Very Good

34 reviews

1 / 70 Welch's Riverview Retreat..a place to get away from it all.



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

Welch's Riverview Retreat- Open year round! Recently UPDATED!

This is not only a great summer vacation spot, but the perfect location for a fall color tour or your winter ski or snowmobile vacation. We're located right on DNR designated trail 417. Our retreat has its own rec. room complete with a solid oak bar, full size slate pool table, darts and sauna!

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Property Address: N9325 Sand River Rd., Deerton, MI 49822


$205 per night (*Three night minimum rental)

*During certain periods, we may consider rentals under our three night minimum, a $100 cleaning fee will be added to these bookings.

$1250.00 per week (Seven nights)

$4000 per month (Four weeks)

*Rates quoted are for 2016-see rate schedule for 2017 rates.

Fee of $10 per person, over 7 people.

One-time fee of $50 per pet.

1st Level: Bar Area/Game Room, Bathroom, Sauna, Laundry Room

2nd Level: Kitchen/Dining with Gas Fireplace, Living room, Bathroom and 3 Bedrooms (full bed, queen bed, a set of bunk beds)

3rd Level: Master Bedroom (queen bed) w/Gorgeous Views and separate Bathroom.

Cookware, Dishes and Utensils provided.

All Linens and Towels provided.

Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender

Hair-Dryers in each bathroom, Irons and Ironing Boards both upstairs and downstairs.

24 x 30 Bar/Game Room with 15ft Solid Oak Wet Bar

Slate Pool Table and Dart Board

Six Person Electric Cedar Sauna

Sand Volleyball/Badminton Court and Horseshoe Pits

Upper and Lower Decks

Washer and Dryer


Land line telephone for free local calls or long distance with your calling card.

Flat Screen TV's in Living Room, Master Bedroom and Bar Area. Dish Network Satellite TV, Bluetooth Speaker to play music from your device, DVD/VHS player in Living Room.

This is an ideal place to unwind and get away from it all. Located on Sand River in Northern Michigan's pristine Upper Peninsula. Clean air, water, wildlife and beautiful scenery abound.

Our Retreat is a custom built home on a 1.8 acre Riverfront, Lake Superior view lot. Features a relaxing Master Suite with bathroom, separate glass encased shower, marble floors, custom cherry vanity and two decks. One with stunning Lake Superior and river views, the other with peaceful views of reflecting pond and trees. Solid oak custom built stairs lead to suite. Retreat also features unobstructed views of the Sand River Bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Living room, dining room with gas fireplace and spectacular lake, river and bridge views, kitchen, deck, 24x30 recreation room with 15 foot L-shaped solid oak custom-made wet bar and modern electric 6 person cedar sauna with shower. The outdoor grounds include horse-shoe pits, fire pits, volley ball court, canoe and barbeque grill. Small pets accepted, upon approval, so you don't have to leave your furry friend at home! After all, they love, and need, a vacation sometimes too :)

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4904330

About the area

The river is great for canoeing, fishing, kayaking and other water sports and has great access to beautiful Lake Superior and sand beaches. Home is under a mile from the Mangum Rd. entrance to the North Country Hiking Trail, also near biking, skiing, snowmobiling (we're located right on DNR designated trail 417) & snowshoeing trails, casino, hunting and many other outdoor activities. The spectacular Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising is also a reasonably short drive from the cottage, as well as two casinos, one under 7 miles away and the other just over 20. Chocolay Downs Golf Course is located 8.5 miles away. The location is 17 miles east of the city of Marquette, which was recently designated as one of America's Most Livable Communities. In October 2010, Forbes announced their "Ten Best Small Cities to Raise a Family," and Marquette was designated #3 in the nation. Marquette was designated a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists in April 2010. The area is serviced by Sawyer International Airport (MQT) with non-stop service to several major US hubs. For more info go to: mqtctyorg

Owner profile

Molly L.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Bunk bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports
  • Sauna
  • Pool or snooker table

Reviews (34)

Very Good – based on 34 reviews Very Good
34 reviews

“Wonderful stay at the Welch Riverview Re"treat"”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2016

Our family of four felt renewed after our stay. The home is set back off the highway with a nice big yard and privacy. The view is spectacular. We watched a Great Lakes Ore Boat go by every morning out on the Lake Superior. The central location between Marquette and Munising lets you enjoy the scenic views and all the towns have to offer. We brought our own kayaks but enjoyed the canoe that was there for our use along with the badmitton, volleyball ,horseshoes, charcoal grill and fire pit. We truly felt revived after our stay. Lots of room in the home and the sauna, tub and pool table kept us busy. It was nice having the WiFi and the Satellite tv but we played the board games that were there also. All you need is your food , clothing and family everything is there in a nice clean environment along with a washer and dryer. We will surely be back again!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

