|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Enjoy your vacation in our beautiful log home on the sunny shores of Lake Superior, 1 mile east of Munising...the start of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, known as God's Country!.
The Vista Grand Lodge is privately owned and located on the east side of Munising, on Munising Bay with a panoramic view of the bay. The Vista has two full bedrooms, a sleeping loft, and two full bathrooms. There is a brand new large sauna connected between the porch and two car attached garage for the ultimate in relaxing after a long day of activities!
The open concept living area has a log interior, large windows looking at the lake, cable TV with DVD player, phone for local calls, including the entire (906) area code, stereo with CD player (bring your own music), and comfortable furnishings for relaxing and enjoying your vacation.
There is a large map of Munising Bay and Grand Island hanging on the living room wall! The gas burning stove is a beautiful amenity and ignites quickly with the flip of a switch so you can settle down with your favorite book, play a board game with your children and enjoy the awesome view of Lake Superior. The beautiful French doors open to a large and spacious porch where you can sit and watch the sunsets over Lake Superior, cook until your hearts content on the gas grill, or sit in the relaxing sauna!
The Vista Grand Lodge has a complete kitchen with a snack bar, plenty of beautiful maple cabinets, a large bay window looking out at the backyard and Lake Superior, full sized appliances including a glass top stove, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer with ice waiting for you, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, pots and pans, and dishes, wine glass, cocktail glasses cork screw and ice bucket. Walk through the French doors onto the completely furnished porch.
If you'd like to enjoy your dinner outdoors, a large glass top dining table and chairs awaits you. Just bring your groceries and you are all set for a wonderful vacation along the shores of Lake Superior.
The master bedroom has one queen-size bed, dresser, phone, alarm clock, comfy chair with ottoman, large walk-in closet, window overlooking the Bay, of course, and a private bathroom. Perfect for you honeymooners! The spacious loft with a beautiful view of the Bay has one double-size bed, dresser, and a full size couch. The lower level has a bedroom just off of the living room with one double-size bed, two twin-size beds, which can also serve as a king size bed, a dresser, lamp, window looking out to the front yard and windows looking out to the creek, and a spacious closet. A full bathroom with a tub/shower combo, laundry room with washer and dryer and a large walk through pantry with additional cupboards and counter space is also located on the main floor.
Lots of room for your large group, but also a romantic setting for just the two of you! We provide most everything for you at the Vista so there's no need to worry about leaving anything behind. Included: Bedding, linens, bath towels and dish towels, tissues, paper towel, toilet tissue, laundry soap and fabric softener, dish soap, dishwasher soap.
The home is 1600 square feet and has 100 feet of frontage on the lake. The lot is a little over an acre. There is a fire pit and picnic table along the lake and, please feel free to take the additional loungers and cocktail tables from the porch to use alongside the lake. You can't imagine a more breathtaking view. Throw some wood on your campfire and roast some marshmallows while you are watching the night sky and listening to the waves lap up on the shore. Don't be surprised if some of our area ducks visit you while you're sitting by the lake. Since mother nature changes her mind quite often in the U.P. bring some warm clothing along, just in case!
We had a wonderful stay at the Vista the last week of July. The home is well appointed with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. We especially liked the fire pit near the water....and the front and back porches for rocking in the rocking chairs or enjoying a good book. There is a small stream on the south side of the house which is a perfect bird habitat; it was fascinating to watch all the birds going about their daily business! We used the gas grill but did not get into the sauna. The master bedroom is very roomy with a huge walk in closet and attached bathroom. The loft bedroom was perfect for our college aged son. The downstairs bedroom had a queen bed and 2 twins, with plenty of room left over. there was so much to do! Hiking, kayaking, mountain biking on Grand Island, waterfalls, beaches, light houses.....LOVED it!! The manager, Lisa, was very easy to work with. Great place to stay!
If you are looking for a quiet relaxing getaway, with or without the kids, this is the place for you. Beautiful, clean, and spacious log home with home away from home amenities nestled on a quiet lot on Munising Bay of spectacular Lake Superior. The reservation process was easy and straight forward and Lisa was quick to respond to emails and responded with informative information about facilities and the check in and out process. Going back for a third time!
