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MARTEN LAKE CABIN (Iron County): Technology free getaway! Private, peaceful lakefront--Sleeps 6,

  • Cabin700 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 30 nights

2 bedroom, lakefront cabin surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest

MARTEN LAKE CABIN SLEEPS: 6 MAX (IN 5 BEDS) BEDROOMS: 1 BEDROOM WITH A LOFT BATHROOMS:1 *LAKEFRONT (Marten Lake) *TECHNOLOGY-FREE (FREE OF CABLE. INTERNET, & RELIABLE CELL SERVICE) - just sit back and relax *SMALL ROWBOAT PROVIDED WITH OARS *PROPANE GENERATOR (which powers the interior lights, shower & TV) *HUNTING ALLOWED ON PROPERTY *PETS ARE WELCOMED Marten Lake Cabin is located within the Ottawa National Forest, Iron county, Michigan. Approximately 8 miles south of Sidnaw, in the northern part of Iron County, MI. The Cabin is situated on 40 private acres , with bountiful panfish, including pike, available on the small, 176 acre Marten Lake. The average depth of the lake is 10 - 15 feet deep. The deepest part of the lake is 20 feet. Live off the grid! Enjoy this simple cabin in the middle of the forest, along a peaceful lake. We have a generator for electricity with propane lights. This beautiful property is surrounded by 1000's of acres of National Forest Land. Great hiking trails, with even a marked trail you'll pass on the way in. An avid hunter would surely enjoy the excellent bird, deer, duck, and bear hunting. If you plan on target shooting, you'll need to use the designated area and be sensitive to the noise that emanates over this quiet, peaceful lake. Bedrooms: Main floor: 1 double bed Upstairs Loft: 2 sets of twin bed bunks Frequently Asked Questions: Animals: Yes, there are all kinds of animals that like to roam around the forest. While you don't see most of them, you have to be someone who is comfortable in that true rustic, outdoorsy environment. This is not Disney World. We have seen snakes (non-poisonous), mice, squirrels, otters, beavers, skunks and a raccoon. You are on a secluded parcel of land in the Ottawa National Forest. While we haven't seen any moose, deer or bear actually near the cabin, it's not an impossibility. We do our absolute best to keep all the critters away and out of the cabin. Fall is the biggest challenge as the little critters, including mice, are looking for a warm place to stay the winter months. We do our best to keep the critters at bay. Bathroom: There is one bathroom on the main floor. It has indoor plumbing and a toilet, shower/tub with a sink. Bedrooms: Main floor: 1 double bed Upstairs Loft: 2 sets of twin bed bunks Blinds: 2 pop-up blinds can can added to the property at no additional charge. Baiting is an additional $80/blind. Baiting will will be done for 2 weeks prior to your arrival. Boat: We provide a small rowboat with oars. (Sorry, no motor-- feel free to bring your own) Boat launch: There is a rustic gravel boat launch on the northeast side of the lake. Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. Rarely has anyone been able to easily accept or make calls at Marten Lake. Still, texting is generally a good option. Dock: There is a small, basic dock on the lake, in front of the Marten Lake Cottage. Firepit: Yes, there is a firepit in the backyard! Fishing: With only 3 cabins on the lake, Northern Pike and Perch are plentiful. Ice fishing is wonderful. you can use tip-ups and watch them from the warmth of the cabin. Guests have also reported a good variety of pan fish. Grill: There is a charcoal grill available for your use at the cottage. Grocery Shopping: A good 20 minutes to the closest convenience store in Sidnaw (www.sidnaw.org/mini) and a good hour to a full grocery store in L'Anse or Iron River. Hunting/target practice: Yes, you may hunt the 40 acres and use the land for target practice. You are expected to clean up after yourself, hunt within the State laws, including acquiring a hunting license, plus properly manage any animals that you hunt. Please be aware of adjoining property owners. Kitchen: We have basic kitchen supplies, including a coffee maker. Lighting: We have a generator with propane lights. We ask our guests to please be conservative with the lighting in consideration of the generator. Keep in mind that the propane generated lights are generally not as strong or bright as your standard electricity in the city. Pets: *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet. Road: The road to the cabin is a nice gravel road. It is not paved. Swimming: While you technically can swim in Marten Lake, it is muddy and weedy. It would not be considered traditional beach swimming by any means. Still, for the adventurous spirit, anything is possible. :-) View: There is a 3 sided view of Marten Lake, and the only place that you can't see the water is when you turn and look at the driveway/woods. It's a great place with a peaceful view. Water: We have a basic well at the cottage. Well water is pumped into the kitchen sink and bathroom via the generator. *Located 1 hour from downtown Iron River and L'Anse LOCAL ATTRACTIONS * Located 1 hour from downtown Iron River and L'Anse,MI. * Porcupine Mountains and the Keweenaw Peninsula are nice day trips.

