Horseshoe Lake Cottage Republic
HORSESHOE LAKE COTTAGE
LAKEFRONT (Horseshoe Lake)
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*DOGS ARE WELCOMED
The Horseshoe Lake Cottage has a beautiful view situated right on the peninsula. Check out this Drone Video of the Horseshoe Lake Cottage.
Enjoy 2200 feet of private, waterfront peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Very secluded and quiet. There are only 4 other cottages on the gorgeous 220 acre Horseshoe Lake, near Republic, Michigan. Horseshoe Lake is mostly a sandy bottom beach, yet it is rocky in some parts. Its depth ranges between 10-15 feet deep, with a few spots at 20 feet. The property owners have created a small, beach area on a part of the peninsula. It has a significant, 45 degree incline. (This is NOT an ideal place for anyone with mobility challenges.)
Great for a group of fishermen/women, people who love the rustic outdoors, privacy, and relaxation, This cabin has three-bedrooms with gorgeous views throughout. Windows surround the cabin, which makes you feel connected to nature. The Horseshoe Lake Cottage provides a very spacious and comfortable area, both inside and out, with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy. The master bedroom is spacious with a king-sized bed and TV w/ DVD player. The other bedrooms have bunk beds-- one with a double bed below.
A simple rowboat is included during your stay. Life jackets are there for your use, however they are simply standard sizes. Bringing your own is more comfortable for many people.
Growing children will need their own life jacket.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Air-Conditioner: - No, we have 3 fans at the cabin. Plus, with the wonderful cross-breeze on the peninsula, it hasn't been an issue. There has been a A/C unit added to the Master Bedroom.
Bathroom: Full bathroom (sink, toilet, shower/tub combo).
Beach/Swimming: It is approximately 20x30 feet. The lake is great for swimming, the bottom of the lake is mostly a sandy/rock mixture. Depth of the lake ranges from 10-20.
Bedroom #1: Master bedroom: King-size bed
Bedroom #2: 2 sets of twin bunk beds
Bedroom #3: Bunk Bed-1 full-size on bottom, 1 twin-size on top
We have a basic fishing boat for your use, which is included in your rental. If you are an experienced boater, we also have an electric trolling motor, with a marine battery attached for your use. This motor must be able to be carried from the basement to the boat. The boat will also need to be flipped over between each use. It is not easy for the average person. Life jackets can be found near the boats, the workbench or closet in the basement.
Boat Launch: If you are bringing your own boat, there is a beautiful public boat launch on the north east side of the lake.
Cable/Satellite TV: Yes, there is satellite TV (Dish Network).
Cell phone service: Cell service is spotty in the Upper Peninsula. Still, we have found that Sprint seems to provide the best service in the area. AT&T has been pretty good as well.
Coffee Pot: Yes, we have a coffee pot at the cabin. At times there is coffee available, yet we highly recommend that you bring your own. We do not inventory the coffee.
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: 2 hours and 20 minutes. (109 miles)
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park: 3 hours and 20 minutes. (177 miles)
*Mackinac Bridge: 4 hours. (215 miles)
Driveway: The driveway can get very muddy and is on a hill. It is not easy to traverse with a low bottom car. Ideally, you need to travel with a 4x4 truck to Horseshoe Lake Cabin.
Fishing: Great fishing from the dock or boat.
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online here!
Fishing poles: Please bring your own poles!
Grill: - We have an outdoor propane grill for your use. Also, there is a built-in charcoal grill pit by the fire pit.
Grocery Store: The closest, full-sized grocery store is about a 1/2-hour drive from the cabin, Ishpeming. It is the IGA Jubilee right on U.S 41. If you are driving from Wisconsin/Chicago, the last grocery store is in Iron Mountain. There is a little store in the town of Republic, about 15 minutes from the cabin, yet there isn't a large selection, and the prices are convenience-store equivalent. There is a larger convenience store/BP Gas station on the corner of U.S. 41 and MI-95, about 20 minutes North of the cabin.
Heating source: Not only do we have the fireplace, yet we do have forced air heat.
Hunting: We do not allow hunting or shooting (even just at targets) of any kind on the 20 private acres, or the adjoining private property.
Internet: No. Enjoy this time to unplug for a little while. For the best food and closest Wi-Fi in the area, check out the Silver Lake Restaurant (906) 542-7195
N13195 Highway M95, Channing (within 10 miles south of the cottage, on the west side of M-95).
Kitchen Supplies The basic kitchen supplies are at the cabin. Basic dishes, pots/pans, glasses, cups, etc. are provided, including basic kitchen spices. Still, we do not inventory these items, so if there is something specific you would like, we highly recommend bringing it.
Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets. The beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases.
Parking: Plenty of parking, yet beware, the driveway is not easy to traverse if you have a low-riding car.
Pet: Only 1 dog is allowed. Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet. *This property is also situated on 20 acres and not fenced. Therefore, it is your responsibility to watch and clean up after your pet.
Privacy: Semi-private; you are on a private peninsula. There are only 4 other cottages on the lake. Check out this drone Video of the Horseshoe Lake Cottage.
Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It’s always good to bring extra beach towels.
Washer/Dryer: Just a washing machine, no dryer!
Wood: Bring your own. It can also be bought at the local grocer.
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Cable- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Linens & Towels included
- Pets allowed
- Pool Table
- Coffee maker
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Fire Pit
- Patio Chairs
- Private Boat Dock
- Rowboat Included
- Sandy Beach
- Swimming on Property
|05/17/2022 - 12/31/2022||4||$292.00|
Hi Rachel, thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Horseshoe Lake. We are glad to know you enjoyed the home and your time in the Republic area! Hopefully we can have you back!
Mark, we're glad that you enjoyed the cottage and hope to work with you again!
Jen, glad to hear that the fishing was good, and that the cottage was perfect for your annual trip to the UP! Thank you for your kind words for FVR. We do strive to make things perfect for our guests. We hope to work with you again.
FVR RESPONSEAmy, we're so glad that we could extend your stay! After the year we've all had, it's good to be at a place where you can find amazing wildlife, calm and peace, so we're glad that Horseshoe Lake Cottage gave you that. We look forward to your return.
FVR RESPONSEErin, girl's weekends are the best! We're so glad that you decided to spend it with us. It sounds like you had a blast. We always appreciate feedback, so thanks for that. We'd love to have you back next summer!
Elizabeth, it does feel good to really get away, we agree. We are so glad that we could host you on your getaway, and we hope to work with you again!
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Vicki, what a great 1st night you had - the cruise and then sitting on the dock looking at the stars. When one is use to living in the city, seeing stars like you saw at Horseshoe Lake Cottage makes for a very special event. We wish you had let us know about the droppings in the yard and the porch and windows while you were there. We would have sent the cleaner out immediately to correct those things. Please know that next time you work with us, if you find anything amiss, just call us and we'll take care of it. We do hope that you come back again for more star-gazing!