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    northern pikeWe had a wonderful stay at the Northwoods Retreat. Our stay was planned by my husband and was a complete surprise to me! I wouldn't have wanted to begin our honeymoon anywhere else. This cottage is absolutely breathtaking and we really enjoyed everything you had to offer. We caught a 31" (9.5lbs.) and 29" pike right off the back dock, along with some perch and very large smallmouth. Many fantastic places to see in the area. We saw about 10 waterfalls, kayaked Pictured Rocks (IT'S A MUST... bring anti-nausea meds... oops) and we hiked a bunch (If you don't mind donating blood, don't worry about the bug spray.).
    We loved the fire pit and it was so nice not to have to buy wood! We just fell right at home and just loved our stay! Thanks again for everything!

    Matt & Emily
    June 21-27, 2015

    Our family had a great time at your comfortable cottage. It was clean, new & had everything we needed to make ourselves at home. It's also situated in the perfect area between Munising & Marquette, so there is always something to do. We spent much of our time exploring the surrounding areas – walking to the beach, canoeing down the river, hiking around Presque Isle park in Marquette (be sure to catch the cliff divers at the Black Rock Point!), and visiting the seemingly countless waterfalls in and around Munising. We also wanted to thank Rob for bringing up the extra canoe & rowboat so all 5 of us could enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the AuTrain River. Just be sure the most surefooted person pulls you back on shore, or they might end up tumbling into the water like mom. Luckily, she said the water wasn't too bad. :) We made a lot of wonderful family memories here. We hope future families will do the same! Thanks!

    Mark, Jeannie
    July 17, 2015

    Had a wonderful time here at Northwoods Retreat. Beautiful, beautiful views. Great location. Easy access to snowmobile trails & all (which is why we were here). :) My daughter and husband were fortunuate to see a moose on the trail out by Marquette but I missed it! We also appreciated pet friendly accommodations as we always travel with our two rescue Collies. Hope to visit again sometime soon.

    Theresa, Matt
    December 30, 2014

    We love the “Retreat” It feels like home. The children also like this place. Last night we canoed and had a fire in the pit. It was great. Next year we will try for more than two days. We played games and watched movies. We love camping in AuTrain at the “Retreat”.

    See ya next year

    We were looking for total rest and relaxation, and we truly found both at Northwoods Retreat. Your cabin is charming.

    watercolor picture of flower painted at northwoods retreat left by Carol, David & Austin (click for larger version)The hiking in the area is amazing, with so many water falls, shipwrecks, light houses and wildlife to see on every trip. We were exited to see eagles, loons, a fox, deer and trumpeter swans. The Pictured Rocks are interesting, especially from our rental boat. We were also able to boat over to Grand Island to explore ship wrecks and the old light house. All of this is quite a change from Chicago! Your yard was full of flowers this week and this is heaven to a watercolor artist . I left you a picture on your fridge.

    Libertyville Il.

    Our week was fantastic!! We were very happy with the cabin, which was clean and comfortable. The location was perfect. It was close enough for the activities we did, yet AuTrain was a quiet community. The Beach across the highway was the ideal distance for biking and paddle boating. My son built many sand castles. We had fun hiking in the Pictured Rocks National Forest and visiting the many water falls in this area.

    Fishing off the back yard deck was very convenient and relaxing. We caught a variety of fish; bass, perch, bull head, sucker, and a pike “that all got away”! Of course, I had to rub it in that I, a woman, caught more fish than the two guy's combined. HA HA.

    It was nice that a casino was only 8 minutes away. My mother took advantage of that
    (She's not a hiker) and managed to come out ahead every time.

    All-In-All, it was a wonderful and relaxing vacation. I was extremely happy with my choice in accommodations.

    Jeddo, MI



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