WEST HAGERMAN LAKE HOUSE (Iron River, MI): Winter fun awaits!

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  1. 12 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 10 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
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WEST HAGERMAN LAKE HOUSE
SLEEPS: 12 MAX (Including visitors)
BEDROOMS: 4
BATHROOMS: 3
*LAKEFRONT (Hagerman Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*2 KAYAKS, 1 FLAT-WATER KAYAK and 1 CANOE INCLUDED
*2 PADDLEBOARDS INCLUDED (available Memorial Day - Labor Day (seasonal))
*14 ft. ROW BOAT (available only when dock is in water)
*GREAT STAR-GAZING
*55 ft. PRIVATE DOCK & SWIM RAFT (From Memorial Day until at least October 18th)
*OPEN YEAR ROUND
DUE TO ALLERGIES NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS PROPERTY

West Hagerman Lake House is a spacious 3200 sq. ft. home that sits just forty-five feet from crystal clear Hagerman Lake. Rebuilt in 2011, this home is perfect for a large family, group of couples, or a few friends looking for a larger place to stay. Not ideal for large groups, as the neighbors are in close proximity along this beautiful lake, and we ask that you please adhere to a 10:00 pm quiet time. The neighbors are very sensitive to loud noise. West Hagerman is gorgeous, roomy, and is open all year-round. Having modern amenities at your fingertips is just the tip of the iceberg. Lake views, wild-life, and water access make West Hagerman Lake House an ideal holiday retreat.

Hagerman Lake is one of three "Class A" lakes in the area due to its clear water and sand/stone bottom, Hagerman's 585 acres boast active loon nests, peace and quiet, and ample room for boating of any type. A private 55 foot dock, as well as a swim raft, canoe, 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards are provided for easy access to the lake. Much of the lake is surrounded by national forest and plays host to multiple islands, which are fun to boat around. If you are seeking more water fun, Hagerman Beach is just 1/2 mile away and there are 5 waterfalls within Iron county (30 minutes). Nature seekers will enjoy the many trails the national forest provides with views overlooking bluffs and lakes!

Inside, the main floor has an open-concept design providing seamless access to the kitchen and dining area, which seats 12 overlooking the lake. This space is charming for entertaining or watching little ones while you prepare dinner. A television and wood-burning fireplace creates a warm and inviting ambiance. The commons room upstairs and spacious bedrooms offer plenty of space for gathering, puzzles, playing board games, and enjoying the beautiful lake view. Charming decorations and original photography make this lake house feel like home. And just when you think it can't get any better, be sure to step outside after dark; the stars at night are simply magnificent.

Winter Warriors: It is a short 14 minute drive to Ski Brule which is a wonderful place to go skiing. You can ski in the morning, come home for lunch, and go back to the slopes in afternoon. In addition, all of the nearby snowmobile trails are a great way to explore Michigan's countryside. Big Snow Resort-Indianhead & Blackjack Mountain are open, they are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from cottage.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Air Conditioning: There is no air conditioning, but there are ceiling fans throughout the home and also a box fan in each bedroom to keep the air circulating. Open up the windows & let in the fresh air!

ATV's: YES! There are ATV trails less than 2 miles away and you can get there straight from the driveway. Over 5,000 miles of forest roads are open to ORV trails. You do need to purchase a permit to ride on the trails, which you can get at various gas stations.

Animals: You will find over 35 species of birds in the yard at West Hagerman Lake House. It is very common to see deer, and a merganser family which likes to frequent the home! In addition, there are multiple bald eagle nests (one regularly sits in the tree in front of the lake house) and osprey nearby. Don't be surprised when you see fox walking through the yard each morning. Also, on the lake are a couple of loons that produce each year, and heron will also be spotted. Please make sure you don't leave any coolers outside with food in them as they WILL attract Bears! There have been some sightings lately and we want you to be aware of what will draw them in.


