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Higgins Lake One of a Kind - Lakefront Lodge -

Roscommon, MI, USA
  • House3400 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum StayNone

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, 2 half baths (Sleeps 12 - including children)

Higgins Lake is the sixth most beautiful lake in the world. This spring-fed lake, with its sandy shores and lake bottom, boasts pristine clear waters, and crystal green depths. Our dock extends 80 feet from the shore. The water is knee deep with white sand bottom for 300 feet, then gradually drops off to deeper water. We have 200 feet of beautiful sandy beach front.

The Big House can sleep up to 12. It has a beautiful knotty pine interior, great room, and 2 glassed in porches. The house was built by a local well known Swedish craftsman. There are many examples of fine carpentry throughout the house. The lake fills the view through the large picture windows which run the length of the house. The deck offers a spectacular view, especially on clear nights when the water sparkles in the myriad colors of the sunset.

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Susie Mossman

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 03, 2018
About Susie Mossman

We are the third generation of Shields family, that originally built this gorgeous house on the south shore of Higgins Lake. We grew up spending our summers and Christmas visiting our Nana and Pompom. We now live spread across the U.S. in Washington, California, and New Mexico, but return to visit every summer.

Susie Mossman purchased this House in 1935

Why Susie Mossman chose Roscommon

We are the original owners of this house. Our grandfather and grandmother built the house in 1938.

What makes this House unique

This property gives our spread out family the opportunity to get together in a peaceful and beautiful setting, with an uninterrupted view of gorgeous Higgins Lake. (please see photos) Our beachfront is sandy and safe for water play. We enjoy being at the lake in all seasons.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, 4 twin/ single
      • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom3
      • Bathroom4
      • bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • 2 baths with showers - no tubs 2 half baths

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beachfront
        • Lake
        • Lakefront
          100 feet of lake frontage with fantastic view


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                • Air Conditioning
                  bedrooms only
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Fireplace
                • Hair Dryer
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Linens are not provided. A service can be ordered. Guests are free to bring their own. Contact owner regarding bed sizes, etc.
                • Broadband Access
                • Parking
                • Parking Off Street
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided
                  Towels are not provided. Guests are free to bring their own, or a linen service can be ordered. Check with owner.
                • Washing Machine
                • Wireless Internet
                • Wood Fireplace


                    • Microwave
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      double oven
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining Area


                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • VCR
                            • Video Library


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  (2) one lakeside one woodside
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  1 gas 1 charcoal
                                • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                • Wood Deck


                                    • restaurants

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • antiquing
                                        • beachcombing
                                        • boating
                                        • miniature golf
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                            • rafting
                                            • cycling
                                            • golf
                                            • hiking
                                            • jet skiing
                                            • kayaking
                                            • fishing
                                            • sailing
                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                            • swimming
                                            • tennis
                                            • water skiing

                                              House Rules

                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                              Cancellation Policy

                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                              9 Reviews


                                              Latest reviews

                                              beautiful old home on the lake

                                              Alan S.

                                              A great place to share some memories with friends and family. The multiple bedrooms and bathrooms made it much easier and the large kitchen with 2 fridges was very helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay

                                              Owner's Response:

                                              We hope to see you again in the future.......


                                              Peggy O.Farmington Hills

                                              Loved the view of the lake and the house. Great place to vacation. Will definitely do this again.

                                              Wonderful house, wonderful lake. Every year it gets better.

                                              donald e.

                                              First of all, this property is NOT on Six Mile Lake. It is on the south shore of beautiful Higgins Lake. And I emphasize beautiful. We have now rented this house for 18 consecutive years. That should tell you a lot about the house and the owners. Our family is scattered across the U.S. and everyone tries to get to Higgins Lake for as much of the two weeks as they can. It has become a family tradition. In addition to the large living room there is a glass enclosed room overlooking the lake and a very large patio, also overlooking the lake. Both special places for family meals. Each year we find the owner has updated something. It's too bad there is not a picture showing the fabulous view of Higgins Lake from the front. A major recommendation for Higgins Lake is that swimmer's itch has now been eliminated. We are already booked for this house for next year, our 19th year. Little kids and babies when we first came are now driving cars and are college graduates. All still want to find time for "our lake house."

                                              Owner's Response:

                                              Needless to day, this family is family to us, and we are thrilled and honored that our place has figured so centrally in their growing family life. They have always been most respectful of the property, and have had excellent suggestions for improvements.....we are very pleased that they want to come back for a 19th summer....


                                              Laura C.

                                              We stayed at the big house with our extended family for a week. It was perfect. Higgins lake is amazing and the cottage was very cosy and welcoming. The great room is amazing and was the perfect place for our family to gather together after a day on the water. Plenty of room for everyone. We really had a great time and we'll definitely be back!

                                              Nice time!

                                              joe c.

                                              Charming lakefront home. Beautiful craftsmanship in the house, with a lot of great seating for our large group. No swimmers itch from the 15 people who stayed here for a week. Owners very responsive and helpful!

                                              Owner's Response:

                                              Thank-you for your visit - It was a pleasure to have you!

                                              Great location, excellent hosts

                                              Ben B.

                                              Great location, excellent hosts


                                              Roscommon, MI, USA

                                              Rates & Availability

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                                              We do not provide linens (bed sheets, pillow cases, towels). We can order a linen service, however, for 60.00. (Linens for the 9 beds, and towels for 12 people). We do include children in the total number of guests. There is a surcharge for exceeding 12 guests.

                                              9 Reviews
                                              Excellent 4.4/5
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                                              Property # 271870