Member Business Directory
B.C. PizzaB.C. Pizza
BC Pizza | St. Ignace, Michigan
B.C. Pizza donates talent, food, and other support to local causes, and partners with other area businesses to help those in need. Their belief is that what you give to a community makes a big difference in what return you can expect and they encourage that behavior in others. It has been proven time and time again that community support does boost business continuity.
Menu: Pizza, Salads, Subs, Pasta, Specialties, Appetizers, & Desserts! Order online. Delivery available.
Located at: 277 N. State Street, St. Ignace, Michigan
Phone: (906) 643-0300
Budget Host Inn & SuitesBudget Host Inn & Suites
Budget Host Inn & Suites | St. Ignace, Michigan
Enjoy our “Mackinac Hospitality” firsthand. Many of our rooms have private balconies or decks which offer breathtaking views of Lake Huron and spectacular sunrises. After a long day of sightseeing, relax at our indoor pool and spa. Let the children get their “wiggles” out at the indoor game room.
Evenings are relaxing – take a leisurely stroll along the Huron Boardwalk just a stone’s throw from our door, which ribbons the downtown shoreline connecting quaint shops, restaurants, museums, and a sandy beach. Or just sit quietly and watch the ferries crossing to Mackinac Island or a million stars in our clear Northern skies.
- Indoor Pool & Spa
- Arcade Room
- Fitness Room
- Free Wi-Fi
- 32″ Flat Screen, Cable TV w/Remote
- In-Room Hairdryers
- In-Room Refrigerators
- In Room Microwaves
- In-Room Coffee
- In-Room A/C
- 2 & 3 Room Suites
- Spa Suites
- 24-Hour Front Desk Staff
- Walk To Mackinac Island Ferries
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Business Services (fax, copy, etc)
- Lobby Computer Available
Complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast
To start your morning off, we offer a Complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast which will include a muffin, fruit, and juice. There will be a coffee station in the lobby as well.
If you can’t leave home without your four-legged friend, that’s okay because we are a pet-friendly property.
Put your mind at ease with our top-of-the-line safes and door locks. They’re safe, secure, and easy to use! Our room doors feature radio-frequency locks which work with a microchip in your key card. No need to insert the card, just hold it up in front of the door lock. All rooms also feature brand-new, state-of-the-art safes to protect your valuables.
Buoys By The BayBuoys By The Bay
Buoys By The Bay |St. Ignace, Michigan
St. Ignace’s Only True Gastropub
Local Veteran Owned | Open Year Round
Awesome Local Beers, Traditional Pub Food with a Fine Dining Twist. From hearty steaks to apps and salads, we have what you crave. Give us a try.
Soup & Salad | Appetizers | Small Plates/Handhelds | Main Entrees | Little Seagulls | Desserts | Drinks
Cottage UPCottage UP
Cottage UP | St. Ignace, Michigan
Your northern Michigan source for unique home decor and vintage~! They also have an online store!
We are located in beautiful St. Ignace Michigan and offer a unique selection of home decorating items~! From furniture to art to that fun knick-knack to add personality to your home, we have it at CottageUP~!
Stop by for a look at our fun and stylish goodies, we’d love to meet you~! Updates and new items can also be viewed on our Facebook page and Instagram.
Hours: 11AM – 6PM Friday & Saturday, 11AM – 5PM Sunday, or by appointment (Call or Text). Note: Hours subject to change.
Cut River Inn RestaurantCut River Inn Restaurant
Cut River Inn Restaurant | Naubinway, Michigan
Their fish has been recognized by Detroit Free Press and TV 9 and 10! They serve Yooper Cuisine, appetizers, hot sandwiches, entrees, fish, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, soups & salads, and desserts. They do offer items to take home like homemade pasties, whitefish chowder by the pint or quart, 1/2# smoked whitefish pate, whitefish chowder mix and sausage gravy mix.
