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5 Mile Point Road, Ahmeek, MI 49901, USA    
(906) 337-1744
 
 

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$165
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William H. Frabotta & Mary Mathews

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Description

Circa 1917. Located on 35 acres on the Keweenaw Peninsula, including 3,000 feet of private Lake Superior shoreline, this yellow-brick lighthouse was constructed around a seven-story, steel-beam core. Inside the massive structure are carved oak railings on the staircase, plaster medallions around all the light fixtures and antique Victorian furnishings throughout. The parlor offers a fireplace and has walls with floor-to-ceiling English paneling. For a special anniversary ask for the lavish King Room which features 96 yards of purple velvet in a crown canopy that flows around the bed. The room also features a decorative antique fireplace and scenic water views. The inn is open year-round, and from mid-May to mid-August lighthouse guests enjoy the unique experience of both sunrise and sunset views over the water. Gourmet breakfasts are served, including melt-in-your-mouth English scones. A lovely homemade dessert is served every evening while Mary entertains guests on a 110-year-old parlor Grand piano.

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Rates

$165 to $225

Payment Types Accepted Include Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and cash.

Amenities

This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 1 suite. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Copy Machine
  • Swimming

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways

Inns Of Interest

    • Lighthouses

Innkeepers Association Memberships

B&B Assoc Of Michigan

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two night minimum on weekends.

Cancellation

Two weeks notice.

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Live Theater
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Water Sports


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lighthouse inn tour

This review is only to cover a tour of the inn that my husband and I took. We were greeted by Mary who took us in to the living room. We noted the delicious aroma of the dessert that she was baking for the guests that evening. She explained the whole process of them obtaining the property to ALL of the renovations that were done. Hard to believe what it must have looked like when they bought it! Then we visited each room, one more extravagant then the other. Finally, we climbed into the tower to see the magnificent view of Lake Superior. It,luckily, was a beautiful day and a beautiful scene. The instant we got up to the outside of the tower, Mary took several pictures of my husband and myself. Finally, when we returned downstairs again, Mary played us a piece on the grand piano in the living room. It was a wonderful experience that all should see someday. Take the tour or spend the night; your experience will be unforgettable!
Carolyn Kniker
Kewanee, IL

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Not your average B&B

We have stayed at many B&B's during our 31 years of marriage but none compare to the uniqueness of this property! I read about Sand Hills several years ago but we finally got there this year and were enthralled with the location, history and serenity of our stay. The vision that Bill and Mary had brought the lighthouse back from the brink of destruction and the attention to every detail is truly remarkable. We were awed by their experiences, Mary's wonderful piano playing AND the guests we met there. We were fortunate enough to be there at the same time as Don, the 91 year-old gentleman who was stationed at the lighthouse during his Coast Guard bootcamp days and returns every year. History come alive and an experience that will not be for us once-in-a-lifetime! We will be back!!! ;-)
Diane Davies
Novi, MI

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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InnSide Tip - Upper Peninsula taste treats
Don't miss out on trying a pasty at any UP restaurant. Take home a jar of Thimbleberry jam (they only grow in UP, Michigan!
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A gem to be appreciated

Sand Hills Lighthouse is a lot more than what meets the eyes. The inn owners Bill and Mary are warm and sincere, they really go out of their way to make your stay memorable. Your eyes will be delighted by the scenary, your taste buds will marvel at Mary's tasty desserts and homemade breakfast, your ears will appreciate the waves crashing against the rocks, and your nose will enjoy the fresh lake air. Make time to talk to Bill and Mary, their stories are not to be missed.
Gordon L
Winnetka, IL
4/17/2010

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A Wonderful Experience

This place is amazing, largely in part to the warmth and kind hearted owners, Bill & Mary. Piano playing, antiques, artwork and delicious food will have leave you wondering why you didn't stay here sooner. The grounds and view are like nothing I have experienced - A M A Z I N G!!!! Truly a superb vacation
Lisa M
4/12/2010

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Quiet and Romantic

To know the "Sand Hills Lighthouse" is to love it! Bill & Mary are an inspiration showing passion toward their guests and the Inn. Mary is the most energetic host ever, making sure everyone is comfortable and familiar with all the historic lighthouse has to offer. We plan to return again and again for more enchanted moments.
Joel Montei
8/28/2009

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This place is perfect!

My wife & I just spent our honeymoon here and we are already planning a return trip with some friends in tow! If you are planning a trip to the UP and want a serene place with great views, warm hosts, a relaxing atmosphere and the greatest breakfast any B&B has to offer, this is your spot!
Mark & Kelly
Oak Forest, IL
9/15/2008

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Paradise in God's Country!

This is our favorite vacation spot. We love the Great food, the quiet atmosphere, the relaxing opportunities, the friendliness of our hosts, hearing Mary play the piano, the scenery We have visited four times and are registered for this summer...can't wait to get there! Come see for yourself. the majic of the place will bring you back again and again.
Chuck & Frances Francis
6/12/2008

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7 Review(s)
86% would stay again
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Publicity and Press Reviews

Sand Hills was featured on a PBS special.
Sand Hills was recently featured on NBC's Today Show.


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