Tioga Falls Cabin Michigamme (Nestoria)
TIOGA FALLS CABIN
The only place with sole, private access to the TRUE Tioga Falls!
SLEEPS: 6 (MAX, environmentally conscientious people due to the water and solar power conservation required)
*ON THE RIVER (Tioga Falls)
*VERY SECLUDED - "off the grid"
*HUNTING ON PROPERTY
Please keep in mind that the Tioga Falls Cabin/secluded 80 acres experience is not ideal in consideration of the average city person's level of comfort. EVERYONE in your group must be avid, authentic,outdoor-loving people. This is a technology-FREE vacation. Cell phones don't work well at all. It's not for everyone, yet absolutely IDEAL for the right people. In this environment, one unhappy or non-outdoorsy person in the group has a direct, negative impact on everyone traveling together in this secluded space.
*TECHNOLOGY-FREE (FREE OF TV, INTERNET, & RELIABLE CELL SERVICE) - just sit back and relax
*Water and power conservation is a must! It is a well, when the water is gone, it takes time for it to refill (typically within an hour). This is all dependent upon how everyone uses the water (in a short amount of time).
Have you every backpacked or camped in a tent, at any point in your life? Did you love the experience? Please ask this question to everyone in your group. If your answer is yes, then this is the ideal creature comfort step-up you've been looking for. As a backpacker myself, as I age, I find myself deeply appreciating the indoor plumbing and sleeping on a standard mattress that an experience such as staying in this gorgeous, custom-crafted log cabin deep, in the U.P. woods, provides.
Sitting on the fully screened-in porch watching and listening to the soothing waterfalls below as you enjoy the amenities from home, feels as though you are truly in the heart of a wilderness oasis. Fish for trout to your heart's content. Canoe down the river. Melt into your vacation within the 80 wooded acres surrounding the cabin and take this opportunity to truly get away from it all.
Drive the 2 mile 2-track trail from the main road into this peaceful log cabin. Ideally, it is best to bring a truck, though with good, careful driving, a regular car can make it down the 2 mile-2 track. Still, you will probably bottom-out at least once, and it is hard to avoid the tree branches close to your car.
When you are at the Tioga Falls Cabin, it's so refreshing to wade in the water, hike around the property, fish and read a good book. Perfect for the family vacation if the whole family is agile, adventurous and relishing exploring nature. This cabin is perfect for up to 6 adult friends and will be remembered by all. Or it can be the romantic retreat for two (if BOTH people enjoy the outdoors.) It isn't ideal for families with young children, or multiple couples traveling together, as there is only one bedroom with a door. Families with children who love nature, and can entertain themselves without electronic devices will absolutely love it! It is wonderful to fall asleep to the gentle sound of water falls right outside of the screened in porch.
Your nature-loving family will love this unique, full custom log (not a kit) home to call home for a week and beg to return again. Perfect privacy and deep relaxation await. Keep in mind that being deep in the woods requires you to be comfortable with nature. Yes, bugs do exist in the woods. Yes, when you open the door in the evening, bugs may get into the cabin. You have to be very conscious of your environment, even though this beautiful cabin has many of the amenities from home. Here you can escape from technology, though some cell phones do work, if you must turn them on. No TV or Internet-- just connecting with nature. Keep in mind that being at a place this secluded brings out everyone in the group's idiosyncrasies. In our personal experience, if even one person isn't a true, adventurous nature-lover, then that energy WILL negatively effect the whole group & your experience.
Experiencing the Fall colors at Tioga Falls is incredible. Imagine being surrounded by 80 acres of unique colors. Many photography opportunities are possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ATV: Yes, you are welcome to bring your ATVs. There is plenty of room to park and turn around your trailer as well. Keep in mind that while there are hundreds of miles of trails, while most of the trails are not groomed.
Bathroom: The bathroom is a very comfortable size with a standard toilet, vanity/sink and a shower. There is NOT a bathtub at the Tioga Falls Cabin. Please bring your own soap and shampoo. At times, we do have these supplies, yet we do not inventory them weekly.
Downstairs = 1 Queen
Upstairs = 2 Full
Blow Dryer: We ask that you please limit the use of your hair blow dyer as it may drain the power enough to inhibit the well from working properly.
Boats: Are boats provided? Yes, we normally have 2 canoes awaiting you on the rivers. One on the Tioga River and another on the Sturgeon River.
