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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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 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.

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.

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 4.5897436 based on 39 reviews
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: Sep 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: Sep 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: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property was amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cabin for the fourth of July weekend. Best place to stay hands down!!! Total privacy and the waterfalls were a five minute hike away!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

In the woods

  • 4 of 5

Clean. Nestled in the woods. Requires four wheel drive wheel if it has rained. Port a potty is about a block from the house which was not ideal but doable. Nice place we would come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Cabin, and thanks for the review. The access road will be graded, compacted, and widened this September. The porta potty is located a bit away from the Cabin on purpose (for regular cleanings and to prevent any odor at the Cabin). Long term plan: a composting toilet will be purchased for use in a re-built outhouse just behind the Cabin. We would love to host you again.
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Cute Cottage deep in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time here, the public trail to the waterfalls are about 100 feet from the cabin. There is a porta potty at the the beginning of the trail that you and the public have access to. There was a nice set up for an outdoor fire and solar electricity in case you needed it. If you are relying on taking a shower at the streetcar station plan ahead, if someone is staying at the place then you cant use it, we got lucky that nobody was there. You could wash up in the river but you have to scale a small cliff to get down. We drove our pontiac vibe to the cabin very slowly, as there are pot holes in the road. The last night we read there was going to be a huge rain storm so we parked at the end of the road to make sure we wouldn't be getting stuck the next day, it can get muddy back there. All in all it was a very peaceful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Cabin and river! There is a single track path going upstream of the small cliff, with easy level access to the river. The Cabin road will be repaired this fall (joy riding "mudders" ruined the road during spring break up).
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

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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