Hiawathas Hideaway — GuestBook

Roger Dupuis (Naperville, IL)

Jan 25, 2020

Four of five of us have stayed at Hiawatha's Hideaway every Jan or Feb for one week to snowmobile for several years. We love the place and it feels like home. There is plenty of room, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is spacious and has everything we need. The laundry facilities are very handy after a few days of snowmobiling. The new kitchen appliances and floor are beautiful and really make the place sharp!

terry (Monument, CO)

Nov 15, 2019

Our group of 6 hunters have stayed at this cabin for the past 5-6 years. Having spent decades in tents and trailers, we finally upgraded and now live like Kings in the woods. With amenities like WiFi, washer/dryer, 2-car garage and 2 full baths, our group hunts in style. We have weathered many snow storms over the years and the driveway is always plowed promptly. The house is in great condition and much of the house was refinished with new appliances last year. The best part of this house are the hosts! They are like family, communicate quickly on any issues and they even joined us for dinner last year. You will have no regrets leasing Hiawatha's Hideaway!

Chrissy L (IL)

Oct 12, 2019

We had a wonderful stay at Hiawatha's Hideaway. The cottage was immaculate! We loved the location. It was really quiet and only a short drive to Pictured Rocks. Thank you for having us!!

Fran (green bay, WI)

Sep 28, 2019

This cabin was comfortable,clean,had everything you needed for cooking, fire ring right out the door. Beautiful place and would recommend to everyone, Lisa is friendly and communication is good. thanks for the stay.

Bill McDonnell (Canton, MI)

Sep 05, 2019

5-Star, great place, location fantastic, very clean and we had plenty of room. Would stay there again.

Jenny (Dyersville , IA)

Aug 10, 2019

The Hideaway was perfect! They thought of all the right amenities and perks! Remodel is great! Quiet place in the middle of the Forest, but Close to the General Store and Pete’s Lake! Only 15 min to Munising, Lake Superior and Pictured Rock! Had a great time hiking and riding our UTV on the roads and trails! We found some good mud to play around in as well!

Nathan Schlueter (Hillsdale, MI)

Jul 23, 2019

My family of 10 chose Hiawatha’s Hideaway in part because of its record of perfect 5 star reviews. We had never been to the UP. Having just spent four nights there, we are happy to continue the streak! The property with its rustic interior and lake access is itself a lovely vacation spot, while also providing a close and convenient launching point for the best sites of Pictured Rocks state park. The management were very friendly and easy to work with. We are recommending this spot to all our friends who want the UP experience.

Katy LaRuffa (Hudsonville, MI)

Jul 22, 2019

Our entire family had such a great time staying at this home! We appreciated the space, beds, amenities, great kitchen, showers, fire pit and charm! Great communication from the host. Would absolutely recommend staying here for anyone vacationing to Lake Superior or Pictured Rocks!

Sarah Zeller (Ottoville , OH)

Jul 09, 2019

Loved this cabin!!! It was remote and very quiet. The interior was very updated and clean. Will try and book again when we head north.

Jerry S Dahlen jr (Pelican Rapids, MN)

May 25, 2019

The place was way more then I expected, beautiful place to stay, very reasonable, quiet and relaxing, felt as if we were at home. Loved it will be back for sure. Tom and Lisa made sure there was no issues and left us feeling as we have known them our entire life.

Roger Dupuis (Naperville, IL)

Feb 02, 2019

We have been staying at Hiawatha's Hideaway for several years to snowmobile in the UP. We usually have 4 or 5 guys and there is plenty of room with a couple of sleeper sofas if we find someone else that wants to come along. We have all the food prep things we need there, the beds are comfortable, and the place is always neat and inviting. The garage is very useful to do some minor repairs on the sleds or get packed for the day on the trails. We used the garage this year when the freezing rain hit to keep it off the sleds which helped a lot. The driveway also has plenty of room for snowmobile trailers. We feel like home at Hiawatha's Hideaway and plan to stay there every year. Tom and Lisa are very friendly and helpful.


Nov 18, 2018

The cabin was very roomy and clean. We loved the animals on the wall. Having a nice TV and WIFI in the middle of the Hiawatha forest was a nice surprise. We definitely plan on coming back!

Terry J Holmes (Monument, CO)

Nov 13, 2018

We are a group of six deer hunters and have been staying at this beautiful cottage in the woods for the past 5 years. Lisa and Tom provide full support for every need including snow plowing. 2 full baths, dishwasher and the washer/dryer are a must and the large 2-car garage make this the perfect place for our group. We highly recommend this cottage for your vacation needs in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - summer or winter (just don't plan to use it during the 3rd week of November).

Randi (Mundelein, IL)

Oct 11, 2018

My Husband and I enjoyed our weekend getaway here. It was a Home away from Home. Lisa (owner) was very responsive to questions/concerns e had throughout our stay. The October scenery was beautiful and we enjoyed hiking with our pups. We will be back again...lots more to see and do! Thanks for our wonderful stay.

Daniell Mauer (Ludington, MI)

Sep 12, 2018

Super comfortable and quiet! Nice country decor with plenty of room for our group and everyone was happy with the accommodations. Hiawatha's Hideaway is a spacious and well stocked home with everything that is needed including WIFI and Satellite TV. The attached garage was really nice to have for storing away our buggies when we weren't riding them! The location was perfect for riding in every direction seeing that we rode 872 miles during our stay. It was great and very nice to return to such a nice home to relax after an exciting day of adventures! Communication with Lisa was super easy and quick which was appreciated. I would recommend Hiawatha's Hideaway as a great place to stay and get away from it all! Just a perfect spot tucked away in the Hiawatha National Forest but yet not too far away from it all.

