Came here with 5 friends for a weekend Steelhead fishing trip. We stayed in the River House which was basic but clean and had plenty of room. The main room has a large picture window that looks right out over the river. Between the six of us we had three guides for the full day of fishing but I can only speak to the quality of the guide I had, Frank who is one of the owners. He is very knowledgeable about the river and seems to know what every step you take in the water would be. Even though the water was high and raging when we went he put us at ease with his knowledge of the river. He grilled us a great steak lunch in his custom wooden boat, just what we needed to warm us back up.
All in all, a great place to stay and great group of people to fish with. If you forget something, the store has everything you would need from waders (which you can also rent) to high end rods, and clothes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 2015 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year Finalist, the Pere Marquette River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the world famous Pere Marquette River. We are a Platinum Level Orvis Dealer and Orvis Endorsed Lodging Outfitter Guide Service. We offer clean, comfortable lodging in the main lodge, rustic cabins and two houses on the river. The staff here are both very courteous and knowledgeable of the surrounding waters. Our full service Orvis fly shop is staffed and outfitted to meet your every need while insuring your best destination fishing experience. The guide staff here is unprecedented and well versed on many of the local rivers: Pere Marquette, White, Pine, Ausable, Manistee and the Muskegon. Feel free to check them out on the web page. If you are looking for corporate retreats, family reunions, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, or a relaxed round of golf or just good old fashion fun the lodge is the perfect place. ... more less