MI Upper Peninsula Getaway in Ironwood


Entire residential home hosted by Hugh

7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1 bathroom
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3 Bedroom/ 1 bath vacation home in Ironwood, MI within walking distance of restaurants. With in-town access to hiking/biking/kayaking and many other outdoor activities and close to parks.

Cook your own meals or dine locally. Park your trailer with your ATVs in the front yard, driveway, or use the garage to store your equipment for your outdoor activities.

Use the house as a launching pad for your Upper Peninsula adventures while you explore the entire Upper Peninsula or Northern Wisconsin.

The space
About the house

This is our vacation home built in 1950, so we set it up with our friends, family, and guests in mind. The first floor has two bedrooms each with queen-sized beds. Both bedrooms on the main floor have dark-out curtains for privacy. The two bedrooms on the main floor include ceiling fans and portable fans are also available in each of the bedrooms. There are closets with hangars available in each of the bedrooms. The first bedroom includes a night stand and dresser.

Upstairs there is a bedroom that is great for kids, with a pyramid bunk bed with a full-sized bed on the bottom, and then an additional twin bed. The room easily sleeps 3-4 people. The door from the main floor upstairs can be closed to reduce the possibility of disturbing guests on the first floor. In the summer, windows can be opened on both ends of room for cross-ventilation. A portable fan is also included to increase air circulation. There is a closet with hangars.

There is one bathroom which is on the main floor. A hair dryer is available in the linen closet across from the bathroom. There is an iron and ironing board provided.

The kitchen has all the necessities for your dining and cooking needs. We have provided a crock pot so your meals can be prepped in the morning and upon returning in the evening, your meals are ready to eat. There is a small table able to seat 4 in the kitchen. There is a large refrigerator able to store food during your stay. There is a stand-alone electric stove and oven as well. Dish soap and cleaning supplies are available under the sink. Garbage service is provided by the City of Ironwood with a trash bin and recycle container as well.

The living room has a television with cable access and board games. There is plenty of seating available for entertaining or watching television. The room has blinds on the window providing privacy and dark-out curtains. The heating thermostat can be adjusted for your comfort.

The basement is finished and has a large television, a dry bar and a mini fridge. The door can be closed reducing noise to guests upstairs. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the tree-lined backyard that provides privacy when relaxing on the patio after a long, adventurous day.

There is a small single-car garage should you decide to stow your vehicle or equipment. If you are using your own snow machines or ATVs, they can be stored in the small garage and ready for you in the morning.

The home is equipped with a smart front door lock. A unique, temporary pass code is provided to each guest for safety. As time permits, we will be adding motion-detector lights in both the front and back yard. The porch light will be on a smart-switch with scheduled programming to come on at sunset and off by 10:00 pm. The lights in the front room will also be on a smart switch programmed for when guests arrive. This fall, the intent is to add a smart thermostat so that the house is comfortable when guests arrive.

Things to do near by

Walk to restaurants down the street in Ironwood. Shopping in town. Check out the Cold Iron Brewery or nearby coffee shops.

