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Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

This lakefront property and a dock across the lake is a beach launch a boat!

This beautiful cabin is on lake and dock bring your boat sleeps 7 and a nice bathroom with a shower . History about this cabin now called Iron Skillet Back in the 1850s the men would travel Up North Michigan to work in the forest logging and worked long hours then go back to eat and sleep at the cabin . There was no bathroom just a out house on the property and the house was called a skid home that could be moved it needed depending where the next logging job was. Since then there is a bathroom and two bedrooms and some updates but, the original part of the skid home is the kitchen and living room. I decide to name this place the Iron Skillet to bring back history with some Antiques along with it . Its nicely decorated with oil lamps ,wooden bowls that where made in a factory in Musing Mi. near the cabin that close down many years ago. The bathroom is decorated in the out house theme . My Guest that stay here use Iron Skillets and I believe the food taste better!!! Welcome my Guest to the Iron Skillet cabin on the Lake looking forward to your stay !!! The Iron Skillet is located in Wetmore Mi. and its in the Hiawatha Forest and is on lake front property with a private dock to launch a boat just across the beach and dock it at the cabin Great fishing and connected to 5 lakes .Picture Rock and Miners Beach is 30 min away from the cabin. The cabin has all dishes and Iron Skillets to cook with and lines . Guest just bring a beach towel . Casino and Indian River are 30 min away . Spend a few days taking pictures of beautiful water falls like Horse Shoe Falls they are amazing . Enjoy yourself and relax in a hammock and look at the beautiful water and birds. At night enjoy a campfire and begin the next day enjoying the U.P. Wake up enjoy a cup coffee in enclosed porch or seating on a cedar picnic table or cedar swing . I LOVE GOING TO THE CABIN BUT THE HARD PART IS LEAVING THE BEAUITFUL SCENERY !!! ENJOY MY GUESTS AND RELAX !!! Rent a canoe or kayak within 10 min away from the cabin. There is so much more too see a lot of info at the cabin .

Property Manager
Jacqueline Ballou
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Jacqueline Ballou

Hello, my name is Jacqueline the owner of this beautiful cabin that has history. I been a business owner for 20 years and with my experience and hospitality tools I work hard to make sure my guest are comfortable ,happy, and keep in contact with them . I hope you visit us again at Iron Skillet and enjoy the cabin like I do . This place is breathless water so clear, air so fresh. When I leave I never say good bye just look forward to my next time here at the cozy cabin .

Jacqueline Ballou purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Jacqueline Ballou chose Michigan


What makes this cabin unique

11 waterfalls ,4 casino, trails, camping, hiking, fishing, explore nature, Picture Rock, Beautiful beaches.


Wetmore Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 double , queen bed one room twin other bedroom 2 futons fold down
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Up North you can see beautiful stars everlasting view and fresh air !!! THE SPRING WATER IS FRESH AND TASTEFUL !!!!


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Pinckney, MI

A very beautiful relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at The Iron Skillet Cabin for our 25th anniversary. It was a really nice cabin on a beautiful lake. We really enjoyed our time there. The only bummer is that we had to leave a day early because of a family emergency. The bed was very comfortable too, which was nice. While there we took the Pictured Rock cruise, went to marquette to ride the bike trails there and did a bit of hiking to the nearby water falls. No complaints about this cabin!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have another property called Grape Escape in Irish hill in Brooklyn Mi on Vineyard lake look forward to your stay soon. Jacqueline Iron Skillet
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The cabin was even better then we expected, the lake was better than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

The Iron Skillet was such a nice cozy cabin. Everything you need is there. Lake was bigger than we expected and very pretty.

Clean, updated, and very well decorated. Sitting by the campfire looking out over the lake.....awesome.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying hope to see you soon . Please also visit Grape Escape in Vineyard Lake in Irish Hills in Brooklyn Mi .Open all year!
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Nice small cabin in the wilderness.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the place mostly. It's quiet and beautify by the lake Surrounded with forests.

There is no wifi or cell phone signal which makes it more restful for the vocation for people who came from Chicago.

The only thing that I would mention is that it's a two bedrooms and one bath small little house, which is not listed accurately on home away. If most of the guests are kids, it would work. It is kind of tight for four adaults.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying and appreciate your comments . I do have another property in Brooklyn in Irish hills . Please check out Grape Escape in vineyard Lake .
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  • 4 of 5

The iron skillet is a great place to stay. We had 4 adults 2 kids ages 4 & 9. They loved fishing off the dock. The locals are we friendly along with the housekeeper. You can't go wrong with the iron skillet!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hope to see you again next year . Also I have another cottage in Irish Hills in Brooklyn Mi.. Its on the canal beach is down the street its called Grape Escape Vineyard Lake. Jacqueline
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is just adorable! It sits right on the lake! Our 19 year old twins were out fishing and birding every morning and evening. Only 25 minutes from Munising. Quiet and serene!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you , I am happy everyone had a great time . Thought mention that I have another place in Irish Hills in Brooklyn Mi. its called Grape Escape @Vineyard Lake it opens next month. Also on line now thru Home Away Home. Its on the canal and beach is the down street . Open all season this year !
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Very nice! Clean and cozy!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation! Cabin was very comfortable and had everything we needed. (would have liked a fan or 2) Lake was beautiful. We rented a jet ski and spent the day at the cabin. Very peaceful. Nice yard for bon fires. Pictured rocks was approx. 30 min. from cabin. Beautiful area of Michigan! We hope to be back! Thanks for sharing your cabin with us! The Cousineau's

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I open another property Grape Escape in Irish hill in Brooklyn Mi on Vineyard lake . Looking forward to your visit soon. Jacqueline
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Car: necessary

KK6 NAME OF THE ROAD. The cabin is in the Hiawatha Forest very nice lake front property and private dock . Picture Rock 30 min away a lot of Waterfalls and a lot to see . Info at the cabin enjoy !!!


Rates & Availability

Wetmore Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $550
cleaning fee $50

No Pets and quiet time at 11 pm. Thank you

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.
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