Destination guide

A mining outpost turned tourism hotspot

Hurley has a long history which dates back to the 19th century when it became an important outpost during the iron mining days. Lying on the border with Michigan, the town is now a popular getaway spot with hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails punctuated by towering waterfalls and historic attractions which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's also carved out a name for itself as one of the best places in the state for winter sports. You'll feel most welcome when you stay at a Hurley vacation rental.

Things to do

Step back in time to the 1800s

Iron County's rich history is all around you when you stay at a Hurley vacation rental. Be sure to visit the Iron County Historical Museum where you can step back in time to the tough days of the 1800s and see what it must have been like to be a logger or miner. There's nothing quite as American as a saloon, and at the Iron Horse on Silver Street you'll find weekend live music, dancing and some fine local fare. In operation for almost 40 years, the farmers' market sets up outside the information center every Saturday and sells local produce.

Activities

Countless activities on offer

There are countless outdoor activities available in the vast wilderness around Hurley. Whether you want to lace up your boots and hike along the trails, saddle up to gallop along the shady winding paths or cast your line in to hook a wild trout, you'll find everything you need close to your Hurley vacation rental. Alternatively, walk around the Gile Flowage and look out for waterfowl, loons and circling bald eagles, or get your adrenaline kicks on one of the guided ATV tours which race through the forests and past the waterfalls and lakes.

Weather

Hot summers and snowy winters

The climate in this part of Wisconsin is continental, which means hot summers and snowy winters. If you want to avoid the summer crowds who book up Hurley vacation rentals early, your best bet is in spring and fall. Though the weather during these outer months can be changeable, commonly receiving all four seasons in one day, it can be wonderfully peaceful and scenic, particularly with the bright Wisconsin foliage during fall. The temperature plummets during winter, but wrap up warm and you'll have plenty to do from skiing to snowshoeing.

Natural features

A vast wilderness packed with wildlife

There are hundreds of thousands of acres of forest in Iron County to explore near Hurley vacation rentals as well as the vast Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Apostle Island National Lake Shore. With such a large amount of land, it's no surprise that it's a magnet for wildlife. As you walk through the county, it's not uncommon to spot herds of moose, deer and elk. It's a wonderful experience to see beavers damming the streams, nesting sandhill cranes or one of the osprey pairs which fly overhead. You may even spot an ambling black bear.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Hurley

The nearest airport is in Ironwood, MI (IWD-Gogebic County), located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Hurley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals near Hurley. From 33 Cabins to 37 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hurley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hurley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hurley. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Iron County Historical Society Museum: 79 vacation rentals
  • Lake of the Torches Casino: 299 vacation rentals
  • Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort: 72 vacation rentals
  • Indianhead Mountain: 82 vacation rentals
  • Lake of the Falls: 116 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hurley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Hurley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 33 Cabins in Hurley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hurley include:

  • Houses: 37 rentals available
  • Cottages: 33 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 33 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hurley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Hurley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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