About the Inn
The perfect starting point for your "Up North" adventure.
The Paddlers Inn is conveniently located in Christmas, Michigan on 4 acres of wooded land, just 5 miles west of Munising, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Grand Island in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The village of Christmas is by Lake Superior with restaurants, gas, a casino, and Bay Furnace Park on Lake Superior. A lovely place to sit and relax and enjoy the view of the lake. Enjoy active recreation such as hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and ATVing.
The Paddler’s Inn is open to all travelers and vacationers that are looking for more than just a room, but a relaxing experience up north. Outdoor firepits for an evening campfire, in room refrigerators, propane grills, a free breakfast, library, free self parking onsite, and a 10% discount on our kayaking tours, dinner cruise, and restaurant are all included with your stay.
Want a more leisurely pace? Kayak on Lake Superior and view the grandeur of Pictured Rocks from the water, cruise around Grand Island Recreation Area and marvel at the spectacular cliffs, caves, arches and lighthouses or see the ships sitting on the bottom of the harbor from the glass-bottomed boat. Enjoy a canoe trip on the Au Train River as it peacefully meanders through the Hiawatha National Forest. Tour the Grand Island Recreation Area by bike, foot, or bus or stroll on some of the trails in Pictured Rocks. Enjoy the many area waterfalls, some can be seen from your car or are just a short walk, while others take you on a nice trail through the forest. Photographers will find wonderful photo opportunities around every turn.
There are wonderful Lake Superior sandy beaches nearby. The Au Train beach is just 8 miles west of the Christmas Motel. Relax and sit in the sand, build a sand castle, or wade in the refreshing waters of Lake Superior.