Where is Detroit’s Favorite Getaway Place?

Sunrise over Lake Huron at Huron House.
Sunrise over Lake Huron at Huron House.

Discover Oscoda: Detroit’s Tranquil Escape

Northeast Michigan is known as the Sunrise Coast. And these breathtaking views shown above are only a three-hour drive north of the motor city.

Nestled where the Au Sable River meets Lake Huron, is Detroit’s favorite getaway in the small quaint town of Oscoda, Michigan. This charming lakeside town offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and relaxation.

Follow along as we highlight our favorite things to do in the area with our Delightful Three-Day Itinerary.

Day 1: Lakefront Bliss and Local Gems

Morning- Enjoy a leisurely wake-up with pristine sunrise views over Lake Huron. Your gourmet breakfast will be delivered directly to your door where you can bask in comfort.

Late Morning- Stroll along the soft sandy beach, take in the gorgeous Lake Huron vistas, and explore the new pier at Oscoda Beach Park.  It’s a serene spot for relaxation. Preplan a romantic picnic lunch that can be on one of the area’s pristine beaches or along the many scenic stops in the area.

Afternoon- Wurtsmith Air:  Museum Immerse yourself in aviation history and explore this fascinating museum.

Evening – Relax by the firepit with a glass of wine and then have a romantic dinner at Tait’s Bill of Fare

Day 2: Nature and Adventure

Morning- Drive along this picturesque River Road Scenic Byway, taking in the scenic beauty of the area. The route spans 22 miles along the Au Sable River. A few insider tips and notables:

Location and Starting Point- The byway begins at the junction with U.S. 23 in Iosco County. It extends between Lake Huron and the Huron-Manistee National Forest. 

Scenic Beauty- The drive along the River Road Scenic Byway is nothing short of spectacular and the route follows the riverfront and parallels the AuSable River.  You’ll be capsulated in towering trees, forested foliage, and glimpses of the river. It’s interesting to note that this river played a significant role in Michigan’s logging industry. 

Wildlife and Bald Eagles:- The forest surrounding the byway is home to a variety of wildlife, including the magnificent bald eagle.

Recreational Stops- Along the way, you’ll encounter several recreational stops:

  • Lumberman’s Monument: Learn about the history of logging and enjoy scenic views.
  • Foote Dam Pond: Explore this area and take in the natural beauty.
  • Largo Springs Interpretive Site: Get up-close with peaceful natural springs.
  • Hiking Trails and Picnic Spots: There’s plenty to see and do for outdoor enthusiasts.

Late Morning- Iargo Springs: Explore this hidden gem with its peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking vistas. Soak in the natural beauty and tranquility.

Afternoon-  Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area: Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts will love this spot. Look out for ospreys, eagles, and other wildlife.

Evening- Enjoy a bountiful dinner at Northwood Steakhouse. Great wine list, prime rib, and whitefish dinners.

Day 3: History and Culture

Morning- Lumberman’s Monument: Visit this cool monument and learn about the area’s logging history. The views from the top are beautiful.

Late Morning- The AuSable/Oscoda Historical Society & Museum Dive into local history and explore exhibits that showcase Oscoda’s past.

Afternoon- Hunt’s Canoes & Miniature Golf: Have a fantastic day out with canoeing, miniature golf, and stops at small beaches along the river.

Evening – Come back to your lakeside room and enjoy your hot tub and maybe a preordered bottle of champagne with chocolate-covered strawberries. Afterward, order pizza from G’s Pizzeria and Deli


Exterior view of Huron House from beach
Views from the Huron House patio and fire pit

Lakefront Luxury: The Huron House Bed and Breakfast

So now that you know you want to experience the nature and beauty of the sunrise coast of Michigan in Oscoda, where should you stay for your three-day getaway? We can highly recommend the upscale, adult-only lodging at the Huron House Bed and Breakfast.

At the Huron House Bed and Breakfast, couples can unwind in luxurious lakefront accommodations. Imagine waking up to Lake Huron views, the sound of lapping waves, and soft sandy beaches. Whether it’s a honeymoon, an anniversary, or a quiet escape, the Huron House promises privacy, attention to detail, and unforgettable memories. Here are our five top reasons why the Huron House Bed and Breakfast is so special and is Detroit’s Favorite Getaway Place.

Lakefront Views and Tranquility- The Huron House offers breathtaking views of Lake Huron. Imagine waking up to the soft lapping waves right outside your window and witnessing a stunning sunrise over the water. The serene atmosphere makes it an ideal escape for couples seeking a romantic retreat.

Luxurious Amenities- Each room at the Huron House is thoughtfully designed with king-size beds, cozy fireplaces, and private hot tubsWhether you’re relaxing in the whirlpool tub or enjoying the warmth of the fireplace, you’ll feel pampered and indulged.

Breakfast soufflé in a white dish on a cutting board with fresh thyme
Huron house egg soufflé with fresh herbs

In-Room Gourmet Breakfast- Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast delivered right to your room. Imagine savoring a delicious meal while gazing out at Lake Huron. It’s a delightful way to kick off your morning and sets the tone for a memorable day.

Beach Access– Guests can walk directly onto the soft sandy beach from the Huron House. Feel the sand between your toes and take leisurely strolls along the shoreline.

Privacy and Attention to Detail- The Huron House prides itself on providing a private and intimate experience.

Remember to take in the glorious sunrises over Lake Huron and embrace the magic of Oscoda’s natural beauty. Enjoy your trip! 🌅🏞️🌊

Couple on a beach for sunrise.

🌅 This inn is quality-assured and inspected by the Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association. Because of its popularity, it fills up way in advance, so book your getaway today. 


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