No other state has more lighthouses than Michigan – over 150. Many of the lighthouses were erected in the 1800’s to assist ships safely navigate the dark sky and guide them into port often through a rocky waters. Lighthouses are a special fascination. Each is unique with its own characteristics and architecture and built to endure any type of weather conditions. Located along the shoreline, they offer spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets. Today many of these lighthouses have been preserved, some still operational and open to the public.
The best way to experience the beauty of the AuSable River is to slip slowly back in time on an authentic paddlewheel powered riverboat. The classic double-decker, decked out in red, white and blue, meanders down the AuSable River twice daily in the summer months. Come Fall Foliage season, the schedule expands to three tours daily. The departure spot is just a 15-minute drive from the Huron House.
On July 26-27, 2014, join the celebration of the 67th Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon, North America’s toughest, richest canoe race. The AuSable River Canoe Marathon, a.k.a. “The Marathon,” is a thrilling LeMans-style running-start canoe race that starts at night in Grayling and ends 120 miles later near the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda, Michigan. The AuSable is one of the most beautiful free flowing rivers in the United States.
Lumberman’s Monument: A Must-See Stop! - AuSable River
The Lumberman’s Monument is dedicated to the workers of the early logging industry in Michigan. It was built in 1931 and is located in the Huron-Manistee National Forest that was heavily logged in the second half of the 19th century. It stands 14 feet high on a bluff overlooking the scenic AuSable River.
Overlooking beautiful Lake Huron on Michigan’s sunrise side, you’ll find the quaint charming town of East Tawas. A pedestrian-friendly town with wide sidewalks that are perfect for strolling with your special someone and is a short 10-minute drive from the luxurious Huron House Bed and Breakfast. A variety of specialty stores and boutiques can be found on Newman Street.
What is the difference between a Bed and Breakfast and a Hotel?
Since purchasing the Huron House, I have been asked by several of my friends and relatives, “What is the difference between a Bed and Breakfast and a Hotel”? I’ve included a short video that pokes a little fun at hotels offering “bed and breakfast” packages. The video makes a strong point at some of the differences. I will attempt to outline some of the major differences between the two.
Happy New Year to all of our guests of the Huron House! Welcome to the first installment of our blog. As many of you know, or have at least heard the rumor, the Huron House is under new ownership. As of May 23, 2013, my wife and I took possession of the Huron House from the original proprietors: Denny and Marti Lorenz. After 23 years, they have passed the hospitality torch to Karrie and me.