in the yard. Nice fire pit and lake views. Loud trains at night would be our only draw back. Also did not locate a smoke detector. A CO monitor was present in the bathroom. Would for sure stay again!
A few odds and ends need to still be added to the cabin, but all together the place is a great stay with beautiful attractions all around
Great location for Upper Peninsula travel
We spent the last week of summer vacation here. The lake is shallow and sandy, the kids enjoyed swimming and watching minnows. It was a quick hour drive to our day trip destinations- Tahquamenon/Oswald Bear Ranch, Fayette, Pictured Rocks... Kitch-iti-kipi is 30 min away. Dale is friendly and gave us a lot of recommendations for places to visit. There are lots of menus, brochures, etc in the cabin to help you plan your stay.
We didn’t find the train or truck noises bothersome and enjoyed having such a long stretch of natural lake frontage on either side of the cabin.
Beautiful cabin on quiet lake
Loved the cabin. It's a bit odd coming through a propane center, but after the drive, you feel like you're in a world away. Nice grassy yard, lake was much warmer than expected. There's a little traffic noise and train tracks nearby, but they weren't distracting to us, and the privacy of the yard was wonderful. WiFi, but no TV, which was great with us. We stayed with 2 couples and a teenager (who had the loft all to herself). The single bathroom wasn't much of an issue either. Nice yard, outdoor park style charcoal grill. The lake is shallow and had a slight silt layer, with harder sand underneath. Would be great for smaller kids, but even nice for a cool soak for adults. Would definitely stay again!
This is a very clean and cozy cabin. We were very comfortable staying here.
We appreciated our stay in this clean and comfortable cabin. Everything was in great working order. The lake was nice, too. The cabin was close to outdoor attractions, such as the Seney Refuge, the spring in Manistique, and Pictured Rocks. We did hear the train, but it wasn't a problem.
The cabin and the lake were both great!
The cabin had everything we needed for our stay and the location was great! There was plenty of room for our family of 5. Having a lake that close would have normally made me nervous having young kids, but the dock area is shallow. You have to go quite a ways out before it gets deeper. I was out about 100’ and it was only waist-ish deep. I would recommend this property for people with small kids (2-6) who would normally be a bit nervous about water that close. It was great!
While in Manistique be sure to check out the following attractions:
"Ride the Raft" at Kitch-iti-kipi" (Big Spring)-Two hundred feet across, the 40 foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest spring. Over 16,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone. The flow continues throughout the year at a constant temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Ride the covered self operated observation raft to overlook fascinating underwater features and fish.
Lighthouse and Board Walk: Two miles of paved walking trail along the beautiful Lake Michigan Shoreline ending on the East Breakwater Lighthouse built in 1916.
Rainey Wildlife Area: A hiking trail that passes through maple, yellow birch, and mixed conifer habitat takes hikers over the boardwalks and through wet areas, leading to an observation platform that provides a feeling of remoteness with outstanding opportunities for viewing wildlife.
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse: Pronounced "Sis-Shwa" located a few miles east of the cottage, was once a thriving fishing community. Seul Choix, French for "only choice" is a Historic National Landmark. The lighthouse, like many, has a rich history and some even claim its haunted. The complex includes a two-story home restored and decorated, and several outbuildings. There is also a maritime museum with a dugout canoe--one of the rarest finds to be uncovered in the Midwest.
The refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center are located on Highway M-77 approximately 3 miles north of Germfask, Michigan and 15 miles northwest of Curtis, Michigan.
Seney Wildlife Refuge-One of the best wildlife excursions you can make is to the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Seney is a photographers delight - bring your camera!
Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 for the protection and production of migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge is composed of a rich mosaic of marsh, swamp, bog, grasslands and forest, with nearly two-thirds wetlands. Today, it protects habitat for threatened and endangered species, as well as a variety of wildlife.
A diversity of wildlife species utilize the refuge with over 200 bird species, 26 fish species and 50 mammals recorded. This diversity of wildlife is maintained through wetland, fire and forest management. On a quiet summer's eve, one has only to stop and listen to hear the soft whisper of wings and the symphony of sounds echoing from the marshes.
VISITOR CENTER. The Visitor Center at the Refuge is open seven days a week from May 15 to October 15. Hours are 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The building is loaded with exhibits on wildlife history, habitat, ecology and management. A Seney National Wildlife Refuge orientation slide show is shown every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This show introduces viewers to the variety of wildlife found on the Refuge, as well as management techniques. The photography is stunning! The center is complete with a natural history book store and children's touch table.
This cottage is located 60 miles from Munising, MI which hosts Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Pictured Rocks boat cruises, waterfalls, and Grand Island National Recreation Area. Tahquamenon Falls, the second largest state park in Michigan, is located in Paradise, MI approximately 70 miles from this property. Oswalds' Bear Ranch also located in Newberry is a must see for wildlife lovers.