Our private peninsula here on Prairie Lake has been a Northwoods destination since the 1950's when Mallard Point Resort opened. Although the resort days are over, the cabin tradition lives on here at The Point. This is one of two cabins that have been completely renovated into cozy little guest houses and stocked with everything you need for a lakeside getaway. Enjoy staying right on the water with 330° views of quiet Prairie Lake. It feels away from it all, but you're minutes from town.
Cabin 2 is one of two guest houses for rent on our property. This cozy, lakeside cabin features high ceilings and natural light all day long. Large windows in the living area look out onto the lake. The water is so close that guests have said it feels like being on a houseboat. The loft has a quality king-sized bed and the ground floor bedroom has two double beds. It’s is a combination of modern and rustic, with warm, natural wood finishes, an open living and dining space, and a kitchen and bathroom stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is no TV, but games and puzzles are provided and you can connect your own devices to our super-fast WiFi. Cabin 1 is slightly smaller than Cabin 2 and has dining for four. It's winterized and available all winter so you can curl up by the fireplace and warm your toes after skiing or with a good book after a long week of work.
What we love about it
We love that we feel tucked away, but we're close to everyone. It's just 10 minutes to downtown Grand Rapids and 10 minutes north to the National Forest. Being located on a peninsula also means that we have lakeshore on either side instead of neighbors.
Each cabin has its own firepit and charcoal grill in front, but otherwise all outdoor are shared. You can expect to see other guests or our family enjoying the beach, grilling out, or fishing on the dock.
The surrounding area has exceptional XC ski trails within 15 minutes. We also groom our own circuit on the lake. You can access snowmobiling trails directly from our property via the lake.
Prairie Lake is quiet and has little boat traffic, perfect for paddling and fishing. We have two kayaks and a canoe available for guests. Visit the rocky gorge, reminiscent of the Boundary Waters, at the south end of the lake, take in sunrises and lake breezes on the dock, and enjoy watching beavers swim past and listening to the loons sing. The water is shallow and gradual along our little sand beach, perfect for small children to splash and build sand castles. We have two docks and space for two boats.
The Point was a resort in years passed and it still has a resort feel to it today, just smaller, slower-paced and more peaceful. Our family lives here on the property and we have two guest cabins. Three of the original cabins still exist on the property as well, although they are not currently in use. Outdoor spaces are shared and you can expect to see us and other guests during your stay.
Guest are welcome anywhere on the property and encouraged to make full use of the kayaks, canoe, docks, and fire pits during their stay. Firewood, lawn chairs, spare life jackets, picnic tables and lawn games are available on-site as well.
We are family friendly & all are welcome here.
We are pet-friendly but are firm on our rules about pets. Pets must stay off of furniture and beds. Topical flea/tick treatments and flea/tick collars are not allowed as these pose a health risk to other guests. Our pet fee is $30.
We allow events with the rental of both cabins. Please inquire.