West Hagerman Lake House Iron River

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WEST HAGERMAN LAKE HOUSE (Iron River, MI): Sleeps 12 MAX (Including visitors), comes with boats, great star-gazing!






SLEEPS: 12 MAX (Including visitors)
*LAKEFRONT (Hagerman Lake)

*2 PADDLEBOARDS INCLUDED ( Kayaks, canoe and paddleboards are SEASONAL-Available from Memorial Day until Labor Day) 
*14 ft. ROW BOAT (available only when dock is in water)

*SWIM RAFT(From Memorial Day until September 10th)

*55 ft. PRIVATE DOCK (From Memorial Day until at least October 10th) 

West Hagerman Lake House is a spacious 3200 sq. ft. home that sits just forty-five feet from crystal clear Hagerman Lake. Rebuilt in 2011, this home is perfect for a large family, group of couples, or a few friends looking for a larger place to stay. Not ideal for large groups, as the neighbors are in close proximity along this beautiful lake, and we ask that you please adhere to a 10:00 pm quiet time. The neighbors are very sensitive to loud noise. West Hagerman is gorgeous, roomy, and is open all year-round. Having modern amenities at your fingertips is just the tip of the iceberg. Lake views, wild-life, and water access make West Hagerman Lake House an ideal holiday retreat.

Hagerman Lake is one of three "Class A" lakes in the area due to its clear water and sand/stone bottom, Hagerman's 585 acres boast active loon nests, peace and quiet, and ample room for boating of any type. A private 55 foot dock, as well as a swim raft, canoe, 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards are provided for easy access to the lake. Much of the lake is surrounded by national forest and plays host to multiple islands, which are fun to boat around. If you are seeking more water fun, Hagerman Beach is just 1/2 mile away and there are 5 waterfalls within Iron county (30 minutes). Nature seekers will enjoy the many trails the national forest provides with views overlooking bluffs and lakes!

Inside, the main floor has an open-concept design providing seamless access to the kitchen and dining area, which seats 12 overlooking the lake. This space is charming for entertaining or watching little ones while you prepare dinner. A television and wood-burning fireplace creates a warm and inviting ambiance. The commons room upstairs and spacious bedrooms offer plenty of space for gathering, puzzles, playing board games, and enjoying the beautiful lake view.  Charming decorations and original photography make this lake house feel like home. And just when you think it can't get any better, be sure to step outside after dark; the stars at night are simply magnificent.

Winter Warriors: It is a short 14 minute drive to Ski Brule which is a wonderful place to go skiing. You can ski in the morning, come home for lunch, and go back to the slopes in afternoon. In addition, all of the nearby snowmobile trails are a great way to explore Michigan's countryside. Big Snow Resort-Indianhead & Blackjack Mountain are open, they are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from cottage. 



Air Conditioning:  There is no air conditioning, but there are ceiling fans throughout the home and also a box fan in each bedroom to keep the air circulating.  Open up the windows & let in the fresh air! 


ATV's:  YES! There are ATV trails less than 2 miles away and you can get there straight from the driveway. Over 5,000 miles of forest roads are open to ORV trails. You do need to purchase a permit to ride on the trails, which you can get at various gas stations. Here is a link to the marvelous ORV/ATV UP Michigan Trails. for you to explore!

Animals:  You will find over 35 species of birds in the yard at West Hagerman Lake House. It is very common to see deer, and a merganser family which likes to frequent the home! In addition, there are multiple bald eagle nests (one regularly sits in the tree in front of the lake house) and 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. 

      Bathroom #1: main floor- Full bathroom in Master bedroom 
with tub/shower combo

      Bathroom #2: main floor- Full bathroom with shower only

      Bathroom #3: upstairs- Full bathroom with tub and shower combo

Beach/Swimming:  Swimming off the dock is the best! Guests can access the water off of one of the two sets of stairs going into the water. Access to the water is challenging entering right from the shore. Please enter off of dock which has steps and railing. There are two sets of steps (one for deeper end off dock and one for the shallow area). There is a public beach called Hagerman Beach and Boat Landing, which is sandy/rocky just ¼ mile off the road. There is a seating area at the end of the dock where guests can sit and enjoy the calm water.  There is also a swim raft for you to enjoy!

