Lodging, Businesses and Rexreation
in Iron County Michigan
Including the towns of
Crystal Falls, Iron River,
Caspian, Gaastra, Alpha, and Amasa
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

 

Cabins, Cottages, Resorts, Motels, Hotels, Restaurants, Museums, and other Businesses
near Iron River and Crystal Falls MI, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

AmericInn Lodge and Suites Iron River, MI is located on Highway US-2 in downtown Iron River, MI. The newest hotel in Iron River offers comfortable king & queen guest rooms & suites with one & two rooms, a fireplace suite, and a whirlpool suite. Elevator. Wireless Internet Access throughout the Lodge. Indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and fitness room. Complimentary AmericInn Perk Breakfast. Large parking lot with cold weather hook-ups.  Pet friendly rooms. AmericInn Lodge and Suites Iron River, 40 E Adams Street, Iron River, MI 49935. Phone: 906-265-9100

Chicaugon Lake Inn, 1700 County Road 424, Gaastra, MI 49927. Motel has 24 first floor guest-rooms, color TV/VCR, free continental breakfast, AC, and game room. Located 8 miles SE of Iron River by Chicaugon Lake for swimming, boating, & fishing. Next door to George Young Golf and Recreation Complex and only 8 miles from Brule Mountain. On the snowmobile trail, ride from your door. Pets welcome.

Indian Lake Retreat is a cozy 2 room rental cabin on the shores of Indian Lake, 10 miles south of Iron River, MI. Only a few steps to the sand bottomed beach area with a dock for sitting or fishing. Paddle boat included. Bedroom contains queen bed with a set of bunks. Internet Access. Indian Lake is ideal for boating, fishing, & water sports. Pets Welcome. Easy trail access. Reasonable rates. Indian Lake Retreat, County Road 424, Iron River, MI 49935. Phone: 520-907-1176

The Iron River RV Park and Campground is located in downtown Iron River, MI in a pleasant setting along the shores of the Iron River. Walking distance to dining and shopping. 32 level sites with full service, electric/water, or tent sites. Cable TV. Free Wi-Fi throughout the park. On the ATV and snowmobile trails. Pets Welcome. Iron River RV Park, 50 E. Genesee Street, Phone: 906-265-3822.

Lake Mary Resort, 461 Lake Mary Road, Crystal Falls, Ml 49920 Phone: (906) 396-7840. Lakeview housekeeping cottages with kitchens on beautiful Lake Mary near Crystal Falls, MI. Only resort on Lake Mary. Boat included. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle-boats available for your use. Near incredible fishing at the Michigamme Reservoir (Way Dam) and Peavy Falls Backwater (Peavy Pond).

Businesses
Downtown Sew & Vac in iron Mountain carries Lindhaus, Simplicity, and Sebo vacuum cleaners; the Big Green Egg cooker & accessories; Simplicity & Toyota sewing machines, thread, and notions; air purifiers; heaters; plus many other products to make your life easier. Stop by and check out our products for your home. Downtown Sew & Vac, 224 E. Hughitt Street, Iron Mountain, MI, 49801. Phone: 906-774-8931

Iron Mountain PowerSports is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, parts, and rental machines in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and snowmobiles. Delivery available. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI. 49801. Phone: 906-779-1771.

The Markell Company: Roofing: Commercial & Residential; Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication; Commercial Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning; Commercial Kitchen Hoods; Dust and Fume Exhaust Systems; and Brick Restoration & Waterproofing for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin at The Markell Company, 1227 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Iron Mountain, MI. Phone (906) 774-0240 or Toll Free: 1-888-799-0240.

Northern Michigan Land Brokers offers property in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our office is located in Marquette but we feature a wide variety of waterfront, recreational, preservation, hunting tracks, and commercial properties, as well as cabins, cottages, and residential homes throughout the Upper Peninsula. We are a buyer-seller agency.  Contact one of our knowledgeable agents to find that property you have always desired. Northern Michigan Land Brokers, 2552 US 41 West, Suite 100, Marquette, MI 49855. Phone: 906-225-5263.

Northwood Wilderness Outfitters Store and River Trips. Your Outfitting Headquarters for Outdoor Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, Menominee River Country. Guided and self-guided river trips and fishing adventures.  Canoes & kayaks (sales & rentals), traditional archery supplies, fly fishing equipment, snowshoes, and other outdoor gear available in the Outfitters Store. Shuttle service available. Two-bedroom rental cabin.  N-4088 Pine Mountain Road, (Corner US-2 and Pine Mountain Road), Iron Mountain, MI 40801. Phone: 906-774-9009 or 800-530-8859.

