12 Best Fishing Lodges In Upper Peninsula of Michigan - Updated 2024

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Malavika 
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Colloquially known as the “UP,” the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is a wild, wonderful world of coastal villages, picturesque waterfalls, and unspoiled verdure. With Lake Huron and Lake Michigan to its south and Lake Superior to its north, fishing opportunities are aplenty in this region. Adding to that, this area is home to Lake of the Clouds and Lake Gogebic, as well as rivers such as Menominee, Manistique, and Tahquamenon. In fact, the region is a paradise for angling and fly fishing as these lakes feature a wide variety of species, such as whitefish, lake trout, and chinook aside from perch and bass. While there are plenty of family resorts and luxurious Airbnb vacation rentals in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, staying in some of the best fishing lodges allows you to enjoy successful fishing stints, plus you can relax in a place with like-minded fishermen. To that end, check out the best fishing lodges in Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 22, 2024.

1. Charming hideaway with modern perks in Munising (from USD 203)

Looking for a charming hideaway just a stone’s throw from downtown Munising? This adorable cabin is the ultimate escape for couples, small families, and pals seeking adventure and relaxation. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, you’ll have a blast exploring waterfalls, lighthouses, and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, all a mere 20-minute drive away. Inside, the cabin oozes rustic elegance, complete with a toasty fireplace, plus modern perks such as internet and TV to keep you connected and entertained.

And don’t forget the fun outdoor activities with kayaks, fishing gear, and a pet-friendly vibe! Fully furnished with a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and heating, it guarantees comfort and convenience galore!

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Munising, Michigan, United States
19.83 km (12.4 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
the cabin is clean and modern
clean and organized beautiful location
the fall colors and night sky were stunning the property was clean and cozy
clean and peaceful it was perfect exactly what we we’re looking for
clean peaceful and a great place to get away from it all
Host:
owner responded promptly to any questions and was very friendly
Location:
the perfect place to really feel like you are away from everything
overall a great place to get away from it all
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2. Maple Point Hideaway in Pickford (from USD 179)

Welcome to this enchanting lakefront retreat, a haven of tranquillity and natural marvels. Awaken each day to the mesmerizing sunrise from the screened-in porch and be serenaded by the sweet melodies of birds. As night descends, gather around the campfire, gazing up at the starry expanse, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights. The cabin boasts a fully equipped kitchen, two cosy bedrooms with queen-size log beds, and a handy washer and dryer.

Escape the modern hustle - there’s no Wi-Fi or cable connection here, inviting you to unwind and immerse yourself in nature’s embrace. Outside, a deck overlooks the shimmering lake, best for fishing, with a dock and paddleboat for leisurely adventures.

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Pickford, Michigan, United States
191.27 km (118.9 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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3. Three-bedroom cottage on Munuscong Bay (from USD 155)

Fans of duck hunting and ice fishing will love staying at this Munuscong Bay cottage, which not only comes with a rowboat but also a seasonal dock, which is the perfect spot to settle down and fish. What’s more, there’s a sandy beach out front for long and languorous days by the water. The interiors of the spacious cottage are equally impressive, with three impeccable bedrooms and two spotless bathrooms. Even the kitchen is decked out with modern appliances so making meals won’t be an issue at all. Moreover, the beautiful patio is a great spot to start the day with coffee. A fire pit and a charcoal grill are perfect places to gather around at the day’s end for some meals and conversation.

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191.3 km (118.9 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
39 reviews  
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the only thing that would have made it absolutely perfect would be a/c
Cleanliness:
the property was so clean
the cottage was clean comfortable and quiet
we were very comfortable with the cleanliness of the cottage
good size yard and waterfront space clean home
cabin is neat and clean and in a scenic location
Host:
our hosts were wonderful and tonya really made us feel welcome
pet friendly as well
the house was very clean and cozy and host is very responsive and checkin/out was clearly communicated
Location:
the geographical location is great
we had such an amazing time at this cabin the location was quiet and perfectly secluded
great place for quiet get away experience
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4. Charming nook with sauna on Lake Superior (from USD 175)

If you’re looking for an excellent fishing vacation in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, then this charming cabin outside Skanee is the ideal place to stay. These are excellent all-season fishing grounds for whitefish, bass, lake trout, and walleye, which you can indulge in all day long while staying here. Begin your day on the wraparound deck with a cup of freshly brewed coffee from the contemporary kitchen. After a day of fishing, unwind in the cedar sauna or in the games room. You can also watch TV together in the great room. In the evening, grill your catch of the day on the fire pit and enjoy an alfresco dinner under the stars.

