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Shoreline Log Cabin Home On 12 acres On Scenic Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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A Cozy Hand Scribed White Pine Log Cabin Lake Home

Our lovely four season log cabin home, furnished with quaint antique furniture, is situated on 12 acres on the shore of beautiful Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County, facing East with a view of Mt. Bohemia (29 minutes away). Also nearby is Copper Harbor (34 minutes), Eagle Harbor/Lake Superior (27 minutes), Eagle River/Lake Superior (23 minutes), Calumet, Swedetown, and the Keweenaw National Historic Park (37 minutes), and Houghton (53 minutes). Arrive year-round by car or seaplane.

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

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 A nearby trailhead leads up nearly 400 feet to the Gratiot Lake Overlook, a 100 acre Michigan Nature Association Sanctuary. See

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott M. Moore
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2016
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About Scott M. Moore

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.

Scott M. Moore purchased this cottage in 1870


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Shoreline Log Cabin Home On 12 acres On Scenic Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
Highland Township, MI

Loved our July stay on Gratiot Lake

  • 5 of 5

When we drove up to the log cabin we were immediately smitten! The secluded cabin set along the shore of the lake was just perfect. Flower bushes and wildflowers dotted the exterior of the property. Thimbleberry bushes were all around and we were lucky enough to harvest some on our trip!

The interior of the cabin was beautiful; warm and cozy with plenty of space for several people to relax. The cabin was decorated with pretty pillows, dried flowers and mementos which made it feel like home. We loved the kitchen! It had everything we needed to prepare meals at home, which we frequently did because the cabin was such a pleasant place to spend vacation time.

The front porch was a wonderful place to have morning coffee or end the day looking over the lake. We enjoyed fishing as well as taking long walks down the road leading to the cabin. There are houses near enough so as to not feel isolated and have the chance to say "hello" to other people when on a walk, but we certainly felt "away from it all" as it was quiet and peaceful.

Cindy, Mike, and Nick

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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lakeside beauty

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in a fully equipped log cabin on Gratiot Lake in Upper Michigan. It was one of our most memorable weeks. The cabin was comfy and cozy with beautiful views of Gratiot Lake. It was very peaceful - lovely flowers graced the front of the cabin; a small boat dock was available for canoe or kayak; and outdoor grill/fire pit was perfect for relaxing at the shoreline while looking for bald eagles to fly past. We are familiar with the U.P. and vastly enjoyed having lots of thimbleberries on hand for adding to cereal in the morning and making jam. All amenities were included such as a full kitchen, fireplace, direct tv and many more features. There were two bedrooms - one a double bed; one a single - both were comfortably furnished and decorated with local artworks. A loft featured a sofa bed and table. Charming and homey - it was just what we were looking for in the north woods. We would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting to experience the outdoors and yet have all the comforts of home. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The view is beautiful the lake is perfect and the cabin had everything you could need!! Thank you😊

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great peaceful gratiot lake getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is beautiful and close to lake! Clean and is stocked with everything! See deer by the lake at night and can swim in front of the cabin! Even the weekend we were there it rained a lot we had fun! Close to copper harbor too!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful home on beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The cabin had everything we were looking for. Easy access to the snowmobile trails, the lake right outside, and a warm beautiful place to stay. We only wished they would plow the roads a little less so it wasn't so hard on the sleds to get to the trail. Wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Charming Log Cabin

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed in this cabin in January 2016. It was everything the owner said it would be plus more! This log cabin was so charming because of its authenticity and usable antiques. It was fun to cook in the kitchen while looking out the windows at the breathtaking scenery. The kitchen was well stocked with every pot, pan, dish a person needed. The cabin was so cozy with the brick fireplace and hardwood floors throughout. Even though it was rustic, the kids still had DirecTv and wi-fi (a must after snowmobiling for 6 hours a day.) It was very clean and well-maintained.

Scott provided excellent customer service. He promptly answered all of our questions. Our daughter left several pairs of her favorite fuzzy socks and he mailed them back to her. (She was happy :)

If you enjoy winter adventures, this is the place. (There is a very steep hill going to the property which Scott fully informed us about. Something to think about in winter, although the snow plow goes through on a very regular basis).

During our snowmobiling adventures, we saw breathtaking scenery and many locations we would enjoy visiting in the summer also. While in Copper Harbor, we found this great little place to get a bite to eat and warm up, The Tamarack Inn. The owner was very friendly. There were other local establishments along the trails also.

We enjoyed the place so much that we definitely want to return in the winter and summer!! It was overall a great experience.

P.S. the lake was 30 ft. from the backdoor (backdoor area had a great covered porch.)

Thanks Scott for a memorable adventure,

The Wallace Family

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX)
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Eagle Harbor Inn
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Copper Harbor to Isle Royale Nat Park
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Eagle Harbor Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mt. Bohemia
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Eagle Harbor
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mohawk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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Mohawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom #2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom #1 Lakefront Bedroom - 1 double , Pillowed Mattress
  • Plus Sleep sofa in Living Room (full). Extra full size inflatable mattress available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.

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