in the Houghton - Hancock Area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula
Welcome to the Copper Country
Lodging, Cabins, Cottages, Motels, Hotels, B & Bs Vacation Homes,
Chassell,Ml, (Just south of Houghton on US-41.) Vacation Information for Chassell, Michigan)
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: 906-487-6191
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. Pets welcome in designated rooms. 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. Laundry room. 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. 86 room motel, continental breakfast, indoor heated pool, whirlpool and sauna. Remote cable TV with HBO and Disney. 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 skiing nearby.
Victorian Rental House, 200 Reservation Street, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: 906-482-0562. Two bedroom first floor turn-of-the-century vacation home overlooking the Portage Canal and the Portage Lift Bridge. Beautifully furnished. Full kitchen with microwave and coffee maker. (new photos) Conveniently located near snowmobile trails, MTU, Finlandia University, downhill, and cross country skiing. Weekly Rental or 3 day minimum.
Lodging near the Houghton and Hancock Area
miles north of Hancock on
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)
Calumet. MI (11
miles north of Hancock on
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)
Lac La Belle
Mount Bohemia All Inclusive Adventure Resort: Lodging in a Trailside Cabin at the base of the mountain, 3 meals, and all equipment supplied for one low price. Guided Kayak and Hiking Excursions, Sea Kayaks, Fishing Kayaks, Paddle Boards, and Mountain Bikes included. Activity Building. Wonderful trails on the mountain offer a spectacular view of the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior. Near the sandy Lake Superior beach. A wonderful way to enjoy this beautiful peninsula during the warm weather months. Lac La Belle Road, Lac La Belle, Michigan. Call for reservations at 231-420-5405
Twin Lakes (Toivola)
26 miles south
Krupps All Season Resort, 32170 Emily Lake Road - Twin Lakes, Toivola MI 49965. 906-288-3404. Weekly & Nightly Rates for Modern 1,2, &3 bedroom Lakefront Cabins on beautiful Twin Lakes! Sleep from 1 to 8 people. Campground. Reasonable Rates. Located 23 Miles South of Houghton Michigan on M-26. Highest snowfall area in the midwest. 390" average.
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, 40 Second Street, South Range, MI 49963. Phone (906) 482-6227 or (800) 858-869. Located on Highway M-26 just outside of Houghton with direct access to all of the local trails. Sales and Service. Snowmobiles, ATV's, Ranger Utility Vehicles, and Victory Motorcycles. Clothing and Accessories. Renting one-person and two-person sleds. Call for reservations. Serving Houghton, Hancock, the Keweenaw Peninsula, and surrounding areas.
Houghton PowerSports is your headquarters for new and pre-owned boats, outboard motors, off-road Vehicles, snowmobiles, and trailers. We carry several lines and offer certified service, parts, and accessories. We have a large rental fleet for year round fun. Houghton Power Sports rents Snowmobiles, ATV's. UTV's Jet Skis, Fishing Boats, Pontoon Boats, and Trailers. Call to reserve your boat, off-road vehicle, or snowmobile. Phone: 906-483-4831 or Toll Free: 888-531.0779. Houghton Power sports is located just west of Highway 26 at 1550 Brickyard Lane, Houghton MI 49931
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.
Major Art Studio and Gallery: John Spivey, Artist. Visit this interesting art studio on Highway M-26, between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor in the Keweenaw Peninsula. John uses a variety of mediums to create his fine works of art including oil painting, charcoal, graphite, sculpture, and photography. John’s Major Art Studio and Gallery is located at Eagle Lodge and Lakeside Cabins on the shore of Lake Superior. Open daily. 13051 M-26 (Lake Shore Drive), Eagle Harbor, MI 49950. Phone: 906-289-4294.
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.
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.
Portage Lake United Church, 1400 E Houghton Avenue, Houghton MI 49931. Phone: 906-482-5224
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.
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: First week in February . Snow Statues and lots of fun.
Photo of the Portage Lift Bridge by Jeneen Martin
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