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Indianhead Ski Resort Wakefield, MI Snowmobile In/Out !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,801 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Can accommodate up to 14 people/ 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths/ full laundry

BRAND NEW!!!! Just renovated.

Deluxe 'Ikea' kitchens, Dishwasher, Glass cook/top ranges, 'Butcher block island's All new appliances and furniture.

Free wireless internet and basic cable.

Free firewood.

Custom Bathrooms. 1 large bathroom upstairs and 1 large bathroom on main level.

Main level has 2 Fireplaces. 2 new flat/screen TV's.

Large 'butcher/block' island with a big dining room table.

Huge master bedroom with king bed & bunk bed. 2nd bedroom queen bed, 3rd bedroom queen bed with bunk/bed. Every bedroom has a NEW bed and mattress sets. 3 portable beds available upon request. There are 2 sparkling 'custom' bathrooms with tub and shower.

There is a new large laundry room.

Kitchen has a dishwasher and new refrigerator

Plenty of 'good' towels and linens.

All paper goods and dish soap provided.

New 'custom' full bathroom.

Flat/screen TV in living room & master bedroom.

The property is located directly on a snowmobile trail so there is no need to trailer your snowmobiles. Plenty of extra parking for your trailer and vehicles. The driveway is cleared for extra parking and trailer storage.

Skiers have a short walk to the lodge or an extra short drive. Blocks away from lifts!

For a small extra fee the lodge will give you the use of their facilities. There is a large indoor swimming pool and a large hot/tub. Plus a sauna and racquetball court with exercise equipment.

Very close to other ski slopes. (Blackjack, Powderhorn and Whitecap).

The lodge also has a great restaurant and bar to relax after a great day in the snow. Also don't forget this area is known for the best 'powder' snow in the region.

It's almost a guarantee to have fresh powder daily

Keywords: Can sleep 14 comfortably. Total of 3 bedrooms. 3 Extra 'roll-away' beds.

There are 2 fireplaces with plenty of free firewood.

Advise: Bring kindling as this seems to be used first. Or another option is to bring a small hatchet.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2018


My wife and I reside in Florida. Her parents lived in Ironwood for many years. Thus, we purchased Wakaigan in 2000. The property was completely renovated and rebuilt in 2014. It is,

without a doubt, one of the best rental properties in the area.

This year (2018), a new sofa, chair, and TV were added. In

addition, new vinyl plank flooring was added in the main unit as well.

JOE KRACKENFELS purchased this house in 2000

Why JOE KRACKENFELS chose Wakefield

I grew up as a child camping in the UP and as I became older my 'boys' learned to ski and snowboard. Especially enjoying Indianhead Resort. The boys also loved the advantage of the other nearby ski places, ie; Blackjack, Powderhorn, Whitecap and small but cute Gogebic College's hill. My husband fell in love with it after visiting one time and bought this place as soon as it was available.

We also have a large extended family and having the ability to sleep large groups is a great advantage.

There is so much to do in the area. Many other nearby ski slopes, great snowmobile trails, X-country sking, shopping in little antique and gift stores and great restaurants. The area depends on tourism so the residents are friendly and helpful.

It is an awesome place to 'get away from it all' The small town 'feel' is so nice.

One of the best things is it's very safe and private.

We also love 'snowmobilers' and being on a trail is a huge bonus. We make sure the driveway is plowed extra wide to park the trailers.

What makes this house unique

All we can say is FUN !!!!!!!!


Wakefield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1801 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King bed (1), Queen size Beds (2) , Bunk bed (2) sleeper sofa (0), 3 portable single beds moved room-to-room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Short walk to lodge and ski lift On designated snowmobile trail. No need to park trailers elsewhere! Snowmobile IN/OUT Indoor pool and spa for daily nominal fee. All the free firewood you can use! Caretaker on call 24 hours per day.


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Indianhead Ski Resort Wakefield, MI Snowmobile In/Out !
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family stayed over the Christmas and New year holiday and had a wonderful time. This is the 3rd. time we have rented from "Joe" and we will continue to rent yearly.

