Keweenaw Peninsula from a Hilltop Cottage

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is blessed with peaceful settings along Lake Superior and two great “Lake” towns: Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor. We’d like to introduce you to a cottage with a view – on the Lighthouse Ridge! Explore the Keweenaw all day and return to your private cottage perfect for 2. See this Keweenaw cabin details page. At, you book directly with the rental owners and skip those middleman booking website commissions. Did you know that many booking websites automatically raise rental rates to cover their commissions? Why should you pay more.
Ask the rental owner about all the UP things to do; festivals, where to rent boats or hire a charter boat. Live, fish and explore like a local. Right from your Copper Harbor cabin you can hike or mountain bike to area lakes and beaches. Birds from your list might be found from the vacation rental deck because Copper Harbor and Eagle Harbor have superb birding in all seasons and the spectacular migration activity in spring.
Inside is a cozy living area, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. Get ready to be partially disconnected too: No TV or phone, but there is WIFI at the Cottage. Won’t miss it either; there are so many hiking, biking and nature trails, plus historical sites. It’s romantic and perfect for couples looking for a peaceful place to relax in Eagle Harbor, MI. Even the towns are described as a quaint harbor towns. See 2 great Eagle Harbor Michigan lodging options.
Set out on cross country skis or snowshoes from your front door. Did you know that Copper Harbor is part of the largest trail system in Michigan? The Copper Harbor area averages of 270″ of snowfall, so your cabin and trails are always covered with a fresh blanket of white December – March. A visit to the Copper Harbor Lighthouse is a must and scuba diving the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve is a treat.

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Lac La Belle Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is wonderful this time of the year


Lac La Belle is a fantastic lake near Mt. Bohemia and fall is truly a magical time of the year for this area. Our criteria for this is simple. The crowds start to thin out with kids going back to school but not completely so area attractions stay open this time of the year. The colors of the leaves changing on the trees around here are breathtakingly beautiful and provide a burst of color in your lake photos and offer a fall drive that rivals most scenic drives in the country! Enjoy Heritage Route 41 and the M26 that wind through friendly villages and ghost towns.


The fishing is superb in all the waters here, count on catching some king salmon, muskie and lake trout. Unique to this area of Michigan is the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve. There are many shipwrecks that divers often explore but some you can even see from the surface. Enjoy the free canoes at the cabin or rent the 14 foot aluminum fishing boat w/9.9hp Envirude engine to cuise around the lake or charter fish on Lake Superior with Hooked Up Charter Fishing.


As the temperatures get cooler and the snow starts to fall (which there is alot of in the Lac La Belle and Mt. Bohemia area) skiing in the top premier destination. Mt. Bohemia and the coming soon, Vodoo Mountain is the second largest ski region in th midwest. Be sure to check out area conditions if you’re looking to ice fish in the area. There is great ice fishing everywhere. To view more about Lac La Belle and the Mt. Bohemia region, head to


Lighthouse Tour along the West #Michigan Gold Coast

Lighthouse Tour along the West #Michigan Gold Coast

We get excited about lighthouse tours just like you do! Between vineyards, beach towns and festivals, enjoying a tour along the west coast of Michigan can be one of your best beach vacations ever. To help you plan your lighthouse tour, we have now compiled a list of terrific lighthouses along Lake Michigan.

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While enjoying your Michigan lighthouse tour, take a drive down the West Michigan Pike. With wine and craft beer tours along serene and quiet beach towns, you’ll want to stay for more, which is why you will want to rent a Michigan Vacation Rental along the coast. Enjoy the street performers of Holland, Michigan or the sand dunes at Silver Lake. Enjoy a historical sail across Lake Michigan on the Friends Good Will Ship, telling the story of commerce in the 1800s and War of 1812. To view area rentals, click here: Saugatuck Vacation Rentals

Holland Harbor Lighthouse

Holland Harbor Lighthouse

Have you ever heard of St. Joseph, Michigan? A popular destination for those that live in the Chicago and surrounding area love to visit the      “Riviera of the Midwest” with the deep waters perfect for fishing and a golden sandy beach that stretches for miles with a spectacular view of the St. Joseph Lighthouse. Only 90 minutes from Chicago, you don’t want to miss this incredible town along the way. To find rentals in the area, look at our Benton Harbour area vacation rentals

The Great Lakes hold more than 6,000 sunken ships. In the springtime, Lake Michigan can be so clear that even finding shipwrecks from an airplane can be easy. The cold freshwater at the bottom is about 39 degrees year-round which is a great temperature for preserving shipwrecks and even the handful of airplane crashes. If you’re looking for excitement on your lighthouse tour, here it is!

The maritime history among all the lighthouses are a nautical nod to our nation’s past in historical events such as the Pearl Harbor attack, World War II, and the Cold War.  The Little Sable Point Lighthouse is a must see for travelers looking at Michigan lighthouses. This is the tallest along Lake Michigan and is great view from the top. A great way to admire the sunset on Lake Michigan. Another popular one is north of Grand Haven is the Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, festively decorated with lights along the pier. A famous and most often photographed is the majestic Ludington’s North Breakwater Light. Ranked #1 in the state, this lighthouse is also a must see on your Lake Michigan lighthouse tour. All lighthouses have a nominal fee of around 5.00 dollars to better ensure the future of these historical markers.

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Summertime is great for travel to West Michigan as tours of the lighthouses are always going on. But added bonuses to this type of travel is the aurora borealis, also called the northern lights, after the night begins to fall. This rare glimpse of Mother Nature’s magnitude is highly recommended and can only be seen in certain parts of the world. The golf courses along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan are also some of the best in the country. In the fall, treat yourself to visiting some of the most haunted lighthouses. While most of them are legends, some great storytelling and history are combined to create a different kind of vibe. Be careful when planning though, most lighthouses close around the end of October.

All lighthouses can be done over a span of 2 days but be sure to include delightful lunches along the shore and check out the area’s art history and museums for a glimpse into history. Enjoying all of the western coast of Michigan can be rejuvenating and a refresher from the hectic daily schedules, so we suggest booking atleast 4-6 days to fully take in what Michigan has to offer.

For more information on Michigan Lighthouses and to see a map and events, please click through to our new lighthouse page! Michigan Lighthouse Tour

Introducing Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin

Think secluded. Think relaxation. It’s Bayfield.

We’ve just added (yet another!) vacation property to RentWisconsinCabins. Enjoy northern Wisconsin in Hauser’s Bayfield Cabin. Let this vacation property be your home away from home. The private setting offers peacefulness with scenic views of nature from every window. Enjoy the pine ceilings, designer bath, granite counters, knotty cherry cabinets, and more. Also included in the cabin is WiFi, Netflix, Pandora music, and Sirius Satellite radio. The property has one bedroom and generally sleeps up to 2. Though two more people can stay at the cabin if one person sleeps on the sofa and one sleeps on the chaise in the living room.

Thinking of taking a winter retreat? Across from Hauser’s is the main snowmobile trail to Lake Superior. Or bundle up and spend a day ice fishing on Lake Superior. During the warmer months, enjoy the outdoor grill and firepit. A few hundred yards from the vacation property is a trail which leads to the Town of Russell public beach (photo above). Here you can enjoy the view of the Raspberry Island Lighthouse, take a dip in the water, or put in a kayak. The Bayfield area offers other great recreational options, fantastic dining, and various festivals and events

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