Doc's Place is gorgeous! It was perfect for a larger group. We had gathered in Munising to ice climb and loved having a cozy warm house to come back to. It was wonderful all being able to sit at the large table to eat and play games together. There was so much space in the house that everyone was able to relax in the evening. All the beds were high end with great bedding. We loved the kitchen as we cooked for the group... could use a few more pans with no stick for eggs. Hot water was a must for the cold days on the ice...never ran out! I would highly recommend Doc's Place and going in the winter! Loved being in town in case you needed something.
Mark MacAllister (Pittsford, NC)
Oct 07, 2017
I stayed at Twin Lakes Lodge for seven nights in early October 2017. It's a great spot and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again or to recommend it to a friend. Here are some things to note: * I was there by myself so I had plenty of room. In fact, I did not use the loft at all, and I used the main bedroom only to store my duffel bag and other gear; there's ample seating in the common room and at the big dining room table. If the weather is right, there's also a lot of room outdoors for hanging out. It would as well be a great place for a family because of the loft; my kids are in college now but I know they would have enjoyed having the loft to themselves. There's also a selection of board games, a videogame console and, of course, a nice little lake walking distance from the cabin. In short, it's a pretty kid-friendly setup. * I really appreciated the fact that all of the devices in the cabin worked: the kitchen appliances, the Internet service and the TV were without problems. The TV had what I consider to be the requisite channels: ESPN, hockey and the other sports stuff. It also had a lot of other programming so I'm sure everyone could find something worth watching. * It was unusually warm that week so I only used the baseboard heat in the bathroom and a little bit in the common room--but, when I did switch it on, it quickly warmed the room up and made it very comfortable. * The common room furniture and the one bed I used were comfortable and of good quality. I have rented other cabins where I almost needed to go to a chiropractor afterward because of a poor quality bed. In this case, though, the mattress was in very good shape and there were plenty of blankets and pillows. * The cabin is definitely private and off the beaten path but, all in all, is very convenient to Munising, which is a fair-sized town. You'll find a couple of decent grocery stores, some fast food, plenty of options for gas, a US Forest Service Visitor Center (very helpful staff there) and a pretty good bagel and coffee shop. I did not dine out during my visit--I was hiking during daylight hours and so I ate on the trail for the most part--but there appear to be some interesting restaurant options. I will try those when I return to the area. I was segment hiking on the Pictured Rocks Trail/North Country Trail, and was surprised by how easy it was to get from the cabin to the various trailheads. It was a bit of a drive, to be sure, but very low-key and very scenic. In many ways, I was glad to make that "commute" every day just because the drive itself was so nice and I had a chance to relax right after my hikes. The night skies are incredible. There is next to no light pollution in the area, so there is a very impressive array of stars to be seen. Be sure to bring a night sky map for the area, as well as binocs or a small telescope if you have one. Finally, if you like to ride a bike on gravel roads and two-track trails--that is, far away from paved roads--be sure to bring your bike with you to the cabin. There are a lot of forest roads in the immediate area that look to be good for riding--I may well dedicate a future week to the area simply to do some long rides on those roads. * Check-in and communication in general were easy and efficient. Lisa was very helpful in answering my pre-agreement questions and was able to provide info about the cabin and about the area. I never had the opportunity to meet her, unfortunately, but the entire process was so well-organized that there was really no need to interact other than to stay in touch as my plans and visit progressed. I treat myself to a fall hiking trip "Up North" every year. For the past six years I have stayed in various places in Wisconsin, so this was my first visit to the Upper Peninsula. The cabin and the entire experience was great; I came away with a great first impression of the UP and will look forward to returning to the area in the coming years.
Joan Paquet (Livonia, MI)
Oct 05, 2017
We LOVED Doc's house. Can't say enough about the place. We have stayed at many places, and this was by far the best. It is conveniently located on the main street in Munising. We had 5 adults that stayed in the house and three more adults that came over for dinner. There was so much room on the main floor for everyone. The attention to detail was amazing. For example, a Tide spot remover pen in the laundry basket. We know we will rent the house again. No doubt.
Steve Otting (Canton, MI)
Aug 26, 2017
Doc's Place is wonderful. Our family vacation at the end of the end of August included 7 people and a dog. There is a large kitchen and dining room were we all gathered for meals and playing cards / board games. The table is large enough that it could seat even more. The 4 bedrooms are all good size. Three rooms with queen beds and another room with 2 twins. The beds were all very comfortable. They are all upstairs along with another bathroom. There was plenty of living space as well, spread over two adjacent rooms.
The location is excellent. It is in Munising, within walking distance to some restaurants and a grocery store. The Dairy Queen is across the street. A gas station within walking distance sells beverages and firewood. There is a fire pit, so we enjoyed 2 nights with a camp fire.
There backyard is large enough that we played games, such as kicking around a soccer ball, and bean bag toss. There is another small rental that shares the drive way and the backyard. It was occupied, but the driveway and yard is large enough that that was never a concern.
Everything was clean and the place was well stocked.
We rented pontoon boat so we could see Pictured Rocks without the paying a charter company. It was a great way to do this, and not that expensive. You can rent 1/2 or full days. If you use the standard charter method, the dock is within walking distance. Pontoon rental is nearby, but not within walking distance. There is parking at the pontoon rental.
We highly recommend Doc's Place.
Dennis O'Connell (San Diego, CA)
Aug 23, 2017
When we are traveling, we often try to rent a home to enjoy a more relaxed, spacious stay than always staying in a hotel. This home did not disappoint. It was a nice historic home that had been updated very nicely on the interior. The home had a view of the lake, and was within walking distance of the pier and the downtown. We took one of the ferry rides out to view the Picture Rocks area. Amazing! And we walked to one of the Friday Eve local fish Fry's, too. Doc's Place allowed us to be very flexible with our scheduling and yet relaxing in a home. Lisa was very accommodating and helped make our last minute booking take place. We would highly recommend anyone that they seriously consider this home for their stay in this beautiful lake community. Thank you Lisa. Dennis
Bobbie Green (Flushing, MI)
Jul 15, 2017
Spacious, spotlessly clean and stocked with wonderful amenities- a simply amazing house. We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday with our children and grand children – 10 of us – at Doc's Place. We loved everything about it. Lisa, the manager, was so helpful and accommodating. The layout of the home is perfect for big families with large living spaces and a huge eating area for meals. Bedding is luxurious and there are more than enough towels. The kitchen is a dream-several can work in it at one time. The DQ is right across the street and we walked and biked to the boat cruise and town frequently. There is a partial view of the lake from the upper floor deck so coffee there every morning was delightful. The backyard is private and landscaped and we enjoyed the grill and had a campfire-again plenty of chairs. Great storage for bikes and outdoor toys under the deck. Even though the guest house had occupants, there was still enough separation to provide privacy. Things not to miss in Munising-the boat cruise, Tannery and Memorial Falls, Miner's Rock and Falls, Munising Falls, wear water shoes and go to AuTrain Falls, Au Train River/beach-where it empties into the lake,, Sand Pte Beach, Muldoon's Pasties, Falling Rock Cafe, Tracey's at Roam Inn-superb farm to table food (the Roam Bowl is amazing), the Interpretive Center by the Boat Tour. We also did 2geocachea in the area and my husband and son hiked the 6 mile round trip to Chapel Rock and Falls-take water shoes. Finally, in late July we wore bug spray and had very little problem with mosquitoes and no flies. Hoping to return-there is just something special about this place!!!!
Dawn Grandstrand (Lino Lakes, MN)
Oct 20, 2016
The best find in the area! We have stayed at many VRBO's throughout out travels and this was by far the cleanest, most comfortable one we have stayed at. It was spacious and easy for 8 adults to move around and get ready for the day. We also appreciated the written expectations for departure. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with travelers who enjoy not having to stay at a hotel.
