Cliffs Ridge Marquette, Michigan
Welcome to Cliffs Ridge
Front walkway to Cliffs Ridge, Marquette's Premier Vacation Rental
Entryway to Cliffs Ridge
Fun Fire Pit Area
Seating, Deck Platform and String Lights. Bring your ingredients for S'mores!
Living to Dining Area
Great open living area for togetherness and privacy combined.
Free WiFi – if you must work while at Cliffs Ridge, this is the place to do it!
View From the Kitchen Window
Feels like you're living in a tree house!
Reading Area and Futon
Relaxing reading area; futon is one of two. Great for kids.
Sunset From Upper Deck
Marquette is beautiful in every season, but summer is certainly special.
Twinkle lights and homey atmosphere
Stairs With Three Railings
Stairs from upper level to main floor. They are original to the house and steep, so please use the hand rails.
Grapevine! Marquette Grapes.
Marquette grapes. Grapevines get bigger each year. I planted these in 2003!
Back of House, Fire Pit to the Right
Back of the house. Next neighbor is pretty far behind.
Living Room From Dining Area
Great corner fireplace with wood provided.
Chalet and Northwoods Queen Bedrooms
Two queen-size bedrooms connected by French doors. Open them or shut them depending on your guest situation. One room has a flat screen TV without cable but with HDMI and USB ports; the other has an older 27" TV for games, etc.
"Superior" – King-size Master
King-size master bedroom and master bath with back deck that has a shortcut to the fire pit. Dog door to fenced dog yard if wanted. 32" TV with cable.
"Northwoods" – Queen Bedroom
This room has a great feel and is really private. Connects to "Chalet" if wanted. 32" TV with DVD player.
"Chalet" – Queen Bedroom
Comfortable room with attached full bath. Open or close the French doors that connect to "Northwoods".
"Big Bay" — Bunk Bed Room
Two single beds in fun bunk bed room.
Lake Superior Wave Action
There is simply nothing better than walking in Lake Superior.
Back Deck Bar
Back Deck Seating
Back Deck with 2nd Gas Grill
Parking Area for Trailers, etc
Cliffs Ridge is a comfortable, spacious short term vacation rental home in Marquette, Michigan with four separate bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 futons and a reclining full-size sofa and chair. It has cathedral ceilings and a corner electric fireplace for family togetherness and privacy all wrapped in one. Cliffs Ridge has a great fire pit area along with seating, a deck platform and string lights. The home is located less than one mile south of Marquette Mountain Ski Area on M-553 (the closest single house accommodation to the hill), minutes from downtown Marquette and magnificent Lake Superior.
Cliffs Ridge is so-named because you can see its rooftop from the former Cliffs Ridge Run at the top of Chair #1 at Marquette Mountain, formerly Cliffs Ridge Ski Area. There is no apostrophe in "Cliffs" because it was originally named after the Cliffs Dow Company. The exposed beams in the roof, Great Room and main floor ceilings are actually recycled from the old Tracy Mine in Ishpeming.
Part of the beauty of renting a vacation rental in Marquette, namely Cliffs Ridge, is its personality and warmth – you can enjoy family and friends without the commercial feeling of a hotel, and with the great kitchen space you can enjoy excellent family dining without the expense of going out to eat for every meal.
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything necessary to feed a crowd including two crock pots. There are two gas grills; one on the upper deck front off the living area; the other is on the on the back deck off the master bedroom along with a bar area and additional seating.
This year-around vacation rental is the perfect spot for family reunions, ski vacations, NMU parent activity weekends, wedding parties and more.
Our hope is that your family can enjoy it the way we have for 30+ years – and that it can become your Marquette vacation rental home-away-from-home as well!
The Marquette area has more than 35 miles of interconnected paved bike trails and miles of mountain biking trails as well – accessible directly from the house. Snowmobile parking is available at Marquette Mountain with access to the trails.
Great Place for a Ski Weekend!
Spacious vacation rental home located a mile away from Marquette Mountain. This was our 2nd stay at this home this ski season. Price is great. Beds are comfortable. Home is clean, kitchen has everything you need. Having laundry makes it really easy if you don't want to have to pack a lot. Such a QUICK jaunt over to beautiful Marquette Mountain. 5 minutes to downtown...very convenient location. Great place to stay!!
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Perfect Vacation Home
My family from Wisconsin stayed at Cliffs Ridge for my wedding in Marquette. The place was beautiful and really gives off the "I'm on vacation" feel. Very spacious and well accommodating for my large family. The closest and largest rental we found near Marquette Mountain where we held our wedding reception. Short drive to downtown but offers the privacy of being out of the city. The owners are great to work with. We would definitely stay at this Marquette vacation rental again.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
Simply Put, Cliffs Ridge is Amazing
We have stayed at this Marquette vacation rental a couple of times over the last few years. The home owners are exceptionally great to work with, and always very accommodating. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental, and that is very important to my wife and me. The accommodations are great, and the location is even better. We are avid mountain bikers and skiers. We're able to ride our bikes to the NTN south trail head, and just a very short drive away from the ski lifts. There's plenty of room for a family, and we would recommend this location to everyone possible.
Great place, great location, great owners
If you're visiting Marquette to go fat biking or skiing then Cliffs Ridge is ideal. Our group of nine were there to fat bike so we were thrilled to find the southern trails only a mile from the house, just past the ski hill, and the northern trails are an easy straight shot down the highway. The house is great, well equipped with everything you need for a relaxing trip to the U.P. The home owners are great to work with, extremely responsive to emails and everything you need to know about the house is clearly laid out with instructions.
– Richard, Madison, WI