Daily Specials: Sunday – Chicken Dinners, Monday – Burgers, Tuesday – Mexican, Wednesday – Italian, Thursday – Cook’s Choice, Friday – Fish Fry, Saturday – Steak
Business Hours: 11AM – 7PM Sunday – Monday; 11AM – 8PM Friday & Saturday
Located at: W5961 US-2, Naubinway, Michigan
Phone: (906) 292-5400
Das Gift HausDas Gift Haus
Das Gift Haus | St. Ignace, Michigan
Family-run Gift Shop in business for almost 50 years
Das is a local, family-run gift shop offering a wide selection of gifts, souvenirs, and novelty items. Founded in 1971, the business has three locations throughout the Upper Peninsula, one in Sault Ste. Marie, one in St. Ignace, and one in Munising. Currently, Das is headed by general manager, Raymond Bell, who is the third generation in his family to run the gift shop. He is proud to carry on the family business by offering tourists and local shoppers a great selection of souvenirs, gifts, novelty items, and more.
Open year-round and offering friendly service.
Gifts for Any Occasion: Birthdays, Weddings, and More!
Driftwood MotelDriftwood Motel
Driftwood Motel | St. Ignace, Michigan
Located in the heart of St. Ignace, the newly remodeled Driftwood Motel offers many great amenities including:
- Newly Remodeled Guest rooms!
- 27 All-Ground Floor Lake-view rooms
- In-room coffee and refrigerators
- In-room phones
- Air conditioning
- Pets are welcome (upon approval please)
- Open year-round
- Plenty of parking
- Direct access to snowmobile, ATV, and biking trails
- Full-Service Restaurant & Sports Bar attached
- Directly across from Shepler’s and Star Line Ferries to Mackinac Island and Gift Shops
- Conveniently located on Business I-75, 3 miles north of the Mackinac Bridge
- 1/2 block to the museum, picnic area with sandy beach
Spacious NEW loft apartment located in downtown St. Ignace with a spectacular view of Mackinac Island, Lake Huron, and the St. Ignace Harbor.
Rent by the Night or Week! Close to ATV & snowmobile trails, downtown museums, and a sandy beach with a picnic area.
The apartment features two bedrooms, sleeps 10-12 people, two queen beds in each room, bunk beds and rollaways available, a fully equipped kitchen, housekeeping service, WiFi and WiFi Gaming, movie channels, and DVD.
Three-bedroom cottage in downtown St. Ignace with full kitchen, cable TV with movies, and phone, Restaurant, sports bar, and motel adjacent. Across from ferries and on the snowmobile trails. Open year-round. Amenities TV – Cable – Pets Allowed – Water View – Snowmobile Trail
If you are interested in making a reservation, please call (906) 643-7744 or (906) 643-7790.
Driftwood Restaurant and Sports BarDriftwood Restaurant and Sports Bar
Welcome to the Driftwood Restaurant, Sports Bar, and Motel
Based in St. Ignace, Michigan, The Driftwood Restaurant, Sports Bar, Motel & Snowflake Cottage has been proud to serve the community and visitors alike for 25 years. Whether you are craving fine dining in a relaxing atmosphere, looking for a good time with friends, sports, and spirits, or just in need of a place to get some peaceful rest, Driftwood is definitely the place for you.
We are open year-round so you’ll have a place to stay while enjoying our beautiful summers, or sledding during our snow-packed winters.
Please, come experience all that we have to offer. If you see something on any of the menus that you like, but aren’t in the mood for dining out, just call the order in and take advantage of our Carry Out option!
East Lake ResortEast Lake Resort
East Lake Resort | Fibre, Michigan
East Lake Resort is located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula on East Lake in Michigan. Come and relax while enjoying the quiet, friendly atmosphere.
East Lake Resort is open April thru November. All cabins are furnished and include a microwave, refrigerator, television, and row-boat. Enjoy the many attraction surrounding our area which include ORV trails, hiking, boating, and fishing. We have picnic area to enjoy a relaxing and quiet evening with nature.
Cabin 1 features 2 bedrooms with 1 full bed and 4 twin beds, in the combination living room/kitchen cabin. This cabin comfortably sleeps 6.
Features a picnic table and grill. Stroll down the paths to the picnic area for a scenic Michigan view. Perfect for that intimate getaway or whatever pleasure, you will find it here.
This cabin has 1 bedroom with one full bed. It also has a day bed in the combination living room/kitchen. It comfortably sleeps 3.
This cabin also has a picnic table and grill. It is completely furnished, just bring the food! All East Lake Resort’s cabins come with dishes and towels.
