About the property
- Cabin3100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
A Perfect Getaway For Your Entire Group/family - Tons Of Room And So Much Fun!
This cabin is a wonderful place for families and friends to gather. We are about 25 minutes from Marquette and situated in Gwinn Michigan on a perfect inland lake. This is two story cottage with six bedrooms
Bedroom 1 (downstairs) two twin beds
Bedroom 2- (downstairs) one queen bed
Bedroom 3- (upstairs) queen bed
Bedroom 4- (upstairs) two full beds
Bedroom 5- (upstairs) full bed
Bedroom 6- (upstairs) four twin beds (one is bunked)
Also one sleeper sofa in the upstairs master bedroom.
Enjoy complimentary use of our 14 foot aluminum fishing boat, two kayaks and lifejackets during the summer months.
We have a six person sauna as well as a fire pit with complimentary firewood in the yard for campfires.
Inside we have cribbage boards and cards, an electric fireplace, brand new kitchen and appliances, washer and dryer, HD Smart TV and WI-FI along with a variety of books and games for both adults and children.
This is a great winter or summer getaway and close enough to drive to area events and landmarks including the gorgeous Pictured Rocks National Park, Marquette's many amazing biking and hiking trails, we are close to NMU - Northern Michigan University and Marquette's beautiful Lake Superior.
In the winter - Access to snowmobile trails right from the cabin in the winter as well as downhill skiing at Marquette Mountain, sledding, cross country skiing nearby and ice fishing right on the lake. We can accommodate large snowmobile trailers.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Trista Houle
We have been enjoying our cottage four doors down for fifteen years now and put it on VRBO (#422453). We found that we missed being there and purchased this property. With our three children growing and involved in activities we do not always have time to get out to the cottage so we have decided to share this wonderful place with YOU! We promise you will be pleased with the location, space and amenities. You will create memories to last a lifetime!
Trista Houle purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Trista Houle chose Gwinn
We are both from Marquette and have always enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, watersports and winter sports. Gwinn offers all of the necessities you need while you are visiting, including a local grocery store, bait shop and the wonderful UP North Lodge restaurant. You can just 'show up' and get what you need while you are here.
What makes this Cabin unique
We enjoy every aspect of this cottage from the beautiful sunrise, water fun, sauna, ice skating/pond hockey on the ice, snowmobiling, campfires, fireplace and so much space to have large gatherings.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
New Year's Ski Trip
We rented this home to ring in the New Year. We found the home to be very spacious for all of us. We had three families that stayed (included 6 adults and 10 kids). We had enough space for all of us. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We used the gas grill to make steaks for New Year's Eve. The home was clean and fairly comfortable. We went skiing at Marquette mountain which was about a 20-25 minute drive from the home. When we returned home in the evenings we enjoyed the fireplace, football and cocktails. We also enjoyed playing some of the games that were provided. The newlywed game got us laughing!
We did find it difficult to find the home according to our directions on our smart (or not so smart) phones.
Thank you Houle family. We may return in the future!
Carolee and Family -
Thank you so much for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed our cabin.
I sincerely thank you for taking such good care of everything. That really means a lot as we have spent a lot of money on updates and renovations and do spend time there when we do not have renters.
I am sorry about the bad directions. I do encourage guests to use my directions as we have had issues in the past but we did not talk before you arrived and for that I am very sorry. I will try to figure out on the website/app where I can include this information.
Thank you again and have a great 2018!
We would love to have you back again and again!
Very pleased our family plans on booking in the future
Our family really enjoyed the property very well maintained it's in the process of being remodeled a little bit which once complete will be absolutely breathtaking. The View of the lake and the owners of the property are wonderful. We plan on booking this property in the future again.
One of our best family vacations!
Cannot say enough about this fabulous place. The cabin is beautiful - recently totally remodeled. Wonderful appliances. Great comfy beds. Nice bathrooms with tons of big fluffy white towels. Waffle iron, griddle, coffee maker - we fixed the best breakfasts in the UP! But even better, the gorgeous, quiet lake is 5 steps from the door and offers great swimming, boating, fishing, kyaking . 17 of us from age 2 to 72, all loved our week at this beautiful cabin. Owner is great to help with questions, directions, suggestions for sight-seeing and has really made this a beautiful vacation home. Can't wait to return! Thank you, Trista!
More than we imagined!