Dawn (Lino Lakes, MN)
Oct 20, 2016
The best find in the area! We have stayed at many vacationhomes throughout our travels and this was by far the cleanest, most comfortable one we have stayed at. It was spacious and easy for 8 adults to move around and get ready for the day. We also appreciated the written expectations for departure. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home with travelers who enjoy not having to stay at a hotel.
Tatiana G Lerman (SP)
Oct 09, 2016
We came from a long way from Brazil to visit this beautiful city and stayed in this wonderful house. Were unforgettable vacations!
Zac (Ann Arbor, MI)
Jul 23, 2016
Perfect choice! ***** We had a wonderful stay at Doc's house. Everything went smoothly. We were 3 couples, in our early 60's enjoying a few days in the UP. The house was spacious, clean, lovely decorating an there were books, puzzles, games and movies stocked. Walking distance to tour boats, shopping, restaurants and the Dairy Queen. e would recommend Doc's Place!
Date of arrival: July 23, 2016
Becky Vida (Mt. Morris , MI)
Jul 20, 2016
My family and I absolutely love this house it had plenty of room for our family of 6, very convenient location to all of the things we wanted to do, we would definitely stay here again
Becky (Mt. Morris, MI)
Jul 20, 2016
Loved our stay â˜… â˜… â˜… â˜… â˜… This house is a perfect location to all of downtown easy to walk to place's, very spacious and clean the only downfall is the 5pm check in is kind of late.
Date of arrival: July 20, 2016
Response to guest: An earlier check in time can be arranged in advance if requested and available.
Shivin Saxena (Indianapolis, IN)
Dec 24, 2015
This house was awesome! It's huge and since, there were just four of us, we had this giant home just to ourselves. Everything was clean and elegantly organized prior to our arrival and there's no lack of resources, be it in the kitchen or the living room entertainment. Lisa has been an amazing host throughout and this is a wonderful retreat for anyone looking for a brief getaway from the busy city life. Munising is a small town but the proximity to Lake Superior and the Pictured Rock lakeshore makes for a great vacation. We would definitely love to be back.
Shirley (Monroe, Mi)
Aug 08, 2015
Highly recommend Hiawathashideaway. We stayed at Doc's Place and it was beautiful. Our family enjoyed the spacious rooms. Lisa is wonderful to work with. She answers all your concerns and questions. We definitely would stay at one if their homes.
Mary (Livonia, MI)
Jul 22, 2015
Doc's Place is a very well-maintained home on the main street in Munising. There is a view of Lake Superior from the house and its backyard. You do share the rather large backyard with the guest cottage. There is a patio with two tables and an upper wooden deck that are just for the use of those staying at Doc’s Place. I thought being on the main street might be noisy, but it was not noisy at all. There was far less traffic on the road than what I had expected. We were a group of ten people: Six adults and four children. The home is truly spacious and lovely. It was definitely worth having to pack our own porta crib. We debated back and forth between motels or this home. We were so happy we chose the home. The kitchen is well stocked. We did use a lot of disposable products, mainly because we had children and didn’t want to break anything. There is a full sized refrigerator, a dishwasher, a range and a microwave. The laundry room includes a washer and dryer. The bedrooms were all spacious and nicely decorated. There are two bathrooms, which worked out well for the ten of us. At some point an all-season room was added to this home. We made this room into the child’s play room. It was so nice having a place they could call their own and it kept their mess all in one location in the home. The kitchen is huge with a large table that seated our entire group. The living room is also spacious. The air conditioning is unique. You need to keep the bedroom doors open in order to benefit from the cooling system. We rented this home when the temperatures were in the 80s and the home stayed very comfortable. You are walking distance to the Pictured Rocks Cruises, a playground, supermarket, restaurants, shops, ice cream stores, etc. This location was truly perfect for our needs!! We loved being able to walk to so many places. If we are in the area again, we will definitely consider Doc’s Place. Lisa, was always prompt to respond to our questions, even when we had finally arrived at the home. The reservation process went smoothly. I highly recommend this rental as your home away from home when you are in Munising. It was a great stay at a warm and inviting home.
