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The Purple Martin’s Je ne sais quoi atmosphere will draw you in. To a Francophile like me, it felt a little like a French country inn or Quebec gite. And if the atmosphere doesn’t draw you in, the owners and staff definitely will. Their friendliness and eagerness to please was charming and heartwarming. These locals really do love to share their stories and listen to yours. And more likely than not, you’ll also enjoy engaging with the other guests as we did. The Purple Martin is as inviting for single travelers as it is for couples or groups. It quickly becomes a place “. . . where everyone knows your name”.
The Purple Martin Inn and Guest House is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Huron and nestled in the quaint community of Rogers City, Michigan. It’s just 40 miles north of Alpena, 40 miles south of Cheboygan, and 40 miles east of I-75 in Indian River. See our page on day tripping, we are in a great location for Mackinaw, Ocqueoc Falls, Petoskey and Harbor Springs, to name a few. It is a typical and beautiful location in Northern Michigan just steps away to shops and restaurants. We offer secluded and laid-back pure Michigan beach-side lodging that caters exclusively to Michigan’s nature loving patrons. It is a typical and beautiful pure Michigan town.
“Enjoy great views of both the sunrise side and sunsets over our quiet bay. This acre of land, complete with a large garden area and garden structure, is the perfect getaway for romantic couples, small groups, mini corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions.”
More than a decade ago, Cindy Vezinau saw an empty building that served as a laundromat for the Great Lake freighters and had a thought no one dared have: this building could be an inn. Now, Cindy’s dream is a reality!
A portion of the funds are donated to the local non-profit, Purple Martin for Kids. Click here to learn about the wonderful work this charity does.