While planning our most recent visit to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, we are so happy we found the Northwoods Resort. Located right on Au Train lake (about 10 minutes west of Munising) with peaceful lakeshore views, this resort offered us the cozy northwoods lake cabin family vacation we were craving. It provided us with easy access to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore yet was tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Munising. This family friendly resort was truly the perfect place for us to stay at and relax while visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore with our family. Here’s a run down of why we found the Northwoods Resort to be the perfect spot to stay while visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore!
Located near Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Our top reason we loved staying at the Northwoods Resort is that the resort is close enough to all of the activities in the area yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Munising. With being only a 10 minute drive from Munising, you have easy access to anything you may want to do there while being afforded the peace and quiet offered by staying a little west in quaint Au Train. It is truly the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring the area. Please see our What to do Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore for more information on activities in the area.
Small Business and Family Friendly
We always love supporting small and family run businesses. This resort has been family owned and operated for 3 generations. The owners, Erin and Jake, do a great job making sure you have everything during your stay. Being a family run business, all of the accommodations are family friendly. Most of the accommodations are dog friendly as well, making the resort a great place to visit with your whole family.
Where to Stay Near Pictured Rocks: Great Outdoor Space
Located right on Au Train lake, the properties at this resort are the perfect place to relax and drink your morning coffee/tea. Some of the accommodations are right along the lakefront while others are just across the street. At the cabin we stayed at, we had a private lakefront backyard with a pier, deck and fire pit. Our favorite part of this was being able to wake up with lake views. Our 2 year old daughter loved watching the ducks swimming in the lake from the big living room windows too.
Something for Everyone’s Budget and Needs
With charming cottages and large lake houses, there is something to fit everyone’s accommodations needs and budget here. We stayed at Wielands cabin right on the Au Train lakeshore. This property is perfect for a bigger/extended family – 3 bedrooms with a loft and sleeps 8. There are also smaller, less expensive cabins you can stay at as well. See the Northwoods Resort website for more information and specifics on each cabin.
The Northwoods Resort also owns and operates Paddle Au Train which is located just steps aways from most of the resort properties. Here, you can rent a kayak/canoe and paddle the Au Train river. Paddling this lazy river is a great way to enjoy the outdoors not far from your accommodations. Likewise, less than 2 miles down the street, there is the Northwoods Outpost that has delicious pizza and ice cream. It was so nice to have a dining option so close by.
Unlike other online rental platforms, at the Northwoods Resort onsite office, there is always someone there from 9am-5pm daily to answer any questions or address any concerns. The staff is also very responsive via phone call or text as well. Being locally owned and operated, there is always someone nearby to help if any issues do arise, giving you peace of mind in case you do need something during your stay.
We hope this guide helps you plan your stay near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We can’t wait to visit again. Visit the Northwoods Resort website or call (906) 892-8114 to check availability and book your stay. Erin, one of the owners, is a great resource while visiting the area and during your stay as well. She is a fantastic host, allowing you your space yet is available for any questions!
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