The Lake in the Clouds – Sep 12-16


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The EIM to the Lake in the Clouds will take our MINIs to the western-most reaches of the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan along the shores of Lake Superior. Our base of operations will be Houghton, MI located on the Keewenaw Peninsula, with a transit north on Wednesday, September 12th and returning on Sunday, September 16th. In between, we’ll enjoy the local attractions and points of interest, the fall colors that will be near peak, and the great local motoring roads. The heavily forested UP is relatively mountainous in this area. A point of emphasis will be a visit to the Porcupine Mountains and the Lake in the Clouds as well as Copper Harbor and the many sights on the peninsula.

Several months ago our members received a group email with important information regarding discount lodging arrangements and availability. If you missed it, please note any unbooked rooms in our reserved block at the Franklin Square Inn in Houghton will be released to the public on August 21st. If interested, please see the instructions below (click on the **Read More** button from the home page). Don’t delay as rooms in the area are at a premium during this peak season.

Hope your fall calendar can accommodate this fun, multi-day adventure!

EIM has obtained a block of King Bed rooms (also one double Queen) at the Franklin Square Inn in the heart of downtown Houghton. The group rate is $129.00/night plus tax for our four-night stay, which includes a daily, cooked to order breakfast in the restaurant and a beverage coupon for the lounge each day of stay. As noted above, this rate expires on August 21st. Cancellations may be made up to 4 pm on the date of arrival. If interested, please contact us using any one of the following options to received instructions for making reservations:

1) send an email to info[at]easterniowaminis.org;
2) post a reply to the event announcement on our EIM Facebook Page
3) leave a comment in the form below

There are other lodging options nearby but keep in mind that late September is the peak time for visitors, so rates will also be peaking and availability slim. If you’re looking to economize, the Super 8 Motel is just to the east on the waterfront with advertised rates in the $110 range (we stayed here in 2015 and found it simple and clean). If you’re looking to go full upscale, the Laurium Manor Inn is a fantastic B&B located in Laurium, a half-hour drive north of Houghton. Originally a 45-room mansion, it was built in 1908 by the owner of the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company. Wherever you decide to stay, make reservations soon as available rooms in most places will evaporate quickly.

Any questions may be forwarded to info[at]easterniowaminis.org and we’ll respond ASAP.

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