Griswold’s Lodge is a new experience in Ontonagon, MI. Purchased in 2021, and newly transformed into Griswold’s Lodge, we are excited to continue the legacy of the lodge, offering a cozy place to rest after a day of Michigan adventures. A family business, the lodge is named for our beloved dog, Griswold, found in the woods in Brainerd, MN in 2019. We hope to bring the comfort of home to your Michigan vacation, with updated, dog-friendly rooms, and local guidance to help you get the most out of your stay with us.

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We love to connect and chat with our guests because their stories are what made us become hotel owners. Paxton visited the Porcupine Mountains in 2020 and fell in love with the area, in return we took a leap into a new adventure in 2021 – we bought a lodge! Being brother and sister, our partnership evolved naturally: Ali is our hotel expert with 10 years in the industry, Paxton is a renovation whiz who works in construction. Together, we’re excited to welcome you to Griswold’s Lodge.



We are excited to build on the history of Griswold's Lodge and have renovated this amazing lodge to preserve the cozy, comfortable, welcoming feeling that our guests know and love while modernizing and brightening the rooms to suit modern travelers’ needs. 


“The best part? Renovated rooms are dog friendly!”

Carly and Griswold made us feel so welcomed!! We loved our room but the true selling point was really the kindness of Carly!!
She was full of information to help navigate us in the area. This community is just amazing, can't wait to go back in the spring!!

T. Krenz

It is so nice here. Clean friendly kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook with. Our hosts were very friendly and went out of there way to make us feel welcomed would love to come back again...

Ruth Cogswell

I drove 20 hours straight to come work in Ontonagon. I had no idea what to expect. Carly, the new owner greeted me with a smile. She has gone out of her way to make sure that I had a room even when she had no room for me. She has honestly worked endlessly to accommodate myself & my travel nurse co-worker's. If she didn't have a room she called around to find a room. These owner's are very caring. The rooms are very clean and well stocked. It's a very safe and homelike environment. This is the place to stay! I can't wait to come back on vacation and see the renovations. Did I mention that the beach is a 2 minute walk from the hotel? Syls restaurant is literally next door and their food and customer service is also amazing.

Roxanne Ramirez

Plan Your Michigan Vacation

In every season, Michigan offers new opportunities for exploring. From snowmobiles and the northern lights in the winter, to boat rentals, hikes, and swims in warmer months, you’ll never run out of adventures when you stay with us.