Hipcamp host Susan B.,
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Our small cabin is overlooking Bear Lake to the west and the sunsets are amazing.  It is located on a small hill, a little walk from the parking area and amenities, which include a privy, drinking water, communal fire ring, screen tent with chairs, private river access, and a picnic table.  Inside the cabin is a kitchen counter, a dining table with two camp chairs, and a fut


Our small cabin is overlooking Bear Lake to the west and the sunsets are amazing.  It is located on a small hill, a little walk from the parking area and amenities, which include a privy, drinking water, communal fire ring, screen tent with chairs, private river access, and a picnic table.  Inside the cabin is a kitchen counter, a dining table with two camp chairs, and a futon couch that is also a bed.   There is a picnic table outside next to cabin. The Yellow Dog River is close by and provides swimming and fishing opportunities.  

We are 20 miles (app) north of Marquette, which is my home town.  It is a destination for bikers, skiiers, and outdoor rec folk!  There are so many things to see and do in Marquette, so make sure to plan enough time to check out the town!  Also, just six miles to our north is historic Big Bay.  A lumber town back in the day, it is full of history.  Check out the Thunder Bay Inn, where parts of Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart and Lee Remick were filmed.  Don't miss going to the Lumberjack to see where the actual murder took place, either!  You will find good eats and perhaps even some live music at either establishment.  You'll also find everything you need in the way of groceries, and gas at Cram's General Store, where there's also a laundromat, and the Hungry Hollow cafe.   Burns landing has the historic Burns family home renovated in a park setting, and a public beach access to mighty Lake Superior.  Stay awhile.  You'll be glad you did!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Bear Lake and the Yellow Dog River both offer fishing adventures.


Bear Lake is the perfect peaceful paddle, with lots of wildlife.


Swimming in the Yellow Dog River is always refreshing!

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cozy UP! Sunset Cabin in Michigan.


Mature mixed hardwoods like sugar maple, birch, with balsam and hemlocks.


Spring fed, and drains into the river. Very scenic with lots of wildlife.

River, stream, or creek

The water runs clear and clean, and has sandy river bottom with very cool rocks!

Swimming hole

Swimming holes in the river are many. May be some fish in those holes, too!


A two mile hike from camp sites, and/or you can book a waterfall tour to local waterfalls.


Places to see near Bear Lake Meets da Yellow Dog

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Hipcamper Ross

The u.p. at your fingertips

Ross C.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2022

A private spot with immediate river and lake access. Plenty of nearby land for exploring - canoeing, hiking, biking, fishing, etc.

Hipcamper Ashleigh
Ashleigh M.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

Beautiful spot. Was really nice to be able to have dogs. Sue is a lovely host and available for any questions.

Hipcamper Cassandra
Cassandra W.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

The views of the lake from the cabin were wonderful and peaceful. Thank you for being very welcoming, made us feel at home. All the water fall trails & beaches you suggested were perfect. Thank you!

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Hipcamper Tom

6 out of 5 stars

Tom G.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

This place is beautiful and peaceful and very close to nice hikes and the town of Marquette. We stayed two nights and wish we could've stayed longer. I also recommend talking to the host Susan. She has a wealth of knowledge about the history and ecology of the area, and definitely ask her about StopTheRocket – this is an issue we all need to be aware of.

Another view of the riverThe river through Susan's propertyYellow Dog FallsA hike along the Little Garlic River trail
Hipcamper Bekah

Rustic glamping& kind spirited host

Bekah R.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Sue is not only a fantastic host, but also a fascinating woman! We made a friend for life, and truly can’t wait to be back. The cabin was described as “Rustic Glamping” which hits it right on the nail. This site is close to everything, but far enough away that you still get lost in the wilderness.
We really enjoyed making use of The Sue’s canoe and close proximity to Bear Lake and Yellow Dog River. We highly recommend visiting the Yellow Dog River Falls (if you can find it).

Bear Lake & The Sue’s canoeClean & welcoming space (we moved some things around for our group’s needs)The view from the cabin (man & puppy not included)
Hipcamper Alice

Marvelously healing!!!!

Alice W.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2021

I really enjoyed my stay! The Sues are such great folks and are so kind souled! Genuinely friendly and just down to Earth. Information was all laid out to us very thoroughly and found that quite helpful and very much appreciated.

The cabin is to die for adorable! So cozy and exactly what you need for a humble get away!!!

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Hipcamper Cody

Highly recommend!

Cody F.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2021

Sue’s place is absolutely beautiful and so private! We loved every minute and would love to return!!

Hipcamper Sandy

We’ll be back!! yooper life

Sandy M.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2021

My husband and I booked the cabin for 4 nights. We had an Awesome stay. Susan was the perfect host. She kept us informed of changing weather and storms coming in. The cabin kept us dry and comfortable. So much to do in the U.P. Beautiful location and got a chance to see so much wildlife. Owls, cranes, deer, turkeys and turtles. Highly recommend this host!!!!

Widow Maker beer a local treasure Beautiful scenery My dog loved watching the chipmunksMake sure you eat at the Lumberjack Tavern
Hipcamper James

Cozy, comfortable and amazing!

James M.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

My family had a great time and the host is truly awsome! The cabin is really comfortable and cozy. The view of the lake is amazing. The river is rrally fun and there are a lot of really beautiful sights to see very close by.

Fun in the river!Morning on the lakeWildlife on the lakeSunset


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