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25 Year Anniversary Open House

25 Year Anniversary Open House

On September 14, 1989 Julie & Dave took possession of this mansion that they opened into the Laurium Manor Inn. On Sunday September 14, 2014 they are opening the Manor to free tours from Noon to 3PM. The local charity "31 Backpacks" will be accepting donations at the door. Please come and help them in their mission. Julie will also have samples of her SisiterSister Foods available to taste. This includes their Blackberry-Basil jam, Raspberry-Dark Chocolate jam, Strawberry-Lime jam, and Mango-Peach Cardamon jam, Dark Chocolate Caramels, and their Peanut Pretzel Caramels

Laurium Manor Inn Open This Winter

Early Winter

  Laurium Manor Inn announces that the Inn will be open again this winter starting December 1, 2014 through April 2014. The Inn will be closed during November.  We have hired innkeepers to manage Laurium Manor Inn again during the Winter season. 

Laurium Manor Inn Will Be OPEN for Winter

  After being closed for most of the past 4 winters Laurium Manor Inn annouces that the Inn will not be closed for any time from October 2013 through April 2014.  We have hired innkeepers to manage Laurium Manor Inn during the Winter period. This means that for the first time since 2005 Laurium Manor Inn will be open in November. 

New Website

Laurium Manor Inn's new website went live today.  It replaces our old one that we have had since 1988. It was state of the art back than but had become an antique that could not be worked on by anybody. Our other  website ,, redirects to  New features have been added to the new site to make it even more user friendly. If you find that something does not work please contact Dave at



Lovely Laurium Manor Inn

Smithsonian Magazine Article May 2011

Jonathan Kandell of Smithsonian Magazine stayed at the Laurium Manor Inn in the summer of 2010 while doing research for the article he wrote about the U.P.

Older News

Original Hoatson Dining Room Table Back Home

We have just purchased the original 1908 Hoatson dining room table, chairs, and sideboard from the person that bought it from the Hoatson estate in 1949. This solid quartersawn oak table can extend to 12' long and seats up to 12 people. It is now in the dining room where it is being used for breakfast.

Garage turntable being repaired by MTU students
Students from MTU's Mechanical Design & Engineering Technology program have taken on the project of repairing the turntable in LMI's Carriage House. This original Canton Automobile Turntable installed around 1915 has not turned since the 1970's. The students have researched the patent numbers molded on the cover and the materials it was made from and are disassembling the parts. They will be producing replacements for the severely corroded components and reassembling it with the goal of making the turntable rotate freely like it did when installed.
When they completed it I drove my Fiero onto the turntable and we we pushed it around to prove that it was working.
You can see it in operation CLICK HERE

Laurium Manor in New Book
Laurium Manor Inn has been included as one of the featured destinations in the book " 1001 Places To See In The United States & Canada Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz. It is included in the Keweenaw Copper Mining Heritage section on page 535.

PastyFest Parade 2017

PastyFest Parade 2017

Dave rode his Penny Farthing bike in this year's parade

Penny farthing ride June 2017.mp4

Room#18 video

Room #18

Testing new layout for rooms

Room#18 video