My husband and I enjoyed a three day stay in Munising in late November to celebrate husband's birthday. The Vista Grand is situated back off the road on a lovely piece of property just steps away from Lake Superior. The house itself is beautiful inside and out. Although it was just the two of us it is certainly spacious enough for a larger family. Vista Grand is a five minute drive from Munising (we loved "Sydney's" and "Muldoons") and very convenient to the National Lakeshore attractions, waterfalls, etc. Lisa, the property manager, was a pleasure to work with and responded quickly and efficiently to our questions and communications. We love the UP in any season!
An excellent choice for summer vacation - if you like to relax and enjoy natural scenery. The Vista is a log house, for a rustic feel, but completely modern in every other way. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is such a treasure, the major sites are generally accessible via vehicle and a short walk, but there are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. After your day, it is great to relax with a nice fire in the fire pit at the Vista. Munising is a wonderful small town, no Wal-Mart or McDonalds, great and friendly local businesses. Follow the Host's dining guide if you plan to eat out. We were completely satisfied with the experience and hope to return again sometime in the future.
This is a beautiful location, and we had a wonderful
time. There are incredible hiking trails nearby and
beautiful waterfalls. I would definitely recommend it
to anyone interested in going to the U.P.
Lovely property, very clean, great location. It has all the amenities of home and then some, just bring your food and you're good to go!
Would definitely stay here again.
One of the great features of the Vista besides the Grand Views, sauna and everything else we've already mentioned, is the great location to all the area activities! Visit the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and take a walk on some of the wide variety of hiking trails, or view the National Lakeshore on the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise, the Shipwreck Tour, or the Skylane Air Tour. Visit the Interpretive Center on Washington Street (also called Sand Point Road, next to Vista) and learn about the area's history and take the short walk to beautiful Munising Falls, an enjoyable stroll through a little valley. There are several area waterfalls to visit in the area with maps available at the Visitor Center at the blinking light in Munising. Also within walking distance of the Vista is our Alger County Historical Society. This is located on Washington Street as well. There you can learn about our area heritage and take a look in the gift shop.
Other Activities: Snowmobile From Door To Trail; Ice Fishing; Four Wheeling
Golf: the shoreline can be rocky or sandy depending on her mood!. If you'd like a larger beach area for the children to play, Sand Point Beach is just down the shoreline a bit (2 minutes by car). As long as you're there, you can take a walk on the board walk overlooking the Bog. The children will love seeing all the wildlife along the walk.
Bring your bikes or rent one from Bike rentals at the Ferry Dock. The Vista is close enough to ride your bike 1 mile to the Dairy Queen and enjoy your all-time favorite or stop in at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore for a hand dipped ice cream and then enjoy it in our beautiful Munising park. Don't miss Tuesdays' Music in the Park!
Unique to the Vista is the two car attached garage. A spacious place to park your vehicles or store the snowmobiles!
Swimming is both beautiful and refreshing in our own Lake Superior.
Ski: You can swim on the premises or take a very short drive to big, beautiful sandy beaches!
Along the West side of the Vista, there is a pretty little creek that runs into Lake Superior. Feel free to pick the wild raspberries and blackberries that grow alongside the creek. There's enough to make a pie! If you're interested in Strawberry and Blueberry picking, we know some great spots!
The front yard at Vista is so large and spacious, there is enough room for the kids to play baseball, kickball and tag, and at night they can run around and catch fireflies!
We have some reading material (books and magazines) for adults and kids, and a few games such as cards, trivial pursuit, cribbage, etc. on hand in the event of a rainy day or for your evening family activities!
You can rent a pontoon and/or kayak from across the Bay and putter around Munising Bay, go take pictures of the restored light house on Grand Island, or do a little fishing.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 25 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
*Holiday rates: Memorial $325/nt, 4 nt min; Christmas 1 week min; New Years $325/nt, 4 nt min.
*1 or 2 dogs are ok for $100/wk each.
*Until confirmed, Rates and Discounts are subject to change without notice.
*Please confirm rates and total directly with me as this page does not accurately reflect additional guests & specials we may be offering.
*Payment terms, Cancellation Policy and all Current Specials, are listed ONLY on our personal website: www.hiawathashideaway.com.
*A signed agreement and refundable security/damage deposit is required.
*A credit card is required as a part of the security deposit.
*More than 8 guests? Add on $100/wk OR $25/nt each & $25 extra for cleaning.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.