|Space||750 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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
Went riding at Mt Bohemia during the day and fished at night. Lake is just a few steps away. Perfect cabin.
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.
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
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
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable 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.