Get Away to an unspoiled natural environment where several eagle sitings daily are common. A place that has been virtually untouched and unspoiled, that is Beaver Island. Our cabin (Eagle's Rest) is situated 100 feet from Lake Michigan on a 10 acre Parcel. The views of Lake Michigan and High Island are spectacular!
Getting to Beaver Island: The first stop is Charlevoix, MI, a Lake Michigan harbor city located approx 250 miles north of Detroit. You can also fly into Pelston or Traverse City airports and connect to Ferry or Island Airways in Charlevoix. From Charlevoix take a quick 20 minute flight or the 2 hour leisurely ferry ride on the Emerald Isle. Either way, it's an amazing adventure!
When you arrive on the island you will find a place that will take you back in time. Slow, patient, friendly and Beautiful! You might want to stop at the Shamrock for a beverage after the ferry ride or take the scenic 20 minute drive straight out to Eagle's Rest. Distance is measured by time on the Island, most of the roads have not been paved...it's just another way to make you slow down!
When you reach Eagle's Rest the drive in is through a wooded pathway into a vast open area with scattered trees along the perimeter. Eagle's Rest was built in 2004, and is very charming, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and High Island. It is 900 sq. feet including the loft, has a great front porch and slate patio overlooking the lake. All furnishings are new or local antiques. Eagle's Rest has electricity and running water, the toilet is in the new 'old fashioned' outhouse, there is an outdoor shower with cold and hot running water (and a shower curtain for privacy). It is the renter's responsibility to bring their own sheets and towels. Eagle's Rest has a charming decor with an open layout which includes 14 large Anderson windows, many are floor to ceiling overlooking Lake Michigan. There is one large loft with 2 single beds. The main floor has a comfortable pull out couch. It's perfect for a family of 4-6.
You may enjoy a good book overlooking Lake Michigan, walk the miles of sandy beach, take a swim in the clear lake water, explore the island and over 100 miles of roads and trails, kayak using the 2 kayaks provided, go for a bike ride using the 2 bikes provided, fish on one of the 5 inland lakes, roast marshmallows in the fire pit on the beach, admire the vast array of stars, discover some of the other islands in the Archipelego, visit the spa for a massage, play nine at the Beaver golf course, lounge on the patio, cocktails at Nina's, Donnegal Bay to enjoy the sunset, visit the CMU Biological center, or the 2 lighthouses on the island, Little Sand Bay, Iron Ore Bay or simply do Nothing! This is a vacation you will never forget and leave feeling truly rested. *Cabin is currently being added on to, this allows for additional sleeping space and use of an indoor toilet. Construction will not occur when you are renting.*