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Authentic Log Cabin Directly on Ontonagon River and Snowmobile Trail

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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Watersmeet cabin description

This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath authentic log cabin. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed, bedroom 2 has two twin beds, and bedroom 3 offers twin bunk beds. There is also a pull-out queen sofa sleeper and two twin roll-way beds.

***SPRING/SUMMER RATE $125/NIGHT. WINTER RATE $135.00/NIGHT. HOLIDAY RATE $155/NIGHT. RATES ARE BASED ON UP TO A FOUR PERSON OCCUPANCY. FOR EACH PERSON OVER FOUR, ADD $10 PER PERSON PER NIGHT.***

The home can be heated with central furnace heat or fireplace. Each bedroom also has an electric stove heater for personal comfort. There is no air conditioning at this time.

The main living area is an open floor plan, with the kitchen separated from the rest of action only by an island bar. This makes for easy entertaining and ensures that even the cook is not left out of the action. The living room, dining, kitchen, and bedrooms 1&2 have open ceilings with beautiful exposed log beams. The ceilings are walls are closed, so you can expect privacy and quiet when the doors are closed!

Open the sliding glass doors and step outside onto the patio and you will find four inviting Adirondack chairs just beckoning you and a good book or a pair of binoculars. Down on the flat next to the river you will find more Adirondack chairs and a fire pit for those cooler spring and fall evenings.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1) IS THE CALENDAR UP TO DATE? DO YOU HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR OUR DATES?
*YES, the calendar is always up to date! If it says that it hasn't been updated for a few days, that just means that we haven't made changes to it recently. There is not another calendar anywhere. If it says we are booked, we are booked! If it says we have an opening, we'd love to have you stay with us!

2) DO WE NEED TO BRING OUR OWN FIREWOOD?
*YES, you should bring your own firewood. There is a woodshed that generally has wood in it. If there is some left, you are welcome to use it. However, we are having an issue with theft of the wood by both guests and an undetermined third party so when it's gone it will not be replaced.

3) ARE TOWELS AND BEDDING PROVIDED?
*YES, both towels and bedding are provided.

4) CAN WE HAVE A PARTY AT THE CABIN? CAN WE SMOKE?
*NO, under no circumstances will smoking or house parties be allowed. Large family reunions need to be discussed in advance.

5) DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN COFFEE AND FILTERS?
*YES, you need to bring your own coffee and filters. There is a Mr. Coffee brand coffee pot if you would like to use it.

6) IS THERE ENOUGH PARKING FOR MY VEHICLE AND TRAILER?
*YES, there is plenty of parking. The driveway goes in a huge circle so trailers do not need to backed in and turned. There is room for at least 10 trucks with trailers, but of course there will never be that many, as parties are not allowed!

7) DO YOU HAVE A GRILL? IS IT OPEN IN THE WINTER?
*YES, there is a charcoal grill available but depending on the depth of snow it may be hard to access in the winter. There is also a gas grill on the back deck with a spare propane tank in the front closet(usually). The spare propane has 'disappeared' several times, so if you definitely want to grill it is safest to bring charcoal.

8) DO I NEED TO BRING TOILET PAPER?
*There is an initial supply of toilet paper and paper towels provided. If your party needs a large amount, please bring additional paper products with you.

9) IS THERE A STOVE AT THE CABIN FOR COOKING?
*There is both a gas stove with an oven as well as a microwave. There is not a dishwasher and guests are asked wash any dishes that are used.

10) DO YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS?
*NO, we do not have internet access and cell access is limited at the cabin depending on your carrier. (Owner Nikki has AT&T and she has little/no coverage at the cabin. Owner Mark has Verizon and his coverage is better but not great.)


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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are NOT allowed on the furniture and we ask that you please clean their paws before allowing them inside (towels provided)....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Located on the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River - viewable from the sliding glass doors/patio - approximately 150 feet away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Leaf for the table is located in the front closet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Please use a calling card for long distance!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Grill Always Available Gas Grill Presently at Cabin, may be removed at any time due to repeated abuse by renters...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 1 - May 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

4th of July 2015
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2015
Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2015
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2016
Jan 2 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas 2016
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$155

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 03/24/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Eagle River
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rogers / Nordines / Casino
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lac Vieux Desert Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 2 / US 45 Intersection
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Mamas / LVD Casino Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Brule
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Marion Lake

Car: Recommended

Simpler Times Cabin is located on 80 secluded acres in beautiful Watersmeet, MI. There are an abundance of activities in the area, or ample opportunities to just sit and relax.

The Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River crosses the back yard for immediate access to fishing or canoeing, and the snowmobile trail crosses the driveway - no need to go anywhere to access the trail!

