All trails lead to the Buckhorn! No truer words could be spoken when talking about the tradition of the
Buckhorn Resort. The Buckhorn sits within the Hiawatha National Forest and neighbors the Pictured
Rocks National Lakeshore. The resort overlooks beautiful Hovey Lake and offers a "million dollar"
sunset view. We pride ourselves on being a four-season destination catering to all outdoor
enthusiasts. The resort offers rental cabins, a 20-unit motel, a full-service restaurant and gasoline.
Our property is located approximately 10 miles south of the city of Munising, Michigan, and the
Pictured Rocks dock. ATV, snowmobile, horseback and hiking trails are all within a "stones throw" of
our driveway. In addition, only about a 5-minute drive away is the Valley Spur cross-country ski trail
system. There are many lakes in the area that offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities and water
activities. The fall season offers great hunting opportunities: Bear, bird and deer hunting are all very
popular in our area. And speaking of the fall, you don't know what you're missing if you haven't
witnessed our fall colors first-hand.
Built in 1933 by Louie Cannon, the property opened as a general store and trading post. The famous
old fireplace that warms the current bar and restaurant was built by an uncle of Mr. Verland (Benny)
Benson, who was involved in the project as a rock hauler and mud mixer. The Buckhorn was sold in
1948 to Walter and Helen Hutchinson. Carroll (Carl) and Beth Beckwith bought the Resort in February,
1961. With the advent of the snowmobile in the early '60's the Buckhorn became a year-round
business and became one of the best- known destinations for visitors to the Upper Peninsula. Dick
and Lynn Beckwith bought the business from Dick's mother Beth in 1983 and owned and operated the
Resort through 2012, with many changes over the years, including the addition of the motel (in the late
80's), and, for several years, the Otter Lake Campground. The Buckhorn Resort has earned national
prominence within the snowmobile community earning several awards as the "Best Trailside Pitstop in
North America" by Snowgoer Magazine.
Ben and Karla Cooper, along with their children, Nicole & Jon Pacl, Sharon & Brandon Hollingshead,
Andy, and Rachel, took over operation of the Buckhorn Resort in the Fall of 2012. We (the Coopers)
moved to the Munising area from Whitewater, Wisconsin, a small city located in the southeastern part
of the State. We started our working years employed in the resort/campground industry and fell in
love with the lifestyle. After nearly 10 years of working in the business, both Ben and Karla changed
gears and took jobs as teachers. But we never gave up on finding our own resort! We sought to find
a property that was rich in tradition and that set a standard of quality and beauty. Enter the Buckhorn!
The resort we found has been family owned and operated for over 50 years and has a rich tradition of
customer service and satisfaction. The hard work and dedication to our customers that is needed is
nothing new for your hosts. Rest assured, the staff at the Buckhorn will do what it takes to make your
adventure an enjoyable one.
Make your reservations now! Call 906.387.3559 to start your adventure.