West Hagerman Lake House Iron River

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)

*14 ft. ROW BOAT

*55 ft. PRIVATE DOCK (From Memorial Day until about Sep 20th) 

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 siblings looking for a larger place to stay with their families. 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 canoe, 2 kayaks and 2 paddleboards 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



Air Conditioning: No. There are ceiling fans throughout the home and also there is a box fan in each bedroom.


ATV's: YES! There are ATV trails less than 2 miles away and you can get there straight from the driveway. Jump on from the front door. Over 5,000 miles of forest roads 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.  

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 very functional 14 ft. rowboat 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: 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 so at 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 and pulled out around Sep 20th each year)

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

Fire-pit: Yes with 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 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.

Internet: Yes! Wifi for guests to connect to. Internet is the fastest available from 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. Here is a listing of what you can do while you're in town!

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 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.

Parking:  PLEASE do not drive past or remove the barrier protecting the septic tank/field. There is tons of parking. In the winter, you will be able to 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 space. 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/passesThose seeking groomed cross country ski trails have multiple nearby opportunities. Ge-che, Anvil Lake, Afterglow are three very popular nearby XC ski options.

Smoking: No smoking allowed of any kind, on the property. Due to the close proximity of the neighbors, it is strictly prohibited.

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: 2-floors with 2 living areas (two large living rooms, one on each floor). It is spacious. Large bedrooms allow guests to sneak 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! Here is a gazing guide to 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.  

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. Here is a map of the falls.

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


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Basic paper products included.
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Firewood is provided.
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Heat: Furnace
  • Internet/ WI FI
  • Linens & towels included
  • Mini-fridge
  • 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
  • Snowmobile from property
  • Swimming on property
Special Features
  • ATV allowed

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/01/2019 - 01/01/2021 2 $500.00
01/02/2021 - 01/01/2022 2 $249.00


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
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
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
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 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
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
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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