Top rated rentals — Houghton
Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Houghton

The lake and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Houghton. Well known for its hiking, university setting and local tours, this scenic city won't disappoint. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Houghton

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking, skiing and snowmobile riding. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Houghton a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mont Ripley Ski Area (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Prospector's Paradise (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Mine Shaft (1.3 mi / 2 km)

Seasonal weather in Houghton

Travelers enjoy Houghton for its skiing and snowmobile riding. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, February, November or January, when snowfall averages 32 inches and temperatures average 23°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Houghton

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Houghton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Isle Royale Houghton Visitor Center (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • The trail to Copper Harbor (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park Headquarters (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • McLain State Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Calumet Waterworks Beach (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Keweenaw Bay (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Houghton

The nearest airport is in Hancock, MI (CMX-Houghton County Memorial), located 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Houghton?

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Can I find short term rentals in or near Houghton?

Short-term rentals are in good supply in and around Houghton. Chill out for a night or two in a luxury cabin, a studio apartment or a house that fits the whole family. Whatever type of vacation rental you're searching for, you'll find the perfect place with Vrbo. These are some of our top picks:

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Houghton?

Time spent with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Houghton and make wonderful new memories with the people you love the most: For more options, check out our Houghton family cabins here.