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Popular amenities for Houghton vacation rentals

Stay near Houghton's top sights

Michigan Technological University15 locals recommend
Chutes and Ladders21 locals recommend
Ambassador Restaurant52 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter5 locals recommend
Suomi Home Bakery & Restaurant23 locals recommend
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts12 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Houghton

  • Total rentals

    70 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $40 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    4.1K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    40 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    30 properties have a dedicated workspace

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Houghton?

    Houghton experiences a humid continental climate, with cold, snowy winters and warm, moderately humid summers. Winter temperatures can reach lows of -10°F (-23°C) with heavy snowfall, making it a popular destination for winter sports. In contrast, summer temperatures typically peak at 75°F (24°C) with relatively low humidity.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Houghton?

    In Houghton, you can explore the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, take a relaxing boat ride on the Keweenaw Waterway, or engage with history at the Carnegie Museum. For outdoor enthusiasts, delve into the nature trails at Pilgrim River Woods Preserve or enjoy a picnic at East Houghton Waterfront Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Houghton?

    Summer (June through August) is the most popular time to visit Houghton, with pleasant weather for outdoor activities. The annual Bridgefest in June, celebrating the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, is a major local event. Winter is also popular with visitors seeking snow-based activities.

  • What are the best places to stay in Houghton?

    Visitors often choose to stay near the downtown area, known for its proximity to local attractions like the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum and the Carnegie Museum. The waterfront area by the Portage Lake is also frequently suggested for its scenic views and access to water activities.

  • What are the best places to visit in Houghton?

    The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Carnegie Museum, and the Keweenaw Waterway are often recommended places to visit in Houghton. For those who love the outdoors, the East Houghton Waterfront Park, Nara Nature Park, and Pilgrim River Woods Preserve are popular natural attractions.

  • What are some hiking trails in Houghton?

    For avid hikers, Pilgrim River Woods Preserve, Nara Nature Park, and Tech Trails are some of the often recommended trails in Houghton. These trails provide opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Houghton, including its forests, rivers, and diverse wildlife.

  • What are some family activities to do in Houghton?

    Families can enjoy a range of activities in Houghton. The Carnegie Museum provides a peek into local history and culture. For outdoor fun, Nara Nature Park has walking trails and picnic spots. MTU's Recreation Trails and the Mont Ripley Ski Area are also great for family-friendly outdoor sports.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Houghton?

    For day trips from Houghton, you may consider exploring the Quincy Mine, just about 3 miles (4.8 km) away, or venture to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, approximately 86 miles (138 km) away for a day of hiking, wildlife spotting, and nature photography.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Houghton?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 30 vacation rentals in Houghton featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Houghton?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Houghton. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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