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Hilltop Cabins

P.O. Box 386 , Grand Marais, MI 49839 USA (Show map)
96 Reviews
$80 - $180
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Welcome to Hilltop Cabins, your destination for a "Superior" vacation. We are within walking distance to miles of beaches and hiking trails, quaint shops and museums and local flair restaurants. Enjoy one of many outdoor activities and scenery: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls, Seney Wildlife refuge, Au Sable Dunes and Lighthouse. Several of our cabins and rooms offer a spectacular view of Lake Superior. For the outdoor enthusiast there are kayak, canoe, ATV and bike rentals nearby. Or kick back on one of our decks and enjoy the sunset.

Rooms & Rates

The Moose

The newest of our cabins offers a cozy upnorth atmoshere with full pine interior, ash cabinets, cedar log raillings and spiral staircase.The covered porch is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The sleeping arrangements in this cabin consist of: 1 queen, 1 full and 2 twin beds. Click the picture of the cabin to see more pictures.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

The Deer

Standard double room with 2 queen size beds

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Neighbors

This standard 2 bedroom cabin offers a full kitchen and bath and one queen size bed per bedroom. For additional sleeping there is a futon in the living area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Gone Fishin

Newly renovated double room with 2 queen size beds and a beautiful view of the lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Fox

This standard 2 bedroom cabin offers a full kitchen and bath, 1 queen size and 1 full size bed and a futon for extra sleeping.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Honeymoon Suite

The perfect cabin for a weekend getaway for 2 lovebirds. Snuggle up in this warm cozy little cabin to a good movie and a bowl of popcorn made right in your own tiny little kitchen. there is 1 queen size bed mounded with extra pillows .

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Eagle

This standard 2 bedroom cabin is decorated with a charming north woods lodge feel. There is a full kitchen to cook a special meal or to heat up your leftovers from the brewery. There are 2 queen beds, one in each bedroom and a futon for extra sleeping. Some people like to say that this cabin has a peek a boo view of the lake.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Wolf

Our most popular room with a spectacular view of Lake Superior, even right from the queen size bed mounded with extra pillows. Trouble deciding what to do...take your book and a blanket to the shared deck just steps from your door and curl up on the swing.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Bear

This standard 2 bedroom cabin has a full kitchen and bath and 1 queen size bed in each bedroom. Plenty of room to spread out outside with a fire pit, grill and picnic table and still room for a game of kick ball.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Possum

This is one of our most popular rooms. Perfect for a couple and a small dog. The full kitchen allows you to stay in and enjoy the sunset right from the kitchen table during the summer. Very inviting up north feel in a clean peaceful setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Loon

The Loon is a 3 bedroom cabin that sleeps up to 6 people. The view from this cabin is amazing. Sit in the lounge chairs on the deck and enjoy a glass of wine, a good book and the spectacular Lake Superior sunsets. Click the picture of the cabin to see more pictures.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

The Bird Dog

Standard double room with 2 queen size beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining3.6

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Wonderful place to stay!

4.8 on September 18, 2014

We make a yearly trip to Grand Marais, MI and found this gem a few years ago. Hilltop Cabins is a wonderful place to stay. The grounds are lovely with a lot of spots for people to sit back and enjoy the outdoors. The cabins have plenty of space although we have stayed in the motel rooms. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Jeanette serves breakfast every morning and you won't find better food in the UP - she's a fantastic cook! Can't recommend this place enough.

Such a nice experience!

5 on September 13, 2014

Very friendly owner! Spacious, clean, and comfortable-rustic and fits perfectly in the U.P. Wish we were closer so we could stay more often.

Was hoping for more...

2.4 on September 12, 2014

Very much liked the innkeeper, Jeanette. Her breakfast treats were great, but basically only carbs were offered for breakfast. However we weren't happy with our cabin; we stayed in an outdated cabin, not a more updated one. We were missing a light cover for ceiling light, the towels had a constant mildew smell, even the fresh ones, the shower pipe was coming out of the wall in the bathroom, a hook was broken off in the bathroom, the toilet was leaking into the flooring, you couldn't sit on the couch (ratty looking), our front door didn't stay locked or closed (without a chair blocking it) from the inside, and one of the bedrooms had a DIRTY sheet on the box spring mattress. (We pull the mattresses and check the sheets for bedbugs everywhere we stay...son in pest control business, so it's habit...) Really wanted to like this place, it was a special trip. Loved the area, and the people are great. Didn't complain to the innkeeper, she mentioned she was having a stressful week and we were only there a couple days, so we made the best of it.

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3.8 on September 05, 2014

Nice location, relaxed atmosphere, good beds, beautiful sunset over Lake Superior at local beach


3.0 on August 30, 2014

We spent 3 nights in The Fox, cabin 4, which was just what I expected, a clean, functional 2 BR cabin. The location is terrific for proximity to Lake Superior, Grand Marais and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as well as other picturesque sites in the UP. The only drawbacks were that the proprietor was rarely there when we needed her and you had to jink the door to get it to lock or the wind would blow the door open. I was forced to rate dining by this review site, but we didn't eat there. We ate our breakfasts at the new Stonehouse Bakery instead of partaking of the continental breakfast on site.

Great stay

4.4 on August 29, 2014

Everything was great We didn't get to sample the breakfast but it sounded wonderful

Lovely Stay

4.4 on August 26, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Hilltop Cabins, and would definitely stay again. The room was very nice, and we appreciated that it included a kitchen.

Very satisfied

4.6 on August 24, 2014

We stayed one night in the Bird Dog room. We were surprised at how nice the room was. The pictures of the Internet do not do the room justice. The kids enjoyed the game room and I enjoyed the peaceful setting. The Hilltop will be our first choice if we stay in the area again. (Please note that we did not eat but I could not submit without choosing a rating. However, the breakfast looked better than any of the hotels offering free breakfast in the UP that we stayed at.)

Wonderful place to stay!

5 on August 18, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Hilltop Cabins. The cabin we stayed in was as cute as a button, clean, and so cozy. The linens & towels provided were high quality which you wouldn't expect in a cabin. The continental breakfast each morning was freshly prepared by Jeanette & the baked goods were a delight. The facilities are excellent including free use of the laundry machines & a fun Rec Room and nice fire pits. Will definitely stay there again. Beautiful view of Lake Superior!!

Smith Honeymoon 2014

4.2 on August 10, 2014

Being the "honeymoon cabin", we did expect a little prettier of a cabin, but it was very clean and the staff was very nice and accommodating for anything we needed. We would stay again, but maybe opt for a bigger, nicer cabin.

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Location Type

Lakeside, Small town


Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City)

Directions to property:

There is also an airport in Marquette! its not listed but is much closer. From Marquette take M28 east to Seney, turn left on 77 North and follow to Grand Marais.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Secretarial services, TV Video games, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Fire Pits, Picnic Tables, Game Room, Outdoor Games, Full Kitchens

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited There is a $250 cleaning fee for violation of this policy.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum in cabins
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights advance deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: One week prior to arrival, two weeks for major holidays or special events.



Jeanette Bauknecht

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

In my spare time I enjoy kayaking, hiking, painting, traveling to see my friends and family and working on my dollhouse.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

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P.O. Box 386 , Grand Marais, MI 49839 USA (Show map)

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