Shoreline Log Cabin Home on 12 Acres on Scenic Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County(26 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
A Cozy Hand Scribed White Pine Log Cabin Lake Home
Our authentic 750 sq. ft. log home is built of scribed Upper Peninsula Michigan White Pine on 12 acre shoreline property, and has all the comforts of a cozy, fully furnished and heated home. Two bedrooms (1 double bed/ 1 single bed), pull out sofa, one bathroom (tub/shower), eat in kitchen, LG steam washer/dryer, wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling and loft, and an open roofed log porch overlooking 1438 acre Gratiot Lake.
Enjoy a tranquil retreat, or the activity and attractions of any season - swimming, fishing, hunting, cross country and downhill skiing, and snowmobiling. Fish off the shoreline, or launch your boat at the nearby public access and dock your boat in front of the Log Cabin during Spring, Summer and Fall. Walk out onto the ice and fish in Winter. Gratiot Lake Road is a county road plowed to the cabin driveway in Winter by the Keweenaw County Road Commission.
Gratiot Lake has been known for generations for its Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth bass, Yellow Perch, Muske, and Smelt. (View the 2011 fish census at www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/Gratiot_Lake_455455_7.pdf)
Snowmobile Trail Number 133 runs close to the NE side of Gratiot Lake, and is easily accessible by snowmobile from the cabin, via seasonal Iron Gate Road off the SW side of Gratiot Lake. Another trail, Trail 3, is only 5 miles away, where the trail crosses Gratiot Lake Road by US 41. Watch for the stop signs there. See the Links & Video area for the MIDNR snowmobile map link.
Enjoy eco-tourism. Learn about responsible use, protecting and conserving Gratiot Lake and its unique history, land area and watershed. See gratiotlakeconservancy.org. A nearby trailhead leads up nearly 400 feet to the Gratiot Lake Overlook, a 100 acre Michigan Nature Association Sanctuary. See michigannature.org.
Come prepared with plenty of food and fuel because of the wilderness location. Kitchen staples are provided, including salt, pepper, sugar, a spice drawer, oil, flour, pots and pans, plates, silverware, glasses, tea cups, coffee mugs and place settings. Just bring your groceries. Please leave a note if you finish up a staple so we can restock. Guests are invited to leave a signed/framed picture for our new Loft 'Guest Picture Wall.' Occupancy limited to 5 registered guests only. No gatherings of unregistered guests.
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Member since: 2014
- 750 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
Children must be attended and supervised at all times due to proximity to the lake, the height of the front porch, and the classic log railings inside and outside which are tempting for children to swing on. The inside is not child proofed for infants and toddlers. Our daughter has been here since 2 years old and loves it....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Contact Owner prior to and during stay for any help or questions. Property waterfront contains an 8 ft dock and a rocky/deep drop-off for fishing in front of cabin. Swimming area with sand/small pebble beach to left of cabin with bench. No Lifeguard at this wilderness location. Public lake boat access nearby within short walking distance. Firewood is provided, located outside the back door and to the right about 10 feet, but will be snow covered in winter. Charter flights available for hire at the Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) to enjoy the local scenery and to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. Rental cars also available at CMX. We thank our many guests for taking such good care of our home and land....moreless
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- Away From It All
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
Wood burning fireplace. Limited use only for small fires, 3 logs maximum, due to antique brass andirons and antique brass freestanding trifold screen. Firewood provided. Flue is open on arrival....moreless
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- Linens Provided
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- Housekeeper Optional
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Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is prepaid and confirmed. Please note that beginning January 2016, Homeaway now charges and collects a percentage service fee from renters when the renter pays using the online Homeaway Payments option, and Owner has no control over this fee if the renter opts for this service. Payment may be made online via Homeaway Payments "Book Now" option (subject to Homeaway service fee), or directly with Owner (no service fee) by PayPal, credit/debit card, or check. Quotes automatically generate the Homeaway service fee, which applies only if the renter opts to pay by Homeaway Payments. No Smoking violation or disabling the wifi forfeits the security deposit. Refund Policy: Full refund only if cancelation occurs at least 30 days prior to arrival date, or if property can be rebooked.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 1870
About the owner: Like many families with roots here in the Copper Country, my family and I have been coming back for as long as I can remember to this property which was originally purchased by my Great-Great Grandparents, Joseph & Mary Eister, when Joseph worked at the Central Mine (5 miles away and presently part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park). Scott recently refinished the Hardwood Maple Wood Floor throughout the Home he personally installed 30 years ago, when this home was built in 1983. Some of the accompanying pictures are of Scott, his wife Marilisa, and daughter Anna enjoying family life in our unique area.
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Our White Pine Log Cabin Home on the shore of Gratiot Lake
A Gratiot Lake Sunset at 3000 Feet
Living Area Overlooking the Lake
Eat in Kitchen (with basic staples)
Open Living Area towards Front Door
Master Bedroom Overlooking Gratiot Lake
Scott, Anna, and the 2013-14 Record Winter Snowman
Anna and her Snowman on Gratiot Lake - the Keweenaw Peninsula's Largest Lake
Eagle River Sunset over Lake Superior
Gratiot Lake with Lac La Belle and Mt. Bohemia in the distance
Loft Sitting Area
Porch View East
Gratiot Lake Shoreline with Mt Bohemia in the distance
Gratiot Lake Shoreline Viewing East
The best time to fish ... is when you can get away.
Winter Porch Steps Side View. Our faithful dog Redwood in background.
Thimbleberries Ripening Soon
Cumulanimbus Clouds over Gratiot Lake Road (c) Scott M. Moore
Anna Cross country skiing across Gratiot Lake.
Marilisa and daughter Anna at the Eagle River Beach - Lake Superior
Coming up on Gratiot Lake from the Southwest at 3000 feet (plane flown by owner)
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017
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