Lincoln Log Cabin Iron River

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LINCOLN LOG CABIN (Hagerman Lake): Snowmobile from the property! Sleeps 10 Comfortably, 15 MAX,  Ski Brule just 10 min away!






SLEEPS: 10 Comfortably, 15 max
BEDROOMS: 3 Each floor is a suite (see below)
BATHROOMS: 3 (1 on each floor)
LAKEFRONT (Hagerman Lake)
*FISHERMAN'S DREAM (summer & winter)

This luxurious log home is located in the midst of Ottawa National Forest, on the shore of a crystal clear spring fed lake, just outside the small town of Iron River, Michigan. Hagerman Lake as it is called, named after the original owners of the surrounding property, is an excellent fishing lake both summer and winter. It has been highlighted in Field and Stream magazine for its record Northern catches. It is home to a family of Bald Eagles. Frequent sightings of the state bird, the Loon are made on the lake. A giant Woodpecker loves to awaken you some mornings with its rat-tat. If you get up during the night, make a point to go outside and check out the aurora borealis, a frequent sight in the night sky of the U. P. There is a fire pit in the yard lakeside to enjoy day or night, and ample wood is provided.

Well marked cross-country trails adjoin the property that is great for hiking and backpacking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. As an added bonus, it is located in the heart of snowmobile country. Trail rides abound in every direction. Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing too!  The home itself is a spacious 3600 square foot year round vacation home with all the amenities.

It has a beautiful wrap around deck, great for barbecuing, reading and relaxing. It is steps away from swimming and boating. There IS A DOCK and A ROWBOAT, 2 CANOES AND 3 KAYAKS for easy access to the lake. There is a great recreation room downstairs that has a TV with satellite (all the premium channels). There is an air hockey and foosball table  for game enthusiasts. The  ground floor has radiant heat floors.  The great room on the main floor has a wood burning fireplace to add that extra coziness and warmth in the fall and winter. There is also a dining room table that seats 8, or once the leaves are added can seat up to 12. The house has three master bedrooms with adjoining baths. The main floor bedroom has a Jacuzzi bathtub and steam shower. They are all charmingly decorated and come fully stocked with bedding and towels. They are each on separate levels so afford complete privacy for two or three couples vacationing together. Since your comfort and satisfaction is of upmost important to us, we can not accept bookings of more than 15 total people (including children) at the cabin. 

As an extra layer of security, we do have video cameras in the back and front of the cottage. There are no cameras inside the cottage.


A/C:  One of the few vacation rentals in the Upper Peninsula that actually has air conditioning, even though it is rarely needed.  Still, it sure feels good to turn it on during one of those hot summer days.

Animals: You will find over 35 species of birds in the area. It is very common to see deer, and a merganser family which likes to frequent the home! In addition, there are multiple bald eagle's nests osprey nearby. Don't be surprised when you see fox walking through the yard each morning. Also, on the lake are a couple of loons that produce each year, and heron will also be spotted. Please make sure you don't leave any coolers outside with food in them as they WILL attract Bears! There have been some sightings lately and we want you to be aware of what will draw them in.

ATV: Yes, please bring them!

Wolf River State Trail -

Bill Nicholls Trail -

Iron Ore Heritage Trail -

Basement: The comfortable basement is great for relaxing and watching the beautiful lake, TV/Movies,  or playing foosball and air hockey.

Bathroom: There are 3 bathrooms in total.  1 each floor adjoining the bedrooms.

Beach/Swimming:  While it is possible to swim directly from the lakeshore in front of the cabin, the best traditional swimming beach is just across the lake. Feel free to row across, attach your own motor onto the boat or drive the 3 miles around the lake to the beach. There is a nice park there as well.  Gravel bottom in front of cottage.

Bedroom Configuration:

 *While there is comfortable sleeping in beds for up to 15 people, 10 people are ideal.

Upper Level Suite- 1 King, 1 Queen + 1 Twin (mattress is foam)

Main Level Suite- 1 King Bed 

Lower Level Suite- 2 Queen Bunk Beds (total of 4 queen beds)

Boats:  Lake is not busy with boats and great for water skiing. We currently (as of 2017) have 2 canoes and 1 small rowboat as well as 3 kayaks for your use.  We do have some life jackets available, yet we would advise you to bring you own. Life jackets are required for each person on the boat. No exceptions. If you have children, you must bring their own life jacket, as life jackets vary by size for the little ones.

