Below is a list of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge and our operations.
How much are the nightly rates for the cabins?
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.
What is the availability of your cabins?
You can check the availability of our cabins at any given via our online reservation system.
[ See availability ]
Is there a minimum-night stay?
Yes, we do have 2-night minimum requirement.
Do you have rooms in the Lodge building?
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.
Do you allow camping on the property?
No, we do not allow camping on the property.
Do you have kitchens in the cabins?
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.).
Do the cabins have grills next to them?
Yes, all the cabins have grills next to them.
[ See property map and list of cabins to see the list of grills ]
Do you allow pets?
We do allow dogs.
Can we have a fire pit at the cabins?
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.
Where can you get ice?
Bags of ice which you can take to your cabin can be picked up from the Little Cabin Cafe.
Do you clean our cabin during our stay?
We do not clean cabins during your stay.
Where do we put your trash?
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.
How or when can we get more fire wood?
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.
How can we get new linens?
If you need new linens during your stay, check with the front desk during operating hours and they can provide you with new linens.
Do the cabins have heat?
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 ]
Do the cabins have air conditioning?
The cabins do not have air conditioning. However, we do provide fans, upon request.
When is the best time to visit the Lodge for fall colors?
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.
When is the best time to visit the Lodge to see the Northern Lights?
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.
Is there a fee to use the trails?
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.
Can I use KML property for commercial 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 ]
What hours are you open for 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 ]
What type of food do you offer at the Lodge?
Our theme for our cuisine is rustic worldly food, which changes regularly.
[ Learn more about the rustic worldly food concept | Current Little Cabin Cafe Menu | Current Dining Room Menu | Past Menus ]
Is your dining room open?
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.
When are you open?
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.
How are the road conditions during the winter?
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.
Can I charge my electric vehicle at the resort?
Yes. We have a Rivian Waypoint charger at the resort. You can find it on the east side of the Lodge.
Can I bring my own food and eat in 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).
Who owns the resort?
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.