The Lash Family (Burlington, MI)

May 03, 2018

Home away from home ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Hiawatha's Hideaway has been our family's home away from home for many years. It's located in the beautiful Hiawatha National Forest and it's our favorite vacation destination. Hiawatha's Hideaway is the perfect fit for any size family. The layout is ideal for large families and smaller families will enjoy the all the different sleeping options. The basement level allows plenty of room for the kids with a pull-out in the "living room" and a large bedroom with two roomy beds. The adults can enjoy the quiet of the main level with two additional bedrooms and another living room. Due to the space, often, we bring up additional family members to the U.P. with us. Whether it is one set of grandparents or two, cousins or friends, we've always had plenty of room. If you are looking for a comfortable, homey, clean, and well-stocked place to stay during your visit to the stunning Pictured Rocks area, please consider Hiawatha's Hideaway as your vacation rental. It may just turn into your own home away from home. Date of arrival May 3, 2018

Roger Dupuis (Naperville, IL)

Feb 07, 2018

Great homey cabin in the UP (5 stars from TripAdvisor/Flipkey review) Left on Feb 27, 2018 for a stay in Feb 2018 This cabin is located in the Hiawatha National Forest near Munising, MI in the UP and is a great place for snowmobiling. A group of 3 or 4 of us have stayed there annually for a week for the last 3 years and we love it. The cabin is close to the trails, but stuck back in the woods where we like it. The cabin has 2 bathrooms unlike the common "one bathroom cabins". The beds are comfortable, and the basement beds have bed heaters, which I really like. All kitchen appliances needed are there, the garage is a nice place to "wrench" on the sleds, and the cabin has nice furniture and decor.

William Knoten (Sussex, WI)

Jan 11, 2018

Thank you for allowing us to stay at the cottage we all had a wonderful time, the cottage is spectacular plus its location is perfect, we will be back! Bill Knoten

Debra Carter (Tuscola, IL)

Oct 07, 2017

Good afternoon, We had a great time and if we come back up there we will sure look into renting one of your vacation homes again! Thanks!

Ashley Kerby (Saginaw, MI)

Sep 26, 2017

We had another amazing stay at Hiawatha's Hideaway cabin! We were there a year ago and it felt like we never left. The cabin is so cozy and has everything you need available. It is nice and secluded and I love sitting on the deck and listening to nature. The process of renting has gone so smooth each time. The communication is exceptional. The cabin is in a great location and only a few miles away from the town of Munising. By far my favorite place to stay I can't wait to come back!!!

Jeff Lind (Sussex, WI)

Sep 23, 2017

We enjoyed the stay very much. This was the 2nd time we have stayed at this cabin. It was just as great as the first time. We will be staying again in the future. Thank you Jeff

Sherry Waite (Brighton, MI)

Sep 13, 2017

I really enjoyed my stay. Have recommended your service to all my traveling friends. Hope to travel your way next year.

Himanshu Kumbhare (Royal Oak, MI)

Aug 31, 2017

Looking forward to have more business with you in future. We really like the property and hope in future we can next year as well.

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

Anderson Family (Taylor, MI)

Aug 18, 2017

We had a wonderful week stay at the Sunset Beach House. The home is decorated beautifully and the beach is just steps outside the door. It's a private setting, very peaceful, and you can fall asleep listening to the waves. There's plenty of room, we had 5 adults and 2 dogs and were not crowded in the least. In a good location to visit many of the attractions in the area. We highly recommend this beautiful beach house!

Katie Perna (Harper Woods, MI)

Aug 04, 2017

Everything about our stay was positive! It was a beautiful cabin with all the amenities included. It was so clean, spacious, our 8 adults and 2 dogs had plenty of room. It was a great location to all of our site seeing activities. We enjoyed grilling, fishing, and a bonfire. Lisa was very efficient and friendly and made our planning and details so easy. We recommend this cabin to everyone.


Jul 15, 2017

Beautiful property. Quiet and close to all the local hotspots. The garage was perfect for keeping our mountain bikes and kayaks while not in use. We will stay again.

Sarah Bealko (Davison, Mi)

Jun 17, 2017

Our stay at the Hiawatha Hideaway was superior. The home was so very clean and well stocked with all amenities as stated. The bonus features was having a washer & dryer so we did not need to bring extra clothing and towels, a garage to keep our vehicle out of the elements and the internet service was so very important for our sons medical device and it worked Perfectly. I also wanted to mention how nice the bonfire pit with stocked wood was and the nice charcoal grill. The home is very spacious and exceeded all of our expectations. We also loved the location. Pete's Lake was so Beautiful. We did not want to leave. We are Very satisfied with our experience. We will definitely be back again. Many Thanks! The Bealko Family!

Laura Crump (Byron Center, MI)

May 19, 2017

We really love the location. It's closeness to Munising and trails and being out in nature. We love the convenience and space in the home. My granddaughters really loved the family Room and the toys that they could play with during the rainy days. It smelled clean and was immaculate and had everything we needed to have a great long weekend there.

NANCY (Grand Rapids, MI)

May 16, 2017

Doc's Place will definitely be our place to stay when traveling to Munising. Nothing but the best is how I would describe the inside. The view is wonderful and you're close to everything.

Anne Robillard Beaufeaux (Cambridge, MN)

May 15, 2017

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Hiawatha's Hideaway during our 1st visit to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The surroundings were very pleasant and quiet, sitting peacefully among the pines in Hiawatha Ntl Forest. The house was very roomy and very clean. We enjoy cooking and we were very impressed with the well stocked kitchen which included everything we needed to make our meals during our stay. The home was near to all the activities we planned. We would definitely stay here in future.

Kristin Hinze (Oakfield , WI)

Feb 11, 2017

We truly enjoyed our accommodations at Hiawatha's Hideaway near Munising for our annual Couples Snowmobile retreat week. It was clean and well maintained. It has plenty of area to accommodate trucks and trailers plus the garage was nice to park our sleds in at the end of the day. Will definitely consider staying again in the future!

Lesa (Milwaukee, WI)

Feb 11, 2017

We have benefited from the services of Hiawatha's Hideaway's Vacation Homes for many many years. They never disappoint! The communication is always timely and professional. The homes we have had the pleasure of staying in are always well stocked with the basics, they are neat and clean--we love them. I highly recommend working with Hiawatha's Hideaway Vacation Homes and staying at any of their properties. PURE EXCELLENCE!

