About the property
- Cottage750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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.
Scott M. Moore
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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
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BEWARE OF LOSING DEPOSIT!
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.
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.
Great place and great snowmobiling.
Cozy cabin with all the amenities you need
Cabin Of Your Dreams
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!
Our new favorite place in the Keweenaw
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!
A lovely remote rustic cabin for a peaceful get-away
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.