Guest Journal Entries

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
October 31, 2020

Jarven Hytti is a cozy, private home ideally suited to escape one's everyday stresses. It's Finnish inspired design keeps you in touch with the world outside its doors, while its comfortable interior makes it equally appealing to kick back on the couch in front of the fire. From the second fireplace on the deck, down the boardwalk through the cattails, to the stand alone beach deck on the shore of Lake Superior, it breathes release. Well appointed inside and out, it sits just minutes away from Porcupine Mountain State Park and miles of well marked trails. The Lake is an unending show of waves, wind, clouds, and so many glistening rocks! Our hosts were the most gracious and helpful people I've yet to encounter in a rental situation. Our two weeks spent here in November were a perfect retreat from the rest of the world, while the excellent wi fi allowed us to dip back into it when we wanted. We left with a great affection for Jarven Hytti and hope to return in the future.

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
October 23, 2020

The words 'rustic' and 'luxury' may not seem like they belong together, but they perfect sum up this spectacular rental! The cabin is hidden away in the woods, just steps from Lake Superior. We had the curtains drawn in the evening as we looked out at the gently falling snow. Even though we were tucked away from civilization, we had every amenity we needed: two fireplaces, comfy Japanese towels, down comforters, a smart TV, and so much more! The rental was the cleanest one I've ever stayed in and our host was great. We will be returning!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
October 17, 2020

We had an amazing anniversary. Beautiful, home, location and easy access to the Porcupine Mountains for amazing hiking. The house was all that and more!!!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
October 15, 2020

Love the cleanliness and proximity to so much on this well laid out home. We found as much to do this time as last and loved returning for the evening to this cozy place and the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore.

Chris and Sandi
Chris and Sandi
October 9, 2020

We enjoyed our stay at the Lake House. Nice, clean home. Lots of thoughtful details. Lake deck was wonderful to sit by and enjoy the Lake and starry nights. Location was great for exploring anywhere in the Western UP! Owner communication was very good. Would highly recommend this property. 

Recent Guest
Recent Guest

FRILUFTSLUV= JÄRVEN HYTTI

A passion for nature cuts to the heart of what Scandinavians call friluftsliv (pronounced free-loofts-liv). The expression literally translates as 'open-air living' ... Their passion for nature cuts to the heart of what Scandinavians call friluftsliv

Recent Guest
Recent Guest

Hygge+JärvenHytti

Hygge is a Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
August 30, 2020

I am sunset girl but I am glad I made myself get up early to catch a beautiful sunrise. Every sunset is different and unique. One of my favorite things about this amazing place. The beach treasures are fun to hunt for also. Thank you for sharing your amazing lake Superior home.

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
August 15, 2020

We were so impressed with this cabin! The architecture of the home, plus the design elements, the decor, the attention to detail, all make this rental an outstanding one. Probably the nicest home we've ever rented! Being on the shore of Lake Superior was the icing on the cake for us. We went down there every day hunting for agates and just enjoying the water and sunsets. The location was perfect. It was just a short ride to the Porkies as well as in to town. Yet, it felt like an isolated, peaceful and tranquil location too. I can't say enough about how much we loved it here! If we make it up to this neck of the U.P. again, we'll definitely stay here!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
July 24, 2020

My wife and I recently had the opportunity to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and rented this wonderful property situated right on the southern shore of Lake Superior. From start to finish our stay at this property met and exceeded all of our expectations. Hands down the property is one of the newest and nicest vacation rentals in the area and comes extremely well appointed with many nice touches from the fully appointed kitchen to the amazing and luxurious towels provided in the bathrooms. Ivan was our host and he was super responsive before, during, and after our stay. We look forward to our next visit to this property and the area. I can’t imagine renting or staying anywhere else when visiting the area.

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
July 22, 2020

Beautiful little Finnish beach house. Very new and so clean. Excellent communication with owner. We enjoyed sunsets, beach-combing, and hearing the waves of Lake Superior. Perfect little getaway. Already looking for future dates

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
July 15, 2020

We loved the property's proximity to the water and hearing the waves crash on the beach. The bed was super comfortable and we slept like logs after day trips to hike and bike the local area. The owner was very helpful and incredibly gracious. We would absolutely stay here again.

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
July 3, 2020

This rental was absolutely amazing. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is a great spot to do just that. The lakehouse had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is fully stocked so we were able to cook all meals there, very comfortable bed, and the location right on the lakefront allowed us to see some beautiful sunsets during our stay. The mosquitoes were absolutely terrible so bring some bug spray! Ivan was very responsive and communication was great--thank you for being so accommodating! Highly recommended rental 🙂

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
June 26, 2020

My husband, two toddlers and myself had a great stay. The home is equipped with everything a family of four could ever need. The home was very comfortable and included AC and nice beds. The beach is private and was a great place for my toddlers to find rocks and swim. The location was perfect as it is very close to the Porcupine Mountains where we greatly enjoyed exploring. The days are long but the years are short so do yourself a favor and visit this fantastic place!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
June 19, 2020

Everything about the lake house is amazing. From the location, to the architecture and decor, and the thoughtful amenities made this the perfect choice for our 25th anniversary getaway. The sunrises and sunsets were glorious and as a amateur night sky photographer, I so enjoyed the night sky and view of the Milky Way right from the boardwalk. Book early and often... Jarven Hytti is not to be missed!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
June 9, 2020

This house was so amazing! We loved the location: the beachfront is perfect for sunrises, sunsets, and rock hunting, and it’s super close to the Porcupine Mountains and tons of waterfalls. We saw bald eagles flying overhead and enjoyed the wild flowers growing near the boardwalk. Our kids loved taking a sunset plunge into Lake Superior! The house is also so lovely with stunning architecture, amazing decks, and cozy fireplaces. Ivan and Susan really thought of everything and were really responsive to questions. 100% wonderful!! We hope to come back someday!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
May 17, 2020

This place is a dream! We had such an amazing time here. Everything was absolutely perfect - it’s like the owners had thought of everything. The views are amazing and it’s very close to the porkies. Absolute perfect vacation

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
May 5, 2020

This place is nothing short of dream living. Everything is clean, functional and well-planned out. From the evening hum of the frogs to the waves lapping the shore, this place is top notch all the way. The beds are comfy and the gas fireplace is a wonderful touch. So many agates on the beach and other interesting rocks to find. I will be back and I hope sooner than later!

Hiker's Stay
Hiker's Stay
Oct. 18, 2019

Wonderful property with great proximity to Porcupine Mt. State Park. Very clean and comfortable. Owner very responsive. So enjoyed the outdoor fireplace and bird watching from the deck. The pathway over the marshy area to Lake Superior was wonderful. Don't miss star gazing!

Magical Experience
Magical Experience
Oct. 10, 2019

We just spent several days at this lovely property. Truly the setting, the home, the attention to detail all added up to a magical experience. The fully equipped kitchen (no detail forgotten) allowed us to eat all of our meals in with no trouble. We used the grill, the oven, the stove top. So nice! Bedroom and bath were super clean and very comfortable. We loved the living area with fireplace. All added up to a cozy and tranquil week. We truly felt at home here! And finally, I loved the touches of Finland. I'm of Finnish descent so this added to my experience!

Recent Guest
Recent Guest
Oct. 2, 2019

Wonderful! Private beach - fabulous and perfectly designed cabin - close to Porcupines and Ontonagan proper. Had a great time. Owner very attentive and responsive. Five star plus!