Family Lakeside Lodge Private Lake and Acerage Fishing Hiking Hunting and Nature

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to pristine, private Upper Holmes Lake in the center of Iron County. This Lodge was totally updated in 2014 with your Family 'Vacation Satisfaction' as its goal. The front 1/2 of the Lodge is a combination kitchen, dining room and living room with big windows to the lake. The deck is 12' wide across the entire front of the Lodge and includes a picnic table and chairs and a new gas grill. The back half of the Lodge contains a big bathroom, and 2 big bedrooms. One bedroom overlooks the lake, is very private and contains one double bed, a big mirrored dresser and matching sitting bench. The second bedroom contains a set of double bed bunks and a set of single bed bunks. The living room couch also folds out to provide a double bed. The maximum number of guests is limited to six people. The private lake provides swimming, boating and good panfishing with an occasional bass, pike or walleye. This lake is home to beaver, otter, loons, songbirds and nearby nesting bald eagles. Deer, bear and grouse are abundant and a moose occasionally visits the lake. A firepit with adjustable hanging grill is in the yard and firewood is supplied for your hotdogs, s'mores and relaxation. This cabin and its private acreage, on a private lake, allow you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the convenience of a small town only minutes away. We encourage long term stays and will consider reducing the rates for periods over 30 days. The owners private 100 acres is for your recreational use. Private trails and scenic vistas are included on this acreage. From olookout bluff you can see Crystal Falls 5 miles away as you look out over the Paint river valley. Take your lunch and cell phone/computer along. A picnic table is provided and 4G service is almost guaranteed atop the scenic outlook. Also, the Lodge has a full basement with entry door located under the deck. The basement becomes very useful during periods of inclement weather. The Lodge is off the electrical grid. Power is supplied via a generator with remote start inside the cabin for your convenience. After dark guests are encouraged to utilize the propane gas lights in the living area of the Lodge. The ambience provided by these lights reflecting off the natural pine finish of the walls creates a unique experience. Some couples have said it has a romantic effect. If the atmospheric conditions are suitable after dark, outside, you may enjoy viewing the Northern Lights. If you are a railroad train lover--listen for the 'TRAIN WHISTLE' then go to a location where you can see the North end of the Lake. A RR trestle runs across the Lake and trains use this track everyday.

While there are great trails for ATVs and ORVs nearby, these vehicles are not permitted on property itself.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21, unless a wounded warrior!...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • 1 very private bedroom overlooking the lake. Second bedroom has 1 set of double bunks and 1 set of single bunks. Also the living room couch folds out to a double bed. Maximum occupancy is limited to 6 persons to insure each guests privacy and enjoyment....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Also includes vanity, towel, soaps, ect.

Other Amenities

  • Perfect place to connect with nature and family and friends. Lodge has a full walk out basement. Days trips to the Porcupine Mts., Lake Superior, Lake Michigan can be accomplished from this location in the center of the Western U.P. Note this Lodge is off the grid but not to worry, a very dependable Honda stationary generator, with remote starter switch, inside the cabin, is at your finger tips. This generator provides all your electrical power. Also, a full set of propane gas lights can be utilized. For the RR Train lover, listen for the train whistle then go to an area where you can see the North end of the Lake. A train tressel crosses the Lake and trains cross it daily. Included in the Lodge is a full walk out basement. This feature is very convenient if the weather is inclement....moreless


  • Books:

    Some children books and some adult reading material is provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite children and adult books....moreless

  • Games:

    Some games and playing cards are provided. Guests are encouraged to bring along their own favorite games....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    See pictures...moreless

  • Lake View:

    See pictures...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Days trips to either Lake Superior or Lake Michigan can be realized. Upper Holmes Lake is a pristine, private, 140 acres in size and provides good fishing and boating. Bigger water is within minutes...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    A scenic view of the Paint Paint River Valley and Crystal Falls is available on a high bluff on the back side of the property. This unique scenic site is accessed by a 1/4 mile hike....moreless

  • Resort:

    The village of Crystal Falls is oriented to satisfying visitors....moreless

  • Rural:

    The Lodge is 5 miles from Crystal Falls on a gravel road and is 1 mile off the road via a well maintained two track trail road behind a locked gate. Very Private and Secluded....moreless