Erica Boon (Lowell, MI)

Oct 10, 2016

What a beautiful piece of property! The house is great with lots of room and pretty much anything you need. My hubby and I canoed around the lake, enjoying the scenery and wildlife and had evening fires down by the lake. What was the icing on the cake was SILENCE! No cars zooming by every few seconds, just quiet.....We needed that. Would definitely stay here again!

Tracy Tackwell (Allen Park, mi)

Aug 25, 2016

We were a group of 6 and the cottage accommodated us well sleeping wise. Would have liked another couch or love seat. We all had a wonderful time and are already planning our next visit!

Dawn (Oxford, MI)

Aug 11, 2016

We spent a week at The Waters Edge cottage. Beautiful location with great access to the water. Sunsets every night. Can Kayak or swim right from the your yard. Very peaceful and quiet location yet close to town to get supplies if you need. The cottage was very clean and the people from Hiawatha's were very easy to communicate with and had timely responses. There are multiple outdoors activities very close to cottage making it nice to be able to not have to drive far to find things to do or if you just want to sit outside and enjoy the view you can do that too. Would highly recommend Hiawatha's vacation homes and would definitely return to this area again.

Kimberly Wolf (FELTON, PA)

Aug 06, 2016

Maple Ridge Cottage is a lovely, well-equipped cottage. It's location is perfect....Quiet and peaceful. But, close to gorgeous hiking trails and lakes and to Munising. Maple Ridge is exceptionally clean and well maintained. We loved our evening BBQ's and camp fires and enjoyed many a long evening on the beautiful deck. Maple Ridge has everything you need for a perfect family vacation. It is AWESOME!!

Sara (Fort Atkinson, WI)

Jul 24, 2016

What a beautiful area, close to a lot of the attractions we wanted to take in during our stay. The cottage was clean and fully equipped, they thought of everything!! It was perfect for the three of us. Also very happy they accepted our dog!! Highly recommend the Cottage.

Sara (Fort Atkinson, WI)

Jul 24, 2016

What a beautiful area, close to a lot of the attractions we wanted to take in during our stay. The cottage was clean and fully equipped, they thought of everything!! It was perfect for the three of us. Also very happy they accepted our dog!! Highly recommend the Cottage.

Holli Fort (Plymouth, IN)

Jul 16, 2016

We had a wonderful time in this cabin in the woods! The cabin was very well kept, and had everything we needed. We especially liked having the lake so close, and being able to use the pedal boat and raft. Thanks for a great vacation!

Christine Eberts (Saline, MI)

Jul 16, 2016

We have worked with Lisa for many years and continue to do so. Lisa and her staff as well as the cottage are just wonderful.

Michelle (Oostburg, WI)

Feb 24, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the Cranberry Lake Lodge so much! The house was absolutely amazing from the location to the dcor to the fireplace to the extremely stocked kitchen! I would recommend this house to anyone simply perfect! I am more than excited for our summer trip to the lodge next store :) Lisa is awesome too!

Dan Bellenbaum (Madison, WI)

Feb 18, 2016

10 of us stayed at Doc's place in the winter and had a fantastic time. Beautiful home that looked like we might have even been some of the first people to stay there since it was updated. Plenty of space, towels, blankets, and amenities. Had absolutely no problems with the entire experience. Everyone said that they loved the house and would definitely love to come back in the summer.

Tim (Houston, TX)

Jan 18, 2016

I had a wonderful stay here with family and friends over a long weekend. The weather was perfect, lots of snow and cold. All the amenities and warmth of the home made for a cozy, relaxing and fun retreat UP north.

Ron Dechert (Ann Arbor, MI)

Oct 07, 2015

We made an early fall trip to Munising this year. I was fortunate to discover Doc's Place when I was searching for a house to rent for our visit. Doc's Place is large, spacious and well equipped. It felt like "home" to all of us. Everything was clean and the communication with Lisa prior to our trip made everything so much easier. It is a wonderful house if you are visiting the area.

Jocelyn Hankins (Pinckney, MI)

Sep 19, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home! It was clean and well equipped - we definitely did not want for anything! The home was clean and well furnished. The grounds were just lovely! We were about 12 minutes away from downtown Munising. From our 'base' we were able to visit Marquette, Grand Marais, and Grand Island. We took a pictured rocks sunset cruise, visited Munising Falls, Miners castle and Chapel Hill. Open Wings is a wonderful little gallery in downtown Munising and don't forget to get your pasties at Muldoons! All around wonderful trip - would highly recommend Hiawatha's Hideaway to anyone! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

miranda (stephenson, mi)

Sep 14, 2015

Very nice cabin. Very clean. Had everything we needed. Loved having the garage to store boat in. Not a far drive to pictured rocks. Would definitely stay again.

Mike Hoffman (Upper Arlington, OH)

Sep 10, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Bay View Vacation Suites #2 and had a great time. The rental was very easy to access and was spotless when we arrived. It was right on Lake Superior, which made for great views and it was extremely close to Pictured Rocks State Park. The rental felt very new and was well equipped with kitchen supplies and paper goods (paper towels, TP, and tissues). The bed was very comfortable and the linens and towels were very clean. Everything was great and we would highly recommend this rental!

Cindi Martineau (Lansing, MI)

Aug 01, 2015

We were fortunate to spend two months at Tannery Landing. We also rented Tannery Landing for three full months in 2009. Since our oldest child was going off to college, we thought it would be fun to be there again before he started school at Northern Michigan University. This house is located close to many sites in Munising, from Munising Falls, to Sand Point Beach, to the twin falls. It's also convenient to all of the Pictured Rocks area. This is my favorite area in all of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You won't find a better deal and if you can get away to the north for a couple of months rather than a week or two, this is the place for you. Comfortable and convenient. We had a great time and hope this won't be the last time we are able to enjoy this home.

Lori (Avon Lake, OH)

Jul 18, 2015

What a lovely little cottage! All facets of the cottage were in tip top shape. Could not have rented a better cottage!