They have an awesome "caretaker" who if needed will come immediatley and help us out.

There is fireplaces in every unit and plenty of firewood. My children had fun roasting marshmallows and putting logs on the fire.

This place is great for children and adults. There is an indoor/pool that we could use for a nominal fee.

the ski lift is in walking distance and an added bonus is if you snowmobile the trail is directly outside the front door. (so no need to trailer your snowmobiles)

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: December 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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book with confidence

  • 5 of 5

Second trip staying here. Book with confidence that the place is better than the pictures.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upper Michigan

Nice Establishment, and Nicer Owner

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location and just great for a holiday with a family of young adults. We had 6 adults, and the rental was the perfect size, everything we needed was provided, and all was very clean. Joe was awesome to work with, and he made me feel very comfortable that I had picked out a great place to rent. We will make this an annual holiday for our family and will rent the same place again if it is available.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family ski trip.

We stayed in the main/upper level with a large group. The stay was great! The bedrooms were large and the beds comfortable. The house was updated and kitchen was really nice. There was plenty of seating with an island and table. The house was clean and well maintained.

The owner was great to deal with as well as the caretaker. We called her to ask for some dishwasher soap and she brought it right away that night. The only thing that kept me awake was the bedroom doors were squeaky and the downstairs renters had 3 dogs. Other than that, I could not hear my family snoring in the other room.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Three families stayed here with 2 kids, 2 kids, and 1 kid for a ski weekend at Indianhead. The kids slept in the same bedrooms as their parents. The house has three levels, we stayed at what they call the main or upper unit which consists of the upper two levels - so this review applies only to that unit. The upper and lower units have separate driveways- so you don't even know the other occupants are there. Beds were very comfortable.

The unit is about 500 yards (?) from the arc-de-skiomphe marking the entrance to Indianhead ski area parking lot. This puts it just outside of realistic comfortable walking distance for adults or kids in ski boots. No problem though, its a 30 second drive to drop off your stuff and get going.

As others have mentioned, it is nicer than it appears in the pictures. Everything was clean and quite nice. Owner and caretaker both VERY nice, responsive and easy to work with. We all agreed we would stay here again, and just may do so in future years.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wind Lake, WI

Great times at a good place.

  • 5 of 5

We rented the whole house for a week of snowmobiling and skiing. House is very modern and spacious. The upper and lower units ARE NOT connected from the inside so you must go outside to go between units. Not a big deal but just be aware of it. Bedrooms are nice size and have comfortable beds. 3 full bathrooms are large and very nice. House is warm and cozy. Good parking- fit my truck and 29' trailer. Walking distance to Indian Head ski lodge which has a bar and restaurant. There is also a pool and sauna at the lodge that you can use for a small fee (except Saturdays). Snowmobile trail is very close by so no need to trailer anywhere. Joe has plenty of fire wood on hand so you can kick back and enjoy a warm fire while watching the big screen TV. Wi-Fi is nice if you bring your computer like we always do. Plenty of great bars and restaurants are close by if your group wants to go out. Joe is a great guy and is easy to work with. We would gladly come back to his place again.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Miles
Ironwood, Duluth, Minneapolis, Appleton, WI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ironwood, MI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Indianhead Mountain main lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Indianhead & Blackjack resorts
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Superior, Lake Gogebic

Ski the Porkie's. Close to Keewanee Ski Slopes.

Black Jack Resort 1 mile away.

Powerderhorn Resort 3 miles away.

Whitecap Slopes close by also.

Many other smaller ski resorts in near vicinity.

We have a huge plowed driveway for vehicles and trailers.As a result we have a gigantic pile of snow that so children.

(& adults) enjoy sledding and snowboarding down those as much as the Indian head ski trails. You can watch them play right outside your window.

The house has a walk out basement unit, because of this we are built on a large hill. (more fun for everyone!) There are no neighbors on the left side or back of the house.

The pool and spa at the lodge is a big hit with everyone.

3 Casino's approx 1/2 -45 min. away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning 3BR unit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.