A Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Beautiful Lake
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Winter & Spring Week Special. 7 nights for $900. Reserve any time from Dec 6 to May 23 and stay 7 nights for only $900.
Not only does Chateau Rockmoor have it’s own wireless internet it also has a new septic system!
Chateau Rockmoor was built in the 1930's and the exterior is made entirely of rocks from Higgins Lake. The charm of this lakeside retreat is unsurpassed.
Hope you brought your camera because Higgins Lake is the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. There is no place better to spend a summer vacation. Vacationers come from all over the USA to enjoy the crystal clear water and sandy lake bottom; not to mention the beautiful sunsets. It’s truly Pure Michigan!
All linens are furnished and beds are made. Just use your own beach towels.
The paved parking area will accommodate four cars and across from the stone garage on the East side of Chaney Point Drive there is even room to park one or two boat or snowmobile trailers.
Outside, there’s a back patio and grill. In front, on the lakeside, Rockmoor has a dock, two boat moorings, beach grill and patio, beach bonfire pit, sandy play area for the kids and great swimming in crystal clear fresh water. The sandy lake bottom at 50 paces from shore is only 3 to 4 feet deep making this an ideal location for water sports.
Our heavy duty, deep water mooring for larger boats has a 7 to 1 scope with 15 feet of chain and 5/8 inch 3 strand nylon line. Our shallow water, near shore mooring for pontoons and smaller boats, also has 7 to 1 scope.
On the first floor you will find a washer and dryer, kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and stovetop, coffee maker, microwave, living room with Cable TV and DVD, dining room, breakfast sunroom, glassed in front porch (for those beautiful sunsets), one downstairs bedroom/study and one downstairs bathroom with shower The second floor has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with a bathtub/shower.
Chateau Rockmoor: Frequently Asked Questions, Activities and Attractions
What is the shoreline like - sandy, rocky? Bluff to the water Rocky/sandy shoreline then a sandy bottom after the shoreline stones.
What is the lake bottom like - sandy, rocky? Sandy. Does the lake bottom have a gradual slope good for wading and families with children? Great wading and swimming for families and children. At 90 feet from shore the depth is 2 1/2 feet with a sandy bottom and crystal clear water.
How's the swimming? Fabulous. What about swimmers itch? Only 10% of people are affected by swimmers itch. If you are think you might be, it is a good idea to enter the water from the end of the dock and towel dry after swimming; or use a waterproof insect repellant with DEET before swimming. When is the water warm enough for swimming? It was great by Memorial Weekend 2010!
And anything else you can think of that is water related - can watercraft be rented and used at the Chateau Rockmoor? Yes, B&B Marina rents ski boats, pontoons and Jet skis.
Fishing opportunities? Higgins Lake is well known for Perch, Bass, Brown Trout, Salmon and big Lake Trout! Check with the Sports Barn Live Bait Store, for suggestions.
How’s the plumbing? Chateau Rockmoor’s crystal clear, great tasting tap water comes from an onsite well and sewage is handled by an onsite septic system.
What about the trash? Trash gets picked up on Monday morning. Be sure to put the rolling trashcans (located in garage) out early.
Are pets allowed? No. There are nearby kennels such as North Country Pet Care
What else? Just a 3 minute walk away to the north and east, is the Gerrish Township Recreation Field. It features well kept Tennis Courts, Basketball court, Baseball field, picnic tables, kids play structures and bathroom facility. Recycling facility is also located there. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is 1.5 miles north, featuring great X-C Ski Trails that make great summer running, hiking & biking trails.
Where can we launch our boat? Boat launching is available at the South Higgins Lake State Park is 2.5 miles south of Chateau Rockmoor.
Supplies? Town & Country Market is just 1 mile north. IGA is 3 miles south. Glens Market is in Roscommon. Bart’s fruit market at Houghton Lake.
The Village of Roscommon is 6 miles away to the northeast, and features a very large screen Theater (Roscommon Cinema) and great canoeing on the AuSable River (Hiawatha Canoe Livery, Campbell’s, Watters Edge).
What about restaurants? Forest Dunes (10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf Mecca. Fred’s (6 miles away in Roscommon) recently reopened and has great food, Friday fish fry and a bowling alley. Buccilli's (15 miles away at Houghton Lake) is great for Pizza and Italian Food.
Silver Dollar Bar (11 mi away on Higgins Lakes west side) has music & Friday fish fry. Tin Fish Bar (6 miles away in Roscommon) has music & is reasonable. Matt’s Lake Street Grill & Pizzeria and BC Pizza are both in Roscommon (6 miles away) and deliver. Timbers Restaurant on the Cut River (2 miles south) is very close and reasonable. Nibbles (3 miles south just past the S State Park) is the place for ice cream.
And golf options?
Forest Dunes (Golf World Magazine: Readers’ Choice Awards (America) - #1 Forest Dunes - 10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf mecca.
Ye Olde Country Club (4 mi)
Burning Oak (5 mi)
Fox Run (8 mi)
White Deer (14 mi)
Pineview Highlands (17 mi)
The Quest (14 miles)
Garland (four championship Michigan
Keywords: Waterfront House
- Chateau / Country House
- Vacation Rental
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet:
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Had so much fun!