Date of stay: July 22, 2015
Weitian Chen (Windsor, ON)
Jun 27, 2015
We lived in this house for 4 nights. The house itself and the kitchen, the plates, the beddings, towels were so clean that they impressed every member of our team coming from four families. We had experiences like a 5-star hotel
The location is also great to allow us to visit different places easily.
The only probelm was that one window fell off, but the problem got fixed very quickly after we contacted the manager.
Overall, we had a very pleasant stay in the property. We would be happy to recommend it to friends.
Jun 27, 2015
We lived in this house for 4 nights. The house itself and the kitchen, the plates, the beddings, towels were so clean that they impressed every member of our team coming from four families. We had experiences like a 5-star hotel The location is also great to allow us to visit different places easily.
Apr 06, 2014
A wonderful long weekend of snowmobiling! The trails were excellend & locals were very friendly. We were hoping to win at the casino to pay for next years trip - but no luck! Doc's Place was great for our group of 8. See you next year!
Feb 21, 2014
I rented a house in downtown Munising (in lieu of a more rural location) so that it would be easy to find when we arrived late at night. The house is on the main strip, with a snowmobile route just to the north. We snowshoed on Lake Superior a few times directly from the house, just a few blocks away. There were ice fisherman houses and snowmobiles on the windy lake- we would have gone to Grand Island if not for the blinding snowstorm. The house itself is newly renovated with a full kitchen with new appliances, a washer/dryer, two full baths, and 4 separate bedrooms. The house appears to be staged for a sale, with Williams Sonoma dishes on the dining room table and books and pictures carefully placed. Lisa from the management company was great.
The Reenders Family
Oct 03, 2013
What an amazing weekend! We were absolutely grateful for the great place to stay!
The Wyants & The Meekers
Sep 16, 2013
The only thing that could have made this trip only better would have been if it was longer! The house is fabulous!!! We had a great time preparing meals in this awesome kitchen. Fresh fish from a local fish market prepared to perfection by my sister was the highlight of our last dinner here at "Doc's Place". Thank you so much! We will keep this in our memoires forever!
Aug 17, 2013
This home is maintained behond our expectation of a vacation rental. Great amenities for the whole family to make it a wonderful experience & add valuable memoies to our lives. Can't thank you all enough for creating this beautiful space for people to be able to explore the U.P.
Aug 10, 2013
We had a wonderful time here. My mom & sister loved the boat cruise they went on. The views of Pictured Rocks from the lake are outstanding! My family loved all he hiking & Kayaking. There are too many things to do in only one week!
Aug 10, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely home as a base for exploring the U.P. As 1st time visitors we roamed all across the peninsula, from the locks at Sault St Marie to the Keweenaw Peninsula. A wonderful place to visit, friendly people & a great place to stay made this a memorable vacation indeed.
Rogers Family (MI)
Aug 02, 2013
This was the perfect base to use to explore the U.P. We enjoyed exploring the Pictured Rocks, beautiful waterfalls & Grand Island & then returning to a very comfortable home for a week. Had a wonderful time with friends & had everything we needed! Thank you! The Rogers Family
The Jacobson Family
Jul 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! What an incredible last-minute find it has been!
The Clugston Family
Jul 16, 2013
We had the most amazing week with our entire family. Pictured Rocks boat tour was great the 1st day, even though a few of us got sea sick. We had a great hike from Miner's Castle to Miner's Beach & enjoyed a swim in Miners River. We visited family here in Munising several times. Some people we haven't seen in 15 years. We visited most of the waterfally & the firewords were beautiful. The most valueabletthing was thte time with family. Thank you!