“Relaxing stay at The Welch re"treat".”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2016

This home is set back from highway with a private setting. Plenty of room with three floors in the home . The view of the lake and river will have you sitting on one of the two decks just relaxing and enjoying the view. It was easy to launch our kayaks from the yard into the river which flows into Lake Superior. There is also a canoe there complete with life vests and fish to be caught. Every morning we could see an ore boat (ship) going by from the dock in Marquette. We took a ride to the free Lakenenland Junk Art toward Marquette and there are many beach areas along the way to Munising. The central location lets you venture to Munising or Marquette in a short amount of time. We just enjoyed sitting on the deck, tried volleyball and badminton sets that was there, played the board games and being on/near the water. We were rejuvenated by the time we left . You can count on us being regulars! It was nice to have the wifi and satellite but we mostly enjoyed just being there with each Other. The pool table , sauna and tub were a plus! There is also a charcoal grill to use and fire pit with wood for a campfire. There is a quiet big back yard with no close neighbors for privacy. Everything you pretty much need is there. Just bring your cloths , food and family and walk away feeling refreshed as we did. For those of you who snowmobile a trail isn't far! Marquette has plenty of bike trails along the shore line. Munising has the boat tours along with kayak rentals. Or just relax along the shores of the fresh clear waters of Lake Superior. You will fell at home at the Welch Retreat when you return from your nearby adventures.

Owner's reply: Thank you Karen for the awesome review! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and all the activities to do in the area! Looking forward to hearing from you for your next trip (:

“Amazing week relaxing”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2016

Had an amazing time. The house is beautiful with plenty of room for our family of 7. Can't wait to come back

Owner's reply: Thank you for the awesome review Tina! Glad you enjoyed the property! Hope to hear from you for your next vacation here (:

“Amazing Cottage”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2016

Me and my friends really loved the place. We were amazed by its beauty and great location. We spent our night gazing stars and were lucky enough to spot some shooting stars and were even able to see the milky way. the master bedroom on the 2nd floor has an amazing view. I thoroughly recommend this place.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the great review (: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to have you stay in the future!

“Amazing Vacation!!!!”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2015

Absolutely loved our stay there. The resort was very clean, and comfortable. Amazing view of Lake Superior, especially from the master bedroom. Centrally located in between Marquette and Munising.

Owner's reply: Thanks Tom for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay (:

“Beautiful retreat!!!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2015

This was so perfect for our family vacation!!! The house had everything we needed! We would like to rent it again! Thank you for a beautiful trip!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the awesome review! Glad you had a great time & the house worked out perfect for you (: We look forward to hearing from you next time you take a trip to the Marquette/Munising area!

“Amazing week in the UP”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2015

Fully enjoyed our visit. The house was ideal - we canoed on the river and on the lake, visited Pictured Rocks, and spent most of our time exploring outdoors. House location and amenities are great, only slight issues were lack of AC (but we had unusually hot weather) and lack of curtains/blinds on the windows in the master bedroom (but the beautiful views more than made up for that).

Owner's reply: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in the U.P.! Usually it isn't to hot there so there hasn't been a need for A/C but, now we are considering it. Thank you for the great review (:

“Loved this place!”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2015

The kids loved riding the canoe to the lake. Great place and plenty of room for my family of 5. Would definitely go back.

Owner's reply: Foreman Family, I'm glad you all had a great time! Hopefully your next time in the U.P. you will stay again (: Thank you for the great review!

“Summer Fun”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2015

The views were great! Perfect location if you are visiting Marquette or Munising, right in the middle. The room was great, plenty of it. The kids loves the sauna and the laundry shoot. The pool table down stairs was odd in placement because it was difficult to play with so little room and only one stick was tough to have fun. Dont know what dish package that you have but no espn or fox sports Detroit was difficult to handle with not seeing the Tigers. The biggest problem that we had was the lack of hot water. After a bath for the kids there was no hot water for adult showers. Overall, decent stay the good outweighed the bad.

Owner's reply: Thank you for a good review! I'm sorry about pool table, the tv & the water. We will do our best to fix those (: I'm glad you had a great time though!

“Great location and escape”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2015

Excellent locale between Munising and marquette. Property was very clean and quiet. The views of plane superior from the house are amazing. The jet boat ride in Munising ( riptide rush) was lots of fun for all of us ( adults and teens). consider adding shades/ curtains to upstairs windows( riverside) to block lights from highway at night. Would def stay here again.

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"What a beautiful place to 'reset' and take a break."