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8841 S.M-37, Rte. 1, Box 1290, Baldwin, MI 49304   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Baldwin B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

We stayed in Cabin #1 for a few days over spring break of this year. My husband and I were joined by his son, a friend, and our dog. The cabin has two double beds, a bathroom, wood burning stove, small couch, tv, table and a deck area outside with gill and picnic table. The kitchen has a small microwave, two burner cook top and coffee maker, no oven. For what we were looking for, a place to relax and for the kids to fish, it was fine.

The cabins sit just next to the main lodge and provide decent privacy. Cabin #1 sits on the M-37 side of the winding dirt road the cabins line, while a few cabins sat on the river front. Our cabin sat across this dirt road from a river house that is rented by them as well, but wasn't occupied while we were there. It was nice because we were able to walk behind the house and down a trail that snakes along the Pere Marquette River. A few fishing areas are a quick drive nearby. It sits in a good location; just a minute or two into the main town area.

These cabins don't look to be rentable during the winter as the only heat provided was the wood burning stove and a heated fan in the bathroom. As it was a very rainy couple of days, so we stayed under the extra blankets we brought and were comfortable. But, if you are coming in the spring, bring extra blankets...and pillows. Also, be aware that the lodge's' wi-fi or other ammenities aren't provided to the cabins. My only other suggestion would be a rug outside the front door as with all the rain, things got muddy fast.

The beds were fine, and what is to be expected in a housekeeping type of a cottage. In the kitchen they provide all the dishes, pots and pans, paper towels, cooking utensils, dishcloths, salt and pepper, pretty much anything you'd need aside from food. The log cabins were really kind of cute, and again, worked for what we were looking for. It was nice we could bring our dog with.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

Overall, our stay was OK, but I can guarantee you we won't stay there again. Baldwin doesn't have many options for lodging, so this was probably one of the better places to stay. We stayed in one of the cabins over the July 4th holiday. The cabins were fairly clean, but the couch was pretty nasty...no one wanted to sit on it, and the box springs on the beds didn't have a cover over them. They must have been thirty years old...stained and nasty. If you're planning to go fishing with buddies, this is probably the place for you. I wouldn't recommend it for families though. I had to do a backbend just to take a shower, because the nozzle was so low. There was a wedding reception going on in one of the rental houses behind us, and the music was BLARING well into the night. I know several people complained to the management, but they just chuckled and explained that they didn't have quiet hours. So, we sucked it up and tried to make the best of our stay, but it was not the most comfortable accomodations I have ever encountered.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2004

The Pere Marquette River Lodge was a great place to go and unwind. I did some fishing out back on the infamous "PM" and caught a couple of nice brown trout with my fly rod!


  • Stayed March 2003
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8841 S.M-37, Rte. 1, Box 1290, Baldwin, MI 49304
Location: United States > Michigan > Lake County > Baldwin
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Baldwin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pere Marquette River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the world famous Pere Marquette River. We are a Platinum Level Orvis Dealer and Orvis Endorsed Lodging Outfitter Guide Service. We offer clean, comfortable lodging in the main lodge, rustic cabins and two houses on the river. The staff here are both very courteous and knowledgeable of the surrounding waters. Our full service Orvis fly shop is staffed and outfitted to meet your every need while insuring your best destination fishing experience. The guide staff here is unprecedented and well versed on many of the local rivers: Pere Marquette, White, Pine, Ausable, Manistee and the Muskegon. Feel free to check them out on the web page. If you are looking for corporate retreats, family reunions, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, or a relaxed round of golf or just good old fashion fun the lodge is the perfect place. ... more   less 
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Pere Marquette River Lodge Baldwin, MI - Lake County

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