Has nature been calling your name? Test your love of nature at Sunshine Motel and Cabin’s rustic campground. Nestled in the back of the cabins and up a small hill lay three rustic campsites. These campsites are available for rent; perfect for the Eco Tourist, and not for the faint of heart. When we say rustic, it is rustic. No utilities or facilities (toilet not) prov
Has nature been calling your name? Test your love of nature at Sunshine Motel and Cabin’s rustic campground. Nestled in the back of the cabins and up a small hill lay three rustic campsites. These campsites are available for rent; perfect for the Eco Tourist, and not for the faint of heart. When we say rustic, it is rustic. No utilities or facilities (toilet not) provided. Toilet paper if needed.
Currently there are communal fire pits as well as firepits on each site. Private picnic tables and communal tables surround the grounds. Additionally each site is provided with a trash can and BBQ grill.
Along with our large campsites there is a yard for the kids to play and access to our private beach. Many other trails, lakes and rivers are in the area along with several shopping opportunities. Come enjoy all that we at the Sunshine can offer you.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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The sites themselves were large. The walk to carry items of all sorts was up hill and more than we had expected since I have a 5 year old and a son with a broken leg. We let the owner know we were leaving and did not expect a refund as it was our decision to leave. What was unexpected and uncalled for was the owner running into the parking lot yelling at me through my car window!! Scaring my kids and telling us we would never find another place to stay and that we needed to stay there. I had to roll up my window to get away, and he then tried to stop my older kids in the vehicle behind me!! I would never recommend anyone go to there and deal with that crazy man!! I drove 10 minutes down the road and found an amazing campground that was literally half the price!
Very kind owners (I think they were the owners anyway), personally showed us to the campsite which had a natural privacy fence of trees. There are tiny lights in jars on the trees next to the trail to the campsite, which I thought was a helpful touch at night. They provide a grill, little campfire pit, a small picnic table and a trashcan with a lid on it (but still cautioned us to take care of anything smelly because of bears). The campsite was pretty large and well taken care of. There were a lot mosquitoes at times (which is to be expected!), but they seemed to come out in waves, not a constant barrage of mosquitoes. I would highly recommend this site for someone who is visiting Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park doing day hikes.
Loved sunshine motel
Sunshine Motel was absolutely lovely. My friend and I camped on one of the eco friendly spots. It's very private, and a very short walk from your car. Close enough that we went to our car often to store our food. Mason jars with candles line the way on all the paths.
In the mornings, we bathed in Lake Superior at their private beach. In the evenings, we went down to watch the sunset and sometimes swim again (yes the water is cold but you adjust). Also the campsite is very close to a small town, and about 15min from Porcupine Mountain State Park.
The owners of Sunshine motel couldn't have been more helpful. They gathered trash everyday at the campsite, they taught us how to find glowing rocks in the evening, and accompanied us down at the beach. Truly lovely people.
I honestly don't think we could have found a better campsite in the UP. We loved it!
Ideal for porc. mtns. day hikes
Great hosts that provided grill, table, firepit and access to woods to gather firewood. No bathroom or water but gas station 2 miles away. Site includes access to lake superior within walking distance!
So much better than a state park
So much better than the state park campground! Private space with a big site. Charcoal grill, table, and fire ring are present at the site. We brought a camping toilet and small pop up, standing tent for our bathroom - it was so much better than using the bathrooms at a state park (if we were staying there). Site is close to the hiking trails within the state park and the beaches.
Would do it again a thousand times over.
It did the job!
Pros: -campsite 1 had a little hut which helped keep things dry with the rain
-amenities included a garbage can, little fire pit, grill, and table
-hosts were very nice and invited us to a community bonfire each night
-private access to lake superior beach just a short walk across the street
-each campsite was large and had plenty of space
-hosts took away garbage at least 1x/ day
Cons: -the campsites aren't super private- while spaced apart, we could see our neighbors and people staying at the motel could walk through the campsite (to walk dogs of just explore)
-it's right off a busy road so there is some road noise
-extra dog fee (only $10) wasn't added so we had to pay more upon arrival- not a huge deal
Overall it didn't totally match our expectations, but served the purpose of having a nice camping trip up north! Thank you!
Great place and host!
Fantastic location! The host is amazing. Really wonderful. If you’re looking for off road camping, I’d go elsewhere, as you’re a bit closer to the road than expected. But you’re tucked back behind the hotel and a bunch of trees and have your own little place. It’s delightful. You can see all the stars. Traffic dies down in the evening and you don’t hear cars really at night. Lots of beautiful trees and everything is kept up really well. The twinkle lights are a nice plus! The host was super helpful and attentive. We spent the next day hiking and it was the perfect place to come back to. Great that you can have a campfire also. Would highly recommend!