Crystal Lake Lodge
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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 up to 10 - 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.
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 and boat mooring are provided. 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, fantastic boating and fishing, and Sleeping Bear Dunes Boat Boat Cruises. 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
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- 3.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
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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
- Date of stay 08/13/11
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, 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
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 09/21/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, 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
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 09/16/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, 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
- Date of stay 11/13/10
- Review Submitted 11/20/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
June 30-August 23 .. $3250/week up to 12 guests. Each additional guest/$75/week 3:00pm check in, 10:00am check out(Saturday to Saturday) June & August 24 -Sept 30 $2250/week or $345/night/3 night minimum Oct - May....$1850/week or $295/night/3 night minimum
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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 Beulah:
Crystal Lake and the many opportunities for outdoor adventures
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home has interesting architecture. It provides an outdoor experience while enjoying the comforts of home.
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Bonfires on the beach!
Private beach and dock, sandy lake bottom
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
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