For the Discriminating Vacationer
Interlaken Resort is in the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula only 65 miles from the Bridge. We are located on Big Manistique Lake in woody, secluded Helmer Bay, 1/4 mile off Highway H-44, just north of Curtis. We are within a few miles of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
Open Year Round
Interlaken Resort offers 8 Modern Comfortable
We offer new three-bedroom cabins, modern two-bedroom cabins, and a three bedroom Guest House. Three of our cabins are handicap accessible. The cabins have an open concept living area with a knotty pine interior and a complete kitchen. Each cottage has a lawn furniture, a picnic table, and a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking. Charcoal is supplied for our guests.
All our cabins have a beautiful view of the lake. They are fully equipped with linens, towels, paper products, soap, coffee maker, microwave, TV and a VCR/DVD player. We have a large video library available for our guests to use. The Guest House, the Chalet, and the Manor have a gas fireplace so you can relax around the fire after a busy day.
Enjoy swimming, wading, floating on your raft or take one of the boats out on Big Manistique Lake for a nice cruise or do some fishing. Fresh fish taste wonderful cooked on the charcoal grill.
If you like water sports, Big Manistique Lake is ideal for water skiing, tubing, and wakeboarding, so bring your boat for some excellent water fun.
There are hiking trails for taking a stroll and interesting back roads for biking.
Interlaken Resort has spacious lawns with picnic tables, lawn furniture, charcoal BBQ grills, and a long dock for the boats. We offer Volleyball, Horseshoes, and a playground with swings and play set for the children. Our buildings and dock area are handicap accessible so everyone can enjoy this beautiful setting by Big Manistique Lake.
Paddle Boats, Fishing Boats with a motor, Pontoon Boats, Canoes, and kayaks are provided for our guests with no charge.
We are a wonderful resort for fishing, mountain biking, hiking, boating, water sports, swimming, hunting, and relaxing. There is direct access to trails for four-wheeling.
There is a Pavilion on the lake and two Gazebos with hot tubs for 10 people that are open 24 hours a day. There is a game room for everyone to use with a movie and book library and a very interesting collection of Indian artifacts. We offer coin-operated washers and dryers and a tanning booth for our guests.
Burnt Island is located in Big Manistique Lake and has two rustic cabins available for overnight stays. The Burnt Island cabins have built-in bunks and a wood-burning stove. Burnt Island has a pavilion, charcoal grills, fire pit, rustic picnic tables and a dock with easy access to and from the resort.
The only thing you need to bring with you is: FOOD, if you feel like cooking, and clothes to cover up with. A bathing suit is a must at INTERLAKEN all year long. Two HOT TUBS are open year round and 24 HOURS a day.
Interlaken Resort on Big Manistique Lake is ideal for your group getaway, family reunion, convention, corporate vacation, or a delightful setting for a wedding. Catering can be arranged for your event. Contact us for information.
Lighthouse lovers might enjoy a tour of the Whitefish Point Lighthouse, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Point Iroquois Lighthouse in Brimley, the Crisp Point Lighthouse tower north of Newberry, and the Seul Choix Lighthouse south of Gulliver on Lake Michigan. The Whitefish Point and Seul Choix Lighthouse are active lights, still guiding ships on their voyage.
The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory offers interesting information on birds, wildflowers, and butterflies, and nature hikes where you can enjoy some of the wildlife in the Upper Peninsula.
Beautiful Tahquamenon Upper and Lower Falls make a delightful day trip. See one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, take a stroll through the wooded acreage while enjoying the birds and wildlife. The Toonerville Trolley offers an interesting trail and riverboat ride to the Upper Falls.
The Seney Wildlife Refuge is just west of Interlaken Resort. Enjoy the displays at the Visitor Center and hike or bike through the refuge. The 7 mile Marshland Drive takes you through the refuge in your car with fishing piers and observation points along the way. Canoes can be rented in Germfask for paddling through the refuge.
Sault Ste. Marie is just northeast of Interlaken Resort. Visit the Soo locks and watch the huge ships as they lock through on their way to or from Lake Superior. Tour the Valley Camp Museum, an old ore freighter, or ride through the locks on the Soo Locks Boat Tour.
After a day touring the area, return to your comfortable cabin where you can take an evening swim, sit around the campfire, and enjoy the sunset over Big Manistique Lake.
Interlaken Resort is open year round and located on well groomed snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails. We also offer ice fishing and there is an ice skating rink nearby. We have a heated repair area available for working on your machines. Snowmobile rentals available in Curtis at the Fish and Hunt Shop.
Don't forget your camera for some great photos of your vacation at Interlaken Resort and Burnt Island.
Call 906-586-3545 or E-mail for a free DVD and "Experience Interlaken Resort"
Photos: Interlaken Resort & Sheldon Minsky
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