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Discover America's Emerald Isle
Beaver Island

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Welcome to historical Beaver Island, a beautiful Dark Sky Sanctuary located 32 miles offshore on America's Emerald Isle in Northern Michigan. The most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes, with a year-round population of 600 with a large percentage, of Irish descent. The Island is about 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, about 54 square miles in area.

The Island is an amazing vacation location that awaits you. A place that has miles of undiscovered & unspoiled shoreline of breathtaking scenery. The first thing you will need to do is take a deep breath of fresh air as you step back in time and enjoy the hospitality and ambiance of a bygone era. Where life is a little slower, people are friendly and welcoming. Here you will find a place where no one gets in a hurry and the Islanders love that life here allows guests to enjoy each moment of peaceful pleasure.

You can get a taste of Beaver Island in a day. The Boat Company offers tours, and a flight from Charlevoix will get you to the Island in only 15 minutes. If you plan a couple of days or a week you will not be disappointed. You can bring your car or bike on the ferry. Both cars and bikes can be rented here. The Harbor and village are at the north end of the Island and some beautiful beaches and woodlands are at the south end. Bikes are great but if you really want to "see it all" bring your car or rent one.

You will be able to capture the beautiful sunrises or sunsets that are so breathtaking. If you enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, biking, star gazing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and hunting, then Beaver Island is the place for you. There is so much more hidden away here, yet it is only a stone throw away from town. Book a trip you will never forget and discover this hidden gem.

The residents' isolation, independence and respect for nature and traditions of the Island have made time slow down. Because Beaver Island offers a serene, relaxed life-style, many visitors have become regular vacationers, property owners and permanent residents. We welcome you to discover Beaver Island and decide where it may fit into your life


We enjoyed Emerald Isle so much! The owner was so awesome and the housekeeping staff made us feel so welcome! It was like we were visiting family. Rooms were plenty big for us and very clean! I saw the staff sanitizing the stair banister while we were there and everything had a fresh clean smell. The location is perfect for all of the island's amenities. We walked to the beach and gift shops with ease. Would suggest staying at the Emerald Isle to anyone!
Great Vacation! evz24, Trip Advisor
Rooms were very clean. Love the closeness to beach and facilities are great, saved a lot of money by cooking meals.Grills are provided for cooking out.Extra towels were provided and totlities as needed. Love this place.Great place for families.
Great vacation. Karen F, Trip Advisor
We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend. Nice atmosphere, everyone is friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and spacious. Had a wonderful time and looking forward to returning!
Evelyn Aydelott, Google Reviews