Arts & Crafts Cottage - on Michigan's Most Beautiful Lake
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
This Arts & Crafts cabin was once the caretaker's residence of the Michigamme Lake Lodge, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's small and charming, and comfortably houses four people in two bedrooms. It is very clean and cozy.
The lake porch overlooks the water for beautiful mornings and evening meals. The dock is down a stairway, or you can follow a wooded path to the water at the other end of the three-acre property. You can explore the lake or the Peshekee River on the canoe that's provided, or launch your boat at one of four launches on the lake and tie it to the dock in front of the cottage.
The lakefront home is secluded and quiet, and the property is wooded. The property is shared with one other home and is gated and private, but situated within the boundaries of Van Riper State Park.
All the amenities of the Park are available. There is a four-and-a-half mile trail directly across the road, where you might be lucky enough to spot a member of the local moose herd. Within a short drive are many wonderful lakes, waterfalls, rivers, trails, hills. The McCormick Wilderness Tract is directly north and Craig Lake State Park is ten miles west. This is one of the most spectacularly beautiful, and least explored, areas of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Lake Michigamme is a picture-postcard lake with 95 miles of shoreline, 27 islands and over 4,300 acres of water. With depths down to 70 feet it also holds a wide variety of game fish-walleye, pike, bass, muskie, trout and whitefish to name a few. A few jet skis cruise the water on summer weekends, otherwise the Lake is home to canoeists, kayakers, pontoon boats, vintage cruisers, small sailboats, and fishermen.
The Peshekee River is steps away, and offers a beautiful setting for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.
Boat rentals are available at the State Park or private campground next door.
Distance: 40 minutes
Keywords: cottage, dock, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, cabin, yurt, private
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- 40' Dock
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a wonderful stay at this charming and beautifully decorated cottage. The area is gorgeous and so is the lake. Birds galore and lots of nature hikes. Had some ice cream and a great pizza at the Moose Drop Inn in downtown Michigamme. The trail across the highway from the cottage is beautiful. If you love peace and quiet and enjoy nature this is the place for you! We appreciated the cleanliness of the cottage and the wonderful down comforters on the beds for the cool evenings. We would definitely stay again!
- Guest Birdlover
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/14/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
My husband and I just spent 4 days at this well apportioned and well maintained cabin on beautiful Lake Michigamme. With all the seasonal tourists gone, it felt as though we had that corner of the lake to ourselves. This is a get-away from cell phones, internet and TV, yet close enough to Hwy 41 to hear traffic and be able to use the cottage as a jumping off spot for local sightseeing. Towns from L'Anse to Marquette are easy day trips with much to see in between. There's easy access to all the amemities of a small town in Ishpeming if you really need wireless, fast food, or to stock up on groceries. The guest book gives lots of ideas of things to do and places to see and does not include a trip to McDonalds. This could easily be a quiet get-away for those who need to contemplate life and/or renew their spirituality. A great place to read and write, as well as outdoor adventure. Bring your food (and water if you don't like iron tasting water) the essentials are right there: a coffee bean grinder, coffee maker and 3 corkscrews! The living area is perfect for a yoga mat, and there's a selection of books, games and puzzles. The sunporch faces south and warms up even on a cool day. The breezes off the lake are endless and refreshing. There's a steep flight of stairs between you and the water, so not a great place for little kids and folks with leg problems. The owner has been true to the period of the cabin with his furnishings, and the historical significance of this cabin and it's neighboring building make the stay just that much more interesting.
- Guest Carole
- Date of stay 10/06/10
- Review Submitted 10/10/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
This Cottage: perfect!
This Cottage: perfect!
Michigamme Arts & Crafts Cottage M ornings are rose, silver, opalescent. I n the Cottage, on the porch: strong coffee fuels our talks: silly, deep, true. C harmed by the Cottage’s treasures, we want to know the story of each furniture piece, each Upper Peninsula object. H ot but pleased with our hiking selves, we return to the Cottage from a long walk in the State Park, where we know moose were watching us, just out of view. I nspired by the stories others have left for us in the Cottage journal, we start listing the colors we can see around the lake. Please expand! G reen and green and green: who knew that chartreuse, verdigris, and emerald live side by side at Michigamme? A rt gallery, museum, craft shops, cafes, friendly people: Michigamme-town wins our hearts. M any supplies and fresh veggies at the farm stand and the IGA down the road in Ishpeming, including the freshest ginger I’ve ever bought. M ake up your mind as soon as you can to come here. Contentments of all sorts await! E ntering the gate to the Cottage grounds, even before we saw the three perfect silver birches framing our porch view of the shining lake, we already felt our urban frenzies floating off. You will, too!
- Guest Susan
- Date of stay 07/29/10
- Review Submitted 08/09/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Wonderful cottage, beautiful quiet setting
Wonderful cottage, beautiful quiet setting
I spent Thursday evening until Monday morning in this beautiful cottage with two friends. I loved the comfortable charming furniture. The view is fabulous and includes the lake and lots of trees. We bought wonderful food at a farmers market about 15 minutes away and had all the spices we needed in the fully stocked kitchen. We loved eating in the screened in porch looking over the lake. A park with a trail system is just across the road where we saw a Cooper's hawk, a hare, and saw recent moose dropping but no moose. You can see lots of stars at night. We picked out the Big Dipper and the Milky Way. Another park is down the road for more hiking and animal sightings. All in all the cabin is comfortable, clean, charming and fully stocked. The area is absolutely beautiful. I would very much recommend this.
- Guest Enid
- Date of stay 07/29/10
- Review Submitted 08/04/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks for the positive review. I am very proud of the property and respectful of its gorgeous natural surroundings. It's always wonderful to share with others. Please come back soon!
Summer .. $ 900/week Winter .. $1100/week We Also Accept Canadian Dollars
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About the owner: I've been enamored of the UP my entire life and each trip I find something new to love. Nature, people, culture, history, the Upper Peninsula is truly one of the great undiscovered treasures of America. Leave your worries behind and come up to the great northern paradise.
Why the Owner Chose Michigamme:
The Upper Peninsula reminds me of Maine--without the summer tourists. I can hike all day and rarely see another human bieng, or choose a trail where other families are having a good time. People in the UP are relaxed, friendly, and helpful. If you meet a local, be prepared to spend a half an hour passing the time of day and talking about the weather, fishing, and local hotspots.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Along with the dock, there are two secret beaches--one on the property and another just a four minute walk away. The last time I was on this beach, I shared it with a family of otters. If you canoe up the Peshekee Rver, you'll see painted turtles sunning themselves on logs protruding from the water. I like to hike the trails across the street in the early morning or late afternoon, and rarely see another person. Kayaking on the Lake in the early morning or late summer evening is peaceful and serene. While there might be a jet boat or two on the other side of the Lake in the afternoons, the Lake is generally quiet all day. Fishermen linger near the mouth of the Peshekee and by the drop-off ti the southeast of the dock.
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New kitchen in 2007
Cottage is surrounded be birch, maple and pine
Lovely porch overlooking Lake Michigamme
Beautiful summer day on Lake Michigamme
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