Midwest Living Review
The natural beauty of the AuSable River Valley is your backyard when you retreat to the Manor House on the Lake Huron shoreline. Watch the sunrise each morning from the Cambridge I Colonial-style room, and enjoy breakfast in your room with views of the lake. A queen-size bed, two-person Jacuzzi and gas fireplace fill this cozy, lakeside room. It is one of 11 romantically designed guest rooms. After breakfast, take a shoreline walk along the private beach or a short drive to the 120,000-acre Huron National Forest for a day of hiking or in winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. The Corsair Ski Trails, nestled in the Silver Valley area, is one of the largest groomed trail networks in Michigan. The 56 kilometers of trails interconnect through forests and across meadows, hills and valleys. The Highbanks is one of the most scenic routes in the Midwest, with back-country ski touring and snowshoeing along ungroomed trails. A treasured site worth discovering is Iargo Springs, considered a holy place by Native Americans, with its breathtaking views of the AuSable River Valley from the 30-foot-high observation deck. For those more adventurous, the 294 steps down to the boardwalk are open year-round and lead to the mystical and serene location, where underground springs come together and form cold water streams.