Beautiful Year-round Home in Marquette

Wood-burning fireplace with wood providedWalkway to house from drivewayOur drive off the shared drive coming up from M-553Lots of snow for the winter fun stuff!Front Yard from Upper DeckDeck and GrillJuly Moon from Upstairs Deck
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
551 State Highway 553, Marquette, MI 49855

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $200 - $250
Per week: $1,150
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Marquette vacation home rental
Cliffs Ridge is a comfortable, spacious home with cathedral ceilings and a corner wood-burning fireplace for family togetherness and privacy all wrapped in one. The home is located less than one mile south of Marquette Mountain Ski Area on M-553, minutes from downtown Marquette and magnificent Lake Superior.

Cliffs Ridge is so-named because you can see its rooftop from Cliffs Ridge Run at the top of Chair #1 at Marquette Mountain, formerly Cliffs Ridge Ski Area. Part of the beauty of renting Cliffs Ridge is its personality and warmth -- you can enjoy family and friends without the commercial feeling of a hotel, and with the great kitchen you can enjoy excellent meals without the expense of going out to eat for every meal.

Fully furnished, it is a wonderful place to rejuvenate and spend time with the ones you love. Relax in front of the fireplace after a great day of skiing, curl up and watch a movie in one of the comfortable chairs in the living room, enjoy drinks on the 2nd-story deck after a day at the beach, or read a book in one of the private bedrooms.

This year-around vacation home is the perfect spot for family reunions, ski vacations, NMU parent activity weekends, wedding parties and more. Our hope is that your family can enjoy it the way we have for 20+ years -- and that it can become your Marquette home-away-from-home as well!
Area Information
Minutes from Lake Superior with miles of gorgeous sand beach; minutes from Marquette with great shopping and restaurants; Northern Michigan University functions; seconds from one of the best ski hills in the Midwest and XC ski trails; M-553 connects to all of the surrounding bike paths and trails; mountain biking and climbing on the dirt road immediately north of the house. This is a great gathering house for bridal functions and family reunions.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 $200 $250 $1,150 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: 1/2 down with reservation; remainder due 14 days before check-in
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $125 cleaning fee; refundable $250 damage deposit. Rates run from $150-250/night; $550-$1500/week and depend on number of guests. Special rates can be given for 4 or more nights -- please call. Rates include up to 10 people, each additional person is $10/per night. Pets are $50 each non-refundable deposit and $10/per pet each night. Need a comfortable, furnished place to stay for more than a week?Special long-term rates are available.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Garage
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Pool
    (3 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Racquetball
    (5 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (onsite)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (4 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (4 miles)
  • Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (5 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (onsite)
  • Playground
    (4 miles)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (4 miles)
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (7 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (4 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (5 miles)
  • Bowling
    (8 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (4 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (10 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Winery
    (25 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (5 miles)
  • Lake
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Marquette has excellent restaurants and nightlife. Cook out on the grill at Cliffs Ridge and enjoy the fully-stocked kitchen and wood-burning fireplace!

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Marquette, Michigan

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Paul Rosso

St. Charles, IL

Perfect Family Retreat

We came up for parent weekend; first visit with daughter since we moved her into NMU. Son's and future daughter-in-laws came up. This home and location is fantastic. Lots of room, yet cozy. Clean and well furnished. Perfect place for family to spend time to relax. Owners a joy to work with. No one wanted to leave! Can't wait to return.

Rob & Catlyn Preston

Owner's reply:

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The house is perfect for NMU parents and families! We are thrilled to be chosen as your home-away-from-home. Thanks for joining the Cliffs Ridge "Family"!

Kristin Karl

North Conway, NH

Perfect for a large family!

My family and I (7 adults) decided to rent a house for our trip to The UP for a funeral. Sad circumstances, but staying together in a comfortable, spacious home certainly made the trip much more pleasant! Because we were in town for a funeral, this was a very last minute rental and Cat was absolutely amazing to work with. The house was perfect for my mother, siblings, and I. We enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, spending time on the deck with the fall leaves in full color, and hanging out in the cozy living room at night. The house was very clean, the beds were all comfortable, and the space was perfect for our large family. We spent time in both Marquette and Negaunee, so the location was absolutely ideal.

