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At the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula! Classic cabin in Skanee!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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2 Bedrooms, riverfront, scenic getaway in Skanee, MI






This quaint 2 bedroom cabin faces the beautiful, Ravine River in Skanee, MI. Just a short distance from Witz's Marina. Full kitchen, bathroom with a shower and comfortable living room. Just 15 miles from the Baraga Community Hospital. Excellent for visiting physicians, visiting your college student at Michigan Tech or just a relaxing couple get-away.

There are two bedrooms, but there is additional sleeping arrangements with an extra futon provided for you in the rooms! The upstairs staircase provides a open-air see-through view, with wooden slats heading upstairs. Yes, a small dog could fit through the wooden bars.

Snuggle up to the wood-burning stove.

Bedrooms: 2

Bedroom #1 (Master bedroom- Upstairs)- One queen-size bed.

Bedroom Two (Upstairs)- Two twin-size beds with additional twin pull-out bed.

Bathroom:One full bathroom.



Baraga: approximately 35 minutes away.

Houghton: 48 miles (1 hour northwest)

Copper Harbor: Michigan's northernmost community, a truly unique community is about 1 hour North, you can take your time enjoying Baraga State Park as well as Houghton City on your way. The port of Copper Harbor, one of the main shipping points for copper going out and supplies coming in, much of what was built back in the late 1800's is still there for you too appreciate today.


Mt. Avron: The highest peak in Michigan.

Golfing: Nearest golf course is in L'Anse. 9 hole course with driving range. http://

Porcupine Mountains:

Ojibwa Casino: Located in Baraga (35 min. away)

How far is...

Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 3 hours 15 minutes away. (174 miles)

Mackinac Bridge: 3 hours 52 minutes away. (211 miles)


Cross country skiing- "Pinery Lakes Trail" is a great place to check out . Here you will find 3.9 miles of groomed trails. Only 20 minutes away. *For more info please click this link: http://

Snowmobiling: Lots of area to explore here in Baraga County! 146 miles of state-assisted and groomed trails, and 150+ miles of un-groomed trails.

Snowshoeing: 5 minutes away at L'Anse Township Park on Skanee Rd.

Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. AT&T has been very unreliable in the cabin. Walking down to the road is the best option.

Grills: There is a charcoal grill.

Fire-pit: There is an outdoor fire-pit for your use. Please provide your own wood, we cannot guarantee there will be any at the property!

Fishing: There is not gear here. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own fishing supplies.

Marina: Witz's Marina in Skanee. (906) 524-7795

Patio Chairs: There is a patio set with chairs provided.

Pets: Yes! The wooden slats between the staircase and interior balcony in front of the bedrooms is wide enough for a small dog to fit through.

Phone: Yes, we do have a basic landline for LOCAL calls only. You can call the local caretakers, Al & Barb any time. Their phone number is provided at the cottage.

Privacy: Yes, there is more privacy here than in most standard cottage. Still, you can see your neighbors.

Swimming: Swimming is not available on the property. There is a beach that is 3 miles down the road and you can also launch your boat here.

TV: We have a flat screen TV (no cable) + a DVD player.

Washer/Dryer: Yes, there is a washer and dryer on the main level.

Wi-Fi: Yes! There is WiFi.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677



If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Upper Peninsula Michigan

The coziness of this beautiful cabin nestled between the trees along the Ravine River is the perfect backdrop to "unplugging" and enjoying some relaxation.

What makes this cabin unique

Wood-burning stove to enjoy on those chilly nights. Washer & dryer. The remodeled bathroom with tub/shower is a nice touch. The deck facing the Ravine River is a great gathering spot with table and chairs.


based on 3 traveler reviews

At the base of the Keweenaw Peninsula! Classic cabin in Skanee!
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Rustic and Secluded

  • 4 of 5

This is a spacious cabin in a wooded area along a bubbling stream. The kitchen is well-equipped and the furniture is comfortable. The wood stove works well and we had a good supply of firewood. One caution is that if the wood stove door is open so the fire can be viewed, it tends to make the cabin quite smokey, so windows must be opened and ceiling fans on when in use. There are two loft area bedrooms, both very comfortable; however, the stairway is steep with very narrow treads. This could be a difficulty for older folks or those with mobility problems.

Overall, this is a good place for nature lovers with plenty of beautiful waterfalls and trails to enjoy in the immediate area.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mixed review - feedback for future guests

  • 2 of 5

The location of the cabin, the river, fire pit and property were great. The cabin was fine but many things should be noted by the management company (who I hope reads this!) prior to the next guest staying -- there was a dead mouse in the corner by the dining room table; the kitchen was dirty; outside left side of fridge was gross; the dishes and pots and pans I needed to wash prior to using; the outsides of the oven and microwave were dirty. I washed everything and wiped things down and feel the place was cleaner when we left than when we arrived). Finally, the dead bolts on both doors didn't work so that was a security item that we would have liked.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, we read and respond to all of our feedback. We were happy to talk with you on several occasions about the WiFi connection during your stay. I'm very sorry the cleaning didn't meet your expectations. We would have immediately sent another cleaner back to re-clean if you would have shared that with us while you were at the cabin. Also, this is the first we have heard about the deadbolts not working on the doors. We have investigated and can not find a problem with the deadbolt locks. If we were aware when we spoke during your stay, we would have sent a handyman over immediately. It is always a priority for our guests to feel safe. I appreciate your feedback. We will continue to look for ways to improve our guest experience all-around. Sincerely, Cara
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Ravine River Resort a Private Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place for our sister gathering. We toured Skanee area quite extensively, easy access from the resort. We climbed Lil Mountain, traveled up to Mount Arvon, checked out numerous waterfalls in the area. We are Finnish, so we had to go to Finnlander Bay for a picnic lunch. We checked out the mouth of the Huron River meets Lake Superior.....2 bald eagles there.

We cleaned up the yard of any firewood to burn...set the perfect atmosphere to have a fire inside.

We would consider coming back in the future.


Catherine Swenski

Iron Mountain, MI

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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L'Anse Golf Club
Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Houghton County Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Finns Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
Shepler's, Arnold Lines to Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
L'Anse Golf Course
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
US 41
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Finns Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
89 Miles
Mt. Bohemia
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
L'Anse Waterfront Park
Car: necessary

Area Attractions:

*Mount Arvon! Michigan's highest point. 1,979 ft. above sea level!

*Also check out: The Hanka Finnish Homestead in Arnheim, The Alberta Village & Ford Sawmill Museum in Alberta, Historic Pelkie One-Room Schoolhouse in Pelkie, and the Baraga County Historical Museum located on US 41 in Baraga.


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Skanee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • main floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom (upstairs) - 1 queen
    Upstairs - 1 twin/ single , 2-twin beds
  • both bedrooms are upstairs, next to each other
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • marina ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf ...
  • hiking
~Pets are welcome! ~We have an outdoor fire-pit you may use. (Please provide your own wood). ~Washer & dryer included!

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