In the area, the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Chippewa offers a beautiful casino complex with gambling, bingo, golf, and restaurant. Bond Falls, always a favorite, is close by as well. We have information in the cabin for those interested in the nearby Paulding Mystery Light, Sylvania Wilderness Area, canoe and boat rentals, cross country skiing, Watersmeet Trout Hatchery and Ottawa National Forest Visitor Center.

Within an hours drive you can see Old Victoria Mining Community, Caledonia Mine, Lake of the Clouds, Little Girl's Point, multiple downhill ski hills, ski jumping and many scenic drives. This is a great central base to see the western U.P.!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1982

About: The cabin is owned by brother and sister team, Mark and Nikki Adamson. This cabin was their childhood home and it was built from the ground up by their parents, Karl and Carolyn (shown in photo). It took every weekend over the course of four years to complete. Karl was a native of Watersmeet and wanted to bring his family back to the simpler, more honest life offered in rural Michigan. The only thing in the home that our parents did not build is the fireplace and rocks laid by the front door. Dad always said he 'didn't want to practice in the middle of the living room'. Both Karl and Carolyn have passed on now but their memory lives on in this beautiful cabin and location. About the owners: Owner Nikki Adamson resides in Dallas, GA. If you call with a question or for help with a reservation, you will most likely talk with her. She has been married to husband Cory Schaubs for 10 years and she is a general dentist. Nikki and Cory enjoy camping and the outdoors, target shooting, archery, and travel. They spend a week vacation every summer up north improving the cabin. Nikki and Cory have two fur-children, a three-legged German Shepherd named Sophia, and a mixed breed rescue cat named Chloe. Owner Mark now lives in Lake Villa, IL. He handles more of the repairs and cabin maintenance. Mark is an electrical lineman and has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 10 years. They have one wonderful son, Reid. Mark and his family also enjoy camping, the outdoors and Reid's sporting events. Their dogs, Levi and Ellie, complete the family. After the early passing of our parents, we were not ready to sell the place that we still call home. After much thought and discussion, we decided to make Simpler Times Cabin a place that others can come enjoy too. You'll quickly see why so many people come to visit our area and why we wanted to share it with you.

Why Watersmeet:
Look closely at the cabin and you will see the love, sweat and tears that were spent building this home. The logs are hand-peeled red pine timber, and the chinking was placed inch-by-inch with little nails by our mother. The cabinets are handmade with tongue and groove lumber, and the open ceilings offer and open yet cozy feel. The water is from a spring-fed well and so incredibly pure. The air is clean, the seclusion is spectacular and the scenery speaks for itself.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This property is an authentic log cabin and was actually built as a three-bedroom home. For this reason, it is much more spacious and well-appointed than many other rental properties.


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Photos

  • View out the sliding glass doors - Ontonagon River flowing through back yard

    View out the sliding glass doors - Ontonagon River flowing through back yard

  • STC Living Room / Kitchen - brand new flooring throughout the cabin

    STC Living Room / Kitchen - brand new flooring throughout the cabin

  • Dining Area with expandable table and pet bed

    Dining Area with expandable table and pet bed

  • Hallway - showcasing new flooring and carpeting

    Hallway - showcasing new flooring and carpeting

  • Native American themed decor in Bedroom 1

    Native American themed decor in Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3 - Twin Bunk Beds - The Fishing Room

    Bedroom 3 - Twin Bunk Beds - The Fishing Room

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Welcome to Simpler Times - Sign at Entrance of Driveway

    Welcome to Simpler Times - Sign at Entrance of Driveway

  • Sled right up to the snowmobile trail which crosses the drive

    Sled right up to the snowmobile trail which crosses the drive

  • Keep tabs on the temp during your stay.

    Keep tabs on the temp during your stay.

  • Simpler Times Cabin in Winter

    Simpler Times Cabin in Winter

  • Back Yard / Patio in Fall

    Back Yard / Patio in Fall

  • Riverside Fire Pit - Available Summer & Fall Only

    Riverside Fire Pit - Available Summer & Fall Only

  • Beautiful Open Ceiling / Beams

    Beautiful Open Ceiling / Beams

  • We are pet friendly!

    We are pet friendly!

  • Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed - The Indian Room

    Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed - The Indian Room

  • Bedroom 2 - Two Twin Beds - The Hunting Room

    Bedroom 2 - Two Twin Beds - The Hunting Room

  • Fishing Themed Decor in Bedroom 3

    Fishing Themed Decor in Bedroom 3

  • Bathroom Sink Area

    Bathroom Sink Area

  • Snowmobile /Multi-Use Trail crosses right over the driveway!

    Snowmobile /Multi-Use Trail crosses right over the driveway!

  • Example of winter snowfall - fun photo ops!

    Example of winter snowfall - fun photo ops!

  • A typical daily STC visitor to the right of the cabin - river in background

    A typical daily STC visitor to the right of the cabin - river in background

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/24/2015
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