We recently purchased this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 batch, 2-story home on a large lot that was built in 1895. The front entrance has an enclosed front porch. The spacious kitchen was renovated 10 years ago. A 30x30 garage has been added behind the house.
The kitchen, living room, office, and dining room and both bathrooms are on the 1st floor. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs. The spacious master bedroom has ample closet space, 2 dressers, 2 nightstands and a queen size bed. The smallest bedroom has a queen size bed, a nightstand, and a dresser. The closet has window. The 3rd bedroom has 2 pyramid bunk beds and a dresser. All 3 bedrooms are equipped with pedestal fans and area rugs.
The full bathroom has a tub/shower combination, tile floors and a pedestal sink. The 1/2 bath has a toilet in a single sink vanity.
The kitchen has all the necessities for your dining and cooking needs. We have provided a crock pot so your meals can be prepped in the morning and upon returning in the evening, your meals are ready to eat. There is a dining room table able to seat 6 in the kitchen. There is a large refrigerator able to store food during your stay. There is a gas stove and oven as well. Dish soap and cleaning supplies are available under the sink. Garbage service is provided by the City of Ironwood with a trash bin and recycle container as well.
The living room has a television with cable access and board games. There is plenty of seating available for entertaining or watching television. The room has blinds on the window providing privacy and dark-out curtains. The heating thermostat can be adjusted for your comfort.
There is a large 30x30 garage should you decide to stow your vehicle or equipment. If you are using your own snow machines, ATVs, or motorcycles, they can be stored in the small garage and ready for you in the morning.
The home is equipped with a smart front door lock. A unique, temporary pass code is provided to each guest for safety. As time permits, we will be adding motion-detector lights in both the front and back yard. The porch light will be on a smart-switch with scheduled programming to come on at sunset and off by 10:00 pm. The lights in the front room will also be on a smart switch programmed for when guests arrive. This fall, the intent is to add a smart thermostat so that the house is comfortable when guests arrive.
Things to do near by
Walk to restaurants down the street in Ironwood. Shopping in town. Check out the Cold Iron Brewery or nearby coffee shops.
1. Winter activities
Recently named as one of the “9 Best Cross-country Ski Destinations” in the World, and the “Top 10 Snowiest Destinations” in the United States.
• Downhill skiing
o Mount Zion. 1.4 miles away
o Big Powderhorn Mountain 7.5 miles away
o Big Snow Resort (Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains) 11.9 miles
o Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort 13.1 miles away
o Porcupine Mountain State Park, 50.2 miles
• Cross-Country Skiing
o Active Backwoods Retreat (ABR) cross-country ski trails, voted
4th best Nordic ski resort in the US by USA Today. 4.3 miles away
o Wolverine cross-country ski, bike and hiking trails; 4.6 miles away
o Uller cross-country trails 12.7 miles away;
o Montreal cross-country trails, 12 miles away.
o Mecca cross-country trails, 25 miles away
• Snowmobiling-Ironwood serves as Michigan’s trail-head, from which extends with over 2,000 miles of trails into Michigan and Wisconsin. Also rent your snowmobiles nearby. Rent them in Ironwood.
• Fat tire biking (Wolverine and Miners’ Park)
2. Summer Activities
• Copper Peak Adventure (13.6 miles away-June through October)-
this is a must see.
• Waterfalls (map with 42 of them and 10 near Ironwood).
• See the northern lights, Aurora Borealis from the shores of Lake
• Little Girls Point on the shores of Lake Superior (16 miles)
• Bicycle on the trails
o Copper Peak Mountain bike trails
o Iron Belle Trail, 7 miles paved
o Crystal Lake Trail, 11 miles paved
o Manitowish Waters Bike Trail 18.6 miles asphalt
o St. Germain Bike trail, 12 miles asphalt
o Bearskin State Trail, 26.5 miles of crushed stone
o Bergland to Sidnaw Rail, 43.5 miles (mountain biking)
o Ontonagon to Rockland Trails 13 miles (dirt)(mountain bike)
o State Line Trail, dirt (best for mountain bikes and hiking)
o Wolverine Trail (mountain biking)
o see bike trails
o Miners Memorial Park(1.6 miles away)
o Gortex Gulch
o Big Powderhorn Mountain hike (5.6 mile look up and down
o Pipeline trails
o Potato River Falls (20 miles away)
o Copper Falls State Park (32 miles away)
o Wolf Mountain (23 miles away)
o Porcupine Mountains (one hour)
• Rent ATVs
• Lake Superior
o Enjoy agate hunting along the beaches
• Whitewater Rafting
• Black River Harbor Recreation Area (on Lake Superior)-19 miles away
• Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and look for Lake of the
Clouds (1 hour drive)
• Bayfield and the Apostle Island day trip (one hour away)
• Fishing-Lake Gogebic is the largest inland lake in Michigan. Boat
charters on Lake Superior
• Hunting-Hunting is a major recreational activity on the Ottawa
National Forest and the Ironwood area.
• Scuba Diving
o Bayfield and the Apostle Island day trip (one hour away)
o Fortune Pond in Crystal Falls, MI is an hour away
3. Fall many of the same things as the summer but with fall colors
In the Fall, enjoy the cool, crisp air and the changing of the leaves at Copper Falls State Park or in the Porcupine Mountains. For photographers, capture the majestic beauty of Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains. October and November are great months to see the Northern Lights on Lake Superior away from light pollution of the city. For those brave enough, visit the parks along Lake Superior in late fall and imagine the Edmund Fitzgerald navigating the stormy waters during hurricane force winds and 35-foot waves. Enjoy the waterfalls and the hiking and bicycle trails available in the summer, but with colorful trees.
4. Spring many of the same things as the other seasons but with spring flowers.
Spring is a beautiful time to hike or bicycle and see the flowers blooming.
Elk & Hound Restaurant
Sharon’s Coffee Company
The Munch Bar & Tacos
Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Little Caesars Pizza
Olde Suffolk Ale House
ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles, and ski equipment are available to rent locally:
P-Dog Snowmobile Rental and Repair, Inc.
Cloverland Motorsports, Inc
Big Sno Outfitters