Recently returned home from our family vacation to the UP! 15 of my husband's family stayed in the cabin. We had plenty of room and truly enjoyed our stay. Trista was more than accommodating and we all had a wonderful time. Gorgeous morning views, kayaking and playing in the water, enjoying campfires and the sauna at night were just a few of our favorite activities. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!
A Great Family Gathering Space
We booked the cabin to serve as a base of operations for family attending our granddaughter's wedding in Marquette. It was perfect for our needs. It was clean and well stocked and provided a place to meet, relax, and socialize which would have been cumbersome at a hotel. Unfortunately the days were cloudy with sprinkles of rain so we could not take full advantage of the many water activities but the view from the cabin was spectacular. The fire ring and ample supply of firewood was a definite plus as it provided the perfect place for unwinding at the end of the day. Many in our party also enjoyed the sauna.
We highly recommend the Up North Lodge for family dining and Rodney's Pizza was excellent.
There was one surprise, however, which we believe future guests would want to know. We originally estimated our party would be 13 and advised the owner we would call with a final number of guests as the day drew closer so the appropriate number of towels and bed linens would be available. The week before we submitted the final count of 19 and were surprised when we received an invoice for an additional $500. So be aware there is a $25 per person/per night charge for each guest over 15 which was not mentioned in the listing. We paid the $500 so as not to lose the reservation and since our number of guests fluctuated throughout our stay we contacted the owner with a revised count by night and were given a hassle-free refund for those nights when our count did not exceed 15. Thus our 4 star rating rather than 5.
Thank you again for staying with us and thank you so much for the kind review. It is so nice to hear you had a good time with your family and friends at the cabin.
The price for the cabin includes up to 15 people and the additional per person charges are included on my VRBO listing for your review at all times.
I am sorry if you did not see that when you booked the property. It was not meant to be a surprise. Again it is included in the listing when you put the number of people in the reservation. I think it was something that neither of us anticipated. When you originally emailed me you said you may want to "add additional days" but did not mention anything about additional people thus I did not address the issue at that time. The week prior to your arrival when you emailed me that your "numbers have risen as your grandchildren had invited friends" and you wanted to make sure there were linens for both rollaway beds" is when I sent the additional charges.
I just wanted to review the scenario so as not to paint a picture of my rates being misleading. The great news is that our property does allow and can accommodate so many people which is why it is so unique. We are happy to have large groups like yours so that you can enjoy such special times together.
Thank you again for staying at our cabin.
Great place for a group to stay
Your place on Bass Lake was just perfect for our group. We were there to watch the sled dog races. Which was a lot of fun but left us with a lot of time to lounge and visit. The house was plenty big enough for everyone to be comfortable . The heat worked well keeping us warm even at -24 degrees! There was always enough hot water . The kitchen and bathrooms were very clean and functional . The only issues were the can opener has worn out and the dish washer is not cleaning the upper racks dishes very well. The sauna was wonderful with the super cold weather we had .We enjoyed the fire place but it was difficult to start the fire because of a shortage of matches and kindling . We would have packed this stuff had we known we needed to. The setting is beautiful. We were close to Marquette and a short drive to the Eben Ice caves. We had a great dinner at Up North Lodge which was just 15 min away. Everyone in our group just loved the house ! Thank you for sharing. Like others have said don't follow your GPS in the winter, use written directions as there are roads that are not plowed.
Deb and group,
Thank you so much for the nice review.
I am so glad you all enjoyed yourselves and stayed warm despite the cold front that came through. Sounds like you were able to make the most of the few days you were in the area! What fun!
I am very sorry about the dishwasher not cleaning well- I will certainly make sure to get it fixed and replace the can opener as well. As far as the kindling and matches, we do have a bin of newspaper in the hot water room and long bic lighters in the kitchen drawer by the window. I do not normally stock kindling but we usually have a few "fire starter" logs in the buffet in the dining room.
Again, thank you so much for staying at the cabin and we sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you stay again in the future.
Gwinn is perfectly situated in a small town with everything you need for your vacation including, a reasonable grocery store with beer and liquor, bait and tackle shop, gas station and even 'Brown's' a small convenience store with the best butcher in town - the fresh tenderloin are wonderful! The Full Throttle Bar and Grill is close as well as the UP North Lodge for a rack of unbelievable ribs and the best Bloody Mary's around.
We are located less than 1 hour from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Marquette is less than 1/2 hour where there are beautiful hiking and biking trails as well as pristine beaches and amazing scenery.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1) No access to the garage. 2) No RV parking available. NO SMOKING ALLOWED