Crystal Lake Lodge
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Crystal Lake house description
Delight in this rare opportunity for seclusion on Crystal Lake. Enjoy natural wonders while staying in this unique home. The Lodge is nestled in 3 acres of woods and enjoys lake views out both the front and the rear of the house. The 200 feet of private beachfront on Crystal Lake is directly across from the lodge. Round Lake and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore adjoin the property to the north and a creek meanders through. Deer, fox, sandhill cranes, bald eagles and a bobcat are frequent visitors.
The fully furnished five bedroom/three bath home sleeps 2 - 14. The two story great room features a fieldstone wall and a gas fireplace. The loft has 2 bedrooms with a private deck and spectacular views.
New for 2014 is a 'sleeping' porch. Attached to one of the main floor bedrooms, this porch over looks Round Lake. It is an ideal location for dinner outside on a warm evening or for sleeping for the more adventurous.
The porch offers the comforts of home and the sights, sounds & smells of sleeping outdoors.
While this exquisite home works well for larger groups, it is also ideal for smaller groups seeking comfort and luxury. This up-north lodge is an ideal base for outdoor adventures in Sleeping Bear Dunes. It is well suited for family reunions, romantic getaways, girl friend retreats or a weekend with the guys.
The Lodge is located seven miles from the boat launch in Beulah. Dock is provided. Boat hoist available on the property for an additional $50.00. The sandy private beach on Crystal Lake offers a safe, secluded area perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, and sailing. A canoe and paddle board are provided. This home is a treasure and a true sanctuary, providing an escape on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
The setting is so delightful that you likely won't want to leave, but in case you do, the Benzie area has much to offer. Nearby communities of Beulah, Frankfort and Empire are unique, charming, and free of traffic and chain stores. Galleries, boutiques and fine dining restaurants abound. Recently restored Point Betsie lighthouse is a 5 mile drive or bike ride. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Most Beautiful Place in Amercia, according to ABC's Good Morning America is immediately outside your back door at the Lodge. Frankfort is a deep water port on Lake Michigan with public boat access. There are seven outstanding golf courses within 20 minutes, and fantastic boating and fishing. Farmer's markets & fish markets provide fresh local produce, flowers, fish and meats.
This property is truly a treasure. Please contact us if you would like a tour.
Keywords: Crystal Lake Beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes, tranquil
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Catering Available
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Gas Fireplace
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
Beyond our Expectations! Gramma's House
Beyond our Expectations! Gramma's House
What an amazing week! We really didn't know what we were walking into when we saw the Crystal Lake Lodge online. We were pleasantly surprised at all of the room including private space for all our family. The beach is perfect for family time and access is exceptionally easy into the water. A 4 step stairway rather than a ladder down into the perfect sand bottom of that amazingly "crystal" clear water. Shallow a long way out was great for mini swimmers. Also excellent for BIG swims, water was cool but we loved it! The house itself was very, very clean with lots of places to put our stuff. Kitchen is bigger than you think with lots of room for lots of cooks and counter space for everything. Lake Michigan is so close! 2 miles away there is a trail head right out to the dunes. Trail walk is about a mile and then a short climb over the dunes to that beautiful Lake Michigan beach. One day we were out with our 2 1/2 year old nephew on one of the Lake Michigan beaches and he said "I want to go back to Gramma's House" Since that day we all refer to it as Gramma's house. That is just how comfortable we were there. We pretty much gave up on the sightseeing during the last couple of days because our favorite place to be was Gramma's House and Gramma's Beach!! Can't wait for next year! Thanks for everything and especially helping us deal with our specific needs.
- Guest Nancy J. (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/11/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
A fabulous find!
A fabulous find!
