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Anam Cara - 150-Acre Lakefront Paradise

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Anam Cara is a wilderness retreat with modern luxuries. With 150 forested acres and nearly a mile of shoreline on semi-private Spruce Lake, Anam Cara is truly 'away from it all.' Yet virtually every amenity is provided -- including luxury, hotel grade mattresses with down-filled bedding (synthetic linens optional); over-sized furniture; a selection of boats; Finnish sauna; satellite TV, stereo and DVD player; and more.

Anam Cara has three bedrooms in its main house, and one more in a window-encased guesthouse high above and right next to the waterfront. The main house has a large deck with built-in seating and Weber grill, and a great room with large picture windows overlooking the lake.

The property, with its lake, three ponds, and 2000 feet of river frontage, teems with flora and fauna - including loons, eagles, pike, walleye, panfish, deer, berries, and an abundance of wildflowers.

For complete information please visit the Anam Cara Website today at the URL listed below.

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More Details

Owner
Brian Norkett
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, finnish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Amenities

Michigamme Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink and storage
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Six Queen Size Beds; One Bunk Bed with Full Sized Mattresses
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Anam Cara - 150-Acre Lakefront Paradise
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
5

This property was by far our favorite in our five years of going to the Upper Pennisula.!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Upper Pennisula on our family vacation for five years and this was by far the hands down favorite with all our age groups and activity levels. The youngest loved it for the abundant turtles, fish and frog catching opportunities , the teen loved the boating , fishing and campfires , the adults enjoyed the remote quiet peaceful surroundings and comfortable cabin amenities. This place provides an out in the woods experience, complete with a beaver and beaver dam, with the comforts of home. Great vacation - helpful and very nice caretaker that stopped to check on us and give us the lowdown on area fishing. I would definitely recommend this for family of all ages. The mattresses were just right for a wonderful night sleep. Home was very well maintaned with great grill , carpet made for a place that kids run in and out of , a splinter free deck to relax on and watch the grandchildren and teenagers play off of the dock and swimming pier, and large fire pit to sit around and make smores and hobo pies.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Renewed Spirit

  • 4 of 5

Everything was lovely. The seclusion was just what we needed to decompress from stress. Great beds, kitchen had everything we required, and the grill was excellent. Fishing was iffy because of the weather but we had fun. Local flora and fauna was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkhart, IN
5

Absolutely gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 4 kids and I loved staying here. We had the lake all to ourselves! We fished right off the dock and would catch enough fish for us to eat supper every night. The kids loved kayaking and the pontoon was great to take out fishing. It was so secluded and quiet! We wished we could stay there forever!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL
5

A wonderful place to rejuvenate

  • 5 of 5

This was our eighth year at Anam Cara and we have loved it every time. Our stays have always been wonderful and relaxing. The week allows us to re-energize for the rest of the year. The scenery is beautiful and the accommodations offer everything you could reasonably expect.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Fishing

  • 5 of 5

If you value seclusion, love the water and enjoy fishing, then this is the property for you. This property offers the peacefulness of mist on the lake in the morning and gorgeous sunsets without the interruption of jet skis, loud voices and roaring boat motors. While the road to the property is a bit of a challenge, all three of our vehicles including two smaller cars, made it safe and sound. Once there, the house is just as pictured - not fancy but perfect for a secluded family get together. The small pontoon boat is great for two fishermen and the kayaks are a lot of fun. We caught lots of fish including small mouth bass, large mouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, pike and musky. The largest fish was 23 inches. Don't be scared off by the electricity being supplied by a generator. We had absolutely no problem. The water is really good and while the refrigerator is smaller, there is a large cooler that holds all the extras. The Michigammee Market is small but very well stocked. Definitely try the hand dipped ice cream. Get a single cone because they are huge! We also bought fresh corn there and it was the best we have ever had. We must have come at the perfect week, because there were no mosquito issues until late evening and we had beautiful weather all week. My brothers and I get together every summer. This was our best vacation and we all want to come back. Brian (the owner) and Paul (the caretaker) were both great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With respect to the note about the generator, after this review was written we installed power from the electrical grid and therefore we no longer generate our own electricity.
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5

Secluded and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Renting Anam Cara was a great choice for our family. We spent a week in August 2011 and could not have had a nicer vacation with the kids and grandkids. First, the location is great and Spruce Lake is beautiful. Second, the kayaks and pontoon boat provided a weeks worth of entertainment and relaxation. This lake is wonderful to explore and meet a few beaver along the way. There were plenty of life jackets for all sizes which are a must for the kids as well as the adults for jumping off the dock and floating around. Third, very few mosquitos. Fourth, the cabin was perfect for a northwoods setting with plenty of sleeping room and two bathrooms. A nice oversized kitchen table came in handly and the living room was plenty big. The kitchen has plenty of counter space to prepare meals and I was able to make what I wanted with the equipment supplied. I even baked a cheese cake. Fifth, the sauna was a blessing for the kids to shower once they pulled themselves out of the water for the day. It was a hit for all. Bring your own kitchen towels though if you plan to stay for the week and do a lot of cooking. We did manage to break away one day to tour the Henry Ford Historic Sawmil in Alberta. We drove up to Pointe Abbay in Baraga County and stopped at the Canyon Falls and Gorge. Craig Lake State Park was also beautiful and primitive and worth the drive and short walk to the lake. And I forgot to mention, the kids picked so many raspberries around the cabin I had to make a torte. The blackberries were just starting to ripen and we had a nice taste. We've been to this area many times and feel lucky for the opportunity to share it with our kids and grandkids. Don't hestitate to rent the cabin if you have small kids because ours had the time of their life catching frogs and fishing from sunup to sundown. The grandkids are ages 7 to 13 and all kept their life jackets on while on the dock or out in the water which added to my security and level of anxiety about keeping them safe. I can't say enough what a great time we had and thanks to Paul the groundskeeper for bringing us in and to Brian for making his cabin available. One more thing, take an axe and a saw along and you'll have all the campfire wood you'll ever need.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Berry Picking, Wildflowers, Trails and Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Michigamme Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Autumn
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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