A group of friends and I made the trip up to Chippeny Creek Lodge for a little vacation before heading to Marquette for a wedding. Everything about it was perfect. The lodge is very private so you feel like you're in the middle of no where, but it has all the amenities you could ever need. We used the canoe, fished the river (watch out for snags), played yard games, relaxed by the fire, and did some serious star watching. The only negative I can think of is the bugs, but if you're on a river in the middle of the woods that's expected. We had firewood delivered and everyone had a great time taking their turn splitting it. We traveled from the Chicago area, I would suggest stopping in Escanaba for food supplies before arriving at the lodge. I would definitely recommend this property to any big group looking to relax for a bit. My friends and I have already started talking about a return trip.