Walled Lake Lodge - a Private Lake Escape
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gaylord lodge description
Welcome to Walled Lake Lodge. Not far from Gaylord, Michigan, Walled Lake Lodge is the perfect spot for you and your loved ones to spend time relaxing, sleeping in and having fun outdoors. It's a great gathering place for family reunions and old friends alike.
Our 4,400 square-foot log cabin is nestled among 600-acres of wildlife-filled pine forests and clear blue waters while still offering all of the comforts of home including a full kitchen, washer/dryer, cozy beds, heating/cooling and much more. The lodge sleeps up to 22 guests comfortably and has room for a few more if needed.
Joining us for the summer? Hang out on the dock soaking in the sun with a good book or casting a line to see what fish might be biting. Take a dip in the refreshing water and swim out to the raft. You can take a leisurely ride around the edge of the 40-acre lake in one of our canoes or row boat. Spend the evenings around a bonfire roasting marshmallows, sharing stories and enjoying each others' company. Or sit around the table on our screened-in porch playing cards, board games or just chatting the evening away.
Need to get your feet moving? There are over 6 miles of 2-track roads on the property of Walled Lake Lodge. Take a nice peaceful walk, you might even come across white-tailed deer feeding in the nearby fields or perhaps even an elk or 2! If you're up during the winter, strap on some cross-country skies or snow shoes and get moving. Or bring your snowmobiles and explore the property.
Want to explore beyond our private property? You're in luck, our cabin falls right at the edge of Northern Lower Michigan's Pigeon River Country State Forest. The second you set foot outside our gate, you're on state park land, with over 95,000 acres of trails and rivers to explore (and fish). For more information on The Pigeon River Country State Forest, visit their website or stop by their headquarters during your stay.
Besides exploring the surrounding state park, there's a lot to do just a short ride away:
- Visit Mackinac Island
- Get a day of golf in at one of the local resorts
- Visiting in winter? Bring your downhill/alpine skies or your snowboard and head to a nearby Northern Michigan ski resort
However you choose to spend time at Walled Lake, we know you'll enjoy it.
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 22-24
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- 600 acres of private property which surrounds a 40-acre private lake with a dock and swimming raft, air-conditioning window units, 2 canoes and 1 row boat available to use, and 1 mile of frontage on the Black River. Screened in porch with table and seating for 8, outdoor fire pit with benches, 2 outdoor picnic tables, extra refrigerator & freezer, kids playhouse & sand box, children's toys & books, baby-changing table. ***Cooking services available at additional charge.***...moreless
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Located on 600 private, wooded acres with 3+ miles of two track roads and a variety of wildlife including, elk, deer, fox, coyote, bobcat, black bear, bald eagles, loons, otters and a variety of other wildlife. Access to fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, and perch in the 40 acre private lake (we own the entire lake) as well as brook trout in the mile+ of Black River frontage. Board games, and cards available to use....moreless
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Amazing lodge and an amazing piece of property
Amazing lodge and an amazing piece of property
My extended family has stayed at the Walled Lake Lodge twice, both in the winter and summer. What an awesome private get-away! We made wonderful memories. Our summer trip centered around the beautiful lake. The kids played in the water all day. The shallow entrance to the water was nice for our toddler. We all enjoyed kayaking around, and even found a bald eagle nest on the other side of the lake. The grassy yard was great for soccer and frisbee: dads vs. kids. The great room and kitchen are beautiful. It truly is a gourmet's kitchen. Some dads mountain biked on the nearby High Country Pathway. It was nice to leave directly from the lodge. Another day, we took the bikes by car to the Shingle Mill Pathway. Great trails. We didn't make it up to Mackinaw, or any of the resort towns nearby. It was just to great hanging at the lodge, connecting with family. We also hiked over to the Black River. (10 minute hike.) It looks like it would be a great float trip in a kayak or inflatable. We fished Walled Lake and caught walleye and bass. We didn't have time to fish on the Black River. The winter trip was in February. It was a great central location for a snowmobile trip. There was plenty of space to dry off wet gear. The lodge was nice and warm, and the fireplace provided great ambience. We also went cross country skiing on the wide two track around the property. By connecting the various trails, we probably made a two mile loop. We didn't ice fish, but we could see the holes in the ice from previous guests. Next time, we are bringing the tip-ups. Great lodge, amazing lake, on a beautiful piece of land. We have had two great trips, and will be back again! I highly recommend this property to anyone -- you will love it as much as we do!
