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Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

One room cabin in the north woods; 276 acres with 1.3 miles of river frontage.

Escape to Keweenaw's North Woods at the rustic Conglomerate Falls Cabin! Enjoy back country hiking, fishing, great birding, or just relaxing in the cabin with a book. May 1 - Nov 30 drive up access; Dec 1 - April 30, snowshoe or ski 1/2 mile in.

Sleeps 2-4 with king bed and queen sleeper couch (bring cots or tent in the summer for 2-4 more), table and two chairs, solar powered lights and outlet, propane cook stove, propane heater, wood stove, and private changing room. Rain barrel and solar shower bag for summer use, as well as an outdoor enclosed fire pit on legs. Your bathroom is a porta potty nearby all year and outhouse for winter use.

Rustic means no running water; bring your own drinking water and food, bedding and cookware. Showers may be available at the Ahmeek Streetcar Station for $5 per person; ask your host.

In fall deer bow and crossbow hunting on 120 acres exclusive to the renters, with Michigan DNR permit in hand. No other hunting allowed on the property, and NO GUNS allowed on the property at any time.

More Details

Owner
Jane Griffith, North Woods Conservancy Volunteer Treasurer and Board Member
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About Jane Griffith, North Woods Conservancy Volunteer Treasurer and Board Member

North Woods Conservancy is a Michigan and federal 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of natural lands for native biological diversity, science and educaiton, and public access. Your payments are donations.

Jane Griffith, North Woods Conservancy Volunteer Treasurer and Board Member purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Jane Griffith, North Woods Conservancy Volunteer Treasurer and Board Member chose Allouez

All cabin proceeds are donations that help pay off the mortgage on the property, protecting the Conglomerate Falls natural area in perpetuity. So far 276 acres and over 1.3 miles of the Gratiot River are protected.

What makes this cabin unique

The rustic cabin lies at the end of a two track (1600 Conglomerate Falls Lane) more than 1/2 mile off a gravel county road (Tanskanen Road). Find peace and tranquility in the North Woods, surrounded by white pine, maple, birch, and fir. The river is just a short walk away, with beautiful views of the famous fishing hole, Conglomerate Hole, and the upper falls. Dogs are welcome and will have the time of their lives! This is a special place anytime of year. In winter you will park on the county road, and ski or snowshoe 1/2 mile into the cabin. In spring/summer/fall, drive up access makes it easy. In warmer months, bathe using the rain barrel water or jump in the river or Lake Superior! Or ask about shower availability at the Ahmeek Streetcar Station.

Amenities

Allouez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - only a private changing room inside; porta potty outside
  • No inside bathroom currently. There is an inside private changing room, where we may install a composting toilet in the future. Meanwhile the porta potty is nearby outside, and in winter ONLY , outhouse available for use. Remember, rustic means no running water! So no shower, no flush toilet. In summer use the solar shower or sponge bath outside or bathe in the river or lake. Or take showers at the Ahmeek Streetcar Station for $5 per person, if available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2 adults King bed & 1-2 kids on pull out sofa
  • One room with king bed and night stand, and queen sleeper couch, also has table with two chairs, propane cook stove, propane heater, and wood stove. Large south facing windows.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Outdoor mesh enclosed fire pit for your evening "campfire" time! Buy campfire bundles at the Ahmeek Streetcar Station (where you pick up your cabin key).

Reviews

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Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River
average rating of 4.595238 based on 42 reviews
5

This place is so wonderful! A special taste of the UP in the quiet woods with a charming wood stove

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at the cabin and it was as good as ever. Check in is super simple, communication is great, and the cabin was spotless. It was so hard to leave!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome stay! Right in the middle of the woods!

  • 5 of 5

The place was too cool, it was right in middle of the woods. You will need an SUV to get to this place. The owner shows great hospitality and is really friendly. If you want to have a peaceful weekend with Nature, campfire or Friends; this is one place you dont want to miss.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, private cabin in the woods- the deep woods!

  • 4 of 5

We loved everything about this cabin- from the cool setting to the solar panels to the proximity to the falls! Nights were DARK- like you can't see your hand in front of your face inside the cabin dark- and the trees kinda eliminate options for stargazing, but that is what you would expect from a deep woods cabin. Our dog gets nervous at campgrounds with all the random noises, so this was perfect for her!

We do feel people should be warned that the road is rather dicey and without a truck or something with high clearance, we would not have been able to traverse it. It rained frequently during the 5 days we spent here and that made the road very full of deep puddles and mud. However, it was so nice to have a warm, dry place to land at the end of the day after exploring the Keweenaw. Come and enjoy, but bring your truck!

We also think the outside would benefit from a picnic table... possibly an idea for us for a donation to the property! Thanks for sharing this lovely wilderness destination- highly recommended!

Also, Jane was very prompt and responsive to inquiries! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed Conglomerate Falls Natural Area, 276 acres with 1.3 miles of the Gratiot River. The Cabin in the North Woods was a perfect fit for you. The nonprofit would love a donation of a picnic table. There is a local business who makes them - see the Seven Mile Point tables. The Cabin access road will be repaired (regraded and compacted), but it has been too wet for the contractor to work!!! They did some drainage already and hopefully will get out this coming week to do the road work. So as soon as the road work is completed a high clearance vehicle will not be necessary (we have been alerting all our guests that for now they need a truck or SUV).
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4

Secluded quiet and wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was exactly what we expected. If you are a nature lover this is an absolute must do. Close to the river and trails. It's like tent camping only better. Can't wait to do it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remote, beautiful location. Very quiet. The cabin very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

I loved it. You must conserve potable water, but other than that it is very comfortable.

I will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

"Seclusion"

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what I was hoping for . Half rustic, secluded, quiet, comfy and surrounded by beautiful michigan forest. I'll be back !

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Houghton County (Hancock, MI; CMX)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sandy Pebbles
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
US Hwy 41 North
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Ahmeek Streetcar Station - open mid May - mid Oct
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Mt Bohemia
Nearest Beach
1.75 Miles
Gratiot River County Park, Lake Superior shore
Car: recommended

The Keweenaw Peninsula is a famous tourist destination, with miles of shoreline along Lake Superior, clean, cold rivers, spectacular north woods, and many area attractions. Visit the other North Woods Conservancy natural areas in southern Keweenaw County (northwoodsconservancy.org) and also Ahmeek, Calumet, Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Eagle River, Houghton/Hancock, Mt. Bohemia, Michigan Tech University, Finlandia University, many mountain bike and ski trails, as well as snowmobile and ATV trails.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
maintenance fee $15
cleaning fee $25

If you cancel 14 days in advance, you are refunded 100%; cancel 13-7 days 50% refund; less than 7 days no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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