Rob & Catlyn Preston

Owner's reply:

Kristin, it was so nice to work with you to arrange this stay. Even though the circumstances that created the need for the trip were very sad, I am glad you were able to spend quality time with your family. I thoroughly enjoyed "meeting" you and being able to help make a tough time less hard. Thank you so much for choosing Cliffs Ridge!

Christina Merrill

Michigan

Wonderful Rental!

Owner is really nice and is quick to answer questions and respond to messages. House is big, comfortable, and clean. Location is close to town, yet secluded enough for privacy and quiet. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.

Rob & Catlyn Preston

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Christina! It was a pleasure to work with you over the months leading up to your stay. We felt honored to be able to be a part of your wedding. I am so glad everything went well, and keep in touch!

Julie Texter-Webster

Dorr, MI USA

Perfect for our family

We came to Marquette to attend my nephew Dan Texter's wedding, Cliff's Ridge is located just outside of Marquette in a very wooded area, an easy drive to downtown. The house was clean and well kept, noise from the highway is very minimal. There was enough room for my two adult children and their familes, plus my sister from Washington, to all stay and enjoy each other's company. The airport is about a 10 minute drive on the same highway as the home. Next time we visit Marquette and have more travelers than just my husband and myself, we will definately book Cliff's Ridge. The owner, Cat, was a pleasure and very easy to make arrangements with.

Rob & Catlyn Preston

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Julie! I am glad your stay turned out so well. You and your sister were a joy to work with as well. Thanks for being a part of the Cliffs Ridge family!

Earl Geiger

Muskegon, MI U

Golf getaway

We really enjoyed our stay at Cliff's Ridge! It is a clean property that is well laid out. All bedrooms are on the lower level and the kitchen, dining, and living rooms are on the upper level. The deck was a great place for a nice cookout we had. The location is great for getting to the nearby golf courses. The only drawback would be the closeness to the highway, which you cannot see, but you do hear the cars drive by. After awhile you sort of get used to it. I would recommend this property for renting.

Rob & Catlyn Preston

Owner's reply:

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I don't like the highway either, but as you said, you do get used to it. It also connects you quickly to all of the other wonderful things to do in the area. I do love the house, and miss it. Thanks so much for choosing it for your vacation and treating it like your own!

Joost Kap

Madison, WI

Noquemanon

Our group of ten had a really nice time at Cliffs Ridge. Came up to ski the Noquemanon. We found the place to be really nice, clean, well laid out, and super convenient to town and other activities (just around the corner from alpine and cross country skiing). The owners were great to deal with. Very reasonable and easy to communicate with. We would definitely recommend Cliffs Ridge for your UP vacation. Thanks!

Rob & Catlyn Preston

Owner's reply:

I am so glad that the house worked out well for you. Also glad that Lake Superior helped out with the snow for the Noque!

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

Family Wedding Party

Date of Stay May 29, 2011
"Here for sister's wedding!" "Loved the house! And the ghost that visited me in the middle of the night; I named him Pebbles." "Spent the week here celebrating with friends and family for wedding festivities. The U.P. sure is God's Country!" "Had an amazing week in Marquette -- what a great rental -- lots of wonderful memories." ? "Love your home . . . we had an amazing time with friends and family. Very homey!"

From the Owner: We have owned the house since 1989, and "Pebbles" is a new one on us! ;)

Excellent home nestled in the hills, view of Marquette Mountain! Clean with all amenities of home!
Cynthia Clarklake, MI
Review Submitted May 6, 2011 Date of Stay October 29, 2010
rented house so that my brother and his family and myself could visit my sister, who is a student. It was very nice for people like us on a budget to be able to just come somewhere to relax, watch tv, and not spend $100 on drinks and food we don't want or need. I also was able to work out while i was there by playing my exercise dvd or running on nearby trails. We also went hiking one day up a big mountain (Sugarloaf?) that lent a breathtaking view of the lake.
Rating:
5 out of 5

Great! Everything you need year round
Ben WI
Review Submitted September 25, 2010 Date of Stay September 9, 2010
Feels like you're coming home to your own cabin. Everything is clean with plenty of windows to see you are surrounded in beautiful nature. Owner is very kind and made it super easy to stay the same day we called. Thanks Cat, from the Midwest kite surfing crew
Rating:
5 out of 5

Headache-Free
Wedding Party -
Date of Stay June 15, 2010
We had a great time at our daughter's wedding. Thank you for one headache we did not have! :)

Nice Getaway
Mike Detroit, MI
Review Submitted July 7, 2010 Date of Stay May 29, 2010
Very nice house, well kept up, and spacious with lots of room for a larger group to spread out. Close to all that Marquette has to offer, yet far enough out of town that it still feels secluded. The deck was great in the summer time!
Rating:
5 out of 5

Christmas in Marquette
Michigan Family
Date of Stay December 25, 2009
We enjoyed our Christmas in Marquette! Thanks for letting us use your great house!

