About Virginia Cole
Bud and Jan Cole, a brother/sister team, hail from six generations of UP natives and lovers. Both share a passion for the history, pristine natural beauty and people of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Together, they work to restore historic properties to their full potential, incorporating old world charm with contemporary sensibility. Their appreciation of the area translates into a willingness to guide you to splendid trails and back country, historic venues full of fact and legend, and a easy place to enjoy a meal with friends and family at the end of the day.
Virginia Cole purchased this House in 2014
Why Virginia Cole chose Eagle River
The Cole family spent summer vacations on Eagle River's shores. Fond memories birthed a desire to invest in the community. Once owned by their great great aunt's daughter, the Eagle River Lighthouse offered a rare and special opportunity to preserve a vital part of Eagle River's history while providing a venue for new families and friends to create special memories.
What makes this House unique
The Eagle River Lighthouse is absolutely unique in its history and presentation. It was commissioned by the US Government to guide ships along Lake Superior's Keweenaw coast. Built in 1855 completely of red stone, it housed the light keeper and his family. The light was decommissioned in 1909 and the property sold into private ownership. The partners wanted to preserve the building's character and share its legacy as a beacon with others who treasure history and the splendor of lighthouses.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Virgina-Jan was amazing- Thank you for the fine service Jan!
A group of 6 stayed at this home. It is a very unique and beautiful home with a view of lake Superior. It was our first time in "Copper Country" and the local people were very friendly and helpful. We took our SxS's from the home to Lac La Belle and to Keweenaw Point. The trails are really fun offering a variety of terrain. We will definitely stay here again.
Even though our visit was short, it was a restful and peaceful get away. Couldn't have asked for a better once in a lifetime stay in a lighthouse!
We loved this place. Beautifully renovated interior with a gourmet kitchen equipped with everything you need. Loved the UP breakfast left for us. We really didn't want to leave. Great place for a family. Walk to the beach.
A Family Favorite
A beautiful house in a beautiful location! Clean, comfortable, all the necessary amenities, and great communication with the manager. Thank you for another fantastic year!
Eagle River is a tiny village rich in the Keweenaw's copper mining history. East and West Main Street remain true to their 1850's roots with former hotels, saloons and stores carefully restored into residences. The town sits on the sandy beaches of Lake Superior. The actual Eagle River bisects the town with grand waterfalls, rocky ledges and historic bridges converted into pedestrian walkways.