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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Pere Marquette River Lodge Baldwin, MI - Lake County