Robin (Newport Beach , CA)

Jun 26, 2015

This is the 5th house we have rented from Lisa and as usual, it was great! We spent 4th of July week there and had six adults and two toddlers...there was something for everyone! The views were stunning, the water was warm and clear and the paddleboat was a ball. We even played ladder ball in the front yard. Smores around the firepit were yummy! We will definitely rent this home again! Thank you Lisa for everything!!

Victoria Sutherland (Traverse City, MI)

Jun 18, 2015

Thanks again for accommodating us and our dog short notice. It was an excellent respite from our "urban " life in Traverse City. The apartment was perfect for the three of us, and we truly enjoyed coffee each morning overlooking the lake as well as easy access for our kayak and central point for day hikes in the gorgeous woods around you. Hope to be back soon~

Diane Bair (Traverse City, Mi)

Oct 05, 2014

We found the Evergreen Cottage just the right size for two couples (and one dog) and well equiped. The location is good for waterfalls and the Pictured Rocks. Our only suggestion would be for better reading lighting. We are all avid readers and couldn't find a good spot for anyone to read comfortably except for the dining table.

Cathy and john abbott (cleveland, oh)

Sep 27, 2014

What a welcoming, warm, clean, cozy cabin! We had everything we needed there and more. The bed was so comfortable and the lake was gorgeous. We were so happy to have been able to stay at your cabin and will recommend it to our friends. Thanks again for everything!

Jim Paille (Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mi)

Sep 19, 2014

This is our 3rd stay at Cranberry Lake - this place is #1. Perfect is not saying enough for this location. The home is fantastic - upscale - every amenity you would expect - and in the woods - if you are coming to the UP - YOU MUST book with Hiawatha Hideaways !! Management will do anything necessary to make your stay the lifelong dream you expect!

Maggie Nitz (Sawyer, MI)

Sep 17, 2014

My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary this year by renting a house in the UP. We picked Munising as the town to visit for Pictured Rocks. We initially reserved the cottage on Lake Superior, but that reservation was cancelled and changed to Hiawatha's Hideaway. We were VERY pleased with the house and its coziness; it reminded us a lot of being in our little house at home. We were very comfortable with having our 10 month old son, Jonah, and our dog, Lucy, along. Words can't explain how much better it was than a hotel! We would love to stay at this house again or check out your other rentals. Overall a great experience! Thank you.

Steve (Lexington, KY)

Sep 13, 2014

We had a great time at the Maple Ridge. It was well hidden, and extremely quiet. The night sky was beautiful where you can see almost every single star. We basically didn't have any reliable cell phone signal in the area (Verizon). This is perfect, since we wanted to have a nice get-a-way. We did have wireless internet in the cabin for as needed communication. We arrived on Saturday, and on our arrival, we discovered a nice little gift from Lisa! The cabin was perfect for our needs. Heating and cooling worked well. Showers had good hot water. The beds were comfortable. All the little amenities were there. Satellite TV didn't work the first day that we were there, and Lisa was very responsive. Although I think it was probably the highly hyped solar flares that caused the disruption, since we had no problems the other days we were there. We had a great time at the cabin, and would definitely choose it again!

Steven (Chicago, IL)

Aug 27, 2014

Nice cottage with comfortable accommodations. Communication was thorough and clear. Cottage was clean, warm, and homey. Nice location. Nice neighbors. Nice retreat.

Nancy Ford (Sturgis, MI)

Aug 24, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Eagles Nest very much! It was cute and clean, had everything we needed. We grilled out back on the second night, and much to our surprise, an eagle flew over us into the trees! It was the first one we had ever seen in the wild! It made the day! We will recommend The Eagle's Nest Cottage to friends and family!

Deirdre Toeller-Novak (Holland, MI)

Aug 23, 2014

A perfect get-away cottage for a couple or perhaps with one or two children. Beautifully appointed and decorated, super clean and well-equipped, comfortable. 'An oasis in the center of Munising - just a block from the boat dock and the bookstore (ice cream and great food) . . .also near trails and waterfalls.

Adam (Kalamazoo, MI)

Aug 20, 2014

Great little cottage nestled into the town of Munising!! It was nice to look out the kitchen window, which overlooks Lake Superior, and see the sun rising high in the sky. Within a few minutes walk to the docks for the Pictured Rocks cruise!! Did I mention the Dairy Queen that is right across the street? Nothing better than a Blizzard on a warm summer evening!!

Mike Feuerbacher (Manchester, Mi)

Aug 16, 2014

We had 11 people stay in the cabin for a week and had a great time. Petes Lake was great as well as all the other lakes within a mile drive or walk. Cabin was clean and comfortable. There was a little party store (Forest Glen I think) right down the street which was convenient and the people were so nice. I went down there to buy a garden hose spray nozzle which they did not have but the lady went outside took one off their hose and told me to bring it back when I was done. Great People Great Cabin we will be back

Alan Christian (Quincy, MA)

Aug 16, 2014

This was our 3rd stay at Vista Grand Lodge and as usual it was a comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable stay. The booking was easy, the accommodations were perfect, and we left recharged (but wanted to stay on vacation!)!

Craig (Cedar Springs, MI)

Aug 13, 2014

We had a great stay! The accommodations were spectacular. We will definitely be back.

Fran Monfils (Green Bay, wi)

Aug 11, 2014

We stayed at Maple Ridge and had an awesome time. It was nice being close to Pete's Lake for swimming. Bruno's trail was awesome for walking and biking. The cabin was cozy and huge enough for our big group. What a beautiful place, we look forward to coming back next summer.

Dirk (Oak Park, MI)

Aug 10, 2014

The cabin was very comfortable and clean and stocked well compared with places we had stayed before. Great location for checking out all the area attractions!

Lisa Clark (New Boston, Mi)

Jul 26, 2014

We loved staying at Hiawatha's Hideaway. The cabin was clean and cozy. We will definitely stay again.

John Damos Jr (Sayner, WI)

Jul 18, 2014

We rented Sunset Beach for a family get together and were quite happy with everything. The entire rental process was well organized and easy to understand. Lisa was very accommodating and was always prompt in getting back to us. The house itself was beautiful, well maintained, and had all the essentials needed for our week's stay. It was very clean an orderly upon our arrival. We will not hesitate to use Hiawatha Homes in the future when we return to the U.P.

