Arriving on the Voyager II around 3:00 PM, (CDT) at Snug Harbor where the main Isle Royale dock and the Rock Harbor Lodge are located, we were greeted by a nice young man who loaded all the luggage for those booked into the Lodge and delivered them to our rooms. We had reserved a housekeeping cabin and were pleasantly surprised at the size and neat appearance of the cabin. The cabins are duplex with two units per building. Our cabin, # 212, was at the end of a cul-de-sac which provided good privacy and overlooked Tobin Harbor. The cabin had huge floor-to-ceiling windows with a great view of the harbor through the trees. Believe all cabins #'s 201 through 212 have good views similar to ours. Other cabins are set back in the woods and are probably very nice but without the view. Cabin had a double bed and two bunk beds, kitchenette with microwave, stove/oven, and refrigerator. A coffeemaker is provided, along with minimal dishes but no coffee. No TV, telephone, or Wifi, but there is a radio so you're not cut off from civilization totally. The cabins are located a good way, probably one half mile, and up a hill, from the main lodge and restaurants, so if walking is a problem, a room in the lodge might be better. There are two places to eat – the main (expensive) Lighthouse restaurant and the Greenstone Grill with lighter and slightly cheaper fare. Of course you can bring your own food and cook in the cabin. Both eating places were open for breakfast, 7:00-8:30 AM, lunch, noon-1:30 PM, and diner, 5:30-7:30 (EDT). The restaurant has a pretty limited menu and no a la carte is allowed. The Voyager II operates out of Grand Portage which is on Central time while the island is on Eastern. Caused some confusion at first. The restaurant and grill both serve beer and wine but no mixed drinks. If you want liquor, bring your own. The small store/trading post has a very limited selection of beer (saw no wine), soft drinks, and minimal selection of food/snacks, etc. The cabins have no maid service, but towels will be exchanged if you leave them on the porch railing. You are asked to leave the cabin in reasonably clean condition in order to get your cleaning deposit (which I wasn't aware of) back. At departure, the same nice young man picked up luggage and delivered it to the boat. All in all a very peasant and enjoyable, though pricey, stay.
- Also Known As:
- Rock Harbor Hotel Isle Royale National Park
- Rock Harbor Lodge Isle Royale National Park, Michigan