Clean, quiet, comfortable.
Linda St. Paul, MN
Review Submitted September 20, 2010 Date of Stay August 27, 2009
The property was just what we needed. There was ample room for our family of 4, another couple and a single member of our group. The house was clean, quiet and comfortable. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Rating:
5 out of 5

All the way from Connecticut
Luc, Elizabeth, Julia and Barnaby -
Date of Stay August 4, 2009
Thank you for sharing your comfortable and charming house! We felt at home and enjoyed our stay very much, as did our Newfoundland.

Summer 2009
Katherine Wisconsin
Review Submitted April 4, 2010 Date of Stay July 12, 2009
We stayed at Cliff's Ridge last year and it is a beautiful home with lots of space and all the amenities a person could ask for. The property and interior were very clean and well cared for. The location is perfect for all of the great activties Marquette has to offer. We would definitely recommend this property.
Rating:
5 out of 5

Family Memories
James Jackson MI
Review Submitted January 27, 2012 Date of Stay December 15, 2011
If you need two hotel rooms come here! A beautiful home in a quiet private setting. Easy to find and perfectly designed so the early sleepers are away from the night action. The L shaped area allows several groups to enjoy the fireplace while games, TV or Kibitzing take place with little interference. So pretty in the winter. It is easy to rent and easy to follow instruction with a local help number which I never needed. Cleaner than many motels and lots of hot water! Don't miss the Creole restaurant (Lagniappe) down town! Best outside of the Big Easy.
Rating:
5 out of 5

Thanksgiving in Marquette
Patrice Livonia, MI
Review Submitted December 23, 2011 Date of Stay November 23, 2011
My family met in Marquette to spend the holiday together and we had a wonderful time at Cliff's Ridge! The kitchen/living room area was well suited to visiting and we loved the feeling of being in a tree house. The bedrooms were comfortable and well-appointed. Having them on the lower level helped with getting children to sleep! The property was as presented and the owners were very helpful and responsive. We would definitely recommend this property and will probably return in the future!
Rating:
4 out of 5

Great place for a reunion!
Colleen Sevierville, TN
Review Submitted January 5, 2012 Date of Stay October 20, 2011
We have had our girls reunion there for the last two years. We lived in the dorms together in the mid 80's. The first reunion we had a few years ago, we all stayed in hotels. Not much interaction. At night, we each went back to our rooms. In the house, we can shop, have breakfast around the table, and visit into the wee hours of the morning. Very clean, convenient, and owners are very easy to work with! Thanks for such a great experience!
Rating:
5 out of 5

Back home in the UP
Beaufort NC
Review Submitted January 24, 2012 Date of Stay September 29, 2011
I took my husband to the UP for our Honeymoon, and we stayed at this beautiful home in Marquette. I couldn't have asked for a nicer place to introduce my husband to the UP. This home is nestled in the woods, cozy, comfortable, and everything you could ever want or need provided there for you. Very close to town, Lake Superior, and all the activities Marquette has to offer, yet very private and close to the ski hill. I can't wait to get back up there again!
Rating:
5 out of 5

Clean, quiet, comfortable.

Review Submitted September 20, 2010 Date of Stay August 27, 2009
The property was just what we needed. There was ample room for our family of 4, another couple and a single member of our group. The house was clean, quiet and comfortable. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Rating:
5 out of 5

Summer 2009

Review Submitted April 4, 2010 Date of Stay July 12, 2009
We stayed at Cliffs Ridge last year and it is a beautiful home with lots of space and all the amenities a person could ask for. The property and interior were very clean and well cared for. The location is perfect for all of the great activities Marquette has to offer. We would definitely recommend this property.
Rating:
5 out of 5

Northern Thanksgiving!
Mike, Patrice and family -
Review Submitted January 23, 2012 Date of Stay November 26, 2011
It made a great place to have our semi-annual Northern Thanksgiving! We had a great time and will remember it when we are not together in the North!