Bedroom Configuration:
     Bedroom #1: main floor-master-King Bed with adjoining full bath

     Bedroom #2: upstairs- King Bed with Twin bunk beds

     Bedroom #3: upstairs- King Bed with Twin bunk beds

     Bedroom #4: upstairs- King Bed with Twin bunk beds

Boats:  West Hagerman Lake House comes with 2 kayaks, 1 flat-water kayak, and a canoe for guests to enjoy during their visit. In addition, there is a very functional 14 ft. rowboat in the water at the dock (Memorial day until at least Oct 10th) available for renters to use which can take up to a 25 HP motor. There are 7 adult life jackets (large and xl sizes) available and four youth jackets (under 100lbs.). Feel free to bring your own life preservers as well. 

Boat Launch:  A public boat launch (Hagerman's) is conveniently located at the lake's south end, about a half mile from the house.

Boat Rentals: 
*Pontoon boat available for rent on Hagerman Lake. 6-7 passengers, 25 HP mercury engine. Perfect for touring the lake. Free delivery to and pickup from our dock is available before and after your rental. Contact owner Blake Bialka 906-367-1824 re: pricing and availability. 

*Boat Sport Marina in Eagle River, WI deliver boat rentals to Iron River. Call them at (715) 479-8000 for information and rental rates. 

Bugs:  Typical UP Michigan bugs.


Cell phone service:  A bit spotty alone. Must use the wi-fi calling while in lake house. In town it is great!

Cleaning Fees Explained:
a. Cleaning fees booked directly through Freshwater Vacation Rentals are NOT taxable.  (This is a way to save you $$.)
b, Even though our room rate is generally less per night during the Spring, Fall and Winter, no one wants the cleaning quality to decrease.
c. We expect our cleaners to clean at the same level they would for the Peak Summer season, year-round.
d. We pay our cleaners a living wage. They deep clean, wash all the linens and prep each bed, regardless of how many people are on the reservation. 

a. When a couple is staying at a large house, and using only 25% of it, do they really want the home cleaned only 25%? Of course not.
b. When considering how many beds will be used, there are many variables-- Who are couples? Just friends? Family? Do all couples sleep in the same bed? Who snores? 
c. Yes, sometimes the cleaner will make more money on your stay than the property owner or management company.  It is essential to keep the space fresh and consistently cleaned throughout the year.

   Please note:
If you are truly just staying in as a couple at the West Hagerman Lake House, and will not need to venture upstairs, we can do a reduced cleaning fee upon request.
If we can, we will!  It's the Freshwater Vacation Rentals positive guest experience mantra!

Dock:  Private 55 ft. dock with seating area (chairs included). Feel free to launch your boat into the lake and dock it right outside the home. There are boat bumpers on the pier. (Dock will be in by Memorial weekend until at least October 10th)

Fireplace: Yes, there is a wood-burning fireplace. Wood is provided.

Fire-pit:  Yes! There are 10 Adirondack chairs to relax in and enjoy the warmth.

Fishing:  Yes, bring your fishing pole and enjoy excellent summer fishing with a right from the dock or from the simple canoe or rowboat (Memorial day until at least October 18th) that are provided.  In the winter, you can bring your own ice shanty, or stroll right down onto the ice with your auger to enjoy some great fishing on the secluded Hagerman Lake. Enjoy Northern Pike, Blue Gill, Walleye, Rock Bass, Crappie and Smallmouth Bass.  It's a spring fed lake.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx

Fishing poles:  Please bring your own

Golfing:  Golfing in Iron River is first class with its two elegant golf courses. A person could golf for days, enjoying the beautiful terrain the courses are located on. With George Young's Championship 18-hole Golf Course and the Iron River Country Club, you'll be golfing all day.

Grill:  Propane Grill. Fuel is provided.

Grocery Store Iron River: Angeli’s Grocery store which is 11 minutes away - 833 Riverside Ave, Iron River, MI 49935   (906) 265-5107

Internet:  Yes! There is Wifi for guests to connect to. Internet is the fastest available from a regional vendor, but only 4-6 mbps download, which is far slower than most suburban/urban internet speeds. It works to stream one video at a time, but not usually multiple devices at a time.

Iron County:  There are many exciting things to do and places to see in Iron County. 

 ,Yes, we provide you with 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 us know, and we’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels.

