The Riverhaus Iron River

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The Riverhaus: (IRON RIVER, MI):On Paint River, Serene and private, Riverfront, Sleeps 6, WIFI!






*Be aware that this property REQUIRES a 4-wheel drive vehicle. The UP weather can change very quickly. There are hills leading to the property and has the potential for ice forming and areas of mud. Under zero circumstances should you attempt to arrive at this property at night!

*Property can be challenging to find. Before you depart, please download the on-X app. In your arrival instructions, we provide driving instructions plus a link to the exact property location.

The Riverhaus
*For winter Guests, please be aware that a four-wheel drive vehicle is required. The property is plowed regularly, but there is always a chance that ice will form on the small hill leading to the property. 

Such a thoughtful, unassuming cabin, tucked along the Paint River in Iron River. The Riverhaus, on the western side of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, provides an ideal vintage setting which elicits those nostalgic feelings. The purposeful perspective of this home leaves you appreciating true vintage, which isn't equated with old or worn.  The traditional front porch stretches the length of the home facing Paint River. There is privacy, comfort and a sense of relaxation which embodies the cabin.  The cabin provides an open concept to the way life once was.  Watching a movie on the pull-down screen is special.  Although the cabin is small, its openness allows you to easily traverse between the rooms. 

The kitchen has your basic needs covered, with the simple, open access to your plates, bowls and glasses. The Master bedroom is on the main level, a second bedroom upstairs and a loft with a two (2) twin beds.

Professional nomads will appreciate the designated work space. Plus, there is even a washer/dryer for any laundry needs during you stay.

The Riverhaus is the ideal, classic cabin get-away which will capture your mind and soul. Don't forget to carve out time to relax at night by the fire pit with your small group of favorite people.



Air Conditioning: No, but there are box fans and oscillating fans

ATV's: Not on property

Animals: Eagles, Woodpeckers, deer, and other small animals.  Great for bird watching!


     Bathroom #1: Main Floor- Full bathroom- Shower, sink, toilet 

Beach/Swimming: There is swimming from the property, but depths vary so if you are looking to just get your feet wet, you can do that as well.

Bedroom Configurations:
      Bedroom #1: Main Floor- Master Bedroom- Queen size bed
      Bedroom #2: Upper Floor- Queen size bed
      Loft Area: 2 Twin beds
Boats: None on hand but you could easily launch a canoe or kayak from property if you brought one

Bugs: Black flies, and mosquitos can be pesky at times but property is treated with natural repellents(cedar oil) to help combat 


Cable: There is not traditional cable but there is a Smart TV and Projector 
Cell Phone Service: Cell service is spotty, advisable to use wifi calling


Coffee Maker: There is a ten cup drip coffee maker and coffee available

      * Mackinac Bridge: 4 hours (225 miles)
              * Pictured Rocks: 3 hours (145 miles)
              * Porcupine Mtns: 1 hour 50 mins (109 miles)
              * Marquette: 1 hour 30 mins (86 miles)
              * Houghton: 1 hour 18 min( 76 miles)
              * Ishpeming: 1 hour 15 mins (72 miles)
              * Bond Falls: 1 hour (55 miles)
              * Iron Mountain: 48 min (43 miles)             
Dock: There is not a dock


Drinking Water: Well water-It is drinkable but there is a Brita pitcher available for use as well


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

Fireplace: Wood stove 

Fire-pit: Yes, please stop and grab some wood on your way to property

Fishing: Musky are the main fish in the area

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan. 
Click here to purchase your license online

Golf: Young's Golf 23min (17 miles)

Grill: Charcoal grill(please grab some charcoal and lighter fluid on way to property)

Grocery Store: Tall Pines Grocery and Gas 5 min(4.0 miles),
Crystal Fresh Market 15 min(13 miles)

Handicap Friendly: Nothing has been added to property to make it handicap 


Heat: Propane forced air


Internet: Yes!! Property has Starlink! 

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. We have sheets, pillows, pillowcases and bath towels.


Parking: 3 cars(garage not available for use)

Pets: Pets are not allowed at this property

Privacy: Neighbors are not visible from property, but are within ear shot

Snowmobiles: a person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31 and grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.
Click here to purchase your snowmobile trail permit. 

Space: 900 Square ft- Main level and loft


Seniors: Yes, bathroom and master bedroom are on main floor, just a couple of steps to get in

Televisions: 36" Smart TV Youtube TV is available for regular channels, HBO MAX, Prime, and Netflix are available for use.  Projector Screen and Smart projector available for use as well.

Towels: All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay. Please bring beach towels with you!

Washer and Dryer: Yes, detergent is provided

Wood: Please bring some for fire pit


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Heat - Propane Forced Air
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Radio
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Pit (plus Roasting Skewers)
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Charcoal
  • Hammock
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
Special Features
  • Pack and Play

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $111.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $0.00


Wonderful hideaway!
This was the perfect mental break we needed! The home was clean and very accommodating. Everything we needed was on hand, the home was very clean, the beds were SO comfortable. The perfect spot to hunker down and enjoy the peace and quiet but close enough to town we could run in if something was needed. By far the best rental comfort and esthetic wise I’ve stayed in. Only thing I would warn about is getting upstairs could be difficult for some, it resembles climbing a ladder.


Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, Dana! The fact that you not only found the cabin to be clean, but to have also found it to be the best rental for comfort and esthetic, is such a wonderful compliment to receive! Going upstairs can definitely pose a challenge for some, so we appreciate you mentioning this, but are happy to know it didn't dampen your experience. Hopefully we will get a chance to host you again for a future getaway! 

Mar 2024
Mini-Moon Magic
We had such a lovely time relaxing at the Riverhaus for our mini-moon after our Iron River wedding. We spent a few days just reading, cooking, and enjoying the serenity of the property. The home was well-stocked and had fun amenities like a projector screen for movies, and a beautiful wood burning stove that kept us cozy during the U.P. autumn nights. It was exactly what we needed before we returned to “real life” and we can’t say thank you enough!


Thank you so much for such a lovely review, Libby, and we're truly so grateful to have been able to provide you with a comforting, memorable experience after your special day! We are so delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and the provided amenities, and would love to have you back in the future when you're back in the area!
Sep 2023
Great private slice of wonderful
Beds were comfortable. Very private cozy home on the river. Caught a few book trout right from shore. River hashas large rocks on the bottom and I would recommend water shoes. Several boat launches to fish from. I win the area area. I would definitely rent this cabin again. Thank you for sharing your home away from home.


Thank you for reviewing your stay Clint! We're so happy to know you had some good luck while fishing on the river, and found the home itself to be comfortable and cozy! Hopefully we can have you back for a future stay! 
Aug 2023
Great Stay
The cabin clean, well stocked, decorated perfectly. The location was great as well.


Thank you for taking the time to share your review Jeffrey! The home truly is such a beauty, so we love knowing that you found the home to be clean, well decorated, and able to provide your with a great stay and easy access things in the area! Hopefully we will host you again!
Jan 2023
Beautiful Fall Stay
This house is so cute. The setting around house was awesome. The Fall colors were in full effect. Wish we had more time there.


Hi Jessica, thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We're glad you were able to make it at a good time to catch the beautiful fall colors! With this being a newer property, we really appreciate knowing how our guests feel about their time with us, so it truly means a lot to know you enjoyed your stay, and hope we get a chance to have you back! 
Oct 2022

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