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Cottage on AuTrain River near Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks Beaches Waterfalls

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully Stocked 2 Bedroom cottage on the River near Lake Superior Beach and Trails

Conveniently located in the heart of the upper peninsula just minutes from Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior, dozens of waterfalls and endless outdoor activities and adventures. AuTrain River Cottages are located in a private association that is quiet and beautiful. There is about a 100 yards of river frontage to enjoy and relax next to. Cottages are pet friendly and range from one bedroom to 4 bedrooms and can accommodate from one to 8 guests. Each Cottage has all amenities included like WiFi, towels, linens, blankets, pillows and cooking supplies. Also included is a gas grill w/propane, and a canoe w/paddles and preservers. Launching of the canoe is on site and shuttle service is available. Additional kayaks are available for rent. A fishing boat w/motor are available to you on site for a discounted rate. Mooring your own boat is a possibility, contact me for details.

The Robins Nest cottage has been completely updated. The interior is all pine and the layout is spacious. The Kitchen is fully stocked like a typical home. There is a full size bed, and a twin bunk bed along with a pull-out couch for a total sleeping arrangement for up to 6. There is a dining area, and living room to accommodate guests. This cottage is perfect for 2-4 people but can accommodate up to 6.

The AuTrain River provides excellent swimming, and canoeing/kayaking as it winds 12 miles through the Hiawatha National Forest. Further down river puts you into Lake Superior and quite possibly the best beach on all of Lake Superior. Up river is the beautiful AuTrain Lake which provides a wonderful place to enjoy water sports, fishing or just a relaxing cruise. Bass, Walleye or Pike are your most commonly fished.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore located in Munising is only 15 minutes away and there are over a dozen waterfalls within a 30 mile radius. The National Lakeshore provides days worth of outdoor activities. If you are into fishing, Trout and Salmon are the most commonly fished in Lake Superior.

I have seen nearly everything in this area and am a great resource during your stay. I will meet with you after you arrive and give you advice about the area and things you can enjoy during your vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Cory Cole
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Cory Cole

Plain and simply, I am a Yooper. I live locally year round and am a wealth of knowledge when it comes to exploring our area. I graduated high school and college here and I am an avid outdoors-man, I camp, hike, bike, kayak, ski, snowshoe, ATV, motorcycle, snowmobile and Jeep nearly the entire U.P. and if you have heard of it, chances are I've been there, or done that. I also know some places 'slightly off the radar' if you are looking to get away from the tourist areas. Just ask, I'll be happy to give you advice.

Cory Cole purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Cory Cole chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

I manage this property for my friends Cindy and Steve, they updated this property in 2014 and continue to maintain it. It is perfectly set up for large family's and groups. This cottage is part of a private association with it's own river frontage. The property is the best on the river, it has a beautiful view, clean water with sandy bottom and plenty of space to relax. There are 10 cottages on this property (it was an old resort) I own/manage 7 of them for vacation rentals. I was a transplant to this area during high school years ago and left then came back. I couldn't stay away forever, this area is unlike any other. Sure there are beautiful places all over the country, but no matter where you are from, this place is special beyond words...Overall, if someone doesn't enjoy staying here, it would be a first.

What makes this cottage unique

It is within minutes of Lake Superior, one of the best beaches in all of Michigan, the Pictured Rocks, dozens of waterfalls, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, biking trails and ATV/snowmobiling trails. (all available right from the cottage doorstep) AuTrain lake is accessible by boat right from the cottage and has tons of recreational opportunities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Au Train in Au Train Township

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Cottage on AuTrain River near Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks Beaches Waterfalls
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had everything we needed and was perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Great location, well maintained and well stocked cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is in a community, around 7 to 10 other houses. Right on the river and 20 mins drive to Munising.

The cabin itself is pretty spacious with a well stocked kitchen, Wifi and Roku + a ton of DVDs to enjoy

Available canoe and life jackets was good (We could not use it as it was really cold)

The rooms, though do not have HVAC vents which was surprising and the bedding was okay. I would have liked a little more cleaner bedding but it was not terrible.

The only thing I was not happy was that the water in the kitchen and shower had an unpleasant metallic smell. There was a purified drinking water tank which was good.

Overall a good experience and a great place to enjoy Autumn


  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the River! Quiet, Clean, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

These cottages are centrally located whether you're visiting Pictured Rock, Tahquamenon Falls , sandy beaches, a casino or just making a quick trip to Munising! There's a great German deli ( I highly recommend) down the road. Also a party store that also has a little gas station. Cory provided great communication with us and was very accommodating. He even upgraded us to the Loft for no extra charge! The kitchen was stocked with , dinnerware, silverware, napkins, microwave, etc...just as advertised. There's also a nice grill outside to use. The location is great....the river is right out the front door! We loved it and so did our fur babies!! I would highly recommend this place and we will be back to canoe and kayak!! Absolutely no complaints :)

*****Cory~ I hope you enjoyed the Drone Pictures my husband sent you!*****

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very awesome cabin well kept and has everything you need!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Too "rustic" for me.

  • 2 of 5

Bathroom needs major upgrade. Not very clean. Stains on ceilings. Ugh.

Kitchen ok and all mechanicals worked. Surely there are better places to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Surely there are! In your case, I recommend the Holiday Inn in Munising, I hear that it's very "non-rustic" since it's less than 15 years old. Plus during peak season such as the time you stayed, it's only 65% more per night than you paid here considering it's not rustic) Of course you don't get a stocked kitchen or river in front of you, but you do get a pool to share with others and of course a wonderful lobby.... Still I am disappointed that you said it wasn't very clean, because you failed to mention that to me when I came over and asked how everything was going. That's something we take very seriously and would have addressed the issue immediately had we known. I hope your future stays in the area are much better, just please take my advice and don't rent a cabin.
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Comfortable and clean

  • 4 of 5

We were in the U P for a wedding. It was nice to come stay at a place that was comfortable and clean. It was really fun to use the canoe and kayak on the the river right outside our front door!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Au Train, Michigan

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23.19
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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