Parking:  PLEASE do not drive past or remove the barrier protecting the septic tank/field. There are lots of parking spots. In the winter, you can park 5 cars or 3 truck/trailer combos. In the summer, you have an ample amount of parking for both trailers, cars, and trucks. All in all, there are enough spaces. DO NOT park your vehicle or trailer across the street or on the neighbors property. 

Pets Absolutely no pets under any circumstances. NO visiting pets. Any violation of this, will result in guests being asked to leave with no refund. 

Privacy:  Neighbors are on both sides. So please be considerate of them and courteous of a 10:00 pm quiet time as they are sensitive to loud noise. 

Skiing:  Ski Brule is just 14 minutes away and is a great place to hit the slopes. Here is a link to their tickets/passes.  BIG SNOW RESORT-Indianhead & Blackjack Mountain are open, they are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from cottage. Those seeking groomed cross country ski trails have multiple nearby opportunities. Ge-Che and Anvil Lake are two very popular nearby XC ski options. Also Ski Brule has 32 km of groomed skating and classical trails. For grooming conditions, trail map, user fee info, etc.. https://skibrule.com/

Ski Trails: Ge-Che Trail (0.6 miles from house). 16Km of groomed classical trails
trail map link. There is also free parking and access for the trail on West Hagerman Lake Road. Turn right out of the driveway and then turn left at the sign that says, "Cross Country Ski Trail parking" (and Nature Center)

grooming reports for all trails available at this link

Anvil Lake National Recreation Trail (22 miles from house) 20Km of groomed classical trails. Also you can feed birds from the palm of your hand at the shelter (short hike or ski in from Parking area 2 off of Forest Road 2178). Great activity with kids or anyone. BYO sunflower or other birdseed. 
For directions, enter this in google maps for directions to trail
Anvil National Recreation Trail Parking, Military Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521
trail map link

Smoking Please do not smoke anything in the house at any time. Smoking outside is fine, just please discard properly. 

Snowmobiles:  Yes! Snowmobile on Hagerman Lake once it freezes over, or jump on the nearby trails. Snowmobile trails are not accessible by riding snowmobiles directly from property. Renters will have to trailer snowmobiles to a trail, of which there are many in the region. Oh, don't worry about parking either, there is plenty of room for your trailer too. The home is 4 miles from Michigan State Trail #15 and 7 miles to Michigan State Trail #2. Here is the link to the UP Snowmobile trails

Space There are two floors with two living areas, one on each floor. It is very spacious. Large bedrooms allow guests to sneak away for some privacy, even if you are traveling with a large group of people.  

Star-Gazing:  We're not joking when we say they are marvelous! Be sure to check out the stars when you step outside.

Televisions 2 Flat-screen TV's with Blu-Ray dvd players both with live streaming capabilities. Local channels are not available on the tv's, but accessible on your laptop or phone. There is a large collection of family friendly dvd's for guests to enjoy.

Towels:  Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though. We do not provide beach towels.

Washer and dryer:  Yes, laundry soap is provided.

Waterfalls:  There are many spectacular waterfalls within a short distance of West Hagerman Lake House for you to check out.

Wood:  Wood is provided. Please look for the wood shed.


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Mini-fridge
  • Portable Fans
  • Radio/CD Player
  • Smart TV or TV with Roku, Chromecast, Streaming Abilities
  • Smoke Detectors
  • TV with DVD player only
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Coffee maker
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Skillet
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Paddle Board
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Private Boat Dock
  • Rowboat Included
  • Swimming on Property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January 2022 - December 2023 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023 2 $299.00


Such a great break
Hagerman lake house was deluxe and super comfortable. We loved all the boats and paddle boards. Very positive experience. Friendly neighbors. Thank you


Hi Harriet! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay and made great use of the amenities, as well as had a good experience with the neighbors! Hopefully we will get a chance to have you back!
Sep 2022
Great place for large families
This rental is well situated right on clear lake water of Lake Hagerman which is a good sized lake for boating, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding. The house is large and has plenty of room to spread out with a living area upstairs and downstairs. The kitchen is well equipped with anything you need to cook for a large family. There is a large dining table that seats 10 which is great for having meals together. Bathrooms are all large and equipped with grab bars. Plenty of life jackets in all sizes. 2 paddle boards, 2 kayaks and a canoe. Firepit right outside the back door with plenty of wood provided. Gas grill with propane provided. Grocery store within 15 minutes. 40 minutes from Bond Falls. Easy booking and clear instructions for check-in and out. We truly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

FVR RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words! We agree--there is plenty to do here! We have something for everyone. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back! 
Aug 2022
Hagerman Lake House
What a delightful home. The hosts have thought of everything guests need. The home is luxurious, with much indoor living space, a large dining area, and four wonderful bedrooms. The communication with the hosts is quick and clear. We are most impressed!! 


