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Ramsay Retreat ~ All Season home, great location for your U.P. Adventures!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR, 1.5 BA, Sleeps 12, 1 Mile from Indianhead/Black Jack! On Snowmobile Trail

2 story house, remodeled. 3 bedroom-1 queen bed, 2 full, 6 bunk beds and a futon. Fully-equipped kitchen. Organic spices and teas, stainless steel cookware, coffee and tea pots and microwave. TV with DVD and VCR including a selection of movies to choose from. Ample parking for truck and trailers. 1 block off main snowmobile trail, 5 min to Indianhead or Blackjack Ski Resorts, 10 minutes to Powderhorn Ski Resort. Black River just down the street. Very clean, comfortable and accessible.

Steve Helwig
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

About Steve Helwig

We have skied from this house for over 20 years and continue to have great adventures in the Upper Penninsula with our growing children, family and friends. It is owned by 4 people/2 couples from the Madison area. We enjoy our property year round! Our Ramsay Retreat is the perfect, affordable, get-a-way to relax, rejuvinate and be in nature!

Steve Helwig purchased this house in 2003

Why Steve Helwig chose Ramsay

This property is located just minutes from the areas best 3 ski hills, miles of snowmobile trails - 1 block out the back door. Friends passed it on to us after allowing us to enjoy it with their family as they grew up.

What makes this house unique

Proximity to area, low cost compared to most others that sleeps 12 or more.


Ramsay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bath on upper level, 1/2 bath main level off of kitchen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double bed plus bunk beds, sleeps 4 total
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , queen with bunk beds, sleeps 4 total
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Double with bunk beds, sleeps 4 total
  • There are 3 bedrooms, all of them have bunk beds in them. Great for family occupancy or mulitple families. Downstairs there is a pull out futon, two recliners and a chaise lounge.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Swimming Pool with Sauna and Hot Tub located at Indianhead Resort is only 5 minutes away from our location.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Ramsay Retreat ~ All Season home, great location for your U.P. Adventures!
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying in Ramsay. The house worked out great for us! Was well equipped and very homey!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the choosing our property, We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Ramsay home

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in this home (three families total) to ski and ring in the New Year. The location of the home was perfect- not a far drive to Indianhead and Powderhorn. The home fit our large group comfortably.

The home is in need of updates. Our biggest disappointment was the TV. We were hoping to watch the Packer-Lions game but the TV was so old that it didn't receive broadcast from local stations. You could only view movies. So we watched the game on our iPhone. 😬򛀠

Wifi was not available.

Kitchen was stocked with enough pots and pans but cookware could be better (non-stick pans).

Communication was good with owner.

Overall, we had a nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate you staying, and I am so sorry about the TV, and difficulty watching the game. We really appreciate the feedback regarding WiFi and the TV. We will work on improvements for the future.
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Floridian Ski Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to the Ramsay Retreat. It was convenient to many locations, since we had both cross country and Big Powderhorn as destinations. Winter/ski decor was cute (wondering if it switches over in the non-snow months?), kitchen well-equipped, bedding comfortable. Parking area was cleared, and instructions and communication was terrific. I slept like a log because it was so very quiet! Only improvement would be to get the wood stove repaired for use! Our accommodations were as fine as that of my cousin, who was staying at Big Powderhorn, for a fraction of the cost. Great place for large groups or a family to explore the whole area. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review! We are excited to let you know a plan is already in the works for a new fireplace and should be ready for next winter season. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great location for outdoor enthusiasts

  • 5 of 5

Our first winter visit to the Ironwood area was an amazing success. Being just minutes from a variety of skiing and snowboarding resorts makes this an ideal winter adventure location.

The hills and staff at Powderhorn and Indianhead were terrific. We'll be making this location an annual family trip for certain!

The house was a perfect fit for our crew which included four boys. This cabin has ample space with 3 bedrooms, 2 sets of bunkbeds and two baths. We appreciated how thoroughly the kitchen cupboards were stocked, all the extra personal touches of spices, candles, toys and games as well as the fun array of movies for the family.

We very much look forward to returning to Ramsay Retreat again this summer to enjoy the mountain biking, hiking and kayaking opportunities that seem to be around every corner!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been staying here for 20 years. It has evolved into a most pleasant retreat. We will definitely return for more great memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I would have prefered a couch rather than a futon in the living room but all in all the place was fine. Great location to the ski areas. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 2
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Indianhead Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Copper Harbor
Car: necessary

Apres Ski at all 3 Resorts, 15 minutes to Ironwood or Hurley. Lots of night life, clubs, restaurants, theater, and shopping. Hundreds of waterfalls in the county to hike to. Only 15 minutes to Spectacular Lake Superior beaches, parks and Copper Harbor. World Class Copper Peak Ski Jump is just 15 minutes away! 45 minutes to Lake of the Clouds and the Porcupine Mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $95

***Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change ****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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