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Log Lodge with Sandy Beach on Torch Lake

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin with 2 Bedrooms + Loft and 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 8)

Come get away for a week on the shore of Michigan's most beautiful lake in our charming log lodge. Kids love the big sandy private beach. Teens romp on the sandbars and boats. Parents kick back and gaze at the grades of color in the crystal clear water. At night enjoy billions of stars, and then a fire in the massive stone fireplace, or in the fire ring on the beach. The property is very private. It sits on two lots 350 feet from the road and it has 200 feet of private shoreline, including a sand beach. There is a large grass yard for playing games. We have a dock, a boat hoist, and two moorings (with a rowboat to get to and from). We also provide life preservers. The cabin has beds for 8 (two full beds and four twins) but only one bathroom. Outside is a gas grill and picnic table and a fire pit at the back of the beach. We provide linens and towels (except beach towels). Our Caretaker lives nearby and makes sure ROMYR is ready for your arrival.

For more info and photos, go to our torchlodge website. (Note that there are no reviews here; we never ask. But folks seem to enjoy the place. We get lots of positive responses, and people come back. Two families have come back every year for over 20 years. Now their children come, too! Contact me if you want to read some of the emails I've received. Here's one: "Hi Pat and Happy 4th! Awesome weather cabin is beautiful and we would buy it if you ever sell!!!")

This is a genuine log lodge, built by our grandfather in the 1930s. He named it ROMYR. It's on the nicer side of Torch Lake and has one of the larger beaches on the lake. Two bedrooms on the ground floor each have a double bed (the main--blue-- bedroom has a new bed as of 2014). The loft--a single large room-- has two twin mattresses in a big frame together, and two separate (and new) twin beds. The bathroom and foyer were completely rebuilt in 1994. The galley kitchen has all modern appliances and dishes/cookware for a crowd. There is a living room, and a screened eating porch. ROMYR is not a condominium, and anyone who goes there expecting pampered living will be disappointed. There is no: heat, A/C, washer/dryer, or dishwasher and the water comes from the lake (we drink bottled water). There is also no phone, radio, stereo or TV disruption, and we like it that way. We do, however--in a concession to the modern age--have WIFI.

The lake is the major attraction, and we put a swimmer's buoy 100 feet beyond the boat moorings that protects a large area from ski-boats. The 5-foot-deep sandbars about 100 feet out are perfect for water Frisbee, or underwater leapfrog.

We open for reservations in January, start rentals in June, and close up in late September. Rates in June and September are lower. With longer days in June and often warmer water in September, the weeks are extremely pleasant. July and August offer both. For more information, testimonials and our most up-to-date availability, see our website. This is intended as an introduction only, so please call or e-mail us to check out any particular assumptions that are important to you. Rent two consecutive weeks and get a discount. Weeks are labeled 'Available' on the calendar until payment and a signed Contract have been received by Pat (my brother's wife, who takes our reservations). Note that Pat lives in the Rocky Mountain time zone; please be considerate with early morning calls. Emails are the preferred first contact.

ROMYR - Where the Rainbow Stores Its Colors
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Ask owner for details. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full-size tub and shower. We provide bath towels and washcloths.

Other Amenities

  • 200 feet of shoreline, 350 feet to the road to give you privacy


  • Books
  • Games:

    The chest in the living room is full of games for all ages....moreless

  • Toys:

    Little ones gravitate to the set of wood blocks that my brother hand made (under the stairs). Look in the ice chest under the kitchen window for the outdoor toys....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The beach consumes the N half of ROMYR's lakefront....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lodge is only 30 ft from the lake. There is 200 feet of lakefront (a double lot). ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The screen porch is a favorite dining area. But so is the big picnic table on the deck. There is also a drop-leaf table in the great-room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Fireplace:

    A huge wonderful fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    It's cable internet with plenty of bandwidth. We use wireless and don't bother with wired ethernet jacks....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Most sheets are 100 percent cotton (a few for the twin beds are poly-cotton blend). Let us know if you'd rather bring your own. ...moreless

  • Living Room:


  • Parking:

    Park several cars in the N yard....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    1 per person. Bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    It's been very reliable, but no promises. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    We do what we can to keep enough firewood there for this fireplace. ...moreless


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


  • Boat:

    The rowboat is good for ferrying ot the buoys and for local exploration. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The top of the boathouse overlooks the lake. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There's plenty of room for frisbee, soccer drills or passing football. We still have hope for the native flower garden. If it's dry we ask that you water the flowers. A hose is nearby....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We leave a full spare propane tank....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early summer
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

last week of summer
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Indian Summer
Sep 2 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


See for our primary Calendar and Terms and to print out a contract to secure your reservation.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/14/2017
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Rapid City, MI, USA
Nearest Beach

on Torch Lake


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: I'm an Engineer. I'm one of my grandfather's surviving grandchildren.

Why the Owner Chose Rapid City, MI, USA:
My grandfather bought this property from the guy who bought it from the Holland Land Company, and he left it to me in a trust.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
It took until I was out of college to begin to realize how special Torch Lake is, and how special our place on Torch Lake is. I've been to Europe, Hawaii, Belize, Canada, Florida, the southwest US, and Costa Rica. They're all great, but they don't offer Torch's gorgeous colored clear fresh water, or the charm of this lakefront lodge there. I used to feel like I was missing something by spending a week of my vacation there every year, but now I jealously guard my time there, and it's always over too soon.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/14/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • ROMYR Beach

    ROMYR Beach

  • the picnic table is on the other side of the banquet

    the picnic table is on the other side of the banquet

  • dock


  • view from beach

    view from beach

  • living room

    living room

  • ROMYR Loft View

    ROMYR Loft View

  • built-in bureaus in blue bedroom

    built-in bureaus in blue bedroom

  • looking into living room

    looking into living room

  • Screened Porch

    Screened Porch

  • kitchen


  • an early morning view from the kitchen

    an early morning view from the kitchen

  • Loft Twin Beds

    Loft Twin Beds

  • ROMYR Lodge, Outside

    ROMYR Lodge, Outside

  • the deck atop the boathouse

    the deck atop the boathouse

  • the beach and firepit

    the beach and firepit

  • looking toward the beach

    looking toward the beach

  • looking up at the loft

    looking up at the loft

  • blue bedroom--the largets

    blue bedroom--the largets

  • red bedroom; notice bed up against wall

    red bedroom; notice bed up against wall

  • ROMYR Foyer

    ROMYR Foyer

  • bathroom


  • kitchen cabinet

    kitchen cabinet

  • looking up the driveway to the road

    looking up the driveway to the road

  • Loft King / Double Twin Bed

    Loft King / Double Twin Bed

VRBO #339120

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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