Debbie Harvey (Decatur, IN)

Jul 15, 2014

The Moose Lodge on Cranberry Lake is cozy with a beautiful lakeside view. My best memories include watching my husband canoe with our (2) teenagers in the evening. The sunset was breath-taking and reflected off the water. The beds were comfortable and all accessories that I needed to cook were provided. Close access to Picture Rock National Lakeshore provided hiking and kayaking fun. We did not have luck fishing in Cranberry Lake, but Pete's Lake Close by allowed us to catch (15) fish in (3) hours one evening. Northern Pike and Bass were attracted to our bait from the side of the pier. What a great get-away to escape from the buisiness of life and reconnect as a family!

Richard Osborne (Rockwood, MI)

Jul 06, 2014

The stay was great, we wish we could have stayed longer. We will be looking to stay again in the future.

Tim Fyke (Forsyth, IL)

Jun 29, 2014

We really liked the remodeled home! The only issue we had was the A/C was leaking, but the owner came and quickly fixed. The house looks like it is straight out of Pottery Barn and the internet was fast....everything was great, including the location!

Linda (Wausaukee , WI)

Jun 20, 2014

Downtown cottage was perfect! The pictures and description were spot on accurate! Cute and clean! Great selection of reading material. We really enjoyed our stay. We only wish it would have been a longer stay!

Linda (Wausaukee , WI)

Jun 20, 2014

Downtown cottage was perfect! The pictures and description were spot on accurate! Cute and clean! Great selection of reading material. We really enjoyed our stay. We only wish it would have been a longer stay!

Amanda Ladd (Sun Prairie, Wi)

Jun 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the downtown cottage in Munising very much! It was sparkling clean with nice linens and towels and a full kitchen that we enjoyed after grilling. Munising has a lot to offer and is close to several attractions. We will definitely be returning!

Trudi Teurink (Wayland, MI)

Jan 05, 2013

Had a great time at the Hideaway. My son got to have the whole basement to himself and loved the heated mattress pad on the bed. there was plenty of space to park our snowmobile trailer and enough space left for my son's truck and trailer too.There was not much snow while we were there, but the people in the area are very friendly and nice. Thanks again Bob and Trudi Reurink

Jack Kern (Battle Creek, MI)

Oct 31, 2012

My family and I stayed at your house the week of September 8, 2012. The weather was beautiful therefore we got to cook dinner over the bonfire nightly. We toured all of the local waterfalls, picture rock and also had a wonderful triple berry pie from the local store. The accomadations at the house were everything we needed. Thanks again for a wonderful time!

Sue & Jim (Pocono Lake, PA)

Oct 14, 2012

We stayed at your home in July 2012 with our daughters and three grandchildren. We had a great time and did a lot of sightseeing, hiking, swimming, etc. House was lovely and very accomadating. It was very hot during that time and the ceiling fans were a blessing. Managed an evening at the fire pit which we all loved. Rest of the family were hoping to see "Kid Rock" but settled for a boat ride seeing beautiful Pictured Rock and another to see the sunken ships!

Mark Jaeger (Port Washington, WI)

Oct 07, 2012

We loved our autumn week at Hiawatha Hideawy. The cabin had all the comforts of home and then some. Everything was neat and clean on our arival, just waiting for our week of relaxing. The kitchen was well equipped, and there was a generois supply of towels, blankets, etc. Nothing was lacking. The nearby hiking trails and wilderness lakes were fantastic. We also spent plenty of time at Pictured Rocks and Seney Wildlife Preserve. We are anxious for our return to the UP.

Paula (Coleridge, NE)

Jun 25, 2012

Lisa Thank you so much again , we had a wonderful time seen lots of sights and enjoyed the cabin so much . i would recomend it to anyone . VERY clean ... THANK YOU !!!!

Ed & Carla Rutter (New Athens, OH)

Feb 02, 2010

This was our third year staying at the Hideaway and as usual it did not disappoint! Always clean and I love being able to do my laundry before I leave to come home! The downstairs bedroom and bath is perfect for us and our boys while mom and our nephew Justin and his wife Brandi stayed upstairs couldn't have worked out any better. Thanks again for a wonderful

Merlin (Durand, MI)

Jan 18, 2010

Me and some fellas from Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin stayed at the Hideaway for the snowmobile weekend. The trails were nice and so was the hideaway. Perhaps the squeaky floor can be improved (for those who sleep in the basement). Other than that, it was nice, very clean, well kept.

Anonymous (Fostoria, OH)

Aug 09, 2009

We were finally able to make it back north for our family vacation and Hiawatha's Hideaway was a great place to stay at. It was clean and cozy, and a wonderful place to relax after a day of hiking. Our two children loved the the lower level - it was their retreat away from mom and dad at the end of the day. Thanks for sharing your cottage!

Holly (Lake Villa, IL)

Mar 31, 2009

Our stay at the Hideaway was great! Very cozy and peaceful. The place was clean and there was plenty of room for the 6 of us. Hope to return in the

Helene (Navarre, OH)

Jan 29, 2009

This was our first time to stay at the Hideway, we found it very clean and a good place to stay when snowmobiling. We had no problems getting to trail #7 or 41. We have been going snowmobiling to the UP for 7 yrs and have really enjoyed our stay at the Hideway and intend to return next year.

The VanDaele's (Maybee, MI)

Oct 21, 2008

This was out third time renting the Hideaway. As usual it was clean and well taken care with comfortable beds. We hope to rent it again next year.

Mike and Tina

Aug 10, 2007

What a pleasant surprise this house was, clean, comfortable, cozy. Our kids and dogs felt right at home. Nice surroundings and great location. Hope to go back soon!

Dennis & Vicki Wiles (Grand Blanc, MI)

Oct 22, 2006

Tom and Lisa:We had a great time, and we think you very much for the candy,the ambience in the home was great. We will certainly return again. We regret that we did not get to meet you Tom and Lisa, but we know that you are very special people by the way you provide for your guest.

