About (HP)

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1934, when FDR was the president of the United States and the country was going through the great depression.  With it’s history and the character, the Lodge is on both the state and national historical register.

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Lodging (HP)

For accommodations, the resort has 24 cabins, with 26 units (several of the cabins have 2 units in them). We have 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom cabins, with several 1-bedroom cabins, situated in the wilderness. The cabins are lined along the first hole and the forest.

[ Learn more about the lodging, see a cabin map, make a reservation ]


Dining: Dining Room, Bar, Cafe, Take-out (HP)

Enjoy a meal at the Lodge.  View information about the dining room, bar, and Little Cabin Cafe, as well as the current menus and food-beverage operational hours.


Inside the Lodge (HP)

This image of last night’s moon rise is just a warm up for tonight’s supermoon, and also a blood moon — thanks to a lunar eclipse. 

According to NASA, a blood moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse, when the Earth is positioned directly between the moon and the sun, hiding the moon from sunlight.

Tonight on the Keweenaw the moon rises at 9:30pm (as the sun sets) in the SE. The moon will then enter the earth’s umbra shadow about 10:30pm. Then the total lunar eclipse will start an hour later at 11:29 p.m. Expect the moon to be the bathed in the reflected red and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, one of the longest totalities of the decade.

For more information at stargazing and astronomy opportunities at the Lodge see our website


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There are two more weeks until the Back 9 Endurance Run at the @keweenawmtnlodge . This is a 12- or 24-hour run...your choice. The goal is really to complete as many loops of the 3.5-ish mile course as you want (or can) in the given amount of time. If you haven't signed up yet, be sure to visit back9endurancerun.com to learn more about the run and follow the registration links to sign up. The registration deadline is May 25 at 11:59pm.

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This morning the Lodge was engulfed in fog. We start to see fog this time of year as the Keweenaw land mass heats up and Lake Superior water temperature remains very cool. You can watch the fog roll up the 500 vertical feet from Lake Superior (elevation 602’) to the Lodge (elevation of 1,110’). To follow the Lodge’s weather, check the weather station on our website:


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What a difference a week makes. After having up to 2 feet of snow on the greens last weekend, we are now seeing turf on the greens this weekend. We created Xs on the greens last weekend to help expose the turf to the sun. Mother Nature then helped out with 50 degree weather and sunshine. This gave us the ability to do a “walk around” to assess the condition of the golf course, and see how it hibernated under the snow this past winter.

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Transition time, from winter to summer.

This past week we started to survey the condition of the golf course and work on getting the course ready to open for the 2022 summer season. We received close to 320 inches of snow this winter, and it was a cold winter. Thus much of the golf course was still covered with snow last week. For example, there was still close two feet of snow on hole 9 green.

With temperatures predicted to stay above freezing this week, we should start to see more and more of the snow melting. This act of nature will be beneficial to exposing the tied to the much desired sun light.

#keweenaw #copperharbor #golf #funjoyousadventuresome

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Today is the last day of the International Dark Sky Week activities (organized by the @idadarksky). We hope that everyone has been able to look up to the skies these past 7 days. For us, at the top of the Keweenaw, we are concluding the week by holding a Night Sky Photography Workshop on a new moon.

Stargazing: Night Sky Photography Workshop, Saturday, April 30th, 7:30pm at the Lodge

Night sky photography and stargazing are wonderful pastimes for visitors and residents alike in the Keweenaw. At the Lodge we work to provide opportunities for individuals to enjoy the stars and take photos that allow them to remember their experiences.

If this topic interests you, join us tonight for some experiential learning.


To read a recap of our last photography workshop, a Northern Lights Photography Workshop (April 2nd), click on the link below.


#keweenaw #copperharbor #nightskyphotos #education #outdooractivities #uptravel #IDSW2022 #DarkSkyWeek #funjouyousadventuresome

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Happy Earth Day, from the top of the Keweenaw.

As part of Earth Day, do not forget to turn off your lights and look U.P. to enjoy the stars. Today is a wonderful start to the International Dark Sky Week, April 22nd-30th, 2022 (Learn more at https://idsw.darksky.org/).


[ Keweenaw Dark Sky Park ]

Today we are excited to submit the latest version of the Keweenaw Dark Sky Park application to the International Dark-Sky Association (@idadarksky). We submitted the first version of the application to the IDA last year on Earth Day (2021). Today, a year later on Earth Day, we have submitted the 4th version of the application, which addresses the latest feedback provided by IDA's Dark Sky Park Committee.

We take this process step by step, and with each step we improve how we, the Keweenaw community, and visitors to the Keweenaw foster the dark skies in order to enjoy stargazing and the northern lights.

This effort to be a designated international dark sky park is in concert with our environmentally-focused activities we enjoy working on at the Lodge. We enjoy the challenge of improving our footprint on this earth. Happy Earth Day!!! And enjoy looking up at the stars.


You can go to our website to view the latest version of the application and read about the progress we have made in this journey to become a designated international dark sky park at the top of the Keweenaw.


As well, on our website, you can find more information about our core values and other environmentally-focused activities.




You can also click on the link in our bio to access these pages.

#keweenaw #copperharbor #earthday #darksky #darkskyweek #internationaldarkskyweek #funjoyousadventuresome

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Wishing everyone a joyous Mother's Day 2022! Our dining services will have a special Mother's Day Sunday meal on May Read more
Photographing the auroras (also referred to as the “northern lights”) can be a challenging hobby in the lower 48 states Read more
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter holiday! Our dining services will have a special Easter Sunday meal on April 17th in Read more
Our most recent photography workshop in our series focusing on photographing the northern lights was another success. We had five Read more


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