This East Lake Resort Cabin is located on the lake. It features 2 bedrooms and 2 full beds within this combination living room/kitchen layout.
Visitors will enjoy beautiful sunsets across East Lake. This cabin features 2 out houses, and supplies all appliances. Water is available outside.
The Lake House on the water, features 2 separate bedrooms with 2 full size beds. A sofa/bed in the living room will accommodate 2 more.
This home will comfortably sleep 6. It features a beautiful living room, which leads to the porch/deck overlooking the lake. Come enjoy spectacular sunsets.
Reservations: Call (260) 249-7872
Gold Mine Jewelry & Custom DesignGold Mine Jewelry & Custom Design
Gold Mine Jewelry & Custom Design | St. Ignace, Michigan
Established in the spring of 1986, the Gold Mine has been the Straits of Mackinac area’s ‘go-to’ store when looking for fine quality jewelry at reasonable prices. Yvonne Della-Moretta, a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), is the store’s creator, designer and driving force. She and her husband Tom have become well-known for going the ‘extra mile’ for folks looking for unique jewelry not found everywhere.
Featuring the famous Mackinac Bridge designs by Evon and hand-made Michigan stone jewelry, the Gold Mine also carries VEER’s Fairytale Bridal designs, a nationally marketed designer bridal line of which Yvonne is the original designer.
With in-house jewelry repair, art glass, and Northern Michigan’s largest selection of genuine Polish Pottery, make the Gold Mine your first thought for all your jewelry needs, as so many have for over 30 years.
Kewadin CasinosKewadin Casinos
Kewadin Casinos | St. Ignace, Michigan
Kewadin Casino St. Ignace offers a variety of Vegas-style gaming including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and more than 700 slots to choose from.
On-site amenities include a newly renovated hotel on Lake Huron, shuttle service to and from area motels, valet parking, free parking, the Northern Rewards Players Club, Eagle Feather gift shop, Whitetail Sports Bar and the Northern Pines Lounge. Plus, our Horseshoe Bay Restaurant overlooks the beautiful shoreline for spectacular dining with an equally spectacular view.
St. Ignace is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula with Mackinac Island and the Mackinac Bridge in reach!
We invite you to explore all five Kewadin Casinos! Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas and Hessel, offers premium entertainment in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Gaming | Dining | Entertainment | Accommodations | Groups | Conventions | Events | Weddings | And More!
King’s Fish Market and RestaurantKing’s Fish Market and Restaurant
King’s Fish Market and Restaurant | Moran, Michigan
“The O-Fish-ial Delicacy of Da U.P.”
King’s Fish Market and Restaurant is a family-owned business for over 10 years located in Moran, MI. Our store carries the finest fresh and smoked fish products caught locally and prepared right here in our own store. Our fish selection includes our famous Whitefish, Trout, Salmon, Perch, Chubs, and many more! Along with our fish products, we carry a variety of other products like our cheese, beef jerky, and homemade pasties! At King’s, we also have a restaurant that serves fresh Whitefish, and Perch with fresh hand-cut fries for a side all at reasonable prices along with several other options for our friends who prefer something other than fish! We look forward to you stopping in!
Located at: N4036 M-123, Moran, Michigan
Phone: (906) 643-1068
Little Bear East Ice Arena & Community CenterLittle Bear East Ice Arena & Community Center
Little Bear East Arena & Community Center
“Providing quality community service, stimulating local economic growth and promoting healthy living.”
The Little Bear East Community Center has a convention room, multi-purpose exhibit space, NHL-size ice rink, and fitness center. Little Bear has hosted a variety of events including the St. Ignace Home Show, various sports tournaments, concerts, wedding receptions, business meetings, and much more!
We regularly host vehicle exhibitions like the Antique Snowmobile Show, Tractor Show, Trek the Mac, and many more!
Mackinac Island Ferry CompanyMackinac Island Ferry Company
Mackinac Island Ferry Company | St. Ignace, Michigan
Providing the only Hydro-Jet® ferry service to Mackinac Island since 1878.
Mackinac Island Ferry Company – Star Line is the only Fast, Fun and Family Friendly, Hydro-Jet Ferry service to Mackinac Island. People of all ages enjoy the exhilarating ride on our boats, which produce the unique water-Jet rooster tail. You will love the “Heroic Service” and “Pleasant Memories” our employees have been providing since 1978. Start your vacation here and “High Tail It” to Mackinac Island today!
