Houghton & Hancock Businesses & Lodging
Vacation Lodging and Other Businesses
in the Houghton - Hancock Area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula

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 Lodging, Cabins, Cottages, Motels, Hotels, B & Bs Vacation Homes,
Campgrounds, and Businesses near Houghton and Hancock, Michigan


Chassell,Ml, (Just south of Houghton on US-41.) Vacation Information for Chassell, Michigan)
Kemp's Four Season Log Home Rental. The Country House is located 11 miles south of Houghton in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Beautiful log home sleeps 9, whirlpool, fireplace, air conditioning, snack bar, dining room, great room, access to the snowmobile trails using back roads. P33A Upper Pike River Road, Chassell, MI 49916. Phone 906-483-0334.

The Lake House, 9 miles south of Houghton on Portage Lake. Waterfront cottage on Chassell Bay with 3 bedrooms. Complete kitchen. Cable TV. Great view of the lake. Swimming, fishing, and boat dock. Daily or weekly rentals.. Great ice fishing. Near cross- country ski and snowmobile trails. 42702N Lakeshore Drive, Chassell, MI 49916. Phone: 906-482-0562

Northwoods Resort and Vacation Apartments on Portage Lake 5 miles south of Houghton in the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Wonderful sand bottom beach is ideal for swimming and shallow for the children. Large dock and sundeck.  Great fishing! Summer rental units and one unit available for winter rentals. Wi-Fi. Cable TV. Pets Welcome.  Northwoods Resort, 45190 US Highway 41, Chassell, MI 49916. Phone: 906-487-619 1

Hancock, Houghton, Dollar Bay, & Lake Linden
Copper Crown Motel, A Magnuson Hotel, 235 Hancock St., Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-6111 or 1-800-528-1234 for reservations. 46 large comfortable rooms with heated indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, continental breakfast. Wireless internet access throughout the motel. Large parking lot for trailers. Snowmobile from the lot.

Cozy Cabin on Portage Lake is a 3-bedroom log cabin with a sleeping loft. Open concept living area with gas fireplace and a complete kitchen with a dishwasher. Located 7 miles east of Hancock, the cabin is convenient to events at Michigan Tech and Finlandia University as well as shopping, sightseeing, and enjoying the history of the Copper Country. Easy trail access to snowmobile and ATV trails. Nice shoreline on Portage Lake with a dock for sunning or relaxing. Bring your boat for fishing or water fun. Cozy Cabin, Dollar Bay, MI 49922. Phone: 248-624-1770.

Kemp's Portage Lake Log Home, the Lake House Vacation Rental, is a newly constructed log home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on Portage Lake. The home is built into the hillside, so both levels have a wonderful view of Portage Lake. The main level has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a living area with a vaulted ceiling and a flat screen TV. There is a complete kitchen with a dishwasher and a laundry room on both the main level and the walkout lower level. The Lower Level has 2 bedrooms and can be rented separately or you can rent the entire home. Located 5 miles east of Hancock next to Sandy Bottom Beach and boat launch. On the snowmobile and ATV trails. Kemp's Lake House, 47880 Lower Point Mills Road, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906 483-0334.

Ramada on the Waterfront and Upper Deck Restaurant and Lounge, 99 Navy St., Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: (906) 482-8400. 51 rooms, free continental breakfast, Jacuzzi rooms available, heated indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna. Remote control cable TV. Wireless internet access in every room. Upper Deck Restaurant and Lounge serves lunch and dinner. On the Portage Canal by the Lift Bridge. Near Michigan Tech University (Houghton) and Finlandia University (Hancock). On the snowmobile trail with plenty of parking for trailers.

Super 8 Motel of Houghton, 1200 E. Lakeshore Drive, Houghton MI 49931. Phone 906-482-2240. 85 rooms. Free Super Start Breakfast, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, and sauna. Remote Cable TV. Free Wireless Internet throughout theSuper 8. On Portage Lake. Boat docks and fishing piers. 2 blocks from MTU. On the snowmobile trail. Near Mt. Ripley downhill ski area with Cross country

Lodging near the Houghton and Hancock Area

Ahmeek (15 miles north of Hancock on US-41)
Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn, Five Mile Point Road, Ahmeek, MI (906-337-1744) on Lake Superior. 8 rooms with bath, furnished in Victorian style, fireplace in lounge, great views from the lighthouse tower. See an original fresnel lens, nautical lighthouse artifacts, enjoy the many antiques, oil paintings and photographs. Lighthouse tour daily. Sand Hills is the largest lighthouse built on the Great Lakes. 25 miles north of Houghton and Hancock.

