Our Journey

On August 9, 2010, we became the proud owners of Northshore Motel, formerly known as Northshore Motor Inn.  We moved to the Upper Peninsula on that same day.  Two days later, with lots of help from new friends, we opened with 4 rooms cleaned and ready.  We currently have all of our guest rooms redone, with new carpet, paint and flooring. There is still more to do, and we spend our winter months trying to complete the task of refurbishing Northshore Motel.

Until this point, we had lived in the Thumb Region of Lower Michigan.  We have always loved the U.P., but when our son moved to Gwinn, we started traveling here every fall and spring to visit.  As we found ourselves photographing the many waterfalls and lakes in the area for our church, we grew to love the U.P. even more.  Something kept drawing us here until finally we had to make our visits permanent and call this beautiful area home.

We have two grown sons:  Richard and his wife Jen and two grandsons of Gwinn, Michigan, and Devin of Unionville, Michigan.

May God bless you!
Dick and Brenda Papkey
Call 906-341-4151
Northshore Motel - 801 E Lakeshore Drive, US-2 - Manistique, MI  49854
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