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“A Little Piece of Home”

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Peterson's Cottages
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Southern California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A Little Piece of Home”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Peterson's Cottages are reminiscent of places I stayed as a child while vacationing with my sister and parents many years ago. The cottages are arranged and stocked to feel like 'home.' There is a natural, restful sense of quiet that is part of the whole environment. Chuck and Wendy are helpful, friendly, and attentive to every detail. I guess I thought such 'old-fashioned' hospitality was a thing of the past, given the all-too plastic, pre-fab nature of so many tourist areas.

If you are looking for a place where being-at-home is a given, check out Peterson's. You'll want to stay longer than you planned!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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FAIRCHILD, WI
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Chuck and Wendy think of everything! you will find everything you need, right down to a corkscrew for your wine bottle in Peterson's cozy cottages. A friend and I stayed there 3 nights this April while we hiked the Porcupines Mountains. Each day, after an all-day hike, we looked forward to going back to the cottage to cook a good meal and fire up the wood stove to relax our tired muscles. Chuck even brought extra fire wood and coal for the grill over for us! He and Wendy are a delight make you feel like part of the family. Evening walks on the beach (just a short walk behind the cottages) were a great way to top off the day. Peterson's has one of the absolute best beaches in the area. I would highly recommend Peterson's for your home base as you hike the Porkies, enjoy Lake Superior, and explore the U.P.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed at Peterson's for a few days while snowmobiling. Fun, helpful and friendly staff. Snowmobile trail was easy to get to. Cabins were spotless and warm. Shower, kitchen all the amenities a snowmobiler could ask for. Thanks Wendy.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Eagle River, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We went the Porcupine Mountains and after hiking 15 miles, the Peterson's Cottage was the best place we could have ended up. Wendy suggested a great place in town for dinner, and we walked down to the beach (right next to our cabin) and ate while watching the sunset. The cabin itself was extremely clean and very, very welcoming. It was great to have our own cabin, it felt just like home!!! The bed was very comfortable and everything was perfect.

Wendy and Chuck were awesome! They were also very welcoming and so willing to help with everything. I'd recommend this place to anyone and everyone! It was excellent and we can't wait to go back!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

This was our first time in this area of MI. This was the most perfect place to stay!! Very clean, comfortable and accommodating. My husband had just retired the week before and we wanted a "get-away vacation". Perfect for a quick 100 foot walk to the beach, cooking out at our unit, and so much available in the area. Definately will be back! We did a lot of geocaching in the area and visited the Porkies. Color was amazing, too. Steve and Pam, Aurora, IL

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

This was our 2nd year in a row for the fall colors at Peterson's. Wendy and Chuck are great hosts, ready to accommodate us in any thing we needed. The cabins are very neat, clean and warming. We enjoyed the fireplace every evening and Chuck kept us full with firewood daily. We have recommended Peterson's to our neighbors, as they are looking for a place next year for the fall colors in the "Porkies". We most definitely recommend Peterson's to anyone who is seeking quiet and comfort in a safe environment. Thanks Wendy and Chuck for all the effort you have made to make our stay very enjoyable. Beth and Jack, Saginaw, MI

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

The pefect place to relax and enjoy the fall colors. The cottage (Blueberry) was neat, clean, and had everything we needed. It was just in short walking distance to a beautiful, clean, private Lake Superior beach! We enjoyed the quiet of the cottage and the firepit at the beach in the evenings, and the local scenery daily. Short driving distance to the Porcupine Mountains, many beautiful waterfalls, and the view from Summit Peak and Copper Peak (a must do!). The owners (Wendy & Chuck) are friendly and outgoing. We felt safe and happy here. We would definately stay again!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Peterson's Cottages
Address: 22608 Lakeshore Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49953-9005
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Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Ontonagon
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Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ontonagon
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Number of rooms: 16
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