  • Village:

    Crystal Falls caters to all visitors especially those on vacation...moreless

  • Water View:

    See pictures...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This Lodge is on the waterfront....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    Propane wall furnace with window for viewing flame...moreless

  • Garage:

    A pole barn is 100 yards from the house can be utilized for any size vehicle....moreless

  • Heating:

    Two propane furnaces and wood stove...moreless

  • Internet:

    Reception is spotty. However 4G is always available on a high bluff on the back side of the properrty after hiking 1/4 mile....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The front half of the lodge is living room dining room and kitchen...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available for either access to the main floor or into the full basement. Unlimited parking is available 100 yards away from the Lodge....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone service is quite good but is subject to some interruptions...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    In basement. Note this Lodge has a full walk out basement....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Completely furnished. All cooking utensils, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, ect....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full size. Roasters are in the cupboards....moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size propane gas refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size cook stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Aluminum boats...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a 12 foot deck across the front of the cabin with outdoor round dining table and chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill on the deck. Fire pit in the yard with adjustable/swingimg cooking grate. Hiking trails are located throughout the property...moreless



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7 night min stay

$1,200 $4,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $150


Note- $1200 per week for up to 6 guests. Reservations are made via the vrbo booking process using a credit card. Each booking includes a $49 nonrefundable damage insurance policy. If the lodge is immaculate when guests depart vrbo will be authorized to refund your $150 cleaning fee. Note after 10/1 $100 is added to the weekly rate to cover the heating cost.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/07/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Iron Mountain, Mi.
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crystal Falls, Mi.
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crystal Falls, Mi.
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 2 and 141
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Crystal Falls, Mi.
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Falls, Mi.

Car: Necessary

The Lodge is centrally located in the Western U.P. and day trips can be made to Lakes Superior/Michigan, Porcupine MTS.and all the scenic/historical sites in the area. Fishing is great on the lake, see the pictures. For big/wilderness water the huge Michigamme reservoir is 5 minutes away with a great boat launch. A small boat launch is available on this property. This property is private/secluded enough so guests might not see another person during their stay.This Lodge is off the grid and its electrical power is provided by a quiet Honda generator with convenient in cabin starter switch. Propane gas fuels all the major appliances, full set of gas lights and the generator.The Lodge gives you the opportunity to reconnect with your family/friends and nature.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We have owned some of the adjoining acres and lake frontage for 25 years as a part of our nearby 600 plus acres, which is a Certified Tree Farm. Ownership of this property was a natural fit with our other farming and family interests. Our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren encouraged us to purchase and update the cabin and rent it out to others who can appreciate all the comforts of home in an off-the-grid private, natural lakeside environment. The kids and grandkids have already made future reservations to insure that the great grandkids can experience this natural environment as they grow up. The grandkids must think this is a magical site as they annually travel from Arizona, Colorado, South Carolina and Indiana to spend their vacation time, even if grandpa and grandma are not in Michigan. We live nearby and will assist renters in any way we can.

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Falls, MI, USA:
The opportunity to purchase this property fulfilled our dream of owning this very private 100 acres with 2000 feet of lake frontage along with this Lodge and a second cozy Cabin (vrbo #509589) in a very pristine, natural environment. A private boat launch, dock and swimming area is available. The boat launch won't support boats over 14' long. The Lodge has 1200 sq. ft. of space on the main floor and a full walk out basement. This Lodge is centrally located in the Western U.P. which allows day trips to the Porcupine MTS., Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and many other historical sites. World class trout fishing rivers/streams are minutes away. THE huge Michigamme reservoir is 5 minutes away and includes wilderness boating/fishing and a boat launch.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
There is high probability that, during your stay on this property, you will not see another person. In season, you may be able to pick your own mushrooms, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Organically grown fruits and vegetables are available to purchase in town. It's possible that you may see a bald eagle fishing for its dinner on the lake and loons swimming with their babies. We encourage stays of a month or more and will consider modifying the rate for stays over 30 days.

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  • Secluded/Very Private Lakeside Lodge With all the Amenities on100 Private Acres!

    Secluded/Very Private Lakeside Lodge With all the Amenities on100 Private Acres!

VRBO #673280

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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