Deerton Guest House
“Chris, just wanted to thank you for the place to stay this week. We were pleasantly surprised by the rental house.
When reserving on the internet, you never know what your gonna get. We have had our share of rental cabins that
were not as advertised, and we will not be returning to them. Yours was exactly as advertised and I appreciate that.
If you still have this rental house in the future, we would certainly rent from you again.
I was hoping to say goodbye to you, and talk to you more about things pertaining to living off the land (gardening,
etc.). Perhaps in the future we can talk again.” J. B.
“We spent a thrilling week in the Deerton Guest House. Every day was filled with a
new adventure: Marquette, Dead Falls, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Ore Dock Brewery
(Everyone need their growler and beer), and Presque Isle.
The Pictured Rocks Drive to Grand Marais was awesome- see the Sable Dunes, Log
Run, and lots of falls. This area has an incredible diversity of falls – we saw around
15 of them as well as light houses.
Dinner almost every night was in the gazebo – the grill is fabulous. Sunset on the
pull off just a few miles west on Lake Superior were worth every minute. Take a few
cruises! Share The Wonder.” S. S.
“The week we spent here was a blast. We explored all of Pictured Rocks from Sand Point to the Grand Sable
Dunes. The sandstone cliffs at Mosquito Beach great! The underwater cliffs were awesome!
Park the car and hike to some of the best, most secluded, rarely seen locations. We explored the Escanaba
region & found future potential trout streams. We searched for moose around the Seney Wildlife Refuge and
west of Marquette.
No other place compares to the U.P. We’re looking forward to next year. We’re checking out Whitefish Point on
our way out.” J. C.
“Thank you.” C. G.
“The wonders of the U.P. are infinite. It seems every day there was a new discovery of the majesty of nature. We
have been intrepid explorers this past week, fearlessly scaling waterfalls and climbing mountains, sailing across
luminous waters, and uncovering the crumbling traces of the past. Michigan is an unassuming marvel. It isn’t vain, just
beautiful.” L. K.
“Thanks again for what has become our favorite vacation! The Guest House is comfortable and a great
place to relax after a day of relishing the wonders of Lake Superior, the hikes, the waves, the dunes, the
beaches, the sand, the waterfalls!
Also, thanks for the tomatoes and the friendly dogs that insisted on going for a walk with us.
See you next year!” D. S.
"On our way home we checked out Seney Wildlife Refuge. First evening here made quick trip
to casino at Christmas for dinner. Next day went to Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee. Had to
check out the Yoopers Tourist Trap (unique) and the Iron Museum and walked the trails
there. (Quite interesting). Drove to Palmer past the iron mine. On the way back here, we
went to and walked the Tyoga Trail. Leaving a day early due to gloomy weather.
Enjoyed our stay here. Nice comfortable place. Hope to come back sometime. We like your
dogs. Dozer had a good time playing with them. Thanks for the hospitality." M. C.
"We enjoyed a wonderful week at the Guest House. A busy week of visiting our niece at NMU; skiing at
Marquette Mountain, Snomobiling thru Lakenenland (a must), and of course relaxing with a movie each
We come up to the U.P. every year around this time but have never stayed to watch the dogs and
mushers of the UP 200. We set up on the side of the trail about 3 miles west of here (Sand River Road)
and "tail-gated" from 8pm to late in the evening. It was a great experience, one we may have to do
year after year! Thank you for the cozy, comfortable cabin. We love it here." R. W.
"This was our college spring break. We came up from Grand Rapids on the 5th and explored the wilderness looking
for moose and other wildlife. On Wednesday we drove to Munising Falls, hiked a bit, then drove to Sand Point and
hiked toward Miners Castle but the snow was deep and the terrain treacherous, so we didn't make it all the way.
Thursday we went to the Eben Ice Caves. We stopped at the New Moon Bar which was great. From there we
went to the ice caves. It was a decent hike but the curtains of ice cascading over the sedimentary rock
formations were a sight to behold. And there were many hills to butt slide down. We stopped at the New Moon
Bar again on our way back. If you're here on a Thursday they have dollar beers after 6pm. Thursday night we got
drunk at the cabin again. Friday we woke up, ate, and then I wrote this. All in all, we had an amazing time.
Stephanie was a wonderful hostess and we definitely plan on returning. Thank you Stephanie, Chris, and Horse for
an awesome stay and a great spring break. (Puppies are sweet). K.B