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$1,250,000 For Sale

400 Bensinger
Big Bay, MI 49808

18,706 sq ft

Commercial: Business Incl. Building - MLS# 1099323
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Restored to its original splendor the historic Thunder Bay Inn includes a restaurant, bar, and gift shop on the first floor with the 14 unit hotel on the second floor. The front of the property boasts 2 covered porches that overlook Lake Independence. The property is within walking distance of Lake Independence and just a mile from the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Superior. Once the home-away-from-home for traveling Ford executives visiting the Big Bay automotive plant, and in 1959, the hotel was the setting for the famous James Stewart film "Anatomy of a Murder". There has been many improvements done since 2008 throughout the property to restore it to its original splendor. With a total redo of the lobby, a new fireplace in the bar, carpet, some new windows, bathroom remodels, and upgrades to the kitchen there has been approximately $300,000 of improvements made. Another major improvement to the building was the addition of two studio apartment/living quarters on third floor with their separate Heat & AC Units. Liquor license is Class B with entertainment.


  • Accessibility: Ramped Entrance
  • Air Conditioning: Window Unit
  • Basement: Full
  • Body Of Water: Lake Independence
  • Cable: Available
  • City/Township/Village: Powel T
  • Construction: Conventional Frame
  • County/Area: Marquette County
  • Electric: Yes
  • Exterior: Wood
  • Foundation: Block
  • Heat: Propane Hot Water, Wood Hot Water
  • Listing Status: Active
  • Lot Dimensions: 260x228x221x263
  • Natural Gas: Yes
  • Number Of Levels: 3
  • Outbuildings: Shed
  • Property Type: Commercial
  • Road Access: Year Round
  • Road Type: Public
  • Sewer: Township
  • Sq.Ft.: 18706
  • Sub Type: Business Incl. Building
  • Supplemental Heat: Wood Hot Water
  • Telephone: Available
  • Total # Of Buildings: 1
  • Trailside: Yes
  • Trailside Description: Snowmobile
  • Water: Township
  • Year Built: 1911
  • Zip Code: 49808
  • View: Lake

Penne Figueiras, Broker Associate

CENTURY 21 Prime Realty
2684 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-5230 ext 138
Cell: (906) 362-4994
Email: penne@century21.com

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