About Port Austin
Port Austin is located at the tip of Michigan’s thumb. The Blue Spruce and Lucky Horseshoe Motels are located downtown, just a short 3 blocks from the Harbor. Twenty eight motel rooms, cabins and a three bedroom cottage are nestled over 2 acres with free WI-FI
You can sit by the fire pit to enjoy the stars, or how about a picnic in one of our two common areas with picnic tables and grills. We were so excited to add a brand new heated pool for our guests in 2005. Just bring your pool towels and relax in the sun!
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We bought the Blue Spruce with it’s original five motel rooms in 1995 and renovated them. We added two new cabins a few years later and in 1999 we built eight new non-smoking rooms. Each motel room and all the cabins, except for Cottage C, are air conditioned, to make your stay more comfortable.
We’ve been steadily renovating the Lucky Horseshoe since its purchase in 2001 and built two 2-bedroom cabins in 2004. The three bedroom cottage was acquired in 2005. It was originally built as a carriage house in the late 1800’s and converted to a cottage later. The original stone fireplace is still there, although it’s no longer functioning.
There are new doors and windows on the Blue Spruce units 1 through 5 and at the Lucky Horseshoe in units 6 through 11. Cottage C received new windows in 2009 and new doors and an exterior face lift in 2014.
The parking lot at the Blue Spruce is black topped and there is ample boat parking at the Lucky Horseshoe. Sorry, but no pets are allowed.
If you’re looking for other things to do in the area, Port Austin offers a variety of activities such as golfing at Bird Creek Golf Course, horseback riding at Knoblock’s Riding Stables, Port Austin Kayak & Bike Rentals, Tip-O-Thumb canoe rentals, miniature golf, go-carts, Port Austin Community Theatre and other fun things all within a 5 mile radius. You can book a fishing charter, sit at the beach, or book a personal cruise to the light house. There are great restaurants within walking distance as well as unique shops. Visit the new Bird Creek Farms, PAC’s Beergarten, and The Cove.
Port Austin is the site of the 4th of July parade and fireworks, Art in the Park, Thumb Studio Tour, and more. A complete list can be found at www.portaustinarea.com.
The Farmer’s Market is every Saturday from Memorial Weekend into October featuring local crafts, bake goods, fruits and veggies, antiques and many other vendors. Port Crescent Day Park, Gallup Park and Bird Creek Beach are a few of the parks and beaches in the area. Huron City and Grindstone City offer several unique sites as well.
The area is also near the Caseville Cheeseburger Festival and the Polka Fest in Kinde. There’s something for everyone or you can just lay by the pool all day! Be sure to visit www.portaustinarea.com and www.portaustinhistorycenter.com for things to do in the area.