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The Bass Lake Lodge - Winter available! Few summer spots available - book now!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Welcome to the Bass Lake Lodge! Where you will find the beauty of a quiet lake and amenities to make you feel like you are at home. Pets are NOT allowed and No Smoking inside the rental.

The Bass Lake Lodge is located on Bass Lake six miles outside of Traverse City. Bass Lake is a small, spring-fed lake that is nestled between Silver Lake and Long Lake. It is a 343 acre all sports lake which offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. It also offers beautiful fall colors!

There are four islands on the lake, each one making it more unique. There is a small public beach and boat launch which is located one mile away from the house. The south end of the lake is surrounded by State Lands and a girl scout camp, which offers a nice spot for fishing. There is lots of wildlife in, on and around the water; each year we see a pair of loons that nest nearby on the lake. And, the lake is also home to a majestic bald eagle!

The Bass Lake Lodge is centrally located; six miles to Traverse City and seven miles to Interlochen. (Interlochen is home to the Interlochen Center for the Arts National Music Camp.)

The Bass Lake Lodge is 1350 square feet and is filled with knotty pine paneling and tongue and groove boards throughout the home, which gives it a beautiful 'cabin' feeling.

Several remodels have taken place over the years, including:

~Winter of 2009 - new carpeting, light fixtures, drywall/paint, porcelain & limestone tile.

~The bathroom was remodeled in winter of 2010 - new tub, porcelain tile and commode. ~A new couch, reclining chairs and dining room table set were added as well.

~A custom kitchen was added in the fall of 2011; offering hickory cabinets (filled with everything imaginable to make cooking meals a breeze). A new 'larger' refridgerator (with an icemaker and water dispenser) and a dishwasher were added. The porcelain floor tile accentuates the coordinating countertoop and backsplash - which give you lots of room for preparing food.

~ a new roof and siding added late 2016. During this remodel, the wood burning fireplace was replaced with a gas fireplace. *One click of a switch and you can enjoy a cozy fire while viewing the beautiful scenery outdoors through one of the many windows facing the lake.

The home also has a laundry room with commercial size washer and dryer. And, there is also private WIFI at the rental at no extra charge.

The landscape of the home has soft grass (summertime) and lots of flowers. A bonfire pit is located near the water and is surrounded by a large concrete patio. (Firewood is provided for your convenience.) There is a large deck on the back of the home which overlooks the lake and a beautiful sunrise. There is a 4' x 40' non slip dock with a 8' x 16' patio on the water. The rental includes the use of a row boat and a 5 person paddle boat (summertime only). Life jackets are provided.

Come to The Bass Lake Lodge to relax and enjoy beautiful Northern Michigan.

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Keywords: House, waterfront, private, secluded, beautiful, custom kitchen, ammenities

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Jennifer

I am an original vacation rental 'owner' on Bass Lake! I have been renting out this home for 18 years as a vacation property, it is the only property that I have and it is my pride and joy! Along with my husband, we have done many renovations to the home and property over the years. It is modern but with a cottage feeling.

The neighborhood is definately the place to be! I refer to it as my own little piece of Heaven. Most of the residents in the area have been here for quite some time. It is located off of the 'beaten path' but is still close to everything!

I have put a lot of thought into the rental with the intention of making your vacation as easy and enjoyable for you as possible. From linens to everything you might need in the kitchen as well as firewood and life vests are just a few of the no charge extras that I provide. It is exactly as it is advertised, no surprises! Should a problem or question arise, we reside across the street from the rental and are always a phone call away. You will never have to deal with a rental manager or agency. Previous guests have thanked me and provided me several flattering comments about The Bass Lake Lodge. Please review my "comments" from previous guests to see how truly special it really is.

I hope you will be as excited to vacation at The Bass Lake Lodge as I am to live in this wonderful area!

Jennifer purchased this house in 1995

Why Jennifer chose Traverse City

Originally built by my Father and Grandfather, the home has been part of my family for many years. Over that time, it has been remodeled, with the most recent updates currently being performed. (This includes, a new roof, siding, fireplace, stone and tile.) I grew up down the street from the home, then resided in it for several years until a job transfer moved me out of town. At which time I turned it into a vacation rental. Since then, I have moved back and now live across the street from the rental.

