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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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.

More Details

Owner
Scott M. Moore
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

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

Map

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

Amenities

Mohawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Shoreline Log Cabin Home On 12 acres On Scenic Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
5

A lovely remote rustic cabin for a peaceful get-away

  • 5 of 5

First impression of this little log cabin was, "It's SO cute!" Rustic, clean and homey, it made a great get-away spot for us to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We already live in the country and are used to (and like) "remote" and quiet and it is both of these things. There are many nearby cabins on the Lake there also, but during our stay in July most were not being used, so it did feel "remote" and it was peaceful. We loved that we could keep our vacation on the cheaper end by making most of our meals right there at the cabin. (Bring groceries with you, or stock up in Houghton or Hancock, for there is not any grocery store nearby! ) This is a rustic cabin & in the country mice or chipmunks occasionally find their way inside which did happen while we were there, and for us, that didn't bother us. There was one friendly chipmunk that one time found his way inside, only to scurry quickly out. And we did see a mouse inside on two occasions which also did not freak us out! It's a cabin in the woods & seeing these critters just reminded us to put away all food, just in case. The cabin has some movies and games but we'd advise you to bring along what you like. We brought kayaks and used them on the lake, and we also hiked on a nearby trail that was within walking distance from the cabin. If weather was warmer we would have swam right there too. Small beach, clear water, a lovely lake really! If you're more extroverted and want to be out "on the town" then this location may be a bit too far out for you. For us, we wanted a lot of time together alone (away from people), only going away to a few "touristy" places during our stay there and this was the perfect place for us! Located in the Keweenaw Peninsula area of the U P, there are several towns (& Lake Superior) within a 30-60 minute drive away to do more "touristy" things: hiking, tour some lighthouses, go out to eat, tour old mines, & shopping at various shops for anything from jewelry, Thimbleberry jam, clothing, to local art. If we had any questions or problems we could text the owner (for though the cabin has wifi, our cell phone could text but not call) and he would respond to us promptly. He seemed kind, welcoming & accommodating in our brief interactions with him. Overall it was a lovely week for us and the cute, rustic, homey cabin on a lake was a huge part of making our trip to the U P of MI a beautiful one! We would go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lowell, Indiana
5

Family 4 and two 4 legged excursion =)

  • 5 of 5

Where to start??? We stayed at the Shoreline Log cabin and loved it. The cabin has everything you need from cooking oil, to every pot or pan you need to spices and coffee filters and so much more. The log cabin is spectacular with the beautiful loft and two nice size bedrooms, with all the comforts of home and so nicely decorated. We sat by the lake, quite a bit and had a fire every night, with the wood that Scott had supplied. Talk about peace and quiet, it was wonderful. Also, for those traveling with "teenagers", there is WIFI =( my daughter was thrilled, me not so much, couldn't get her out of the cabin sometimes!! Our dogs were welcome and they enjoyed chasing the "chippees"!! It is located off a nice road and very close to the lake access ramp for the fisherman. We visited Brockaway Mountain and Horseshoe Bay, which were a close drive and incredible to see. Also, visited Central Mines for a self guided tour and learned a few things. My family went down in the mines at Delaware Mines and found it interesting, I stayed above ground and checked out the ruins, fascinating. We only stayed 5 days, so wish it was longer. Scott was wonderful to deal with, he got back to me very quickly with any questions or concerns. Truly hope to make it back to this lovely cabin in the woods. Thank you Scott for the use of your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin, Looking forward to going back sometime soon.

  • 5 of 5

My review is long overdue, we rented this property in October of 2015, but I figured better late then never. So, we are a family of five, with three kids, triplets to be exact. I've been to the Keweenaw several times and love this area. We wanted something rustic, off the beaten path, that had a lake and privacy. This place is everything we wanted and then some. We fished, hiked, explored, and did all sorts of stuff while never getting south of Eagle River the entire stay. We had a bonfire out by the lake, fished, and really enjoyed the property. We play games by the fireplace and have been wanting to come back here again. Last year we came up with another family so couldn't rent Scott's place due to the size. If and when we come up again, and it is just us, we'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Went riding at Mt Bohemia during the day and fished at night. Lake is just a few steps away. Perfect cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

UP Winter on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here the week after New Years day 2017. We wanted

to experience an Upper Peninsula snow event and nature did not disappoint,

it snowed every day we were there for a total of a foot to a foot and a half.

So if you come in the winter be prepared. A 4x4 or AWD vehicle with decent

tires and some ground clearance is nice. The road to the cabin was always

cleared by 6 or 7 in the morning while we were there. The cabin drive had

been plowed when we got there, but may not be plowed every day if there is

a prolonged snow event. Not a problem if you have a proper vehicle. We had

our 4x4 pickup with snow tires on this trip and we got in and out just fine.

The cabin is everything the reviews here say it is, cozy, clean, comfortable,

well equipped and very homey, like the owners had just left before your stay.

Some very interesting books about the local area and it's history are provided.

There is firewood provided for the fireplace. It is outside and snow covered in

the winter, but it is well seasoned and after splitting it (bring your own tools)

and bringing it inside to dry out a bit, it burned just fine. The satellite WI-FI

worked great the whole time we were there even though the weather had closed in.

That is how you get in contact with the owner if needed. Cell phone service at

the property was nonexistent for us, not a problem, your on vacation! Scott,

the owner is always very responsive to any concerns you might have. It had

snowed heavily the night before we were scheduled to leave and Scott got in

contact with us by email and offered us an extra day at the cabin until the

weather cleared. We stayed the extra night, thanks Scott! All in all, the

experience we were looking for in a very nice setting. We would love to stay

here in the spring or fall to see what it is like at those times.Thanks again

to Scott and his family for their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanley, WI
5

Wonderful winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the cabin for a week on our honeymoon in January. It snowed over a foot the first day we arrived and everything was beautiful. We brought enough groceries and the snowmobiles and we were set for the stay. This was a great area and well worth the drive to get there. We planned to snowmobile most of the time but also brought the ice fishing gear. Never did get out on the lake, it was pretty deep in snow but I'd like to go back again someday to try it!

One thing to keep in mind is the cabin is out in the sticks, just like any country home you may have wild little visitors. It's totally worth it for the peace and scenic surroundings!

The fireplace was perfect and the cabin had anything you could possibly need. The pictures for this cabin do not do it justice, it's truly gorgeous!

Thanks again to Scott for letting us stay in his beautiful place.

The newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Hakes

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is prepaid and confirmed. 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.