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Family Fun at the Double JJ Back Forty

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms with private deluxe Master jacuzzi suite, 2 full baths. Sleeps 6.

Looking for a last minute family get away? Leave everyday city/suburban life behind you at this fantastic upgraded 1550-square-foot log home located inside the Double JJ Ranch and Golf Resort. It's the absolute ultimate in first class family fun year-round! You'll have all the modern conveniences of home amidst a wild western atmosphere with plenty of entertainment and seasonal events. This charming log home has a completely furnished kitchen (stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, refrigerator, cooking utensils) and central air/heating, ceiling fans, TV's, DVD's. Baths are complete with shower, sink, toilet, hairdryer. Adults will appreciate the private upstairs master suite with balcony overlooking the scenic woods! All linens are provided. Resort laundry facility, picnic tables. Highlights: Indoor/outdoor year-round water park, horseback riding, golf. Beautiful Lake Michigan beaches nearby, lots of towns to explore. Hart-Montague bike trail, nature hikes, You'll love our place!

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017

Why Karen chose West Central

We came up to visit Double JJ and stayed in the Back Forty. Our 5 kids had the time of their lives and we couldn't think of a better get away for us as a family. We exclusively used our Double JJ log home for the first few years ,and as kids schedules got busier and things took us in different directions we decided it was a perfect time to share this special spot with other families. Double JJ has tons to do, but the surrounding area is so scenic and beautiful and wonderful to explore. Our family Kite boards and enjoys the proximity to Lake Michigan. Dunes to climb, beaches, to enjoy the water and sun by day and a campfire by night as well as rivers for kayaking make this part of Michigan a favorite for us.

What makes this lodge unique

Our home has the amenities of the resort, but also near to the beaches, dunes and Michigan's Adventure park.


Rothbury Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A photocopy of renters driver's license must be provided within 24 hours of booking to avoid booking cancellation.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Hairdryers, and all linens and towels are included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private, deluxe jacuzzi suite with fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Log Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds
  • Private Master suite with jacuzzi is on upper level, with private bath, TV/DVD and fireplace with a king log bed. The main level features two additional bedrooms, One with a king sized Log bed and another with 2 twin beds. Each bedroom is equipped with cable TV. The family room has a TV & DVD player for those very rare days when you'll want to relax inside, instead of exploring the Double JJ or local recreational facilities! Air conditioning throughout, and ceiling fans in family room and Master Suite.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
You will save with unbundled accommodations and activities, and pay only for the services and activities you use! Enjoy the indoor/outdoor water park, pay á la carte and $ave: Back Forty Day Passes ( until 4 pm) are available for $18/adults, $12/children 4-12 at the town hall. The pass includes admission to the Back Forty amenities and activities including, Outdoor Pools and Waterslide, Pony Rides, Dog Sledding/Carting, Petting Zoo, Craft Barn, and admission to the Western & Stunt shows at the Back Forty. Horseback Riding is located just a quick walk from our log home near the Back Forty town hall. Prices are $25/hr for trail rides and coral lessons. Successful completion of a coral lesson is required for riders under 10 to participate


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Family Fun at the Double JJ Back Forty
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

great atmosphere, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

convenient, everything you have at home, great price.

enjoyed the dog sled ride.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2006
  • Stayed: Oct 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed cabin in the back area so it was peaceful. This was our "home base" as we went to Silver Lake to ride the dunes and the water. After a packed day, nice to come back and decompress. Lots of room for my family of 4 and the full kitchen was a bonus. We were able to buy some steaks at the Dairy Farm and sausages at Mac's meats and cook them on the grill. If you run out of anything there is a SuperWalmart nearby to restock.

Ski boat on the lake is fine but hard to get for only 2 hours even though some places advertise this, otherwise 4 hours is the min and that is a long time on a relatively small lake. You can take it to the other side and lay around on the beach, though.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love the cabin! It was fully stocked and it was close enough to adventures we wanted to experien!

  • 4 of 5

Honestly I was disappointed in the amenities outside the cabin on the Double JJ resort. I would be careful advertising too much of their activities as while we were there the outdoor pool wasn't open any of the 5 days at the times advertised! The general store wasn't open until we called to check at 11:00 on a Saturday and they "sent over a worker". I know this is out of Karen's control but we were expecting those amenities as advertised.

Overall I we love the area! I would give the cabin itself 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad experience with house and renting process

  • 1 of 5

The cabin has a nice appearance from the outside but inside only the main level toilet worked so everyone had to go upstairs. The water in the bath tub was brownish in color and had an awful smell that lingered through the cabin. After checking out, the owner charged an extremely excessive amount of money for a "mark" on a bedroom night stand. I thought it was ridiculous but the owner was able to take the money from the deposit despite my objection. I would not recommend renting this cabin, there are plenty of other cabins to choose from that will most likely be better maintained and have more ethical renting procedures.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls golf get away at the Cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

Easy access into the home. The owner Karen, notified me of what to expect upon my arrival. All the accommodations necessary including grill and fire pit. Coffee fixings and spices for home away from home cooking. Bedding very comfortable. Would consider another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was beautiful, super clean and very comfortable for our family vacation. Karen gave us great information on where to find groceries etc.

There is a lot to do in the area - from horseback riding at the Double JJ to kayaking or heading to the beach with beautiful dunes.

I would recommend cooking most of your food here - or dining off site.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Private airstrip on site, or Muskegon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Double JJ Resort
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Thoroughbred Golf Course at the Double JJ Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Double JJ Resort
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Stony Lake Beach at Lake Michigan
Car: recommended

Double JJ Resort is just 3 hours from Detroit or Chicago, and 20 miles north of Muskegon. Go north on US-31 and take Winston Rd./Rothbury exit east to Water Rd, then turn left. The 'Back Forty' where the log home is located is less than a mile on the right. Just follow the signs and drive from the parking lot through the woods. Door-to-door shuttle service to all resort activities. Inside the resort are several restaurants, a brand new 77,000 sq. ft. indoor water park! , golf, horseback riding, many activities and play areas for kids, and year-round special events: hay rides, trail rides, cattle drives, pig roasts, theatre, old west stunt shows, dancing, shopping. Winter activities:sleigh rides, snow tubing, dogsleds, sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobile trails....

Other Activities: Meinert or Claybanks parks nearby with beautiful public beaches.

Ski: Lots of snowmobile trails throughout the Double JJ. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowtubing.

Closest downhill skiing is at Cannonsburg in Grand Rapids, one hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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