SmokinSoleResort is a five acre camp in the woods one mile from Eagle River, Michigan and the shore of Lake Superior, on the beautiful Keweenaw peninsula, at the tip top of the Michigan U.P.
Our camp sites are not at our home. As stated above, they are at our camp. We have a small cabin there, and try to spend as many weekends as possible at the camp during the season. Since we are both employed, we are unable to be there during the work week. The camp is only about a block's distance from the highway and a mile from the nearest small town, but it is still a little isolated, and for this reason we prefer that our guests are there on the weekends (typically Friday and Saturday night), when we are also there. It should also be noted that, although we have had no problem with unwelcome wildlife, the Keweenaw peninsula is in black bear country and there are both bears and wolves in the general area. Other wildlife (deer, coyotes, racoon, opossum, squirels, partridge, woodpeckers, and a host of other birds and wildlife) is abundant!
No campfires other than in the fire ring at the main cabin (unless it's too dry or windy).
Narrow road with sharp turn into property from the blacktop. Hard packed rock. Not perfectly smooth but only a short distance from the blacktop. We pull in a 30+ foot fifth wheel, but you need to be an experienced camper/RV driver to make the turn from the blacktop.
Anywhere in the area
We have spots available for one camper 22' or less, and two campers up to 35'.
Something for everyone!
Lake Superior. Boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, beaches, Lighthouses, unparalleled beauty.
Copper Harbor. Mountain bike and hiking trails. Artisans. Brockway Mountain. Restaurants. Shops.
Mount Bohemia. Skiing, adventure.
Lac La Belle.
The Bear Belly Bar and restaurant.
Our flower filled, quiet camp, just one mile from the beach at Eagle River and the wonderful Fitzgeralds restaurant.
More... So much more.
I had the best time ever staying with some amazingly wonderful hosts that were friendly, kind and very hospitable. I enjoyed visiting with them and being able to go and see and do things around the area. They come highly recommended from me and will definitely come see them again while in the area if they are there. Thank you so much for allowing me and my dog to stay with you and be able to see a lot of the natural beauty in your neck of the woods. It was well worth it to take the time to drive up to the UP. I wish I could have stayed longer. It was nice to have a place to relax and unwind for a few days.
Glen and Katie(GSD).
Lovely quiet spot in the bush. Another be rver was also staying. The latitude and longitude took us right to their secluded laneway.
We had a wonderful time, This couple were the perfect hosts, their property is beautiful and they are very down to earth. It was our first time boondocking and if everyone is as warm and welcoming as this couple it will not be our last. Thank you again for sharing with us.
Joyce and Gary go out of their way to make you feel at home. They’re little cabin and set up is lovely and we so enjoyed all the fellowship and laughter around food and fire!
Joyce and Gary have a little slice of heaven in Eagle River and enhance it even more by going above and beyond with food and fellowship! We can’t imagine our visit to the Keweenaw Peninsula without them now!
Boon Dockers experience AND it was most excellent. She, the hostess with the mostest and he the host with the most. An evening sitting outside with great company and great food. We got lots of local tips from restaurants to near by attractions. All leading to fun. A definite "10."
So the hostess should be her own little visitor center. Oh wait, she is! They had lists of hikes, swimming beaches, and a wealth of historical info. Never mind that this spot is soooo pretty and the whole area is breathtaking. I wish I could have stayed a week! Well worth the extra miles to get out on the peninsula and into Lake Superior's heart and sole! I dropped the 5th and went off on day trips. The couple could not have been more friendly, hospitable and generous! I sooo hope they will come stay with me in NY.
ps They welcomed my old black lab too!
They were not around much when we were there, but when we saw them they had good recommendations for sight seeing. We stayed 2 nights, and enjoyed driving around the peninsula.
Hi - thanks again for providing one night stay. It was a pleasure meeting you both and it was truly a peaceful stay.
Paul and I spent a night at the SmokinSoleResort and could not have been more pleased or surprised with our stay. First, Joyce knocked herself out prior to our visit providing travel tips about the UP area. We followed her advice and enjoyed attractions and features we may not have otherwise discovered. She and Gary were warm, hospitable, and eager to share with us one of the UP's traditions - pasties! Sitting around a campfire in their private camp was super. Hard to beat their hospitality. They're down-to-earth generous and fun people and we are so glad to have spent time with them.