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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Munising, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Edvardas...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great outdoor surrounded by beautiful lakes”
Reviewed September 6, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
1
person found this review helpful

It was pleasure to stay in a Todds cabin, everything was great. Enjoyed our time kayaking and relaxing near outdoor fireplace by the lake . Nice place , fresh air in the forest surrounded by beautiful lakes. Location is amazing just 20 min from the Munising We have good time exploring beautiful waterfalls, and great Picture rocks of great lake Superior. We had good time

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2017
Thank you. Enjoy your fall.
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jenmoree
Casnovia, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best vacation ever”
Reviewed August 23, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
2
people found this review helpful

My husband and I stayed for a week. It was so much fun. We went fishing, kayaking,hiking, bird watching and a lot of relaxing. We brought our Harley and took some long rides. The cabin was very nice. The bed was a little small but we just had to cuddle more. Todd is very nice and accommodating. I highly suggest renting from Todd. It would be nice to have internet to make plans. Munising is a beautiful place to visit so many awesome water falls. We made great memories and can't wait to go back!

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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Wish we could have rode bikes togather. thx. for your feedback.
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Pioneer70...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clean, quiet lake. kyak swim fish great swimming.”
Reviewed July 19, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

With Lake Superior 20 min away I got in my Big Lake walks but, mostly we stayed on sight. Swim, Kyak, Great fishing right from the Dock! Fresh mild Bass, and Todd gave us some Lake Trout. Spent hours on the patio watching the water. We found the simplicity and fishing we wanted. Glad we had 2 full weeks at Summer Camp.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2017
So nice meeting you folks. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
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Sara W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!!”
Reviewed June 17, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This was an amazing location, perfect for all of our needs! We had an absolute blast! The view was marvelous. Could not ask for any better, especially for the price!!! I hope who ever buys it continues to rent it out because this place is a true GEM. Thank you for everything Todd!!
Hope to make it back in the future.

Sara, Sarah & Ian

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Management Response
2 Jul 2017
Thank you, Glad you enjoyed your stay. It was nice meeting you kids.
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Rakshith...
1 review
“Serene,Calm,Beautiful!!!”
Reviewed May 30, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This place is absolute heaven. Just what i was looking for, from the past 2 years. The sunset from the back porch overlooking the lake is stunning. Todd is very helpful, responds very quickly. We came in late at night, so Todd made a video on how to reach the cabin and left the tablet in his mailbox, it helped a lot. Will definitely go back soon.

Thank you Todd.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy your summer.
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lprebend
Jackson, Michigan
1 review
“Quiet & secluded place. Owner is incredibly helpful and easy to contact!”
Reviewed August 20, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

If you're looking for a nice place that doesn't feel touristy and overcrowded, than this home is perfect. Ostrander Retreat is in the Hiawatha National Forest, so you have your own space and beautiful surroundings! We brought our dog - the area was perfect for her because she had room to run around off-leash and swim in the lake. A great location to come back to and relax after a day of hiking and site-seeing.

The home itself is a little old, but it's clean and comes with all of the amenities necessary to enjoy your stay. Ostrander Retreat is a moderate distance (15-40 minutes) from hiking trails, gorgeous waterfalls, beaches, etc. The drives are easy because the area is beautiful and you can always stop along the way to check out a road-side hiking trail or park.

We were even more impressed with Todd's hospitality. Even before we made it to the U.P., he was quick in responding to my (many) questions and offered a lot of help in finding the place. When we arrived, he left a book of local attractions and had a letter answering common questions about the location/home. Unfortunately, our trip ended rather abruptly due to an emergency and Todd was incredibly understanding and helpful to us when we had to leave unexpectedly. The location and the owner's kindness and reliability make this home a great choice.

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Liked best: Location and quick, helpful communication of owner
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
21 Aug 2016
We were glad we could accommodate you and happy that your okay.
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rclancey
Neenah, Wisconsin
1 review
“Great outdoor get away!”
Reviewed August 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Rental property met all of our needs. Only for those looking for outdoor adventure! Owner very friendly. Not for small children.

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Liked best: Access to the lake
Liked least: There is nothing we can report as least
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
13 Aug 2016
We were glad we could accommodate you. Looking forward to seeing you next summer.
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