Hipcamp host Jill  E.
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The Orchard Cabin is the first log cabin built on the property it sits next to the orchard and garden under large hemlock trees. The Cabin is located on the edge of the homestead and in the main compound area of the property insight of the owner’s cabin. The covered front porch overlooks the yard and pasture where the sheep and chickens forage. Through the garden there is

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The Orchard Cabin is the first log cabin built on the property it sits next to the orchard and garden under large hemlock trees. The Cabin is located on the edge of the homestead and in the main compound area of the property insight of the owner’s cabin. The covered front porch overlooks the yard and pasture where the sheep and chickens forage. Through the garden there is a small pond with a hammock, sitting area and a fire ring for your use.

The Orchard cabin has two large lofts that are accessed by a ladder and bridge that connects them. The lofts are set up for sleeping with a queen size bed in one and a set of trundle beds in the other.  There is an extra twin size mattress under the trundel your welcome to use for a 5th guest and large sofa that could be used to sleep on and there is plenty of floor space for air mattresses (provided by you). Sheets and blankets pillows are provided for the four beds in the cabin, however daily maid service is not part of the package. This is a rustic cabin with electricity and  a hand pump for water. There are no showers for this cabin (plans for a sauna are in the works) however if you really must have a shower we could arrange a time you could use our shower. The YMCA offers showers and towels for a small fee and is easy to find in Marquette. 

The wood fired masonry stove is the heat source for this cabin.  The wood is provide in a shed attached to the cabin.  There is an outdoors composting toilet just is steps away.  You will find the kitchen fun to prepare meals in with stove, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, crockpot, cookware and dishes. There is plenty of room to sit and enjoy yourselves in the living dining area of this cabin.  Parking for 2-3 vehicles just feet from the cabin.

Once you arrive your only 8 miles from Marquette, MI however the last 2 miles in are on dirt logging roads. So in the spring and winter all-wheel or four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. You will not want to leave once you are here. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, collect fresh eggs (when they are laying) lay in the hammock listen to the sounds of nature and the barnyard or take an adventure hike, bike ride, snowshow, ski right out the door. 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION.This is a working homestead and our cabins are rustic.   We have lots of sounds around our homestead including chain saws, dogs, sheep, and chickens as well as a roaster so you will most likely hear some charming farm sounds.  Our dogs are friendly but they do bark especially when people come and go.  We also have neighbors and their dogs seem to think this is the place to be so you may encounter their dogs as well.  On a very rare occasion our neighbors may run a generator or have a night party.   The cabins may have spiders and an occasional mouse but we do our best to take precautions before your arrival. 

The Homestead is only 8 miles from downtown Marquette but the last 2 miles are trail roads and can be difficult to travel in the winter and spring thaw we recommend a 4 wheel or all-wheel drive during these times. 

 Refunds will not be considered for mismanaged expectations, and any concerns can always be addressed with your host directly. 

We do accept a 2-day minimum stay, and like to try and meet with each party early in their stay.   We would be happy to take you on a short tour of the property if your interested let us know.    If you arrive after 9:00 pm we will meet with you the next day  at your convenience. 

 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jill a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

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Biking

Both mountain biking and fat tire snow biking have become extremely popular and this area is know for excellent biking trails. ...Read more

Boating

Lake Superior, Harlow Lake the Dead River public access sites are all just 2 miles away so bring what ever boat your into and e...Read more

Fishing

Fishing in local lakes and rivers near by check out, the Dead River, Carp River, Little Garlic River, Yellow Dog River, Harlow ...Read more

Hiking

This is some of the absolute best hiking in the midwest. We on the trail system connecting the North Country Trail, the Noquem...Read more

Paddling

Lake Superior, Dead River and Harlow lake are all about 2 miles and have boat launch area. Many other lakes rivers with an ho...Read more

Snow sports

Snowshoe trials out the door World class Cross Country skiing trail system one mile away, 10 miles to Marquette Mountain down ...Read more

Wildlife watching

All the wild life typically found in the lake superior region can be seen here. Among the less common animals seen nearby are ...Read more

Fall Fun

This is a great Hipcamp to experience the colors of fall—watch the leaves change and autumn come to life. Experience the sites ...Read more

Wind sports
Climbing
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Orchard Cabin in Michigan.

Forest

Located in the transition zone of Northern hardwoods to Boreal forests. Pockets of old growth and virgin stands of pine, oak, ...Read more

Mountainous

We are at the base of Hogback Mountain it is a short but challenging hike up from the homestead. It is about a half hour to the...Read more

Swimming hole

The pond is a very cold, spring fed, shallow, and has some muck but it is great for wading in and a quick dip. Feel free to...Read more

Farm

We are a small family farm growing our own food and medicine including nut and fruit trees, extensive gardens, chickens, shee...Read more

Driveway

Drive right to your cabin 4 wheel drive recommended in late winter and spring.

River, stream or ...
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Henri

A dreamlike cabin

Henri G.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2019

Jill and Nick' have a dreamlike place. The cabin is such a cosy nest and so authentic! We loved the place and will return for sure!
Thank you.

Hipcamper John

Absolutely cozy and wonderful.

John S.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2019

The property is right next to public trails connecting hogsback mountain and Sugarloaf mountain, and is located surprisingly close to Marquette.

It was exceedingly cosy, and you only have to make a fire once every morning and it keeps the cabin incredibly warm for the entire day!

If possible, I recommend arriving during daylight your first night, as you will be navigating some back country to get there. The road is marked with signs, but you will not be able to rely on gps for the final stretch.

Hipcamper Greg
Greg H.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2019

Everything was as advertised. The hosts and animals were all very friendly. I will definitely be staying here again.

Hipcamper Katie

Beautiful cabin stay

Katie C.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2019

It was absolutely amazing!! Jill, the host was wonderful. She left us fresh baked cookies for our arrival!! The cabin is clean and beautiful along with the land around it. It’s very private. Far back into the woods but her directions are great. An adorable pond in the back that’s quiet. Close to downtown and great sights and restaurants/brewery’s. We hope to be back soon!!

Hipcamper Matthieu
Matthieu G.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2019

Wonderful stay and very warm welcome from our host at this beautiful Orchard Cabin ! Would come back with no hesitations !!!

Hipcamper Merissa

Unique and charming

Merissa M.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2019

Absolutely loved staying here. Beautiful place and nice little getaway for the weekend. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Hipcamper Jordan

A relaxing, quiet stay

Jordan W.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2019

Jill’s place was great! It’s close to Marquette if you want to venture in town but it’s tucked far enough away on its own private piece of land where you have the opportunity to really relax.

We stayed in the Orchard Cabin which offered ample room. It was extremely comfortable and welcoming.

Jill was even so kind have homemade cookies awaiting and they were delicious. Our dogs had the opportunity to meet Jill’s and even experienced seeing chickens for the first time.

Overall, if you are looking to disconnect, relax and enjoy the outdoors and what a homestead like Jill’s has to offer, we highly recommend and plan on returning in the future.

Many thanks to both Jill and her family for offering up their cabin for people to stay in.

Hipcamper Tavin
Tavin S.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2019

The Cabin was a beautiful place to stay for the weekend. Would recommend warm sleeping clothes and if you don't have four wheel drive be a bit wary about the road out. Everything in the cabin was prepared and we had a wonderful time.

Property
Bear Tree Homestead
State
Michigan
$85/night
1 Site

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