Wonderful stay at The Downtown Cottage. We had everything we needed to make our first trip to the UP successful! Nicely decorated and very homey. Perfect location close to everything. Thank you so much to Lisa for staying in such close contact the weeks leading up to and including the day of to ensure everything went smooth! We definitely will be back the next time we are in the area!
Our stay at the Downtown Cabin was wonderful. Everything that we needed was at our finger tips and met all our needs. Sleeping accommodations were very comfortable for our party of four. Location was optimal, very convenient to everything that we had on our agenda.
Beautiful Downtown Munising Cottage ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The downtown cottage in Munising is beautiful, comfortable, and well-appointed. The kitchen is wonderful for making homemade meals, the beds are very comfy, and the location is lovely. It's tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean! We have been guests twice, and will definitely visit again. Thanks for having us!
Date of arriva: July 27, 2016
I grew up in Munising so I was very particular about where we stayed. The cottage was perfect in so many ways. The location - across from the Dairy Queen, a block from a great bar/restaurant, two blocks from the main park and Munising Dock, right on the main HWY but not a lot of noise. It also was decorated and perfectly appointment with great amenities and decorations. It was worth every penny which we felt was very reasonable. WE are looking forward to returning and staying there again soon!
This cottage is delightful. Neat and clean, and conveniently located to town and all outdoor activities. I highly recommend it. Perfect for 2 people.
We stayed at Downtown Cottage for our Honeymoon. It was a cozy & perfect place for us to stay! Everything we could possibly need was provided. Thanks for a great place!
The Downtown Cottage is one of the cutest and cleanest homes we have ever rented! Perfect size for my husband, myself and our little dog. Well thought-out details made our stay totally stress-free. Especially enjoyed sitting outside in the garden having coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening. Great view of the lake! Munising is a very small town and it was nice to be able to walk to both the boardwalk and downtown restaurants/shops. This cottage is also a great central location for day trips to the Tahquamenon Falls and Marquette. I would HIGHLY recommend the Downtown Cottage to those who want to visit the UP but arent really into "roughing it." Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!
We stayed a week at the Downtown Cottage to celebrate our second wedding anniversary and we couldn't have been happier with our time there. Everything in the cottage is so comfortable and convenient, it truly felt like a home away from home, complete with anything we would possibly need. The cabin is close enough to downtown to walk to everything you'd need, but feels completely private and has a lovely little yard and a view of Lake Superior. There are tons of attractions, natural and otherwise, within a short distance and this was a fantastic homebase for our hikes on Grand Island and the North Country Trail. We would highly recommend the Downtown Cottage to anyone and we hope to come back for another stay in the future. Thanks to Hiawatha's Hideaway for a wonderful vacation!
For someone who has been unable to take a vacation for 3 years, I could not of found a better place than the Downtown Cottage. It was just the right size for my daughter, me and two doxies! The attention to detail, hominess and comfort were impeccable. We couldn't of asked for a better location as we were able to visit Fayette and Palms Book State Parks and Marquette during our 3 day stay, as well as just enjoying Munising itself. Being pet friendly was a wonderful bonus and our two little Doxies loved relaxing under the breeze from the ceiling fans. I hope to return next summer.
We both had such a great time. The cottage was perfect and had everything that made it feel like we were home. We loved having breakfast and watching the boats coming in and going out in the morning and enjoying the sunset at night over Lake Superior. The cottage was very well furnished. Thank you for the wonderful week we had. Can't wait to come back and stay again in the future!
This charming cottage is just right, like Baby Bear's in Goldilocks! The location is perfect for walking everywhere around town and features an incredible view of Munising Bay and Grand Island. The sunrises and sunsets are in full view right from the kitchen window. The newly renovated cottage features all the modern conveniences of home while retaining some of its old charm like the old plaster door archways.
We truly felt like this was our home away from home. Our stay was July 5, 2014 to July 14, 2014.
What a lovely cottage, we had such a wonderful time. We cooked at the
cottage every day and it has a most compete kitchen. It was a pleasure
to wake up every morning with a view of the bay and a beautiful island.
The selection of DVDs was great as well as the decor. If you are
looking for a cozy place in a peaceful and scenic area this is the
place to go. Thanks for a great time!!!!!
We stayed in the Downtown Cottage from 08/30 - 09/03/2012. What a
lovely, and very well appointed cottage. Spotless, a quick walk
downtown and a lovely view of the lake. And, there's everything you
could possibly need - movies, books, picnic basket, beach towels, and
beach chairs. Thank you for a lovely stay. We will definitely be back.