Sunset Bay RV Resort, Campground, and Cabins on the shores of Lake Superior, 7 miles north of Ahmeek on Five Mile Point Road or 7 miles south of Eagle River, MI in the Keweenaw Peninsula. 40 sites with electric & water hook-ups, bath houses, laundry, ice, and a dump station. Three rental log cabins with one or two bedrooms, fireplaces and full kitchens. 2701 Sunset Bay Beach Road. Ahmeek, MI 49901. Open June 1st to September 30th. Phone: 906-337-2494 (summer): 941-232-4832 (winter)

Baraga, MI (28 miles south of Houghton)
Baraga Lakeside Inn on the shores of Keweenaw Bay in Lake Superior. 68 guest rooms with cable TV and Wi-Fi.  Some rooms overlook the Bay for a stunning view. The restaurant is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lounge. Indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. Fitness Room.  Docking facilities next door. Direct access to snowmobile trails. Baraga Lakeside Inn, 900 U.S. 41 South, Baraga, MI. Phone: 906-353-7123 or toll Free: 855-541-5953

Bear Paw & Eagle View Vacation Cottages on Lake Superior, are located 15 miles northeast of L'Anse, MI on Pt. Abbaye. Each cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a gas fireplace, satellite TV, and a complete kitchen with a dishwasher, and a washer & dryer. Hot tub and sauna. 150' of Lake Superior beach and an awesome view. Easy trail access. A6785W & A6790W Ravenswood, L'Anse, MI Phone: 920-488-2031.

Ojibwa Campground and Marina is located on the shoreline of Keweenaw Bay by Highway US-41on the north side of Baraga. The campground offers wooded and lakefront sites with electricity, water, a picnic table, and fire pit. There are restrooms with showers, RV dump station, a playground, and a pavilion for events.  Sandy swimming beach. The Marina offers rental slips and a boat launch for great fishing or boating on Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. The nearby Historic Sand Point Lighthouse is not open but you can walk on the grounds. Ojibwa Recreation Area, 101 Lighthouse Road, Baraga, MI.  Phone: 906-353-6955 or 906-201-4174

Calumet, MI (11 miles north of Hancock on
AmericInnLodge and Suites Calumet is located 11 miles north of Houghton/Hancock and one block west of Highway US-41 in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The AmericInn of Calumet features comfortable guest rooms and suites, Free high-speed internet, and an indoor salt-water pool, hot tub, and sauna. Complimentary hot AmericInn Perk breakfast. Within walking distance to historic sites and downtown Calumet for shopping and restaurants. Pets Welcome. Easy snowmobile and ATV trail access. Near Swede Town cross-country ski trails. AmericInn of Calumet. 56925 South 6th Street. Calumet, Mi 49913. Front Desk: 906-337-6463

North Shore Cottage, Tamarack Waterworks Road, Calumet, MI 49913. Phone 906-337-3127. Located 3.5 miles from Calumet on the shores of Lake Superior. Housekeeping cottage with extra amenities sleeps up to 6. Open year round. Trout stream runs along side of cottage. Calumet is 11 miles north of Hancock.

Trailside Lodge is located on Highway US-41, on the north side of Calumet, MI. The lodge offers 28 newly renovated rooms with cable TV, microwave, fridge, coffee makers, and Wi-Fi. At door parking with large parking lot for your vehicles. On the ATV and Snowmobile Trails with ATV/UTV and Snowmobile rentals at the office. Wonderful riding in the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula. Close to restaurants, shopping, and the many attractions in the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Pets Welcome. Trailside Lodge, 57900 US-41, Calumet, MI 49913. Phone: (906) 337-9905

Eagle Harbor, MI (north of Houghton on M-26 on Lake Superior)
Shoreline Resort is located on the shores of Lake Superior in Eagle Harbor. 8 unit Motel, a 2-bedroom cabin, and a 3-bedroom apartment. All accommodations have a wonderful view of Lake Superior. Wi-Fi.  Cable TV. Sand beach. Canoe, kayaks, and a paddle boat available. Pets Welcome. Shoreline Resort, 122 Front Street, Eagle Harbor, MI 49950. Phone: 906-289-4441

Lac La Belle
Lac La Belle Lodge on the shores of Lac La Belle, only a few miles east of Eagle Harbor. Closest lodging to Mt. Bohemia. 6 housekeeping cabins and a four bedroom house with 2 bathrooms that will sleep large groups. Bear Belly Bar & Grill. Convenience store & Gas. Boat and motor rental. Water access to Lake Superior. (906) 289-4293. Pets welcome

Wilderness Resort in Lac La Belle offers three year round newly renovated lodgings with a nice view of Lac La Belle. We offer a 2-bedroom cabin and a duplex with two units. Unit A has 2 bedrooms and Unit B has one bedroom. Unit A and B can be combined for larger groups. Pets welcome. Snowmobile trail #132 is outside the front door and there is expert downhill skiing at Mt. Bohemia. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing nearby. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula and outstanding outdoor recreation at the Wilderness Resort.  Phone: 906-369-5369

