Comfortable cabin sitting on the banks of the Laughing Whitefish River complete with full kitchen, table and bar for all your dining or card playing needs. High, vaulted tongue and groove wood ceiling and 2 fans to move the air or the heat from the huge native rock fireplace- stocked with enough local hardwood to keep you warm. Snuggle up on the Futon or in one of the 2 Bedrooms- one with a private master bath. Solid, rustic wood queen size bed, lots of cabinets and a built in dresser to hold your changes of clothing for all your playing. Second bedroom has rustic wood bunk beds, rocker and built-in dresser in the closet. A washer and dryer are also available for use. Games, books and cards are waiting to be used. Fishing Poles are available to be used while staying at the cabin. 24 inch TV and small stereo are there for your convenience, but we know you will want to spend much more time outside! Sit on the huge deck to watch wildlife- deer in the underbrush, birds in the fruit trees, and eagles fly over. Prepare your meal to eat inside or outside through the convienent glass door to the deck. Warm up by the firepit (please use scrap wood in the firepit), drink in hand and telling stories of the "big one that got away", or didn't! * Please sign the guest book, tell us of your adventures and take a picture with the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin Gnome. Send it to us and we will post it on the site! And be sure to place a review on the VRBO site so future guests can see what fun you had. Thanks for choosing us!
- Cabin960 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Cabin On The Laughing Whitefish River In UP Of Michigan
Cathy and Scott Jordan
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 13, 2018
About Cathy and Scott Jordan
We love the outdoors. In fact the outdoors is where we find peace, beauty and awe. Where can you find a better place to think, reflect and breathe? We bike, ski, cross country ski, snowboard, fish, float, walk, hike, swim, star gaze, beach walk, climb trees, nature watch, collect rocks, sit by an open fire and dream. This Laughing Whitefish River Cabin is a dream that became real. We love it and know you will love it too!
Cathy and Scott Jordan purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Cathy and Scott Jordan chose Deerton
The Laughing Whitefish River Cabin is located in between Munising (Alger County) and Marquette (Marquette County). You will be able to reach both in record time to enjoy all the things you want to do. In fact, sometimes there is so much to do, it's hard to pick! But why choose? There have been days when we have gone mountain biking, kayaked in Lake Superior, climbed Sugar Loaf and finished off with a campfire watching the Northern Lights while enjoying a cool beverage.
What makes this Cabin unique
We fell in love with this cabin because of the river. And the trees.... Well the river and the trees and the green...I came and sat on the deck and listened to the water flowing over the rocks. The grass was green, lush and beautiful. Apple trees and pear trees were ripe. Signs of wildlife were everywhere. Eagles follow the river to Big Blue. So, then I brought my husband back and, the rest is history! The main road in- Deerton Rd will always be cleared in the winter, as a school is just down the road. We are less than a quarter mile from the snowmobile trails- a great place to watch the dog sled races for awhile then warm up at the cabin. Dreams of catching brown trout and Salmon, of cozy fires, a table full of food, and of friends and family who will share the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin led us to today.
Pool / Spa
Cozy cabin with a very convenient location
Third annual trip to the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin. We love the cabin, location and working with Cathy and Scott.
Thank you for choosing us again! Please come back soon.
Exactly what we needed.
Flowing river? Check.
Easy access to activities, etc. Check.
We make a trip to the U.P. every fall and we've stayed in various cabins all over the peninsula but the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin was ideal for our preferences. Munising and Marquette are easy drives and the area is loaded with plenty of outdoor things to do but it's also very tempting to just stay put, have a fire and listen to the river flowing which we did a lot of.
We managed to hit the peak colors this year and the views were beautiful. We highly recommend this property and we will be back. And our dog gives it two paws up as well.
Great relaxing vacation
The Laughing Whitefish cabin was wonderful. The setting was very quite and peaceful. Our dog was ecstatic playing in the river and we enjoyed sitting riverside. The grounds were beautiful, with flowers and fruit trees.
The cabin also met all of our expectations, as was fully furnished with everything needed for our stay. Being located halfway between Munising and Marquette let us enjoy what both areas had to offer.
I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a relaxing, peaceful place to stay
Quiet, private, clean, cozy and "dog friendly"
What is described is what you will find and all of the basics are there for a relaxing stay. You can travel light and leave a light footprint while staying here. Very clean and maintained nicely as a rental cabin with most of the conveniences of home. An excellent value for those seeking to disconnect for a bit and explore the Northwoods. My wife and I and our two Mals welcomed the quiet and privacy of the area. We spent a week and had one question while we were there and it was about where to park our vehicle. We enjoyed the noise from the adjacent stream that put on a great whitewater show after a heavy rainfall one night.
Thanks for staying at the cabin and bringing your pups! You really got to see the river rolling after that storm! I bet the waterfalls were amazing!
Come see us again and tell your friends!
Hi Cathy & Scott,
My husband and I really enjoyed your cabin. Loved the river.
Thank you for choosing our cabin. Hopefully it was restful and relaxing!
