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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.

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

Jane Griffith, North Woods Conservancy Volunteer Treasurer and Board Member
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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.


Allouez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 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.
  • 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).


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Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River
average rating of 4.590909 based on 44 reviews

it was every bit of rustic with a gray disconnect to re-energize

  • 4 of 5

It was perfect for a get away and a nice trek in the snow. Be aware of you go I the winter that the porta potty maybe snowed in so be vigilant I how you will takecare of matters. Phenomenal experience and great wilderness to explore on snow shoes, maybe difficult to explore the terrain with skies.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the post Steve T! Believe "gray" is a typo: should be "great." So glad you enjoyed the solitude and wilderness aspect of the Cabin. It is like going back in time (especially in the winter), but with solar lights and cell service:).
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Winter Magic

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I rented the cabin in late December, and I can't recommend it enough. A short snowshoe in/out, the beautiful Gratiot River, acres of woods, walking distance to Lake Superior and Gratiot River County Park, and a wonderful property manager make this rental stand out. If you are geared up for some winter exploration in the Keweenaw, make this your base camp.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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.




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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