Experience the tranquility of Lake Michigan. Acknowledged for its natural beauty, the Upper Peninsula is a fabulous back drop for this unique property. The main house of this property is known as The Nokay Estate in honor of a sub tribe of the Chippewa known in as the Nokay that use to live here. The Estate stretches over 2.7 acres on Lake Michigan, and is situated in the Southwestern region of Hiawatha National Forest, the most pristine coastline of Lake Michigan. 214' of private water frontage with a private dock and with no neighbors for a 1 mile radius, this is the perfect, private retreat. The land itself plays hosts to a wide range of wildlife, including deer, coyote, wolf and bear. The main house is built as a robust traditional wooden barn with adjacent stables. Designed to blend in with its natural environment and despite its size, can hardly be seen from the driveway or from the lakeside. The traditional barn structure and the use of naturally weathered barn wood create the feeling of entering an authentic old barn. Concrete, wood and steel; the whole house has been built from pure barn materials. All the furniture and doors are custom made from old barn wood, and the kitchen is fully equipped with the finest stainless steel restaurant style equipment. 2 lofts at either side of the barn are connected by a steel walk bridge in the middle. One side offers 3 bedrooms, each with a little stair case to the loft above. At the other side is the master en-suite bedroom with walk-in-closet. A multi-functional study/film room can be found on the second floor perfect for family time or a solo retreat. The best kept secret treasure of the estate is the heated indoor lap pool housed in the long barn adjacent to the main house. Four double barn doors open along side of the pool, letting nature in and making this a true water paradise. The pool building also features a large 8 person sauna, 2 showers and a locker/dressing room. A spacious double garage houses an additional freezer, washer, dryer and a wonderful work shop. In addition to the main house, this property has 2 cozy log cabins with style, character and all the comfort you expect of a self-sustained unit. Like the main house, each of the cabins features in-floor heating throughout, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, concrete countertops and washer and dryer. The Buffalo House has endless views of Lake Michigan and a open loft that sleeps 5 comfortably. The Wolf Den captures that unique feeling of a cabin in the woods. The large lawn in front of the cabin creates the magic of an open space in the forest. Originally built as a school house, this cabin could be used as a care-takers home. An ideal place to meditate, read, write of just relax can be found in the Eagles Nest. Fully insulated, equipped with an electric heater and stunning 360 ° views this idyllic tree house sleeps 1 comfortable and totally allows you to become one with nature. A fully organic garden was designed with the utmost care and with an appreciation for the Northern climate the garden, featured in the book “ In Whispers and Moans”, invites both gardeners and non-gardeners to stroll along the pathways an enjoy the rich blend of floral an herbal varieties all planted in a traditional circular design. There is something for everyone, at any time year round. Heaven for children: exploring the woods, reeds and sandy beaches, climbing trees, swimming or paddling in the lake. The long winters offer as much, if not more fun activities: ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tubing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding or mushing with huskies. It’s all within in reach.