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MARTEN LAKE CABIN (Iron County): : Unplug here! Private lakefront cottage

MARTEN LAKE CABIN (Iron County): : Unplug here! Private lakefront cottage

6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath


*LAKEFRONT (Marten Lake)
*PROPANE GENERATOR (which powers the interior lights, shower & TV)

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

(Website hidden by Airbnb) 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

(Website hidden by Airbnb) 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 (Website hidden by Airbnb) 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


* Located 1 hour from downtown Iron River and L'Anse,MI.

* Porcupine Mountains and the Keweenaw Peninsula are nice day trips.



Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

1 Review

Jackie User Profile
July 2017
It was a very quiet atmosphere and the lake was so lovely and cabin was the prefect place to Relax and Rest.
Freshwater User Profile
Response from Freshwater:
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you consider booking with Freshwater Vacation Rentals in the future. You know, we have 54 properties all on the water, to choose from and the majority come with boats and are pet-friendly! Freshwater Team
July 2017

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