Saux Head Lodge, Circa 1917. 163 waterfront acres in Michigan. $7,800,000

March 22, 2019

Saux Head Lodge was built in 1917. The home is on 163 acres in Marquette, Michigan. It is situated on Saux (pronounced Sawks) Head Point on Lake Superior. It has a mile of freshwater shoreline. The land also includes a section of Big Garlic River and a mile of frontage along Saux Head Lake. Pretty much water  on all sides!

The main house is Saux Head Lodge. It was built by a successful investment banker named Sam Kaufman. This home was updated in 1950 and had a major remodel in 2009. There is a second home on the property, Overlook House. It is 1,800 square feet. It is situated on the property where the Garlic River meets Lake Superior.

Close to Pop’s Mountain, orchards and cross country skiing. The main lodge sits right on Lake Superior. The house features birds eye maple, copper domed fireplace, exposed beams, and an updated kitchen. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 5,000 square feet. $7,800,000

From the Zillow listing:


Just 12 miles outside of Marquette sits Saux Head Point that includes Saux Head Lodge, a restored historic hunting and fishing lodge and Overlook House, a cedar guest house on the majestic waters of Lake Superior, Saux Head Lake and the Big Garlic River. The property has 163 acres including roughly a mile of Lake Superior coastline, half of Saux Head Lake and the entire section of Big Garlic River. The Superior frontage is both sugar sand beach and granite outcroppings with dramatic stone faces that on windy days throw 30′ water spray into the air. This rugged shoreline includes the Pine tree covered Saux Head point that juts out into the Great Lake. Leaving Superior you go inland down the Big Garlic River to about another mile of shoreline on Saux Head Lake, a large scenic Huron Mountain lake offering warmer calm waters. Saux Head Lake is a family recreation lake and like Superior is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and waterskiing. The Big Garlic River connects the two lakes and cuts through the property separating the two homes. The Overlook House is accessed by both a footbridge and car bridge. These diverse lands offer mountainous terrain and mountain bike trails, garden plots, large orchard, mixed hardwoods and pine forests along with Pop’s Mountain, the highest point on the property with 360-degree views. The main lodge was renovated by the family in 1959 from its original 1917 state, and in 2009 it was completely renovated and updated again. This main lodge has about 5000 square feet and a full basement. Other notable features include Birdseye maple floors, updated kitchen with top of the line appliances, a copper dome fireplace, four spacious bedrooms, and 3 ½ updated bathrooms. The ground floor is built entirely of pine logs with a fabulous great room that has high ceilings lined with large pine beams spanning the room with the original 1917 stone fireplace. Two-thirds of the first floor is cosseted by a covered veranda that provides everyone with an outstanding spot to watch beach activities and incredible sunsets. Local artistry can be found in the house including driftwood mirror in the main level bath, handcrafted outdoor chandeliers and handmade bar stools in the kitchen. The Overlook House has stunning sunrise views where the mouth of Big Garlic River meets Lake Superior. Overlook home was built in 1993 and upgraded in 2008. This cedar home offers about 1,800 square feet, two bedrooms, two baths, screened porch and large family room with field stone fireplace. There is even a tennis court a stone”s throw away. A 1920s era boathouse on the river is used for storage for canoes, kayaks, and other equipment next to the footbridge. Along with Lake Superior white fish, steelhead trout frequent the river and inland lake. This needs to be seen to believe, having the choice between the warm calm inland lake waters of Saux Head Lake, or the dramatic views and waves of Lake Superior, or even the flow of a river this property will excite your inner spirit. Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula and has received national recognition of the nation”s “most livable communities”. It has great restaurants, shopping, and excellent regional hospital and is home to Northern Michigan University. It”s a recreational town offering world-class mountain biking trails and some of Michigan”s top ski facilities. The property is being offered furnished except for personal items and keepsakes.


This is one of the landmark properties on Lake Superior, and it’s close to Marquette. The full website describes the property in great detail. Click here to see it: http://www.upwaterfront.com/hunterlodge/
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