Wilderness Resort Campground.
We now offer 4 campsites in Lac La Belle with 30 and 50 AMP hook up. Water is available on site. Pump out service is available upon request on Wednesdays from A1 toilets. Sites have a fire ring, picnic table and free WiFi. Sauna coming soon.
Phone: 906-369-5369

L'Anse, MI (on Keweenaw Bay)
Victorian Vacation Home, L’Anse, Michigan. This lovingly restored historic three-bedroom home is located within walking distance of dining, shopping, and the Waterfront park. The home is furnished with period furniture (some of it original), has a complete kitchen with a dishwasher, washer & dryer, and a wonderful wrap around porch for relaxing. Wi-Fi. Deck with gas grill. Pets considered. Easy trail access. 329 N Main Street, L’Anse. MI. Phone: 817-925-5227

Filpus Log Cabins, HC 1, Box 179, Pelkie MI 49958. Phone 906-334-2639. 2 log cabins on Otter Lake near the Sturgeon River headwaters. Cabin 1 sleeps 5+, Cabin 2 sleeps 6. Sauna. Each cabin has private dock and boat. Great for fishing, hunting, snowmobling. On the trail. 30 miles south of Houghton.

South Range
Wildlife Refuge Cabins, 101 Wildlife Lane, P.O. Box 508, South Range, MI 49963. Call 906-482-1001 or 888-510-1001. Six fully furnished new housekeeping cabins. 3 cabins sleep 1-6, 2 cabins sleep up to 10, and 1 cabin is handicap accessible. Fireplaces, sauna, TV, VCR, on the Bill Nicholls Trail. Rental snowmobiles and ATV's delivered to your cabin. 5 miles south of Houghton, within walking distance of taverns, restaurants and supplies.

Twin Lakes (Toivola) 26 miles south of Houghton
Hallmark Hut is located in Twin Lakes, 26 miles south of Houghton by the Bill Nicholls ATV, snowmobile, and mountain biking trail with easy trail access. Newly opened, the Hallmark Hut is fully furnished with new appliances, flat screen satellite TV, and Wi-Fi. Across from Lake Roland for swimming, fishing, and boating. Golfing nearby. Hallmark Hut, 32913 N. Parkside Drive, Twin Lakes, (Toivola) MI 49965. Phone: (906) 288-3100.

Twin Lakes Resort, 32970 N. Parkside Drive, Twin Lakes,Toivola, MI 49965. (906) 288-3666. Midway between Houghton and Ontonagon in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. Quiet and comfortable lakefront vacation cottages, fully equipped, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, suitable for 2-7 people. Monthly rentals available. Open late-May thru mid-Oct.


A Guide to Michigan's Historic Keweenaw Copper District Enjoy Keweenaw History From The Comfort Of Your Car, by Lawrence J. Molloy. Guide book for tours of mainly mining locations, sites and ruins plus other historical sites. Includes maps, pictures, historical information and precise directions. Published and printed by Great Lakes GeoScience, Hubbell, Michigan

Caledonia Native Copper Mine Rock and Mineral Collecting near Ontonagon, Michigan for the rock collector or geologist. Collect samples of copper, silver, datolite, calcite, epodote, quartz, as well as a range of micro-minerals. Our knowledgeable staff will help with techniques and identification of finds in your private ore pile. Advanced reservation only  Evergreen Explorations. Phone: 517-518-4742

Copper Country Snowmobile, ATV, & WaveRunner Rentals is located 10 miles north of Houghton and Hancock. Snowmobile rentals include Castle brand jackets & bibs and HJC helmets with frost-free hot shields. Sled rental is for a 23-hour day so sleds can be kept overnight. Delivery available to Houghton/Hancock and surrounding area. We are located directly off trail #17in Calumet so you can ride from the shop door. Copper Country Rental. Mine Street Station, Calumet, MI 49913. Call 906-337-9905 for reservations.

Dan's Recreation Sales and Service: Snowmobile Rental. Hancock, MI. Phone (906) 482-6227 or (800) 858-869. New Location on Highway US-41 on the northwest side of Hancock with direct access to the trails. Clothing, accessories, and parts. Experienced service department. Renting new Polaris sleds. Call for reservations. Dan's carries pre-owned Snowmobiles, ATV's, Ranger Utility Vehicles, and Victory Motorcycles. Renting one-person and two-person sleds. Call for directions and reservations.

