ABOUT THE PURPLE MARTIN LAKESIDE INN & BIRD SANCTUARY ON LAKE HURON
Enjoy great views of both the sunrise side and sunsets over our quiet bay. These five acres in town location is complete with a large garden area and garden structure, which is the perfect getaway for romantic couples, small groups, mini corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions.
The Purple Martin Inn offers artsy, boutique style luxury with contentment the Rogers City way! The comfort and convenience of our guests is our primary concern. Our guestrooms are beautifully furnished with eclectic, welcoming, even romantic furnishings and each room has a personality all it’s own. All of the Inn’s rooms offer private bathrooms with showers. Our comforters, pillows, and toiletries will ensure a delightful stay!
The Purple Martin Inn & Guest House also offers sensational views on Lake Huron, including sunrises and sunsets. It’s not unusual to watch great lake freighters or one of 45 bird species, including eagles. The Purple Martin is a National Wildlife Federation accredited property, a Purple Martin Sanctuary and a Monarch Butterfly Way station.
It is quaintly nestled in the quiet community of Rogers City with pristine shorelines, boutique shops, memorable people and the northern Michigan as by gone. Here you can walk freely and safely, smell the clean, pine air, play in the crystal clear waters, walk miles of public beach and almost touch the stars at night. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and experience a less rushed part of the world. Here you are able to enjoy all the wonders of nature while only being a walk around the corner to our uptown, offering unique shopping, homemade food and timeless museums. Whether you are looking for a place to unplug or be inspired; Rogers City welcomes you. Come experience for yourself the lifestyle of a Northeastern Michigander. We promise you’ll be hooked.
ABOUT OUR PURPLE MARTINS
America’s most wanted bird, relative to the famous swallows of Capistrano. Graceful in flight, musical in its pre-dawn singing, this big swallow is one of our most popular birds. Purple Martins live in special houses and require human intervention to survive. They migrate from South America to breed for a short four month stay.(Third week in April until first week of August) They go back for the winter, but before leaving, they may gather to roost in groups of thousands in late summer.
Unlike many native birds, the Purple Martin thrives in close proximity to humans. This relationship dates back to the Native Americans, who hung empty gourds for Purple Martin nests. Most people welcome Purple Martin neighbors, as these birds are agile hunters and eat large quantities of winged insects.