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BEAUTIFUL Log Cabin Retreat * Outdoor Activities * Snowmobile * Hike * ATV *

Bedrooms 5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cabin, Studio, Bath (Sleeps 16)

The cabin was recently featured on Discovery Channel's reality makeover TV show, Epic Mancave Builds. Check out the photos – the transformation is amazing!

Come experience “up north” in all of its rugged glory. Nestled among trails in the Hiawatha region of Munising, MI (next to Haywire Trail #8), The Log Cabin Retreat is also situated in very close proximity to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

This is the PERFECT location with quick access to everything the area has to offer. Enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and ice fishing in the winter; hiking, ATVing, mountain biking, swimming, beaching, fishing and kayaking/canoeing in the summer. There is plenty to do in the area and the Log Cabin Crew is ALWAYS happy to help you out!

The Log Cabin Retreat is surrounded by 20 acres of private, wooded property. Luxuriate in solitude or enjoy Munising – your choice! The conveniences of town are just a short (10 minute) drive away. The famous Bear Trap Inn (restaurant and bar) is just 1/4 of a mile down the road: Our guests have always loved this place. Kewadin Casino in Christmas, MI is about a 20 minutes’ drive.

The cabin is quaint enough for one family, yet accommodating enough to comfortably host larger parties of up to 16. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the basement and main floor levels, plus a loft.

Park your snowmobile trailers and trucks in the large driveway – there's tons of space to pull in and pull out (no need to back up). Stoke up the fire and relax. Imbibe at the bar. Take in forest and wildlife views from the comfort of the deck. Cook up a feast on the gas grill. Roast marshmallows and enjoy each other's company around the fire.

The cabin is yours to enjoy during your stay. There’s plenty of room here for you to do whatever you want. Make memories; do things your way. The kitchen is fully stocked. The living room is plush. The basement is fully furnished; laid-back. All bedding, bath towels and toiletries are included.

Most of our guests are repeat guests… Come and find out why!

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Dave Keyte
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, Yooper
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Dave Keyte

Dave Keyte, originally from Portage, MI owns this beautiful cabin. The UP has always been a special place for him and his wife Steph to unwind and connect with nature. They currently hail from the Pacific Northwest.

Dave Keyte purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Dave Keyte chose Michigan

The Log Cabin Retreat is the largest log home in the area. It's nestled among the trees on 20 acres of private land near the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Located in the middle of the snowmobile and ATV trails. Far enough from town to be secluded, yet close enough to get supplies when needed.

What makes this cabin unique

Was featured on The Discovery Channel's Epic Manacles. Sleeps up to 16 guests in beds. Sitting/lounging space on the main floor AND in the basement.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

BEAUTIFUL Log Cabin Retreat * Outdoor Activities * Snowmobile * Hike * ATV *
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Great location, fun house

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the stay at the "UP Retreat". Plenty of sleeping space for many, common area might be crowded for more than 10-12 people though. New well working appliances in the kitchen, loved the main floor layout. Great for reading, watching TV, playing games, enjoying family and friends. We were a family of 4 adults. Lots of neat things to do in small town Munising nearby (especially if it was summer) and Marquette is less than an hour away, with cute shops and restaurants. House was well taken care of and clean.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Awesome place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We are coming back from our long weekend at the Log Cabin Retreat right now and we had the BEST time. We went to pictures rocks one day and saw some other waterfalls and the retreat is in the perfect location. My parents and 3 siblings with their significant others stayed, so 10 people total and we were very comfortable whether we were playing games, eating or sleeping there was plenty of room! We absolutely loved the cabin and can't wait to plan our next trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fun trip with family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the UP at the cabin. We had four different families with a ton of kids running/crawling around. The cabin makes the most of its space and allowed us to have a good time but everyone also had their own space when needed. Also, we were prepared to utilize a charcoal grill for dinner one night and were pleasantly surprised to see a very nice, new Weber gas grill. I was able to cook dinner for 16 or 17 people very quickly, so that was a great surprise! The kids loved the cabin too. If you have little ones, bring a baby gate to keep them off the stairs. We would definitely return for another visit since we did not make it to Pictured Rocks this time.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Fun Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time staying at the Log Cabin Retreat. The cabin was cozy and very well equipped. Staff was friendly and helpful. Highlights included multiple trips to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and the adorable town of Gran Marais.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Pure Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

As we wrote in the book at the Lodge....Eight women, awesome house, very private, great weather,, kayaking and swimming in Lake Superior, camp fires, shopping in Marquette, hiking to waterfalls, Priceless!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Clean, Quiet and good location.

  • 4 of 5

Great place for everyone. The loft is only acceptable for children under 12. Modern appliances, comfortable and has an industrial look. Basement bedroom needs a blind. whole house was short of electrical outlets. Beds could use a stepstool to get in. Down stairs needs an extension on the railing. Overall a great place to stay and would recommend it for you family getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Bear Trap
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bear Trap
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Munising Trails & Valley Spur
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Superior
Car: recommended

We are just minutes outside of Munising on H58. 4.5 miles past Miners Castle and .25 miles before the Bear Trap Inn (family dining and bar).

Nearby access to the snowmobile and ATV trail, not far from multiple hiking (or snow shoeing) trails, waterfalls (or ice caves), cross country ski trails, kayaking, fishing, and much much more!


Rates & Availability

Shingleton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2018
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 31 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Shingleton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms; one on the main level and one in the basement.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , New mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , New Mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , New Mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , New Mattress
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Loft bedroom. Kids love this room.
  • No need to sleep on pull-outs, air mattresses, couches or floors here! There's space for up to 16 guests in 10 beds located on all three levels of the cabin.
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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