Nelson's Nest Bessemer

NELSON NEST (Bessemer, MI): Sleeps 6-7 people, Neighborhood, Skiing, Dogs Welcomed! 

Pets Welcome







SLEEPS: 7 -8
*BACKYARD (neighbors on either side) with woods

**Outside cameras to monitor the snow levels

MARCH 2020-For our guests piece of mind regarding the recent Covid-19 outbreak this property will have a deep cleaning and a 3 day grace period in between stays now through May 1st. in order to insure that the property is virus free.

Calling all active couples, families, and groups…this one’s for you! With multiple downhill skiing options, 14 nearby waterfall stops and Lake Superior only 25 minutes away, you will have just enough energy to walk in the cabin and lay your head down.

This 3 bedroom home, where 6-8 people can sleep comfortably, is located in a neighborhood environment within the small town of Bessemer.  There is a nice wooded-area surrounding the home. Having 4 twin beds lends itself to a guys/gals getaway or a larger family with little ones.  Enjoy the private backyard (yes, there are neighbors with children), simple fire pit area, patio with chairs, and wildlife crossing the scene. Whether you are a winter warrior or a summer adventurer, Nelson Nest is a great jumping-off point for you!

Air Conditioning: No air condition in home, however, there are 2 ceiling fans and a couple of portable fans.
ATV's: YES! You are able to use the trails nearby, just please do not drive on the lot.

Animals: Deer, squirrel, variety of birds, bear nearby.

Basement: Yes, unfinished-closed off 

Bathroom: Main floor with shower.

Beach/Swimming: Lake Superior is 25 minutes North which hosts many public beaches. Black River Harbor area is great for swimming with sandy beaches and driftwood as far as the eye can see. Be sure to stop along the way at a few waterfalls that you’ll see!
Bedroom Configuration:
    Bedroom #1: Master -main floor Queen Bed
    Bedroom #2: Upstairs with 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom #3: Upstairs with 2 Twin beds
    Trundle Bed in common area which sleeps 2 (great place for young ones to sleep near parents)

Bicycles:  There are 2 children's bicycles at the cabin for your use (please bring your own helmet)

Bugs: Typical UP bugs

Cameras (outside only):  Exterior cameras are setup to monitor the home when empty and snowfall only! 
Cell phone service: GREAT!

              * Duluth, MN: 2 hours and 15 minutes (114 miles)
              * Marquette: 2 hours and 26 minutes ( 139 miles)
              * Porcupine Mountains: 1 hour ( 56 miles)
              * Green Bay: 3 hours and 42 minutes (316 miles)               
              * Mackinac Bridge: 5 hours and 21 minutes away (306 miles)

Fireplace: No

Fire-pit: YES, bring your s’mores.

Fishing: Sunday Lake and Giles Flowage are about 15 minutes away. Gogebic Lake is 40-minutes away (which is a huge inland lake). 
Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at

Fishing poles: Please bring your own

Grill:  Propane grill and Mini Charcoal grill w/charcoal provided!

Grocery Store: 5 minutes from Walmart or Super One Foods—Ironwood

Internet:  Strong internet!

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 me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Lawn Games: Bocce Ball!

Parking: Can fit 2 vehicles side by side with a trailer.

Pets: Dogs are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed.

Privacy:  Neighbors on both sides.

Snowmobiles: YES and you can snowmobile from the house! Iron-Belle Trails are close (less than 1/2 mile from the home)! Please check out both the pedestrian trails (cross-country skiing, biking, snow shoeing) next to the motorized trails.

Skiing: Big Powder Horn – 5 minutes away
              Black Jack – 10 minutes away
              Indian Head – 12 minutes away
              Wolverine Recreation Area  (Gogebic Community College) –
                               Family Tube Sledding and tow-rope – 8 minutes
              White Cap – 15 minutes away             
              Porcupine Mountains – State Park area…hour away

Snowshoes:  There are 2 pair available at the cabin for your use
Space: Ground floor and upper level

Televisions: 2 Smart TVs with live streaming. Cable is also available on both tv’s.

Tours: Stormy Kromer Factory Tour—hats (red and black flap hats) with a store

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer: Yes! It is located on the main floor in the bathroom. Laundry soap is provided.

Wood: Enjoy the free wood.

Link for hiking trails:


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Garage
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Linens & towels included
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed.
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Crockpot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard kitchenware & utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/patio
  • Fire pit
  • Firewood Provided for guests
  • Grill-charcoal
  • Grill-propane
  • Lawn Games
  • Mini-Grill (propane)
  • Patio chairs
  • Snowmobile from property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed
  • Baby gate
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/01/2019 - 01/01/2021 2 $79.00
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $79.00


Great stay
Great stay nice and clean and spacious, the management has great communication. The location puts you near great hiking and other activities.