Thank you for such a great review, Larry! The homeowners truly have gone above and beyond to provide guests with everything they could possibly need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay! We are so happy to know the home was able to exceed expectations, and would be delighted to host another stay with you in the future!
Jul 2022
Wonderful Family Getaway!
This cabin was perfect for our family of 11! The space was wonderful and it lived up to the information shown on the website. The cabin was clean and it had everything we needed. The kitchen was amazing and the king size beds were awesome. We enjoyed the outdoor space and the boat, kayaks, canoe and firepit ! Also the host was available if we needed anything. We are definitely planning to come again! Thank you!!

Lisa, we're so glad that you plan on coming again!  It sounds like you had a great stay and spent a lot of time outside.  Thanks for spending your vacation with us.
Jun 2022
2nd annual Sewing retreat at Hagerman
5 of us met and had a fabulous time at the West Hagerman Home. The power went down on Saturday and we received an email from Freshwater Vacation, they kept us updated to the situation and the power was restored. We were accommodated with early check in which was greatly appreciated. I have already reserved our dates for 2023. Freshwater does not disappoint.

Angela, thank you for this delightful review!  We love that you've already reserved your 2023 dates - that's the best review possible.  We appreciate your kind words for FVR staff.  Great guest service is our #1 priority.  See you in 2023.
Mar 2022
Loved It
Can't wait to get back here. Great for our family. Kitchen was stocked with pots, pans, plates and silverware. Beds were all comfortable. House was clean and well organized. This is our new favorite for visiting Ski Brule. 10 minutes to ski hill and 15 minutes to Iron River.

David, thank you for this wonderful review!  We love that West Hagerman is your new favorite place to stay, and we can't wait for you to come back either.
Feb 2022
great place
House was in excellent condition. Had a well equipped kitchen, plenty of room to seat all of us, more than adequate beds, plenty of games and toys for the kids. We were not able to access cable TV so that made finding a way to watch the Packers a bit challenging but we figured something out. Beautiful view of the lake.

Sue, we're glad that West Hagerman Lake House worked out so well for your group and, more importantly, that you were able to watch the Packers play!  We agree that the view of the lake is beautiful and hope that you come back again.
Jan 2022
Hagerman Lake House
We enjoyed our stay. The house is very nice and will stay again.

Mark, excellent!  We'd love to have you stay again.
Nov 2021
4 stars
We enjoyed the upgrades made to the property since last year. We also enjoyed having the dock still in the water. It made it so much easier than having to take the boats out every night. The only negative (and not really, just unusual) there was no soap for the dishwasher (we went & purchased some & left it for the next guests)& we could not find any extra paper towels. The weather was perfect & we had another great visit. We can't wait to return next year.

Laura, we're so glad that you came back again this year.  That is the best review possible, and we appreciate it.  Please know that when working with us, if ever anything is missing from the property, contact us and we will get it over to you.  We look forward to seeing you next year!
Oct 2021
5 stars
We loved the house and had plenty of space. Beautiful lake and views from the house were spectacular. The house was stocked with everything we needed including games to play with our kids. We will definitely come back.

Megan, knowing that you found West Hagerman Lake House to be spectacular made our day.  We're glad that your kids enjoyed the games and we look forward to your return!
Aug 2021
Attention to details and very well supplied
This is by far the nicest place we have stayed. This is a beautiful home and is the best supplied place we have ever seen. Thank you for your attention to detail and making this home such a welcoming place. Everything is special. Thank you!! And that doesn't even begin to convey our appreciation
Aug 2021
Thank you for sharing your beautiful, spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped lake home. You have provided everything we needed and more. Loved swimming to the raft, hearing morning loons, kayaks, canoes, and such an uncrowded lake! And no mosquitos! Evenings around the campfire and then in the dark. Night watching the meteors! Wow! Millions of stars plus some very speedy satellites going over. Every shower passed fairly quickly. Loved early morning quiet coffee time on the dock bench. The lake was like glass. We all hope to return!
Family Reunion
Aug 2021
5 stars
Fantastic home with king beds plus bunks, lots of hot water, so much space - upstairs has it's own great room with TV, etc. All of the amenities you could imagine - even a wine stopper/pump. Outside - the pier, canoe, paddle boards, and kayaks were a hit with everyone. The owners have obviously thought of everything and the house is more like their home not a rental. Everyone as Freshwater rentals was professional and helpful.



