Frequently Asked Questions

What to Bring?

Our cottages are fully equipped with everything you should need for your stay.  Each cottage contains a fully equipped kitchen, brand new beds and linens including sheets, pillows, blankets and comforters.  All kitchens have a refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, pots and pans, dinnerware, glassware, silverware, utensils, kitchen towels, a small container of dish soap, and a new scrubby sponge.  Your cottage will have its own BBQ, Picnic Table, and lawn furniture.  All cottages have TV’s.
Some things you would want to bring would be your paper products, paper towels, tissue, and extra toilet paper(we start each rental with 1 roll).  You’ll want to bring your beach towels, since the cottage bath towels need to stay in the cottage.  Also, we start each rental off with a kitchen and bathroom plastic garbage bag but you will need to supply your own garbage bags for the rest of your stay. Other than that all you need to bring is all of your personal gear for your stay.



Please let us know if you will be having visitors. Each visitor staying with you overnight or enjoying the property during the day will have a charge of  $10. Your visitors MAY NOT bring dogs. Visitors causing disturbances will be asked to leave immediately. Visitors must park along the street.





What is the Weather Like?

The weather in Les Cheneaux varies from 50's to upwards of the occasional 90's in peak of summer. A typical day in the area starts off cool in the mornings, warms into the afternoon and cools back down in the evening. We suggest that you bring a light coat for the morning and evening chill and a raincoat.

Guests bringing Dogs


We continue to welcome well-behaved dogs at Spring Lodge WITH PRIOR APPROVAL over the phone (906-484-2282).

Our general rule for dogs is that they absolutely cannot bother any other Spring Lodge guest with their noise, behavior or un-picked up poop.  All dogs must be spayed/neutered.

Your dog needs to be supervised at times and never wandering out of your sight.  When your dog goes to the bathroom it must be picked up immediately, if you have no bag you can use one of the three doggie bag stations we have across the property.  Dog poop must never be left on the ground, even if it is near your cabin.  Dog barking will not be tolerated.  You may not leave your dog in a cabin alone if it barks.  Barking at other times should be stopped immediately.  A dog heard growling or acting in any way aggressively towards other dogs or people will not be tolerated.

We have quilts available to cover the couches and chairs if your dog goes on the furniture. Please let us know if you need any so we can protect the furniture for our next guest.  If your dog likes to go on the bed we ask those guests to bring their own linens for the bed.

The fee is $200/week per dog. 



What are the Local Events?

Les Cheneaux Events

Frog Fest (June)

4th of July

Boat Show (2nd Weekend in August)

Boat School Events

Culinarty School Events

Snowsfest (President's Wknd February)


Do you have WiFi?

Spring Lodge has WiFi on Property. Due to the size of the property we cannot offer full WiFi access to every cottage on property. We do have several easy to use Hot Spots that you can connect your device. Our Main Dockhouse has comfortable tables and chairs all with a great view of Snow's Channel and Full WiFi Signal.

What Type Fishing/Catching

The Les Cheneaux Island's Waterways are loaded with Pike, Perch, Bass, Lake Trout, Sunfish, Catfish and the occasional Walleye.

Live and artificial baits work well depending on time of season.


Area Restaurants and Shopping

Spring Lodge is centrally located in the Les Cheneaux Islands. We have a grocery store, gas station, Dollar General, Post Office, Bait Shop, Hardware store, Gift Shops, Fish Market and several places to dine and refresh. The Spring Lodge is within a short walking distance of Snow's Bar and Grill.

The Les Cheneaux Islands are also home to the Les Cheneaux Culinary School and Les Cheneaux Boat School.



Each Cottage Contains:

BBQ Grill

Picnic Table

Patio Furniture


WiFi is available via Hot Spots on Property

See Cottage Pages for Details











Additional Information:

A deposit of 50% of the Cabin rate per week is required.
Check-in: 2pm        Check-out: 8am
Early arrivals (arriving before 2pm) please contact us we can have your cabin ready.

There is a charge of $10.00 a night or $50.00 a week per adult, $25.00 a week per child, above 4 people in a cottage.

  1. Children under 5 free.
  2. Payment expected upon arrival.
  3. We accept cash, check, or credit card. Credit cards will have a 3.75% service fee.
  4. All cottages have ranges, refrigerators, and automatic heat.
  5. Linens furnished, bedding, bath towels, and kitchen towels.
  6. Beautiful groomed beach.
  7. Complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboats, and bicycles.
  8. Fish cleaning tables with running water.
  9. Dogs welcome - $200.00 per week. (See above for details)
  10. Tents and campers not permitted.


  11. All cottages subject to 6% Michigan sales tax, 1% bed tax - total 7%

    1. All other services subject to 6% Michigan sales tax
    2. Prices subject to change without notice.

Typical Check In/Check out procedure

Check in Saturday 2 PM Sunday-Monday Tuesday-Wednesday Thursday-Friday Check Out Saturday
8 AM
To do: Meet Owners, Find Cottage, Find Boat, Unpack, Relax Relax, Fish, Sit at beach, Smile Fish, Relax, Have Campfire Fish, Relax, Have Another Campfire, Swim and Smile some more. Sad because you have to leave.
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