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130.94 km (81.4 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
100 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Host:
one of the owners (matt) stopped by and was very friendly & informative
to the owners - thank you for all the care and attention you give this property
matt was a gracious and informative owner and last but not least we caught fish
Location:
eagles everywhere location was perfect with store marina and finns restaurant near
all around a wonderful location for a great vacation
great place for our yearly fishing trip
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5. Eco-friendly stay just outside Silver City (from USD 325)

Stay on a private section of Lake Superior at Gull Point outside Silver City. This is one of the best fishing cabins in Michigan and is a haven for enthusiasts of angling and fly-fishing. The private and eco-friendly house is absolutely swish on the inside, with a full kitchen, two spacious living areas, and even two modern bathrooms. You’ll even find books, toys, and a video library for indoor entertainment on colder days. Wrapping up the amazing vacation rental is the fire pit and alfresco furniture for a lovely time outdoors.

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226.09 km (140.5 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
35 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house was welcoming clean and fun
the house is clean and well stocked and easy access to the porkies
it was a perfect place to stay the house was very roomy and clean
Host:
owners clearly care deeply about the home and the land surrounding it
fanstaic place fantastic hosts for fantatic fun
very pleased with hosts and property
it was welcoming very comfortable and kid friendly the owners were very accommodating and communication was easy
jennifer our host was very responsive both before our stay and during
Location:
great location for a family get away
it was secluded but close to many attractions
what an incredible location and beautiful home
beautiful location incredible property so close to the porcupine mountains pristine beach front and very secluded
there were even toys/games to entertain the kids the location was phenomenal
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6. Lakeside cabin in Grand Marais (from USD 155)

Staying right on the banks of Lake Superior doesn’t get any better than at this lakeside cabin in Grand Marais, which also boasts stunning views of Au Sable Light Station. Additionally, the old fish market is a mere 15-minute walk away. This fishing cabin rental in the Upper Peninsula has two comfy bedrooms, a modern bathroom, and even a kitchen with a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Additionally, a queen-size bed and a bunk bed mean that a family of four can easily stay here and enjoy a lovely fishing holiday. It is also one of Michigan’s pet-friendly cabins in the Upper Peninsula.

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59.15 km (36.8 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
91 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the view from living room cozy clean and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and just as described
Location:
ideal location to explore the park and the up
warm and cozy close to many attractions
great little cabin in a great location
love the location at the eastern edge of pictured rocks
cabin is clean and convenient walking distance to town
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7. Beautiful home with inflatable water toys (from USD 400)

Fishing from a boat is thrilling in its own way, which is why angling enthusiasts should head straight to this beautiful three-bedroom home on the banks of a lake outside Gwinn. Here, you can go fishing all day long, thanks to the free use of a fishing boat with oars. This house is all about the outdoors, which is why it also has a picnic table and inflatable water toys for days of fun outside. In the evening, dig into the catch of the day around the fire pit. That said, the house is as comfy as it gets and features soft beds and a full kitchen. It also has board games, LED flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi for indoor entertainment.

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58.45 km (36.4 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
54 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wi-fi and tv reception were great
the house was comfortable and had all the amenities needed for our stay
the rooms were comfortable
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and spacious for our family
lots of fun family time together in a very clean home
the home was clean and spacious
it was very clean and efficient the view is beautiful
the house was beautiful clean and in a great location almost everything as described in the website
Host:
owners are wonderful to work with
the owners are very generous in what they leave available for their renters
Location:
perfect location on a private inland lake
great location peaceful and everything you need for a fun filled get away
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8. Two-bedroom fishing lodge on Lake Independence (from USD 175)

Are you planning to indulge in winter-time fishing? Then head over to this two-bedroom fishing lodge on the banks of Lake Independence. Not only can you indulge in pan fishing, but you can also observe a plethora of wildlife and waterfowl that come to this neck of the woods. This fishing lodge is very comfortable on the inside and features a spacious living room with an indoor fireplace for colder days. A well-equipped kitchen aside, you’ll also find two cosy bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as a patio where you can unwind during the day. Evenings are best spent roasting s'mores and hot dogs by the fire pit.

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76.81 km (47.8 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
99 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was super cozy and comfortable
this property is so cozy and comfortable with a beautiful setting
Cleanliness:
it was also clean to perfection
the house is clean and quietly
property was very clean and well supplied
mbr was great very clean & comfortable
pros: this place is an incredibly clean much-loved cabin
Host:
the stars were spectacular and the fire pit was perfect at night firewood provided by the hosts
Location:
it’s private quiet short drive away from great hikes
what a beautiful place to retire
great place for snowmobiling the big bay area
a wonderful place for a getaway in the woods
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9. Secluded fishing lodge on Long Lake (from USD 193)

For those who enjoy fishing from a dock or a boat, this two-bedroom lodge on Long Lake is perfect for you. Running on solar power, the lodge can sleep up to six people, making for a great base for a group fishing getaway. Despite that, you’ll find a full kitchen and a bathroom here, which means you don’t have to rough it. After a day of fishing, gather around the fire pit where you can grill the catch of the day. You can also catch a glimpse of wildlife, such as otters, beavers, and even deer and wolves, here. Best of all, the rental even has canoes and kayaks for exploring the lake.

