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Cozy Welcoming Laughing Whitefish River Cabin Ready For Your Visit

Bedrooms 2
Space 960 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Cabin On The Laughing Whitefish River In UP Of Michigan

Comfortable cabin sitting on the banks of the Laughing Whitefish River complete with full kitchen, table and bar for all your dining or card playing needs. High, vaulted tongue and groove wood ceiling and 2 fans to move the air or the heat from the huge native rock fireplace- stocked with enough local hardwood to keep you warm. Snuggle up on the Futon or in one of the 2 Bedrooms- one with a private master bath. Solid, rustic wood queen size bed, lots of cabinets and a built in dresser to hold your changes of clothing for all your playing. Second bedroom has rustic wood bunk beds, rocker and built-in dresser in the closet. A washer and dryer are also available for use. Games, books and cards are waiting to be used. Fishing Poles are available to be used while staying at the cabin. 24 inch TV and small stereo are there for your convenience, but we know you will want to spend much more time outside! Sit on the huge deck to watch wildlife- deer in the underbrush, birds in the fruit trees, and eagles fly over. Prepare your meal to eat inside or outside through the convienent glass door to the deck. Warm up by the firepit (please use scrap wood in the firepit), drink in hand and telling stories of the "big one that got away", or didn't! * Please sign the guest book, tell us of your adventures and take a picture with the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin Gnome. Send it to us and we will post it on the site! And be sure to place a review on the VRBO site so future guests can see what fun you had. Thanks for choosing us!

Cathy and Scott Jordan
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Cathy and Scott Jordan

We love the outdoors. In fact the outdoors is where we find peace, beauty and awe. Where can you find a better place to think, reflect and breathe? We bike, ski, cross country ski, snowboard, fish, float, walk, hike, swim, star gaze, beach walk, climb trees, nature watch, collect rocks, sit by an open fire and dream. This Laughing Whitefish River Cabin is a dream that became real. We love it and know you will love it too!

Cathy and Scott Jordan purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Cathy and Scott Jordan chose Deerton

The Laughing Whitefish River Cabin is located in between Munising (Alger County) and Marquette (Marquette County). You will be able to reach both in record time to enjoy all the things you want to do. In fact, sometimes there is so much to do, it's hard to pick! But why choose? There have been days when we have gone mountain biking, kayaked in Lake Superior, climbed Sugar Loaf and finished off with a campfire watching the Northern Lights while enjoying a cool beverage.

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this cabin because of the river. And the trees.... Well the river and the trees and the green...I came and sat on the deck and listened to the water flowing over the rocks. The grass was green, lush and beautiful. Apple trees and pear trees were ripe. Signs of wildlife were everywhere. Eagles follow the river to Big Blue. So, then I brought my husband back and, the rest is history! The main road in- Deerton Rd will always be cleared in the winter, as a school is just down the road. We are less than a quarter mile from the snowmobile trails- a great place to watch the dog sled races for awhile then warm up at the cabin. Dreams of catching brown trout and Salmon, of cozy fires, a table full of food, and of friends and family who will share the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin led us to today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very comfortable. We cooked and ate dinner at the table, played a game by the fire. Read for a while and slept in the queen bed. The house stayed warm throughout the night. Cozy bed and covers too! Thanks!
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Deerton

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 960 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bathroom across for the laundry room
  • Master bath with large glassed walk in shower. Guest bath had a tub and shower combination, convienent location to the hallway, bedrooms and livingroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
  • Quiet, comfortable, lots of natural light through the 2 windows and blinds, wood floors under foot. Warm rugs in both rooms. Closet space for all your needs. Read under the warm glow of the side table light. Comforters and blankets to keep you warm.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Fishing poles are there for the guests to use in the spiring, summer and fall. Please return when finished so others can use after you. In the future, we may have bicycles for use while at the cabin- you can ride on the snowmobile trail or Left past the school and right on Onota Rd to the National forest.


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Cozy Welcoming Laughing Whitefish River Cabin Ready For Your Visit
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Cozy cabin with a very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Third annual trip to the Laughing Whitefish River Cabin. We love the cabin, location and working with Cathy and Scott.

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us again! Please come back soon.
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A UP gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a perfect visit in this cozy cabin! It felt just like home, so comfortable and inviting. Our sons (ages 7 and 4) were delighted to discover the cabinet full of games, and our lab puppy was overjoyed with the big yard to romp around in and the river to swim! Cathy and Scott really have their hearts into making sure their guests feel welcome. We were touched by all the hospitality. It was a great location for exploring some local waterfalls, and close to Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Two thumbs way up! We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad it worked out. Thank you for being such great guests- I had to double check that you stayed, everything was so clean. You are always welcome back!
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin in a beautiful location by the river.

It was so clean and comfy. We really enjoyed sitting

on the deck in the evening grilling dinner and enjoying

a bonfire. The stars and sky were amazing as our first

week in October spent there was beautiful. Our dogs

enjoyed the big yard and walking in the back woods.

The owners were very nice and welcoming.

We will definitely visit again in the future.

I can honestly say this was one of my favorite VRBO

rentals that we have come across.