Kim (Redford, MI)

Oct 03, 2006

Sept. 2006 - Hiawatha's Hideaway is a fantastic place to stay, I'd highly recommend it to anyone! The cabin is huge, and extremely clean, very well taken care of. The basement bath is like a spa in the woods! Also, Lisa and Tom have thought of everything you'll need - just bring food, clothes, and your camera! There's even a dishwasher, 'cause who wants to wash dishes when you're on vacation! Plus there's a store within walking You won't believe how dark it is at night - the sky looks like velvet it's so full of stars. And it's so quiet we slept like babies! We enjoyed the firepit out back, and the huge backyard, with tons of trees just starting to turn colors - spectacular! The big deer that strolled across the yard one evening was beautiful! There are plenty of things to do close by - tons of waterfalls, pictured rocks boat cruises, glass bottom boat shipwreck tours, and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge (we saw swans, bald eagles and loons there!). We highly recommend all of the above! Not to mention the hiking, we simply crossed the road and hiked the McKeever ski trails every day, they're really nice, very wide, and quiet (no vehicles allowed), with plenty of views of lakes, huge trees, tons of birds, and photo ops everywhere you turn! Check out Mocassin Lake also, the sunset will be amazing, and the boardwalk area near the intersection of 13 and 28. Oh, and don't forget to get some pasties from Muldoon's in Munising! Delicious! Obviously, I can't say enough about this place, and the area! We will definitely go back, and recommend that you check this place out for yourselves! -Kim, Redford, MI

Joe, Alice & Annette (Rochester Hills, MI)

Sep 11, 2006

From the Hideaway Guestbook - Hiawatha's Hideaway is like a second home. What a comfortable place surrounded by such natural beauty! Lisa and Tom sure know how to take care of their guests by providing a clean, wholesome environment. Went to Moccasin Lake one evening and heard the cry of the loon which was repeated by it's echo. Disturbed what I believe to be an eagle in the treetop. The sound of the wings on take-off will never be forgotten. Bruno's Trail is a real delight (Don't try it in one day!). Pictured Rocks is a photographer's dream come true. So are the Falls. As Arnie would say, "I'll be back".

The Shaw's

Jul 29, 2006

From the Hideaway Guestbook - We had a great week - so much to do - never enough time! We visited many of the areas waterfalls, awesome beauty! The shipwreck tour was very cool also. We re-visited Big Spring and Fayette - family favorites. The two oldest boys Josh and JD went kayaking on Indian River and Pete's Lake. They also enjoyed hiking Bruno's Run. Everyone enjoyed swimming in Pete's Lake, Lake Superior and Lake Michigan - building sand castles was a must! Our dogs always looked forward to their walks on the McKeever Ski Trails and a swim in Pete's Lake. We also had the unfortunate priviledge of visiting Munising Hospital Thursday night after a mishap with the axe when splitting wood for that nights' fire. Dr. Lorance gave Greg ten stitches on his left hand - we saw at least five deer on Hwy13 as we drove back after midnight. We enjoyed the quiet, the starry night skies, the beautiful pines out back and nature all around - it's a very nice place to stay! Thanks much for the cookies too!

The Mierow's

Apr 15, 2006

From the Hideaway Guestbook - We had a great time! The cabin was VERY clean, quiet and roomy! The basement was great - the bathroom being the highlight! The house was great for us having a 2-1/2 year old and 9 month old. It was close to everything we wanted to see. The beaches here are awesome - what a treat for my two little sand monkeys! The waterfalls were great day trips - there were so many beaches to reward us at the end of our hikes. We loved our time here - thanks for the wonderful accomodations!

Mike Teunis (Hudsonville, MI)

Nov 19, 2005

Been staying here for a few years during the opening week of firearm deer season. Great place. The new bedroom and bathroom downstairs is awesome. Great place to stay and would recommend to anyone!!! Great cookies too!!!

The Jensen's

Aug 13, 2005

From the Hideaway Guestbook - Thanks to Lisa and Tom - Our stay at Hiawatha's Hideaway has been just wonderful! While our "last home" before the "Rest Home" was being built, we've enjoyed the Schramm's lovely home and hospitality. We loved exploring this beautiful area - Manistique, Grand Marais, all the falls (especially Tqhquamenon!) and, of course, Munising & Pictured Rocks. The walking trails nearby were just beautiful throughout the last of summer and Autumn - which was incredible (and I have the photo's to prove it!) Being recently retired and having made the decision to settle in the U.P., we really feel we're in Gods' Country! Thanks for Everything! P.S. Thanks for the goodie basket and puppy treats!!!

The Everly's

Aug 06, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - We had a great time. We went and saw all that we could. Caught some fish in Moccasin Lake. Went swimming in Pete's Lake. we took the airplane trip over Lake Superior. That was really something! Wish we could stay longer. P.S. Thank you for the brownies!

The Scroggins

Aug 06, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - What a great place to stay! So much to do. We went swimming in Pete's Lake...beautiful beach. Love the bedrooms and bath downstairs. They are beautiful! The beds are VERY comfy. We had pretty good weather. Only 2 rainy days. Made several fires, made lots of yummy s'mores, hardly any bugs. Took the Pictured Rocks Tour...FANTASTIC! Main Street Pizza - Excellent. Kids had lots of fun frog hunting. Had lots of fun - Thanks again!

The Langer's

Jul 30, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Had a lovely time in spite of the weather! Went to Houghton/Calumet for a day and took the Pictured Rocks Cruise also. Other than that, we loafed and enjoyed the surroundings. Lovely place!

Marty & angel

Jul 23, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - This was our 1st experience renting a cottage. It far exceeded our expectations! This place was very comfortable and VERY clean! Loved the new rooms in the basement. We had a great time seeing the area sights. Pete's Lake was great, took the kids swimming and tubing. Taq. Falls was our favorite outing!

Walt & Marna (Mt. Pleasant, MI)

Jul 16, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Had a wonderful week - but it went too fast. Only negative thing was swimmer's itch from Indian Lake - beautiful day swimming in the shallow water, but oh my!

