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Beautiful Cordwood Cabin on Keweenaw Waterway, Sandy Beach, Deep Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 three-quarter bathroom, loft, sleeps 4

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.

Property Manager
Bruce Barna
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018


Houghton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Picnic area and cabin area my be used for gatherings of up to 8 persons (including renters). Larger gatherings require written permission from owner.
  • Larger gatherings (picnics, parties, reunions, weddings, etc.) may be restricted due to the effect on facilities and neighbors.
  • Renters must be present when non-renter guests are on the premises and are responsible for the actions of their guests.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Main Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa folds into double bed, chair folds into single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
An excellent sandy beach and swimming area are only a few hundred feet from the cabin. Picnic tables, benches and a fire ring are located next to the beach. A dock slip with 30 amp shore power is available for boats up to around 35 feet long. A trout pond is available for children to fish. Picnic area and cabin area may be used for gatherings of up to eight persons (including renters). Gatherings (picnics, parties, reunions, weddings, etc) of more than eight persons require written permission of owner and may be restricted due to the effect on facilities and neighbors. Renters must be present when non-renter guests are on the premises and are responsible for the actions of their guests.


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Beautiful Cordwood Cabin on Keweenaw Waterway, Sandy Beach, Deep Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The cabin was beautiful clean and we'll kept.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely character. Cozy and fully stocked.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Believe the good reviews

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Cordwood Cabin. We tend to go go go on vacations, and last summer was no exception. When we were deciding where to go this summer, we realized we missed the calm and beauty of this stellar location ... and so we went back to slow down and fully enjoy it.

Book this cabin by all means, and be sure to savor the experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect waterfront cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week in the beginning of July. When we arrived the cabin was very clean. You could tell that Bruce the owner takes a lot of pride in this cabin. Everything it showed in the listing was accurate. Dealing with Bruce was easy. He seemed very professional and sincere. The property that the cabin is on is awesome. The view of the waterway from the deck was so nice. It is an ideal location, close to town yet still felt secluded. We enjoyed sightseeing around the Keeweenaw peninsula a few days and we spent some days just hanging out at the cabin. My daughters enjoyed the swimming beach.They also enjoyed playing in the loft. My wife and I enjoyed the peacefulness of the outdoors here. We also enjoyed canoeing on the waterway. We also loved the campfire area. In the future I can only hope I can find other properties as perfect as the cordwood cabin here in Houghton. Thanks again Bruce and family for providing an excellent setting for making family vacation memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Houghton County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Schmidt's Corner Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Portage Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M 26
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Mont Ripley
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly rates are $950 Saturday to Saturday. A damage/cleaning deposit of $250 is also required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.