The Pond Cabin is the most private cabin we offer. It is off grid and sits on the far end of the pond. There is no electricity or running water. Firewood to heat the cabin is provided. Water is available and there is a small gas stove for cooking as well as a private fire pit with grate. A front porch overlooks the pond and offers a great place to sit even on a rainy d
The Pond Cabin is the most private cabin we offer. It is off grid and sits on the far end of the pond. There is no electricity or running water. Firewood to heat the cabin is provided. Water is available and there is a small gas stove for cooking as well as a private fire pit with grate. A front porch overlooks the pond and offers a great place to sit even on a rainy day and enjoy a book.
The rustic Pond Cabin can sleep 4 people. There is a click clack (fold out sofa bed) and full size mattress in the small low ceiling loft accessed by the ladder . Clean sheets, blankets, and pillows will be on the mattress and beading for the sofa will be located inside of the sofa compartment however daily maid service is not provided. The pond cabin is easily accessible with its own driveway and parking for 2-3 vehicles. It is a short walk to the main cabin area if you need to get water or when you check in.
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 even mice 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, but we try to check every first-time guest in personally you will find a sheet of information in the cabin and instructions on how things work. If you arrive after 9:00 pm we will meet with you the next day at your convenience.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Both mountain biking and fat tire snow biking have become extremely popular and this area is known for excellent biking trails....Read more
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 in local lakes and rivers near by check out, the Dead River, Carp River, Little Garlic River, Yellow Dog River, Harlow ...Read more
This is some of the absolute best hiking in the midwest. We on the trail system connecting the North Country Trail, the Noquema...Read more
Lake Superior, Dead River and Harlow lake are all about 2 miles and have boat launch area. Many other lakes rivers with an hour...Read more
Snowshoe trails out the door, World class Cross Country skiing trail system 1 mile away, 10 miles to Marquette Mountain down hi...Read more
Surfing on Lake Superior has become a real adventure even in the frigid spring waters. This takes place in the public beach ar...Read more
All the wild life typically found in the lake superior region can be seen here. Among the less common animals seen nearby are F...Read more
Natural features you'll find at The Pond Cabin in Michigan.
Located in the transition zone of Northern hardwoods to Boreal forests. Pockets of old growth and virgin stands of pine, oak, m...Read more
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 th...Read more
River, stream or creek
There is a small creek that you can hear from the Pond Cabin. See if you can find the little hidden trail that leads you to t...Read more
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 use...Read more
We are a small family farm growing our own food and medicine including nut and fruit trees, extensive gardens, chickens, sheep....Read more
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The most beautiful cabin
I and my husband stayed in the cabin for our honeymoon. Our hosts Jill and Nicholas were amazing. They were very friendly, kind, hospitable, and helpful. We feel very lucky to have met such special people.
Finding the cabin was very easy. We just followed the bear paw signs which was very cute and clever way to give directions. When we got to the cabin, we couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. We were mesmerized by its beauty. Our stay was very comfortable and special. We definitely want to go back and enjoy the cabin and see the family again. We highly recommend staying in this wonderful place.
Idyllic off-grid cabin
This place is magical. It has everything you need, but nothing you don't. If you need to truly unplug, I can't recommend this place enough.
The porch overlooks an idyllic pond (fantastic morning views). Hosts provide a bundle of firewood (more for purchase, or you can hunt for some on your own) and fire starters. There's a stocked kitchen (cast iron pan, enamel dishware, cutlery, propane stove, the works), and a comfy loft bed.
Nearby, there are chickens and sheep (and ducks, and dogs). Be aware if you decide to bring your own dog (the chickens are free-roaming).
I've stayed at many Hipcamps, and this was one of my favorite experiences. Can't wait to return.
Lovely. rustic. welcoming.
What a wonderful place to stay. Jill and Nick are gracious and thoughtful hosts. From the cookies on the table to the offer of a tour of their grounds and showing us how to connect to the NTN from the cabin. We love to hike and we were able to go up to the top of Hogsback mountain in less than 30 minutes to see the northern lights.
It felt very private at the pond cabin. I think their outhouse is quite possibly the cutest I’ve seen. An odd complement I know but it is so worth noting! Even the path up to it is cute! If you like rustic camping like us this will feel like a treat. We’ll be back for sure.
The perfect place to decompress
Had a wonderful time staying at the pond cabin. The cabin itself is beautiful and the location is perfect. The back porch Is large and covered enough that you can still sit under it while it is raining and stay completely dry. It is the perfect place to relax and live simply. Great experience reading by oil lamp sitting next to the iron wood burning stove which did a great job keeping the cabin toasty.
The property as advertised is right on the trail system and you can be climbing hogback mt or accessing other trails with a short walk from the cabin front door
The place is only hard to find IF you Only rely on gps and ignore jill’s Detailed written instructions. With the written directions provided and signage pointing the way you have should have no problem locating.
Great place and great job by hosts. My expectations were exceeded with this experience
Remote enough to be a nice get away, but easy to get to with the directions provided. Has all the essentials, couldn’t have asked for more. Hosts were very nice and helpful! If I went again I’d probably bring an extra lantern (several are provided I just like lots of light).
Great base camp for winter hikes!
Beautiful hand-built log cabin made a great cozy location for winter camping. Right next to the North Country Trail and a convenient distance to plenty of other outdoor destinations. The hosts are very nice people and were anxious to make sure we had a great stay. Highly recommend summer or winter! (Although fair warning the outhouse is not heated; not for those with a weak constitution!)
Absolutely loved it
Beautiful area, the stinkin cutest little cabin, great view over the pond. We do a lot of cabin hopping throughout the UP and Northern WI and this was, hands down, our favorite. Jill left us some amazing homemade oatmeal cookies as well. We will definitely be back.