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128.05 km (79.6 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
52 reviews  
lodge 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was everything we hoped it would be warm cozy and comfortable
Cleanliness:
property was very clean and secluded
spotless and well cared for vacation home
Host:
clay the caretaker was great and made sure that our stay was a good one
the owners and caretaker are responsive caring and made the whole experience as easy as can be
tonya and clay were very helpful as were the songers
excellent communication with owner and care taker
Location:
awesome location quiet and private
beautiful cabin in a remote location on a gorgeous private lake
great place to get away
i loved thia place and we are already planning our trip next year
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10. Fabulous four-bedroom home on Lake Gogebic (from USD 275)

Perched right on Lake Gogebic is this private cabin with access to a fishing lake that is a haven for fishermen and angling enthusiasts. With more than 100 feet (30 metres) of private lake frontage, this place is perfect for those who want to fish.

The house itself is impressive and comes with a patio with panoramic lake views. You’ll also find a charcoal grill for preparing alfresco dinners, four bedrooms with soft beds for eight people, and a capacious living room for hanging out together. A well-equipped and modern kitchen that makes cooking an easy task is the cherry on top.

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222.44 km (138.3 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
59 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is new and it has new clean appliances along with blender keurig coffee pot and toaster
the house was comfortable clean and had all the amenities needed
the kitchen was very well equipped which isn't always common in a rental property
Cleanliness:
very clean and updated
very clean and convenient
the house is super clean and everything you need is there
the home was very clean and organized
home was very clean well stocked with what you need access to lake was awesome
Host:
the owners were incredibly helpful and went beyond just renting to us
the owner was great to work with without being intrusive
stayed in good communication with owners as stay at homeorders developed
dan was a very professional host and went above and beyond expectations to ensure we enjoyed our stay
Location:
great location everything was close by and the house was great
location wise for snowmobiling is great
the location was ideal to go in many different directions
fishing was good right in front of the house and there was a restaurant within walking distance
it was a wonderful place to relax after our days excursions
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11. Cabin in Sugar Island with scenic views (from USD 100)

Located on Sugar Island at the confluence of St. Mary’s River and Lake Huron, this charming two-bedroom cabin rental in the Upper Peninsula is the perfect base for fishing. Pick a spot of your liking on the shoreline and try your hand at catching salmon, surgeons, northern pikes, perches, and walleyes all day long before laying out your catch on the fish cleaning area. In the evening, gather around the bonfire pit for grilling s'mores and your day’s catch. On the inside, the lovely house has plush beds that promise a good night’s sleep after long days of angling. Since there’s a well-equipped kitchen, you don’t have to worry about preparing meals either. Wrapping up the features of this cabin is the TV in the cosy living room that’s perfect for indoor entertainment.

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193.92 km (120.5 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
62 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has everything you need open kitchen and living room area is very cozy with nice view
Cleanliness:
place was clean warm and comfy
Host:
the owners were very nice
jan and harold were great hosts
thanks jan for being a wonderful host
was a great place an very accommodating
Location:
enjoyed short stay at the property in very unique location overlooking the river
we enjoyed our time and found the location charming and practical (for sugar island life)
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12. Peaceful three-bedroom home in Naubinway (from USD 300)

If solitude is what you’re looking for on your fishing vacation, then this three-bedroom home in the peaceful environs of Strouble Lake is perfect for you. It offers excellent round-the-year fishing opportunities right out your front door. After a day of angling, grill your dinner at the fire pit. On the inside, the house has three spacious bedrooms that can easily sleep up to nine people. Aside from two bathrooms, the home also has Wi-Fi and a beautiful porch to enjoy scenic views with wine. The best part is that the vacation rental even has three kayaks and a rowboat that you can take out to explore the lake.

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116.28 km (72.3 mi) from Pictured Rocks Cruises, LLC.
79 reviews   Wifi Available
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved that box fans were provided
Cleanliness:
house was amazingly clean
the home is clean comfortable and roomy
the place was squeaky clean & very well maintained
Host:
the owners were very helpful and quick to respond to any issues or questions
it is just as described by the owner who is so helpful
the neighbors are friendly even and it is a quiet place
follow the directions the owner sends you in welcome letter and not google maps
Location:
the location was perfect for the day trips we took to mackinaw island pictured rocks & tahquamenon falls
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Have a successful outing in Upper Peninsula of Michigan

With three of the five North American Great Lakes bordering it, as well as the presence of innumerable streams and rivers, it’s no surprise that the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is so popular with fishing enthusiasts. Make your fishing vacation all the better by staying at these waterside accommodations so that you can fish any time you want. Select one of the best fishing lodges or a luxury cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for a successful expedition. Alternatively, you can opt to stay in a cozy cabin rental in and near St. Ignace, surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Frequently asked questions about fishing lodges in Upper Peninsula of Michigan


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Malavika, a freelance writer and coffee enthusiast, is well-versed in Kopfkino. Her interests include engaging discussions on New Zealand, the domino theory, dystopian fiction, and Harry Potter.

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