Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!)

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, DVD player, books, music library
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!)

Entire cabin

Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!)

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Bessemer, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBig Powderhorn Mountain Resort13 min walk
  • AirportIronwood, MI (IWD-Gogebic County)5 min drive
  • Popular LocationNorrie Park13 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlackjack Ski Area16 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
900 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    4 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1

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About this area


Located in Bessemer, this cabin is in a rural area. Old Depot Park Museum and Historic Ironwood Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort and Copper Peak. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort - 13 min walk
  • Copper Peak - 12 min drive
  • Norrie Park - 13 min drive
  • Blackjack Ski Area - 16 min drive
  • Indianhead Mountain - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Ironwood, MI (IWD-Gogebic County) - 5 min drive


  • Dairy Queen — 6 min drive
  • Bread of Life — 6 min drive
  • Little Caesars — 12 min drive
  • Breakwater Restaurant — 12 min drive
  • Don & GG's Food and Spirits — 12 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!)

Family-friendly cabin in Bessemer
You will love this year-round cozy cabin located on tree-lined Black River Road between Bessemer and Ironwood. Take in the views of Big Powderhorn Mountian from your front yard by day and the stars by night!

A wooden walkway takes you to the covered porch at the main entrance where you'll find a bench where you can relax and take in the views.

The main floor features a living room with a convertible sofa that sleeps 2. There is a wall mounted 42-inch flat screen TV with cable, a DVD player, and a stereo capable of playing CDs, cassettes, vinyl records, and MP3s. There is also free WiFi for all guests.

For those looking for a rustic retreat from screens and technology, there is a variety of books, board games, playing cards.

The dining area will seat at least 6. There is also a built-in wall desk perfect for your laptop.

The kitchen is fully equipped with an extra-large refrigerator/freezer/ice maker, new gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, and separate wine refrigerator. In the kitchen you'll also find stainless steel cookware and a vast array of cooking utensils to help you prepare everything from a pot of chili to a gourmet meal. There is a complete set of dishes, flatware, and glassware for 8.

Just off the kitchen is a breakfast nook with a built-in table with seating for 2-3 people.

There is a very spacious bathroom located on the main floor complete with a large, well-lit vanity and full size tub/shower. The bathroom is fully stocked with plenty of towels and basic toiletries (in case you forget your toothbrush or shampoo at home).

Located off the bathroom is a laundry room with a full-size washer/dryer with plenty of laundry supplies. There's also ample storage for everything from suitcases to skis, helmets, snowmobile suits, etc.

Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with a queen size bed, dresser, nightstands, and a flat screen TV. A sliding barn door provides privacy and rustic charm.

Across from the master bedroom, you'll find the second bedroom that can accommodate up to 4 guests. There are three twin beds. Two of the twin beds feature under-the-bed drawers for extra storage. The third bed features a pull-out trundle bed for an additional guest. The second bedroom also features 2 nightstands/dressers, a ceiling fan, and a flatscreen TV.

Both bedrooms come complete with comfy new mattresses and bedding for a restful night's sleep.

If you visit during the summer months, you'll be cool and comfortable in case you encounter any rare U.P. heatwaves. There are wall unit air conditioners upstairs and downstairs, as well as ceiling fans throughout.

Take in the tranquil scenery outside the sliding glass which opens to a stone paver patio overlooking the large yard. There is a gas grill along with a fire pit and all the firewood you need for those cool evenings.

There is paved parking for 4-6 vehicles and winter rentals include 1-2 spaces in the heated, well-lit garage.

About the Bessemer/Ironwood Area:
You will be located in the center of ski country. The shuttle is available in the winter to take you the half mile to Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. You're also a short distance from Blackjack Mountian and Indianhead Mountian Ski Resorts.

Snowmobilers and ATVers are less than 2 miles from Trail #2, which will take you east further into Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, or west into the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

You are less than 20 minutes from Little Girls Point and Black River Harbor, two picturesque areas of Lake Superior. Little Girls Point has a beautiful sandy beach and campground

You're located only 6 miles from Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill. There are only six in the northern hemisphere and this is the only one in the United States. It is in the process of being restored and will be hosting international events within the next few years in addition to be used as a training facility for Olympic caliber athletes. Now it hosts the Red Bull 400, a grueling uphill foot race that brings international competitors to the area the second Saturday in May. The Saturday after Labor Day it hosts the Copper Peak Trails Mountain Bike Race that uses the terrain of Copper Peak to provide a challenging course for even the most experienced rider.

Gogebic county offers over 90 waterfalls with trails ranging from beginner/handicap accessible to "experienced hiker." You are also located less than an hour from the entrance to the Porcupine Mountains (Porkies), and less that two hours from the Bayfield/Apostle Islands area. There are three casinos are less than an hour away (Bad River Casino, Northern Casino, and Lake of the Torches Casino).

Your location puts you within 5 minutes of the local hospital, Walmart, grocery store, and gas stations, but no where near the hustle and bustle of highways and crowds.

A short walk down the hill will bring you to the Black River Valley Crossing and a good fishing spot.

As a bonus you are about 100 yards away from the highly-rated Black River Valley Pub. A local eatery since 1978 open 4 evenings a week featuring one of the best fish frys in the area with the largest variety of fish entrees within 40 miles, along with prime rib on Saturday nights. During the winter ski season there is usually live entertainment on Fridays and/or Saturdays in the evening.

We're dog friendly and look forward to having you stay with us!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desk chairs and phones.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

jerry marmozewicz
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's toys
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Music library
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Golfing on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 900 sq ft (84 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Black River Retreat
Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!) Cabin
Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!) Bessemer
Black River Retreat (Dog Friendly!) Cabin Bessemer

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 112 out of 149 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 31 out of 149 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 149 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 149 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 149 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great spot for skiing at Big Powderhorn
Stayed here before and really like it. Heated floors are great after skiing. Only 1 coffee pod left but we made due. Highly recommend
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Nice, but small
We knew ahead of time of would be a tight fit, but I don't think more than 4 adults would be comfortable staying here. It was clean enough, so no major complaints. Being relatively close to the ski hill is a big plus. The only major downside I would say is that the owner? of the tavern bust in randomly one night. Luckily we had the door locked, but it was still startling to have someone try to enter without permission. He was trying to get some TP for the tavern. There was none stocked so we gave him some that we brought from home. Not sure if we would stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ski holiday
Jerry's Black River Retreat was the perfect home base for our weekend ski trip to Indianhead nearby. The cabin is cozy and comfortable. The living spaces and kitchen were very clean. Loved the heated floors ! Jerry is very responsive to questions. We will be staying here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

cute little place
Great communication with owner
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Nice Cozy Cabin
Nice Cozy Cabin near Ironwood. Met our needs perfectly. We'll stay here again, most probably!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021