Bathrooms:
Bathroom #1: main floor- Full bathroom in Master bedroom with tub/shower combo

Bathroom #2: main floor- Full bathroom with shower only

Bathroom #3: upstairs- Full bathroom with tub and shower combo


Beach/Swimming: Swimming off the dock is the best! Guests can access the water off of one of the two sets of stairs going into the water. Access to the water is challenging entering right from the shore. Please enter off of dock which has steps and railing. There are two sets of steps (one for deeper end off dock and one for the shallow area). There is a public beach called Hagerman Beach and Boat Landing, which is sandy/rocky just ¼ mile off the road. There is a seating area at the end of the dock where guests can sit and enjoy the calm water. There is also a swim raft for you to enjoy!

Bedroom Configuration:
Bedroom #1: main floor-master-King Bed with adjoining full bath

Bedroom #2: upstairs- King Bed with Twin bunk beds

Bedroom #3: upstairs- King Bed with Twin bunk beds

Bedroom #4: upstairs- King Bed with Twin bunk beds


Boats: West Hagerman Lake House comes with 2 kayaks, 1 flat-water kayak, and a canoe for guests to enjoy during their visit. In addition, there is a very functional 14 ft. rowboat in the water at the dock (Memorial day until at least Oct 18th) available for renters to use which can take up to a 25 HP motor. There are 7 adult life jackets (large and xl sizes) available and four youth jackets (under 100lbs.). Feel free to bring your own life preservers as well.


Boat Launch: A public boat launch (Hagerman's) is conveniently located at the lake's south end, about a half mile from the house.


Boat Rentals:
*Pontoon boat available for rent on Hagerman Lake. 6-7 passengers, 25 HP mercury engine. Perfect for touring the lake. Free delivery to and pickup from our dock is available before and after your rental. Contact owner Blake Bialka 906-367-1824 re: pricing and availability.

*Boat Sport Marina in Eagle River, WI deliver boat rentals to Iron River. Call them at (715) 479-8000 for information and rental rates.

Bugs: Typical UP Michigan bugs.



Cell phone service: A bit spotty alone. Must use the wi-fi calling while in lake house. In town it is great!

Cleaning Fees Explained:
a. Cleaning fees booked directly through Freshwater Vacation Rentals are NOT taxable. (This is a way to save you $$.)
b, Even though our room rate is generally less per night during the Spring, Fall and Winter, no one wants the cleaning quality to decrease.
c. We expect our cleaners to clean at the same level they would for the Peak Summer season, year-round.
d. We pay our cleaners a living wage. They deep clean, wash all the linens and prep each bed, regardless of how many people are on the reservation.

Perspective:
a. When a couple is staying at a large house, and using only 25% of it, do they really want the home cleaned only 25%? Of course not.
b. When considering how many beds will be used, there are many variables-- Who are couples? Just friends? Family? Do all couples sleep in the same bed? Who snores?
c. Yes, sometimes the cleaner will make more money on your stay than the property owner or management company. It is essential to keep the space fresh and consistently cleaned throughout the year.

Please note:
If you are truly just staying in as a couple at the West Hagerman Lake House, and will not need to venture upstairs, we can do a reduced cleaning fee upon request.
If we can, we will! It's the Freshwater Vacation Rentals positive guest experience mantra!


Dock: Private 55 ft. dock with seating area (chairs included). Feel free to launch your boat into the lake and dock it right outside the home. There are boat bumpers on the pier. (Dock will be in by Memorial weekend until at least October 18th)


Fireplace: Yes, there is a wood-burning fireplace. Wood is provided.

Fire-pit: Yes! There are 10 Adirondack chairs to relax in and enjoy the warmth.

Fishing: Yes, bring your fishing pole and enjoy excellent summer fishing with a right from the dock or from the simple canoe or rowboat (Memorial Day until at least October 18th) that are provided. In the winter, you can bring your own ice shanty, or stroll right down onto the ice with your auger to enjoy some great fishing on the secluded Hagerman Lake. Enjoy Northern Pike, Blue Gill, Walleye, Rock Bass, Crappie and Smallmouth Bass. It's a spring fed lake.


Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at the Michigan DNR Website.