The decision to rebrand our corporation as the Mackinac Island Ferry Company in 2022 was a deliberate strategy to consolidate our suite of brand assets. This includes the Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet® Ferry fleet, inaugurated in the 1970s, the esteemed Arnold Line Ferry fleet, which has been operational since 1878, and Mackinac Marine Services (MMS) shipyard, established in 2019. These valuable assets now come together seamlessly under the Mackinac Island Ferry Company banner, amplifying our brand synergy. Our company has a rich heritage dating back to 1878, with the Arnold Line standing as our most enduring asset.
Hydro-Jet Ferry Tickets to Mackinac Island | Pirate Ship Tickets | mackPASS Island Trip Packages | Fourth of July Fireworks Cruises | Multiple Day Tickets | Family Specials | Parking Options
Purchase tickets online at click here.
Mackinac Straits Photography GalleryMackinac Straits Photography Gallery
Mackinac Straits Photography Gallery | St. Ignace, Michigan
Distinctive Northern Michigan Photography
Local area photography by award winning artist David M. Black. Featuring photos of the Mackinac Bridge, northern lights and night sky vistas, Mackinac Island, wildlife and nature scenes, spectacular lightning and much, much more.
Award Winning Artist David M. Black
David has lived in Michigan for his entire life combining a love of nature, astronomy and history with a passion for photography. After graduating from Henry Ford Community College in 1985, he attended Eastern Michigan University while working full time as a territorial sales manager until 1991. He then broke the traditional 9–5 routine to pursue his dream and begin a career based on photography. He opened his own store back in 1994 where he still operates from today. He also takes his work “on the road” by participating in numerous art and craft shows. Over the years of customer purchasing, his work is displayed throughout numerous countries all over the world, and one photo which was even flown on the space shuttle in 1997.
Along with developing his own prints in his darkroom, he also makes his own wood frames to compliment his photography. All his frames are made from white pine and each frame has special handcrafted workmanship including shaped edges, splined corners for extra reinforcement, and a unique hand laid wood or rope insert mounted in the center of each frame. They’re proudly made in St. Ignace, MI. U.S.A.
No matter where he goes or what he does, his camera bag always comes along. Extended hikes in bush and wilderness along with the many thousands of miles traveled throughout Michigan’s two peninsulas, and numerous “all nighters” piercing through his telescope have provided this opportunity to experience and photograph Michigan’s natural beauty and rich human history.
After living on the island “Grosse Ile”, south of Detroit for his first 28 years of life, he now resides in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, City of St. Ignace.
You can see this and his other work at his gallery, Mackinac Straits Photography Gallery, at 208 North State Street, St. Ignace, Michigan 49781. OR if you are from outside the area, you can check out his website at https://www.mackinacstraitsphoto.com/.
Michigan MadeMichigan Made
Michigan Made | St. Ignace, Michigan
Looking for a thoughtful hostess gift, a keepsake from your trip or a unique birthday surprise? Why not consider the many delightful options available through the Museum Store? We have curated an impressive set of regional specialties, handmade crafts and intriguing books about the fascinating history of this area.
Your gift purchase will actually give twice: once to delight and impress the person to whom you give it, and a second time as it provides financial support to the Museum.
Here are just a few of unique Michigan made items you can find in our Museum Store, located at 334 N. State Street:
local history and children’s books
hand-crafted soaps and lotions
replicas of portraits in the McKenney & Hall Collection
Hours will vary. We are open if the Welcome flag is out, and remember – we’re always open online!
Northern Michigan Vacation Rental & Property ManagementNorthern Michigan Vacation Rental & Property Management
Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals & Property Management | St. Ignace, Michigan
Why Choose a Vacation Rental?
Vacation rentals often provide more space, privacy and convenience than hotels. They deliver a home away from home experience, enjoy space where the whole family can spend time together. We have a great range of retreats to meet all needs and budgets. Call or book online now.
