TIOGA FALLS CABIN
The only place with soul, 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 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. In the Fall, feel free to cozy up to the wood stove with the provided wood. Even though the refrigerator and generator use propane, the cabin is heated by the wood-burning stove, as needed.
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/mosquitoes love to sneak in. We do not spray for bugs, as with the natural landscape, along comes bugs. Depending on our level of rainfall, mosquitoes 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.
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.
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.
Heat: The wood Stove is the only source of heat at the cabin. To date, it has provided plenty of heat for our guests.
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 pet is allowed (no weight limit). Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges a one time pet fee of $50/ stay.
Shopping: Where is the nearest grocery store? The nearest grocery store is about 1/2 hour north, in LÃnse.
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.
Wood Stove: Yes, there is a wood stove at the cabin. It is the only source of heat at the cabin. Guests have always talked about how toasty they feel with the wood burning stove. Plus, we provide the wood!
Queen Size Bed
Minimum age limit
Pets access considered
by Angela Bon 2020-05-22
5 stars-We stayed at Tioga Falls Cabin for 5 days. We are in the middle of a pandemic and just needed a change of scenery. Our children were going stir crazy! It was perfect. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised. The cabin was well stocked, not with just what we needed but alot of extras as well. We will definitely return to this beauty! Oh, and parents the best part was the NO ELECTRONICS for my kids, it was great!!
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.
by Jessica L Kon 2019-10-29
Amazing!-We had a fantastic time at the cabin! The waterfall right outside the cabin was amazing. The hiking trails around the cabin great to hike. We will definitely come back!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by David Bon 2019-10-19
Wilderness waterway retreat!-Rugged beauty for the adventure seekers, outdoorsmen, or for anyone to get away from everyday life and discover the true meaning of nature!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by Rick Won 2019-10-08
5 stars-My brothers and I stayed at the cabin the first weekend of October for a fishing trip. The property and cabin are unbelievable. They really thought of everything to make the stay fun and comfortable. Our trip exceeded our expectations, which were already very high after reading all the positive reviews beforehand. The property and cabin really have to be seen to be believed. We can’t wait to go back!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by Cassandra Mon 2019-09-23
Picture perfect location!!-The cabin is wonderful and the location is stunning! We will be returning!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by Angelica Con 2019-09-21
This place was a great way to escape. Loved the trails and the waterfall sounds.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Angelica, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tioga Falls. It is the perfect place to stay to really unwind and disconnect. We hope to see you back again.
by Dana Von 2019-09-17
5 stars-It was amazing. I've already been back on the website to rent this cabin again and it appears booked through 2021. Is that right? I'd love another stay preferably longer. The cabin was great. Well stocked and we loved the little treasures left by earlier adventurers. The only thing I would suggest is checking up on the cleaning people. I'm sure they are local and you are managing from afar however I own and operate a cleaning business and know too well how hard it is to manage from afar. The floors weren't swept the rug not vacuumed the sink needed the bars keepers friend that I found and used and toothpaste was still in the bathroom sink but to be honest a normal person may have overlooked it. However it's my business and I know we paid 100 cleaning deposit. The ONLY reason I'm saying anything is because I know first hand you cant fix it if you dont know it's broken. But other than that the property was awesome, seriously awesome. I've already mentioned you guys on fb and threw your website out there for all my friends to checkout. I'm so glad I found the freshwater website and will undoubtedly be on the lookout for future openings. It looks like the majority of cabins are booked solid.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by Steven P Jon 2019-09-12
Unplugged Fall Hiking-Had a wonderful time in the cabin. We arrived late at night in the dark so couldn't see the falls (but hear it). I wasn't truly expecting much, but with the morning, the falls exceeded my expectations! Fall colors were in early transition, but still very beautiful. Our teenage daughter had her cell phone next to her during the first breakfast and by the time we left she was asking where her phone was!!! Truly disconnected. She even read the majority of her Harry Potter book! Wife, dog, and daughters all enjoyed hiking the trails and even did the "driveway" 2 miles most days! Very much recommended.
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by Steve Lon 2019-08-22
Tioga falls-Great cabin and wonderful location. Rustic as advertised. .
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
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.
by Tina Pon 2019-07-10
Definitely secluded-Fully stocked cabin was amazing. We overpacked! Nice to be off the grid. Loved the falls right next to the screen house. Trails were great. Head nets a must.
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.
by Aida Con 2019-07-03
Gem in nature
Aidda, that is the perfect description of Tioga Falls! 80 acres of nature surrounds this cabin and it has a waterfall right outside the door. If you want to be technology free for your vacation this is the place to be. Sit in the screened in porch and listen to the falls to totally zone out. Perfection. We hope you come back again.
by Jeff Hon 2019-06-17
Tioga Falls Cabin-Location is everything we hoped for. Falls were running great. 20 minute drive on 2-track to get to cabin assures privacy. Bed was very comfortable (although blinds do not block early morning sunlight). Refrigerator was bigger than anticipated (though cleaning crew did not remove restaurant leftover food containers from previous guests), and electrical power was fine. Really enjoyed upstream canoe. Looked for moose in area but did not spot.
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!
by Thomas Gon 2019-06-05
We loved our stay at the cabin and the sound of the falls on the deck while eating dinner or relaxing. Also the river had great brook trout fishing down stream from the falls.
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.
by Thomas Gon 2019-06-04
Relaxing Cabin with waterfall 30 ft away-Excellent cabin in a great location. Very relaxing and peaceful with the sound of rushing water from the falls. Good brook trout fishing as well right in front of cabin.
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.
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.
by Marc Dozemanon 2018-10-16
Wow, less really is more-Wanted a place that was like being alone in the wilderness...with creature comforts of great views, heat, hot shower, stove, refrigerator, great beds. Found it and then some. Getting to the cabin is rather easy just take dirt two track off of main road, 15 minutes later on the two track and arrived at the cabin. Opened it up while my wife stayed in the truck and after checking for any visitors (none were found) went back to the truck and announced she was really going to like it. That was an understatement. Cabin was clean, wood stove heated up the cabin rather quickly and the waterfalls were amazing. the river is pretty much in flood condition and the falls were breathtaking....and viewed right from the deck. Went out and found two male moose on the two track. Amazing sight that one has to see to appreciate the size of these magnificent animals. Next day decided to check on a couple of waterfalls in the area. Bond Falls is highly recommended, short drive from Bond Falls is Agate Falls which is worth seeing since it is so close to Bond. No TV or Cell service which was perfect for reading at night with the roar of the waterfalls right outside. L'Anse is great little city to check out.
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!
by Mary Huotarion 2018-10-02
Cabin was clean, large and beautifully built. Everything we needed and more. But the setting was the real star. As gals from the UP, we are tough to impress. We were surprised and totally captivated by the falls,river and forest beauty. We would definitely return. PS. A sauna would make this heaven.
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.
by Mary H.on 2018-10-01
Everything we hoped for and more!-Stunning setting with falls outside the door. Beautiful cabin.
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
by Tj & Kristen Pindaron 2018-10-01
Tioga Falls Cabin-Excellent stay in an awesome spot. Wish we would have spent more time exploring right around the cabin.
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!
by Erin Son 2018-08-13
Amazing Property right on the waterfalls!-We loved our stay here, wish we could have stayed longer! The grounds are beautiful, nothing around. The sound of the waterfalls was the best. We did a lot of hiking, found the canoes and canoed a little bit. Walked the 2 miles to the road and picked 3 bags of blueberries that were so good. There were 5 beds in the loft so plenty of room for our 3 kids. Kitchen had all the necessities, nice bathroom and big bedroom on 1st floor. My favorite was the screened porch. We rode the mountain bikes and found all the fishing equipment- there is nothing you need to bring to fish. Would strongly recommend and would love to return!
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.
by Christine Hortonon 2018-08-08
Nature Wonderland-If you are looking to relax in nature, this is the place for you. Sit on the screen porch and watch the waterfall, stroll down the 2.5 mile driveway (which is a nature walk in itself) and view wildlife while you pick delicious wild berries. Or for the more adventurous, canoe, fish or swim in the river. So secluded. The quiet was just amazing. Nature at its best, with a shower and full kitchen. Couldn't ask for more
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?
by Christine Hortonon 2018-08-06
Natural Wonderland-We loved our stay here!!! We were looking for a place to slow it down and spend some time in nature. We turned off the cellphones for a week (OK, we did check them every night just to make sure the rest of the world was still there--pretty good Verizon service at the end of the driveway, which was a perfect excuse for a nature viewing drive at the end of every night). Oh yeah--the driveway is incredible!!! It's like your own little nature walk--easy to traverse, you get marshes, shrubs, wet meadows, forest. We saw Sandhill Cranes every single day, just walking down the driveway, and the quiet is such that you can hear their calls for miles. We also saw moose and wolf footprints, and picked wild blueberries and raspberries galore, all from the driveway. And I haven't even mentioned the screen-in porch or the waterfall, which are the property's best features. Great canoeing and swimming, if you're up for a little adventure. Would totally recommend this place for anyone looking to get away in nature (with a comfortable bed, a nice shower, and a fully operational kitchen, dining room table, etc. All the comforts of home). We loved it!
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.
by Amy Fosson 2018-07-22
Pure heaven-Words can not describe help beautiful this place is! They cabin itself had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, Yet we felt like we were in the middle of the wilderness! We plan to make this a yearly destination! Thank you for your hospitality
Amy, we are so glad that Tioga Falls felt like heaven to you, and especially happy to hear that you will be coming back!
by Vitervo Lon 2018-07-21
Wow , was great-Wow , was great. Property clean, comfortable. Nice details, books , board games,and that waterfall. Did hiking, located the canoes, did some fishing, just enjoyed the outdoors. Relaxing in the cool evening on the screened in porch, listening to the waterfall. Look forward to going back.
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!
by Vitervo. Lealon 2018-07-16
Peaceful-The cabin was great. We enjoyed our stay. The trails were good and the sound of the waterfall was soothing. When we we had downtime we enjoyed the screened in porch . Had dinner at Carla’s the food was great and the view of the bay wow. Will comeback to the cabin again. Thank you
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
by Jason Lohmeyeron 2018-06-16
A little cabin in the woods-It was my first stay at Tiago Falls - the reservation process and pre-check in process was easy and the check in directions very helpful. The road leading to the cabin was in good shape on arrival - 4WD would be recommended but my Toyota Corolla did make but had to go slow. (However after a heavy rain a few days later the road was a different story but still passable). The cabin was beautiful and well maintained. I did have an issue that was promptly resolved with a high degree of customer service. The water fall is less than 20 feet off the screened in porch and since the water level was high the roar was loud (and heavenly). I appreciated the fully equipped kitchen (includes multiple sets of plates and bowels for at least 6 people, glassware for a small army, mixing bowels, strainer, knife block, silverware for at least 10 people, Cusinart coffee pot, small french press, peculator pot, multiple skillets, pots, peelers, grater, knives, cast iron pan, measuring cups - everything you would need to cook. Nearly full size propane refrigerator with freezer was plenty of room for my food. I only wished the frig opened the other direction. The cabin has a wood burning stove, a few fire starters, split wood, newspaper, lighters were provided. There are also 2 propane wall based heaters for colder months. It did reach into the 40s a few nights and the cabin stayed until in the 60s and a quick small fire in the morning got things very toasty. The bedroom was spacious and the down comforter and blanket kept me warms on the cold nights. There was plenty of closet and drawer space for 2 peoples clothing and gear. The bathroom was better then I excepted. The stand up shower was large enough to get clean after a long day of paddling or hiking. The water was nice and hot. I do recommend inspection and rechecking around the outside of the shower and along the wall under the toilet as there is risk of water damage. The layout of the cabin was thoughtfully designed with room for 6 at the large table, The coach does pull out and has been well loved so is a little uncomfortable when laying for a long time, the love seat is a little firmer. The loft has 4 twin beds and a full bed. The loft is open to the downstairs. If you are staying in colder months, sleeping the loft would be much warmer. The downstairs bedroom does have a "reverse" fan the sucks hot air from the loft ceiling and pulls it into the bedroom to help with the cold. I used it one night for an hour and it warmed up the bedroom nicely. The screened in porch that over looks the falls was my favorite room. No bugs, good breeze and very comfortable patio furniture. There was a weber grill with charcoal, gas grill with propane bottles, charcoal chimney starter and grill brush, and other accessories provided. Also multiple size knee high water proof boots and a pair of waiters, life vests (including children sizes) and fishing poles, fish bag, net, and some other tackle. There are multiple hiking trails on the property that are better marked then any state park I have been at. One trail is across from the garage and upstream from the falls and goes to the Tiago river where there is a canoe and paddles. The river is wide at this point and one could swim there if desired. If you paddle up the river there is a nice small cascade/falls about 20 minutes aways. I could not find a portage around it - and the ride back downstream was a lot less work. If you cross the suspension bridge there is a long trail that goes through mature cedar forest but is also very boggy and wet. Where good boots or waiters. I sank up to my knees in one section. It ends on the Sturgeon River, but the view was not worth the effort of the trail because it was a lot of willow brush. If you take the trail, exit on the first spur that takes you on the Tiago River downstream across from the cabin and is likely a great spot to fish. The third marker hiking trail starts off the deck and after about 15 minutes end downstream on the Tiago River - there were 2 canoes with paddles there and a nice put in area. If you paddle about 5 minutes down you come to the confluence of the Tiago and Sturgeon rivers; take a left as the river gets much wider and prettier. I did attempt to go up the Sturgeon but it get really narrow, brushy and about 30 minutes up river there was a large bruce blocking my passage. Just remember that if you go downstream on Sturgeon, remember you have to paddle take UP steam and that may require a lot more enough as I found out since the water level was up. There was extra lines, towels, and paper towels, and toilet paper, a few "left over toiletries in case one forgot something, even a brand new toothbrush and new razor. Also onsite is a very small stackable washer/dryer that I used on a sunny day and solar panels seemed to not have an problem providing enough power. There is also a clothes line out back to hang laundry if need be. Overall, I enjoyed my 7 days at the cabin. It was a great balance of solitude and connivence. And the view of the falls was breathtaking. If the water had not been so high, one would easily be able to climb in and play under the water. But being alone and with the high water, I did not tempt fate and try it. If you want solitude, a rustic feel and a beautiful location, this is the place for you. Shh, but don't tell many people about it because I want to come back next year. :)
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!
by Rick Smithon 2017-10-31
Tioga Falls Cabin - it's a JEWEL-We arrived October 22nd 2017. Weather had been threatening rain all the way from home (Kansas) but we got to the cabin without getting wet. Unfortunately, we were hoping for clear cool days and ended up with rain/sleet/snow storms. LOL. Weather notwithstanding the cabin is a jewel. Only being located a wee-bit more than 2 miles off 41 highway it has a very remote feel. Partially due to the "rustic" road leading in through state forest and some logging areas. The falls was RAGING the entire time we were there due to rain - I mean when sitting outside (which we did even though many days were ~33 degrees) on the screened porch a conversation was difficult due to the roar of the falls. Beautiful experience overall. Used the wood stove which kept us toasty. The cabin was well stocked with all sorts of household items. We would love to return and try to hit the leaf color peak next year. Perhaps the weather will cooperate - but that's the beauty of nature - its unpredictability!
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!
by Karen Greeneon 2017-10-21
Fall Colors!!!-This our 2nd visit to Tioga Falls and we will be back as soon as we can! We are grateful that this incredibly beautiful place is shared with others.
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.
by Amanda & Todd (Tj) Plesscheron 2017-10-12
breathtaking-Breathtaking location! The waterfall is seriously right outside the door! Such a peaceful and relaxing getaway. We enjoyed hiking the area and taking the canoes out. The cabin was very well stocked. The staff at freshwater were very kind and helpful.
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.
by Jen Robinsonon 2017-10-12
Tioga Falls-We loved the seclusion of the Tioga Falls cabin. No phone service and no TV were just what we were looking for. This cabin was by far the most stocked cabin we have stayed in to date. We hiked all three trails, I would suggest GORE TEX or the rubber boots at the cabin if you do the bridge trail. We used the fire pit for camp fire, there was plenty of fire wood in the area and left some for the next guests. We saw a lot of bear, moose, deer, coyote and wolf sign. Caught a glimpse of a moose the morning we were leaving as it ran across the road to get to the highway.
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.
by Amanda & Todd (Tj) Plesscheron 2017-10-12
Breathtaking location! The waterfall is seriously right outside the door! Such a peaceful and relaxing getaway. We enjoyed hiking the area and taking the canoes out. The cabin was very well stocked. The staff at freshwater were very kind and helpful.
by Bethany Schaubon 2017-10-02
Beautiful view, quiet, breathtaking!-Our stay at Tioga Fall cabin was perfect! The cabin is well stocked and clean. The canoes provided made for a fun day and the falls outside the cabin are beyond breathtaking and beautiful!!
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.
by Lyn Meihlson 2017-09-24
Beautiful and relaxing!-This location is great! It's a rare gem. For the true outdoorsman! It had everything we needed and was a nice relief from " social media". We hope to come back next year!
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!
by Susan Kormanon 2017-09-19
Serene-Wonderful place to get away from it all. Beautiful. Waterfall makes you clear your mind.
by Jill Heitzmanon 2017-08-07
WELL WORTH IT!-"The road to the cabin at the Tioga falls is muddy and horribly maintained. Once you get there it is well worth the troublesome drive. The cabin is perfect. It is comfortable and warm. We easily used the wood burning stove and we were cozy and loved the sound of the rushing water. Be sure to walk the surrounding trails.
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.
by Victoria Slugaon 2017-07-24
All I asked For Plus...-Prefect week.
by Sue Elhabrushon 2017-07-10
HEAVEN-Amazing place...3 dogs and 3 teenage boys were very happy with this home. Pictures and descriptions do not capture the beauty.
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!
by Christopher Breweron 2017-07-07
Peaceful and Relaxing Cabin in the Woods-â˜… â˜… â˜… â˜… â˜… The Tioga Falls Cabin was a peaceful and relaxing getaway for the whole family. It rained for the bulk of our stay but the porch provided lots of outdoor time with no rain and bugs. We spent most of the time reading and playing games together. It is great living off the grid but still being able to take a nice hot shower, cook on a stove, and have a refrigerator. The road in was a little rough due to the rain but you just had to drive slow. The wood stove was great for taking the chill and damp out of the cabin. The beds could be a little softer but otherwise I am hoping to make this a regular trip. BTW didn't see any bears, moose, or wolves, saw some tracks but there were lots of snapping turtles laying eggs around the cabin which was interesting to see.
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!
by Gary Espositoon 2017-06-01
Secluded Paradise for Nature Lovers-We were worried about the road in because we had had a number of days of rain, but the road was fine. It was firm, even in puddles. A lot of area had been logged at the start of the road. As bad as that looks, you soon return to beautiful, dense forest. The cabin is completely secluded, clean, and comfortable. The screened-in porch was wonderful for sitting and watching the river and falls (it was rapid in spring!). We had many meals out there. We were early in the year, so had no problems with mosquitoes, but can see where there would be many in summer. The porch helps! And there are beautiful, marked trails right from the cabin. Also, there's no need for bottled water; the cabin's water tastes very good. (We had no problem with cell service, AT&T.) We definitely hope to return again!
by Michelle Raineon 2016-06-26
Wonderful experience!-We stayed at the Tioga Falls Cabin July 2014 and again June 2016. The cabin is very comfortable and clean. Our favorite part is the screened porch with the wonderful view of the waterfall. I love drinking my coffee in the morning and just enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.
by Kate on 2016-04-30
Peaceful getaway with so much to explore!-This was a perfect getaway for my husband. The cabin had everything we needed and then some. The property was gorgeous! We loved hiking the trails and taking the canoes out. We saw a family of otters and quite a few beaver dams while we were on the river. We were there for four days and it was the perfect amount of time to completely unplug and get away. The only surprise was a couple of mice that made caught us a little off guard. Mice aside I would definitely recommend this rental
Date of arrival September 29, 2015