Copper Moose Cottage Michigamme

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COPPER MOOSE COTTAGE (Lake Michigamme):  WiFi, Waterfront, Swimming, Fire Pit, Kayaks, Yard Games, Private Dock
Bedrooms

3

Baths

1.5

Sleeps

6

COPPER MOOSE COTTAGE
SLEEPS: 6-8 
BEDROOMS:  3 (plus Daybed & Futon)
BATHROOMS: 1.5
* LAKEFRONT (Lake Michigamme)
* SWIMMING ON PROPERTY

* 2 KAYAKS INCLUDED (1 Adult & 1 Child Sit-Upon)
* PRIVATE DOCK (Inquire about docking your own watercraft as water depth levels may vary)
* FREE Wi-Fi
* 3 TVs with ROKU
* COMPUTER with INTERNET
* 2400 SQ FT COTTAGE
* FIRE PIT
* EXPANSIVE BACKYARD
* CENTRAL UPPER MICHIGAN LOCATION=ADVENTURE IN ALL DIRECTIONS

* FAMILY VACATION, GIRLS' WEEKEND, GUYS' GETAWAY 


This spacious, turn of the century lakefront cottage does not lose its original charm playing host to modern amenities. With almost 100' of waterfront on Lake Michigamme, Copper Moose Cottage is an ideal family vacation home. Swim off the dock, jump off the swim raft, fish or tour around Lake Michigamme using the provided kayaks, or play one of the many provided yard games on the spacious waterfront lawn. If it's a day to relax inside, the large rear cottage windows offer a panoramic view of the amazing lawn, gardens, and lake. Copper Moose Cottage is just a short convenient walk to a nice park and playground, Crock and Rocker Boutique, an art gallery, a museum, a village library, and many community activities. 

In the fall, you won’t hesitate to cozy-up inside near the propane fireplace on chilly nights. While you can enjoy the modern conveniences here such as Wi-Fi, Computer, and Roku TV's, this almost 120-year-old home honestly and admittedly does show its age. We feel the slightly slanted floors and crooked doorways enhance the character of the cottage and in no way take anything away from the enjoyment of the home. Think quaint and comfortably livable!     

All three bedrooms, the laundry room, and the half bath can be found on the upper level of the home. On the main floor, you can gather OR spread out in the well-appointed kitchen, the lake room seating and dining areas, near the fireplace, or in the family room with television and reading nook. The full bathroom, front den with desk, computer and futon, the mud room, and a recreation room are also found on the main level. When not enjoying the great outdoors, check out the great indoors!  The rec room features a pool table that easily converts to play ping-pong, or challenge someone to a game on the electronic dart board. Guests can also take advantage of the many family-friendly board games, books, and DVD's.

Just steps out the back door you'll find ample seating and comfortable lounge chairs. Gather around the fire pit to chat or roast marshmallows. Cook meals on the propane grill. The perennial gardens allow you to enjoy fresh cut flowers during your stay and also create a beautiful backdrop to this historic home. It's no surprise that this home once featured a bustling flower shop!

To welcome you to Copper Moose Cottage, your first breakfast is on us! You'll find a basket containing English Muffins to toast and top with a jar of delicious UP jam from the UP's Keweenaw Peninsula.   

Activities & Local Attractions:
* Canyon Falls:The “Grand Canyon of the UP” is just 25 minutes away featuring an easy hike with many viewing points along the Sturgeon River culminating in a 30’ drop into a canyon gorge.
* Copper Mine Tours: Go back in time to the Copper Boom of the mid-1800’s. The Quincy Mine in Houghton offers history-filled above- and underground guided tours. The Delaware Mine Tour is self-guided and more rustic.
* Swimming: Make a splash on the cottage waterfront, wade in at the sandy Lake Michigamme public beach in Van Ryper State Park, cool off at one of the many sandy or rocky Lake Superior beaches of the Keweenaw Peninsula, or make an exhilarating cliff jump from the Black Rocks at Presque Isle Park near Marquette.
* Rockhounds: Search Lake Superior beaches of the western Keweenaw Peninsula for agates, yooperlites, and fossils.
* Amazing Views: Hike Sugarloaf Mountain to the east or enjoy the drive up Brockway Mountain for stunning views of Lake Superior. 
* Hike the North Country Trail: Access the longest National Scenic Trail in the United States from 2 nearby trailheads.
* Microbreweries: Beer lovers will find more than a half-dozen microbreweries in nearby Marquette, plus many more noteworthy IPAs in every direction.
* Mountain Bike Trails: Copper Harbor and the Marquette area offer miles of downhill and cross-country trails of varying difficulty for the silent sport enthusiast. 
* Whitewater Rafting: About an hour to the south at the Wisconsin border, you’ll find several companies offering public and private guided whitewater raft trips.  
* Eat like a Local: Upper Michigan residents, also known as Yoopers, have enjoyed Pasties since they were introduced to the area almost 200 years ago by miners from Cornwall, England. (And yet still no one can agree if they are to be eaten plain, with gravy, or topped with ketchup!) Other favorite delights include thimbleberry jam and Lake Superior Whitefish.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Air Conditioning: There is no A/C. Open screened windows to catch the great cross-breeze and use the many provided portable fans to keep cool.

