This was such a unique and wonderful place to stay. The setting is really unlike any other. You are right in the same area as the lighthouse, museum, store, etc.. And right at the beach. We stayed in 2 different rooms as we were not able to get one room for the 2 nights. It was no problem changing rooms. We still had access to the home with the changeover. Beth was super helpful!
The room rate includes entry into the museum , a 10% discount to the store and a year membership to the Whitefish Historical Society. Half is tax deductible..
Breakfast is a self serve. Cereal, oatmeal, milk, bagels, muffins, yogurt, coffee, tea, hot cocoa and juices is provided. Also the condiments. There is a toaster, fridge, microwave and coffee maker. No stove is available for use. 2 coffee makers would be better so one could be used for decaf and the other regular. We did not know which we were drinking as someone before us had made a pot. We were not sure but we think you clean your own dishes, so we did. No dishwasher, you wash by hand.
The rooms were clean. Room 3 did have blinds that did not work but had curtains.. Also the bathroom did not have a curtain or blind for privacy at night. We kept the light off in there for nightime use. I am sure this is just a temporary situation as there were brackets there for a blind that had been there. A hair dryer, shampoo and soap is provided. Along with the linens of course! Both rooms we stayed in were on the 2nd floor. 5 rooms total in this home. 4 up and 1 down. Each room has a bathroom. We liked room 1 for the brightness of it and had view of the lighthouse. Room 3 we liked for the freighter view. There is a small tv in the rooms. The living room has a big tv and you can play DVD's. There is another area with a large table, a piano and a computer desk with a computer.
The home is locked at all times to keep the visitors of the grounds out. Your room key opens the front door.
After 6 pm and before 9 am you practically have the grounds to yourself. The beach has great rocks! Lake Michigan has grey rocks, Lake Superior has colored rocks.
Take a side trip to Crisp Lighthouse. The beach is beautiful there. You can go up to the lighthouse tower for free. It is a long dirt road with nothing but woods and lakes so be sure to have plenty of gas for the trip.
We recommend a stay here at the Crew Quarters.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax in comfort in the adaptively restored 1923 Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Crews Quarters offering five themed rooms. Included in your stay is a Continental Breakfast. Your donation grants you admission to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Light Station, a 10% discount in the Shipwreck Coast Museum Store, and a one year membership to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.* No additional charges for double occupancy or extra lodging taxes. A portion of your donation is tax deductible. ... more less