Summer Activities

Copper Peak Adventure (13.6 miles away-June through October)-
this is a must see.
Waterfalls (map with 42 of them and 10 near Ironwood).
See the northern lights, Aurora Borealis from the shores of Lake
Little Girls Point on the shores of Lake Superior (16 miles)
Bicycle on the trails
o Copper Peak Mountain bike trails
o Iron Belle Trail, 7 miles paved
o Crystal Lake Trail, 11 miles paved
o Manitowish Waters Bike Trail 18.6 miles of asphalt
o St. Germain Bike trail, 12 miles of asphalt
o Bearskin State Trail, 26.5 miles of crushed stone
o Bergland to Sidnaw Rail, 43.5 miles (mountain biking)
o Ontonagon to Rockland Trails 13 miles (dirt and mountain bike)
o State Line Trail, dirt (best for mountain bikes and hiking)
o Wolverine Trail (mountain biking)
o See bike trails
o Miners Memorial Park (1.6 miles away)
o Gortex Gulch
o Big Powderhorn Mountain hike (5.6 mile look up and down
o Pipeline trails
o Potato River Falls (20 miles away)
o Copper Falls State Park (32 miles away)
o Wolf Mountain (23 miles away)
o Porcupine Mountains (one hour)
Rent ATVs
Lake Superior
o Enjoy agate hunting along the beaches
o Enjoy a charter around the Apostle Island National Lakeshore
Whitewater Rafting
o Sylvania Wilderness
o Sylvania Recreation Area
Black River Harbor Recreation Area (on Lake Superior)-19 miles away
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and look for Lake of the
Clouds (1hour drive)
Bayfield and the Apostle Island day trip (one hour away)
Fishing – Fishing licenses can be obtained at Holiday gas stations, Dunhams, and Walmart.
o Boat charters on Lake Superior
o Lake Gogebic is the largest inland lake in Michigan.
o Porcupine Mountains
o Sylvania Wilderness
 Types of fishing allowed
 Wade
 Shore
 Non-motorized boat
 Float tube
 Fly
 Spin
 Ice
 Fish available include:
 Trout
 Native Trout
 Bass
 Walleye
 Panfish
 Pike
o Weber Lake
o Spirit Lake (Lost Lake)
o McDonald Lake
o Black River
o Presque Isle River
o Montreal River
o Bobcat Lake
o Beaton Lake
o Gile Flowage
o Sunday Lake
o Powdermill Creek
o Spring Creek
o Mud Creek
o Upson Lake
o Black River Lake
o Cheyney Lake
Hunting - Hunting is a major recreational activity on the Ottawa
National Forest, and the Ironwood area.
Scuba Diving
o Bayfield and the Apostle Island day trip (one hour away)
o Fortune Pond in Crystal Falls, MI is an hour away

Fall activities

Fall activities include many of the same things as the summer but with fall colors.

In the Fall, enjoy the cool, crisp air and the changing of the leaves at Copper Falls State Park or in the Porcupine Mountains. For photographers, capture the majestic beauty of Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains. October and November are great months to see the Northern Lights on Lake Superior away from light pollution of the city. For those brave enough, visit the parks along Lake Superior in late fall and envision the Edmund Fitzgerald navigating the stormy waters during hurricane force winds and 35-foot waves. Enjoy the waterfalls, the hiking and bicycle trails available in the summer, but with colorful trees.

Spring Activities

Spring many of the same things as the other seasons but with spring flowers.
Spring is a beautiful time to hike or bicycle and see the flowers in bloom.

Winter activities

Recently named as one of the “9 Best Cross-country Ski Destinations” in the World, and the “Top 10 Snowiest Destinations” in the United States.

Downhill skiing
o Mount Zion. 1.4 miles away
o Big Powderhorn Mountain 7.5 miles away
o Big Snow Resort (Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains) 11.9 miles
o Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort 13.1 miles away
o Porcupine Mountain State Park, 50.2 miles

Cross-Country Skiing
o Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR) cross-country ski trails, voted
4th best Nordic ski resort in the US by USA Today. 4.3 miles away
o Wolverine cross-country ski, bike and hiking trails; 4.6 miles away
o Uller cross-country trails 12.7 miles away;
o Montreal cross-country trails, 12 miles away.
o Mecca cross-country trails, 25 miles away


Ironwood serves as Michigan’s trail-head, from which extends over 2,000 miles of trails into Michigan and Wisconsin. Also rent your snowmobiles nearby. Rent them in Ironwood.

Fat tire biking
o Wolverine Park
o Miners’ Park

Local Restaurants:

Pines Café
Uptown Café
Mike's Restaurant
Elk & Hound Restaurant
Breakwater Restaurant
Rigoni’s Inn
Sharon’s Coffee Company
Maplewood Steakhouse
The Munch Bar & Tacos
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Little Caesars Pizza
Ben’s Place
Iron Nugget
Olde Suffolk Ale House

ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles, and ski equipment are available to rent locally:

Timberline Sports
P-Dog Snowmobile Rental and Repair, Inc.
Cloverland Motorsports, Inc
Eagle Allsports
Big Sno Outfitters
Hobby Wheel

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Wifi – 50 Mbps
Free parking on premises
HDTV with standard cable/satellite
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Private garden
Travel cot
High chair

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Where you’ll be

Ironwood, Michigan, United States

The home is 2 houses down from the main drive in Ironwood. Inside, the home is quiet. The home is in a quiet, older neighborhood. The home was built in 1950. The neighborhood is walkable with some UTV traffic and light traffic.

Hosted by Hugh

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During your stay

This is a vacation home 4 1/2 hours from my primary residence. Locally, the cleaner and maintenance person are within 15 minutes of the house to provide support.
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Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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