Airports:

          Sawyer International Airport/Gwinn MI connects to Detroit, Minneapolis, and Chicago O'Hare. (1 hour/50 miles)
          Ford Airport/Kingsford MI connects to Detroit and Minneapolis. (1 hour 11 mins/66 miles)
          Houghton County Memorial Airport/Hancock MI connects to Chicago O'Hare (1 hour 17 mins/70 miles)


ATV's:  There are no ATV's allowed on the property, but you can park your trailer with ATVs on the street overnight.

Animals: Squirrels, birds, deer, and the occasional elusive moose.

Baby/Toddler Needs: A pack-n-play, a pressure-mount baby gate, and an adjustable booster seat are provided for our tiny guests!
 

Bathrooms:     

          Main Level -      1 Full bath - Toilet, Sink, Tub/shower with enclosure doors 
          Upper Level -    1 Half bath - Toilet, sink 

Beach/Swimming: Swim right from the property with 100 feet of shoreline (angled). Depending on the water level, there may or may not be a sandy area before entering the water. Water-shoes are recommended due to the rocky bottom of Lake Michigamme. There is a comfortable seating area down by the water to watch the family swim and there is also a bench on the dock!  Please always supervise children on the waterfront.

Bedroom Configuration:
          Bedroom #1: Upper Level, 1 Queen
          Bedroom #2: Upper Level, 1 Full

          Bedroom #3: Upper Level, 1 Full

Boats: 1 adult sit-upon kayak and 1 child sit-upon kayak are available during your stay. PFDs (personal flotation devices) are provided in Youth to Adult XL sizes.

Bugs: As with most UP rentals, expect to see some bugs. Flies and mosquitoes vary by season and rainfall.

Cable/Satellite TVsThere is a TV with Roku in the family room, one TV with Roku in the master bedroom, and one TV with Roku in the rec room.

Cell phone service: Verizon works well. You can also make phone calls over Wi-Fi using Skype, FaceTime, or other Wi-Fi-based services.

Coffee: It's almost an hour to the nearest Starbucks, but you can make your own coffee at the cottage in the Keurig or drip coffee makers. A few K-cups will be provided, along with some creamer and ground coffee. If you are particular about the type of coffee you like, please feel free to bring some along. A coffee grinder is also available. Want to go out for breakfast and a cup of joe? Hang with the locals at the Corner Cafe & Motel located a few miles east on Highway 41.

Computer: Work remotely, securely, and comfortably seated at the internet-enabled computer on the desk in the front den.

Distances: Centrally located in the UP, natural beauty and adventure surround you in all directions.

* Canyon Falls: 25 minutes (21 miles)
Copper Country (Keweenaw Peninsula): 1-hour and 15 minutes (65 miles) (Shop, dine and explore in the Houghton/Hancock area or go north 90 mins to Copper Harbor)
Craig Lake State Park: 10 minutes to the west on HWY 41
Iron Mountain: 1 hour 8 minutes (61 miles)               
* Ishpeming: 28 minutes (23 miles)
* Lakenenland Sculpture Park: 1 hour (51 miles)
* Mackinac Bridge: 3 hours and 50 minutes (204 miles)
Marquette: 48 minutes (36 miles) (Target, Lowes, Starbucks, Walmart)
* Michigan Technological University: 1 hour and 15 minutes 
* Pictured Rocks: 1 hour and 32 minutes (79 miles)
Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 3 hours (168 miles) 
* Van Riper State Park: 10 minutes to the east on HWY 41 
* Quincy Mine: 1 hour and 20 minutes (82 miles) (The underground mine tour at this preserved copper mine should not be missed)                         


Dock: There is a 10-foot L-dock with a wood bench. Due to recent significantly varied water levels, please inquire if you are interested in docking your own watercraft. The public launch is approximately 7 minutes from the home. 

Eat: Check out these nearby Restaurants.

        *Moose Drop Inn (105 Max Street, Michigamme---1 minute away) for pizza, casual dining, and bar. Dine-in and Carry-out
         *Mt. Shasta (1915 US HWY 41, Michigamme---3 minutes away) for upscale dining, Sunday Brunch, desserts. Scenes from “Anatomy of a Murder” with Jimmy Stewart were filmed here in 1959. Dine-in and Carry-out
        *Jerzi’s 41 Sports Bar & Grill (9965 US HWY 41, Champion, MI---20 minutes east) for burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and bar. Dine-in and Carry-out 

Echo Dot Tower: Music, news, weather, and entertainment streamed at your convenience.

