Bring your log home fantasy to life with a stay at Dapple-Gray Bed and Breakfast. This B&B offers a blend of new -- because this home was built to be a B&B -- and old -- because innkeeper Ruth has a background as a collector and dealer of antiques.
One view of Eagle Harbor from the porch and you'll understand why Ruth and her husband Ole were drawn to this commanding spot in the Upper Peninsula, presiding over a magnificent Lake Superior vista very close to the popular town of Copper Harbor.
The reviews say it all, not only about the view but also the hospitality.
“You will never find a better view, nicer (or newer) log home or house, or nicer innkeepers.
“(It’s) obvious they've invested a million dollars into this magnificent venture, which they share with you for the same price as a 57-year-old Ramada with a parking lot view (elsewhere).
Ole prepared the best Eggs Benedict I've ever had, served family-style, ladies first.”
“Magnificent log home. Majestic Lake Superior views. Abe and George the dog welcomed us to their home. Ole and Ruth were very kind and charming. We were able to see the beautiful cat, and the bunny. Great pumpkin bread, Eggs Benedict, fresh fruit, juice and coffee made a great start for the day. Ruth's flower beds are amazingly beautiful. Don't forget to look at all the antiques and doll collections. You can look for hours on end. And especially, don't forget to greet the donkeys!”
“Each room is a small suite with easy chairs for reading or enjoying a private moment. The large common area is centered around a huge fireplace, which was a cozy place to gather during an unexpected May snow/rain storm. If you like antiques, Dapple-Gray will keep you occupied for days looking over the collection.”
Unique experiences at Dapple-Gray B&B
The Keweenaw Peninsula is dotted with lighthouses, starting with the Eagle Harbor Light Station, which is the closest to Dapple-Gray B&B and said to be haunted. Contact the innkeepers about the open hours and availability of tours at this and other lighthouses on the peninsula.
There’s nothing charming about shipwrecks, but you’ll learn a lot about the dangers of navigating Lake Superior and waters close to the Keweenaw when you visit the nearby Maritime Museum. And no visit to the peninsula will be complete without an exploration of Calumet, once the center of the UP’s mining industry. The village is designated as a National Historic Landmark. In fact, in the Keweenaw Peninsula, 18 different sites focusing the copper mining days of the 19th Century comprise a national park. The area has many museums, two colleges over 100 years old, and art galleries and shows.