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'Woods & Water'-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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'Woods & Water' is where you will enjoy comfort, fun and relaxing in our cozy-comfy cabin type home on Lake Lancer. Enjoy your breakfast on the large deck while you listen to the birds and watch the sun come up. Relax in the log swing or Adirondack chairs while watching the sun set on the lake… feel the gentle breeze in the large tree shaded yard. Head out on the lake for some great fishing (Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike and Pan fish). In the evening, sit around the fire pit with a glass of wine or make S’mores.
Woods & Water is the perfect place for that great “Up North” feeling that we all love and is only 2 ½-3 hours from Detroit.

The main floor living area is a combination living room (with Franklin stove-style gas fireplace), dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and enclosed porch with windows and door- walls that look out over the deck, woodsy yard and the lake. The main floor also includes a master bedroom (queen bed), queen sofa sleeper, a full bath and laundry room. The second floor has a full bath and 2 bedrooms with 2 full size beds in each room. All bed & bath linens are provided

Although the property does not have a private sandy beach, the shoreline is grass and runs right up to the water which is shallow enough for small children to swim and play.
-Enclosed porch (with furniture for relaxing)
-Large shady wooded lot
-Large deck with picnic table and propane grill
-Wooden Swing, Adirondack chairs, and a fire pit
-Dock (bring your own boat, water craft or rent our pontoon)
-The Sugar Springs-Queens Way boat launch is just down the road and Kings Way beach club (which has a sandy beach) is not far from the house.
-The property has a long driveway with plenty of room for extra cars or trailers with your ice huts or hunting gear.

The lake view is not just for summer…. enjoy all the changing seasons of Michigan.....great view of the colors of autumn…beautiful snow covered lake during the winter.
During the summer enjoy the lake with swimming, boating, skiing/tubing, and fishing etc.

Great place for hunters and fisherman and if you love Michigan outdoor sports there are lots and lots of trails in the area for hiking, ATV/ORV, X-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing as we are just off of M-30 that runs thru the 85,000 acres of the Gladwin State Forest and also near Clare, Houghton Lake, West Branch, Tawas and Oscoda, etc.

Winter is also a great time to enjoy the lake with Snowmobiling, X-County Skiing and Ice Fishing….all of which you can do right outside the door or just about anywhere nearby.
Spend a few hours sledding with the kids on the hills or skating on the pond at the Sugar Springs campground chalet. Getting a little chilled from your day out-doors..........warm up at the outside fire pit or the indoor fireplace inside the Chalet.

SUGAR SPRINGS is a private recreation community in Gladwin, MI which is located half-way between the towns of Gladwin and West Branch off of M-30 and Sugar River Road.
Sugar Springs offers; 2 All-Sports lakes…..Lake Lancelot (semi-private) and Lake Lancer (private),
private (gated) Beach Clubs, several of which have a sandy beaches on shore, a roped off swimming areas (with sandy bottom and a shallow area that gradually become deeper), a PlayScape, swing sets. picnic tables and/or a pavilion, restrooms and a boat launch. One of the Beach Clubs has a sand volley ball area.

It is home to the Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course, with a Pro Shop, Golf Pro and Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contains The Hearth (restaurant and pub) a Fitness Center and an Indoor Swimming Pool.
During your stay with us, visit the Sugar Springs Campground which is the starting point for several hiking trails and in the summer, kids can enjoy the catch and release pond just outside of the Chalet. Inside the Chalet is equipped with picnic tables and fans (for summer) and heat and a fireplace… with wood provided (for winter). You may use it as a large game room or during the winter, a place to warm up, make some hot chocolate or roast hot dogs over the open fire after skating on the frozen catch & release pond or sledding down one of the 3 sledding hills.
Keep an eye out for wildlife that is often seen in this area.

SUGAR SPRINGS AMENITIES: As our guest, you will have access to all amenities. A few of the amenities require a fee for the activity. There is a fee schedule in our Welcome Book. Make sure that you have a guest pass with you. You will need to provide your own sports equipment.
-Two All-Sports Lakes (Lake Lancelot is private and Lake Lancer semi-private) great for swimming, fishing, boating, tubing and jet/water skiing.
-15 Beach Clubs. Sugar Springs has Beach Clubs scattered through out the community. A large color map of Sugar Springs is provided for your convenience.
-Sugar Springs (18 hole) Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Golf Pro
**Remodeled Club House:
New indoor swimming pool (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)
New Fitness Room (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)
The Hearth Restaurant & Pub
-Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts
-The Sugar Springs Campground has a Chalet with inside fireplace and picnic tables, outside fire pit, playground area, hiking trails, a catch & release pond for kids (ice skating pond in winter), sledding hills, and x-country ski trails (trail is not groomed).
The SS Campground road to the Chalet, Hiking Trails and Sledding Hills (etc) is open:
Spring thru Jan. 4, 2015
Jan 5, 2015 thru rest of winter: ONLY OPEN ON WEEKENDS:

**For more information and photos of this and our other Gladwin properties, click on the AMENITIES tab at the top of the page, then click on the Three Sisters Vacation Rentals website link at the bottom of the AMENITIES page.


Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1347 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There a 3 steps up to the entry door and 2 steps from deck to yard.. There is a main floor bedroom....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside and ashtrays are provided....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum of 2 Dogs are allowed with permission and a signed Doggie Contrac. (sorry-no cats). Pet fee is $25 per pet....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Sofa Bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    1st floor-queen...moreless

  • Bed linens are provided. Sofa sleeper in Living Room

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bath linens are provided.

Other Amenities

  • Pets are allowed (Dogs only-max. of 2) $25 Pet fee (per pet) Smoking Allowed outside only (ashtrays provided) Sugar Springs is a private recreation community with a Championship Golf Course, Golf Pro, 2 All-Sports Lakes, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, sledding hills and fishing/skating pond. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The property is located on Lake Lancer....moreless

  • Resort:

    Sugar Springs is a private recreation community with a Championship Golf Course, Golf Pro, 2 All-Sports Lakes, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, sledding hills and fishing/skating pond....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    and additional card table and folding chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Franklin style gas fireplace...moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Off-street parking. Plenty of room for extra cars or trailers for hunting & fishing equipment....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath linens are provided for 12 people...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, utensils, cookware are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Pontoon rental...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with picnic table...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course. Other golf courses in the area....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill is provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Enclosed porch (screened in the summer) with lake view and porch funiture and access to the deck....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Community tennis and basketball courts...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Sugar Springs club house has an indoor olympic size pool (there is a fee to use pool)...moreless



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OFF PEAK 2015-2016
Sep 8 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

PEAK 2016
May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

OFF PEAK 2016-2017
Sep 6 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%


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extra adult rate = $25/per adult per night

extra child rate (ages 13-18) = $10/per child per night

• Pet Fee = $25 per pet

• Pontoon Rental = $150/day or $600/week

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Last updated: 10/03/2015
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46 Miles
Nearest Airport
MBS International Airport-Freeland, MI
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Camp (bar and restaurant) on M-30
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sugar Springs Champion Golf Course (onsite)
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-30 & Sugar River Road
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Hearth Restaurant and Pub (Sugar Springs)
29 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kings Way Beach Club (Sugar Springs)

Car: Necessary

NORTHERN MICHIGAN is a year-round vacation destination filled with an abundance of things to do. It is our 'Pure' Michigan backyard. Whether you are visiting Northern Michigan to play or relax, there is something for everyone.

Discover scenic beauty, remote beaches, challenging golf, quaint shops, delightful restaurants and outdoor activities. From outdoor adventurers to history enthusiasts, there will be plenty to explore. Visit a local museum and learn about the legends and history of early settlers and the Great Lakes maritime. Explore haunts of Ernest Hemingway or attend local festivals and art shows. There is something for all ages, all interests and all seasons.

GLADWIN is located in the middle of the “mitten” and is a short drive from just about anywhere in the Lower Peninsula and is fairly close to surrounding states.

Distance From: Detroit-163 miles / Saginaw-65 miles / Traverse City-100 miles / Mackinac Island-120 miles / Chicago-340 miles / Indianapolis-380 miles / Toledo-240 miles.


Houghton and Higgins Lakes, Clare, Harrison, Roscommon, Prudenville, St. Helen, West Branch, Rose City, Grayling, Tawas, Oscoda

If you are looking for entertainment in addition to what you will find at this home...Gladwin County and the surrounding area has lots to do. There are lakes, beaches, rivers and marinas for swimming, boating/boat rentals, fishing, canoeing/kayaking /tubing, and jet & water skiing. Hiking, mountain biking, AVT/ORV & Motor Cross trails. Golf courses, scenic drives, light houses, wineries, Amish farms/crafts/fresh food & baked goods. National & State Forests, wild life preserves, bird watching, morel mushroom hunting, state recreation areas, restaurants, shopping, petting zoo’s, etc.

