Copper Moose Cottage Michigamme

COPPER MOOSE COTTAGE (Lake Michigamme):  WiFi, Outdoor fire pit,  Yard Games, Swimming, Dock your Boat






SLEEPS: 6-7 
* LAKEFRONT (Lake Michigamme)

* PRIVATE DOCK (Dock your own watercraft up to 18')

This quintessential English turn of the century lakefront cottage does not lose its original charm playing host to modern amenities. Located on Lake Michigamme, Copper Moose Cottage is an ideal family vacation home. It's just a short convenient walk to the park and playground, Crock and Rocker Boutique, an art gallery, a museum and village library, and many community activities. Enjoy the large windows which lend a panoramic view of the amazing lawn, gardens, and lake. Swim off the dock, fish around Lake Michigamme using the provided kayaks, or play volleyball, corn-hole, or Bocce Ball on the spacious waterfront lawn. 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 such as Wi-Fi, this almost 120 year old home honestly and admittedly does show it's age in ways like slightly slanted floors or crooked doorways. We feel they enhance the character and in no way take anything away from your enjoyment of the home. Think quaint, but comfortably livable.      

All three bedrooms, 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 fully-equipped kitchen, Lake Room including a seating area, dining area, and fireplace, or family room with television and reading nook. The full bathroom, front den with futon, mud room, and a rec 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 small metal 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 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 English Muffins to toast and top with a jar of Thimbleberry Jam from the UP's Keweenaw Peninsula.  

Note that the owners recently purchased this home and will be continually tweaking it with aesthetic, comfort, and convenience improvements.     


    Air Conditioning: Not here. Open screened windows to catch the great cross-breeze or flip on one of the provided box or oscillating fans.   

    ATV's: Not allowed on property, but you can park your trailer with ATV's on the street overnight.  

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


               Bathroom #1: Full Bath, Tub with enclosure doors -- Main floor

               Bathroom #2: Half Bath, new vanity and sink -- Upper floor

    Beach/Swimming: There is swimming right on 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. There is a comfortable seating area down by the water to watch the family swim and also a bench on the dock! Please supervise children on the waterfront.   

    Bedroom Configuration:

              Bedroom #1: Queen—upper floor

              Bedroom #2: Full—upper floor

              Bedroom #3: Full—upper floor

    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, flies and mosquitoes vary by season and rainfall. 


    Cable/Satellite TVs: One TV with Roku in family room, one TV with Roku in master bedroom, one TV with Roku in rec room.

    Cell phone service: Verizon works well. You can also make phone calls over WiFi using Skype, FaceTime, or other WiFi-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 maker. A few K-cups will be provided, along with some creamer and ground coffee. A coffee grinder is also available. Need breakfast and a cup of joe? Hang with the locals at the Corner Cafe & Motel down Highway 41 a few miles.   

                  * Pictured Rocks: 1 hour and 32 minutes ( 79 miles)
                  * Marquette: 48 minutes (36 miles) (Target, Lowes, Starbucks) 
                  * Ishpeming: 28 minutes (23 miles)
                  * Iron Mountain: 1 hour 8 minutes (61 miles)               
                  * Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 3 hours (168 miles) 
                  * Mackinac Bridge: 3 hours and 50 minutes (204 miles)
                  * Craig Lake State Park: 10 minutes to the west on HWY 41
                  * Canyon Falls: 25 minutes (21 miles)
                  * Van Riper State Park: 10 minutes to the east on HWY 41                     
                  * Water Warrior Island at Van Riper State Park (summer only) 10 minutes to the east on HWY 41     

                  * Keweenaw Peninsula / Copper Country: 1 hour and 15
             minutes (65 miles) (Shop, dine, and explore in and around the
             Houghton / Hancock area or drive another 90 minutes north to Copper Harbor)
                  * Quincy Mine: 1 hour and 20 minutes (82 miles)  (The
              underground mine tour at this preserved copper mine should not
              be missed)   

    Dock: 10 foot L-dock with wood bench. You are able to dock your own small boat right outside the home. The public launch is approximately 7 minutes from the home. There is no fishing allowed from this property for the safety of swimmers.  

    Fire pit:   Enjoy lots of comfortable seating options when you gather around the approximately 24" 
    fire bowl located in the rocky garden area directly behind the cottage. The fire bowl has a grate for cooking or you could remove the grate to have a larger fire. It is perfect for sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows. Firewood provided.  

    Fishing: Lake Michigamme fishing is best on the lake as opposed to the shoreline. Van Riper State Park is at the east end of the lake, or jump in a kayak and throw the pole out!

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

    Fishing poles: Please bring your own.

    Grill: Small propane grill. Propane and grilling tools are provided.

    Grocery Store: Well-stocked Convenient Mart and gas station less than 1 mile west on HWY 41. Full grocery stores are available about 30 minutes away in L'Anse to the west or Ishpeming to the east on HWY 41.

    Internet:  YES! Free WiFi for guests!

    Kitchen Basics: In addition to your Welcome Gift of English Muffins and Thimbleberry Jam, you'll find the kitchen well-stocked with tableware, pots and pans, bake ware, 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.     
    Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let us know, and we'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels. Extra blankets are available throughout the cottage. 


    Michigamme Website: This website will give you an idea of what is happening around town during your stay. Michigamme displays their Fireworks at dusk on July 3 right down the street from the cottage. An annual Parade runs down Main Street and is followed by a Picnic in the Park on July 4th.

    Parking: 1-2 cars on 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.   

    Rec Room (NEW!)Combination 6 foot pool/ping-pong table, electronic dart board, and large screen TV with built-in Roku.

    RecyclingPlace 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.

    Snowmobiles: Not allowed to be driven on the property.

    Space:  The lot is long, narrow and deep. The home itself is 2 stories with the bedrooms on the upper floor and main living space on first floor. There is a day-bed located in the upper level loft, and a futon located in the front den on the main floor.  A pack-n-play and pressure-mount baby gate are stored in the pink bedroom closet. 

    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 provided outside garage.

    Washer and Dryer:  YES! Guests may use the washer and dryer. Laundry soap, dryer sheets, and stain spray are provided.

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


    Property/indoor Amenities
    • Basic paper products included.
    • Blow Dryer
    • Board Games
    • Books
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Fireplace- gas
    • Internet/ WI FI
    • Iron & Ironing board
    • Linens & towels included
    • Oscillating Fans
    • Ping pong table
    • Pool table
    • Radio
    • Smoke Detectors
    • TV with ROKU and Blu-Ray DVD
    • TV with ROKU
    • Washer & dryer
    Kitchen Amenities
    • Blender
    • Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
    • Crockpot
    • Dishwasher
    • Hand Mixer
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Standard kitchenware & utensils
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    Outdoor Amenities
    • Deck/patio
    • Fire pit
    • Firewood Provided for guests
    • Grill-propane
    • Kayaks (1 adult sit-upon, 1 youth sit-upon)
    • Lawn Games
    • Patio chairs
    • Private boat dock
    • Swimming on property
    Special Features
    • Baby gate
    • Booster Seat
    • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 2 $125.00
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021 2 $0.00


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.

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 
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!

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.
Jul 2020
Copper Moose Cottage July 2020
The cottage was very comfortable and the view of the lake was delightful.

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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Jul 2019

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