Fortune Retreat is a place to find peace and tranquility along with fun and adventure for your family vacation. It is located on beautiful Fortune Lake in Iron County, one of a chain of five lakes, at the end of a quiet country road, but is only one mile from MI State Hwy 2 (for easy access), 5 miles from Crystal Falls and 13 miles from Iron River, MI. The spring-fed lake is clear and clean, enjoyable for swimming, boating and other water sports or just playing host to the abundance of wildlife and birds, including majestic bald eagles.
The house faces west, allowing one to enjoy beautiful sunsets over the lake and pristine glassy-calm mornings. Listen to the haunting call of loons in the stillness of the night or watch ducks parade their ducklings along the shoreline every afternoon to catch the last rays of the day.
The living and dining great room has vaulted pine ceiling with picture window and two sets of patio doors that overlook the lake and lead to large deck. A focal point of the great room is floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with inlaid stones from many of the small iron mines that were once the backbone of the Iron County economy. On the deck, enjoy the beauty of a new day with your morning cup of coffee or relax at the end of the day dining alfresco off the grill and taking in the spectacular color display of a Fortune Lake sunset.
The upper level master bedroom has private bathroom, queen bed and twin size sofa bed. Two other bedrooms are located on main floor, one with queen bed, the other a double bed. These two share a full bathroom. All bedroom have closet and drawer storage. In addition, a futon that opens to 'double wide' is in sunroom. The family room has walk-out to a cedar planked hot tub room on lower level. A firepit and detached deck overlook the lake. The lake has 15 feet of sandy entry for swimming and a private 24 foot dock. A 20 foot pontoon boat is available to rent separately by the week, if desired. You many also launch your own boat through Bewabic State Park on the west side of the lake and moor at the dock. (Bring ropes and bumpers to tie up.) Three kayaks are available to paddle through the lakes to observe a multitude of water and wildlife. Fishing is also popular on the lake.
The UP is known for its many rivers with scenic waterfalls and just 2 hours north is beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula on Lake Superior with its rugged scenery and colorful mining and Superior shipwrecks history to explore. If golfing is an interest, George Young Recreational Center 18 hole championship golf course, driving range, indoor pool and restaurant is only 20 minutes away. A variety of retail services (groceries, pharmacies, hardware, antiques), theaters and restaurants are within 15 miles. Emergency medical and hospital services are available at Northstar Health System in Iron River.
We would welcome sharing our home 'retreat' on lovely Fortune Lake for a very relaxing and memorable family vacation.
Keywords: Lake house, vacation home, lake rental, scenic lakefront, Northwoods