The Keweenaw Cordwood Cabin was constructed in 2005-06. It overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway which is about one-half mile wide at this point. The cabin has one bedroom downstairs and a loft above and sleeps a maximum of four persons. A covered deck at the front of the cabin provides a spectacular view of the waterway and the hills along the opposite shore. Fall colors are especially dramatic across the water. The private, sandy beach is great for swimming and wading and is only a stone's throw from the cabin. A dock slip with shore power is available. The town of Houghton has a full range of amenities and is only 5 miles by car or boat. Michigan Technological University is located in Houghton and enriches the cultural opportunities. Tourist attractions abound nearby. Fishing is excellent in the waterway and deep water fishing is available on Lake Superior. A trout pond is available for use of children. A full range of water sports are available locally.
- Cabin750 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
1 bedroom, 1 three-quarter bathroom, loft, sleeps 4
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 25 Jul 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
PARADISE ON THE PORTAGE
We enjoyed a blissful week at the Cordwood Cabin, with perfect July weather, almost constant lake traffic, and endless evenings (still daylight at 10 pm) sitting on the deck. The accommodations were superb and hosts very gracious, augmenting a rejuvenating visit to our beloved Copper Country.
Paul & Debbie Nancarrow
Beautiful and peaceful
Owners are a total class act and the property is stunning. We are so glad we chose this spot to stay for our vacation. Highly recommended!
The cabin was beautiful clean and we'll kept.
The cabin is wonderfully built. There is a great sandbar for kids to swim off of. Also Bruce is a wonderful host and gives you plenty of privacy. There is a lot to see and do around the area and a grocery store is only 10 minutes away. A great experience and we would go back again.
What a perfect getaway! The cabin was cozy and clean, and had a perfect view of the canal waterway. Especially enjoying morning coffee as we sat on the patio. Bruce was a gracious host and made the perfect campfire for us so we could sit and enjoy the stars. Lots of good local recommendations; and the location was fabulous! It had everything we were looking for and cannot wait to return!
Lovely character. Cozy and fully stocked.
We enjoyed our stay at the Cordwood Cabin. As a family of 4 we had plenty of space. The kids loved having the loft space to themselves and we enjoyed our first floor bedroom. Everything you need to enjoy a quiet week is provided. We used the coffee pot, stovetop, cookware, Weber Grill and utensils and saved some money enjoying breakfast and lunch in many of our days. The Keweenaw waterway was cool and clean and we rented a small boat to try our luck at fishing.
We used the cabin as our home base and explored the rest of the Keweenaw all of the way up to Copper Harbor. Bruce and Jaclyn were lovely hosts----available if needed but not hovering. We were thankful for Bruce's firelighting skills and we enjoyed swimming and sitting round the fire pit.
The nearby Hungarian Falls and the Quincy Mine were two of our favorite visits. We also loved the jam pot near Eagle Harbor and exploring the area. This cabin will have a magnificent view of the fall colors. Hope we can come back again. Thanks for sharing your special cabin with us.
Delightful Place to Stay
We highly recommend the Cordwood Cabin and feel fortunate to have stayed there. Our experience was delightful – even better than we expected from the website. The cabin is well-built and well-sighted on a beautiful location on the Portage Lake waterway. We had a wonderful week in the Keweenaw region and a big part of it was staying in this well-equipped, immaculately clean cabin. Every day we were torn between biking, hiking and sightseeing and simply staying at the cabin enjoying its beauty and quiet. Downtown Houghton is only 5 miles away. Everything was thoughtfully provided. We stayed a week and never once had to request anything. Bruce and Jaclyn were wonderful and gracious hosts. For example, most evenings Bruce would light a fire in the fire pit and even a starter amount of charcoal was provided for the Weber grill. We hope to have an opportunity to stay there again. Thank you Bruce and Jaclyn.
The Cordwood Cabin is located on the Keweenaw Waterway about 5 miles west of Houghton and 5 miles east of Lake Superior. The Waterway stretches 26 miles across the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula and provides deep water access to Lake Superior at each end. The passenger ship to Isle Royale National Park passes in front of the cabin several times each week and freighters also often pass by as they traverse the Waterway. A bridge at Houghton provides access to the Keweenaw Peninsula which juts about 40 miles into Lake Superior and is home to numerous major tourist attractions. The rich mining history of the region is highlighted by the National Historic Park headquartered at Calumet. At the tip of the Peninsula are Copper Harbor and Brockway Mountain, Fort Wilkins, Keweenaw Mountain Lodge and Golf Course, lighthouse tours, lakes, rivers, trails, and islands. Boating, deepsea fishing, stream fishing, sailing, canoeing and sea kayaking are popular around the Peninsula and harbors.
Other Activities: Sea Kayaking, Deep Water Fishing
Weekly rates are $950 Saturday to Saturday. A damage/cleaning deposit of $250 is also required.