Where is Beaver Island?

Beaver Island is located in northern Lake Michigan.  About 32 miles from Charlevoix where our ferry boat and planes operate out of.  We have one ferry boat company www.bibco.com and two airlines www.islandairways.com and www.freshairaviation.net

view from Cleavland's Big Chill
Richard's Rental Management

For more information about accommodations you can visit our Chamber of Commerce website


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Where can I stay on Beaver Island?

There are a variety of accommodations on the Island- Hotels, motels, weekly cabin rentals, camping, and even "Glamor Camping!"

We recommend The Brother's Place for most of our dancers.  It is formerly a Christian Brother's retreat, now privately owned.  It features single and double dorm style rooms with shared bathrooms at an affordable rate of $40/night per person.  It is within walking distance of the dance hall, and offers luggage pick up and drop off at the boat.  For reservations please call: (630) 920-0719 

St. James Twp. Campground
Donegal Bay
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Enjoy The Outdoors Beaver Island is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.  Clean air, fresh water, and miles of sandy beaches makes our location perfect for hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, and just enjoying the beach, whether it's laying on the sand, or playing in the waves.


What is there to do when I'm not dancing?

Beaver Island has a rich history

Did you know that there was a Mormon kingdom on Beaver Island?  The only kingdom in America, run by James Jesse Strang.  Learn more about Strang, our Native's history, and Irish connections at:  www.beaverislandhistory.org

Celtic Music Sessions

August 21, 22, & 23 Celtic musicians from around Michigan will be gathering on the Island for their 3rd annual Celtic Music Sessions.  So if you enjoy fiddles, dulcimers, and bodhrans, think about staying for the week to participate in both weekend events!

Toy Museum and Store

The Beaver Island Toy Museum is a must see for anyone visiting the Island!  A short walk around the harbor toward Whiskey Point, will bring you to a whimsical cabin full of toys, both antique toys, and plenty of things for sale.  This isn't just any toy store.  The owner, Mary, has put her flair into everything, and made it amazing.  Don't forget to check out her gallery of artwork in the back.

Local Restaurants

Daddy Franks

The Shamrock Bar and Grill

In town just up the hill from the boat

dock.  Daddy Franks offers burgers,

hotdogs, and ice cream.


Across the street from the boat dock, in the heart of downtown.  Here you can get pizza, salad, burgers, fish, and a variety of other entrees.


Stoney Acre Grill

One mile from the boat dock, down King's Hwy.  Stoney Acre serves Mexican and BBQ style food.


The Circle M

About 3 miles out of town (rides available).  

A nice selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees.