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He likes camping. She likes nature.
He likes woods and wildlife. She likes campfires and stars.
They like different things but together they've found Beaver Island Retreat.


when needed most. Our individual, private bath houses are outfitted with high quality fixtures, including a raised vessel sink and a waterfall faucet on a custom designed vanity. With stainless accents throughout, you’ll find plenty of places to hang your clothes or set your Red Bud Suds 4in1 all-natural bath bar and bamboo toothbrush provided with your stay. A rain shower spa head provides a peaceful clean while luxury bath towels and mats accent this very comfortable and unique amenity. Only available at The Retreat.


that delight. The fully equipped kitchen at The Retreat is open to guests 24 hours a day. It’s here you’ll find all of the utensils, cutlery, small appliances, and dinnerware you’ll need to cook in the kitchen or at your tent. A huge stainless steel double sink with unlimited all-natural soap, cloths, and scrubbers makes dishwashing super easy. Leave bottled water at home and use our renowned Crown Berkey water filtration system. Simply bring a reusable water bottle and fill with fresh water as needed. A large refrigerator, cutting boards, and even an array of spices are available for guest use, free of charge. Coffee is started at 7am. Just bring the stainless steel carafe from your tent and fill to your heart’s content!

The guest laundry is simple and easy and never closes. All-natural soaps from Moon Works are provided and use of the washer and dryer is part of your stay.  Need fresh towels or a pillow case? This is where you’ll find them. We don’t offer linen service but we do offer unlimited sheets, blankets, pillows, bath and beach towels. Just grab them as needed.

Unlimited Ice – Unlimited Lump Charcoal – Unlimited Firewood


your palate. With four ways to cook onsite and 8 island restaurants, your choice of fare is broad! At your tent you’ll find a charcoal grill with unlimited lump charcoal, a propane burner with cast iron, stainless steel pans, enamel dinnerware, and utensils. We also provide stainless steel fire sticks for hot dog or marshmallow roasting. In the guest kitchen, you’ll find pots and pans for soup or one pot meals, rice cooker, air fryer, a microwave, a counter top convection oven, and many more small appliances to make your experience easy. Don’t want to cook? The island offers a broad array of excellent cuisine or casual bites for even the most particular.


made easy. You’ll be provided with all natural soaps for the bath, kitchen, and laundry to protect the water system and reduce waste brought to the island. Each tent is conveniently equipped with Solar Panels that provide interior lighting and cell phone charging. You’ll have unlimited access to filtered water from the Crown Berkey so you can leave bottled water at home and just bring a reusable bottle. Instead of using the electric dryer in the guest laundry, perhaps you’ll want to try line drying using your tent’s retractable clothesline. Additionally, each tent is equipped to enable composting, recycling, and trash collection. Most importantly, your fire bowl on 4” of gravel protects the soil and prevents potential forest fires. Leave No Trace.


in the Pavilion! The custom built 23’X53’ cedar log pavilion is open to guests 24 hours a day. Morning coffee, lunch, or evening drinks, guests can enjoy the custom designed and built Douglas Fir dining tables, chairs, or bar tables. A fully stocked bar area with appliances and barware is available and ready for you to make and mix drinks as you choose (only equipment provided). The Pavilion is where you’ll also find free WiFi, additional cell phone charging stations, and a game hutch filled with everyone’s favorites.

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