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Our Story in Brief

LogHaven is off-grid and totally supported by alternative energy solutions. Built in the year 2000, electric power was available only at a cost of $78,000 . Owners Gail and Paul Gotter thought that they could accomplish an alternative solution at a much lower price, hence a wind turbine on an 80 foot tower was erected. Solar has been added since then which provides an equal percentage of required energy. A one-day seminar titled "An Introduction to Alternative Energy" is offered once a month for those who would like to learn how they might apply the technology to homes or small businesses.

Energy and eco-concious practices are observed and conservation of natural resources whenever possible through recycling, reduced laundry, composting, lighting and power reductions, Energy Star appliances, chemical-free cleaning products, etc.

Inspected and approved by the Michigan Bed & Breakfast Association as an inn that assures personal hospitality, is fully insured, and meets its high quality standards.

LogHaven has been featured by:
  • The Detroit Free Press 
  • Michigan Magazine on RFD-TV 
  • The Voice newspaper 
  • True North Magazine 
  • The Bay City Times
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LogHaven's owners and innkeepers, Gail and Paul Gotter built on an 80 acre tract of land that has belonged to Gail's family since the late 1800's.  Originally a homestead farm this property boasts of hardwood and pine forests as well as open areas/meadows which attract a wide variety of wildlife such as whitetail deer, turkeys, bear, coyotes and small game.  Also home to an unusually large range of birds from bald eagles, Kirtland's warblers, sand-hill cranes, owls and many songbirds.     
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Situated in a meadow on a hillside, LogHaven enjoys a perfect location to take advantage of both wind and sun for producing electricity.  A 2000 watt wind turbine on an 80 foot tower and a second 600 watt turbine located on the barn  provide  40% of LogHaven's electricity requirement.
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Six  solar panels for a total of 2000 watts provide an  additional energy source and contribute 50% of LogHaven's power requirement .
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