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.

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/


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.

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. 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, 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 approximately 3/4 mile. Travel from Bridge to cabin approximately 1/4 mile.

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

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Moderate walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Right out the back door are thousands of acres GMO trails for biking. You'll also find world-class single-track throughout the ...Read more


Extraordinary sailing waters on the great Lake Superior.


Montreal River 100' from cabin for brook trout.


Surrounded by GMO forest land on 3 sides, you'll have many miles of hiking opportunities.

Wind sports

Kite Surfing nearby

Off-roading (OHV)

ATV/Snowmobile trails abound with a main trail traversing our slice of heaven.

Snow sports

Mount Bohemia only 3 miles as a bird flies.


Catch a wave off of the Keweenaw coast of Lake Superior.


Lake Superior beaches.

Wildlife watching

We've seen wolf, moose, deer, pileated woodpeckers, fischers, etc.



Natural features you'll find at The Copper Cabin in Michigan.

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Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin G.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

This place is a whole vibe…could be right out of a movie set. Will absolutely book another stay.

Would describe it as not for everyone, but *everything* to certain people. If you’re one of these people, there’s no way you’re gonna have a bad time.

Hosts have phenomenal communication, cabin is cozy, sauna is hot & the river is fun to watch. Being able to find a dog friendly stay where they can be off leash without worry is tough to find in the Keweenaw (and anywhere really). Our two labs were in heaven swimming in the river and posting up by the fire.

If no formal means of bathing is of concern, the Nordic Spa at Mount Bohemia is right up the road for a soak, steam & shower. Interestingly, as a Verizon customers, we had 5 bars of service at the Copper Cabin, could easily “work from home” here.

Very special place Linda & Darryl have built here. Excited to follow along with their newsletter & property progress. It’s a “salt of the earth” type experience. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Molly
Molly F.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

We loved this place! It's nice to have a pet friendly stay. We felt spoiled having solar and water available, plus nature trails right out the door. Thanks for sharing your slice of the Keweenaw.

Hipcamper Tami
Tami F.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

I honestly can't say enough good things about this off grid cabin. It was everything we wanted, a great base camp for our Keweenaw adventures, warm cozy beds, cranking wood stove, amazing property. Linda was helpful and ready with all questions and we can't wait to stay here again.

Hipcamper zachary

Worth every penny

Zachary K.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2022

Linda and Darryl are amazing- always a one of a kind experience.

Definitely highly recommend

Hipcamper Linda & Darryl
Response from Linda & Darryl, the Host, on June 1st, 2022

Zac, you and your peeps are amazing. We appreciate your adventurous spirits!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby H.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2022

The Copper Cabin is a very special place. I enjoyed a quiet, solo 2-night stay there, squeezing out the last few drops of winter - And it was absolutely wonderful. Linda and Darryl have a beautiful piece of property and have really built something special there. I feel so much gratitude for them opening it up to be shared with myself and others.
I can't wait to go back with friends!

Hipcamper VLAD

In the depths of winter...

Vlad B.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2022

There's nothing in the wrong place, because every detail is just built so leisurely with the style of the place. The more you sink into it, the more you realize how simple and meticulous all of it is. Before you know it, you may forget it is not your's and not want to leave - but hey, if you stay - for a while, you may join the club of those that have truly lived. It is a wonderful place 👌
-Vlad, Kaile, and Peetey(🐶)

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Hipcamper Linda & Darryl
Response from Linda & Darryl, the Host, on March 22nd, 2022

I can't believe you expressed the "vivere dies" of the place so eloquently. Thank you for caring and loving our magical escape. Come back soon.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Justin

Cozy cabin

Justin H.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2022

Cozy cabin with a beautiful walk. We had the luxury of crust snow and didn't need to wear snowsboes. We also saw a Fisher in the front yard that was digging in the snow.

Would stay again :)

Montreal River behind cabin Good place to relax and lots of natural light
Hipcamper Shane

Winter getaway

Shane G.
recommends this listing.
March 10th, 2022

Absolutely delightful winter stay. The hike in was just the right length with all our gear. Lots of natural light with all the windows. Sound system was a huge perk. 3 of the 4 beds upstairs are great. Plenty of cookware and spices. We’re looking forward to a summer stay soon!

Hipcamper Joann

Winter adventure

Joann U.
recommends this listing.
February 28th, 2022

As the listing says, make sure to bring your sense of adventure! Even though we had power issues because of snow before (panels must've been covered with snow and batteries hadn't fully charged) and during our stay (overcast and snowing), we had a great time. Because of the detailed instructions, we were prepared with headlamps and lanterns. We had fun snow shoeing, making an igloo, doing a puzzle, and playing cards. Had to self check in (T-Mobile coverage not great in UP), but 17 yr old son found that if you hold your phone up high near the window in the loft, you can sometimes catch a bar. Where there's a will, there's a way! Note: only the narrowest sleds fit on the bridge. The deep snow made getting on and off the bridge a little hairy, and we carried our dog across just to be safe. Definitely a memorable experience - thanks Linda & Darryl!

The Copper CabinTrying to keep the panels clearThe Copper CabinDeep snow was hard work for a short dog, but she had a great time.


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