Boat Launch: On the opposite side of the lake there is a small public park and boat launch on Hagerman Lake Road that you are able to use.

Boat Rental:  In nearby Eagle River, WI. Boat Sport Marina

Closest Grocery Store: 
Angeli's Central Market - 833 Riverside Ave, Iron River, MI 49935  (906) 265-5107

Bugs: Typical flies, mosquitoes, spiders, and ants.

Cable/Satellite TVs: We have 2 TVs with Dish Network.

Cell phone service:  Cell phone service can be utilized by turning on WIFI calling on any Apple or Android device.  There is no landline phone service at the cabin.

Children: We do have a pack n play available for young children. Plus, we do have a child gate you are welcome to use for one of the staircases.

Dishwasher: Yes! newly installed in 2021


Eagle River: approximately 45 min away

Indianhead: ski resort approximately an hour away

Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino: try your luck at the casino in Watersmeet about 35 minutes away

Mackinac Bridge: approximately 4 hours and 40 minutes away (245 miles)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: approximately 3 hours (157 miles)
Pine Mountain: ski resort approximately an hour away
Powderhorn: ski resort approximately an hour away

Ski Brule: come enjoy this great family ski resort just 10 miles away
Tahquamenon Falls National Park: approximately 4 hours away (226 miles)
Wisconsin border: just 10 miles away

Dock: The dock at the cabin is 20 foot long. It is about 4 1/2 deep at the end.

Fire Pit: There is a fire pit in the yard lakeside to enjoy day or night, and ample wood is provided.

Fireplace: Wood burning fireplace.  Wood is provided.

Fishing: Bring your poles. Enjoy excellent summer fishing with a right from the dock or from the simple fishing boat we provide.  In the winter, you can bring your own ice shanty, or go out onto the ice with your auger to enjoy some great fishing on the secluded Hagerman Lake. Enjoy northern pike, blue gill, walleye and smallmouth bass.  It's a spring fed lake. Bluegill are found right around the dock in the summer. One guest even caught 100 bluegills in one day.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at

Grill: Yes, there is a propane grill for your use. Propane is provided.

Grocery Store:   Family Foods - 
318 W Adams St, Iron River, MI 49935  906/265/5462;    Angeli's Central Market - 833 Riverside Ave, Iron River, MI 49935  906/265-5107

Handicap Accessible: Main level only has a couple of stairs to enter the home.  Will want to exercise caution when navigating the remainder of the home as there are stairs leading to upper and lower levels.

Hospital/ Medical Care: The closest hospital is in Iron River, about 5-6 miles from the cottage. There is also a clinic in the shopping center by the grocery store.

Hunting: Not onsite.

Internet:  YES, Wi-Fi is here! Enjoy! 15GB available weekly. Any excessive use over the 15 GB will be billed to you as extra cost.

Kitchen Supplies: All basic kitchen pots/pans, dishes and cooking utensils are included along with a new dishwasher.

Linens:  Yes, we provide you with basic sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are particular about the thread count of your sheets, let us know, and we will make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets.

Parking:   3 - 4 cars at most.

Parks: Well marked cross-country trails adjoin the property that is great for hiking and backpacking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Pets: Are not allowed at this property


Privacy: The cabin is on a lake with other homes in view.  Neighbors to south are about 50 feet away and to the north a bit further.

Sauna: A barrel sauna can be rented and delivered to the cabin from Cottages to Castles in Iron River.  More info at

Snowmobile Trail: You can snowmobile right from the cabin door. Closest trail is Trail #2/15, 7.5 miles from cabin (just before intersection at Gibbs City Rd. & Mcnutt Rd.) Trail is called Iron City Orv/ State Line Trail. Other trail is south of Hagerman Lake, Trail #15 roughly 5 miles from cabin (close to state line)

Space:  a spacious 3 story, 3600 sq ft, year round vacation home with all the amenities.

Store: Angeli’s Grocery store which is approximately 11 minutes away.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels for inside use.  Please bring your own beach towels to take to the water.

Washer and dryer: Yes.  

Wood:  Wood is provided.

