Fayette Historic State Park's Furnace Hill Lodge
Fayette Historic State Park offers a unique lodging option for visitors looking to spend time exploring this restored town site of a once bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron between 1867 and 1891.
Fully furnished, the "Furnace Hill Lodge" sleeps up to 10 people and is equipped with two fulls, a single, a queen and a futon bed and now features a fuel-efficient furnace and central air conditioning.
A modern kitchen includes a refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, a toaster and coffeemaker. Dishes, pots, cutlery, glassware, mixing bowls and other essentials are included. A single bathroom includes a tub/shower unit, flush toilet and sink. Bedding, towels and all kitchen linens are included.
The residence was constructed in the 1970s and was once used as a manager's residence. Nestled in the edge of the woods directly off the entrance road, the lodge offers a private setting within walking distance of the restored historic town site.
Fayette Historic State Park offers visitors the unmatched serenity of a Lake Michigan harbor, white cliffs and verdant forests. It serves as a functional, comfortable modern base for a wide variety of recreation pursuits, including hunting, hiking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. The Lodge is open year-round for winter pursuits including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
The Lodge rents for $100/night (Sun. - Thurs.) and $125/night (Fri. & Sat.) with an $8 non-refundable reservation fee. A two-night minimum stay is required under a reservation Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Weekly rate: $750 - any combination of 7 consecutive days. Check-in time is at 3 p.m. (ET) and check-out time is at 10 a.m. (ET). All vehicles will be required to display a motor vehicle passport. Modern Lodge reservations are established by contacting Fayette Historic State Park. All reservations must be made by phone or in person.
Smoking is not permitted in any state-owned building and only service animals are allowed to enter Fayette's Furnace Hill Lodge. Wood fires are permitted in the backyard fire circle only.
Daily maid service is not available, and visitors are expected to perform their own housecleaning each day. Prior to departure, visitors are expected to vacuum, wash dishes and clean the residence for the next guests. Brooms, mops and cleaning supplies are provided.