Copper Moose Cottage Michigamme


COPPER MOOSE COTTAGE (Lake Michigamme):  WiFi, Outdoor fire pit,  Yard Games, Swimming, Dock your Boat
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 (Dock your own watercraft up to 18')
* FREE WiFi
* 3 TV's with ROKU
* COMPUTER with INTERNET
* 2400 SQ FT COTTAGE
* FIRE PIT
* FAMILY VACATION, GIRLS' WEEKEND, GUYS' GETAWAY 
* UPDATED FOR 2021: NEW MATTRESSES ON THE 2 FULL BEDS


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 around Lake Michigamme using the provided kayaks, or play one of the many provided yard games on the spacious waterfront lawn. Enjoy the large windows which lend a panoramic view of the amazing lawn, gardens, and lake. 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. 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, Computer, and Roku TV's, 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 well-appointed 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 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 a basket containing English Muffins to toast and top with a jar of delicious Thimbleberry Jam from the UP's Keweenaw Peninsula.  


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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

Baby/Toddler Needs: A pack-n-play, pressure-mount baby gate, and adjustable booster seat are provided.
 

Bathrooms:


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


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

Beach/Swimming: Swim 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. Water-shoes are recommended due to the rocky nature of Lake Michigamme. 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 (NEW MATTRESS 2021)


          Bedroom #3: Full—upper floor (NEW MATTRESS 2021)

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, and 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 east on Highway 41 a few miles.

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 and around the Houghton/Hancock area or drive another 90 minutes north 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)
              * 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                     
              * Water Warrior Island at Van Riper State Park (summer only) 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: 10 foot L-dock with wood bench. You are able to dock your own small boat right on our waterfront. The public launch is approximately 7 minutes from the home. There is no fishing allowed from this property for the safety of swimmers.  

Echo Dot Tower: Enjoy 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 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! The most prevalent species include Walleye, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Yellow Perch, and Small Mouth Bass.

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

Fishing poles and tackle: 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.

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

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. CoffeeMate Powder Creamer and Folders Ground coffee and filters included.

Linens: The beds will already be made with sheets and pillows prior to your arrival. Bath, beach, and kitchen towels are provided. Extra blankets are available throughout the cottage. 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 a 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. A public BBQ and activities follow 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.

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. 

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 day-bed 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 star-gazing. 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 provided outside garage.

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

Water Warrior Island: Channel your inner child traversing the inflated obstacles and slides. WWI is located on the beach at Van Riper State Park at the far east end of Lake Michigamme. While typically open Memorial Day to Labor Day, be sure to check their Facebook page for current rates and daily hours. Reservations recommended.

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

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 with Remote Control)
  • 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 (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
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)
  • Pool Noodles
  • Private Boat Dock
  • 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 $135.00

Reviews

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
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
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
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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