This 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is perfect for your family's getaway. Located right on Portage Lake. This lake is great for skiing, jet-skiing, swimming, tubing, canoe/kayaking. Nice sandy bottom for any lake activity. Also, great for fishing. Large living room with beautiful views of the lake, along with a nice electric fireplace. Very cozy kitchen with all the amenities. Very large deck to enjoy the outdoors anytime of the year. Steps to the water right from the deck. Master bedroom has a queen size bed with views of the lake to greet you in the morning. Second bedroom has a bunk bed system. Top bunk is a single; bottom bunk is a full size bed. Living room couch pulls out to a full size bed also. Full size bathroom with tub and shower. Full refrigerator and gas oven along with a microwave. Kitchen is fully stocked with cooking, serving, utensils items that you may need. BBQ grill on deck (spring/summer/fall months only). Washer and dryer available on request. Nature/Bike trail steps away from the front door. This trail will bring you right into Houghton or into Chassell. Access to the snowmobile trail system. Minutes from MTU Campus; popular restaurants; downtown Houghton; Mt Ripley is only 8 miles away; Mt Bohemia is 45 minutes.
- Cottage800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Located On Portage Lake
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 20, 2018
About Randy McKay
I have lived in Houghton since 2002, having graduated from MTU in 1988. Moved back to raise my four children and enjoy the beautiful area.
Randy McKay purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Randy McKay chose Chassell
Purchased this property because of the beautiful views of Portage Lake. Moved from the area after graduating from MTU and decided this would be place to raise my family.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lived in this cottage for years before building my permanent home on the same property. The views of the lake--whether its early morning sunrises or watching the every changing colors turn into night are breathtaking. Very serene and peaceful.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Clean and quiet, loved setting on the deck
Great location for us, we will be back
Great place to stay for snowmobiling
I stayed at the Cottage on Portage Lake for a week for a snowmobiling trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula. The place was clean with plenty of room for two adults. There is quick access to Portage Lake just north of the cottage (~300 ft). There is also an ungroomed trail that runs along the lake up towards Houghton which is about 7 miles long. I would be sure the ice is safe before travelling on the lake. Since the connector trail is ungroomed it isn't very convenient if the lake is not frozen.
The kitchen has all the amenities that one could need for preparing food, etc. The cottage has direct tv and wi-fi, there is also good cell service. It was a perfect to go back to and relax after a good day of sledding on the area trails. Things would be tight for more than four adults, but would be fine for two adults and kids. Owner was friendly and accommodating. My trailer is a 7.5 x 18 + 5ft (3 place), enough room to maneuver around behind the main house. Anything bigger could be an issue, be sure to check it out before pulling in.
I would definitely stay here again for a snowmobile or other winter adventure trip.
Super winter get away
We stayed here for downhill skiing at Mt Ripley, and nordic skiing at Michigan Tech and Sweedetown. Tons of fun, very convenient. Beautiful morning views on the lake. Very clean. Randy the owner was very considerate.
We stayed graduation weekend and had a great visit. The cottage was very inviting and nicely stocked for cooking. The view was fantastic, even with all the snow. Thank you for your hospitality Randy! I wish we would have seen this rental a couple years ago!
Top of the class
First rate in all categories.
Nice cottage on the water.
We enjoyed our stay. We had everything we needed for a great stay. Owner was very helpful with all our needs and questions. Thanks.
Located near MTU Campus; right on the bike/nature trail. Snowmobile trail access.
Additional information about rental rates
A 14 day cancellation policy will be enforced. If cancelled after that the $300.00 deposit is nonrefundable.