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

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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

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

Scott M. Moore
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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


Mohawk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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).
  • 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
  • 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 on driveway side of cabin, 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. Please park in the cabin driveway and not on the adjoining County Road. Please carefully read the Rental Agreement containing full house rules.


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Shoreline Log Cabin Home On 12 acres On Scenic Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

Cabin Of Your Dreams

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful cabin with lake on the back porch.

Tons of wild life. Deer feeding off the apple tree. Coons, Squirrels, my dog loved it.

Great fall colors. Perfect time of the year. Great weather. Grilled every night.

They have everything there. Our neighbor John was so nice. Spoiled us rotten.

Made a new friend. Highly Recommend it. Hope to return this next year.

Thanx, Chuck, Betty & Mikie Woof! Woof!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

The owner is security deposit shopping, beware.... or add it to the price of your stay. The housekeeper reported a bad smell in the cottage and she had to work extra hours to "air" the cottage out. There was a late departure because there was a 4 foot snow and ice bank blocking the drive. Who is responsible for snow removal? Had I been physically unable to shovel the snow myself, I would still be stranded. Had to hand shovel the driveway to be able to leave the property.... the neighbor was using a tractor. The owner kept ALL of the security deposit for me to shovel his drive! Apparently, the housekeeper had to sit in her warm car and watch for an hour so I was charged a "late departure". Additionally, she also complained because the fire was extinguished with water and it took her more time to clean the fire place.... I din't know there was a charge for leaving the fire in a safe condition? Pretty weak stuff for a Yooper. The cottage is pretty beat up, full of flies (even in the winter) and basically "well worn out". Which is great, but not for the price they are asking and the reasons why the owner retained the security deposit. Something is fishy here and I guarantee I am not the only one that was robbed of my security deposit by the owner. It seems like the perfect scheme to me... if you are interested in the place, I would just add the cost of the security deposit into what you are paying because you will never see it again. To be clear, they treat this place like a cottage on Mackinac Island, but it is an old dumpy cabin. Which is nice, but ya know, they are asking/taking too much. You are better off camping then staying here.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our family can’t remember the last time a guest forfeited a damage deposit, and we’ve never had a guest so disrespectful to our property or to us. We also never had to respond to such a false and misleading guest review before. One only has to compare our many five-star reviews with this one to see how our guests appreciate our efforts for a first-rate guest experience, every time, at our log home on Gratiot Lake. We just don’t have enough advance information to know when to decline a reservation from such a person. Our negative experience with this person began with our cabin Nest smoke alarm system going off within hours of his arrival, and ended with having to mail him his personal property after he left. We thank all our other guests for taking such good care of our home.
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Feb snowmobiling

  • 4 of 5

Great place and great snowmobiling.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin with all the amenities you need

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our new favorite place in the Keweenaw

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful log cabin on Gratiot Lake blew us away! It's cozy, clean, well stocked. Our dogs absolutely loved it there! The beds are comfy and there are plenty of extra pillows and blankets if needed. What more can you ask for? We didn't want to leave. We will be back again next Fall for even longer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful place, Scott. You have a gem in Mohawk!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Rates and availability are subject to change until reservation is prepaid and confirmed. To maintain high quality standards for our property and to assure a high quality guest experience, No Smoking violation, disabling the wifi, unauthorized late departure, and other Rental Agreement violations forfeit the security deposit, so please read it carefully. Refund Policy: Refund only if cancelation occurs at least 60 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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