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Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River

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


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. In fall deer bow and crossbow hunting on 120 acres exclusive to the renters. Sleeps 2-4 with queen bed (king bed coming soon) 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 for summer use. 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.

Audrey Johnson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Audrey Johnson

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.

Audrey Johnson purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Audrey Johnson chose Michigan

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.


Allouez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 3-4 comfortably in queen bed (2) & on sofa (1-2)
  • One room with queen bed and queen sleeper couch, also has table with two chairs, propane cook stove, propane heater, and wood stove. Large south facing windows.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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).


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful facility (if it can be called such) surrounded by a pleasant wood with the sounds of the creek ever present. Quite relaxing and a wonderful time away from our everyday hectic life. The cabin was cozy and the little propane heater kept the place surprisingly warm. The cabin is really well insulated. Just had to run it for a bit in the morning and the cabin was warm all day. There is a lot of history in the area which made for some great day trips.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not as advertised

  • 2 of 5

This cabin does not sleep 8 and the road is not walkable, let alone driveable. The ruts after a rain become lakes which cover the entire road. The photos of the cabin are misleading (that couch is not in the cabin). The couch and bed which are there are in rough shape.

Otherwise the setting is beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please read the many 5 star reviews, including the folks right before and right after Dana! We advised Dana that the rustic cabin with walk-in access during spring break-up/mud season would not be a good fit for her April weekend/son's graduation in Hton.. She decided to rent the cabin anyhow. And she came after dark during 6 inches of wet snow, after someone had illegally rutted up the road joy-riding. Needless to say the road is being graded this spring. We typically can drive in from early May - November (Dana came during spring thaw in an unusually wet time). We have had folks ski or snowshoe or walk in all winter/early spring and they all gave 5 stars! The one room cabin sleeps 2 adults and 1-2 children comfortably ; it never was advertised to sleep 8 (vrbo gave permission for 8 to book once/half the visitors slept outside in a tent.). There is a newer couch and queen bed (newer King bed coming within a few weeks) in the cabin than what is shown in the photo. Again, please read the two 5 star reviews of the folks who stayed just before Dana, the 5 star review of the folks right after her, and the many 5 star reviews stretching back 2-3 years. We have repeat customers, and it is a good fit for lots of folks! 276 acres of the North Woods, with 1.3 miles of the river, over 1/2 mile away from the County Road. A little piece of heaven for those who have the time and mindset.
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Great secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice, secluded cabin. I came when the road in was still too wet, so I walked in about a half-mile, but it was perfectly fine. The cabin itself gets very warm with the wood-burning stove and is overall very clean and cozy. Prior occupants had apparently used up the propane that's used by a wall heater and a the stove, so I couldn't use these for the first couple of days, but the managers were great about coming out and taking care of it as well as comping those nights of my stay. The propane heater really isn't needed with the wood stove, but the cook stove is very convenient. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

I had a great stay here, will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second stay in this winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second winter stay here and it's such a treat! Super cozy, warm, and close enough to be able to snow shoe to Lake Superior! Couldn't recommend a stay here more!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect. Everything was as described and worked. The property was beautiful and the river was amazing. I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone who wants to get away from everything and enjoy some peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 ( 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.


Rates & Availability

Allouez Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
maintenance fee $10

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.
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