Fire pit: Enjoy lots of comfortable seating options when you gather around the 36" 
fire pit located in the rocky garden area directly behind the cottage. Roast marshmallows, gaze at the stars, or chat the evening away. Firewood is provided!


Fishing: Lake Michigamme fishing is best out on the lake as opposed to fishing from the shoreline. Van Riper State Park is at the east end of the lake or jump in a kayak and cast your fishing pole in the quiet bay near the cottage! The most prevalent species include Walleye, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, and Small Mouth Bass. For the safety of our swimmers, fishing is not permitted from the cottage dock or shoreline.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online here.

Fishing poles and tackle: Please bring your own.


Grill:  There is a small propane grill. Propane and grilling tools are provided.

Grocery Store:   Michigamme Market (29471 US-41, Michigamme, MI 49861---5 minutes away) PH: 906-323-6651

Hiking: You'll be within driving distance of endless options for hiking in the UP. Access the North Country Trail from Craig Lake State Park or the McCormick Wilderness West.

Internet: YES! Free Wi-Fi is provided for our guests!

Kitchen Basics: In addition to your Welcome Gift of English Muffins and local UP Jam, you'll find the kitchen well-stocked with tableware, pots and pans, bakeware, serving dishes, storage containers, and small kitchen appliances. There is a dishwasher and drip-dry rack. You'll be pleased to find the kitchen typically stocked with many basic cooking necessities including spices, cooking spray, sugar, flour, cooking oil, and condiments. Coffee Mate Powder Creamer, Folgers Ground Coffee and filters are also included.

Linens: The beds will already be made with basic bedding, sheets and pillows prior to your arrival. Also, bath, beach, and kitchen towels are provided. Extra blankets are available throughout the cottage and there is a clean fitted sheet for the children's port-a-crib.

Location: Copper Moose Cottage is located less than 2 minutes off of M-26 on Main Street in Michigamme, Michigan. It is approximately 6 hours north of Chicago. The cottage is in the Eastern Time Zone. The UP enjoys long summer days - for example, on July 15, the sun will rise at about 6:10am and will not set until 9:38pm.


Michigamme Website: This website will give you an idea of what is happening around town during your stay. Michigamme celebrates the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks display at dusk on July 3. For the best view, simply walk east down Main St. to the park. Watch the parade pass by the cottage at 11am on July 4th and a public BBQ with activities follows the parade at the park. 

Northern Lights: The Aurora Borealis may be visible in the UP under the right conditions. Install an Aurora Alert app on your phone for notifications.
 
Outdoor dining: Enjoy meals outside at the shaded patio table. 
  
Parking: 1-2 cars fit on the driveway and street parking is available (overnight as well)

Pets: No pets are allowed on this property. Enjoy the pet allergen-free space.

Privacy: Privately owned homes are right next door on both sides; however, landscaping provides significant privacy near the cottage for the seating/fire pit area. Please respect neighbors by remaining on cottage grounds and maintaining reasonable noise levels.


Rec Room: Combination 6-foot pool/ping-pong table, electronic dart board, and large screen TV with built-in Roku. There are 4 bar stools and 2 counters for relaxing. 

Recycling: Place your paper, cardboard, aluminum, and rinsed out plastic in a dedicated kitchen bin. As needed, transfer the recycling to the blue recycling bin outside the garage. Glass can be placed in a bin outside. 

Snowmobiles: Not allowed to be driven on the property.

Space: The lot is long, narrow and deep. The 2400 SQ FT home itself is 2 stories with the bedrooms on the upper floor and main living space on the first floor. There is a daybed located in the upper-level loft, and a futon located in the front den on the main floor.

Star Gazing: Head out to the backyard or dock bench for stargazing. The Milky Way is easily seen on a clear night.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels for bathing and beach towels for swimming. You may also bring extra or can utilize the cottage's washer and dryer.

Trash: Large rolling can provide outside garage.

Washer and Dryer:  Yes, guests may use the washer and dryer. Laundry soap, dryer sheets, and stain spray are provided.

Waterfalls: Numerous scenic waterfalls are within a 3-hour radius, with varying degrees of hiking difficulty to access them.


Whitewater Rafting: We suggest you reserve your group's whitewater rafting adventure prior to arrival in the UP. Several places near the Wisconsin border offer trips of varied length and intensity. Check out wildmanranch.com and truenorthoutpost.com for trips on the Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers.  


Wood: Firewood is provided (please be mindful while using fuel).

Yard Games: No need to haul a bunch of bulky lawn activities with you. Our guests will find a wide variety of games suitable for 2 or more players, including Badminton, Bocce Ball, Corn-Hole, Croquet, Volleyball, and Velcro Mitt Catch. There is also a bucket with sand toys for the waterfront and a couple pool noodles.


