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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

During the summer you can sit on our large deck or on our beach and relax. Your children will not get bored with our sandy swim area and play ground with large swing set, slide and climbing bars. The kids will like making some-ores at our island fire pit, and we provide the wood. We have 3 paddle boats, 2 canoes, 1 row boat and there is plenty of fish in the lake. If you’re bringing your own boat we are located 500 feet from a very nice concrete launch ramp.

The fall color tours can begin at our Lodge; you can take several two lane roads to Petoskey, Indian River and several other cities in the area while taking in the colors as you travel. For the Arnold Palmer’s in your group there are several world class golf courses located in the area.

In the winter the snowmobiling conditions are great; we are located in the Snow Belt and receive more than our fare share of the white stuff. We are 3 miles from the Rails for Trails by snow mobile and only 5 miles from Pigeon River Forest, we sit up on a large hill and the kids will enjoy great sledding. For the snowboarders in your family we are less than 35 miles from Boyne Mountain and one hour from the Highlands. Our large parking area will accommodate over 25 snow machines and their support vehicles.

Spring time brings Morrell mushroom hunters and spring golf. We are centrally located to accommodate your trips to the forest and the green's.

Our recreation room provides evening entertainment with a pool table, large card table, and DISH TV. All 9 of our bedrooms have 2 full sized beds and private bathrooms. We provide the linens and towels for your stay. Our kitchen is fully equipped and you can cook for a group of 50 or more with 2 gas stoves, 2 refrigerators, a dishwasher, and micro wave oven.

We are located only a few miles from one of the TOP 10 Mountain biking trails in the USA, Mountain biking in the Pigeon River Forest as noted in Men’s Journal Magazine. We are a member of the Michigan Vacation Rental Assoc.

We have a great location, remote by today's standards. We have seen several eagles as they soared above the lake, heard the call of the coyote's in the evening, the bugling of the elk when the wind is right and the call of the loons in the morning. It’s really a wonderful spot to share with friends and family and quiet enough to hear yourself think.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!!!


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 5800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We are not Handicap Accessible, but our entrance floor has 3 bedrooms and access to the kitchen, dining area, living room and the lake side deck with only 2 - six inch elevation changes....moreless

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 36, Beds for 36

Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • TVs, VCRs, DVD Players, Microwave Oven, Two Refrigerators, Two full sized stoves / ovens. All the Cooking Utensils and linens are provided, One propane BBQ Grill...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) DISH Satellite system on all of the TV's...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Natural Features

  • Private Island

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    3...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    12' row boat and 3 paddle boats...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating for 14 plus several built in benches...moreless

  • Golf:

    We have a nine hole par 3 golf course with-in walking distance....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 canoe's...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
May 16 - Sep 8, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$975
$2,500 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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Location

89 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City, MI
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw Island
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Black Bear in Vanderbuilt MI
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75 @ Wolverine Exit 301
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several very good ones in Downtown Indian River
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Mountian
35 Miles
Nearest Beach
Burt Lake State Park in Indian River MI

Car: Necessary

Wildlife Viewing (less than 10 miles to the largest Elk herd in Michigan), Morrell mushroom hunting, only 36 miles to Mackinaw City, 35 miles to Boyne Mountian. We are located only a few miles from one of the TOP 10 biking areas in the USA, Mountain biking in the Pigeon River Forest as noted in Mens Journal Magazine.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

Why the Owner Chose Wolverine:
To very honest with you when I first drove up the driveway to visit the property I wasn’t overly impressed. I knew it was a lake front with its own island, large in all senses of the word. But when we walked into the home we immediately saw the potential of the facility. The entrance way opened up to the nine bedrooms and 11 baths with a large living area and a huge recreation room. All of that paled and became a secondary consideration, when I walked out on the deck that overlooked the lake and the island. WHAT A VIEW. It was the mid week, the first week of September. It was a picture perfect day, clear beautiful blue sky, temperature in the mid seventies and quiet, so very quiet. There was no one on the lake except a couple of loons. We think that the realtor hired them for a swim by, we also think that she hired an eagle and an elk, they didn’t show up then but we have seen them many, many times over the years. The house needed lots of work but I was sold on the place. We purchased it in January of 2001 and started planning what needed to be done first. Sense then we have taken on many large and small projects, always trying to improve our home and make it as comfortable as we can for our family, friends and clients.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We have one benefit that everyone seems to be looking for. We can house 35 to 40 people in the same building. We have a kitchen that’s large enough to cook for them and lots of room for everyone to either get together and talk or find a quiet corner to go read a book. There are similar facilities that offer one large building and several smaller cottages spread out on the property. What our guests tell us is that our home allows them to all be in the same place, not having to go from cottage to cottage. It makes it so much simpler to enjoy everyone’s company when you don’t have to go next door to talk to them.


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Photos

  • The view of the Lodge from the Island

    The view of the Lodge from the Island

  • North side looking towards the lake and lower patio

    North side looking towards the lake and lower patio

  • Living room with TV, DVD and VCR.

    Living room with TV, DVD and VCR.

  • Typical of 9 bedroom's, 2 full size beds, dresser and full bath

    Typical of 9 bedroom's, 2 full size beds, dresser and full bath

  • Deck and view of the Wildwood Lake

    Deck and view of the Wildwood Lake

  • Summer view of the Island and beach from the deck

    Summer view of the Island and beach from the deck

  • Just a few of the critters in the forest

    Just a few of the critters in the forest

  • OLD SCHOOL: slide, swing set and monkey bars. Oh My

    OLD SCHOOL: slide, swing set and monkey bars. Oh My

  • Sturgeon River in the winter

    Sturgeon River in the winter

  • Zip line fun in Mackinaw and Charlevoix

    Zip line fun in Mackinaw and Charlevoix

  • Kids day at Elk Park in Gaylord. They will eat the carrots from your hand

    Kids day at Elk Park in Gaylord. They will eat the carrots from your hand

  • A beautiful end to a great day at the Lodge

    A beautiful end to a great day at the Lodge

  • From the parking area to the rear entrance way

    From the parking area to the rear entrance way

  • View from the second floor of the dinning room

    View from the second floor of the dinning room

  • Rec room with pool table, large card table, TV, VCR and DVD

    Rec room with pool table, large card table, TV, VCR and DVD

  • Christmas at the Lodge

    Christmas at the Lodge

  • Bridge to the Island

    Bridge to the Island

  • Island Fire Pit

    Island Fire Pit

  • These guys often do fly by's allowing all to see their soaring displays

    These guys often do fly by's allowing all to see their soaring displays

  • Skating in the Wolverine Public Park right next to the Sturgeon River

    Skating in the Wolverine Public Park right next to the Sturgeon River

  • Yes we get enough snow to support your need to go snowmobiling

    Yes we get enough snow to support your need to go snowmobiling

  • The Soo Locks; a great day trip to see the large ships. This one is 1125  ft lon

    The Soo Locks; a great day trip to see the large ships. This one is 1125 ft lon

  • Rails for Trails from Gaylord to Mackinaw Down hill going North

    Rails for Trails from Gaylord to Mackinaw Down hill going North

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/24/2015
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