LaValleys Resort and Red
N7017 AuTrain/Forest Lake Rd. H-03
P.O. Box 99, AuTrain, Michigan 49806
LaValleys Resort and Red Barn Antiques are located in the Geographic Center of Michiganís Upper Peninsula overlooking AuTrain Lake. The Hiawatha National Forest surrounds the 850 acre lake and the AuTrain River flows through it. Canoes, sailing, fishing, swimming and sight seeing opportunities abound. The pine, birch, and hardwood forests provide habitat for a variety of animals large and small. The hardwood hills harbor delights to the eyes of nature lovers who take the time to look and enjoy.
The Hiawatha National Forest extends out in every direction with public lands for hiking, biking, all terrain vehicles, hunting, fishing, bird watching, and other seasonal outdoor activities. Lake Superior and its white sugar sand is only two miles away. There is public parking at the overlook, and everyone swims in the AuTrain River where it flows into the Big Lake because the water in the river is warmer than the water in Lake Superior. LaValleys has one hundred feet of Lake Frontage for swimming and boating directly in front of the resort. A county road, The AuTrain/Forest Lake Road H-03, runs in front of the property. The cabins are one hundred twenty-seven feet from the road and one hundred eighty-four feet from the lake. The road must be crossed to get to the lake front for swimming and boating. Rowboats, canoes, and river kayaks are available free for your use. Life jackets or PFDs must be readily accessible in the boat or worn. Bring your own motor if you want to use one of our boats or rent a fishing boat with a motor. Fishing boats are available for rent nearby.
The two rental cabins sit on a slope overlooking the lake. Both cabins have a good lake view. The four bedroom Bear Cabin is thirty two feet by twenty four feet with an upstairs. There are two bedrooms down and two bedrooms upstairs, a bath with shower and tub, and a combination living room - kitchen. Two bedrooms have twin beds and two bedrooms have full sized beds. The front porch is screened, and there is an air conditioner/heat pump for your summertime comfort. We provide all the bed linens, plastic trash bags, and toilet paper. The one bedroom Fox Cabin is sixteen by twenty-two feet with a living room kitchen combination. The bedroom has a full size bed and a roll away bed. The living room has a couch - hide a bed. The bath has a tub and shower. An air conditioner/heat pump provides for your comfort. Both cabins have cable television with seventy-five channels. We have free Wi-Fi also. Charcoal grills, and picnic tables are provided. There is no fire ring. Campfires on the premises are not permitted because of forest fire danger and the smoke blows back into the buildings during a summertime south wind. These are nonsmoking cabins. Smoking areas are provided on the front porch of the Bear Cabin and in the Gazebo of the Fox Cabin. You will need to bring your own bath towels and wash cloths, paper towels, and any other necessary personal items. Detailed maps of the lake and brochures regarding attractions in the area are available for guests.
Harold and Karen have owned LaValleys Resort and Red Barn Antiques for the past nineteen years and LaValleys has a history of operation going back to the 1930ís. Historically the resort started as a hunting camp, evolved into a hunting and fishing resort serving meals, and a fur trading business operated by Charlie and Mickey LaValley. Harold is a retired school principal, teacher, adjunct university professor who holds degrees from three universities including a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Karen is a retired math - science teacher, a graduate of Concordia University who last taught at Chicago Latin School. Harold and Karen moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1989 and they reopened LaValleys Resort. They have been gold medalists in bicycling in the Senior Olympics and enjoy the silent sports kayaking, canoeing, and hiking. Both believe that the Hiawatha National Forest that surrounds LaValleys offers unlimited opportunities for visitors to pursue an active visit in the out-of-doors. Karen and Harold are enthusiastic about this place and earnestly invite you to visit LaValleys on AuTrain Lake in the Heart of the Hiawatha National Forest.
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