Motels in Baraga, Michigan

by Mark Heidelberger Google

The village of Baraga, Michigan, features a balance of well-known chain motels and individually owned mom-and-pop-type spots, with both offering reasonably priced accommodations for business travelers and tourists alike. While amenities are often minimal, perks like on-site parking and free continental breakfasts are attractive to travelers operating on a budget. Also, these motels lie close to several local casinos, museums, parks, restaurants and major roadways like routes 38 and 41.

Carla's Restaurant and Lake Shore Motel

Carla's Restaurant and Lake Shore Motel has been a family owned and operated enterprise since 1979, offering a brightly painted turquoise motel with 10 cozy rooms and several cabins along Lake Superior. Guests have easy access to boating and swimming in Keweenaw Bay as well as area attractions such as the Sand Point Lighthouse. The pet-friendly property features a sauna, Wi-Fi access, free parking right in front of the room door and a motel deck with scenic views of the lake. The on-site restaurant offers a menu primarily composed of charbroiled steaks and freshly caught fish, while an adjacent bar and lounge plays sporting events on a big screen. Each motel room is outfitted with climate controls and satellite TV service, and some have microwaves and fridges. Guests who want full-sized kitchens can spring for the cabins.

Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn

The AAA two-diamond Best Western Baraga Lakeside Inn is nestled against the shore of Lake Superior near points of interest like the Shrine of Bishop Baraga, and numerous snowmobiling trails are directly across the street. The 100 percent smoke-free property features an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, cocktail lounge and 24-hour front desk. Business travelers can take advantage of copy/fax services and meeting facilities for up to 100 people. A full-service restaurant on the premises serves American-style cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while room service can be order between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. A total of 68 guest rooms are spread over three floors, offering a choice of one king or two queen beds and varying amenities such as wet bars, balconies, Jacuzzi tubs and dataport phones. Children under 12 stay free with a paying adult.

Super 8 Motel Baraga

The Super 8 Motel, boasting a Tudor-style exterior, offers convenient access to the Baraga County Historical Museum and the Ojibwa Casino, which is next door. The ultra budget-conscious property has a 24-hour front desk with local staff that can help out-of-towners navigate the area. Other amenities range from high-speed wireless Internet to a complimentary continental breakfast each morning to free parking for large vehicles such as buses, RVs and boat trailers. For lunch and dinner, several pizza parlors are nearby, including Superior Pizza and Irene's. All guest rooms are non-smoking, and handicap-accessible units are available upon request. In-room amenities are extremely basic, such as cable television and coffeemaker with unlimited fresh roast grounds. Well-behaved pets and service animals are welcome.

The 4 Seasons Inn

The 40-unit 4 Seasons Inn shares a property with the Ojibwa Casino, where guests can enjoy Texas hold'em, three-card poker, roulette, blackjack and more than 300 slot machines. Gaming enthusiasts and large tour groups can inquire about the casino "stay and play" package. All guests have access to the casino’s indoor pool, whirlpool, bowling alley, bingo hall, fax machine and gift shop with its many locally produced souvenirs. Numerous dining options on the premises include a sports bar and grill, casino floor snack shop and family-style restaurant serving fresh homemade entrees. Spacious guest rooms offer two double beds and a sitting area or one king bed and a Jacuzzi-style tub. All rates are based on double occupancy, and discounts are available for seniors. Pets are allowed for an extra fee and management's prior approval.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.