top of page

About Us

Being a family business for over half a century has given us the knowledge and understanding to make your stay at the resort an enjoyable experience.  We do our best to be certain our guests feel comfortable and relaxed.  

Started in the 1940s...


Our business was started by the family as a resort for families and tourists in the Upper Peninsula.  The original cabins were built in 1945 by brothers Al and Sonny Kimar.  In 1967, Al's son Dave took over the business.  Though tourism has changed since that era, we have stood strong as a local family business and remained involved in our community throughout the years.  

...and still owned and operated by the same family today!


 Dave and his wife Chris still run the resort and charters with the help of their children and grandchildren.  Our years of serving the public as customers have given us experience in meeting the needs and desires of others.  We want your time in Shelter Bay to be something you can look back on fondly as a memory - or even an event that becomes a family tradition!  

bottom of page