Had so much fun!
We came up for the weekend to enjoy my brother and sister in laws graduation from Kirkland college. Along with that, we had the best SPRING Michigan weekend. 80 degree's, crystal clear water. The best sleeping with crisp clear nights - the windows open, the sound of the water, the crickets. Oh my gosh, it was spectacular. I honestly could NOT have asked for more. And, I cannot thank you enough.
- Guest Michelle C.
- Date of stay 05/03/13
- Review Submitted 05/10/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Michelle, thank you for taking the time to review. We love Higgins Lake and the Chateau has been in our family for over 40years.
Great for a Girls Getaway!
Great for a Girls Getaway!
This home was perfect for our girls getaway!! We had plenty of room to enjoy crafts, games, great conversation. I think we used every square inch of this house. We had seven people and it was very comfortable. Love the view of the lake and the amenities in the kitchen!!
- Guest Laurie
- Date of stay 04/12/12
- Review Submitted 04/19/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway.
I have been coming back to this house for five years. It is the perfect vacation rental. It all starts with the lake. There are few lakes as beautiful as Higgins Lake. It is plenty big enough to enjoy any kind of water sport without feeling crowded. The east side location of this home is particularly nice for sailing and windsurfing. The house itself is clean and comfortable. Everything you need for cooking and serving large meals is available. Enjoy your meals from the porch overlooking the lake, the large dining room, the "breakfast nook" where hummingbirds will showoff outside the window, on the back patio shielded from the wind, or the lakeside patio above the beach. You will feel instantly at home as soon as you walk in the house. If you can tear yourself away from the lake, there are miles and miles of hiking and biking trails throughout the area. World-class fly fishing can be found at the nearby au Sable river, where kayaking and canoeing options also abound. For birders, the summer home of the beautiful but nearly extinct Kirtland's warbler is close by. You'll never have time to do it all in one vacation. You will have to keep coming back. Making it all possible are Bob and Lynn Frye. They are a pleasure to interact with. They are eager to make their guests feel welcome and are great ambassadors of the Higgins Lake area. The only thing I have ever been disappointed about was the end of my vacation. It is painful to leave at the end of the week, when I begin counting down to the first day of my next stay.
- Guest Georgianne
- Date of stay 09/10/10
- Review Submitted 05/16/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: In addition to all the above we will have internet WiFi for this summer!
We had a fantastic time at this home! The living room and dining room were perfect for 6 adults and 2 kids. We had plenty of space and were extremely comfortable. We would highly recommend this place and definitely stay again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/03/07
- Review Submitted 07/03/07
Owner response: Since your stay we have upgraded the Chateau to a higher level of comfort. New carpet in the living room, stairway and upstairs hall, a new slate floor in the front porch and a new barbeque grill.
High Season Summer: First week of July through first 2 full weeks in August $3500/week (2 wk rental 5% off for $3325/wk). Late Summer: 3rd week of August through Labor Day Weekend $2450/wk. Early Summer: Memorial Day Weekend through 3rd week of June. $300/nt (minimum 2 nts) or $1900/wk. Transition Week: Last full week of June..$2450/wk Off Season Rates: 1st full wk of September after Labor Day through 3rd wk in May. $250 a nt for the first 2 nts (minimum 2 nts) $100 a nt thereafter or $1000/week or $2000 a month.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: Our family has owned Chateau Rockmoor for over 35 years. It was built in the 1930's and is a very rare type of dwelling. The exterior is made of small rocks about the size of a baseball. The charm of this lakeside retreat is unsurpassed.
Why the Owner Chose Higgins Lake:
Higgins Lake is the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. There is no place better to spend a summer vacation. Vacationers come from all over the USA to enjoy the crystal clear water and sandy lake bottom.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Beautiful clean clear water with a sandy bottom and sunsets beyond compare. Rockmoor is unique because the outside of the Chateau is made entirely of rocks from Higgins Lake. Bring your camera because the sunsets are truly Pure Michigan!
- Primary: Toll Free (800) 832-2663
- Secondary: (517) 403-3947 (Michigan, USA)
Chateau Rockmoor has one of the best locations on the shore of Higgins Lake
Relax with a Fire in the Fireplace in the Living Room whlie Watching the Sunset
North End of Front Patio with Glass Table. Perfect for Lakeside Dining
South end of Front Porch. Great lake views and sunsets.
Rockmoor Backyard. To the right is the Back Patio Complete with Gas Grill.
Newly remodeled upstairs bathroom.
Upstairs South Bedroom
Downstairs Bathroom. includes shower, washer and dryer.
View of Higgins Lake from Living room
The Downstairs Bedroom Features a Hand Carved Log Bed Plus a View of the Lake!
Chateau Rockmoor Beach at Sunset.
Chateau Rockmoor Dinning Room with Beautiful Oak Flooring.. Seats 10
Upstairs master bedroom faces west.
Upstairs North bedroom
Breakfast Room faces East.
Chateau Rockmoor Lake Shore. Dock, Sunbathing Patio, Kids Sand Pile, & Fire Pit
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