Historic Eagle River Home Close to Beach/Trails


Entire residential home hosted by Jan

  1. 10 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 5 bathrooms
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Built in the 1850's as a hotel and the town's first jail, the 'Big House' has been carefully renovated into a single family residence. Soak up lake breezes on the front porch, curl up on oversized sofas, or enjoy meals in the gourmet kitchen. The Big House is steps away from miles of Lake Superior beach, ATV/snowmobile trails, top notch dining at the Fitz, and Eagle River Falls. Its central location makes exploring the Keweenaw in any direction scenic and simple.

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"Big House" is steeped in Eagle River's early history. Built in the 1850's of logs as the "German Hotel," it housed miners, explorers and the occasional town rowdies in the 3rd floor jail. Today its history is surrounded by tasteful modern amenities. Enjoy lake views from the front porch and three of the bedrooms. Five bathrooms provide comfort and privacy for all guests. Lounge in two cozy living rooms. The large gourmet kitchen comes with everything you need to prepare meals. A massive mudroom/laundry room provides space for any season's gear. Everything is included for a comfortable stay. All you need are groceries and a relaxed state of mind. Eagle River is a charming historic village on Lake Superior. Walk the beach, gaze at the stars, ride the ATV/snowmobile trails or simply unwind. Exploring the rest of the Keweenaw is easy. Within 30 minutes, you can be pedaling world class mountain bike trails in Copper Harbor, skiing double black diamonds at Mt. Bohemia, kayaking Bete Gris or hiking deep into the woods on trails for all experience levels. The house comes loaded with guides, books and suggestions on all there is to enjoy in the Keweenaw.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Travel cot
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Houghton Township, Michigan, United States

Eagle River is a charming, historic village on the shores of Lake Superior. Its rustic beauty is ever changing with the seasons.

Hosted by Jan

  1. Joined in January 2015
  • 125 Reviews
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Avid adventurer, outdoors and in. Love to explore places, people, food, philosophies, design and the arts. Make me think, make me laugh, make me question and you'll be doing me a great honor. Always striving to learn new things. Own two dual sport motorcycles, lots of active shoe wear and a few pack and run dresses. Designed and currently manage four historic properties in a gorgeous remote place so I appreciate all the effort and thought that goes into creating an inviting space.
Avid adventurer, outdoors and in. Love to explore places, people, food, philosophies, design and the arts. Make me think, make me laugh, make me question and you'll be doing me a g…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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