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Magnificent Riverfront Log Lodge Situated on 120 Wooded Acres!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 7 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-20)

Bear Creek Lodge, built in 1927, is the perfect northwoods retreat for family reunions, hunting or fishing vacations or just a relaxing escape to the north woods of Michigan. The lodge is situated on 120 acres with 510' of frontage on The Big Creek (a premier northern Michigan flyfishing river).

You will love to start the day enjoying a cup of coffee in the sitting area of the kitchen watching the deer make their way to the river. As you begin preparation of an old fashion country breakfast and the other guests gather in the kitchen area you will start to plan the day - fishing in the Big Creek or the nearby Ausable River, Hunting on the 120 acres of private land, a hike through the woods, a round of golf, snowshoeing or x-country skiing in the winter; or maybe you just want to relax on the deck and enjoy the serenity of the north woods of Michigan.

In the evening your group will gather around the massive 3 story fieldstone fireplace. Comfortable seating in the leather chairs, an old hickory rocking chair and large sectional sofa will allow you to relax and recount the adventures of the day.

Meals are easily prepared in the fully equipped kitchen with sub-zero refrigerator, new glasstop stove, antique 6 burner Garland gas stove, 2 large sinks, an abundance of counterspace; and cooking utensils, china and flatware to serve 20+ guests. A breakfast room table that will accomadate eight.

You will share your adventures of the day over dinner at the large custom made dining table (seating for 14+). After dinner, perhaps a game of pool or marshmellows and smores by the firepit.

Sleep in one of the 7 themed bedrooms: Master Suite - 1 king, Antler Room - 2 full, Golf Room - 1 full, Cowboy Room - 1 full and 1 twin, Bird Room - 1 queen and 1 twin trundle, Fish Room - 1 full, Flag Room - 1 twin bunk.

Fly Fishing? Walk out the front door, take a few steps down the front lawn and you are on Big Creek's West Branch.

Au Sable River, North Branch ~ Damn 4 Bridge, Jackson Hole & Kelloggs Bridge public access less then a 10 minute drive.

Au Sable River - Main Branch ~ McMasters Bridge public access less then a 20 minute drive.

There is plenty to do close by, but most guests never want to leave the property once they arrive at Bear Creek Lodge!

Keywords: Cabin, Historic, Rustic, Hunting Lodge, Fly Fishing Cabin, Secluded, Family Retreat, Waterfront, North Woods

More Details

George Schiller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Grayling Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1) King bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Bird Room, Double Beds (5) Double bed in Antler Room (2) Double bed in Golf Room Double bed in Cowboy Room Double bed in Fish Room, Twin or Single Beds (3) Twin bed in Cowboy Room Twin trundle bed in Bird Room, Baby Cribs (1) Baby crib in Fish Room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa / Trundle in Pool Room, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed in Bunk Room
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Magnificent Riverfront Log Lodge Situated on 120 Wooded Acres!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Relaxing and Accommodating

  • 4 of 5

Great time for our family of 10 get-together! We kayaked on the Au Sable, shot skeet, enjoyed bon fires, and all of the amenities were perfect for what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a blast!!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place!! Room and supplies for a crowd!!

2nd year we stayed here, looking forward to next year, already!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for groups!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bear Creek Lodge for my annual birthday kayak weekend (kayaked the Au Sable - beautiful!) Our car had no trouble finding the place, but some who came up later, especially in the dark, did. Make sure you type in the exact street name as there are two that are similar. Once you get there the place is absolutely gorgeous! We loved all of the themed rooms, large open "great room", huge fully stocked kitchen, game room with every DVD you will need if there are rain showers (including the Great Outdoors) + extra fridge, and a porch with a big grill and fire pit. Seriously everything we needed was provided! The river is a quick walk away and we enjoyed sitting in our chairs right in the middle of it. We also utilized the clay pigeon thrower which was a lot of fun for our shooting aficionados. The only problem, totally out of the owner's control, was the massive tick problem this year. Make sure to check out reports on the insect population and check often. There is plenty of spray provided if you need it, and a washer/dryer if you want to take extra precautions and throw you clothes in after a hike in the woods. George has a real gem in the Bear Creek Lodge and we hope to visit again in the winter to enjoy the huge fireplace!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cottage we have ever found!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Creek Lodge was spacious, beautiful and secluded! Private swimming, shooting and fishing. Cabin was fully stocked with dishes, cookware, sundries and household products that we never needed to shop and could enjoy our time here to the max! Plenty of games and ammenities to keep us all busy, too :) We can't wait until next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Returned for a second year, with many more planned ahead

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideal for larger groups looking to enjoy what the surroundings offer. The commodities at the lodge are well beyond what you would expect (dry cleaner, dishwasher). Our group hopes to return for many more years.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best TIME of our lives

  • 5 of 5

First off, this review is a little late, we stayed a couple years ago and were just talking about renting it again! We had a large family stay over a long weekend! About 14 people :) our whole family had a BLAST! We took some nature hikes! The table for our whole family for dinners and we had a blast cooking! We played tons of games and had fires, we enjoyed the whole weekend and talk about it all the time. We refer to it as "Cabin in the woods" what a wonderful stay what a wonderful place. And the most exciting experience was when we were driving out to it on those crazy back roads a bald eagle swooped down and flew parerell with our car, we were all awe struck! We knew then it was going to be an amazing weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lovells, Lewiston
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lewiston, Grayling, Gaylord
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lovells, Lewiston, Grayling, Gaylord
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Grayling and Gaylord
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $370
Tax Rate 6.0%

Dates Available: Apr 1 - Jan 31
$370.00 per night / $2,350.00 per week
3 night minimum
Additional charge of $35.00 per person in excess of 14 people
20% premium for holidays, opening week of fly fishing season and firearms deer season.
VRBO and HomeAway service fees do not apply to our rental fees because I do not book rental fees through the VRBO or HomeAway website. All bookings are done directly between the property owner and the renter.

All payments are by personal check directly from the renter to the property owner.
Reservation/Security deposit of $370.00 required when reservation is booked.
Reservation/Security deposit is refunded within 15 days of check-out provided there are no deductions necessary for damages or excessive cleaning costs.
Full rental fee is due 60 days prior to check-in date.

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.

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