Wonderful cabin with a beautiful deck and fire pit right by a river
My family all enjoyed the wonderful cabin set in a large yard with fruit trees, and enjoyed hearing the river running past as we all sat out on the deck. Our hosts kept in touch to make sure we were settled in and enjoying our stay, and were very helpful. We hope to return!
We hope you can come back too! Thanks for staying with us and taking good care of everything!
Tucked in by Maples, Cottonwoods, Spruce and Pine trees along the Laughing Whitefish River, you will find so much to do. Whether you want to stay and fish on the Blue Ribbon Trout Stream or go hiking to explore the Tyoga Historical Pathway; Explore the Rock River Kilns, Tory's Woods Conservation Preserve and the Memorial Nature Sanctuary on Lake Superior Shoreline at the mouth of the Laughing Whitefish River; Pick as many blueberries, raspberries, black berries and Thimble berries you can find growing abundantly along the roadsides (Apples and Pears can be found in our yard); Maybe swim in Lake Superior, or go kayaking the lazy winding AuTrain River and jump off the bridge at the end; Snowmobile to the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette or the Kewadin Casino in Christmas; Head to the Up North Lodge in Gwinn for "almost" world famous BBQ Ribs; Attend the many rodeos and Pioneer Days; Go Cross Country Skiing at Valley Spur, Blueberry Ridge or Skiing/Snowboarding on Marquette Mountain; Participate in the Noquemanon 51K ski race in January; YES, Do take a boat cruise of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, or the Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tours; Plan on watching and cheering on the teams at the UP 200 Sled Dog Races, the Midnight Run and the Jackpine 30 in February; Surf the waves in the "Zoo" off Presque Isle Park- Red Bull Surf team has! Go Mountain Biking on IMBA awarded Silver Level trails as well as the Noquemanon Trails Network- 906 Polar Roll Fat Bike race is held in February and brings in 200+ riders from all over the US; Take time to climb Sugar Loaf Mountain and Hogs Back for beautiful views; Walk, hike, ski or snowshoe across to Little Presque Island; Drive around Presque Isle and watch locals and the brave jump off Blackrocks into Lake Superior; Take a scenic drive up 550 to Big Bay, site of the Jimmy Stewart movie "Anatomy of a Murder"; Festivals throughout the year range from music- blues, rock, chamber concerts, symphonies; Attend the many local arts/crafts, like the Art on the Rocks, Harbor Fest, Music Fest, Food Fest and Beer Fest; The Hiawatha Music Festival is held in Marquette in July; Go antique shopping in quaint Negaunee- I'll tell you my favorite places; Take tours of a variety mines and learn about the history of the area; Make a plan to visit the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming- truly amazing people and history! Visit the Keewenaw and Copper Harbor for more biking and the fall colors; Join us for the Ore to Shore Bike Race in August that covers Towns andTownships through the back country and ends at NMU in Marquette; Take the ferry across to Grand Island National Recreation Area (opens for business in May), grab lunch at the Falling Rock Cafe and spend the day hiking or biking- stopping at swimming holes and waterfalls; Feed your appetite and eat at a variety of local restaurants including but not limited to German, Mexican, Cajun, Italian, Thai, Farm to Table, American and those featuring Lake Superior Whitefish, as well as "Pasties"- Sandwiches to full course dinners; Wander along the Lower Harbor and the Upper Harbor in Marquette and see the historic iron ore dock. Watch the Ice Breakers coming into the Harbor or the Ore Ships heading out to the Soo or Duluth; Go see Michigan's Ice Fest, held in Munising with world renown climbers; Visit the worlds "second" largest wooden Dome found on the NMU campus in Marquette- perhaps you'll attend a graduation there; Take a trip to see the remains of the Edmund Fitzgerald at Whitefish point, while you take in the sights, sounds and smells of Tahquamenon Falls; Alger County boasts 17 waterfalls alone and Marquette County lists 77! Make it a must to visit all the local brew pubs for true UP flavor; The North Country Trails runs through Marquette County as well as into Alger County and our very own Onota Township- watch for those powder blue markers; There are numerous 5K's, Half marathon, Triathalons and Marathons, such as The Grand Island Marathon held in July and the Marquette Marathon in August/September; Google running events in the UP; Take a bike ride on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail- The entire trail goes from East of Marquette to the Western town of Republic; Marquette Trails Fest is held in June- for biking and running events for all ages; Visit the 5 lighthouses in Alger County found on . And 6 spectacular lighthouses can be found in Marquette County as well; Stay and join in the fun of the Ladies of the Lake Kayak Symposium and the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium held in Grand Marais; Visit Doncker's in Marquette when you need something sweet or a bowl of tomato basil soup; Take a walking or drive through Lakenenland Iron Sculpture Park on the way to Marquette; Watch the 4th of July Parade on Washington St. and Fireworks in the Lower Harbor; And did I even mention the Hiawatha National Forest? It's everywhere! And of course fish, fish, fish and tell us your stories!