Roslyn, thanks for this great review!  We're glad that everyone enjoyed the dock and boats; they do make for summer fun.  Thanks also for your kind words for FVR.  We hope to work with you again.
Aug 2021
Comfy king beds, and an amazing house with every amenity thought of for all ages, with wonderful hot water! Our family was able to gather and really enjoy the water, the toys, boats, and the beautiful peaceful setting
Jul 2021
Everything we could need and want for the whole family
No humidity and cooler weather has us all spoiled. The littles (6.4.2) loved the playroom upstairs. Washer and dryer was much appreciated. Thank you for sharing your awesome home with us. We were very grateful that we could fit our entire family at 1 table for meals. Gathering as a family was very special! The amount of room this wonderful house has was perfect for our family. It allowed our family to be together but spread out at the same time. We were lucky enough the dates worked out for us to enjoy this house. Thank you for supplying everything we could need and want.
Jun 2021
Docking our boat was a great advantage to our stay. The use of the kayaks, as well as the paddleboards! Made the family memories quite happy. Also, having a fire two days in a row was fantastic! Thank you for allowing us to have a wonderful time together as a family! Your home is truly beautiful, and we hope to visit again in the near future! Your generosity was greatly appreciated by our families! P.S. The sightings of loons and other waterfowl was a great bonus too!
Jun 2021
This house had EVERYTHING, our family loved spending time at this Lake House.
Our family loved spending time at the lakehouse on Hagerman Lake. The house had EVERYTHING we could have needed to cook meals, enjoy the outdoors and relax. Lots of counter space and a big huge table that all 11 of us could gather around for meals and games. The house was very clean and so well stocked with kitchen appliances, movies, games, kid toys.... even a guitar! The view is absolutely beautiful. The lake is so clear and you can see to the bottom even in deep water. We will definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in that area.

Thanks so much for your review, Danica! We do our best to keep the cottage well stocked with entertainment so that our guests can fully enjoy their time at the cottage without having to go anywhere. We’re delighted to hear that your group enjoyed their time here!
May 2021
What a time of refreshment and memories!
Everything was perfect! Glad for the use of the row boat as we put a motor on it too- so we at one point 5 boats moored. Caught northern pike, no walleye for walleye opener, however we brought walleye from home to have a fish fry in case that happened! We loved how we had games etc supplied. Neighbors (kitchen side) were so friendly. Grandkids loved legos and lincoln logs. 6 year old was beyond excited when he saw those to play with! We loved the sound of the loons on the lake. Husband loved your percolator! Loved, loved, loved it here! Hope to be back next year! We had such a wonderful time! Thank you! What a time of refreshment and memories!

Nancy, we love your enthusiasm!  It sounds like you had a  pretty spectacular stay.  When you can make little kids happy, you know you have succeeded.  We look forward to your return  next year.
May 2021
Fantastic Stay
This rental exceeded our expectations! It was the best place our family has rented so far! Beautiful, top notch, clean home! We loved the lake views, large kitchen table for the group of 12 to gather around, the dreamy kitchen, the fire pit, king sized beds in each bedroom, plenty of parking for our 5 vehicles and 3 boat trailers, the coffee bar area with a percolator coffee pot, everything including the legos for the kids!! Loved also the bench seat on the dock to enjoy the loons and quiet mornings watching the sunrise enjoying Bible devotions! Freshwater and owners were very responsive to all concerns regarding our stay!! Hope to be back!!

