Main Floor
Front of House
Main Floor living room area.
Sitting Room leading out the backyard patio
Main Bathroom
Bedroom #2
Bedroom #3
Stairs leading up to upper level
Master Bedroom on main floor
Entry Way
Patio/Deck area
Nearby waterfall
Winter Fun in backyard
Winter Fun!
  • Main Floor
  • Front of House
  • Main Floor living room area.
  • Sitting Room leading out the backyard patio
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Main Bathroom
  • Bedroom #2
  • Bedroom #3
  • Kitchen
  • Stairs leading up to upper level
  • Master Bedroom on main floor
  • Entry Way
  • Patio
  • Patio/Deck area
  • Waterfall
  • Nearby waterfall
  • Winter Fun in backyard
  • Winter Fun!
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Nelson's Nest

Location: E6421 Nelson Rd., Bessemer, Michigan, 49911

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NELSON'S NEST SLEEPS: 6 -7 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 1 *10+ WATERFALLS NEARBY *FOREST VIEW *MANY DOWNHILL SKIING SPOTS *ATV and ORV FROM FRONT DOOR *IRON-BELLE TRAILS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE *BACKYARD (neighbors on either side) with woods *UP TO 3 DOGS are WELCOMED **2 exterior cameras, strictly for monitoring snowfall and when the cabin is empty** Calling all active couples, families, and groups…this one's for you! With multiple downhill skiing options, 14 nearby waterfall stops and Lake Superior only 25 minutes away, you will have just enough energy to walk in the cabin and lay your head down. This 3 bedroom home, where 6-7 people can sleep comfortably, is located in a neighborhood environment within the small town of Bessemer. There is a nice wooded-area surrounding the home. Having 4 twin beds lends itself to a guys/gals getaway or a larger family with little ones. Enjoy the private backyard (yes, there are neighbors with children on the other side of the fence), simple fire pit area, patio with chairs, and wildlife crossing the scene. Whether you are a winter warrior or a summer adventurer, Nelson Nest is a great jumping-off point for you! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Air Conditioning: No air condition in home, however, there are 2 ceiling fans and a couple of portable fans. ATV's: YES! You are able to use the trails nearby, just please do not drive on the lot. Animals: Deer, squirrel, variety of birds, bear nearby. Basement: Yes, unfinished Bathroom: Main floor with shower. Beach/Swimming: Lake Superior is 25 minutes North which hosts many public beaches. Black River Harbor area is great for swimming with sandy beaches. Be sure to stop along the way at a few waterfalls that you'll see! Bedroom Configuration: Bedroom #1: Master -main floor Queen Bed Bedroom #2: Upstairs with 2 Twin beds Bedroom #3: Upstairs with 2 Twin beds Trundle Bed is available as well in common area which sleeps 2 Bicycles: There are 2 bicycles at the cabin for your use (please bring your own helmet) Bugs: Typical UP bugs Cameras (outside only): Exterior cameras are setup to monitor the home when empty and snowfall only! Cell phone service: GREAT! Distances: * Duluth, MN: 2 hours and 15 minutes (114 miles) * Marquette: 2 hours and 26 minutes ( 139 miles) * Porcupine Mountains: 1 hour ( 56 miles) * Green Bay: 3 hours and 42 minutes (316 miles) * Mackinac Bridge: 5 hours and 21 minutes away (306 miles) Fireplace: Not inside the home. Fire-pit: YES, bring your s'mores. Fishing: Sunday Lake and Giles Flowage are about 15 minutes away. Gogebic Lake is 40-minutes away (which is a huge inland lake). Use the gazetteer to find the gems. Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at Fishing poles: Please bring your own Grill: Charcoal grill w/charcoal provided! Grocery Store: 5 minutes from Walmart or Super One Foods—Ironwood Internet: Strong internet! Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I'll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillow cases and bath towels. Lawn Games: Bocce Ball! Parking: Can fit 2 vehicles side by side with a trailer. Pets: Dogs are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet for your entire stay. Yes, we do accept dogs, yet we do ask that you please clean up after them both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow them on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on. Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we'll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so vigilance is needed. Privacy: Neighbors on both sides. Snowmobiles: YES and you can snowmobile from the house! Iron-Belle Trails are close and long! Please check out both the pedestrian trails (cross-country skiing) next to the motorized trails. Skiing: Big Powder Horn – 5 minutes away Black Jack – 10 minutes away Indian Head – 12 minutes away Wolverine Recreation Area (Gogebic Community College) – Family Tube Sledding and tow-rope – 8 minutes White Cap – 15 minutes away Porcupine Mountains – State Park area…hour away Snowshoes: There are 2 pair available at the cabin for your use Space: Ground floor and upper level Televisions: 2 Smart TVs with live streaming. Cable is also available on both tv's. Tours: Stormy Kromer Factory Tour—hats (red and black flap hats) with a store Towels: Yes, we provide towels. It's always good to bring extra though. Washer and dryer: Yes! It is located on the main floor in the bathroom. Laundry soap is provided. Wood: Enjoy the free wood.


  • Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Twin Single
  • Minimum age limit
  • Pets access considered
  • No smoking
  • Dining Area
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Highchair
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Spices
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite or Cable (TV)
  • Television
  • Deck Patio (uncovered)
  • Golf
  • Grill



by Ted W on 2020-08-04
Great stay-Great stay nice and clean and spacious, the management has great communication. The location puts you near great hiking and other activities.

