The Bass Lake Lodge - Taking Reservations for Fall/Winter and Summer 2017!

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Large deck overlooking the lake.


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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.

Remodeled in winter of 2009 - new carpeting, light fixtures, drywall/paint, porcelain and 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.

The home also has a beautiful brick fireplace in the living area, 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.

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

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be at least 18 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The unit offers a sandy, shallow swimming area which is great for kids and wading. The unit is also 'kid friendly' inside; safety locks on kitchen cabinet doors and plugs over any unused outlets....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outside the rental only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Phone (local calls only), 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....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    free wifi included...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens, bath towels, beach towels and kitchen towels are supplied for your convenience....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    free wifi included...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new custom kitchen includes double door refridgerator with water and ice maker, stove/oven, microwave and dishwasher! Beautiful hickory cabinets that are filled with all of the cooking implements you can use - like you're at home! Custom formica cabinetry with coordinating floor, backsplash and deep double sink give you plenty of room to make meals and relax....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak, canoe, paddleboard and pontoon boat rental available. Trolling motor rental available too!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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from 92 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2016
Sep 11 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
Winter / Spring 2017
Jan 1 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
Memorial Weekend 2017
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
May 30 - Jun 17, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 18 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat

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 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mulligans Pub & Grill at The Crown Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Crown Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boones Long Lake Inn
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain

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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Originally built by my Father and Grandfather, the rental has been part of my family for many years. Throughout the years it has been remodeled, with the most recent updates being done in winter of 2009 and winter 2010. I grew up down the street from the rental, 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. 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 there 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! Previous guests have thanked me and provided me several nice comments on the rental, check out my comments from previous guests to learn more! I hope you will be as excited to vacation at The Bass Lake Lodge as I am to live in this wonderful area!

Why the Owner Chose Traverse City, MI, USA:
This home was built by my Father and Grandfather. After purchasing it and living in it for several years, I turned it into a vacation rental as my job took me out of town for several years. I enjoy the rental business and decided to keep it going after I returned to the area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english



  • Large deck overlooking the lake.

    Large deck overlooking the lake.

  • Quiet and peaceful.

    Quiet and peaceful.

  • Fun for all ages in Bass Lake!

    Fun for all ages in Bass Lake!

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Brand new custom kitchen!

    Brand new custom kitchen!

  • Bedroom with double bed.

    Bedroom with double bed.

  • Rental view from the road.  (Lots of distance between road and unit.)

    Rental view from the road. (Lots of distance between road and unit.)

  • Fantastic scenery!

    Fantastic scenery!

  • What a view!

    What a view!

  • Living Room/Views of Lake

    Living Room/Views of Lake

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Bedroom with queen size bed.

    Bedroom with queen size bed.

  • 14' X 35' deck overlooking the water.  (View of rental from the lake.)

    14' X 35' deck overlooking the water. (View of rental from the lake.)

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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The Bass Lake Lodge - Taking reservations for fall/winter and summer 2017!

Traverse City, MI, USA #13034

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