Fishing poles: Please bring your own


Golfing: Golfing in Iron River is first class with its two elegant golf courses. A person could golf for days, enjoying the beautiful terrain the courses are located on. With George Young's Championship 18-hole Golf Course and the Iron River Country Club, you'll be golfing all day.

Grill: Propane Grill. Fuel is provided.


Grocery Store: Iron River: Angeli's Grocery store which is 11 minutes away - 833 Riverside Ave, Iron River, MI 49935 (906) 265-5107


Internet: Yes! There is Wifi for guests to connect to. Internet is the fastest available from a regional vendor, but only 4-6 mbps download, which is far slower than most suburban/urban internet speeds. It works to stream one video at a time, but not usually multiple devices at a time.

Iron County: There are many exciting things to do and places to see in Iron County. Here is a listing of what you can do while you're in town!

Linens: ,Yes, we provide you with sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let us know, and we'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking: PLEASE do not drive past or remove the barrier protecting the septic tank/field. There are lots of parking spots. In the winter, you can park 5 cars or 3 truck/trailer combos. In the summer, you have an ample amount of parking for both trailers, cars, and trucks. All in all, there are enough spaces. DO NOT park your vehicle or trailer across the street or on the neighbors property.

Pets: Absolutely no pets under any circumstances. NO visiting pets. Any violation of this, will result in guests being asked to leave with no refund.

Privacy: Neighbors are on both sides. So please be considerate of them and courteous of a 10:00 pm quiet time as they are sensitive to loud noise.

Skiing: Ski Brule is just 14 minutes away and is a great place to hit the slopes. Here is a link to their tickets/passes. BIG SNOW RESORT-Indianhead & Blackjack Mountain are open, they are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from cottage. Those seeking groomed cross country ski trails have multiple nearby opportunities. Ge-Che and Anvil Lake are two very popular nearby XC ski options. Also Ski Brule has 32 km of groomed skating and classical trails.

Ski Trails: GeChe Trail (0.6 miles from house). 16Km of groomed classical trails. There is also free parking and access for the trail on West Hagerman Lake Road. Turn right out of the driveway and then turn left at the sign that says, "Cross Country Ski Trail parking" (and Nature Center)

Anvil Lake National Recreation Trail (22 miles from house) 20Km of groomed classical trails. Also you can feed birds from the palm of your hand at the shelter (short hike or ski in from Parking area 2 off of Forest Road 2178). Great activity with kids or anyone. BYO sunflower or other birdseed.

For directions, enter this in google maps for directions to trail
Anvil National Recreation Trail Parking, Military Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521

Smoking: Please do not smoke anything in the house at any time. Smoking outside is fine, just please discard properly.

Snowmobiles: Yes! Snowmobile on Hagerman Lake once it freezes over or jump on the nearby trails. Snowmobile trails are not accessible by riding snowmobiles directly from property. Renters will have to trailer snowmobiles to a trail, of which there are many in the region. Oh, don't worry about parking either, there is plenty of room for your trailer too. The home is 4 miles from Michigan State Trail #15 and 7 miles to Michigan State Trail #2.

Space: There are two floors with two living areas, one on each floor. It is very spacious. Large bedrooms allow guests to sneak away for some privacy, even if you are traveling with a large group of people.


Stargazing: We're not joking when we say they are marvelous! Here is a gazing guide to the stars when you step outside.

Televisions: 2 Flat-screen TVs with Blu-Ray DVD players both with live streaming capabilities. Local channels are not available on the tv's, but accessible on your laptop or phone. There is a large collection of family friendly DVDs for guests to enjoy.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though. We do not provide beach towels.

Washer and dryer: Yes, laundry soap is provided.

Waterfalls: There are many spectacular waterfalls within a short distance of West Hagerman Lake House for you to check out. Here is a map of the falls.

Wood: Wood is provided. Please look for the woodshed.

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Freshwater Vacation Rentals will email your arrival/departure instructions with door/lock box code. You will let yourselves in and out. The house is yours during your stay, enjoy and relax.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Iron River, Michigan, United States

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Check out: 11:00 am
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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