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Rock Harbor Lodge

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Trout Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Lodge is the only site on the eastern end of the island. Comfortable room, but you will spend an inordinate amount of time on the deck, which overlooks the bay off of Lake Superior. Reserve ahead of time. Good restaurant or you may buy groceries. Fine day hikes. You may rent a outboard boat. Excellent local fishing.

1Thank SandyRShaw
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Then Rock Harbor Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy the rustic beauty of Isle Royale. There is nothing fancy about the lodge but all the basic comforts are there. The rooms are spartan with no TV, radio, or WiFi but then again this is a place you go to when you want to get away from it all. Each...

7Thank Rick K
Reviewed 29 September 2016

For the middle of nowhere, the Rock Harbor Lodge does a very good job. It looks as if it was built in the 1960s and not changed much since then. No TV, hot tub, swimming pool or other amenities but, if you just want to get away from it all, it's excellent. Internet does not work in your room either....

3Thank Gary D
Mason, Ohio
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Cabin 211. I was disappointed in the view of Tobin Harbor (or lack of). My cabin and all the other cabins had very obstructed views of the water due to trees. The cabins don't have decks either. Inside the cabins were clean but the bunk beds were uncomfortable. No ladder to get in top bunk so you...

3Thank rbare
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Yes, it is your only choice here and less you're going to be camping on your own. But don't worry, this really seems like a full service hotel. It is way more than you'd expect for a place so remote. Rooms are clean. Get a first floor room and Lake Superior is literally right off your balcony. It was a...

2Thank D M
South Park
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our stay at Rock Harbor Lodge was wonderful. The scenery amazing, the food tasty, and the room cozy. Falling asleep to the lapping waves of Lake Superior was so relaxing. Jumping off the seaplane dock into the cool waters was fun and refreshing. Great place to really get away from it all.

1Thank deaner6
Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My husband and I have stayed at many National Parks and can honestly say that Isle Royale National Park is the best - hands down! Because this NP is the smallest of all National Parks, it is managed a bit differently. Rock Harbor Lodge is a smaller, very clean Lodge. Each room in the lodge faces Lake Superior and the...

9Thank SteveandSuzi
Franklin, Michigan
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had one of the housekeeping cabins. The view of Tobin Harbor from our window was incredible. The double bed was comfortable, though the non-contoured sheets kept pulling off the mattress. There were two bunk beds, so it could sleep a family of four, however, there were only two heavy padded chairs for the dinner table plus two Adirondack-type chairs...

2Thank Favahome
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

You don't go to Isle Royale for the accommodations. The Rock Harbor lodge has all the necessary amenities. The staff is helpful and friendly. Our room looked recently rehabbed and had great deck at the edge of Lake Superior. Otherwise, it was reminiscent of a middle-level motel room, for about 4x the cost. It smelled a bit like moth balls...

1Thank Bob32767
Heathsville, Virginia
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

While it is not a cheap place to stay... It is your only option outside of a tent to spend some time on Isle Royal. It is definitely a place you should visit at least once in your life. The rooms are adequate and they have GREAT views. The water is amazingly clear so be sure to get out on...

3Thank TrapperTim

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Additional Information about Rock Harbor Lodge

Address: Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park, MI
Region: United States > Michigan > Isle Royale National Park
Price Range: $299 - $4,322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rock Harbor Hotel Isle Royale National Park
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“Rooms on the ground floor have an outdoor seating area.”
garydY5705PQ, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own motion sickness medicine for the boat ride to and fro. Lk. Superior can be unpredictable.”
SteveandSuzi, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cabins on the ridge above Tobin Harbor have the best view. Last cabin on southwest end has busy path right next to it going down to Harbor.”
Favahome, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I only add 'luxury' to this hotel because of the cost.”
camp219, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Most cabins overlook the harbor and some do not. Ask for a harbor view”
RogerDetroit, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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