Beacon House becomes a home away from home for patients and families that travel across the U.P. to receive specialty medical care at U.P. Health System- Marquette and the Upper Peninsula Medical Center. The private, nonprofit, donation-based organization ensures that families never have to ask, “Where am I going to stay and how am I ever going to be able to afford it?” during a medical crisis. As the Upper Peninsula’s only hospitality house, Beacon House oversees the facilities at two locations, 33 private rooms at Beacon House and 21 rooms called Hospitality Rooms at UPHS – Marquette.
Over 199,000 guest night stays have been provided since Beacon House opened in June 2002. Beacon House is one of the largest hospitality houses in the nation and accommodates a large number of patients, caregivers and family members.
Our comfortable, convenient, and homelike atmosphere inspires hope, emotional support and shared strength among families dealing with serious illness. Accommodations include:
- Close proximity to UP Health System and Peninsula Medical Center
- 33 clean, comfortable private rooms with baths (Each room sleeps 2-4)
- Four handicapped friendly accessible rooms
- Cribs and wheelchairs available
- Family-friendly dining area with 3 complete kitchen work stations (complimentary coffee and bagels)
- Warm and welcoming lounge areas for guests to relax, watch TV or chat with others
- Private lounge for our radiation and chemotherapy patients
- Fun-filled playroom on-site for children
- Computer room and wireless internet
- Coin-operated laundry facilities
- Ample parking next to building
- Caring, helpful staff