High atop a cliff jutting into the clear, deep waters of Lake Superior, the Big Bay Point Lighthouse beckons adults in search of a secluded retreat from modern life. This unique bed-and-breakfast inn is one of the few surviving resident lighthouses in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For over a century, mariners have relied on Big Bay Point's light to guide them along this remote and rocky stretch of Michigan coastline. Although automated in 1941, the romance and lore of the site are undimmed.
Sit before the fire in the living room, and recount the lighthouses you have seen and plan to see. Hike, bike, Ski, or snowshoe along the shore, or on the many trails in the area. Experience the deep solitude and unspoiled beauty of nature at the lighthouse inn.
GPS coordinates are W 87.40.480 North 46.50.280 If your GPS takes you onto a two track road through the woods, turn back to the paved road.
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For more than a century, the Big Bay Lighthouse has acted as a beacon guiding mariners safely home. In 1941 the lighthouse was automated, and then in 1986 the two story brick building adjoing the tower were converted into a Bed and Breakfast.
Big Bay, Michigan has plenty to do for all seasons of the year. Play tennis at Big Bay's famous "Cracked Courts," swim in Lake Superior or take a walk along the beach. There are also plenty of great places to eat including Lumberjack Inn-Food & Spirits and Thunder Bay Inn.
Enjoy a massage in the serenity of a secluded wooded area 30 feet above Lake Superior. Relax to the sounds and scents of the lake and surrounding woods. Massages are offered by Deborah Moore at Superior Spa.