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Cliffs Ridge–Marquette's Premier Vacation Rental

Entire house hosted by Cat
10 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2.5 baths
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Beautiful 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home near the ski hill and minutes from everything in Marquette.

Cliffs Ridge is a comfortable, spacious home with four separate bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 futons and a reclining full-size sofa and chair. It has cathedral ceilings and a corner electronic 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.

The space
Cliffs Ridge is so-named because you can see its rooftop from what used to be Cliffs Ridge Run at the top of Chair #1 at Marquette Mountain, formerly Cliffs Ridge Ski Area. There is no apostrophe in 'Cliffs' because it was originally named after the Cliffs Dow Company. The exposed beams in the roof and Great Room are actually recycled from the old Tracy Mine in Ishpeming.

Part of the beauty of enjoying Cliffs Ridge is its personality and warmth —you can enjoy family and friends without the commercial feeling of a hotel. With the great kitchen space you can enjoy excellent family dining 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 the comfortable seating in the living room, enjoy drinks on the back deck after a day at the beach, or read a book in one of the private bedrooms.

Cliffs Ridge has four separate bedrooms. "Superior": King-size bed, master bath, sitting area, access to private back deck, futon, 32" flat screen TV and Spectrum cable; "Big Bay": bunk-bed room with two singles; "Northwoods" Queen bed with 32" flat screen TV and DVD player; and "Chalet": Queen bed with another full bath and door to outside. "Northwoods" and "Chalet" have French doors with blinds and curtains separating them; these can be opened or closed depending on your preference.

It also has two futons suitable for kids (one in master and one in living room) and reclining sofa and chair in the living room. There is an additional bathroom on the floor with the living room, dining and kitchen area.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything necessary to feed a crowd including two crock pots, turkey roaster and many nice pots and pans. There is a Weber stainless steel propane grill on the upper deck year-around. The back deck has access to the firepit and front walkway, and also has a second grill and bar area every season except Winter.

This year-around vacation home is the perfect spot for family reunions, ski vacations, NMU parent activity weekends, wedding parties, hiking weekends, Brewfest, Pictured Rocks touring, golf vacations and more. Our hope is that your family can enjoy it the way we have for 31 years — and that it can become your Marquette home-away-from-home as well!

The Marquette area has 35 miles of interconnected paved bike trails and miles of mountain biking trails as well—accessible directly from the house. The South Trail Head is right next to the Ski Hill as well. Cliffs Ridge is also two miles from Blueberry Ridge Cross-Country Ski Trails.

You can reach the snowmobile trails directly from the house using Michigan State Highway 553 right-away—two miles to the south to County Road 480. There is also a gas station and excellent bar/restaurant at that corner commonly referred to as the Crossroads. Once you get to the Crossroads you can pretty much get anywhere in the UP via the trail system. You can also trailer south to the parking lot next to Marquette Mountain Ski Area and access the trails from there.

Guest access
This is a single family home. You and your party have private access to the entire property.

Other things to note
The fire pit is a great place to have bonding time with the family. Wood is provided. There is ample private parking including RV and boat parking.
Beautiful 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home near the ski hill and minutes from everything in Marquette.

Cliffs Ridge is a comfortable, spacious home with four separate bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 futons and a reclining full-size sofa and chair. It has cathedral ceilings and a corner electronic fireplace for family togetherness and privacy all wrapped in one. The home is located less than one mile south of Marquette Moun…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

Amenities

HDTV with premium cable, standard cable
Cable TV
Wifi
Portable air conditioning
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Central heating
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Marquette, Michigan, United States

Five private homes that share the access road "Thimbleberry Lane" off of Michigan State Highway 553.

Hosted by Cat

Joined in January 2016
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We have owned Cliffs Ridge since 1989. When we moved to Washington State in 2006 we weren't ready to sell it, so we became one of the first vacation rentals in Marquette County, Michigan. Ten years later we were able to return to the Midwest and are now in Appleton, which means we can visit our own house more than twice a year! We are avid Cocker Spaniel owners and know that responsible pet families prefer to bring their fur babies with them them if they can, so we are indeed pet-friendly. Over the years we have added many upgrades and will continue to do so. Enjoy the great corner stone fireplace and the bonfire are in the back as much as we and our friends do. Welcome to Cliffs Ridge!
We have owned Cliffs Ridge since 1989. When we moved to Washington State in 2006 we weren't ready to sell it, so we became one of the first vacation rentals in Marquette County, Mi…
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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