- Guest Dan (Traverse City, Michigan)
- Date of stay 09/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Our Ladies Trip
Our Ladies Trip
For a number of years now, a group of church ladies have gone on trips together. We’ve stayed in hotels and a variety of rental homes. Until now, we have not returned to the same rental home a second time because part of the joy is in the discovery of each new property we rent. For several reasons, we plan to change that trend with Walled Lake Lodge. We have never stayed at a rental house that was so well equipped for our stay. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we could possibly have needed and more, including a movie theater popcorn machine. The weather was just gorgeous while we were there during October. Even if it hadn’t been, there was a closet full of games that we could have played indoors and still enjoyed time together and the view through the huge living room windows overlooking the lake. We had a group of 19 ladies with us this year, ranging from age twenty-something to ninety. There was something for everyone, from canoeing, jogging and hiking, to chatting in the screened in porch. It was a level walk to the dock as well as to the bonfire pit, with only a couple of stairs, so that even some of our ladies with health concerns could make it out to join in the fun. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. They were responsive to our questions before and during our stay. The Lodge is situated in the midst of nature, so that we were able to relax and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation all around us.
- Guest Dokie (Ypsilanti MI)
- Date of stay 10/06/11
- Review Submitted 10/17/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Outstanding Vacation Destination
Outstanding Vacation Destination
We just returned from a one-week stay at Walled Lake with extended family of 20 ranging in age from 4 to 70. It was perfect for everyone in the family. The house is very well furnished and maintained with amenities you would not expect in a vacation rental. The setting is somewhat remote but very quiet and private. The 40 acre private lake is crystal clear with a shallow area for young children and large enough for a jetski or small power boat. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The pictures on the website do not do justice to this property. Would definitely stay there again.
- Guest Steve (Kentucky)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/07/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with young children.
$5000/week, $3000/weekend or $725/night (May 15th - September 15th) $3500/week, $1500/weekend or $525/night (September 16th - May 14th) Plus tax A 10% deposit is required to reserve Walled Lake Lodge Adults are required to sign a Waiver of Liability Form NOTE: Cooking services available at additional cost Please contact us for availability
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: Walled Lake Lodge is owned and managed by the McIntyre family. We bought the property in 1988 and built the cabin ourselves with the help of family and friends. It's a place we think of as home. The lodge is a labor of love that began with a small bunk house and has continued to expand with our ever-growing family. Our family is a well traveled bunch, however our hearts remain at Walled Lake Lodge. We hope you enjoy our favorite place in the world as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you soon. -The McIntyres
Why the Owner Chose Gaylord:
Tom McIntyre, a.k.a. Gramps, purchased the property around Walled Lake in 1988. Together with family and friends, a small bunk house was built in 1990 and continued to grow over the next few years into the lodge it is today. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, the McIntyres have always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, swimming, water skiing and much more, and Walled Lake was the perfect, Northern Michigan secluded escape they wanted.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Walled Lake Lodge is the perfect spot for large families, groups of friends or family reunions. It truly is a place to slow down, spend time with loved ones, eat, sleep and relax to your hearts content. Walled Lake is surrounded by private property, so guests have full reign of the lake and property around the lodge during their stay. They have access to fishing, hiking/mountain biking trails, wildlife lookouts, snowmobile trails and much, much more. Walled Lake Lodge has to be experienced first hand to truly be appreciated.
- Primary: (231) 463-6691 (Michigan, USA)
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View of Walled Lake Lodge from the lake
Full kitchen including dishwasher, disposal, pantry, full stove/oven and more.
Walled Lake Lodge's master bedroom w/bath ensuite. 1 of 6 bedrooms.
View of Walled Lake from the yard. No other cabins are located on the lake.
Walled Lake Lodge's great room.
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