West Hagerman Lake House Iron River
WEST HAGERMAN LAKE HOUSE
SLEEPS: 12 MAX (Including visitors)
*LAKEFRONT (Hagerman Lake)
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*2 KAYAKS, 1 FLAT-WATER KAYAK and 1 CANOE INCLUDED
*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)
*OPEN YEAR ROUND
DUE TO ALLERGIES NO PETS ARE ALLOWED AT THIS PROPERTY
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 #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.
*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.
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.
Linens: ,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.
- Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
- Board Games
- Box Fans
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Ceiling fans
- DVD player
- Firewood is Provided.
- Heat: Furnace
- Internet/ WiFi
- Linens & Towels included
- Portable Fans
- Radio/CD Player
- Smart TV or TV with Roku, Chromecast, Streaming Abilities
- Smoke Detectors
- TV with DVD player only
- Washer & dryer
- Coffee maker
- Electric Skillet
- Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
- Canoe or Kayak included
- Fire Pit
- Good Fishing
- Kayak Included
- Paddle Board
- Patio Chairs
- Picnic Table
- Private Boat Dock
- Rowboat Included
- Swimming on Property
- ATV allowed
|January - December 2022||01/01/2022 - 01/01/2023||2||$299.00|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark, excellent! We'd love to have you stay again.
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!
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!
FVR RESPONSERoslyn, 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.
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!
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!
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.
Angela, we love hearing that you will definitely be returning! It was a pleasure hosting you.
FRESHWATER VACATION RENTALS RESPONSE:
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
FRESHWATER VACATION RENTALS
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.
FVR RESPONSECathy, 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.
John, we would love to have you back every year! We love our returning guests.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.