As the first guests of the Downtown Cottage,
we had a wonderful time! The small, quaint, cozy feeling was just what
We had an exciting time here doing all the local tourist-ie stuff and
did some of ourown adventure seeking!
We got a speeding ticket on our way here just south of the Mackinaw
Bridge! Guess I was too excited to get here!
With our first baby on the way, thank you for giving us a pleasant
vacation as a single couple before we journey down the road to parenthood.
June 25 to 28, 2012 - What a beautiful cottage - very tastefully
decorated. The patio and overlook of the lake makes this place so special.
We appreciated your tourist guide so we could take in the sights - we
did both boat tours. Our 30th anniversary was all we expected.
July 6th, 2012 - This was one of the best places I have stayed. We
loved everything about this beautiful cottage. It's very thoughtfully decorated.
We loved the kitchen and the fact that it had been stocked with
everything one may need to enjoy the stay. We cooked several times, and
also used the brand new Weber grill. Attention to small details like
the tourist guide and even keeping a nice collection of good reads &
movies was icing on the cake. We hope to return to this slice of paradise again.
July 12, 2012 - Our stay here at the Downtown Cottage has been wonderful.
This little cottage is beautiful - my husband, dog and I had a
wonderful time enjoying the views. We enjoyed our hike on Grand Island.
I would like to recommend the Pictured Rocks Cruises (evening cruise)
and Shipwreck Tour. We look forward to returning w/our parents next
fall and staying in another Hiawatha's Hideaway cottage.
Our family had such a good time staying at your Downtown Cottage! We
appreciated all you've done to prepare the cottage. Munising has so
many possibilities to fill our time. Thank you for your
recommendations. Even our two teens had a great time!
We stayed in the Downtown Cottage from August 30 to Sept 3, 2012. What
a lovely, and very well appointed cottage. Spotless, a quick walk
downtown and a lovely view of the lake. And, there is everything you
could possibly need; movies, books, picnic basket, beach towels, and
beach chairs. Thank you for a lovely stay. We will definitely be back.
August 22 to 25 - Wonderful Cottage - great location! Thank you for the
thoughtful touches. This was our 2nd visit to Munising and had a great
time visiting the hidden treasuer - The Memorial Falls. True gems. So
much more to see and explore. Hope to be back soon.
August 4 to 10, 2012 - Downtown Cottage was the perfect spot for our
1st visit to the Upper Peninsula!
Over the last week we hiked Bruno's Run, kayaked from Miner's Beacht o
Chapel Beach (what a way to see Pictured Rocks!), biked Grand Island
and hiked all over the lakeshore. Whew!
This cottage was great - the kitchen lovely and homey, the outdoor
space relaxing...well done! We met people at Lake Superior Brewing who
knew previous occupants of the cottage. Thanks for your recommendations
we will be back to the U.P.!
July 25 to 28, 2012 - Where to start?! We arrived in the early evening
hours and took a walk on the beach, then decided to make dinner an
adventure! We went to Camel Riders restaurant per Lisa's suggestion -
got lost - laughed - had a great time - what a beautiful drive & location!
We took the Pictured Rocks cruise & took our mountain bikes to Grand
Island in the afternoon. We stopped on the beach (Merchandise Beach) &
got engaged!! After coming back we also stopped at Miner's Castle -
which was so cool to get another perspective after viewing it from the cruise.
Hiked Chapel Rock and tried the beer at Lake Superior Brewing Co -
great Whitefish sandwich!
A great trip with a fabulous home base - will be recommending this to
all our friends & family. Downtown Cottage was the perfect spot - we
enjoyed cooking some meals & the breathtaking view of Lake Superior!
will always remember this trip - Michigan holds such a special place in our hearts!
We had a wonderful stay at the Downtown Cottage! It was so thoughtfully
prepared for us and immaculate. The decor was so lovely.
We definitely would rent any property from Tom and Lisa again.
July 22 - 25, 2012 - Even though our stay at the Downtown Cottage was
short, we had a great time and took advantage of many of the local
attractions. We enjoyed the Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise, the Farmer's
Market and local artist's at the marina. Our 2 year old daughter
thoroughly enjoyed the Toonerville Trolly and boat cruise to the Upper
Taquamenon Falls as well as time at Sand Point Beach.
The cottage was quaint and very well appointed. It was perfect for the
three of us.
We hope to be back in the future to stay in another Hiawatha's Hideaway
cottage after our second daughter is home in the fall.
Downtown cottage was a fun place to stay. Walking distance to everything, including the dock for Pictured Rocks cruises. Love the U.P. :)