LINCOLN LOG CABIN
BEDROOMS: 3 Each floor is a suite (see below)
BATHROOMS: 3 (1 on each floor)
LAKEFRONT (Hagerman Lake)
*FISHERMAN'S DREAM (summer & winter)
*ROWBOAT and KAYAK/CANOE INCLUDED
*PRIVATE BOAT DOCK
*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY
*PETS ARE WELCOMED
This luxurious log home is located in the midst of Ottawa National Forest, on the shore of a crystal clear spring fed lake, just outside the small town of Iron River, Michigan. Hagerman Lake as it is called, named after the original owners of the surrounding property, is an excellent fishing lake both summer and winter.It has been highlighted in Field and Stream magazine for its record Northern catches. It is home to a family of Bald Eagles. Frequent sightings of the state bird, the Loon are made on the lake. A giant Woodpecker loves to awaken you some mornings with its rat-tat. If you get up during the night, make a point to go outside and check out the aurora borealis, a frequent sight in the night sky of the U. P.
Well marked cross-country trails adjoin the property that is great for hiking and backpacking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. As an added bonus, it is located in the heart of snowmobile country. Trail rides abound in every direction. Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing too!
The home itself is a spacious 3600 square foot year round vacation home with all the amenities. It has a beautiful wraparound deck, great for barbequing, reading and relaxing. It is steps away from swimming and boating. There are docks and canoes for easy access to the lake. There is a great recreation room downstairs that has a TV with satellite and a pool table and a couple of slot machines to boot. The great room on the main floor has a wood burning fireplace to add that extra coziness and warmth in the fall and winter.
The house has three master bedrooms with adjoining baths. The main floor bedroom has a Jacuzzi bathtub and steam shower. They are all charmingly decorated and come fully stocked with bedding and towels. They are each on separate levels so there is complete privacy for two or three couples vacationing together.
Well marked cross-country trails adjoin the property that is great for hiking and backpacking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. And it is located in the heart of snowmobile country. Trail rides abound in every direction. Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing too!
As an extra layer of security, we do have video cameras in the back and front of the cottage. There are no cameras inside the cottage.
*Since your comfort and satisfaction is of upmost important to us, we can not accept bookings of more than 11 total people (including children) at the cabin. *
While there is comfortable sleeping in beds for up to 11 people, 8 people are ideal.
Upper Level Suite- 1 King, 1 Queen + 1 Twin (mattress is foam)
Main Level Suite- 1 King Bed
Lower Level Suite- 1 Queen Bed + 2 Twin bunk beds (stacked) with an additional trundle bed.
Cross-country ski trails/Hiking trails: next to the property, be adventurous following the well-marked cross trails all year round.
Ski Brule: come enjoy this great family ski resort just 10 miles away from Lincoln Log Cabin
Pine Mountain: ski resort about an hour away
Powderhorn: ski resort about an hour away
Indianhead: another ski resort approximately an hours distance
Eagle River: 45 min away
Wisconsin border: just 10 miles away
Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino: try your luck at the caino in Watersmeet about 35 minutes away
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: 157 miles and about 3 hours and 18 minutes away
Tahquamenon Falls National Park: 226 miles and 4 hours and 15 minutes away
Mackinac Bridge: 245 miles and 4 hours and 38 minutes away
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Air Conditioning: One of the few vacation rentals in the Upper Peninsula that actually has air conditioning, even though it it is rarely needed. Still, it sure feels good to turn it on during one of those hot summer days.
Basement: The comfortable basement is great for relaxing and watching the beautiful lake. The slot machines are just for decoration, and can not be played. Also, as returning guests may remembrer, we used to have a pool table, yet it has been removed to give us more space.
Boats: We currently have 2 canoes and 2 small row boats for your use. We do have some life jackets available, yet we would advise you to bring you own. Life jackets are required for each person on the boat. No exceptions. If you have children, you must bring their own life jacket, as life jackets vary by size for the little ones.
Boat Launch: On the opposite side of the lake there is a small public park and boat launch on Hagerman Lake Road that you are able to use.
Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba. Therefore, we have a land line at the cabin with local and long distance service.
Children: We do have a pack n play available for young children. Plus, we do have a child gate you are welcome to use for one of the staircases.
Dishwasher: Please note, there is no dishwasher. The picture that appears to be a dishwasher is actually a compactor.
Dock: The dock at the cabin is 20 foot long. It is about 4 1/2 deep at the end.
Fire pit/Firewood: There is a fire pit for your use. We suggest that you bring your own firewood. There may be some left, but it is not a guarantee.
Fishing: Yes, bring your fishing pole and enjoy excellent summer fishing with a right from the dock or with the simple fishing boat we provide. In the winter, you can bring your own ice shanty, or go out onto the ice with your auger to enjoy some great fishing on the secluded Hagerman Lake. Enjoy northern pike, blue gill, walleye and small mouth bass. It's a spring fed lake. Blue gill are found right around the dock in the summer. One guest even caught 100 blue gills in one day.
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: Yes, there is a propane grill for your use.
Hospital/ Medical Care: The closest hospital is in Iron River, about 5-6 miles from the cottage. There is also a clinie in the shopping center by the grocery store.
Hot Tub (No-Sorry): Once upon a time there was hot tub at the cabin. It was laid to rest last year. Still, we do have a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom so you can enjoy those relaxing jets.
Internet: YES, Wi-Fi is here! Enjoy!
Kitchen Supplies: All basic kitchen pots/pans, dishes and cooking utensils are included. Though we don't currently have a dishwasher, the garbage disposal is a wonderful asset. We also have a new stove and refrigerator.
Pets: *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet.
Phone: Since cell phone reception is spotty, we have installed a satellite phone for your use (with unlimited local and long distance service, in conjunction with the wi-fi.)
Skiing (downhill): Ski Brule is just 10 miles away- 397 Brule Mountain Road- Iron River, MI 49935. You can cross-country ski right from the cabin door.
Snowmobile Trails: You can snowmobile right from the cabin door.
Swimming beach: While it is possible to swim directly from the lake shore in front of the cabin, the best traditional swimming beach is just across the lake. Feel free to row across, attach your own motor onto the boat or drive the 3 miles around the lake to the beach. There is a nice park there as well.
TV: We have a TV with cable at the cottage.
Watersports: Hagerman Lake is an all-sports lake.
Wi-Fi: Yes, we now have Wi-Fi at the cabin! Enjoy!