Bugs: Yes, there are plenty of bugs in the wilderness, surrounding the waterfalls and on the 80 private acres. If doors are left open, even for short periods of time at the cabin, then bugs/flies/mosquitos love to sneak in. We do not spray for bugs, as with the natural landscape, along comes bugs. Depending on our level of rainfall, mosquitos can be plentiful. Bug spray is highly recommended. Hence, we love the screened in patio porch. If you are at all concerned about bugs, critters or small animals, the Tioga Falls Cabin may be too much of a challenge. It is important to us that all of our guests have a positive experience.
Campfires and Fireworks: Please keep your campfires in the provided ring away from the cabin. Plus, we do not allow fireworks at the Tioga Falls Cabin.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. While it has improved over the years, it still varies by your provider and actually cell phone. Please give your family the office contact number (734) 284-5677 and we can always send someone out if you needed to be reached.
Critters: Even though we deep clean the cabin between each stay, at various times, especially after heavy rains, mice do get into the cabin. The Tioga Falls Cabin is in the middle of 80 private acres along the water.
Energy: Since the Tioga Falls Cabin is powered by solar (with a generator back-up that we try to keep the use at a minimum), we have to be sensitive to the electrical use. Therefore, there is NOT a TV or microwave. We ask that you please limit the use of your hair blow dyer as it may drain the power enough to inhibit the well from working properly. There are no power lines to look at anywhere you turn.
Fall Colors: Generally, the peak time period to see the colors is between mid-September through mid-October.
Fire Pit: There is a fire pit for guest use. Please bring your own firewood.
Fishing: There is primarily brook and brown trout in the Tioga and Sturgeon Rivers which surround the Tioga Falls Cabin. It is best to use worms, small trout flies or small spinners as bait.
Swimming: sandy beaches can be found at Van Riper State Park about 8 miles away: 851 County Road AKE Champion, MI 49814
Heat: Propane wall units. The wood fireplace is not operable.
Kitchen Supplies: We have many basic kitchen supplies at the cabin. If there is something that you can't live without, I strongly advise you to bring it. We do have a coffee pot, toaster, refrigerator, stove/oven. There is a cast-iron skillet, though keep in mind that the skillet is is washed differently than standard dishes. There is NOT a dishwasher. We normally have dish soap on hand for your use.
Propane Refrigerator: Keep in mind that the refrigerator may be a little smaller than most of us have in the city. Also, with a propane refrigerator, you don't get the blast of cold air coming out, as you do with an electric fridge most of us have at home.
Stove/Oven: 4 burners, yet probably a bit smaller than most of us have a home.
Land: There is not a lot of cleared or flattened land around the property. We have a small space around the fire pit. The most clear and leveled land is in the parking area, at the entrance of the cabin, where there is a dirt/gravel parking area.
Linens/towels: We do provide the linens for the beds, which are fully made upon your arrival. Also, we provide basic towels. Please bring your own linens if you are particular about the thread count or are bringing a dog who sleeps with you. We provid basic bathroom and kitchen towels as well.
Paper products: We do our best to make sure there is plenty of toilet paper and paper towels during your stay.
Pet: 1 dog is allowed (no weight limit). Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges a one time pet fee of $75/ stay.
Grocery Store: Michigamme Market - 29471 US-41, Michigamme, MI 49861 (906) 323-6651
Trails: Yes, there are trails surrounding the cabin and the 80 private acres, yet they are not groomed, nor regularly maintained. It is a rugged adventure. The walking trail to the Sturgeon River is not straightforward, nor does it have a perfect walkway. You do need to have decent mobility skills to maneuver around the 80 acres comfortably.
2 mile Two-Track Entry: Depending on the weather, the 2-track can get quite rough. The 2 mile two-track is never predictable. You'd have to be prepared for a possible adventure. It's not your average cottage experience. You may have to travel the 2 miles at a snails pace, getting out to move a branch of a tree if needed. We have care-takers who drive in and out of the cabin on a regular basis in a regular car, yet we have also seen a storm come through before guests arrive and there are limbs that had to be moved as they drive in. We try our best to keep the road as functional as possible. The road has only been actually impossible in the winter. We are maintaining the road on a regular basis, yet in 2 miles of wilderness, sometimes it's a breeze to get in and sometimes it's a challenge.
