Beaver Island Retreat
Discover Beaver Island, Michigan
Luxury, outdoor accommodations designed to bring you unprecedented comforts while experiencing serenity and dark skies in nature unspoiled
shhh…just tell them you were camping.
USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice
Nationally recognized among the very best in hospitality.
to the natural setting and peaceful surroundings of The Retreat. Prepare to refresh. Fall asleep under dark skies and wake to the soft sounds of rustling trees.
being comfortably immersed in nature. Sleep deeply. Bathe in private. Venture to find your treasures or find them from your private portico.
travel. Bring only necessities. Let us provide you with the details and amenities that elevate your experience from camping to glamping.
What People Are Saying
What I liked most about BIR is the nice balance of private and community spaces. Each site is very private and consists of a well-stocked safari tent with queen bed and full linens, patio furniture, a picnic table, cooking gear, a private campfire bowl and many other thoughtful things that are helpful when you need them. When you want to socialize with others, the pavilion is steps away and provides a huge outdoor living room space to meet your neighbors, fix a cocktail at the bar (BYOB) or prepare a meal in the community kitchen. Every detail at BIR is well thought out and sets a high standard for luxury camping.David R.tripadvisor
I would recommend this retreat to absolutely anybody. We felt so cared for our entire stay. You can feel the passion for their small business in ever detail of the place. The amenities are endless and the love flowing from the owners is incomparable. You have the seclusion or camping with the experience of a 5 star resort. A perfect weekend away.Courtney D.Google
Wow! Glamping has arrived in the Midwest in an unbeatable location! Just show up. Everything’s included from towels, cooking supplies and linens. Insomnia? No problem! Just stop outside and be wowed by the Milky Way above you. There’s no better place to view the stars.Michael F.Facebook
This place is magical! [The owners] are the perfect hosts. Every detail is considered at your campsite and in the common space. You have complete privacy when desired and can have a conversation when it suits you. Dogs are welcome here. The bathrooms are immaculate. The beds are very comfortable. I cannot say enough about this place. You have to experience it for yourself! I almost don''t want to write this review and keep this secret to myself.Julie O.Google
Beaver Island Retreat provides the full experience of camping with all the comforts of a hotel room. They have everything you need on site from a hammock to a grill station and the main kitchen makes it easy to prepare meals and wash your dishes...We had such a wonderful time that we added an extra night to our stay.J. Forgashtripadvisor
My husband and I and our two dogs stayed here this Labor Day weekend and it exceeded our every expectation, and our expectations were very high. Now I understand why every review is 5 stars…Amy M.tripadvisor
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About Beaver Island
There is so much to do…you’ll be back again and again to glamp in Northern Michigan! Check out our quick summary of things to do on Beaver Island.