This place was amazing! large enough for 2 families, we brought our three teen girls and a couple of friends. Very clean and spacious. The master suite was unreal! The jacuzzi tub room all to itself in the secluded corner was a treat. The kids had plenty of room and bathrooms to avoid fights and keep out of each others way. The loft area was used a lot as the only TV was up there, and the kitchen was big enough for everyone to use while I was cooking. I loved the large gas grill on the deck and the fire pit at the lake. We really enjoyed the beautiful blue water and the private beach (just a short walk, but note it is across the road.) The property is a large and lovely one and in a great place, close to town and just before a stop sign. The only drawback to our stay was the lack of a place to park the boats, the waves are very strong and my husband had to rent a spot from a reluctant resort owner. (Mary said she would try to buy one.) We had perfect weather and a memorable stay. I would love to be able to return with another larger group because we could have for sure accommodated more people. Nice laundry facility. Note :if you have small kids, I would recommend water shoes because we collected quite a few zebra mussels while hanging out in the water- our contribution to a safer waterfront, but they can be sharp and dangerous to those unfamiliar with them (most lakes in Michigan have them these days.)
- Guest Sue (Howell, MI)
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Fabulous Family Vacation
Fabulous Family Vacation
We spent a week in this fabulous house with 18 people!! It was spacious and beautiful. Enough roon for everything you can inagine....Kids and adults alike had a fabulous time!! We will be back year after year!!
- Guest Jen (st. louis, mo)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 09/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Fantastic setting, beautiful view of Crystal Lake, the lodge was very nice and our family was very comfortable, especially enjoyed the jacuzzi! Mary was very welcoming and attentive to our needs. Can't wait to go back.
- Guest Jean (South Haven,Mi)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 09/16/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with teenagers.
I have stayed at the Crystal Lake Lodge now in all seasons! My winter adventure included ice skating right out front on Crystal Lake, downhill skiing at Crystal Mountain, cross country skiing at Sleeping Bear National Park on several trails leading out to Lake Michigan, snowshoeing out the back door into the woods around Round Lake, sitting by the warm fire in the living room and cuddeling by the fire in the master suite! My spring visit was facinating watching all the wild flowers pop and mushrooming right out back! Nights were cool but the days were warm and sunny. My summer visit was awesome as a bought a kayak and learned to paddle in the shallows of Crystal where I knew I could still touch! Coffee on the beach, after a run, every morning and wine on the beach to watch the sun go down. My fall visits have been the most peaceful! I paddled out back on Round Lake at sunset with the most glorious color show ever! I've sent Mary photos for the web-site, enjoy. I love the fact that I can vacation and work at the same time, the wireless internet makes that possible. I often set up in the solarium to work where I can look out into the woods and out to Round Lake, I've see eagles, deer, and a bobcat, a pretty awesome office view! I've enjoyed cooking in the 70's vintage kitchen but I have also tried some very wonderful local restaurants. I love the lake and the woods and the spirit of the area! Mary is a great host and very responsive to any questions about the lodge or the local area. Every time I have stayed here the lodge is clean and inviting. The beach is already lovely but her plans for waterfront enhancements for next season sound terrific. I like the fact that she always asks for suggestions on how she can improve the amenities to enhance my next visit, now that's customer service. Thanks Mary! Looking forward to my ski club adventure at the lodge this winter, I think the gang is all going to love it! CB
- Guest CB (West Michigan)
- Date of stay 11/13/10
- Review Submitted 11/20/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 21 - Aug 22, 2014
7 night min stay
|Spring & Fall
Aug 23 - Oct 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Jan 10, 2015
3 night min stay
- Tax Rate 6%
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Mary is an outdoor enthusiast, swimming a mile/day in Crystal Lake.
Why the Owner Chose Crystal Lake:
Crystal Lake and the many opportunities for outdoor adventures
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home is a real treasure. The architecture is interesting and the property is beautiful. A stay at the lodge provides an outdoor experience while enjoying the comforts of a beautiful home.
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jacuzzi in the master suite
Kayaking on Round Lake behind the Lodge
Beautiful Point Betsie Light Station is 5 miles west of Crystal Lake Lodge
Updated kitchen is perfect for cooking group meals
Private beach and dock, sandy lake bottom
Bonfires on the beach!
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