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Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
0
Half Baths
1
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 the 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. Queen bed and queen sleeper couch, 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. 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.


Owner
Jane C Griffith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Jane C Griffith

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 C Griffith purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Jane C Griffith chose USA

All cabin proceeds are donations that help pay off the mortgage on the property, protecting the Conglomerate Falls natural area in perpetuity.

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Keweenaw Rustic Cabin on the Gratiot River
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
5

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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5

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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Property and cabin as described and in a great location. Driveway not for low clearance cars.

  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful and in a perfect location, halfway between Houghton and Copper Falls. The cabin is rough, but contains everything as described. We enjoyed this as a base for day hikes and exploring.

The driveway was almost inaccessible in our Pontiac Vibe. The road has very deep ruts, and we nearly bottomed out several times. This may be a unique situation with all of the rain this year, but we thought others would want to know to check in with the owners before arriving.

The owners were very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill! Glad you enjoyed what the Cabin had to offer, and the great location midway between Houghton and Copper Harbor. The cabin road was indeed unusually rutted; September had about 12 inches of rain - yikes! We will add a recommendation for higher clearance vehicles this fall.
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Great!

  • 4 of 5

This was my family's second year to stay here. We love it. Great place to relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have repeat visitors!
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5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Northwoods Conservancy for helping more people to enjoy this beautiful part of Michigan! Great peaceful location immersed in nature with plenty of hiking opportunities, gorgeous beaches, and historical copper country to explore. You will not run out of things to do. We stayed 3 nights. We took took one day to hike and swim in the Gratiot River which was a challenge but totally worth it. Another day was spent exploring Calumet and some of the mining ruins in the area. We wanted to stay at least twice as long and continue exploring and hiking. We hope to return and do just that.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We Will Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this cabin for 2 nights and had such a wonderful time. We brought our dog, who might have even loved it more than we did! We stayed here during winter a few years ago and enjoyed it so much that we knew we had to return in the summer. I love how secluded the cabin is, the beautiful location, and the easy access to the river. We hiked downstream to Lake Superior on our second day (at a leisurely pace, with my trekking poles, it took about 1.5 hours each way). The enclosed fire pit was a nice touch, and the solar power was great for late night card games. Can't recommend enough for those who are looking to get away from everything and relax!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Allouez Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$75
$490
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25
Refundable 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.

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Amenities

Allouez Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 8
  • 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.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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).

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