Au Train Lake B & B
Museum Cottage

Between Au Train Lake and Paulson Pond
this intimate lakeside getaway is on the
grounds of the landmark 1880 Paulson House
Michigan Historic Site 176

N6915 Forest Lake Road
AuTrain, Michigan 49806
Susan Larsen, Proprietor
Phone: 510-919-0688

or more information & reservations



Museum Cottage at Au Train Lake

This fully outfitted rustic cedar cottage features a beautiful pine interior with cathedral ceiling, maple floors, Oriental carpets, and terra cotta tile. Full length draperies. Comfortable furnishings include Lloyd Loom chaise, rocking chair, oak writing desk. Clean gas log fireplace with decorative tiles. Original art, reading materials, and cable TV.

Excellent internet access.




Four poster bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforter, elegant coverlet, ample pillows provide luxurious nights and extended mornings.


Complete kitchen with full-sized appliances, refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, cooking and baking gear, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, linens, flatware, china, serving dishes, wine glasses, coffee mugs, four slice toaster, blender, flower vases, and clean-up supplies.

Lovely flower and herb filled boxes at the kitchen windows.

Outdoor charcoal grill.



Private bath with shower.

Thick Turkish towels, amenities, and robes.

Hair dryer, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes, soaps.



Enjoy sunning on the deck, reading on the front porch, intimate meals at the round oak table.
Herb garden. Lavender lined front walkway.

Museum Cottage at
Au Train Lake

Ideal for one or two guests; wonderful private retreat. (Honeymooners and anniversary couples remain a specialty.)

Reservations available Mid-May thru October.
Museum Cottage: $800/week
Three night minimum Cottage stay: $140/night

Review objective guest comments at Trip Advisor.

Real Green Exclusive use of LEDs, outdoor solar lights. Recycle bins for plastic, paper, glass, metal. Sustainable bamboo flooring. Eco-Shake roofs. High efficiency gas furnace/gas fireplace. Paper-less on-line reservations and advertising. Biodegradable, nontoxic cleaning and laundry products. Well designed low-flow shower heads. On demand hot water heater. Refillable soap dispensers. Quality cotton bed linens and towels. Herb garden, apple trees. No gardening pesticides. Rain barrel to collect and use rainwater. Use of local eggs, berries, fruit, whitefish, and other seasonal local products.  


Au Train Lake B&B

No 2016 reservation dates currently open
at the Au Train Lake B and B.

Sparkling fresh and relaxed, the Au Train Lake B&B's light filled rooms gleam with water, meadow and forest views. The common areas feature seriously comfortable furnishings, maple floors with Oriental carpets, old stained glass, reading materials and local reference books to help identify the flora and fauna.

The first floor wrap-around deck allows views of great blue herons on Paulson Pond, eagles flying overhead, and deer gliding thru the dawn.


Early summer morning at Paulson Lake

Paulson Pond Room
Dawns and sunsets over AuTrain Lake and Paulson Lake viewed from large private deck or while relaxed in Lloyd Loom wicker chairs. Oak writing table, armoire. Panoramic windows offer an expansive view of Paulson Lake, Au Train Lake, meadow, and forest views. Lofty ceiling set off by clerestory windows.

Spacious second floor room with queen bed features fine Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforter, ample pillows. Robes, amenities, plus thick Turkish towels. Private bath.

Particulars and Details

* The Museum Cottage is $140.00 per night, three-night minimum; or, $800 per week, plus 6 percent Michigan tax, for one or two guests.
* In the B&B, the Paulson Pond Room is $150/night for one or two guests, 3-night minimum, and includes a generous Continental breakfast in the morning.
* Check-in is after 4:00 PM and check-out is before 10:00 AM. Later check-in times can be arranged.
* Deposit of at least half of total rate minus the tax requested at time of reservation.
* Balance of total amount including tax is due at or prior to arrival.
* Personal or corporate check or cash preferred.
* Regretfully, accommodations for pets are not available.
* This is a non-smoking facility.
*The Residence, Museum Cottage, and Paulson House are private from each other.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation request received at least 15 days prior to the first day of the reservation date will be canceled in full, less a $50.00 per room cancellation fee. Any cancellation, partial or full, received less than 15 days prior to the check-in date will be charged for the entire stay unless the room is re-booked.  Balance of total amount including tax is due prior to or at arrival.  There are no refunds for early departure.  Due to our intimate size, short notice cancellations affect us greatly.  

Please call 510-919-0688 or E-mail: for reservations and
additional information for the Museum Cottage at Au Train Lake.


Must See, Must Do in Au Train

Forest Lake Road is the ideal country road for running, cycling and walking. Meandering AuTrain River is a sandy bottomed, warm, wide river excellent for canoe trips. (Rentals available at reasonable rates.) The river empties into nearby Lake Superior at AuTrain village with miles of clean, sandy beaches with warm water river swimming or brisk Lake waters.  Brownstone Inn for lunch and dinner.  Woodsy walks, glimmering moonrises over the Lake.  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and boat trip, pristine Grand Island National Recreation Area for mountain biking, hiking or guided bus tour, many easily accessible waterfalls, SCUBA or glass bottom boat tours of Underwater Preserve, Sand Point Marsh Trail, Kewadin Casino, try Lake Superior charter fishing, or visit the Seney Wildlife Preserve.  

Starry Nights. Brilliant Days.

The southeast end of AuTrain Lake features a sandy beach, boat ramp, wildlife viewing tower and the Songbird Trail. Nearby AuTrain Falls is a beautiful cascade of water flowing down an exposed sandstone hillside. Miles of biking, walking and running are available on unpaved roads and trails.


Lake Superior at north side of Grand Island


Stormy Lake Superior at Au Train


Attractions and Recreation in the Au Train and Munising Area

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