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Freshwater Vacation Rentals

  • Member Since 2005
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  • Speaks: english, spanish

Amenities

    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single, 2 sets of bunk beds in the loft upstairs
      • 1 downstairs bedroom and an open loft upstairs. There is no door to the upstairs sleeping

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, *There is also an outdoor outhouse

        Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Lakefront
          • Rural
            Sidnaw is the closest small town
          • Water View
          • Waterfront

            Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Heating
                        wood-burning stove
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Plenty of parking here.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wood Stove
                        we provide the wood for the wood-burning stove

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                            Accesses the generator to run
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Basics
                          • Kitchen
                            powered by the generator and propane
                          • Microwave
                            Accesses the generator to run
                          • Refrigerator
                            Propane runs the refrigerator. No fan, yet food remains cold
                          • Stove
                            Basic
                          • Toaster
                            Accesses the genator

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area
                                Dining area seats 4

                                Entertainment

                                  • DVD Player
                                    No TV channels, yet you can watch DVDs
                                  • Television
                                    NO Cable--DVD player only

                                    Outside

                                      • Boat
                                        Basic rowboat is provided
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        deck overlooking Marten Lake
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Plenty of room for family yard games.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Charcoal grill

                                        Suitability

                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • forests
                                                within Ottawa National Forest

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                    Explore the Ottawa National Forest
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • groceries
                                                        8 miles for some basic convenience groceries, in Sidnaw

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                            40 private acres!
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • swimming

                                                            Notes

                                                              • Animals: Yes, there are all kinds of animals that like to roam around the Ottawa National Forest. While you don't see most of them, you have to be someone who is comfortable in that true rustic, outdoorsy environment. This is not Disney World. We have seen snakes (non-poisonous), mice, squirrels, otters, beavers, skunks and a raccoon. You are on a secluded parcel of land in the Ottawa National Forest. While we haven't seen any moose, deer or bear actually near the cabin, it's not an impossibility. We do our absolute best to keep all the critters away and out of the cabin. We try not use Decon within the cabin due to pets and children being part of our family of guests. Late Summer-Fall is the biggest challenge as the little critters, including mice, are looking for a warm place to stay the winter months. We are vigilant about keeping critters at bay, and are always open to suggestions.

                                                                5 Reviews

                                                                Exceptional5/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great Property that is nice and secluded

                                                                A great place off the grid and secluded but very comfortable. We arrived about 5pm and the view was amazing. We are from the Metro Detroit area and this is a good 10 hour drive for us and we would consider it again in the future. They say it has a simple well but the water was good. We had lots of fun fishing, and playing around on the property the days we made it back early enough. There were plenty of vhs there to watch in the evenings, when power was being run for showers and such. I would recommend using permethrin on your clothing prior to going if you go during insect season. This place is far off the beaten path and the insect zero in on you when the sun goes down. I will say that the cabin was clearly marked when we went so dont worry about the directions they give you. DO NOT use gps to get out or there. Always start from Sidnaw. I am having a hard time actually trying to limit the great things about this place down to a coherent message without appearing overly rambling. It was a great place to stay with plenty of amenities and so very private seeming.
                                                                Submitted:
                                                                Sep 01, 2016
                                                                Stayed:
                                                                Aug 2016
                                                                Owner's Response:Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review! You gave great advice to future guests. I'm glad your family enjoyed the old school VHS tapes. Always arriving from Sidnaw is essential, even though driving 8 miles out of your way may seen counter-intuitive when coming from the south. We have recently improved the markings for the cabin directions. I'm glad to hear those are helpful. Sincerely, Cara

                                                                Away from it all, but with comforts

                                                                Cabin outfitted with whatever you need, assuming what you need most is to be out of cell and Internet range. Owners and caretaker super nice. Especially fun to row out on the lake, whether you catch anything or not. Would only tweak the directions on the website to mention two long driveways to other houses you will see after boat launch (was a little hard to find the first time).
                                                                Submitted:
                                                                Jul 29, 2016
                                                                Stayed:
                                                                Jul 2016

                                                                BIRD CAMP 1.0

                                                                We had a very enjoyable hunting trip this past weekend and hope to return again next season. The cabin was perfect for our group of four, and we were able to hunt Rabbit, Grouse, Woodcock, and Duck! The only things I could see changing is the mattresses in the loft our adding some foam to them, but was still nice for a cabin, also some fly strips in the fall (the pesky buggers were looking for somewhere warm). Thanks so much for sharing this piece of beauty.
                                                                Submitted:
                                                                Nov 02, 2015
                                                                Stayed:
                                                                Oct 2015

                                                                Perfect

                                                                The Marten Lake cabin was the perfect place for us. We visit the UP every year and stay some place different (we were looking for that "perfect spot" for us). We think we have found our spot for an annual visit. Description was accurate and it was great to be off the grid, but still have the convenience of running water when needed via the generator. We are so thankful to have found this place and Freshwater Vacation Rentals were great to deal with, we probably won't rent from anyone else again for our Michigan vacations.!
                                                                Submitted:
                                                                Oct 11, 2015
                                                                Stayed:
                                                                Oct 2015

                                                                Amazing place!! Beautiful property.

                                                                We had an amazing vacation. The cabin was very nice and the land was amazing. Can't wait to go back!
                                                                Submitted:
                                                                Aug 09, 2015
                                                                Stayed:
                                                                Jul 2015
                                                                Owner's Response:We'd love to have you back again! Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely, Cara

                                                                Location

                                                                8 miles south of Sidnaw within the Ottawa National Forest in Iron County, Michigan.

                                                                5 Reviews

                                                                Exceptional 5/5

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