Waterfalls: The falls are right outside the screened in porch. Still, the terrain isn't simple for a child or a non-agile adult to navigate. Still, if you are truly adventurous, you will love it! I can attest to the fact that it is tons of fun, and the beating of the falls on your back is a fantastic "natural spa" experience. Water shoes are essential.
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Generator-live off the grid
- Log Cabin
- Pets allowed
- Screened-in porch
- Solar powered
- Coffee maker
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Canoe or Kayak included
- Fire Pit
- Hunting Allowed on Property.
- Patio Chairs
|01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023||2||$249.00|
Thank you for reviewing your stay, Rob! Good call closing the gate, as the land itself is private there! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your stay, and hope we will get a chance to have you back!
Thank you for sharing such a lovely account of your stay, Mary! We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your time at the cabin, found the temperatures to still be comfortable. and even taking in a movie night with the family, and purchasing from the locals! Hopefully we will get a chance to have you back, for more future memories at Tioga Falls!
Thank you Jerry! This was such a fun review to read because Tioga truly does offer such a great wow factor when it comes to location, as well as the solitude retreat it offers! Hopefully we can have you back when you need another getaway stay!!
Hi Annie, that is so wonderful knowing that everyone of all ages were able to enjoy their stay at Tioga, and especially great knowing you all made it a point to make great use of the falls being right there! It truly is an experience unlike many others, so we are glad you found the right property to make great memories! Hopefully we get to host you again!
Leonard And Marilyn, what a wonderful review and recommendation- thank you for taking the time to write it. Tioga Falls is the perfect place to go when you really want to get away. I'm sure your lab is asking to go back again! We'd love to have all three of you back anytime.
Lana, we love that this was your third stay! That's the best review possible. We love that you challenge your kids using trail cams - brilliant. We agree, it's great to really getaway and Tioga Falls Cabin offers that. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
Jean, we love that you loved Tioga Falls. It is a very special place, and being there isn the fall is extraordinarily. Thanks for your suggestion for the signage. We'll pass that on to the owners. We'd also like to know how that got all the logs down the drive! Come on back again.
Allison, that you so much for taking the time to write this extensive review. COVID certainly has taken its toll, so we're glad that you could find a respite from it all at Tioga Falls. Your description sounds like the perfect vacation, and we're glad that you found it with FVR! We look forward to your return.
Angela, we love that the best part was no electronic for your kids! That's great. We are happy that you enjoyed Tioga Falls Cabin. It is the perfect place to escape to: surrounded by 80 acres of land, a waterfall at your doorstep plus your dogs are welcome to join you. Heaven. We hope pt see you back again.
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David, thanks for this review. Your description of Tioga Falls Cabin is right on the money. Located on 80 acres of land with a waterfall right outside your door, guests are really off the grid here. We hope to see you again.
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Rick, thanks for taking the time to write this effusive review - we love it! Tioga Falls Cabin is a very special place. 80 acres to explore, pet friendly, a waterfall right outside your door - what could be better? We'd love to see you and your brothers back again.
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Jessica, the very best recommendation is when guests say they plan on returning, so thank you for that! Tioga Falls is such a unique property, situated on 80 aces, it is secluded and technology free. Plus, it has the waterfall right outside the door. We look forward to your return visit.
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Cassandra, thanks for this review. Tioga Falls Cabin is unique in its private and beautiful setting. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you return.
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Dana, we are thrilled that you found Tioga Falls Cabin to be awesome. It's a very special property - one where guests can really feel like they can unplug for a while. Please except our apologies for the problem with the cleaning. That is not typical for our properties. In the future, if ever there is a problem, please contact us immediately and we will send someone out to correct the problem. We do hope to work with you again.
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Steven, thanks for taking the time to write this fabulous review. When your teenage daughter reads instead of being connected to her phone, you know you've found the right vacation spot! We are really pleased that you enjoyed Tioga Falls Cabin so much, and we hope to see you back again.
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Steve, we're so happy to hear that Tioga Falls Cabin fit your expectations. It is totally secluded and off the grid. This is the perfect place to escape technology. The cabin is heated by the wood-burning stove and surrounded by nature. The falls are right outside the screened in porch - perfection! We hope to see you back again.
