Secluded lakefront cabin, 2 bedroom, one bath, 10 x 32 covered deck
About Cindy Koski
We are a retired couple that love the seclusion and solitude of Michigan`s Upper Peninsula. Our home is within close proximity from The Rat Shack Cabin. Close enough to attend to any needs or issues that may arise during your stay but distant enough to ensure your privacy. We are animal lovers and have 2 Belgium Tervurens, Wolf (black male)and Bella (mahogany female). We do not winter in the U.P., we head south to Hillsdale County.
Cindy Koski purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Cindy Koski chose Munising
Why this property? We would always walk the property and comment on how beautiful the land was. All except that old cabin. When it came up for sale, we pondered back and forth if the cabin could be saved. We thought, lets give it go. The original cabin sat on log stilts, so the first hurdle was getting it on a foundation. Mission accomplished (holding our breath, fingers crossed!) in the fall of 2016. After two long years of determination, The Rat Shack Cabin is complete!
What makes this Cabin unique
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Enjoy the seclusion and solitude, while still being just minutes away from town. At the cabin, sit back on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking views, sunsets and wildlife.Take a kayak out on the lake, located just feet from your door or fish right off the dock. Enjoy a nice bonfire with our provided wood. Jump on your 4 wheeler and hit the trails right from your door (trail map provided). While in town, visit some of the many gift shops, take a Pictured Rocks boat tour, hit the beach, enjoy wine tasting or indulge in one of the many restaurants in town. Take a leisurely walk to one of the many waterfalls in the area. Visit Kewadin Casino in Christmas or the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Visit one or both of the local golf courses.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Fireworks in the forest is highly discouraged.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT times are set to ensure ample time to clean between guests. Please adhere to these times unless you have prior approval from owner.
DO NOT leave food/dirty dishes/utensils or trash outside. Doing so could attract unwanted critters.
No campers/tents allowed Strict occupancy rule enforced. Our cabin is equipped for 6 guests. 4 adults max unless approved by owner.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This was our first look at the UP and the Rat Shack cabin. The only bad thing to report is we had to go home, and it'll be next year before we can make it back. We loved the remoteness of the cabin, and the beauty of the lake. We were amazed at the effort the owners have put in to make this cabin and property a work of art. The attention to detail is incredible. They have thought of everything, and all you need to bring are your clothes and your food- except banana bread muffins...Cindy makes wonderful muffins which she kindly shared. We booked the Rat Shack as complete strangers, and we left feeling like we were saying goodbye to family and a home we'll visit over and over again.
As owners, we strive to create a home away from home experience during your stay with us at the Rat Shack cabin. Our guests should want for nothing! Except maybe an extra nights stay.
Mother nature helped create the remoteness and beauty of the lake. And we are confident you will be amazed by her handy work.
Bill and I are so pleased your first impression of the U.P. has left you wanting more. We would love to host you and your wonderful family again. You pack your clothes and food. I'll bake the muffins :)
Sincerely, Bill and Cindy
Peaceful and Quiet. Secluded and beautiful
Would give 10 stars. Especially to our hostess Cindy. If you want serenity and still have access to trails this is your place. One of our top vrbo rentals ever and we have had quite a few.
Thanks again to our wonderful hosts.
The Rat Shack cabin! Peaceful, quiet, secluded with beautiful views. Now that is what a break from everyday life is meant too be! Book your stay today at the Rat Shack Cabin!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You were amazing guests. Bill and I would love to host you again .
Sincerely, Bill and Cindy
Rat Shack Oasis
What an amazing place to see the color changes and get away from everyday life! The Rat Shack has everything you need. Cindy and Bill do an amazing job with the amenities and the cleanliness of the place. Cindy made herself available at all times and answered questions promptly. We hope to be back soon!!
The veiw from the Rat Shack cabin deck is absolutely amazing. Weather it be spring, summer or fall. You will not be disappointed!
We strive to provide top notch service for all of our guests. Which includes promptness, comfort, feel at home amenities and cleanliness!
