Big Bay Retreat on the Shores of Lake Superior
Lighthouse Road, Big Bay, MI 49808 or 49855
Phone: 248-302-2087 or 906-235-1423

The Big Bay Retreat Vacation Home is located on the shores of Lake Superior in the town of Big Bay, Michigan, 25 miles north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Big Bay is surrounded by undeveloped wilderness for hiking and mountain biking and nestled between Lake Superior and Lake Independence for swimming, fishing, and boating. Enjoy nearby waterfalls, bird watching, kayaking, and wildlife watching.  The Big Bay Retreat is an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts or those who just want to relax in this lovely home and enjoy the picturesque scenery.

The open concept living area offers an amazing view of Lake Superior and is comfortably furnished. Light a fire in the wood-burning fireplace, (we supply the wood), and relax after a busy day. There is a TV with a DVD player and board games and puzzles for some old time fun. The kitchen is stocked with some basic supplies and has full-size appliances, a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and the dishes and cooking utensils you need for your meals.

There is one bedroom on the main floor furnished with a double bed. The loft has vaulted ceilings and a great view of Lake Superior. It is furnished with a queen-size sleigh bed, a comfortable double size air-mattress, and a ceiling fan. There is one bathroom with a combination tub and shower. Linens and towels are furnished for our guests.

The large deck has lawn furniture and is a great spot for your morning beverage or watching the stunning sunsets. There is a gas grill for your outdoor cooking and a fire pit for evening campfires. You will be surprised by the beauty of the night sky.

Lake Independence is nearby for swimming and fishing. Bring your boat or boats can be rented in town. Great fishing for Jumbo Perch, Northern Pike and well as Walleye and Smallmouth Bass.

Hiking trails abound that lead you to remote lakes and streams and mountain bikers love the back roads around Big Bay.

Wireless Internet access is available at the general store. Big Bay is where the actual "Anatomy of a Murder" took place and part of the classic movie was filmed in the town.

Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula, is only 25 miles south of the Big Bay Retreat for shopping, sightseeing, golfing, or enjoying special events and festivals. See historic buildings, freighters loading and unloading their cargo, the Marquette Lighthouse, or visit the many museums in the area. 

Winter lovers will enjoy the groomed Honey Bear cross-country ski trails near Big Bay or try out your snowshoes on the back roads and trails. There is downhill skiing and snowboarding at Marquette Mountain, just south of Marquette

The Big Bay Retreat is not on the Snowmobile Trails. 

The town of Big Bay is nearby with a restaurant, cafe, a small grocery store, an outfitter, and a laundromat.

Sorry, No Pets

Summer: $1100 weekly. 8 nights or more: $140 nightly
Fall, Winter, Spring:  Oct 1 through May 31. $180 per night: 4 night minimum stay
$50 cleaning fee

Vacation on the shores or Lake Superior at the Big Bay Retreat in Big Bay, Michigan

For reservations and additional information
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