Watersports: Hagerman Lake is an all-sports lake.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Central air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Heated ground floor
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Log Cabin
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Patio Chairs
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Rowboat Included
  • Snowmobile from Property
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • AirBnB Rounding Adjustment

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
06/20/2019 - 12/31/2023 3 $422.00


We had 3 families there and the setup is perfect. 3 floors each with bedroom and bathroom so everybody had there space. Plenty of room for the dogs. Looking forward to going back again.


Michael, we love that the 3 families came to Lincoln Log Cabin, and that it worked out so well for you all.  It's always great to have our pups with us on vacation.  We look forward to your return!
Jun 2021 should have been done directly with Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Our experience with Freshwater Vacation Rentals was refreshingly great. We will go directly to them to rent a home in the future. The rental met our needs. Thanks to all the people involved in the process of renting this home located in a locale conducive to enjoying our vacation. We hope to do it again.

Jill, thank you for the kind words for FVR!  It means a lot to us.  We look forward to working with you directly again.
Sep 2020
4 stars
Everything was perfect. The house was great and our grandchildren's first experience with fishing and beautiful Hagerman Lake was outstanding. We made great memories!

Maria, making family memories is so important and we love that we could be  a part of it!  The grandkids must have been thrilled with fishing.  We hope to work with you again.
Aug 2020
Awesome Family trip to the lake
Went for a 5 day trip with family of 6. Great house w/ lots of space for four teens to have their own areas. At the end of the road so somewhat secluded with no neighbors on one side. Great set up with little swimming dock in the water and with water vessels, life jackets. Swimming great. A/C was nice as it was in 90's that week. Lots of wildlife outside, turtles and bald eagle next door and ducks. House stocked with all the essentials. Although not used much, nice to have the satellite TV and foosball and air hockey. Wifi was a bit spotty more related to the location in the wilderness and older local infrastructure. Teens found that sometimes an issue but we are at the lake, after all...Overall it was a perfect house for us. We had only one very minor issue (broken axe) and the owner was responsive in providing another one so we could chop wood (though likely didn't need to w/ ample wood there).

Brain, thanks for this wonderful, extensive review!  You've sold us on it, and it's our property!  Lincoln Log Cabin does offer so many fun things to do.  It includes a rowboat, 3 kayaks and 2 canoes!  And your dog can come along.  We hope to see you again.
Jul 2020
Perfect getaway
Property was beautiful with views of the lake and woods. Cabin had all the amenities of home and was laid out well for relaxing or for having fun; air hockey and foosball were a bonus. Great retreat for the family.

FVR response: 
Melissa, we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Lincoln Log Cabin.  It's a great place for families to stay.  It sleeps 8 and is pet friendly.  Guests can snowmobile right from the property.  We look forward to working with you again.
Dec 2019
It was great
Very nice

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Ernie, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at Lincoln Log Cabin.  If you like staying in the middle of a forest, on a crystal clean spring fed lake, Lincoln Log Cabin is for you.  It sleeps 8 - 10 and is on Hagerman Lake, a great fishing lake.  We hope to see you back again.
Oct 2019
Beautiful cabin!!
What a wonderful weekend we had in your beautiful cabin! Thank you so much for allowing us to use your wonderful home! We enjoyed a successful bear hunt, hiking, fishing, kayaking and a whole lot of relaxation in this gorgeous location! I only wish we had more time there! We ALL had a wonderful time and hope to visit again! Rick and Angie VanMalsen and family/friends Sept 2019