Hospital: Iron County General Hospital, 1400 West Ice

RECREATION

BLUES FEST: End of Summer Blues Fest, third Saturday in August, at the Pavilion in Alpha, MI. Gates open at 12 noon, Music begins at 1 pm. Bring a chair and enjoy music, refreshments, and a Blues-berry Pie Eating Contest.

Lake Superior Sport Fishing. Fish the inland lakes around Iron River and Crystal Falls in May, September, or October with Captain Reid DeRosie. Quality fishing gear provided. Lake Superior Sport Fishing, Marquette, MI. Phone 906-360-1090

Rafting at Piers Gorge and the Sturgeon River with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450

Horserace Rapids on the Paint River
6 miles south of Crystal Falls

A path wanders down from the high bluff past large rocks and around tall pine trees to the rushing rapids 80' below. Watch for the sign to Horserace Rapids and turn east. A gravel road leads 3 miles east to the parking area.

Events

Don't miss the Annual Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo in Iron River, MI.
Bull Riding, Roping, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrangling, Barrel Racing, plus much more.
Parade and craft show
Last weekend in July

Restaurants

Bev's Supper Club, US-2 south of Crystal Falls at the Brule River Bridge. Phone: 906-875-3779. Food and beverages featuring steaks, ribs, seafood, pasta, Friday fish fry, and prime rib on Saturday, soup, and salad bar. Open at 4:30 pm. Closed Sunday.

 Museums and Historic Buildings

museum in iron river

Iron County Historical Museum,
100 Brady Avenue, PO Box 272
Caspian, MI 49915
Phone: (906) 265-2617 or 906-265-3942.

10 acre museum, located on the site of the former Caspian Iron Mine near Iron River, MI, features 22 buildings and exhibits from early logging, pioneer, and mining days.

 

The main building is in the former Engine House of the Caspian Iron Mine, and the 1921 head frame or hoisting building (pictured above) is on the National Historic Register. See the Monigal miniature logging display, one of the largest in the world. Buildings on the grounds include log barns, pioneer log cabins, depot, 1920 logging camp with sleigh barn and homestead cabin, Native American artifacts, and a 1896 school. See the 1890 victorian style home of Carrie Jacobs-Bond, composer of "I Love You Truly" and "A Perfect Day", who lived in Iron County with her husband who was a mine doctor. Enjoy the Wildlife Art Gallery of Lee LeBlanc, the Giovanelli Italianati Art Gallery, and the Bernhardt Contemporary Art Gallery .

Genealogy and Archival Research. Gift Shop. Events scheduled throughout the year. Open daily, May-September and by appointment. 1 mile east of M-189. Small admission charge.

Harbour House Heritage Center Museum, Crystal Falls, Michigan

Harbour House Heritage Center Museum
17 North 4th Street
Crystal Falls, MI. 49920
Phone: 906-875-4341 or 906-875-6026.

Located in a restored Queen Anne Colonial Revival home built in the 1890's for John and Ellen Harbour.

The first floor is decorated with period turn-of-the-century furnishings and there is a library room that contains 100 years of the Diamond Drill, a former local newspaper, and other records. The second floor has 6 exhibit rooms: Logging and Mining Room, Women's Interest Room, Veteran's Room, Children's Antique Toy Room, and Local Trophy and Sports Room. The Ojibwe Indian Room holds a large American Indian collection that is dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Bennet Eckerberg and is a tribute to the many generations of Ojibwa Indians who lived in this area. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tuesday - Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 pm.

The Amasa Museum

The Amasa Museum is located on Pine Street in Amasa, MI, 12 miles north of US-2 and just off US-141 on Pine Street. Formerly a Township Hall, the building was built in the late 1800's with wooded siding and hardwood floors. See displays of mining and logging industries that were important in the building of Amasa, a major hub for logging and rail transportation. Old depot still stands. Several other historic buildings on Pine Street. Open Monday through Saturday, June to October. Phone: 906-822-7714.

Alpha Historic Circle
Porter School Alpha MI
Alpha Mi Museum
Alpha MI Town Hall
Historic Buildings in Alpha, Michigan

Alpha Circle Historic District, County Road 424, in Alpha, MI, a village that grew up during the iron mining era. The Porter School, Alpha Township Hall, Water tower, and the First National Bank building were constructed around a traffic circle (1914). On the National Register of Historic Places.

Enjoy Breakfast or lunch at the Circle Cafe, located in the old Porter school building in Alpha.

 

 

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