A few weeks ago, we drove from Philadelphia to St. Ignace, MI. It is…looking at Google Maps…a 13 hour drive? Lies! We were in that darn car for at least 15 hours.

And while I appreciated the words of support on IG…they were, overall, much too peppy. Next time, I need less “you can do it!!” and more “you poor thing!” mmkay?

A Night At The Breakers: A Lake Huron Beach Respite

We were originally planning to drive all the way through to Marquette, MI, but that would’ve added on another three hours. So we pulled over at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace (after a phone call where I grilled them on their COVID-19 practices) and proceeded to have a wonderful night. 

Our room opened up on Lake Huron, and we kept the sliding glass doors open all night. The kids — after so many hours in the car — went nuts playing soccer on the little beach while Mike and I relaxed at the outdoor bar with drinks.  

A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.

They had live music outside and the food was delicious. There’s the usual stuff (hamburgers, pizza,) but they also had freshly caught fish — and it ended up being some of the best I’ve had.

In the morning, they converted their breakfast buffet to a sack lunch, which they packed to each of our specifications, and we ate it overlooking the lake.

A night at The Breakers Resort in St. Ignace during our road trip (w/ their comforting COVID-19 safety) gave us peace on Lake Huron's beach.

All in all, it was a serendipitous find, one we can’t wait to go back to.

Outfit Details

On the boys: The boys’ hoodies are sold out, but Hanna Andersson makes similar ones (even the pink!!) that are on crazy sale right now. J.Crew is still making Pax’s quirky sweatshorts, but this year’s pattern is tie-dye.  

On me: 

 

xo,

S

10 COMMENTS

  1. That spot looks, and sounds, heavenly! Glad you found such a great spot. We’ve done a few cross-country-ish trips and I am, by far, the worst passenger in the car! 😂

  2. I find your articles on travelling across the States fascinating.
    I live in New Zealand and fifteen hours would take me well over halfway the length of NZ.
    I always get out google maps and look at where these spots are – particularly when you reference any of the Great Lakes. The idea of holidaying on the edge of Lake Huron or, more fascinating still, growing up on the edge of Lake Superior, is astounding to me. It sounds slightly other worldly.

    • It IS slightly other worldly, especially compared to the East Coast, where we now live. The midwest is so different, and the UP of Michigan – which most Americans have never heard of (everyone thinks it’s Canada, or unclaimed wilderness, haha) is even more so. But that said…New Zealand *definitely* sounds other worldly. If the photos do it any justice at all….you really live in a special place.

  3. A little vacation goal for us is to visit all the Great Lakes with the kids. I’m keeping this place in mind. Lake Huron was supposed to be this year, but all travel has been scrapped, unless it’s to see out of state family. Thanks for sharing your big and small travel tips!

  4. Ahhh… you’re making me miss the big lakes. My family has a place near Lake Michigan, but we can’t get there this year.

  5. So good to know and glad for the write up—had recently just looked at this place for a couple night getaway but wasn’t sure what to expect. We live In NE WI and are doing an RV loop around the UP this week instead, but will have to keep this in the pocket for another time. Maybe we’ll grab takeout fish from the restaurant when we’re in the area!

  6. This post is so timely for me! I’m spending August in northeast WI (so I feel you on the 15-hour drive straight through) and the plan is to drive back to NY by way of the UP and down through the rest of Michigan and skip the usual Chicago traffic/mind-numbing I-80-in-Indiana BS. We love camping as we go, but to be honest, it’s a little stressful on our city dog, who would absolutely prefer the bougie-er elements of “walls” and “a door that closes.” A lakeside bar and fire pit sound pretty nice for his humans, too. 🙂

  7. I love everything about this so much Shana. It brought tears to my eyes to see something that looks so normal even though everything is so far from normal. And I want a round up of womens sweat shorts!!!

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