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Angie and Rick, we are so pleased to hear that you had a successful weekend at Lincoln Log Cabin.  And a successful bear hunt to boot!  With the colder weather approaching the fabulous stone fireplace is a welcome addition after being outside.  We hope you do come back again.
Oct 2019
Lincoln Log Cabin
The entire family had a wonderful time during our stay at the cabin! The weather couldn't have been better - who'd have thought the temps would be in the mid-seventies in mid-September?? The sound of the woodpecker in the trees and the loons on the lake in the morning was a great accompaniment to morning coffee. I would highly recommend the property!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Theresa, thanks for taking the time to write this review and for your strong recommendation.  Lincoln Log Cabin sleeps 8 and is pet friendly.  It has a rowboat and 3 kayaks for exploring the lake.  We hope to see you back again.
Sep 2019
great place
We had a great time. We had lots of room for our kids and grand children. Loved using the kayaks and canoe. We recommend this place.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Judy, summer vacation with the kids and grandkids is the best, and Lincoln Log Cabin is the perfect place to be!  It sleeps 8-10 and each floor is a suite for privacy. Hagerman Lake is a fisher-person's paradise, and there are 3 kayaks and a rowboat for guests to use to explore the lake.  Plus, your 4 legged furry friends are welcome here!
Aug 2019
Family vacation
It was everything and more then we even expected. Cabin is awesome fit our family of 10 perfect. Fishing was good. Nice and quiet setting. Relaxing fire at night to end a perfect day. Can’t wait to come back again!!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kevin, it sounds like you really did have a perfect vacation.  This luxurious log home is located in the midst of Ottawa National Forest, on the shore of a crystal clear spring fed lake, just outside the small town of Iron River, Michigan.  Lincoln Log Cabin has a  fabulous wrap around deck, plus AC for if it really gets hot.  We'll look forward to your return.
Aug 2019
Great Place
We had a great time at the cabin being with our kids and grand children. Lots of room and loved the kayaks and canoe. We will definitely want to come back. We recommend this place.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Charles, we'd love to have you come back.  It's so great to find a place that works for your family for vacations.  Did you take your grandkids fishing?  Swimming, fishing, boating and hiking on nearby trails makes Lincoln Log Cabin a perfect vacation place.
Aug 2019
Great Family Vacation
An awesome place for a family getaway. We had 10 people with grandchildren included, it fit our family perfect. Boys had excellent fishing. Just a perfect getaway. Can’t wait to go back!!!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kevin, we can't wait until you come back!  Lincoln Log Cabin is perfect for large groups because each floor is a suite, so you have privacy.  We're glad to hear that the boys had good fishing - that just adds to the fun!  Hopefully you had some quality time on the fabulous wrap-around deck.  
Aug 2019
This cabin is simply beautiful , I look forward to book it again next year
The whole experience was terrific

 Ricky, we love to get reviews like this! Lincoln Log Cabin is a great property.  Between the swimming, the private dock, the row boat and the 3 kayaks, guests have all the makings for a great vacation.  Plus it's pet friendly so that your fur-babies can join in the fun.  We look forward to you return.
Jul 2019
fun with the family
We had a great time. Kids and husband had so much fun kayaking, swimming and fishing. Moms had fun relaxing. Very cute spacious cabin for the whole family or group.

Alexis, we are so happy that Lincoln Log Cabin worked out so well for you all.  It is great when there are enough kayaks for the kids, and when the weather is good for swimming and fishing!  For the moms to feel like they were getting their R&R says everything!  we hope to see you all back again.
Jun 2019
Wonderful Family Vacation!
This was our second stay at the Lincoln Log Cabin. I can't say enough about how great it was. We stay with our children, their spouses and our grand-children. The location is private, there is plenty of room, the cabin is amazing and is always clean and well stocked. The grill is on a spacious covered deck so rain was no problem. Really a wonderful place for family memories - Thanks to the owners for their hospitality and Freshwater Vacation Rentals for making the rental process smooth.

Cheryl, we love our returning guests!  Lincoln Log Cabin is the perfect place to make family memories.  Nothing beats being in the midst of Ottawa National Forest on crystal clear spring fed Hagerman Lake.  The log cabin feel and the huge stone fireplace add even more to its appeal.  We'll look for you again next year!
May 2019
We had an awesome time!
This is one of our favorite cabins and we'll definitely be back!

Ken, the best reviews come from our returning guests, so we really appreciate your taking the time to write a review.  Lincoln Log Cabin is a great property.  The stone fireplace, the windows, the view of the lake, the porch and the privacy all combine to make it a great vacation spot.  We are so glad that you came back and we look forward to seeing you again!
Jan 2019
Warm winter getaway!
It was my husband, two dogs, and this cabin was a lot more space than we needed, but it was perfect for a long weekend. I contacted the rental company mid-stay regarding some items of concern and they (and the owner) were super responsive to my concerns. Great cabin and awesome rental company! I would recommend. The owner has a bunch of cut wood at the cabin for the fireplace, with a wood splitter on the front porch to get smaller pieces. This saved us the hassle from having to go into town to find wood. Definitely appreciated! FYI - they are right, your GPS is not to be trusted when getting close to this property (coming from southern WI anyway).

