I've stayed at the KML a number of times the past 30 years – and was happy to see, it hasn't changed much (except for the new banquet facility – which blends in perfectly with the old lodge). This time all the cabins were booked so we took a motel room. It was old – in need of redecorating and some updates – but we loved it anyway. Sure – it would have been nice to have new beds, beautiful duvets, an updated bath, something other than dark paneling and brown floral wallpaper on the walls – but then, it wouldn't be the same Keweenaw Mountain Lodge you come to expect in this rustic town at the very northern tip of Michigan. Nothing in Copper Harbor is high-tech or fancy – and the KML isn't any different. However – there was wi-fi – a new addition – and something we were able to receive in the motel room. However, no cell phone service – for my phone anyway. I considered this a good thing. Also, no air conditioning. We may have used it since it was warm while we were there, but did have cross ventilation and a fan, at the top of the vaulted ceiling. We were comfortable.
We didn't take advantage of the free continental breakfast as we opted for the hot breakfast buffet for $8.50 per person. A lot of nice options on this buffet – including quiches, bread pudding, pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, juices, and fresh fruit. We also ate dinner there the night before and it was terrific. I'll review it separately.
Overall, if you're looking for brand new, modern, high tech, luxury – don't come here. This is rustic, outdated, woodsy, and wonderful. I will admit it was a bit of an adjustment coming from a brand new hotel in Marquette, but the charm took over quickly. The staff was very friendly as well.
- Also Known As:
- Keweenaw Mountain Hotel Copper Harbor