Peak Color This Weekend, Secluded Log Cabin on Small Lake
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Grand Marais cabin description
*Wake up to the sound of Whippoorwills in this secluded U.P. log cabin tucked away from absolutely everyone on a trophy size 'brook trout' lake.
People tell us that we don't describe this cabin well enough. So here is our best: 'SOLITUDE ROCKS!! Hear what silence really sounds like. Read our reviews! Come here for the best get-a-way the U.P. has to offer with an incredible price! About 1.5 hours from ‘da big Mac Bridge connecting Michigan's 2 Peninsulas. ...........
No people, no regrets, just perfect Isolation! This cabin is the only place on the lake and for miles around!( there is a small hut nearby but rarely does anyone come there, and sometimes people may fish the lake or drive ATV's by) Sit on the sandy beach all by yourself and listen to the loons or watch the brookies jump for a fly with a backdrop of a blazing sunset. Put out the camp fire and crawl into bed with fresh, pure cotton sheets... Imagine...no one's going to bug you, no phone calls, no hassles.... all day long.
You could just push the row boat or canoe into the water and try your luck at our trophy size brook trout, (hard to catch) or some perch (easy to catch).
Maybe spend a day in Grand Marais and fish the pier for lake trout or just go play on the shoreline of Lake Superior and hunt for pretty stones & agates. Don't forget to try some speciality beers and great food while you are in town and go shopping in their little shops.
You could drive into Seney for a hamburger or a great meal at the local restaurant, but you decide to enjoy your own on the grill, inside the screened-in porch sitting in a rocking chair or in a swing over looking the lake with your nose in a good book.. It is your choice. It is time to drop everything and get away from it all.
With fabulous sunsets around a bonfire, you can watch deer swim near and hear the night sounds under the starry sky! The cabin is centered within easy driving distance to most U.P. tourist attractions including Pictured Rocks, many water falls, Mackinac Island, Soo Locks, Seney Wildlife Preserve, White Fish Point, the Two-Hearted River, and numberous Light-Houses.
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 comfortably. Large mosquito-free screened porch, sandy beach, clear spring-fed lake great for swimming. There is a row boat and canoe on site with life jackets. It is the only cabin on the lake, (a small hut is nearby, but rarely does anyone come there) and for miles with nothing but trails, trails and more trails leading all over the Upper Peninsula.
The famous Seney national Wildlife Refuge (20 minutes) is a great place to spend a day hiking, canoeing, and animal watching. ATV rentals are in Seney if you are seeking adventure and exploration on all the trails surrounding the cabin. Grand Marais with it's speciality restaurants, is 20 minutes away with Lake Superior shoreline awaiting the agate rock hounds, sun-bathers, and boaters.
This is a vacation designation for families, honeymooners, couples, fishermen, hunters, or just about anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The six mile long driveable trail to this cabin can be confusing at night, so please plan on coming in the daytime and enjoy the wilderness scenery on your way in.
The cabin is set up like a motor home with an easy inside push start button for the outside generator. All modern appliances for your convenience. With many returning guests your vacation promises to be one of the U P's Best. Clean & Affordable.
* Wild Blueberries near this cabin- July-August - September (Pick in morning for pancakes.)
* Autumn color season: Mid September - October Beautiful hardwood colors!
* Partridge hunting season begins Sept. 15th- Nov 15th. Lots of Partridge in this area.
* Trout season begins last Saturday in April to last Saturday in September.
* Cabin is available to rent for Bear Season
*Cabin is not available for Deer rifle season
Thanks for visiting!
Keywords: A perfect couple's get-a-way with total solitude and natural beauty everywhere!This log cabin on is centrally located in Michigan's beautiful U.P. and is within a hours drive to many of it's attractions. If you want privacy with total isolation in the middle of a wild life habitat then this the place to retreat to and experience. It is the only cabin on the lake and is perfect for honeymooners, fishermen, hunters, family gatherings, renewing friendships, anniversaries or just to get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can make lasting memories or reflect on the important things in life, your sanity. IT is time to book for Spring, Summer, and Fall color & hunting) seasons through October. Give us a call.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
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- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Video Library:
- Deck / Patio:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Hunting Big Game
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
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We needed the downtime and this was the perfect place. Quiet and nothing to distract us. We watched wildlife from the beach and the house. We hiked the area. We canoed the lake. We fished, we ate and had a wonderful bonfire. We watched the sun go down and the stars come out for a show!
