Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Vacation rentals stall in pandemic


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IRONWOOD — Hundreds of short-term, vacation rental homes in the western Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin are facing a drop in anticipated early summer bookings from the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, but owners say the impact is not the same as on other small businesses.

Most of the rentals are privately-owned homes or cabins that owners rent by the day, week or month when they are not present. They are marketed through online rental agencies, such as Airbnb, Vrbo or with a local management company website.

Jackie Powers, an Ironwood resid...

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