Discover Houghton’s Top Attractions near Our Hotel
Whether you want to ski on the top of a mountain or explore a subterranean mine, you can find a variety of family-friendly activities in the Houghton area. Located off Highway 26, the Country Inn & Suites puts you less than two miles from the Mont Ripley Ski Area and the Quincy Mine, where you can venture down an abandoned copper mine shaft. You won’t want to miss the sporting events, museums and performing arts venues at Michigan Technological University. Outdoor enthusiasts can surround themselves in Michigan’s natural beauty by hiking and boating at Portage Lake, just minutes from the hotel.
- Mont Ripley Ski Area (6 miles)
Rent some skis and take a lesson, or bring your own and plunge down the slopes of this ski resort located on the Michigan Tech campus.
Phone: +1 (906) 487-2340
- Mount Bohemia (28 miles)
Carve up the fresh powder on a skiing adventure at this local winter-sport resort.
Phone: +1 (906) 360-7240
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- Big Portage Lake (3.5 miles)
Boating, fishing and hiking opportunities abound at Big Portage Lake. Catch a glimpse of the lighthouse, and learn more about the lake’s historic shipwrecks.
- Portage Lake Golf Course (3.5 miles)
Tee off at one of the Upper Peninsula’s scenic golf courses, and test your skills on 18 challenging holes stretched across 160 acres.
Phone: +1 (906) 487-2641
- Keweenaw National Historical Park (13.2 miles)
This park offers the chance to explore more than 7,000 years of the Houghton area’s copper mining history. As an added perk, the drive from our hotel to the park provides scenic views to enjoy.
Phone: +1 (906) 337-3168
- Quincy Mine (1.9 miles)
Where else can you ride a cog-rail tram car before descending seven stories into an abandoned copper mine? Don’t miss your chance to see the shaft house, steam hoist and on-site museum.
Phone: +1 (906) 482-3101
- Finlandia University (3.1 miles)
Originally founded by Finnish immigrants in 1896, this private university now boasts successful liberal arts degree programs, an NCAA athletic program and a student body of more than 500 students.
Phone: +1 (906) 482-5300
- Michigan Technological University (1.7 miles)
The Country Inn & Suites makes an ideal home base for fans of Blizzard T. Husky and his teams. Situated on a beautiful campus, MTU boasts a student body of more than 7,000.
Phone: +1 (906) 487-1885