Product/Service Review


Where Everybody Knows Your Name

On our second visit to the Eagle Harbor Inn

we thought we had walked into the Keweenaw Peninsula

version of the TV series Cheers.

Entering the Eagle Harbor Inn, you walk into a cozy bar with tables near the door and a well stocked bar in full view just behind.  There is more seating to the right and around the bar.  The dining room is to the left.

When we arrived, the bar area was busy.  Most of the bar stools were occupied and more than half the tables were, too.  The atmosphere was inviting.

As we entered the air was filled with greetings of “Hello!” “Welcome!” “Good to see you again!”

We looked back toward the entrance to see who was walking in behind us.  No one was there.

My next thought was that the locals were funnin the out-of-towners.  Wrong.

In of town of about 55 people … in an area populated at the rate of 4.3 people per square mile … they either know your name or know you are a stranger.

They know your name


know you are a stranger

It took me a few seconds to recognize the group seated at the front tables.  Why?  Well, when we met them a couple days earlier in Copper Harbor they had just returned from a busy day enjoying outdoor activities around the Keweenaw … wind-blown, dressed for hiking, the beach … whatever.  Now, they all looked pretty good … cleaned up, hair combed, no hats.

More importantly, I finally recognized them as Bill & Connie … along with their daughter, grandkids, and a few others we had not yet met.  As we chatted with the group, Mary Probst, Eagle Harbor Inn Proprietor, joined the conversation, before showing us to our table.

We felt like we were in the right place.

Eagle Harbor Inn ArtThis was our second visit.

The surprising thing is that it took us more than 20 years to get here.

My recommendation to you …

You should not

wait so long.

What a great place!

Mary, our host, showed us to a table in the dining room where we were pleasantly surprised by the bright and open ambiance.  Large windows brightened the room and offered great views of area around the restaurant.

Are you visiting the U.P. … the Keweenaw Peninsula … this year?

Stop at the Eagle Harbor Inn!

You will not be disappointed.

On our first visit to the Eagle Harbor Inn we tried their pizza.  It was great.

When we are home, Friday is movie & pizza night.  We try a wide variety of pizzas. I think we can speak with some authority.  The Eagle Harbor Inn offers great pizza.

On our second visit a couple days later, we ordered dueling trout dishes … charbroiled v. almandine.  We sampled each other’s entre.

Dueling Trout Dishes

Trout at Eagle Harbor Inn









Eagle Harbor Inn Trout 2

They were both great.

You will find many great dishes on the Eagle Harbor Inn Menu


 Remember the word “Inn”

The Eagle Harbor Inn also offers lodging

7 Single Rooms & a 1-bedroom Apartment



 Follow these links

to learn more

and have fun


Click Here If you would like to know more about the Eagle Harbor Inn.

Click Here If you would like to explore the Keweenaw Peninsula … where the Eagle Harbor Inn is located.

Click Here To see a video clips of “Norm-isms” Greetings from the Cheers series.


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 A Special Boomer Review “Thank You”

to Mary Probst and the Eagle Harbor Inn

for fine dining experiences and the use of your graphic.


Oh Yes! I do remember Maid-Rites. Try Debbie’s recipe.

Debbie's Midwestern Kitchen

Loose Meat Sandwich.

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The Maid-Rite sandwich was popularized back in 1926 by a man named Fred Angell.  He began franchising the idea and a chain of restaurants called Maid-Rite began to spread throughout Iowa.  Today one of the few original shops remains in Marshalltown, Iowa – Taylor’s Maid-Rite.  Several new shops have emerged over the years and have been grandfathered in through the franchise, but Taylor’s is one of the originals and a favorite of many long time Maid-Rite fans.

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Johanna’s One of the Best!

Whenever you are in Copper Harbor and you would like give yourself a special treat, visit the Spirit of the North Wellness Center located in the heart of Copper Harbor.

Spirit Of The North Wellness in Copper Harbor Michigan

As the Spirit of the North, Johanna Davis can
relax your body and lift your spirits.

She asked a few questions.  I told her about areas of stress in my body, old injuries that tend to have chronic issues, even about sinus problems.

Her combination of Reiki and Swedish massage was very effective.

The Reiki process involved the head, chest, hip, thighs, calves, and feet.

She started with the Reiki method.  This created what felt like an energy flow … like she was drawing the pain out of my shoulders, drawing tension from my feet, calves, thighs, and torso.

It was easy to relax.  She would talk if you wanted to.

Most of my responses included an ahhhh … or a groan as I relaxed further.

Would you like heat?

Oh yah. Bring it on.

The Swedish massage ground several painful muscles into submission.

Then some quiet time to allow Johanna’s magic to sink in …

Two windows were open allowing a soft breeze.

I listened to the wind rustle branches and to birds chirp & call.

Soft music gently washed over me.

Later I had a chance to talk with her.

Johanna grew up in Copper Harbor

Her parents own and operate a local resort and shop.

She lived elsewhere for a few years.  One spot was Colorado … where she learned her profession.

She returned to Copper Harbor in 2002.

Johanna participated in the planning and building of her home / office.

Johanna’s Wellness Center is also
a beautiful cord wood home.

photo by Lesley DuTemple for the Lake Superior magazine

Cordwood Construction
Learn more about this at the magazine’s website:
— August/September edition of Lake Superior Magazine … “centerfold” article

Learn more about Cord Wood Construction at these links:

Go North
Get a Massage

Soon, I will returning to the Spirit of the North.
— I will be scheduling a session or two at Spirit of the North during my July vacation.
— That will give me a chance to apologize to Johanna for the delay in publishing this review.
— The reason for the delay began one day before I met Johanna and affected our home for the next nine months.
— I’ll write an update shortly after my next visit to the Spirit of the North.

Visit Copper Harbor …
Visit the Keweenaw Peninsula …
get Up da U.P.

And treat yourself to a special massage.

Call Spirit of the North at 906.289.4363

Additional Copper Harbor Resources:


Copper Harbor is a Four Season Destination … Johanna is the spokesperson in this video