Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan

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HillTop Lodge (North-side)


Last updated: 11/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Biddy’s Hilltop Lodge is a rustic log lodge with many unique and special features. It is set on top of an exclusive 5 acre hill in Manistee County, Michigan with expansive panoramic views, including Crystal Mountain Resort, fields, meadows, a pond and 1000’s of acres of forest. Every season at the lodge is beautiful and the fall colors are spectacular. Abundant wildlife provides an opportunity to view a large variety of song birds and woodpeckers at established feeders right outside the windows. Watch bald eagles, ospreys and hawks soar at eye level over the meadows below where whitetail deer, wild turkeys and sand hill cranes forage.

Biddy's is family built, owned, and operated: The lodge features:
• True log construction, giant full logs up to 24” in diameter and 50’ long with 2000 square feet of living space.
• Hand crafted custom furniture throughout
• 3.5” think pine log kitchen counters and bar tops with a beautiful recessed rock collection featuring many Petosky and other native Michigan stones.
• Accommodations for up to 10 guests
• Over 500 sq. feet of decks and balconies
• 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a large lofted master suite with attached full bath, walk in closet, log bed and covered balcony
• Winding log staircase
• Massive stone fireplace
• Large great room with piano
• Dining room featuring a giant log table with seating or 12 guests.
• Furnished kitchen
• 1st floor bath with vintage sink and an antique claw-foot soaking tub.
• Large 1st floor bedroom

The property also features: • Complete privacy and seclusion in a beautiful wooded setting of maple, ash, beech, quaking aspen and red pine.

• Large outdoor area including fire pit and seating.
• 42' large plasma television, with DVD player
• Board games, card games, puzzles and books.
• Gas grill on the deck
• Deck furniture
• Washing machine and dryer
• AM/FM Stereo with CD

**We do recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle during the winter months due to the steep driveway.

'It is the desire of our hearts that friends, family and couples who are guests at Biddy's Lodge truly get away from it all, enjoy the beauty of Gods creation, draw closer together and return home feeling rested and refreshed. So open the windows and listen to the leaves rustle in the wind, enjoy the sounds of song birds, woodpeckers, chipmunks, wild turkeys, nesting cranes and more. Listen to the fire crackle in the fireplace while big snowflakes fall and blanket the country side.'

May God Richly Bless you,

The Thachenkary Family and The Vanderzon family


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Lodge
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double


  • Bedrooms also include linens, pillows and alarm clocks. Lofted bedroom has a large queen custom built from natural logs First floor bedroom has two full size bunk beds custom built from natural logs...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathrooms also include towels and wash cloths. Guests should bring other toiletries such as soap, shampoo/conditioner and toothpaste!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The property also features. •Complete privacy and seclusion in a beautiful wooded setting of maple, ash, birch, quaking aspen and red pine. •Large outdoor area including fire pit and seating. ...moreless


  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Holiday Season
Nov 11 - Dec 31
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Ski Season
Jan 2 - Mar 16
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Spring/Summer Seasons
Mar 18 - Sep 7
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Fishing/Fall season
Sep 10 - Nov 10
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun

Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Processing fee $36
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


Refund Policy:

Cancellation more than 45 days prior to reservation 100%

Cancellation 45-30 days prior to reservation 50%

No refund with less than 30 days of notice, this is non-negotiable!

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/25/2015
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Car: Necessary

Biddy’s Hilltop Lodge is perfectly located in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s recreation area where you can ski, golf, hunt, fish, hike, canoe, snowmobile, go horseback riding and so much more. The lodge is centrally located to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Lakeshore, Manistee National Forest, Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain Resort, Caberfae Peaks Resort, Lake Michigan, many scenic rivers, Little River Casino and the Victorian port city of Manistee. View a list of links to all of these area attractions and more.

Other Activities: Canoeing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, minutes from Lake Michigan and miles of rivers to explore.

Golf: Crystal Mountain is a four season resort offering down hill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, swimming a water park and restaurants. Other nearby golf courses and contact numbers inlcude:

-- Manistee Golf Resort 231-398-0123

-- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course 1-800-494-8666 (This course was rated one of a hundred greatest golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest magazine!!

--Crystal Mountain Golf Courses 1-800-968-7686 -- All of these great courses are within a 15-20 minute drive from the lodge!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

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Speaks: english

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  • HillTop Lodge (North-side)

    HillTop Lodge (North-side)

  • Back Porch (East-side)

    Back Porch (East-side)

  • Fieldstone Fireplace

    Fieldstone Fireplace

  • Split log staircase to the loft

    Split log staircase to the loft

  • Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

    Kitchen and Breakfast Bar

  • Hilltop view from back deck

    Hilltop view from back deck

  • Relax on the spacious deck

    Relax on the spacious deck

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Lake Michigan Sunset

    Lake Michigan Sunset

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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