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Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Pet friendly !! 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events 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 !!!!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay, thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Iron Skillet cabin . Enjoy the summer ! Hope you visit my other lake rental in Irish Hills in Brooklyn Mi on Vineyard lake. Lake Rentals Jacqueline
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great lake property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a very nice time at the Iron Skillet Cabin this past weekend. We arrived Thursday and left Sunday. My only complaint, I wish we had more time! The cabin is small, but who needs a lot of space when you have the beautiful lakefront yard. The neighbors were very friendly. Overall the lake was pretty quiet and peaceful, even on Saturday and Sunday. Being on the end of the chain of lakes, there is not much boat traffic. Cell phone service is very limited, which we were fine with because it forced us to become unplugged for the majority of the weekend. Our services were US cellular, with very spotty service, and Sprint got no service. The owner did forewarn us about this, so we were prepared.

The cabin is about 30 minutes from Munising, which is a very nice small town. I would recommend doing the Pictured Rocks Tour, but dress warmly! There is a grocery store right in town that you can get anything you need.

We loved our stay, and look forward to coming again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Iron Skillet cabin. I hope you can visit my other lake rental in Brooklyn Mi on Vineyard lake called Grape Escape. Enjoy your Summer ! Lake Rentals Jacqueline
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It is a very nice cabin right on the lake inside Hiawatha forest

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 4. Did go to Marquette, pictured rocks & shipwreck at Munising, Soo locks, Taquamenon falls, Oswald bear ranch and just driving in the unpaved roads. Cabin has everything to cook, nice sitting area to eat breakfast, two bedrooms and a living area where we used to play poker after dinner. If you are used to live in big house then bedrooms will look small. We used the living room sofa beds. It has a nice campfire pit. Violet was nice to bring us coal, papers and starter fluid. There are two grocery stores 1 and 5 miles distance. Bring mosquito and insect repellents. If you have small kids bring emergency kit and regular medicine for fever, bandaids etc. Fishing from thr dock is quite fun here. Will be good if internet service via satellite is provided. Phones won't work in the cabin. Had to visit grocery store for wifi each day.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Iron Skillet . I am happy you enjoyed your stay . I know Verizon service works now hopefully other carriers will put towers in the UP. I look forward to your stay at my other lake rental Grape Escape and yes there is WiFi there. Have a great Summer ! Lake Rentals Jacqueline
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $550

All pets need have shoots up to date and flea collar please tie up pets do not let them roam. Pet friendly please clean and dispose dog mess thank you . Quiet time at 11 pm. Put all trash in blue cans otherwise animals will make a mess getting into trash thank you .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund