Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge and our operations.

Lodging

The nightly rates vary based upon which cabin you select and the dates you select to stay with us. You can see the nightly rates via our reservation system

As well, you can see the pictures of each cabin, and the layout of each cabin. This provides you a better understanding of the cabins, and helps you select which cabin is best for you.

You can check the availability of our cabins at any given via our online reservation system. 

[ See availability ]

The Lodge building does not have rooms in it that people can stay in. We only provide historic log cabins for guest to stay in overnight.

No, we do not allow camping on the property.

The cabins do not have kitchens in them. You can see the amenities that are in the cabins on the Log Cabins page (for example, mini-fridges, coffee pot, etc.).

We do not allow fire pits at the cabins, and the grills are not to be used for other than cooking food (and can't not use firewood in the grills). There is a community fire pit on the east side of the Lodge which you can use, including making s'mores.

Bags of ice which you can take to your cabin can be picked up from the Little Cabin Cafe.

We do not clean cabins during your stay.

During your stay, if you need to have the trash removed from the cabin, leave the trash on your front porch of your cabin in the morning and facilities crew will pick up the trash during their daily rounds after 11am.

Firewood is provided for all cabins that have wood-burning fireplaces. We stock the firewood before you arrive, and then we replenish the firewood during your stay when you hang your wood medallion outside. The medallion should be hung by 11am so we know to provide the firewood to your cabin by the early afternoon.

[ Learn more via the Guest Services Directory ]

If you need new linens during your stay, check with the front desk during operating hours and they can provide you with new linens.

Yes, the cabins have heat. Even though they are historic and rustic, the cabins do have multiple sources of heat. Forced air (furnace, propane), baseboards (electric), and fireplaces. We also have big buddies in the cabins for backup heat, in case there is a power outage.

[ Learn more about the heating options in the cabins in the Guest Services Directory ]

The cabins do not have air conditioning. However, we do provide fans, upon request.

The best time to visit the Lodge / the Keweenaw to see the leaves change is the last week in September and the first two weeks in October. That said, it is up to Mother Nature to determine when she wants to have her trees have their leaves change color and drop in order to get ready for the winter.

We are not able to turn on the Northern Lights with a light switch and can not be seen every day / night. However, that said, the Northern Lights are happening throughout the year. The question becomes when they happen during a given day (during the daylight -- when you can't see them, or during the night time, when you can see them when it is clear, no cloud cover), and if they come down far enough south to be able to see them from the tip of the Keweenaw. Since there are more hours during the night between October and April, you have a higher probability to see the Northern Lights during those months.

[ Learn more about the Northern Lights ]

Outdoor Activities

Currently there is not a fee to use the mountain biking and winter trails. However, you do need to come into the Outdoor Activities Center to sign a waiver for each season of use.

If you are going to use the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge property for an outdoor organized activity you are required to have a permit with the resort, and if used for commercial use, pay a fee. [ Learn more ]

Dining

For dining services, we have the Dining Room and the Little Cabin Cafe. The Dining Room is only for private dining and requires advanced reservations (learn more about the private dining). The Little Cabin Cafe is open 7 days a week.

[ Dining Hours of Operations | Little Cabin Cafe Menu | Dining Room Menu ]

Yes. We only provide a private dining experience in the dining room, which focuses on rustic worldly food and enjoying a WPA-era Lodge -- a unique experience that you can not get anywhere else in the world. 

We also have the Little Cabin Cafe open.

[ Learn more about the Private Dining @ KML ]

General

The resort is open year round. For the hours that each area of the resort is open each day of the week, you can find that info on Hours of Operation page.

The Keweenaw County Road commission does a wonderful job keeping the major roads (e.g. US Hwy 41 and M26) cleared. They also keep our main road into the Load, Golf Course Road, cleared in a timely fashion.

That said, one shouldn't be driving in a major snowstorm / blizzard, as that is not safe. The county tends to get to roads within 24 hours after a major snowstorm.

Yes. We have a Rivian Waypoint charger at the resort. You can find it on the east side of the Lodge.

[ Learn more about charging your vehicle at the Lodge ]

You are not able to bring your own food (and drink) and eat (drink) in the Lodge building. You can bring your own food and eat on the Lodge property outside of the Lodge building (e.g. at a picnic table or in your cabin). 

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was established in 1934 and was owned and operated by Keweenaw County / County Road Commission until 2018. The resort is now privately owned, by Keweenaw Resort, LLC. 

[ Learn more about the history of the Lodge ]

 

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Last modified on January 26th, 2023 at 8:59 am