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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.

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, Fishing Cabin, Secluded, Family Retreat, Waterfront, North Woods

More Details

George Schiller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • Pool Table
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Magnificent Riverfront Log Lodge Situated on 120 Wooded Acres!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

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: Jun 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: Jun 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: Jun 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at the lodge and all I have to say is this place is amazing. The lodge is very comfortable and there is plenty of beds for guests to sleep. The lodge has an old rustic feel but still has digital tv and good cell phone service. If you like to fish or hunt this is the place for you, there are numerous lakes to fish in the area and great trout fishing right at the lodge or if you like to fly fish the holy water of the famous Ausable river is just a short drive up the road. I think this cabin has everything you could ever need including grills, pots and pans, utensils, bedding and blankets, dishwasher, two stoves, lots of firewood already provided. The owners have been nothing but pleasant and very helpful with this whole experience from the beginning. My friends and family were so impressed that everyone wants to make bear creek lodge and annual event, I would highly recommend staying at bear creek lodge!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sterling Heights, Michigan

5 years and counting! Our favorite Winter Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I have made 5 years of some of the most magical memories at the Bear Creek Lodge. Me and Crew (on average 14-16 folks) travel up each January for a time of reflection, rest, mild debauchery, drinks, laughter, board games, excellent food and fellowship. Each year, we come back more refreshed than the previous year and moreover our bonds of friendship strengthens. All of this happens in the backdrop of the charming property. Sitting on over 100 acres, the spacious lodge boasts of 7 themed rooms, although the house could probably sleep up to 20 folks comfortably. While we loved the old furniture they had in 2015, they've updated the couches in the Great Room (where we've had many a long talk or an awesome game of Mafia (Clue without the board game) in front of the huge fire place) and added a big screen television equipped with Direct TV. It was easy to plug our gaming system in to play games and watch movies. The other thing I really love about the space is that no matter how many folks you travel with, you won't bump into each other. There's plenty of room including their gorgeous pool room where games of pool while simultaneously watching old movies went down nightly. The kitchen has two stoves and there are two refrigerators. In the winter, we put all of our soda and water on the back porch. There are enough pots, pans, and dishware to service a small army. Plenty of blankets and extra supplies (toilet paper/paper towels/cleaning supplies) make it easy to just bring clothes to lounge in and not worry about anything. I spent a great deal of time chilling in the kitchen area cooking for our group and catching up with the women on the trip. There's comfortable new wicker furniture in the nook and sturdy bar stools to make the kitchen a dope area to hang in as well. Michael, the owner, is a quick phone call or email away and there are property managers in the area to meet our needs should something come up (in 5 years, we've never had to phone them for an emergency as they provide you with a ton of info that makes it easy to navigate the home and the general community we're settled in). In the summer, we've enjoyed bonfires and had to only take a short road trip (45 minutes) in Mio for canoeing at Hinchman Acres. It's truly a home away from home and has become a very special tradition that we hope to carry on as long as the house remains opened to guests. You're going to love this space.

La Shaun Kotaran and 14 friends! Metro Detroit Area

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Grayling Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Firearms Deer Season
Nov 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.