Custom built Scandanavian rustic log cabin with modern amenities and ideal location on the shore of the Michigamme River Basin in the heart of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The cabin was designed and hand built with a "cave theme" to go along with large cave-like rock formation and hills adjacent to the property. The open interior space, large hand-scribed red pine logs with arched entryways, knotty pine trim, exposed granite formation in the basement bathroom, and beautiful views of the water and woods make this cabin a special retreat that is both rustic and elegant.
Walking up the stairs to the main arched entrance, there is a covered entryway with space for outdoors gear you want to keep outside but undercover--coolers, gear bags, sporting equipment etc. The main arched entrance brings you into the large "foyer" area which connects the rear patio door, the "Solarium", and the Great Room.
The Solarium is the rec-room, so named because of all the windows which provide for natural light and great natural views. There are 2 couches, a tournament Tornado foosball table, a flatscreen TV with DVD and cable for rainy days, and plenty of toys/games for kids or adults.
The patio door opens to the back of the cabin overlooking the Michigamme river. Take a walk along the backside of the cabin for a unique view of the waterfront. A more finished patio area is in the works for next year.
The Great Room area includes the living, dining, and kitchen areas into one large open space. There are comfy couches in front of the large windows overlooking the woods and waterfront. The dining room table seats 6 comfortably with additional room at the kitchen island. Modern appliances include a full refrigerator/freezer, propane range/oven, 4-man toaster, coffeemaker and grinder (for those fresh beans!), and stainless pots/pans for the chef in the family. A full dishwasher means more time at the bonfire and less time cleaning up. An old antique wood cook stove is fully functional and perfect for keeping hot water or soup on hand. Installation of a wood burning fireplace is in the works for 2016.
The master bedroom has a cedar-log framed queen bed and dresser, with adjacent master bath (including shower). There is also a covered patio area off of the master bedroom that overlooks the river and is a perfect spot for watching the sunset or last embers of the bonfire.
Heading downstairs, there is a mud area that is perfect for staging and drying all of the days adventure gear and a 2nd Bedroom that has a nice view of the river. The Adventure Room is an extension of the mud area and has plenty of room for staging of gear and clothing. There is a utility room with a deep sink and a full washer and dryer for laundry needs.
The Bunk Room is a good sized space with a total of (3) cedar log bunks (2 full, 1 twin) and (2) closets with dressers for storage. The Basement Bathroom is adjacent to the bunk room and is a unique room in itself, as it was built partially into the granite rock foundation--to keep with the cave theme! The bathroom also has a whirlpool jet tub and a large open shower area. Because the granite rocks keep cool year round, it can get very "foggy" in this room when the hot tub or shower is running which makes for a very relaxing experience.
Headed outside, there is a large firepit for year-round bonfires, and a woodfired Finnish Sauna. The Sauna fits 4-5 people comfortably and has a gowning area with a mini-fridge for refreshments. There is a short path from the Sauna deck down to the water to enjoy the true Sauna experience!
Another unique feature of the property is there are numerous chainsaw-carved "critters" dotted along the roadway and in various locations that were created by the original builder/owner.
In floor radiant heating keeps the cabin warm in the chilly winter months. With (7) total heating zones, the individual room temperatures can be adjusted to each person's preference.
Guests have access to the full cabin, wood-fired Finnish sauna and deck near the shore of the river, over 400' of river frontage with both a dock and raft for swimming, and 5 acres of wooded and very rocky terrain to explore.
There are several soft camping chairs available for use at the bonfire, sauna deck, or the covered porch.
There are (4) Kayaks with life preservers available for use -- the Michigamme River Basin is perfect for taking in wildlife or fishing while kayaking.
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Our intent is to get you everything you might need to get started (firewood, charcoal, cooking essentials, maybe a local seasonal culinary treat or two). If possible, I try to meet in person initially to turn over the keys and walk thru some of the features of the home and property. After that, the intent is to leave you alone to enjoy the cabin and create your own UP memories.
For guests with specific requests for local food, drink, activities, etc. we can try and accommodate as best as possible. The Northern Wisconsin and UP areas are well known for their smoked meats, cheeses, and fish, as well as exceptional craft breweries and wineries in the area.
We are available by cell phone/text at all times and are within a 2.5 hr drive in case onsite support is needed.
The mosquitos can be pesky in the late Spring and Summer months--don't forget your bug spray!
The tapwater at the cabin is very clean and tastes great due to the depth of the well, however, using too much water too quickly will result in lower water pressure/flow which takes a few hours to replenish.
Sorry, but no pets allowed.
Please, no smoking allowed in the cabin or sauna.
We ask that guests treat the cabin with the same respect as they would treat their home.
Kids are welcome but be advised there are hazards at and around the yard and water that you should be aware of. Email for details.