What makes this house unique

The Bass Lake Lodge is in a quiet, friendly neighborhood that is conveniently located to Traverse City, Interlochen and many other area attractions. It is set on a 343 acre, all sports lake which offers great fishing, beautiful views and lots of wildlife. The rental is filled with lots of extra amenities that will make your vacation that much better! The rental has a fantastic view of the sunrise as well. And, the owner lives nearby in case you need anything special.


Traverse City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Medicine cabinet and full sink.
  • Full bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All three bedrooms have upgraded mattresses with 500 count sheet sets, matching comforters and pillows.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Patio furniture, 4' x 40' non slip vinyl dock with an 8' x 16' patio, Aluminum Row Boat, 5 person paddle boat (includes life vests), Bonfire Pit near the lake, Firewood is provided for your convenience (at no additional cost), No Smoking inside the rental, no pets. ***18' pontoon boat, kayaks, paddle board and trolling motor available for rent for an additional fee.


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The Bass Lake Lodge - Winter available! Few summer spots available - book now!
average rating of 4.9805827 based on 103 reviews

Cozy cottage by the frozen lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in winter -- quiet location, cozy fireplace, comfy recliners and all the amenities. All that and only a 15 minute drive to Traverse City! Jennifer was welcoming and very helpful. Bass Lodge was a really wonderful place to enjoy a white Christmas.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have guests that appreciate the bass lake lodge and the Traverse City area! :)
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A true Northern Michigan experience

  • 5 of 5

Far enough away from the busy-ness of Traverse City & close to quiet, solitude, nature and relaxation. Fishing is great--bass & bluegill. Fantastic sunrises. Bring your camera & binoculars. Our autumn stay was ideally timed and I look forward to spending time on Bass Lake in the summer & winter as well. Can you imagine the lake skating, ice fishing and staying cozy & warm by the wood burning fireplace. And in the summer! What a great place for swimming & playing in the sun. Stay here and you'll experience the best Northern Michigan has to offer at an affordable price in a clean, comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Overall wonderful long weekend, late fall stay. My fiance and I loved it. Great host!

Great memories! We'll be back

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The Bass Lake Lodge is so nice! Jennifer keeps the lodge very well stocked and clean. She also provided a nice welcome basket on the kitchen table. Best cherry salsa I have ever had! Shortly after our arrival, she stopped by to make sure we had everything we needed. I will definitely stay here again when visiting Traverse City.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Clean

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has a beautiful view of Bass Lake. The cottage itself is very clean and has everything you need. The master sized bed was brand new and very comfortable. The kitchen is new and fresh. Jennifer is great and has some extras for you when you stay--ground coffee in the kitchen and shampoo in the bathroom. We loved the gas fireplace, it really warmed the room. When we were there the weather was cold and rainy so we couldn't enjoy the outside-- but there is a spacious deck with a large patio table and 6 chairs, a firepit by the lake, gas grill, rowboat. Jennifer is easy to work with and makes herself (or her husband) available if any problems should arise. She even brought over some cherry salsa and chips and introduced herself. We would definitely come back.

The cottage is also close to Traverse City (5 miles or so) but far enough away to be in a quiet, relaxing area. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mulligans Pub & Grill at The Crown Golf Course
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Crown Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Boones Long Lake Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Boone's Long Lake Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Crown Golf Course and Mulligans Grille
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Site Public Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Meijers Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Traverse Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Lil Reds Ice Cream Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Moomers Ice Cream
Car: recommended

Ice Fishing, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City Film Festival, Beach Bums Baseball Stadium, Wine Tours, An Abundance of Golf Courses, Leelanau Sands Casino, Turtle Creek Casino, Interlochen Center for the Arts, *Mackinaw Island is 1 1/2 hours away, *National Cherry Festival* Excellent area to view the fall color changes!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Please call or email for additional rates and/or dates. The rate sheet on this website will not allow more specific and detailed rates. The rental is available off season with a minimum two night stay.
Rates and availability are subject to change until payment is confirmed. 231-357-1942. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.