Excellent home nestled in the hills, view of Marquette Mountain! Clean with all amenities of home!

Review Submitted May 6, 2011 Date of Stay October 29, 2010
rented house so that my brother and his family and myself could visit my sister, who is a student. It was very nice for people like us on a budget to be able to just come somewhere to relax, watch tv, and not spend $100 on drinks and food we don't want or need. I also was able to work out while i was there by playing my exercise dvd or running on nearby trails. We also went hiking one day up a big mountain (Sugarloaf?) that lent a breathtaking view of the lake.

Great everything you need year round

Review Submitted September 25, 2010 Date of Stay September 9, 2010
Feels like your coming home to your own cabin. Everything is clean with plenty of windows to see you are surrounded in beautiful nature. Owner is very kind and made it super easy to stay the same day we called. Thanks Cat, from the Midwest kite surfing crew
Rating:
5 out of 5

Nice Getaway

Review Submitted July 7, 2010 Date of Stay May 29, 2010
Very nice house, well kept up, and spacious with lots of room for a larger group to spread out. Close to all that Marquette has to offer, yet far enough out of town that it still feels secluded. The deck was great in the summer time!
Rating:
5 out of 5

Review Submitted December 23, 2011 Date of Stay November 23, 2011
My family met in Marquette to spend the holiday together and we had a wonderful time at Cliff's Ridge! The kitchen/living room area was well suited to visiting and we loved the feeling of being in a tree house. The bedrooms were comfortable and well-appointed. Having them on the lower level helped with getting children to sleep! The property was as presented and the owners were very helpful and responsive. We would definitely recommend this property and will probably return in the future!

Review Submitted January 5, 2012 Date of Stay October 20, 2011
We have had our girls reunion there for the last two years. We lived in the dorms together in the mid 80's. The first reunion we had a few years ago, we all stayed in hotels. Not much interaction. At night, we each went back to our rooms. In the house, we can shop, have breakfast around the table, and visit into the wee hours of the morning. Very clean, convenient, and owners are very easy to work with! Thanks for such a great experience!
Rating:
5 out of 5

Martha from Milwaukee -
Review Submitted January 23, 2012 Date of Stay October 9, 2011
Great visit ~ loved your "tree house" ~ beautiful weather ~ 80s ~ gorgeous fall colors and spent awesome time at NMU with my grandson!

Annie and family -
Review Submitted January 23, 2012 Date of Stay October 9, 2011
We had such a fun weekend at your beautiful home! We were up visiting our son at NMU and it was great to have him stay with us! The weather was incredible -- 80s and the leaves were so beautiful. We went to the beach and the boys swam! We played Monopoly and enjoyed great dinners! Great times at Cliffs Ridge, thank you so much!

Back home in the UP

Review Submitted January 24, 2012 Date of Stay September 29, 2011
I took my husband to the UP for our Honeymoon, and we stayed at this beautiful home in Marquette. I couldn't have asked for a nicer place to introduce my husband to the UP. This home is nestled in the woods, cozy, comfortable, and everything you could ever want or need provided there for you. Very close to town, Lake Superior, and all the activities Marquette has to offer, yet very private and close to the ski hill. I can't wait to get back up there again!
Rating:
5 out of 5

Review Submitted January 27, 2012 Date of Stay December 15, 2011
If you need two hotel rooms come here! A beautiful home in a quiet private setting. Easy to find and perfectly designed so the early sleepers are away from the night action. The L shaped area allows several groups to enjoy the fireplace while games, TV or Kibitzing take place with little interference. So pretty in the winter. It is easy to rent and easy to follow instruction with a local help number which I never needed. Cleaner than many motels and lots of hot water! Don't miss the Creole restaurant (Lagniappe) down town! Best outside of the Big Easy.
Rating:
5 out of 5

Great visit, loved your "tree house"! Beautiful weather, 80s, gorgeous fall colors and spent awesome time at NMU with my grandson and had a wonderful time with my daughter and her family. Thank you!

We had such a fun weekend at your beautiful home. We were up visiting our son at NMU and it was great to have him stay with us. The weather was incredible and the leaves were so beautiful. We went to the beach and the boys swam in October! Played Monopoly and enjoyed great dinners. Great times at Cliffs Ridge. Thank you SO much!

Thanks, I had fun. Really, really fun! -- Katie, age 10

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