We will definitely visit again in the future

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We would love to have you back again!
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Great cabin - a perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin along the river. The cabin was cozy and had everything we needed. It's the perfect distance between Munising and Marquette. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: 8-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. I'm glad you had a relaxing time. Please come again!
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is in the perfect location not to far from munising, and Marquette. We were able to see the beauty of both places! Cathy had everything on the Cabin we need for the stay. It was clean and cozy! Loved the large deck, and the beautiful river. Would definitely look into coming here again!

Thanks Cathy and Scott!

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Come see us again!
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I would definitely recommend this cabin

  • 4 of 5

The accommodations were very welcoming with everything you may need and a great deck for a wonderful view of the river.

  • Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. The deck and river make good memories! Come again
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Sawyer International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Brownstone Inn
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Grand Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Northern Michigan University Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
The Brownstone Inn
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Valley Spur Cross Country
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Superior
Car: necessary

Tucked in by Maples, Cottonwoods, Spruce and Pine trees along the Laughing Whitefish River, you will find so much to do. Whether you want to stay and fish on the Blue Ribbon Trout Stream or go hiking to explore the Tyoga Historical Pathway; Explore the Rock River Kilns, Tory's Woods Conservation Preserve and the Memorial Nature Sanctuary on Lake Superior Shoreline at the mouth of the Laughing Whitefish River; Pick as many blueberries, raspberries, black berries and Thimble berries you can find growing abundantly along the roadsides (Apples and Pears can be found in our yard); Maybe swim in Lake Superior, or go kayaking the lazy winding AuTrain River and jump off the bridge at the end; Snowmobile to the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette or the Kewadin Casino in Christmas; Head to the Up North Lodge in Gwinn for "almost" world famous BBQ Ribs; Attend the many rodeos and Pioneer Days; Go Cross Country Skiing at Valley Spur, Blueberry Ridge or Skiing/Snowboarding on Marquette Mountain; Participate in the Noquemanon 51K ski race in January; YES, Do take a boat cruise of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, or the Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Tours; Plan on watching and cheering on the teams at the UP 200 Sled Dog Races, the Midnight Run and the Jackpine 30 in February; Surf the waves in the "Zoo" off Presque Isle Park- Red Bull Surf team has! Go Mountain Biking on IMBA awarded Silver Level trails as well as the Noquemanon Trails Network- 906 Polar Roll Fat Bike race is held in February and brings in 200+ riders from all over the US; Take time to climb Sugar Loaf Mountain and Hogs Back for beautiful views; Walk, hike, ski or snowshoe across to Little Presque Island; Drive around Presque Isle and watch locals and the brave jump off Blackrocks into Lake Superior; Take a scenic drive up 550 to Big Bay, site of the Jimmy Stewart movie "Anatomy of a Murder"; Festivals throughout the year range from music- blues, rock, chamber concerts, symphonies; Attend the many local arts/crafts, like the Art on the Rocks, Harbor Fest, Music Fest, Food Fest and Beer Fest; The Hiawatha Music Festival is held in Marquette in July; Go antique shopping in quaint Negaunee- I'll tell you my favorite places; Take tours of a variety mines and learn about the history of the area; Make a plan to visit the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming- truly amazing people and history! Visit the Keewenaw and Copper Harbor for more biking and the fall colors; Join us for the Ore to Shore Bike Race in August that covers Towns andTownships through the back country and ends at NMU in Marquette; Take the ferry across to Grand Island National Recreation Area (opens for business in May), grab lunch at the Falling Rock Cafe and spend the day hiking or biking- stopping at swimming holes and waterfalls; Feed your appetite and eat at a variety of local restaurants including but not limited to German, Mexican, Cajun, Italian, Thai, Farm to Table, American and those featuring Lake Superior Whitefish, as well as "Pasties"- Sandwiches to full course dinners; Wander along the Lower Harbor and the Upper Harbor in Marquette and see the historic iron ore dock. Watch the Ice Breakers coming into the Harbor or the Ore Ships heading out to the Soo or Duluth; Go see Michigan's Ice Fest, held in Munising with world renown climbers; Visit the worlds "second" largest wooden Dome found on the NMU campus in Marquette- perhaps you'll attend a graduation there; Take a trip to see the remains of the Edmund Fitzgerald at Whitefish point, while you take in the sights, sounds and smells of Tahquamenon Falls; Alger County boasts 17 waterfalls alone and Marquette County lists 77! Make it a must to visit all the local brew pubs for true UP flavor; The North Country Trails runs through Marquette County as well as into Alger County and our very own Onota Township- watch for those powder blue markers; There are numerous 5K's, Half marathon, Triathalons and Marathons, such as The Grand Island Marathon held in July and the Marquette Marathon in August/September; Google running events in the UP; Take a bike ride on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail- The entire trail goes from East of Marquette to the Western town of Republic; Marquette Trails Fest is held in June- for biking and running events for all ages; Visit the 5 lighthouses in Alger County found on . And 6 spectacular lighthouses can be found in Marquette County as well; Stay and join in the fun of the Ladies of the Lake Kayak Symposium and the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium held in Grand Marais; Visit Doncker's in Marquette when you need something sweet or a bowl of tomato basil soup; Take a walking or drive through Lakenenland Iron Sculpture Park on the way to Marquette; Watch the 4th of July Parade on Washington St. and Fireworks in the Lower Harbor; And did I even mention the Hiawatha National Forest? It's everywhere! And of course fish, fish, fish and tell us your stories!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Deerton

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$33.01
Cleaning Fee C$52.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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