Thank you so much for the amazing review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. That you were able to see the beautiful fall colors and unwind from the grind. We would love to host you again in the near future at the Rat Shack cabin!
Regards, Bill and Cindy Koski
Exceptional! Just what we wanted!
Leading up to our arrival, communication with Cindy was awesome. Always a quick response and extremely helpful when I had questions about the area. We decided on a trip to the Upper Peninsula to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We wanted a scenic, quiet place where we could do outdoor activities, but to also relax. It didn't disappoint!!! Upon arrival, Cindy stopped by to make sure we were set and to let us know if we needed anything to just call (these folks are great hosts). The cabin is spotless and has everything that you need. Really, it does. Sitting on the porch watching the sun come up with a cup of coffee to watching the sunset while sitting at the campfire - hearing almost nothing except some squirrels and the ducks on the lake - is just what we needed. We enjoyed a canoe paddle around the lake, and the general area of Munising is fun to explore with the waterfalls and pictured rocks area. Looking forward to returning for a longer trip! Thank you Bill and Cindy for sharing your property!
Communication is key! I strive to respond quickly to any questions or concerns our guests or potential guest may have. This is a must!
Making sure our guests feel at home after their arrival is important to us. We want you to know we are there for you should you have any additional questions, concerns or issues during your stay with us. Peace of mind is the name of the game.
Thank you so much for the wonderful 5 star review. We truly appreciate your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Thank you so much!
Bil and Cindy Koski
Rat Shack Cabin
The cabin was spotless!!! The view was spectacular. The cabin is well equipped with all the comforts of home. Cindy is the perfect host....she is very kind & helpful!!!
We strive to make sure our rental cabin is in tip top shape for each of our guests. To making sure the cabin is spic and span to some added personal individual touches. We want our guests to know we care about their needs and expectations. We strive to create a stress free environment. Exactly what a vacation is meant too be!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! And thank you for choosing the Rat Shack cabin as your vacation destination. We hope to see you again in the near future.
Regards, Bill and Cindy Koski
My wife and I just spent the last week of summer at the “Rat Shack”! This 1930`s CABIN has been beautifully restored to a 5 star resort. The attention to detail is top notch. Owners, Bill & Cindy, have created a peaceful, charming, secluded escape from the hustles and noise of every day life.
The CABIN is on the bank of 16 mile lake, surrounded by nature's beauty. We saw eagles, beaver, blue herons, and squirrel while relaxing on the covered deck. The lake is so lightly used, we only saw 3 boater the entire week we were there. No speed boats!!
My concern was the 2 track road leading back to the CABIN. However the owners have provided a detailed set of directions and the signage necessary to easily find the cabin. There is a short hill that may cause issues for light rear wheel drive vehicles, but the CABIN has 2 parking lots to accommodate all users.
The owner have gone out of their way to see you have a comfortable stay! We have never seen a owner look after the needs of their renters as Bill & Cindy have!! The cabin is so well equipped, I will bet you will over pack for your trip, as we DID!
Thanks AGAIN, Bill & Cindy, we are looking forward to our next visit in the near future!!
Wayne & Betty
Wow! And total tranquility it is! If you are looking to get away from it all, then the Rat Shack cabin is for you! If you like seclusion and solitude, then the Rat Shack cabin is the place to be! This cabin is located in the midst of the Hiawatha National Forest, yet close to all of nature's many natural bounties that Munising, Michigan has to offer.
Wayne and Betty, Bill and I want to thank you so much for your raving review! It was so very nice to host such a wonderful couple. We would be honored to host you again in the near future.
Bill and Cindy Koski
Local driving distances from the Rat Shack Cabin
Munising, Michigan - 9.4 miles
Valley Spur for you mountain bike/hiking enthusiasts - 4.4 miles
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Beach - 14 miles
Wagner Falls - 8 miles, There are several waterfalls to visit surrounding the Munising area
Kewadin Casino - 14 miles, Located in Christmas, Michigan. Stop in for the Friday fish fry at Foggy's Pub while you are in the area.
Pictured Rocks Golf Course - 13 miles
Munising Hospital - 11 miles