Ted, we love hearing that you enjoyed your stay!  it was great having you as our guests and we hope to work with you again soon.
by Justyna D on 2020-07-01
Great weekend getaway!-My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time! It was exactly what we wanted. The house is cozy and in a great location/distance from the lake and hiking trails. Our only complaints are the hornet's nests all along the back deck and the broken toilet seat that kept falling apart.

Justyna, we are  glad that overall you enjoyed staying at Nelson's Nest.  When you work with us in the future, know that had you called about the nest and the toilet seat, we would have had someone come out to take care of both issues.  Our guest comfort is our #1 priority.  Pet friendly, with over 10 waterfalls nearby, this is a great property to vacation at.  We look forward to working with you again!
by Ross E on 2020-02-23
Home away from home-The house has everything you need and a few you don't. Things you need nice beds good assortment of dishes and cookware, things that you need and don't need, depending on the time of year, bicycles let's see it's winter don't need, snowshoes there are snow drifts over six feet just might need these it's winter. We really liked are stay easy access to the snowmobile trails and shopping is close enough. We will probably be back next year.

Ross, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at Nelson's Nest.  It is located in a neighborhood and has a forest view.  It has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 7-8, plus it is multiple dog friendly!  It's the perfect winter getaway spot for cross country skiers and snowmobilers.  We look forward to your return.
by Patricia M on 2020-02-14
Clean & Comfortable-The bed in the Master bedroom was very comfortable. The towels in the bathroom were fluffy and plentiful. The Kitchen had all the cooking pot, pans, dishes, and amenities needed. The house is not new but worked great for us. Very good internet connection, Netflix, and more. Loved the quiet at night in this neighborhood. Very Clean!

Patricia, thanks for this wonderful review!  We are glad that Nelson's Nest pleased you. We'd love to work with you again. This is a pet friendly property that sleeps 6-7 people. It is in a neighborhood and has a forest view. Snowmobilers can ride right from the house.
by Brandon W on 2020-01-01
Great place to stay

Brandon, we are happy that you enjoyed Nelson's Nest.  Located in a neighborhood and near to over 10 waterfalls, Nelson Nest is a great place to go to getaway.  It sleeps 7-8.  We hope to see you back again.
by William N on 2019-12-17
Great place and quick responses! Would recommend

FVR response: 
William, we so appreciate your recommendation.  That means a lot to us.  We are happy that Nelson's Nest fit your needs.  It is located in a neighborhood and sleeps 7-8.  Guests can bring their dogs with them!  Snowmobile trails and ski slopes are close by.  We hope to see you back again.
by Maggie B on 2019-12-11
If you are traveling to this area, I would assume you already know that there is a lot of snow here in the winter. Well, it's even more than you can imagine! This home is in a great location with access to main roads and back roads to get you wherever you need to go. When we stayed, most of our events were in Ironwood MI with a few trips to Hurley WI. The farthest location that we traveled to was less than 15 minutes from this house. We couldn't have picked a better location if we had tried. Some of our places included Breakwater and the Smoking Gun and if you have time to enjoy with friends you have to check out Cold Iron. This home is so easy to find, although maps will only take you to the road, not the exact address. You can easily spot the house, even when it is buried in the snow! Next time we have to travel to see our friends in Ironwood, we will check on this rental first!

FVR response: 
Maggie, what a great review!  You are right, Mother Nature certainly has been generous with her snow in the UP this year.  We are glad that it did not stop you from your stay at Nelson's Nest.  It is in a neighborhood and sleeps 6-7, plus it's dog friendly!  We'd love to have you back again.
by Natalie A on 2019-10-23
“Very reasonably priced, super clean, fully stocked and very helpful and quick responses from the host. Great place to stay if you’re in the area and looking for somewhere cheap, spacious and super clean.”

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Natalie, thanks for taking time to write this review.  We love that you enjoyed staying at Nelson's Nest.  This is the place for active guests:  multiple ski options in the area, close to over 14 waterfalls and Lake Superior is only 25 minutes away.  It sleeps 6-7 and multiple dogs are welcome.  We hope that you come back again.
by Tina P on 2019-10-07
Awesome Location for ATV/Snowmobling-My husband and I stayed here a few times this last year. We are avid snowmobilers and this location was perfect. You are about a 1/2 mile away from the trail with very easy access to get to the trail. The trails were in great condition being in the Snowbelt line. I am not a skier, but the Ski Resorts are very close by. When there is not snow, the waterfalls are amazing! You only have to drive about 15 minutes and then they are one after another all about 1-5 miles apart. The views are breathtaking. For the home itself. It is nestled on a quiet country road. The amenities are just what a person needs. Beds, TV's, Internet, Cable, Bathroom with supplies, Fridge, Stove, Microwave and Coffee Pot to name a few. And if you do forget to pack something or would like to do your grocery shopping when you get there, Walmart is about 5 min away. The house also has a covered patio off the back along with a fire pit in the backyard. I will be staying her again when I come to the U.P.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Wow, Tin, thanks for taking the time to write this fabulous review.  You ha ve said it all.  We look forward to your next stay!

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