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

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 bicycles at the cabin for your use (please bring your own helmet)

Bugs: Typical UP bugs
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! Iron-Belle Trails are close and long! 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.


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

11/01/2019 - 12/31/20202$125.00


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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