Tina, getting off the grid is so important, and Tioga Falls Cabin is the perfect place to go to do it. The secluded 80 acres experience, with a waterfall that you can watch from a fully screened-in porch, is perfect for taking a technology break. We hope to see you back again.
Thomas, isn't the sound of the falls the best! Tioga Falls Cabin is a very special property. It is the place to go to really get away from it all and relax. We hope to see you back again soon.
Jeff, too bad you did not see any moose! That would have been great! We are glad that you enjoyed staying at Tioga Falls. The sound of the falls is pretty magical. Being off the grid is so very good for us in order to unwind and relax. Our apologies that the fridge was not cleaned out totally - that was the cleaner's error. We hope to see you again!
Thomas, listening to the sounds of the falls while sitting on the deck seems pretty much like perfection. Peace and quiet simply can't be rated high enough in our busy world. And that is exactly what you get at Tioga Falls! We're happy that you enjoyed it also and hope to see you again soon.
Jamie, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Tioga Falls. The sound of the falls is mesmerizing, plus the seclusion allows our guests to really go "off the grid." We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Tj & Kristen, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Tioga Falls Cabin, and we hop you come back again to do more exploring!
Marc, what a great review - thank you! I love the image of you checking for any "visitors" - too funny. The falls are so magical, and then the fact that you saw moose just adds to that magic. Being at Tioga Falls Cabin in the fall is as good as it gets - the colors, the natural wonders, no TV or cell service, plus a wood stove heated cabin completes the picture of contentment. We hope to see you again!
Mary, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Tioga Falls Cabin. The sound of the falls is so soothing - it's better than a sleep machine! We hope to work with you again soon
Mary, what a great review. We love impressing guests who are hard to impress! Tioga Falls Cabin is a very special place - both interior and exterior! And we agree, a sauna at any of our properties would be great!!! We hope you come back again.
Erin, thanks for a great review! We love when our guests really utilize everything a property has to offer, and it sounds like you did. The wild blueberries have been quite something up there this year. We'd love to see you again.
Christine, thank you for this fabulous review. Reading it feels like one is right there. Sandhill cranes are so regal. And the bluberries and raspberries - yummm! Tioga Falls Cabin is the perfect place to get back to nature and yet have creature comforts.
Christine, thank you for this wonderful review. You pretty much covered everything! Tioga Falls is a world unto its own - the perfect place to kick back and relax. Plus where else can you pick wild berries while walking down a lane?
Vitervo, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. It is gorgeous up there! Thanks also for the heads up about Carla's - we always appreciate recommendations form our guests that we can pass on. Hopefully we'll see you again
Vitervo, being in nature is so good for us, and especially when you have that waterfall right next to you. Perfection. We look forward to you coming back!
Amy, we are so glad that Tioga Falls felt like heaven to you, and especially happy to hear that you will be coming back!
Jason, thank you for this positive and comprehensive review! Our readers will thank you greatly for info on hiking/canoeing. I'm glad that you got back to the cabin from your hike in one piece! The solitude and the peace that the waterfall brings certainly calms one. We really look forward to working with you again. I think perhaps you should be a travel writer!
GREAT! We are happy to hear you had such a great time. The falls are awesome, but can be a bit loud at times. Overall, it is a gorgeous site and like you said, remote location. We do hope to see you next year, fingers crosses, whether permitting!
WHOA! Wild Kingdom! Love it!
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the great, positive review! We try to stack the cabin as best we can; we are happy you appreciated it. We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We love, love, love the colors in the fall. Thank you for the great, positive review! We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We love, love, love the colors on the trees and the waterfall in the fall. Thank you for the great, positive review! We try to stack the cabin as best we can; we are happy you appreciated it. We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay and am thrilled you enjoyed the canoes! Please consider renting one of our 54 other properties the next time you plan your Michigan adventure.
AWESOME! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We would love to host you next year; give us a call to book your dates when your ready!
That darn road when it rains is a bit tough to travel. BUT YOU MADE IT! AND LOVED IT! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and that you mentioned the trails as well.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay regardless of the uncooperative weather! We love the porch too! We agree that the blend of no technology, but modern amenities is ideal for a week. Turtles...hmmm interesting. Be sure to check out our 54 other properties across Michigan for your next vacation!
WHEW! We are thrilled that you had enough space for everyone to enjoy their stay! Please consider renting with us for your next Michigan adventure!