More about this Magnificent Mountain Top
Jaw-dropping views of beautiful and rugged Huron Mountain terrain. Vast, unbroken, predominantly hard-wood forest. Incredible exposed rock faces and features. Tremendous elevated views of Lake Superior and Lake Independence. A perfectly positioned, full log cabin shell built by an Amish family who were featured on the National Geographic Channel for their skill and craftsmanship. These are the central characteristics of this unique property.
When it comes to mountain tops, legal and “manageable” access is very hard to come by. This property has both. The short 3-mile drive in from the Village of Big Bay is mostly well-drained sandy soil and very gradual in grade. There are a small handful of short, steeper climbs which have remained nicely intact with a fairly minimal amount of roadwork. A standard SUV makes it without trouble.
The unfinished cabin is beautiful and remarkable in design, just waiting for customization. Large, full Red Pine logs, just restored top to bottom with new chinking and staining. Three levels include a lookout tower that provides 360-degree views of rugged Huron Mountains, hardwood forest, Lake Superior and Lake Independence. The cabin was designed and built by Norman Troyer and family, true Amish craftsmen. Look them up on the National Geographic Channel. Once the new owner provides the finishing touches, it will be one of the rarer, and unquestionably beautiful cabins in the Upper Peninsula and indeed, the mid-West. A well and septic and in place just waiting to be hooked up.
The land is equally dramatic with two mountain tops. The cabin is perched on one, very securely with concrete footings going directly into the granite. The views to the west and north are unobstructed and astounding, leaving you questioning that you are actually in Michigan. That is, until you turn to the east and take in the wide, expansive view of Superior. The coldest, the deepest, the clearest, and indeed the greatest of the Great Lakes, just a couple of miles away. The other mountain top is just to the South of the one that holds the cabin. It is about 20-30 feet higher than its mate, and provides the same dramatic westerly view and exposed rock features. Both of the mountaintops boast a wide array of wild flowers and berries in abundance.
Favorite activities at the cabin have been both the active ones (hiking, mountain-biking, and berry picking), as well as the more quiet and contemplative ones. Sitting on the upstairs, westerly-facing covered deck, watching the sunset behind the rugged Hurons or observing thunderstorms as they gather and move across the sky is an experience that is fully therapeutic and restoring
The Amish family mentioned above built the cabin in this location less than 10 years ago for their own use. Circumstances changed. It is a difficult decision to make this property available now, but again, circumstances change, and the new owners will recognize and appreciate the rarity and powerful beauty.
Enjoy the view.