Amenities

Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Computer (Internet Enabled)
  • DVD's
  • Echo Dot Tower
  • Electronic Dart Board
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Hand Vacuum
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Portable Fans
  • Radio
  • Smoke Detectors
  • TV with Roku and Blu-Ray DVD
  • TV with Roku
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher (plus Detergent)
  • Hand Mixer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Beach Toys
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit (plus Roasting Skewers)
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayaks (1 adult sit-upon, 1 youth sit-upon)
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Personal Flotation Devices (Y-XL)
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Pool Noodles
  • Swimming on Property
  • Swim Raft
Special Features
  • Baby Gate
  • Booster Seat
  • Children's DVD's
  • Pack and Play (plus Fitted Sheet)

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
06/20/2019 - 12/31/2023 3 $222.00

Reviews

Amazing Time!
We selected Copoer Moose Cottage for our girls golf week getaway as it was centrally located to the courses we played. I can honestly say it was more impressive than I thought it would be. From the spaciousness for the four of us, the cleanliness and quaint cottage setting on the lake, it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. We enjoyed the fire pit a few nights and relaxing by the lake. Thanks for a great stay and will defiantly be booking FVR again!
 

FVR RESPONSE

Sarah, we would love to have you back.  When guests say they want to return, that is the best review possible, so thank you for that.  Copper Moose is the perfect place for a golfing weekend, and being able to come back to the lake and relax and unwind is perfection.  See you soon!
Sarah
Jul 2021
More than we expected :)
This was probably the cleanest rental we have ever experienced. THANK YOU! It was a darling home equipped with everything we needed. Good location for us to see the Porcupines and also Copper Harbor. We would come again.

FVR RESPONSE
Lisa, thank you for this wonderful review!  It means a lot to us that everything was in place for you.  We would love to have you come back!
Lisa
Oct 2020
5 stars
Was a wonderful house for our family of 5 to stay at. The owners of the house have done a great job on making sure you have everything you could possibly need. 10/10 on attention to detail. We will definitely be back in the future.

FVR RESPONSE
Daniel, we love that you appreciated the attention to detail in the cottage, and that you had a good stay. It was our pleasure to host you, and we look forward to your return 
Daniel
Aug 2020
5 stars
We had an excellent time. I think its provided but otherwise you must have plenty of mosquito spray for the summer months!


FVR RESPONSE
Daryl, knowing that you had an excellent time at Copper Moose Cottage makes us very happy!  Yes, summer bugs can be pesky, but thank goodness for good bug repellents.  We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to doing so again.
Daryl
Jul 2020
Copper Moose Cottage July 2020
The cottage was very comfortable and the view of the lake was delightful.

FVR RESPONSE
Steve, nothing beats looking out over water in order to relax.  We are glad that you chose Copper Moose Cottage for your vacation.  We enjoyed hosting you and hope to work with you again!
Steve
Jul 2020
Great stay close to the wilderness
Very comfortable home close to the North Country Trail. We used this as our home base for 5 great days of hiking.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Aaron, Copper Moose Cottage is the perfect place for hikers.  The cottage is 2 stories with the bedrooms on the upper floor and main living space on first floor and sleeps 6-7.   We hope to see you again.
Aaron
Oct 2019
Could not have been better. Perfect.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Jim, wow, perfect is what we love to hear from our guests!  Thank you for that.  
Copper Moose Cottage is located on Lake Michigamme and sleeps 6-7.  Guests may use the washer and dryer for their convenience.  We hope you come back again.
Jim
Oct 2019
The Best place in UP you can not miss!!


Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Zhigang, you got it right!  Copper Moose Cottage.  Copper Moose Cottage is an ideal family vacation home. It has large windows which lend a panoramic view of the amazing lawn, gardens, and lake.  We hope to see you back again!
Zhigang
Oct 2019
U P Vacation
What a wonderful property!!! We would definitely return for another stay.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Rhonda, we'd love to have you back again!  Modern on the inside and turn of the century on the outside describes Copper Moose Cottage.  Guests have use of the adult and child sit-upon kayaks to explore Lake Michigamme.
Rhonda
Sep 2019
Beautiful Home
Better than the pictures. This house was perfect! Beautiful 3 bedroom home, with an amazing flower garden in front and back of house. Huge grassy yard from the kids to play and a wonderful, quiet lake. Neighbors were friendly when I talked to them but they kept to themselves. Very, very clean and had everything we needed for a 4 night stay with teens. LOVED and will definitely come back.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Leslie, thanks for this great review!   Copper Moose Cottage is a quintessential English turn of the century lakefront cottage with modern amenities.  Enjoy the large windows which lend a panoramic view of the amazing lawn, gardens, and lake. There is a 10 foot L-dock with wood bench to look out over the water.  Heaven.
Leslie
Jul 2019

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