- Guest TN/ NC Blacksmiths (Middle Tennessee)
- Date of stay 09/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
Mark, Cullen, will, grandpa
Mark, Cullen, will, grandpa
Great location, great views, very relaxing. Only downside is the lake defiantly has not been stocked woth trout for a few years, atleast. Great fishing in the Manastique, and feels like what Ernest Hemingway tried to picture through his writings. Also relaxed too some old throwback VCR movies that Dale has at the cabin at night after a nice fire on the lake (wish you guys had diuretic tv out there, but betters can't be choosers XD)
- Guest Cullen (Strongsville, Ohio)
- Date of stay 09/28/12
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
This cabin had everything we were looking for. It was remote, it was isolated and it was clean. It was also well stocked with clean linens and towels, paper goods and a gas grill. About the only thing I would recommend bringing is sharp knives. The knives there were pretty dull. Other than that one small thing we weren't missing anything. We had mostly good weather and at night clear skies for star gazing. The Big Dipper came out every night perfectly framed between the trees lining the lake.
- Guest Indy (Indianapolis)
- Date of stay 08/31/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
We booked the cabin for a Girl's Trip week of talking, relaxing, reading, playing cribbage and just having fun. We did have a bit of an adventure getting to the cabin as it is off the beaten track. Called Dale who sent her housekeeper who met us on the highway and led us directionally challenged women to the right place. Even though we got lost on the way in, we loved the cabin for its remoteness. There is no sound pollution except for an occasional plane overhead. The night skies were absolutely fantastic. We did venture out one day to Grand Marais, but came back to the cabin because we preferred the peace and quiet of the lake and the loons and the breezes through the trees. I would definately recommend this cabin to anyone who craves unplugging from the sounds and cares of the world and enjoys total solitude and natural beauty. It was wonderful! The cabin is equipped with a generator so you can recharge your devices if you absolutely have to.
- Guest Mary S. (Neenah, WI)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Dale went above and beyond in insuring we had all the information we needed to have a great honeymoon at her cabin, even called us ahead of time to let us The cabin is outfitted with pretty much anything you need, except food- unless of course your meal of choice is mosquito pie (but with bug spray and their screened in porch- no big deal). Cabin was super clean when we got there. Dale and her husband run a top-notch operation, very impressed. We wanted a secluded cabin for our honeymoon- and this fit the bill to a 'T.' Even heard loons and wolves at night, I don't know how Dale arranged for their performances, but much appreciated. We would however recommend bringing your own DVD's if one so chooses to watch the tele.
- Guest Buck (United States)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Our stay was everything we hoped for, magnificent fall color, but most wonderful of all the solitude and quiet, away from all noise of traffic, or human voices other than our own, just the two of us in this quite comfortable spot situated in true northwoods seclusion. One other surprising bonus was the kitchen, it was fully equipped with with cookwear that was top quality. Now that's something I've NEVER come across in a rental. You can't go wrong with this gem!
- Guest dick (Michigan)
- Date of stay 10/03/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
My wife and I stayed 4 nights and wished we had booked it much longer. We stayed around the cabin for 2 days and hiked and relaxed. Lots of trails meandering for miles and miles. Lake is about 40+ feet deep even though it is maybe only 500-800 feet across. Cabin is extremely clean and stocked with every kind of cooking tool you would ever need. Was stocked with bottled water, paper towels, towels, blankets etc. The owners thought of everything. Canoe and row boat with all saftey gear provided. Fall was perfect weather for us because we hate hot weather. It averaged about 65 during the day and 40 at night. We even saw the northern lights one evening from the spacious deck on the side of the cabin. Never used the screened in porch but in the event you encounter wet weather you would still enjoy your stay. The porch is huge. Next time I might bring the dual sport motorcycle and my GPS but it was really fun just just relaxing. We were the only ones on the lake all 4 days. Never saw a hunter / hiker just grouse and a couple of deer.
- Guest Ted (Ohio)
- Date of stay 09/29/12
- Review Submitted 10/06/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Does the description say 'secluded'? That is an understatement.
Does the description say 'secluded'? That is an understatement.
