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Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park, MI
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Rock Harbor Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Your choices are a room at the lodge, cabin room (aka Housekeeping cabin), tent and/or shelter. The lodge and cabins are pricey, but necessary as one in our group ;^) is not a happy camper. Both the lodge and Housekeeping cabins are operated by the same company. Two or three nice day hikes are easily available (4-6 miles). There is... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to stay in a room on Isle Royale, this is your only choice. The lodge has rooms along the shore of Lake Superior (where we stayed) and housekeeping cabins near Tobin Harbor. 99% of this island is Federal Wilderness, so the lodge is what you'd expect. Rustic but warm and comfortable with rooms at the water's edge... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't come to Isle Royale to be pampered, so don't come expecting 5 star service. This is a camping place first and foremost, and the lodges are meant to be a couple steps up from that. We had a housekeeping cabin, number 204, and it overlooked beautiful Tobin Harbor. It was fantastic, perfect for our needs. There was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We are National Park people and have visited 26 parks. You really have to want to visit Isle Royale. We drove 1000 miles then took the 7 hr boat trip from Grand Portage. We stayed at the Rock harbor lodge and when we stepped out in our private deck over looking Lake Superior we knew the trip was well worth... More

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Clinton Township
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5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The lodge was excellent. My friend requested the first floor which we were happy to get. Strangely, the second floor has easier access to the outdoor path. So, if easy access to the room is your request, then book the second floor. Our room sat atop Lake Superior. We kept the door and windows open during the night to hear... More

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Homer Glen
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4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

After the 4-hour ferry ride out to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior we didn't know what to expect from our lodge and restaurant in such a remote area. We were pleasantly surprised with both. Our lodge room was comfortable with a beautiful view overlooking Lake Superior. The morning sunrise was breathtaking. There are actually two restaurants, one more... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

On our boat ride back from Isle Royale the captain told us that, although Isle Royale is the least-visited of all national parks in America, it is the most re-visited in per capita terms. It's easy to see why since this is America the beautiful, unspoiled by the excesses of modern day civilization. Unfortunately, the price to visit is expensive... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
65 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed here 2 nights during a 2 week trip to Lake Superior. The cabins (and lodge) are expensive, no doubt about it, but I thought they were wonderful. We made our reservations about 5 months in advance are got a cabin overlooking the lake. We stayed in cabin 204 and the view is simply outstanding. The cabin is very... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I stayed at the lodge on the last night of a week-long backpacking trip. It was great to get cleaned up and sleep in a real bed the night before the trip back on the Ranger III to Houghton, MI. The lodge is quite pricey but considering that they have a very short season and must transport all supplies from... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My mother and son like to visit the national parks and Isle Royal was on the list so I booked us into the Rock Harbor lodge. It was the lodge or camping. The setting was great and the rooms clean and comfortable enough for a park. However the staff was both unprofessional and not friendly. The office seemed to have... More

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Address: Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park, MI
Location: United States > Michigan > Isle Royale National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Rock Harbor Hotel Isle Royale National Park
Rock Harbor Lodge Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

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