Houghton PowerSports is your headquarters for new and pre-owned boats, outboard motors, off-road Vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers. We are a full service authorized dealer offering multi-line sales of snowmobiles, boats, and off-road vehicles. We offer certified service, parts, and accessories. Snowmobile rental. Call to reserve your snowmobile. Phone: 906-356-3330. Houghton Power sports is located just west of Highway M-26 at 18006 Erickson Drive, Atlantic Mine, MI 49905

M & M PowerSports in Hancock offers Sales, Service, Gear, and Rentals. Authorized dealer for Yahama, Arctic Cat, Suzuki ATV's & Motorcycles, Polar Craft Boats, Sweetwater Pontoons, Kymcousa Scooters, Porta Dock, and Porta Lifts. Arctic Cat snowmobile rentals. Summer rentals of Pontoon Boats. Located just west of the Lift Bridge at 90 Navy Street, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-9990 to reserve your sled.

The Markell Company: Roofing: Commercial & Residential; Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication; Commercial Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning; Commercial Kitchen Hoods; Dust and Fume Exhaust Systems; and Brick Restoration & Waterproofing for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin at The Markell Company, 1227 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI. Phone (906) 774-0240 or Toll Free: 1-888-799-0240.

Northern Michigan Land Brokers in Houghton, MI features homes, commercial property, recreational land, waterfront property (including Lake Superior) and vacant land in Keweenaw, Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon counties in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Visit our website or stop by and see some of the exciting property we offer in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Listings include two lovely homes in Houghton with large lots. Northern Michigan Land Brokers 405 Shelden Avenue, Houghton, MI 49930 Phone: 906-523-5575.

Northwoods Boat Rentals is located on Portage Lake at Mia’s General Store at the Northwoods Resort in Chassell, Michigan. Rent a pontoon, fishing boat, trolling motor, canoe, kayak, or paddleboard for some fun on the Portage Lake or connecting waters. Mia’s General Store is located near the waterfront at Northwoods Resort on the north side of Chassell and offers bait, fishing gear, snacks, ice cream novelties, plus much more. Reservations preferred. 45170 US-41, Chassell. Phone: 906-487-6191 or 231-631-9171.

Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI offers fresh and smoked fish available year round that may be shipped anywhere in the United States. Call for shipping or stop at our market. We fish Lake Superior almost every day. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Four Sons Fish & Chips Outdoor Cafe is open from May through September. Try a delisious fresh Whitefish Sandwich. Supplier to the major restaurants in the area. Peterson's Fish Market, 49813 US Hwy 141, P.O. Box 535, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.

Quincy Mine Guided Underground and Surface Tours of the Historic Quincy Copper Mine, part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Tours of the Quincy Mine Site include a Surface Only Tour, Surface Tour with Tram Ride, and the Full tour that includes a trip into the 7th  level of the mine. Our knowledgeable guides will take you back to the time when Copper was King. The Gift Shop is filled with books, rocks & minerals, shirts, and a wide variety of interesting items. The grounds are open to the public free of charge so stop by and visit this historic mine site.  Quincy Mine Hoist Association, 49750 US Highway 41, Hancock MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-3101

Red Metal Minerals, 202 Ontonagon Street, Ontonagon, MI 49953. Phone 906-884-6618. Michigan copper specimens and ores. Packages of rocks, minerals and fossils available. Books are also available.

Sand Point Charters in the Keweenaw Peninsula, offers Charter Fishing, Lighthouse Cruises, and Scenic Tours on Lake Superior. Boats leave from Lac La Belle, 40 miles north of Houghton/Hancock for a wonderful day or ½ day on the water. Fish for Lake Trout, Salmon, and a variety of fish, view the offshore lighthouses, or take a relaxing cruise along the beautiful shoreline of the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Captain Brain Helminen has over 35 years of boating and fishing experience and the boats are DNR inspected and approved and equipped with essential fishing equipment and USCG approved safety gear. Phone 906-370-2257.

Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Technological University, 1404 E. Sharon Avenue, Houghton, MI. The museum has a new building with a parking lot outside. Their collection has recently been expanded by the addition of the mineral collection from the University of Michigan as well as the world's finest display of minerals from the Lake Superior Copper District. There you can see samples of the minerals you are going to look for and your search of the rock piles will be much more interesting. Phone 906-487-2572

State Wide Real Estate of Houghton brings people and places together.  Our focus is selling vacant land, homes, and businesses in Houghton, MI and the surrounding area including Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties.  Give us a call if you are interested in buying or selling residential properties, waterfront, vacant lands, commercial properties, and multi-family properties in the Houghton-Hancock area of the Upper Peninsula. Call or stop by our office at 500 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI 49931. Phone: (906)482-6955 or (800)676-6323. Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.

Temple Jacob, US-41 & M-26 at the north side of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, Hancock, MI. Phone: 906-482-3270. Celebrating their 100th Anniversary, August, 2012.

WINTER CARNIVAL Michigan Tech: February 8-11, 2018. Snow Statues and lots of fun.


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