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EcoXtreme Adventure Destination

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· Delaware, Keweenaw, Michigan
34 acres hosted by Linda & Darryl J.
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"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that it makes life worth living." David Attenborough We've been about a greener lifestyle for decades--before green was "popular," before building tiny houses was the "trend," and before living a freer life off-the-grid was "a thing". Our mission is to provide an environmentally sustainable getaway where you will encounter off-the-grid living first hand for that unique experience. In the beautiful backdrop of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan (U.P.), we've built a sustainable, off-grid retreat where you can design your own personal EcoXtreme adventure. Enjoy this back-country timber- frame haven among a forest of birch and pine, next to the magical flow of the Montreal River, and surrounded by a cornucopia of recreational offerings. Extreme skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and scuba are just a few of the exploits available.The Copper Cabin was ranked among the TOP 10 locations in the nation to enjoy the outdoors in 2020 ** and 3rd Best US Hipcamp Cabin stay 2022, and Best Hipcamp to Visit in Michigan 2023 Runner Up. The Copper Cabin is a completely self-contained off-grid hideaway situated just feet off the Montreal River in a pine and birch forest teaming with wildlife. Once you leave the road and the ATV/Snowmobile trail, you'll drive the two-track (or snowshoe) to the footbridge crossing the river and travelling by foot on up to the cabin in the woods. * This is a real wilderness destination that is not for everyone, but perfect for the adventurous spirit. Experience this comfy eco-friendly timber-framed abode complete with solar lighting, wood burning stove, convenient 12-volt refrigerator, indoor composting toilet, 12-volt entertainment center, water catchment/filter/dispenser system, antique gas cook top (sorry no oven) & more. Two large sleeping lofts have 1 queen bed, 1 double bed, and two futons. The space can accommodate up to 8 people and makes a restful getaway. The morning is welcomed in with views from the large Eastern window. There is a sauna/bath house currently under construction, but operational. Outdoor solar-lighted composting privy adds a second convenient toilet. Thimbleberry, blueberry mingle along with Verbena, Astor, wild strawberry, and Lobelia along the forest floor and fringes. Miles and miles of flora and fauna for your nature-loving self. Biking, hiking, snowshoeing, wildlife watching, hunting and brook-trout are all within steps of the covered rustic porch. Weber grill, fire ring with grill and picnic table invite you to the great outdoors where you can catch the Northern Lights in the super star-studded night sky. In the winter, the trees are dripping snowy frosting and paint this wonderland in opalescent beauty. You won't want to leave. But there's so much in the area to customize your adventure--world-class skiing at Mount Bohemia, single-track biking in Copper Harbor and Calumet, kayaking, scuba, surfing, kite surfing, sailing, hiking, etc--so you'll want to plan time to venture out, or just plan your next adventure at the Copper Cabin. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION. This is a true backcountry / wilderness experience,  with the inherent risks of wilderness travel. Sometimes the grass gets long, there is wildlife, the snow gets DEEP, and you're definitely a long way from room service -- but we believe that's part of the draw and what really shapes this unique experience. We do not offer grounds-keeping, linen nor cleaning service. Our friends at the Marquette Hampton Hilton do. Refunds will not be considered for mismanaged expectations, and any concerns can always be addressed with your host directly.  * Travel from base camp to bridge is approximately 3/4 mile. Travel from Bridge to cabin is approximately 1/4 mile. The snow gets deep here and, therefore, can create a challenge to enter and exit Base Camp during a big dump. Please be prepared with an appropriate 4x4 vehicle, and to use a shovel, just as you would if you were in the mountains out west. We do accept a 2-day minimum stay, but we try to check every first-time guest in personally. When we do, we make a round trip of 14 hrs and it would be helpful if you would consider a 3-day or more stay. **Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free PressPublished 3:24 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2020 | Updated 6:18 a.m. ET Jan. 17, 2020
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Cody D.recommends
February 29, 2024
The Copper Cabin
Great 3 day stay at the cabin, loved the sauna. It’s an easy walk in from the road and we got lucky the snow gods showed up on Friday to give a nice little dusting.
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Diane M.recommends
February 10, 2024
The Copper Cabin
Love the location and solitude! All the amenities for a comfortable off-grid experience, the sauna is a bonus. Close to downhill skiing at Mount Bohemia and cross country skiing at Swedetown. Plenty of trails just outside the cabin door for hiking and snowshoeing.
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Craig D.recommends
February 5, 2024
The Copper Cabin
3rd time around - better ever time!
This is our 3rd stay at the Copper Cabin. An amazing & unique experience! Cozy woodstove, beautiful surroundings & starfilled nights while you step out of the sauna into the snow. Looking forward to our next visit!
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Matthew D.recommends
December 12, 2023
The Copper Cabin
A perfect cabin in a perfect place!
Two nights at the Copper Cabin, and we were ready to stay the rest of the winter! We hunkered in for the weekend, and enjoyed cabin life, hiking the land, playing games, and making delicious food. 🤌 Highlights for us: • The Sauna 🔥 • The River 🦦 • The Wood Stove 🗿 Rumor has it, that if you say the magic word, the Wood Stove does a dance. Linda & Darryl were gracious and attentive hosts
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Angela J.recommends
October 22, 2023
The Copper Cabin
Family of five in nature!
This was a very magical, cozy cabin. It’s perfect for a secluded getaway. It definitely is rustic which we were prepared for. When the cabin gets warm flies come out from somewhere which was a little creepy in the middle of October. We brought our own bedding and kitchen towels. There are linens there but we liked having our own. The cabin could use a good vacuuming and cleaning. I’d go back for sure!
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Richard K.doesn't recommend
October 12, 2023
The Copper Cabin
We would only recommend this property with reservations, as the access over the narrow bridge and some of the conditions and complexities of the site would not work for some folks. It could be a great experience for the right people, but was not a good choice for us. It was also odd to have to go through so much to get to the cabin, yet be close enough to the highway to hear traffic noise.
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Delaware, Keweenaw, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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