Freighter's View on the Bay offers comfortable overnight accommodations from mid-April to mid-November. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay, Freighter's View offers you a unique opportunity to unwind, relax, and regenerate. We are a small motel with a cabin feel. Our decor is simple, comfortable, and clean. The beauty lies in the area that surrounds us. Each room has a view of Lake Superior and the opportunity to spot freighters as they move up or downbound to the Soo Locks.

Booking & Rates  During the weekends, we have a two night night minimum booking and during holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4, & Labor Day) we have a three-night minimum stay requirement. Our basic unit is most like a conventional motel room at a rate of $89 per night. Our kitchenette, which gives you more of a cabin feel, is available for $98 per night. Our rates do not include taxes and are based on two adults; children 12 and under are no additional charge. Children 13 and older increases the rate $5 each. The maximum occupancy of each of our units is four adults. Two of our units are pet free and two are pet friendly. Please review our pet policy at this link: Pet Policy Our cancellation policy is a 7-Day advance notice of cancellation. A failure to cancel in this time frame may result in a minimum one day cancellation charge. If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call at 906-492-3266 or email us at

Popular Attractions in our area include Tahquamenon Falls, Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, the Crisp Point Lighthouse, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Oswald's Bear Ranch, and the Tahquamenon River mouth. Paradise is located two miles south with restaurants, gift stores, and a gas station.

Freighter's View on the Bay Amenities Include

  • All Linens and Towels are Furnished
  • Attached Carports
  • Community (DNR Approved) Fire Pit
  • Cooking Utensils and Dinnerware in Kitchenettes
  • Gas Grills and Utensils
  • Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
  • Limited Pet Friendly Accommodations
  • Community Microwave in the Lobby
  • Picture Windows Overlooking Whitefish Bay
  • Picnic Tables
  • Satellite TV
  • Smoke-Free Units
  • Maximum Occupancy for Each Unit is Four Adults

Freighter's View On the Bay has 240 feet of lake frontage on Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior. We provide chairs to relax and watch the huge freighters go by while you enjoy the incredible view.

At night you will often see the lights from freighters passing to and from the Soo Locks as we are located just slightly north and across the bay from the St. Mary's River mouth. If weather permits, there is a community campfire pit for an evening campfire to roast hot dogs and marshmallows or just relax. Wood is provided for your campfire. If you're lucky, you might see a full moon rise over Lake Superior or the Northern Lights.

Freighter’s View On the Bay is just two miles north of Paradise, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. Call 906-492-3266 to make your reservations for a great stay on the shores of Lake Superior. Card carrying members of the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, or the Crisp Point Light Historical Society receive a 10% discount when staying two or more nights.

Member of the Paradise MI Area Chamber of Commerce
Associate Member of the Paradise Area Tourism Council

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    The Grounds
The View Outside Your Door The Camp Fire Pit Area The Area Between the Units & Superior
    Unit 1 | Two Full - Sized Beds, Small Table and Chairs, Small Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Satellite TV
Unit 1 | Basic Room Unit 1 | Includes Love Seat Carport For Each Room
    Unit 2 | Kitchenette,3 Burner Gas Cook Stove, Small Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Implements
Unit 2 | Whitefish Point Road Side Unit 2 | Kitchenette Unit 2 |Queen Size Bed + Full Size Bed
    Unit 3 | Two Full - Sized Beds, Small Table with Chairs, Small Refrigerator, Coffee Maker
Unit 3 | Includes Small Table Unit 3 | Vaulted Ceilings Unit 3 | Intimate Table Setting to Enjoy Your Morning Coffee
    Unit 4 | Kitchenette with Two Full - Sized Beds, Dishes, Pots & Pans, Silverware
Unit 4 Includes Kitchen Unit 4 | Kitchenette Unit 4 | Great Autumn Colors

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Freighter's View On the Bay!

Directions To Paradise

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Directions to Freighter's View on the Bay: Travel north on I-75 across the Mackinac Bridge. Take Exit 352 for M123 N toward Newberry. Stay on M123 N to Paradise Michigan, approximately 70 miles. M123 makes a sharp right hand turn in Trout Lake after the railroad tracks. Continue to follow the signs to the Shipwreck Museum. In Paradise, MI, M123 makes a sharp left turn at a blinking light. Do not make that turn. Proceed north on Whitefish Point Road toward the Shipwreck Museum. We are located on the right approximately 2 miles north of the blinking light. Have a safe trip.

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Lots To Do In The Area. . .

  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Casinos
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Four Wheeling
  • Golfing
  • Great Lakes Diving
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Lighthouses
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • and More

Planning your visit? The Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce has posted their calendar of events. Check the calendar to see what might be scheduled during your stay: Paradise Area Chamber of Commerce, Calendar of Events

Tahquamenon Falls
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Cleanliness  We were fortunate when we purchased Freighter's View on the Bay. John, the previous owner had good routines to manage inquiries and the facilities. One of our personal goals has been to provide a clean, quiet environment for our guests. Our linens are professionally cleaned by Northern Linens out of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. We like the pressed linens. This assures our guests a clean sterilized bed in which to rest. We then take care to clean our rooms as we would like them to be cleaned for us. Believe me; we have become alert to clean room details since entering this business in 2010.

Check In and Check Out  Check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 10:00 AM. We hope you enjoy your stay.

10346 North Whitefish Point Road
Paradise Michigan USA 49768

Your Hosts are Duanne and Nikki Craig

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