Jessica, thank you for this great review and for the kudoos to FVR.  It is our highest priority to make our guest's visit the best possible.  We are so glad that you, your husband and your pups had such a great stay at Lincoln Log Cabin.  It is a great winter property.  We hope to work with you again in the future!
Jan 2019
This is the 2nd time we have rented this cabin. It is so beautiful, clean and has everything you need. I highly recommend the Lincoln Log cabin. We stayed for Christmas both trips and they had the cabin decorated for us and even had a Christmas tree. The cabin is really close to Ski Bruel and Caspian sledding hill. We had so much fun. On our next trip up I would like to visit and stay at the cabin in the summer. Thanks again for the wonderful stay!

Jody, thanks for this great review!  Our return guests are our best advertising.  Lincoln Log Cabin is a great vacation spot any time of year, and going there for Christmas was brilliant!  The incredible stone fireplace must have helped to make everything even more merry and bright!  Do come this summer, so you can experience the pleasure of Lincoln Log Cabin in the warm months.
Jan 2019
Great getaway
We loved our stay at the Lincoln Log Cabin! I'm sure it shines in the summer, but for us, the cabin made for a perfect winter retreat over the holidays. Coming from Chicago, we were looking for a change of pace, and that's exactly what we found. The property is nestled in the woods with lots of peace and quiet. But it was only a short drive to Iron River, where we made daily trips for tasty meals and visits to a very nice grocery store. Inside, the entire cabin has a cozy feel even though there was lots of room for everyone to stretch out and find their own space. We spent most of our time in the great room, reading by the fire or sitting at the dining table with views of the lake. The bedrooms were big and comfy too. The service we received surrounding our stay was fantastic. Cara from Freshwater was prompt and friendly--not only answering my questions but offering great tips about places to eat near the cabin. After we arrived, the owner of the property called to make sure I had everything I needed. It was a really pleasant experience all around. We are hoping to get back to the Lincoln Log Cabin again soon!

John, getting reviews such as yours makes our day!  We are so happy that Lincoln Log Cabin was the perfect place for your group.  There is something totally magical about being in the woods in winter, tucked into a comfortable cabin with a huge stone fireplace and a light, open floor plan.  It's the perfect place for dreaming, reading and conversing and outdoor winter sports if that's your thing. We look forward to working with you again!
Jan 2019
An incredible value

Susan, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at  Lincoln Log Cabin.  We agree that it is an incredible value!  The light and airiness of the cabin, plus that incredible fireplace make it perfect for late fall/ winter get-aways!  We hope to see you again
Dec 2018
We come back every year we love it


John and Debra, we love that you come back to the Lincoln Log Cabin every year!  You are the perfect guests.
John & Debra
Jun 2018
We come back every year we love it


John and Debra, we are so happy that you love Lincoln Log Cabin as much as we do.  We'll look forward to seeing you again next year!
John & Debra
Jun 2018
Very awesome rental! Say to see it's almost fully booked for next summer.


We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay.  The Lincoln Log Cabin is a wonderful property.  Remember that we have over 70 properties in Michigan, and we offer a 10% discount for returning guests who book directly through us.
Jackie & Scott
Mar 2018
Great Get-away!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Lincoln Log Cabin. The spacious, beautiful and relaxing atmosphere was exactly what we were hoping form. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us for a couple of days. This is a definite place to return to!

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Lincoln Log Cabin.  It is a great property.  We hope to see you again in the future.
Feb 2018
Everything We Imagined
The cabin was great and we really enjoyed our stay. The rental process was convenient and the information provided was efficient and helpful. I will use this method of booking again.


We are so happy that you had a positive experience.  We have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We hope to see you again soon.
Feb 2018
Great vacation place
Our family has been to this "cabin" for two years now after many years staying at Ski Brule. Very nice big place for our family gatherings. It is the only place I want to stay when I visit the U.P. Very easy people to work with when renting this cabin. I would highly recommend this place to anyone traveling up north. I want to give a big thank you to the owners and freshwater vacation rentals!! We will be back next year and many more.
Jun 2017
Loved it! Our family had a great time.
John & Debra
Jun 2016
Log Cabin
Loved the log home and our family enjoyed it to. The fishing was good and the yard was great for the kids to play and go swimming. Thank you for letting us rent it. We all had fun!
John & Debra
Jun 2016
Loved it! Our family had a great time.
John & Debra
Jun 2016

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