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Shoreline Log Cabin Home on 12 Acres on Scenic Gratiot Lake, Keweenaw County

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Our White Pine Log Cabin Home on the shore of Gratiot Lake

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking forfeits damage deposit....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please check with owner regarding your pet request. Two pets maximum. No puppies, sorry. No cats, sorry....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom #2: 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom #1 Lakefront Bedroom : 1 double

    Pillowed Mattress...moreless

  • Plus Sleep sofa in Living Room (full). Extra full size inflatable mattress available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Antique Large Square Dining Table Seats 4 Comfortably. More chairs available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG Steam Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air Furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Starting November 2015, 10 Mbps Exede satellite Internet is now available. (This upgrade followed the previous unreliable, weather dependent, slow to no speed Wildblue satellite service.) ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor and cathedral ceiling concept....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway for auto and trailer parking....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No landline. Your cell phone reception depends on your carrier. Sometimes no cell voice service, but cell texting is reliable. Drive about 3 miles for good call reception....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    LG Steam Washer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Kitchen Aid Coffeemaker - 12 cup...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Eat in Kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Staples provided, including salt, pepper, spices, flour sugar, coffee, tea, and oil and cookware for food preparation, and plates, glasses and place settings....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Attached roofed front porch overlooks Gratiot Lake. Wicker and iron porch table and chairs. 8' cedar dock at the shoreline. Bring and tie up your own boat if you like....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf courses available at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor and Calumet Golf Course....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grass Lawn from cabin to shore, with rustic garden around porch. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    "Dancing Bears" above ground shoreline iron fire pit and grill. Firewood provided. Iron outdoor table and chairs....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available for rent at Mt. Bohemia....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis Court available at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$954
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$179
$854

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX)
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Eagle Harbor Inn
22 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Copper Harbor to Isle Royale Nat Park
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 41
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Eagle Harbor Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Bohemia
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Eagle Harbor

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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Photos

  • Our White Pine Log Cabin Home on the shore of Gratiot Lake

    Our White Pine Log Cabin Home on the shore of Gratiot Lake

  • A Gratiot Lake Sunset at 3000 Feet

    A Gratiot Lake Sunset at 3000 Feet

  • Living Area Overlooking the Lake

    Living Area Overlooking the Lake

  • Eat in Kitchen (with basic staples)

    Eat in Kitchen (with basic staples)

  • Open Living Area towards Front Door

    Open Living Area towards Front Door

  • Master Bedroom Overlooking Gratiot Lake

    Master Bedroom Overlooking Gratiot Lake

  • 2nd Bedroom

    2nd Bedroom

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Scott, Anna, and the 2013-14 Record Winter Snowman

    Scott, Anna, and the 2013-14 Record Winter Snowman

  • Anna and her Snowman on Gratiot Lake - the Keweenaw Peninsula's Largest Lake

    Anna and her Snowman on Gratiot Lake - the Keweenaw Peninsula's Largest Lake

  • Eagle River Sunset over Lake Superior

    Eagle River Sunset over Lake Superior

  • Gratiot Lake with Lac La Belle and Mt. Bohemia in the distance

    Gratiot Lake with Lac La Belle and Mt. Bohemia in the distance

  • Loft Sitting Area

    Loft Sitting Area

  • Driveway View

    Driveway View

  • Porch View East

    Porch View East

  • Gratiot Lake Shoreline with Mt Bohemia in the distance

    Gratiot Lake Shoreline with Mt Bohemia in the distance

  • Gratiot Lake Shoreline Viewing East

    Gratiot Lake Shoreline Viewing East

  • The best time to fish ... is when you can get away.

    The best time to fish ... is when you can get away.

  • Winter Porch Steps Side View. Our faithful dog Redwood in background.

    Winter Porch Steps Side View. Our faithful dog Redwood in background.

  • Thimbleberries Ripening Soon

    Thimbleberries Ripening Soon

  • Cumulanimbus Clouds over Gratiot Lake Road (c) Scott M. Moore

    Cumulanimbus Clouds over Gratiot Lake Road (c) Scott M. Moore

  • Anna Cross country skiing across Gratiot Lake.

    Anna Cross country skiing across Gratiot Lake.

  • Marilisa and daughter Anna at the Eagle River Beach - Lake Superior

    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)

    Coming up on Gratiot Lake from the Southwest at 3000 feet (plane flown by owner)

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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