Thank you for your review, Nancy! One of the great things about vacationing at this home is that there is so much to do right at the property that you don't even need to leave! We do our best to supply you with everything you need for an enjoyable family getaway. We would be honored to have the opportunity to host you here again in the future! 
May 2021
Great for sunrise fishing!
Our favorite parts of the stay were the lake, sunrise fishing (caught 3 bass!), fireplace, well supplied kitchen, everything was clean! Lovely fire pit and fun games, huge kitchen table for meals and family game nights. If you have the opportunity, enjoy the peaceful lake in the mornings. There's nothing like a still, clear lake and the songs of birds in the distance. Thank you so much! It was perfect!
May 2021
House is Amazing
House is amazing, location is awesome, king beds are a plus. We will definitely be returning! Thank you

Angela, we love hearing that you will definitely be returning! It was a pleasure hosting you.
Apr 2021
Loved our time at Hagerman Lake
We loved our time at Hagerman Lake! The games, puzzles and family space were truly special. The location is superb. We enjoyed Ottawa Lake, the Nature Center and trails just down the road, Bond Falls, Agate Falls, Riverside Pizza & Brule River Tap. The bedrooms are large! We found everything we needed here! Thank you for a wonderful experience.


Cheryl, we love knowing that you had a wonderful experience! It was great having you as our guests, and we'd love to work with you again
Mar 2021
What a beautiful place
It is very spacious and clean!! . .We had a group of 10 including adults and teenagers. The upstairs was a great place for the kids to hang out and have their own space while the adults hung out in the kitchen and played games around the table. My hubby and I arrived a bit earlier than the rest of our group so we made a fire and relaxed with a glass of wine on the couch and watched the fire.....nice. We saw 3 deer walking across the lake right in front of the house right after we arrived. Never tire of looking at deer. We will definitely stay again! Thank you for a wonderful place to want to go to after a long day:)

Jennique, thank you for this great review. When guests say they want to return, that is the best recommendation possible. West Hagerman Lake House is great no matter what the season. It is a spacious 3200 sq. ft. home that sleeps 12. As you said, the wood-burning fireplace creates a warm and inviting ambiance, plus it has the advantage of having a washer and dryer for guest's convenience.
Mar 2021
We would love to return!
We came to Iron River with my 2 daughters and their families. It would be the first time skiing for my grandchildren. They had so much fun! The cottage had so many great amenities. The cottage feels like new! The layout was perfect for our needs. Very clean.


Cathy, we are so glad that you all had such a good time!  Hopefully, your grandkids had a great time learning to ski.  We hope that you come back again.
Mar 2021
West Hagerman is a dream
This was our second time staying at West Hagerman. The house is wonderful and Freshwater is amazing to work with. I can’t emphasize enough how close to the water and peaceful the setting is. We will come back every year if possible.

John, we would love to have you back every year!  We love our returning guests.  
Nov 2020
Sister's Getaway
The West Hagerman Lake House is a vacationers dream! We had a wonderful time, everything was as it should be when renting a home away from home, the best kitchen EVER, king size beds, everything you need and then so much more. The home was VERY CLEAN, a rarity in this market. Mornings on the dock were priceless with the mist and beautiful sunrises. Movie nights were so comfortable with recliners for everyone and a family friendly dvd collection. We finished 3 jigsaw puzzles, there are so many to choose from. The 2nd floor family room is such a wonderful area for games, crafting or quiet time. We can't say enough positive about this vacation rental, this is by far the best we've seen in over 10 years.

Carla, thank you for this fabulous review!  It's delightful to know that this is the best rental you've had on 10 years.  We hope that you come back again!
Oct 2020
5 stars
This house is absolutely beautiful. The lake views, large gathering spaces & amazing kitchen make it the perfect place for our pro-staff team building weekend. This was our 2nd year at this house & again it did not disappoint. We did have an issue with the front right burner on the stove not working correctly, and we noted that last year as well, but all-in-all it was another lovely stay! Thank you so much for answering our questions so promptly & sharing this beautiful property.

Laura, what a lovely review - thank you!  Returning guests are the best recommendation possible.  We will have someone look at that burner again and get it working.  We enjoyed sharing the property with you and hope to do so for a third time!
UPDATE: A brand new 5 burner electric cooktop was installed Dec 2020
Oct 2020
5 stars
Very spacious, comfortable, relaxing and clean!!

Don, we are so happy that you enjoyed staying at West Hagerman Lake House.  It is a great place to rent for larger groups as it sleeps 12.  Ski Brule is just a 14 minute drive away, and snowmobilers can ride right from the house.  There is a wood burning fireplace for further relaxation.  Perfection.
Feb 2020
Great space for a large crowd. All the amenities with beautiful quiet location on scenic lake in upper peninsula near Brule ski resort and pine river MI. Secluded yet close to activities. Huge spacious house could sleep many people comfortably.

