Rental cabins near Houghton, Mi

Wildlife Refuge Cabins

101 Wildlife Lane
P.O. Box 508
South Range, MI 49963

Phone: 906-482-1001
Toll Free: 888-510-1001

Your hosts are David and Lori Sleeman

Wildlife Refuge Cabins are located in South Range, MI on Highway M-26, 5 miles south of Houghton and Hancock in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Outstanding snowmobiling in this heavy snow area of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Wildlife Refuge has 6 fully furnished non-smoking cabins. Three cabins have two bedrooms that sleep 1-8 guests, 1 cabin is handicap accessible, and 2 cabins are "Bunkhouse" style that will sleep up to 10 guests.

Our 3 smaller cabins have 2 bedrooms that are furnished with a set of bunk beds, with a full bottom bunk and a twin top in each room. The two larger cabins have two bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds, and 2 bathrooms with showers. The "Wolf Den" Cabin is handicap accessible with a living room, a large bedroom with a full sized bed and twin bunks, and a large shower in the bathroom. All linens are included.

The cabins are an open concept style with a gas fireplace, Cable TV with 72 channels, radio, clock, and VCR. There is a living area with a futon, a dining area, and a kitchenette with a mini refrigerator, small cook top, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, and cooking utensils.

Free Wireless Internet Access

The cabins are decorated with attractive log furnishings and feature wildlife mounts done by Ken's Taxidermy. Each mount featured is for sale. Each cabin has a hand painted ceiling and beautiful hand painted wildlife murals giving a theme to each cabin. In-floor heat will keep you comfortable, even on the coldest Upper Peninsula night.

There is a gas BBQ grill outside on a covered deck for cooking up that great dinner and a picnic area next to the cabin for the summer months.

There is ample parking for your snowmobile or boat trailers.

Try our Sauna for relaxing those tired muscles.

We are centrally located in South Range within walking distance of restaurants, taverns, gas, and supplies.

Office & Gift Shop

The office has a coffee bar serving coffee, cappuccino and hot chocolate.

Our Gift Shop contains original art, wood working, stained glass and other unique gifts created by several local artists. We do custom paint jobs on helmets, snowmobiles, cars, and bikes.


Make Wildlife Refuge Cabins your Four Season Outdoor Recreation Headquarters.

We are conveniently located near Houghton and Hancock and the many attractions and recreational opportunities the area has to offer. Winter brings snowmobiling on over 2.500 miles of trails that connect all over the Upper Peninsula. Head up to Copper Harbor or over to the Porcupine Mountains on the famed Bill Nichols Snowmobile Trail. The Bill Nichols Trail is also open to ATV riding.

Don't have a sled or tired of hauling that trailer? Give us a call! Snowmobile and ATV rentals can be delivered to your cabin door. Wildlife Refuge Cabins are within 150 feet of the snowmobile and ATV trails.

Go downhill skiing at Mt. Ripley in Hancock or try out the excellent cross country ski trails in the area. Snowshoes are fun for walking in the woods. Ice fishing is great in nearby lakes. The area around South Range is a major snowbelt with snow arriving early and staying late in the spring, so get set for some great winter fun.

Summer at Wildlife Refuge Cabins

Warmer weather is a time for fishing, mountain biking, ORV'ing, boating, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, bird watching, and hiking.


Enjoy the areas wonderful woods and waters. The headwaters of the Sturgeon River are just east of the cabins for some spectacular fishing, and the Keweenaw Water Trail offers wonderful canoeing and kayaking.

An Agate beach is just west of Toivola.

Fall brings the hardwood trees ablaze with outstanding color. Walk through the nearby woods for peaceful relaxation or take a drive and enjoy the flaming color. A day trip on Highway M-26 west towards the Porcupine Mountains makes a great color tour. Lake of the Clouds in the Porkies is always beautiful and you can get some great pictures along the Lake Superior shoreline. Another day trip will take you up to Copper Harbor on US-41 through the archway of trees south of Copper Harbor and return over Brockway Mountain, one of Michigan's outstanding drives.

Enjoy our comfortable cabins while you are attending an event at MTU or the Rozsa Center. The Keweenaw offers many interesting attractions in the Historic Copper Country such as copper mine tours, lighthouses, museums, old mining locations, waterfalls, Ft. Wilkins Historic State Park, and many more.


If you enjoy four wheeling, snowmobiling, hunting, or fishing this is the spot for you. Guide service is available.
ATV, UTV, and snowmobile rentals delivered to your door.

SUMMER RATES: May through November $85 to $160 per night
WINTER RATES: December through April $125 to $200 per night

Owners Dave and Lori Sleeman and staff will be happy to make your stay here an enjoyable one!

Reserve your cabin now for some great fun in the Northwoods.

Phone: 906-482-1001 or Toll Free: 888-510-1001

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Please, No Smoking or Pets in our cabins.


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