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400 Bensinger Big Bay, MI 49808

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The historic Thunderbay Inn and restaurant is looking for a new owner - current owners have turned this establishment into a true show place.....from the state of the art full functioning kitchen to the custom bar, banquette room, gift shop, 3rd floor living quarters and 14 well appointed guest rooms this place literally has it all. The hotel was built in 1911 and converted to an Inn by Henry Ford in the 1940's and the pub was added in 1959 for the filming of the movie Anatomy of a Murder. The Thunderbay Inn is located in the heart of Big Bay overlooking Lake Independence and only a mile or so from the Big Bay Marina, the sand beaches of Lake Superior and Perkins Park Campground. Big Bay is a 4 seasons wonderland and known for all types of recreational opportunists - boating, fishing, camping, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV's, hiking and biking. Sales have steadily increased year after year with room for even more growth. Class C liquor license w/entertainment included. Serious inquires only please.

General Features

  • Area Powell, Central T 92
  • Approx Year Built 1911
  • County Marquette

Building Features

  • Construction Conventional Frame
  • Cable No
  • Basement Full
  • Air Conditioning Central
  • Exterior Wood
  • Electric Yes
  • Number of Levels 3
  • Natural Gas Not to Property
  • Heat Propane Hot Water, Wood Hot Water
  • Foundation Block

Property Features

  • SEWER Septic
  • Shoreline Not Applicable
  • ROAD ACCESS Year Round
  • Total Num of Buildings 1
  • WATER Township

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Price & Status History

Days on Market

  • This property has been listed on the market for 139 days


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Community Demographics for Zip Code 49808 (Big Bay)

Housing Occupancy
  • Home Owners: 275 (31%)
  • Renters: 0 (0%)
  • Vacant: 623 (69%)
  • Total Housing Units: 898
  • Average Household Size: 1.95
  • Housing Density (People per square mile): 3
Age Range (number of people)
  • Age 0-14: 40
  • Age 15-24: 32
  • Age 25-39: 70
  • Age 40-59: 134
  • Age 60-79: 205
  • Age 80+: 54
  • Total: 535

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

School Information for 49808 (Big Bay)

Public Schools in Zip Code 49808 (Big Bay)

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Grade Size Distribution
  • Knd: 3
  • 1st: 4
  • 2nd: 6
  • 3rd: 5
  • 4th: 3
  • 5th: 1
  • 6th: 8
  • 7th: 4
  • 8th: 2
School Population
  • Teachers: 5
  • Students per Teacher: 7.2
  • Students: 36
  • Male/Female: 20/14
School District
  • 101 DEUTSCH AVE BIG BAY, MI 49808
  • Phone: 9063459355
District Population
  • Schools: 1
  • Full-Time Teachers: 5
  • Students per Teacher: 7.4
  • Staff: 11
  • Students: 40

* School data provided by US Department of Education

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