Chris, thank you for this great review.  We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at West Hagerman Lake House.  It is 3200 sq. feet and sleeps 12.  Skiing and snowmobiling are close by.  We hope to work with you again!
Jan 2020
Beautiful home
Home was beautiful, clean, and spacious. Very close to Ski Brule. What made it outstanding was the property ownership's handling of our fight with Mother Nature (which we lost!). On day 2 of our stay, a heavy snow storm took out our power for about 28 hours. We, unfortunately had no cell service or Wi-fi. We would need to drive several times to nearby Iron River in order to get cell service and communicate with the property management team. They were all super terrific and extremely helpful and comforting. Fortunately, there was a wonderful fireplace that kept the six of us in our family quite cozy (with enough fire wood to build an ark!) It was an unpredictable freak occurrence. But the hand holding that the management team provided, made the experience tolerable and even fun!! We would love to rent again (I think summer may be a better idea!).

FVR response:
James, mother nature certainly offered you something extra for your stay at West Hagerman Lake House!  We are happy that you could stay warm with the fireplace, and thank you for the kind words for the staff of FVR.  It is our #1 priority to make certain that our guests are comfortable.   In the winter, West Hagerman Lake House is great for both skiing and snowmobiling.  Do return in the summer, so that you can enjoy the benefits of the warm weather play.
Dec 2019
Amazing customer service!!
We had a little struggle with Mother Nature(massive snow storm) which took out our power for just shy of 30 hours. No cell service/no WI-Fi. Management team at Freshwater was outstanding!! They were with us the entire way (including the middle of the night), providing us with updates and providing constant reassurance. They made a very difficult situation much, much more tolerable. House was wonderful and just what we needed!! Most definitely would love to rent again!! thank you!!

FVR response:
Jamey, ah yes, Mother Nature can be a major trickster at times, and she certainly did it while you were at West Hagerman Lake House!  Thank you for your patience and good nature through it all.  We also appreciate the kudos to our staff, as we make every attempt to make certain that our guests are comfortable.  We look forward to your next visit!
Additional Information:
WE Energies electric utility supplies power to this property from both north and south, and over twenty years of owning up there, the power has never been out for more than 2-3 hours, even in the worst storms. The unusual events of late Nov 2019 combined to take out trees and power lines that kept over 1000 customers in the UP without power for over 20 hours. It is highly unlikely such events will occur again, and we have every confidence that your stay at West Hagerman Lake House will be wonderful in any season!  Thankfully, the property is set up that people can be comfortable in all seasons.
Dec 2019
2019 hunting trip
I have been hunting in the area for 38 years and these were the best accommodations we have had! Wonderful clean beautiful new property. We will be back next year as a family!

FVR response:
Bart, thanks for taking the time to write this review.  We are so glad that West Hagerman Lake House worked out so well for your hunting trip.  West Hagerman Lake House is a spacious 3200 sq. ft. home that sleeps 12.  We look forward to your return.
Nov 2019
A must stay
Right on the water! The pictures are nice but it is even better in person. One bedroom downstairs and 3 bedrooms upstairs with 12 total beds plus pull out sofas. The upstairs living space was a nice bonus. We always look for a nice house next to the lake and this one is literally right outside the kitchen window and the water is crystal clear. If you are looking for a great, secluded family get away book this house right away.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
John, thanks for taking time to write this great review!  We agree, 
West Hagerman Lake House is a very special property.  Lake views, wild-life, and water access make West Hagerman Lake House an ideal holiday retreat.  We hope to see you back again.

Oct 2019
This property is beautiful! Expect to have wonderful time!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Laura, we are so glad that you found West Hagerman Lake House to be beautiful.  We agree!  Gorgeous wood floors, only 45 feet from crystal clear Hagerman Lake, and sleeping 12, this property is the perfect vacation spot.  We hope to see you again.
Oct 2019
Beautiful home, peaceful lake
We absolutely loved this house! It was so spacious and comfortable, easily accommodating our families. We were very pleased to find the house so well equipped with everything we could want and more! We were also very happy with the lake, it was remarkably clear and peaceful.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Kathleen, it's great to hear how much you appreciated West Hagerman Lake House.  It is a large stately home right on crystal clear Hagerman Lake. Hagerman's 585 acres boast active loon nests, peace and quiet, and ample room for boating of any type.  A canoe, 2 kayaks and 2 paddleboards are provided for easy access to the lake. We hope to see you back again!
Aug 2019
Beautiful, quiet, spacious vacation home
We stayed at this home for our winter family vacation and loved its convenient location to both downhill and x-country skiing! When not enjoying the outdoors, the space allowed us to play games, do puzzles, and cook together! It also provided high speed internet, all linens, and a full kitchen. We would definitely stay again!

T, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at West Hagerman Lake House.  It's the perfect all- season vacation location.  Much of the lake is surrounded by national forest, and there are 5 waterfalls within a 30 minute drive.  The dining area seats 14 overlooking the lake.  The stars at night are simply magnificent.

Jul 2019
Amazing home!
We stayed here with 4 families and had tons of space to lay out and relax! The outdoor ammenities available for our use were amazing and we took advantage of all of them (paddleboards, row boat, canoes) and we loved sitting around the fire place at night. Overall, we had an amazing time and will definitely return to this home in the future!

Andrzej, thank you for this lovely review.  West Hagerman Lake House is a great property.  As you said there are lots of outdoor amenities for our guests,.  It's nice having the 55' private dock and Hagerman Lake is one of three "Class A" lakes in the area due to its clear water and sand/stone bottom.  Much of the lake is surrounded by national forest and plays host to multiple islands, which are fun to boat around. It's a fantastic summer spot.
Jul 2019
Beautiful Place To Stay!
Eleven of us spent 3 days at the West Hagerman Lake House and it was absolutely perfect. We're already talking about going back next summer. Plenty of space and the lake is gorgeous. Would recommend to anyone! Jeremy

Jeremy, we hope to see you back next year also!  West Hagerman Lake House has so much to offer guests: 3 kayaks, swimming just a short distance from the cabin, partially secluded and an amazing view through the multiple windows throughout the house.  Heaven!
Jul 2019
We had a fairly large group stay at the Lake House--siblings, spouses, kids ranging in ages from 4-16, and the grandparents. The house was PERFECT! The grandparents stayed in the master suite downstairs, the teenagers in the bunk room, and the littles on the bunks in one of the bedrooms with a king size bed. The kids loved to hang out in the loft upstairs, where we played games at the table, worked puzzles, watched a few family friendly movies at night, and played with the Legos. We loved that everyone could sit at the dining room table together with views of the lake. The house is STACKED with great videos, books, puzzles, and all sorts of games--and of course the BOATS! Paddle boards, kayaks, rowboat, canoe, and a gorgeous dock. We were outside as much as we could be, from morning coffee on the dock, to boats and swimming all afternoon, to a campfire at night. We had some rain off and on, so we came inside some, where there was plenty of comfortable and beautiful space and lots to do! We are already trying to figure out if we can get a few more family out there with us next year. It surpassed everyone's expectations!! It felt risky to plan a family trip like this with so many families in one house, but this was a wonderful experience and lots of great memories made! Thank you!

Lisa, thanks for this fabulous review!  There is not anything we can add  - you've said it all.  We do hope your family comes back again.
Jul 2019
Besides the hiccup with new lock box, the home and lake were beautiful. The management company answered the call quickly and fixed the issue with the lock box. Thanks!

Laura, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at West Hagerman Lake House! We agree-it is such a beautiful home & lake. We are glad we got things situated for you quickly.  Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again in the future!
Jun 2019
Perfect setting for a family reunion
We rented this home for a family wedding. We found it perfect for multiple families, including the main floor suite for elderly relatives. Hagerman Lake is relatively quiet most of the time and perfect for water sports: canoeing, fishing, swimming, etc. In winter, our favorite time to be there, both downhill and cross country are minutes away. The house is clean, well stocked, and everything is totally new. Two common areas provide flexibility for social interaction.

Julie, we are so very happy that West Hagerman Lake House worked out so well for your family reunion.  This property sleeps 15 people, so is perfect for large groups, plus its spaciousness makes sure you never feel cramped.  The lake is lovely.  Hagerman Lake is one of three "Class A" lakes in the area due to its clear water and sand/stone bottom, Hagerman's 585 acres boast active loon nests, peace and quiet, and ample room for boating of any type. A private 55 foot dock, as well as a canoe, 2 kayaks and 2 paddleboards are provided for easy access to the lake. We look forward to working with you again soon.
May 2019

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