Cider mills/apples/pumpkins, farm stands, autumn color drives, hunting and hiking. Snowmobile trails, snowmobile rentals, X-country ski/snowshoe trails, downhill skiing/tubing/Terrain Parks/ziplining, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding hills.


-Riverwalk Place-Gladwin (RW Oasis Spa and Salon / RW Grill / RW Threads (shopping) / River Rock Lounge

-Au Sable, Rifle, Tittabawassee, Tobacco, & Cedar Rivers for tubing, canoeing or kayaking, fishing and swimming.

-Secord Lake and Secord Lake Marina (boat rentals): swimming (2 public beaches) and public boat launches.

-Sugar Springs Marine (pontoon rentals)

*State & National Forests, Parks and Recreation Areas:

-Gladwin County Recreation Area: hiking, biking and cross country ski trails.

-Rifle River Recreation Area - Hunting, lakes, Au Sable River, fishing, scenic drive, observation tower and canoeing, picnic area, hiking/biking/cross country ski trails.

-Hartwick Pines State Forest - Visitors Center, Hunting, fishing, mountain bike/hiking/cross country ski trails, picnic area/playground, wildlife viewing.

-Huron National Forest: River Road Scenic Drive, Lumberman’s Monument Visitors Center (HNF information area)/Dune Overlook (has breath taking views of the Au Sable River Valley, Iargo Springs (observation deck, beautiful scenery, Au Sable river, springs, waterfalls), hiking/x-country ski/snowmobile trails, sightseeing, fishing/boating/swimming/canoeing/kayaking.

-Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area

*Golf Courses: Sugar Springs/Tamarack/The Dream/The Nightmare/Snowsnake Golf & Ski, Apple Mountain Golf & Ski and Snowsnake Golf and Ski (etc).

- Snowmobile/ORV Trails: Huron Trail, Alley Park Trail,

-Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe/Hiking Trails: Eagle Run, Ogemaw Hills Pathway (Au Sable Forest), Hartwick Pines, Rifle River Recreation Area, Corsair.

-Downhill Skiing/Tubing/Snowboarding/Terrain Parks: Snowsnake Golf & Ski (Harrison), Apple Mountain Golf & Ski (also has Zip Line), Hanson Hills Recreation Area (1000 acre Summer/Winter Sports Park)

-Cider Mills/Apple Orchards (Fruitful Orchard)/Farm Stands/Crafts/Amish Country

-Shopping: Antiques/Tangier Outlet Mall

-Restaurants: The Hearth Restaurant and Bar/Grill (Sugar Springs), The Camp, Lost Arrow, The Willow Tree.

-Casinos: Saganing/Soaring Eagle

-Wineries: Valley Mist, Moderncraft and Rose Valley

-Gladwin, Houghton Lake and West Branch have “kid” activities… theater, putt-put golf, bowling, etc.


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  • Woods & Water

    Woods & Water

  • Relax and have your morning coffee.

    Relax and have your morning coffee.

  • Lake Lancer-Great for swimming-Area is shallow for small children

    Lake Lancer-Great for swimming-Area is shallow for small children

  • Enjoying the fire pit

    Enjoying the fire pit

  • Wild Turkey

    Wild Turkey

  • Fishing on the lake

    Fishing on the lake

  • "Woods & Water"
Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer

    "Woods & Water" Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Enclosed Porch (with view of Lake Lancer)

    Enclosed Porch (with view of Lake Lancer)

  • Bedroom #2 (2nd floor)

    Bedroom #2 (2nd floor)

  • 1st Floor Bath

    1st Floor Bath

  • Sledding Hill at Sugar Springs Camp Gound Sledding Hills

    Sledding Hill at Sugar Springs Camp Gound Sledding Hills

  • Log Swing and Adirondack chairs to sit and relax.

    Log Swing and Adirondack chairs to sit and relax.

  • Picnic table and Deck facing Lake Lancer

    Picnic table and Deck facing Lake Lancer

  • What could be more relaxing than this?

    What could be more relaxing than this?

  • Deer at Sugar Springs

    Deer at Sugar Springs

  • Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course

    Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course

  • Gas Fireplace Stove

    Gas Fireplace Stove

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom (1st floor)

    Master Bedroom (1st floor)

  • Bedroom #3 (2nd floor)

    Bedroom #3 (2nd floor)

  • 2nd Floor Bath

    2nd Floor Bath

  • "Woods & Water"
on Lake Lancer-Sugar Springs

    "Woods & Water" on Lake Lancer-Sugar Springs

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