The Nelson's

Jul 16, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - We had a beautiful time - Thank you for your house here. The location was great for site-seeing and visiting with the whole family. It doesn't happen that much so, it is extra special to be able to stay together in a beautiful area. Weather was great for the second half of the week and a little hot to start the week. Hopefully are will decide to come up again. Your place has my vote!!!

Isaac, Calvin, Adelina

Jul 14, 2005

Thank you for the candy! I'm 10 - my family is Mom, Dad, Elise, Isaac, Calvin and Adelina. Thank you for everything! Stay HOT!

The Neyer Bunch

Jul 09, 2005

From the Hideaway Guestbook - Thank you so much, the Hideaway is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the candy jar - thank you! We played at Miners Beach/Falls, Sandpoint, Au Sable Lighthouse and Beach and Big spring and Little Indian Lake. Spending time with family around the campfire was wonderful. The 90 degree weather was HOT! Maybe we will make this a yearly visit!

Nandini Guha (Ypsilanti, MI)

Jul 05, 2005

Spent a week in the Hideaway from 6/25/2005. Wonderful place to relax with kids deep in the woods. Recreation areas , convenience store are all within walking distance The house is wonderfully kept and has all amenities. Definitely recommended for a getaway from city life.

Ken, Shelly, Zach & Casey

Jul 02, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Thank you for the cookies - they were delicious! The house was wonderful - plenty of room for all of us and our gear. We had a great time out on the trails. Thank goodness we had a GPS to find our way back! We had a campfire every night but one and didn't have any trouble from the bugs. Tom, you did a great job on the bedroom and bathroom in the basement! I love the tile and the sinks and cabinets. Well, we're sorry our week is up already and we'd definately like to come back. Thanks for everything!

The Sinhas Family

Jun 25, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - This is a great place to stay and get away from it all! We were a family of three with kids who wanted to have a relaxing time and are glad we chose this place! The house is great - the hospitality beyond our expectations! The kids had a great time camping in the large backyard. We walked the trails, went fishing, swimming...great days were followed by great evenings sitting around the fire pit, roasting marshmallows, barbecuing and listening to the whispering pines...wish there were less bugs!! As far as signtseeing goes, we went on the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore Cruise, Tahquemenon Falls and the Oswald Bear Ranch. Thanks Lisa and Tom - the place is well kept and we will definitely be back!

The Joshins

Jun 25, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Hiawatha's Hideaway was a great place! Lots of nature around. I loved the house, nice mounts too. The house was more than I expected it to be. We went fishing but didn't catch any fish. Hiked, went swimming in Pete's lake and lots more. The mounts are really cool - duck, fish and deer. We had a great time! The bonfire was the best!

Jay, Kris & Haleigh

Apr 03, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - We had a wonderful week! It was so peaceful and quiet. The weather was beautiful - clear and sunny. Only one day of thunderstorms. We wanted to get away from it all and this was the perfect place. Enjoyed our stay - hope to be back again. Thanks for everything!

Jason, Kevin, Rick & Tom

Mar 05, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Traveled roughly 700 miles! The 4 of us are pretty sore. We've been everywhere there is to go from here. The trails were great; the house was awesome and super convenient; close to everything! Tested our luck at the casinos in Christmas and Manistique; some did better than others!! We're already planning our trip for next year, hope to stay here again. After riding about 700+ miles, we were wondering if you had ever thought of installing a hot tub? :)

The Ithica Gang (Ithica, MI)

Feb 23, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Lisa and Tom, Thanks for everything, riding was excellent!

Bill & Betty

Feb 19, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - fast four days. Did get in some good riding. Was neat to see the dog sled racing down the trails . All went well - no problems. Thanks for the treats!

Jill, Tom, Bill, Brian (Bridgeport, MI)

Feb 16, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Sleds all ran good - trails were great, new snowfall every day! Even won at the casino! Jill & Tom ahead at the 3 card poker. Bill & Brian won $500 on slot (I think they broke even). Stopped at Buckhorn, Dog Patch, Bootk Lake, Woodlands, Bear Trap - did we miss any???

The Lee's

Feb 10, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Thanks so much!!! Everything was terrific. Got in Thurs night. Fri am we took boys snowmobiling. Trails were marginal. We found some good trails on Fri afternoon. Then, Sat am took same trails (still good) to Jack Pine to check out Antique Ride. It was fun. Trails so-so in afternoon. We had a great time overall. Boys LOVED the house. They got to pick out their own beds to sleep in - got a big kick out of animals on walls. Thanks for goodies - crayons/coloring books. Boys loved them and the homemade bread!! We'll be back!

Guestbook Comment

Jan 29, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - Accomodations were VERY nice! Would definitely consider returning in future! Trails were usually beat around Munising. Found best trail conditions going West to Gwinn & to the South. Temps were warm 30-40 during the week so the snow slowly diminished, especially on roadsides. Some side roads were starting to show mud! Hope it snows and gets cold soon - too early for Spring!

Indiana Boys (IN)

Jan 23, 2005

From Hideaway Guestbook - We came up from IN to ride for a week. Got here on Sunday, blew up 1st machine on Monday and had to rent one for four days. Got two more and we all had a good time. Blew up another one on Thursday, Man, are we having fun! Went down to Big Springs, real cool, make sure you go at least once! Real nice house and people in this part of MI. Got a real case of monkey butt, rode 800 miles. Garage was nice for snowmobiles! Thanks!

Betty K (Ida, MI)

Jan 07, 2005

Stayed Dec.26,04 til Dec.31,04. Very nice place to relax away from the hussle and bussle of the real world. Close to the snowmobile trails. Had a nice stay, even on the day it rained. Went to the casino and came out ahead. Will be back again to snowmobile and to boat next this summer. Thanks again for the treats.


Dec 27, 2004

We had a great time. So restful here. The house has everything we needed - we especially appreciated the washer/dryer, with 2 kids. This is our first time in this area and it won't be the last - Thank You!

