We had never been up to the UP, much less Copper Harbor, so we came prepared for dated lodging and a rougher way of life. The folks at Fanny Hooe were nothing but nice to us - maybe because we weren't party-hardy biker/ATV punks? (Not that I saw any on property, but there were a few in town.)
That was the good part. The bad part was staying in a motel with no air conditioning in 90 degree weather . It was near impossible to sleep and mornings were sweaty. Sure it was our bad luck to come during a hot spell, but it was really uncomfortable. The room itself was tiny and dated, but frankly, all the motels in town looked old too.
Sadly, I can't recommend this motel unless it's fall or winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seasonal resort with two-bedroom cottages and lakefront motel with kitchenettes and individual balconies on historic Lake Fanny Hooe and bordering 250,000 acres of northern wilderness. Modern campground with water/electric and full hook-up sites for tents and RVs. Centrally located and walking distance to most of Copper Harbor's shops and restaurants. Great fishing spot with many nearby attractions such as Ft. Wilkins State Park, Copper Harbor Lighthouse, Brockway Mountain, Isle Royale National Park,and Lake Superior. Resort amenities include clubhouse with hot showers and clean bathrooms, indoor fireplace, game & snack room, sandy swimming beach, outdoor fire pits, picnic tables, grills, gift shop/camp store, LP gas, dump station, laundromat, playground, and boat rentals on premise. Direct access to hiking, biking and ATV trails. ... more less