Keweenaw Acres Vacation Home For Rent

Winter is my favorite time of year, we average about 15 feet (!) of snow every year, so there’s always fresh, fluffy, and beautiful white stuff from Dec. through April. It really is special—sit in the whirlpool spa in the house and look out through all the glass surrounding you or wander down to the sauna for a special adventure outside. Or lounge upstairs and enjoy a 10 mile view in warm and comfort.  This was ( and is ) my dream home, so have fun until I retire there!


The Keweenaw area is a fantastic winter sports area with incredible downhill and cross country skiing opportunities and the nations best snowmobiling. If you like to snowmobile there are countless miles of trials in the Keweenaw and to the south. The house is centrally located between the Keweenaw trailhead (Houghton, 12 miles) and the Baraga system trailhead (15 miles). Check for current trail conditions and any location changes. Get a free snowmobile trail map there, current snow conditions, and see web cams. You can’t easily ride to the trails from the house or ride on my property.


I’ve carved some backcountry walking and cross country ski trails though the hilly back woods, I last marked and maintained in 2013, but check them out on snowshoes first. I try to keep a couple of old plastic sleds to slide off the dam back of the pond. Two pair of snowshoes are also waiting for you. This is a very private winter wonderland for you to enjoy—you will not see anyone else during your stay.


Mount Bohemia, Mount Ripley and the Porcupine Mountains State Park downhill ski areas are all within an hour or two. Cross country ski trails are found only four miles away and are spectacular a little further away near Houghton, Copper Harbor, and  in the Porcupines Mountains. See maps of Keweenaw area Nordic cross-country ski trails and snow conditions here.


Get off the trails for great backcountry skiing in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Late winter is the best after a few feet of snow has formed a good base. Head south of Painesdale towards Twin Lakes for deep snow, look for big open hardwood forests. Most of the land is State or commercial forestland open to the public. Rolling to steep hill make for great skiing from here all the way to the Porkies and it’s the same story going north towards Copper Harbor. Old woods roads make a great start or just pull off the highway.

Contact Greg at 406-459-9125 or email ( for more info.

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Contact Greg at 406-459-9125 or by email ( for more info.

Snowshoes are provided. Cross country skis can be rented in town.