Guestbook Comment (Marion, OH)

Dec 27, 2004

Thank you for everything. The cookies and muffins were great. Your home is great too! We hope to come again. Thanks for the use of the play pen for the baby. We had a good time here. Wish there would've been more snow!

Bill & Betty (Ida, MI)

Dec 26, 2004

Rode close to 150 miles first day. Rode short ride 2nd day - very sore! 3rd day trails were very beat up due to the millions of slide outs. Then the rain came and washed all the snow away. Great place to stay - trails every way. We will be back. Thanks for the treats - loved the bread. Happy New Year!

The Rempala's

Jul 10, 2004

Had a wonderful time exploring lighthouses, reef lights and waterfalls. Pictured Rocks were fun even though it rained. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. I must say, it has much more than any others we have rented! Thank you also for the delicious cake! Rachel, my granddaughter enjoyed exploring the yard, dirt, rocks and beach. Was too cold to let her in the water. I would come again and would send others as it is very beautiful up here. Thanks again!

The Casper's

Mar 03, 2004

The family all together! Had a wonderful time. Came to snowmobile. We got to go a little bit, but temps reached 50 much melting! The bon fire pit was much enjoyed! Thanks for everything!

Tom & Myrth (MI)

Jan 23, 2004

From Hideaway Guestbook - Just up for a quick weekend. On Sat. rode to Ishpeming & back. Trails were wonderful! Lots of recent snow! Beautiful scenery. We used the new "trial" trail through Marquette. The trail had been opened a year ago - then closed due to resident's complaints & now is a trial for this year. It sure is a convenient way through Mqt. However, it does pass by many houses very closely. There are signs at either end - but none say a speed limit for daytime AND there is a speed limit of 25mph in this residential area. This speed limit was in the MI snowmobile Assoc. magazine and in the local press - so, the locals know this and a lot of snowmobilers apparently do not, or just choose to ignore it, and are jeopardizing our chances of having this be the permanent trail through Mqt for years to come. Please be forewarned! Happy Riding!

Pat & Bud (OH)

Jan 20, 2004

Had a great two weeks! Rode over 1000 miles. Snow was great, most times in good shape. We leave in the am, it has snowed all day, makes for a long trip back to Springfield, OH. See you next year!

Ypsilanti Gang

Jan 15, 2004

From Hideaway Guestbook - Just arrived and lots of snow! Very Cold...brrrrrrrrrrrrr. We had a long drive, 8 hrs from Ann Arbor and very happy with the Hideaway. Snow was great - got 10 inches while we were here. Side trails were great, main trails, especilly towards Christmas - not so great. Great place you have here - we will be back!

tom & Myrth (MI)

Dec 26, 2003

1st day - good snow, good ride - then rain. Almost 100 miles over 5 days - 200 miles on last day. Grand Marais to Seney, really thin snow but rode anyway. Went to dinner and then it started snowing. Anytime up North is a good time! Hope to be back soon!

Sarah and Gang

Dec 20, 2003

From Hideaway Guestbook - Snowmobiling is a priority - running a close tie with cocktailing! Snow is awesome! Trails are superb - Great place to stay! Thank you!

Frey Bunch

Nov 17, 2003

Came in the rain, left in the rain. Had a great time - great place to stay - nice area! Thanks!


Nov 14, 2003

Great time had by all once again. Weather was so-so. 1 deer and not many seen. Nice place...keep it going! Taken from the Hideaway Guest Book

Guestbook Comment

Nov 14, 2003

From Hideaway Guestbook - Great time had by all once again! Weather was so-so. One deer and not many seen. Nice place - keep it going! Thanks!

Guestbook Comment (Rochelle, IL)

Sep 02, 2003

This home is just like home, but better because it is in the U.P. very nicely kept. Enjoyed the camp fires & quiet. We had fun kayaking every day on Mckeever, Grassy, Fish, Bar, Red Jack, Scout, Council & Lion Lakes. Went up the Indian River as far as Squaw Pond. Drove the back roads after supper & counted 13 deer in one night. We saw turkeys, fox, pine martin & partridge. Plan to retire up here in 5-1/2 years. Glad we are coming back in 3 weeks for our last trip for the year. Sure is nice to stay here. Thanks!

Guestbook Comment

Mar 17, 2003

First time staying here, won't be our last! Great place, cleaner than most motels in town! Temps were very warm, 50 degrees! Plenty of snow in the woods. Can't wait to come back!

Guestbook Comment

Feb 22, 2003

Thank you for the use of your cabin. It is the nicest place we have stayed in. This year we had more snow and better riding conditions than last year. We hope to be here again next year. Thank you. guest city-state/province: Marion, OH

Homeowner Added

Jul 20, 2002

We love your cabin - so clean, comfy & lots of conveniences. A great home away from home! We think it's the perfect setting & near enough to do a lot of the "tourist" stuff. We made it to kitchi-iti-kipi, Seney, Grand Marais (in the dust since it didn't rain all week!), P.R. Cruise, Taq. Falls, saw bears (at Oswalds), drove to keeweenaw, visited Shipwreck Museum & even had time to relax & have a couple fires! Oh, also checked out Pete's Lake - a great tip from Tom! We hope to come back & we'd definitely recommend it to other friends & family! Thank you so much!

Anonymous (Alma, MI)

Mar 09, 2002

Trails were good - had a great time as always. House is real nice as always - boy was it cold! Rode 400 miles, had good weather...sunny & clear, will be back next year. Thank You!


Dec 30, 1999

The house and scenery are beautiful, it snowed the entire time we were here! We had a great time and have a lot of memories to take back to Fort Wayne with us! Thanks for providing the beautiful facility. We have been your first tenants and we will be back!

Susan C Jacobs (holly, mi)

Feb 14, 0008

We went for a week, what a beautiful house on the lake, couldn't of ask for a greater house, the grounds are gorgeous with raspberry bushes everywhere, well sculpted grounds, and a view to die for. We had the best time, don't hesitate on this house. Thanks for the best week ever.... Susan and Mike

Nick (Schofield, Wi)

Aug 16, 0006

Beautiful cabin,wonderful location,reasonable rates. I will definitely be back!