Accommodations & Food


The 2023 Gales Storm Gathering has arranged for special rate at the Birchmont Motel, a family-owned and operated motel with views of Lake Superior. It is highly reviewed on Yelp and the rates are excellent. It’s located on US41 South, three miles from downtown Marquette.

You can reserve a single (one queen bed) for $85, for a double (two queen beds) for $100 per night (plus tax). Call (906) 228-7538 and make sure you let them know you’re with The Gales.


With our move to Marquette, we are able to offer a new meal plan. We are pleased to announce that we found one: Cafe Bodega in Marquette, a farm-to-table restaurant, where everything is made from scratch. Located at 500 North Third Street, it’s right across the street from Downwind Sports!

The meal package will include a buffet breakfast and lunches to go, as well as two dinners. One dinner will be at Cafe Bodega; the other will be from another local eatery.

We strongly encourage all participants to sign up for the meal package because the food will be excellent and important planning sessions occur during mealtimes.

Check out the website and menu and let us know if you have questions.

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