Welcome to Michigan’s beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula and the center of the Fresh Water World. An area that has perfect summer temperatures, cool lake breezes and maybe the best overall summer weather in the country. Winter enthusiasts will love the opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, hockey and more. A visit to our unique and individual communities will allow you to understand why we love them so much. Away from the hustle bustle of city life, a chance to study the changing faces of our Great Lakes. The friendly people and a more laidback way of living are only a few reasons why you’ll want to come back. We hope you do. Northern Michigan Vacation Rentals is located on the bay in downtown St. Ignace, serving the Mackinac Region.
Lake Michigan Front | Lake Huron Front | Brevort Lake Front | Close to/In Downtown | Pet Friendly | Glamping
To make reservations, call (906) 451-5438 or book online at CLICK HERE.
Odawa CasinoOdawa Casino
Odawa Casino | Petoskey, Michigan
Odawa Casino is owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch service with local flair. They have two locations: Petoskey and Mackinaw City. Our Petoskey casino and hotel are two separate locations, but our convenient shuttle service offers complimentary rides between both.
Gaming | Dining | Hotel | Entertainment | Groups
Original Murdick’s FudgeOriginal Murdick’s Fudge
1880s – 1910s
In 1887, father-and-son sail makers, Henry and Jerome “Rome” Murdick, were commissioned to create canvas awnings for the new Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
“The Grand” would eventually contribute in a huge way to making the Mackinac region a center of booming tourism.
With the Murdicks’ arrival to the island came Mrs. Henry Murdick (Sara) and her exquisite confectionery skills and recipes
In 1887, Mackinac Island’s first candy shop opened as Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Henry Murdick continued to make sails in the back of the building, while up front, Rome crafted fudge using his mother’s recipe. The renowned marble table gave the fudge a unique texture and also provided a veritable “stage” on which to show visitors how fudge is made.
Rome’s oldest son, Gould, soon mastered the skills of fudge making. However, World War I impacted sugar rationing, bringing many fudge businesses to a halt on Mackinac Island.
1920s – 1940s
In 1920, Rome and Gould revitalized fudge making and their “show.” They added music and large ceiling fans so the sweet aroma of fudge would waft into the street. Other families opened fudge shops as well during this time, as the temperate climate conditions on the island are conducive to fudge making. But with the Great Depression in 1929, all closed, except Murdick’s Candy Kitchen.
Post-Depression business became even more challenging (on some days, Gould sold only one pound of fudge!). Gould sold the business to Harold May in 1940 (Gould agreed that the Murdick family would not compete in the candy business on Mackinac Island for ten years.)
1950s – 1960s
Jerome Murdick, Gould’s half-brother, opened Murdick’s Luncheonette on the island in 1957. When the non-compete clause expired, Jerome began to sell fudge at the luncheonette and eventually converted his business into Murdick’s Candy Kitchen, using the name of his great grandfather’s (Henry Murdick) original shop. Jerome continued the family fudge-making tradition using the original recipe. Each summer, Jerome and his wife, Grace, ran the Main Street business (the couple lived in the back of their shop).
Meanwhile, young entrepreneur Bob Benser, Sr. arrived to the island in 1955. Bob built and ran a Tastee Freeze ice cream shop next to Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Jerome and Grace treated Bob like the son they never had. When Jerome became ill, Bob stepped in to help Grace keep the business open. He learned about how to make fudge, exact cooking and shaping temperatures and the all-important fudge-paddle movements. After leasing and operating the business, Bob Benser, Sr. bought the Murdicks’ business in 1969.
Today,the company still follows Sara Murdick’s recipe and the old-fashioned fudge-making techniques that have been passed down through the generations. Original Murdick’s Fudge has expanded to other locations on Mackinac Island as well as in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan, in addition to three stores and a bakery in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Bob Benser, Sr. and Bob Benser, Jr. continue that tradition today along with the entire Benser family.
Original Murdick’s Fudge of Mackinac Island
MAKE IT MOUTHWATERING: We handcraft 18 flavors of our fresh Mackinac Island fudge, brittle and toffee treats daily for our three Sweet Summer gift boxes.
MAKE IT CUSTOMIZED: Create your summer gift selections — big or small — to include any combo of Mackinac Island fudge, caramel corn, toffees and brittles.
MAKE IT MACKINAC: To celebrate “National Fudge Day,” we unveiled our wonderful new flavor – Salted Toasted Coconut Double Chocolate.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE: Sweeten your wedding with Original Murdick’s Fudge, brittle or toffee in 3×3-inch favor boxes.