Now, most of those trees are gone, either logged off or destroyed (in the thumb of Michigan) in two massive fires in the late 1800s.
One of the B&Bs that I stayed at (Stafford House) was built by W.R. Stafford in 1886. Stafford founded the town of Port Hope and made his fortune as a lumber baron.
The house has been lovingly maintained by Greg &Kathy Gephart (in last photo). They are looking to retire soon, so the inn is currently on the market.
Location:Port Hope, MI