Ted, we love hearing that you enjoyed your stay!  it was great having you as our guests and we hope to work with you again soon.
Aug 2020
Great weekend getaway!
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time! It was exactly what we wanted. The house is cozy and in a great location/distance from the lake and hiking trails. Our only complaints are the hornet's nests all along the back deck and the broken toilet seat that kept falling apart.

Justyna, we are  glad that overall you enjoyed staying at Nelson's Nest.  When you work with us in the future, know that had you called about the nest and the toilet seat, we would have had someone come out to take care of both issues.  Our guest comfort is our #1 priority.  Pet friendly, with over 10 waterfalls nearby, this is a great property to vacation at.  We look forward to working with you again!
Jul 2020
Clean & Comfortable
The bed in the Master bedroom was very comfortable. The towels in the bathroom were fluffy and plentiful. The Kitchen had all the cooking pot, pans, dishes, and amenities needed. The house is not new but worked great for us. Very good internet connection, Netflix, and more. Loved the quiet at night in this neighborhood. Very Clean!

Patricia, thanks for this wonderful review!  We are glad that Nelson's Nest pleased you. We'd love to work with you again. This is a pet friendly property that sleeps 6-7 people. It is in a neighborhood and has a forest view. Snowmobilers can ride right from the house.
Feb 2020
Home away from home
The house has everything you need and a few you don't. Things you need nice beds good assortment of dishes and cookware, things that you need and don't need, depending on the time of year, bicycles let's see it's winter don't need, snowshoes there are snow drifts over six feet just might need these it's winter. We really liked are stay easy access to the snowmobile trails and shopping is close enough. We will probably be back next year.

Ross, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at Nelson's Nest.  It is located in a neighborhood and has a forest view.  It has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 7-8, plus it is multiple dog friendly!  It's the perfect winter getaway spot for cross country skiers and snowmobilers.  We look forward to your return.
Feb 2020
Great place to stay

Brandon, we are happy that you enjoyed Nelson's Nest.  Located in a neighborhood and near to over 10 waterfalls, Nelson Nest is a great place to go to getaway.  It sleeps 7-8.  We hope to see you back again.
Jan 2020
If you are traveling to this area, I would assume you already know that there is a lot of snow here in the winter. Well, it's even more than you can imagine! This home is in a great location with access to main roads and back roads to get you wherever you need to go. When we stayed, most of our events were in Ironwood MI with a few trips to Hurley WI. The farthest location that we traveled to was less than 15 minutes from this house. We couldn't have picked a better location if we had tried. Some of our places included Breakwater and the Smoking Gun and if you have time to enjoy with friends you have to check out Cold Iron. This home is so easy to find, although maps will only take you to the road, not the exact address. You can easily spot the house, even when it is buried in the snow! Next time we have to travel to see our friends in Ironwood, we will check on this rental first!

FVR response: 
Maggie, what a great review!  You are right, Mother Nature certainly has been generous with her snow in the UP this year.  We are glad that it did not stop you from your stay at Nelson's Nest.  It is in a neighborhood and sleeps 6-7, plus it's dog friendly!  We'd love to have you back again.
Dec 2019
Great place and quick responses! Would recommend

FVR response: 
William, we so appreciate your recommendation.  That means a lot to us.  We are happy that Nelson's Nest fit your needs.  It is located in a neighborhood and sleeps 7-8.  Guests can bring their dogs with them!  Snowmobile trails and ski slopes are close by.  We hope to see you back again.
Dec 2019
“Very reasonably priced, super clean, fully stocked and very helpful and quick responses from the host. Great place to stay if you’re in the area and looking for somewhere cheap, spacious and super clean.”

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Natalie, thanks for taking time to write this review.  We love that you enjoyed staying at Nelson's Nest.  This is the place for active guests:  multiple ski options in the area, close to over 14 waterfalls and Lake Superior is only 25 minutes away.  It sleeps 6-7 and multiple dogs are welcome.  We hope that you come back again.
Oct 2019
Awesome Location for ATV/Snowmobling
My husband and I stayed here a few times this last year. We are avid snowmobilers and this location was perfect. You are about a 1/2 mile away from the trail with very easy access to get to the trail. The trails were in great condition being in the Snowbelt line. I am not a skier, but the Ski Resorts are very close by. When there is not snow, the waterfalls are amazing! You only have to drive about 15 minutes and then they are one after another all about 1-5 miles apart. The views are breathtaking. For the home itself. It is nestled on a quiet country road. The amenities are just what a person needs. Beds, TV's, Internet, Cable, Bathroom with supplies, Fridge, Stove, Microwave and Coffee Pot to name a few. And if you do forget to pack something or would like to do your grocery shopping when you get there, Walmart is about 5 min away. The house also has a covered patio off the back along with a fire pit in the backyard. I will be staying her again when I come to the U.P.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Wow, Tin, thanks for taking the time to write this fabulous review.  You ha ve said it all.  We look forward to your next stay!
Oct 2019

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