Destination guide

The gateway to the north of Michigan

Saint Ignace lies to the south of the Upper Peninsula flanked by Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, those much-mythologized bodies of water. It borders the Straits of Mackinac and serves as the gateway to the north of Michigan. While staying at a Saint Ignace vacation rental, you can explore both the magnificent lakes by kayak or yacht. Alternatively, you can hike along the shores in search of wading birds, or learn about the Native American history at the museums. Like most of the towns around the Great Lakes, the population swells with visitors during the summer months, but winter opens up a world of adventure activities.

Things to do

A fascinating human history

For such a small town, Saint Ignace has some remarkably interesting attractions. At the Fort de Buade Museum you can discover epochs of history through the exhibits which house artefacts from Native American culture in the period before contact with colonists, and beyond. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, to the north of Saint Ignace, features the oldest lighthouse on Lake Superior and several exhibits, while kids will be particularly taken by the nearby Garlyn Zoological Park which houses a variety of wildlife from tigers and grizzly bears to lemurs and llamas.

Activities

Fly fishing on the salmon runs

Outdoor activities near Saint Ignace vacation rentals are centered around the nearby lakes. If you want to experience the open waters, consider hiring a yacht from the marina and spending a day sailing across Lake Huron. Alternatively, explore the calm shoreline, inlets and creeks on canoes. It'll come as no surprise that one of the biggest draws is fishing. While staying on the shores of Lake Huron in a Saint Ignace vacation rental, you can cast your line in to hook a walleye or find a peaceful spot along the inland rivers to fly fish on the king salmon runs.

Weather

Humid summers and freezing winters

The Saint Ignace vacation rentals are available all year round. Spring and fall are the most comfortable seasons, with warm and sunny days, which are best spent hiking around the shores of the Lake Huron or Michigan. The heat soars in summer and can get a little sticky, but you can swim in the lakes to cool down. Wrap up warm in winter, as the temperatures can plummet during winter. Though the lakes don't freeze over, there are a ton of snowy activities on offer from snowmobiling to cross country skiing.

Natural features

Gaze at an epic waterfall

If you stay in a Saint Ignace vacation rental, you have numerous state parks nearby. An hour or so north of the town is the lush, tree-filled Tahquamenon Falls State Park which is home to one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, and sees thousands of gallons of water spill over its tip every second. Then there's Mackinac Island State Park, which sprawls just off the mainland coast. It's the oldest park in the state and is characterized by limestone formations including Arch Rock and Sugarloaf, and the views over the Straits of Mackinac.

How to get there

Traveling to and around St Ignace

The nearest airport is in Mackinac Island, MI (MCD), located 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), which is 20.7 mi (33.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Saint Ignace?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 241 vacation rentals near Saint Ignace. From 118 Cabins to 94 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saint Ignace for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saint Ignace?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saint Ignace. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kewadin Casino - St. Ignace: 163 vacation rentals
  • Fort de Baude Museum: 171 vacation rentals
  • Star Line Mackinac Island Main Dock - St. Ignace: 170 vacation rentals
  • Mystery Spot: 162 vacation rentals
  • Saint Ignace Chamber of Commerce: 171 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Ignace listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Saint Ignace?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 118 Cabins in Saint Ignace. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saint Ignace include:

  • Houses: 94 rentals available
  • Cottages: 118 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 118 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saint Ignace?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 14 vacation rentals with pool available in Saint Ignace. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.