A lovely semi-rustic cabin to stay with all the conveniences we are used to acurately depicted in the listing. Did the listing say 'secluded'? That is an understatement; and I grew up in a remote logging town in northern minnesota! No power or running water anywhere nearby as far as I could tell but the generator and piped in running water ran very smoothly and easy to work with. I grew up with propane use in the kitchen so was somewhat used to its odor for the fridge operation here. Directions to the cabin were not real explicit which really wasn't a big deal as 'wrong turn' opportunities were limited but we were driving a 'nice' car pulling small trailer so turning around was a little scary on very rough, narrow, dirt roads. The drive to the cabin off the tar road was very beautiful with a nice variety of landscape to make it interesting; fun to see the wildlife. The total of about six miles off the tar road really took at least half-hour which I couldn't help but feel was a waste of my valuable vacation time; no quick trips for gas, groceries, food, etc. Great low-key, non-touristy area with lots to see. (Bring your own groceries; limited and pricey only close-by.) Gitchigumee Rock Museum in Grand Marais awesome. Had QUITE the experience driving back to the cabin from beautiful Muskelunge State Park late one afternoon which turned into very scary night-time driving on trails for roads using Emily-Garmin (I'm still in shock that they were even on my Garmin map!); what a mistake to have it set for 'shortest route' instead of 'fastest'! What should have and could have been about an hour drive took us - no kidding - about 5, maybe more, hours!!! Stick to the only 3 tar roads in the area! The available canoe and working boat was a definite highlight on such a perfectly sized small lake (so as not to get lost looking for the landing) and a nice clean sandy beach, though lake deepens very quickly. We shared the lake with only one cabin, which was empty, and the public boat access, which nobody used during our stay. Lake is low and has an awesome shoreline for walking or jogging around the lake. Also an area to rock-hunt yards away. Up off-shore nice large rustic fire-pit area. Cabin with nice screen-porch and large deck; awesome. The cabin/furnishings show years of use though were very clean, well-kept and maintained. No questions or comments after our stay; very appreciated! After a week or 2 just simply received my deposit back by check :)
- Guest mattatwinb (southern Minnesota)
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing.
A kid's review!Guest comment entered by owner
A kid's review!
Arriving here was GREAT! We got lost at the second fork. When we got here, my legs were so happy to move. Almost as we got here me and my Dad went fishing. We caught some perch. Aug.20th: We went to Grand Marais. We had lots of fun. We collected rocks and went to the coast guard station. Me and Dad went to the old light house. Went back to the cabin and went fishin again and had a fire. We really didn' t do anything that day except find lost lake and go fishing! Went back to the cabin and had another fire. Aug 21st: Ate breakfast early. Went to the bear farm, Taqhannehon Falls, and shipwreck museum. Came back to the cabin and had another fire. Aug 22nd: We went to the shipwreck tour and the pictured rocks tour but before we went on both we went to the Dragon's Nest. We went to the cabin after the tours. Had another fire and saw the Milky Way! Aug 23rd: Woke up early to go to Marquette. Started raining so we couldn't have a fire. Aug 24th: Today the last day we are going to be here. :>( Went fishing caught some perch. Went back to the cabin. Played games and went canoeing! Thank you Mr & Mrs Gaylord!!!
- Guest A kid view from Midland MI
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
Lucky to see meteor showers during campfire!Guest comment entered by owner
Lucky to see meteor showers during campfire!
Arrived Saturday afternoon and enjoyed the two-track in, especially after the 7 hour ride from Hartland. Our two sons immediately grabbed their poles and started around the lake. within 20 mins. our oldest had spottd and walked up on a small black bear, almost directly across the lake from the dock. He was back at the cabin in half the time he took to where he saw the bear! Fishing was exclusive to only perch, but we did manage enough to have a "fish fry" one evening. Visited Grand Marais (great beach for rocks), and then spent an afternoon at Grand Sable Falls (recommend the Dunes Trail to then lake but be ready to "slide" down to the lake from the dune cliff!) Explored the Fox River from the road (west side) and tracks on the west side of the river, many across trails to beautiful spots on the river. Kind of oool and understandable why Hemingway wrote about this river. Also canoe'd from Northwood Outfitters resort (1 canoe, 3 kayaks) and had a blast! Recommend the 2.5 trip with kids, it was perfect! So much wildlife!!! Loons, bear, deer, hawks, cranes, frogs, turtles, perch have all been seen and heard and photographed! Still looking for an eagle and maybe a Moose/Elk. Several nights at the campfire, we were very lucky the (Persaurus) meteor showers were very active this week! A movie in Newberry was a nice break on the one rainy night. As so many have noted, this was a great week with just our family with more stories to share in the U.P.!! Thanks for sharing!!
- Guest Hartland-MI
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/26/12
$900./week during fall and spring after Labor Day week. $1375./ wk from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day week. Saturday to Saturday $775. 3 night stay during Memorial Day thru Labor Day weekend. $675./ 3 night stay during Sept.through Oct.31st. $900/ week during fall & spring Not Available during winter season $200 to reserve dates and is refunded after cabin inspection for loss or damage.
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