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Experience the North... in Luxury - at an Affordable Price!

Bedrooms 2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lodge, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12 adults comfortably)

Looking for a memorable getaway?

Come to the The North Lodge located between Big Manistique Lake and North Manistique Lake near Curtis in Michigan's Beautiful Upper Peninsula!

This private, quiet getaway is only moments away from many activities. After a day of fun & frolic at the beach, on the lake boating or fishing, in the woods hunting, on the trails snowmobiling or 4-wheeling, or maybe just sightseeing or enjoying an autumn color tour, you can return to your own lodge where you can enjoy privacy, peacefulness and calm serenity.

Winter...Spring...Summer...Fall...Your Place for it all...The North Lodge

This unique, custom-built log lodge allows you to experience the North without giving up the comforts of home


•Luxurious Great Room w/ Vaulted Ceilings including a 40' Flat-Screen Satellite TV

•Fully Equipped Modern Kitchen including a Microwave & Dishwasher!

•Spacious Loft w/ Queen-size Bed, Full Closet Full Bath & Loveseat (Twin Hide-away)

•Hardwood /Ceramic & Slate Tile Floors

•Second Spacious Full Bath on Main Floor

•Completely Finished Lower Level w/ Den & Two Bedrooms...Den has 2nd Satellite TV!

•Queen-size Sofa Bed

•Full Bed in 1st Lower Level Bedroom

•Full/Twin Bunk in 2nd Lower Level Bedroom

•AND... Queen Bed PLUS Twin Bunks in spacious Den area!

•Sleeps 12 adults Comfortably!!!

Keywords: Spacious, Private, Cozy

More Details

gaylynea frank
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About gaylynea frank

My wife, I and our oldest son left the city life in 1992 to move to the beautiful Upper Peninsula of MI... over 20 years and two more children later and we still enjoy all the UP has to offer.

Our children were able to grow up enjoying hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, swimming, 4-wheeling and anything else they could find to do in the great outdoors...

We truly thank God for allowing us to live in an area where we can enjoy His creation to the fullest.

On behalf of myself, my wife and our children, we look forward to being of service to our guests and ensure that their stay at The North Lodge is unforgettable!

The Franks,

Michael & Gaylynea

Richard & Cara (and Haleigh & Colt)

Raleigh & Grace

Rachel & Hunter

Why gaylynea frank chose McMillan

My wife and I always dreamed of building our own log lodge. After 3-1/2 years of hard work and 2 semi-truck loads of raw logs that dream finally came true.

As a builder, I enjoy being original in concept, design, function and quality coupled with our love for the outdoors we were inspired to bring the outdoors in! This was accomplished by utilizing the natural wood tones of nine wood species and the rugged look of stone resulting in a unique custom-designed, handcrafted, log lodge. The serene wooded setting of the Upper Peninsula forest only adds to the calm tranquility you experience with each stay.

If you want to enjoy the many activities the water offers, the lodge is located only moments away from many in-land lakes, public beaches & boat launches or maybe you'd prefer the scenic drive to one of Michigan's beautiful Great Lakes.

What makes this lodge unique

We personally have enjoyed friendships, family and quality time that is shared in the comfortable environment of the lodge. As an avid outdoorsman, the get-away experience in the woods (or nearby on the water) have always given great peace and relaxation. The North Lodge offers that same peace and relaxation, whether sitting under the covered porch, around the fire-pit or in the comfort of the lodge itself. We personally receive great satisfaction from the experiences of our guests; their enjoyment and pleasure at the lodge makes our attention to detail worth every effort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great place! We all enjoyed our stay and it worked out great for our trip.

Aug 2012
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McMillan 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: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Loft Suite) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 (Main Level) - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft Suite (w/ Full Bath) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa - Twin
    Bedroom 1 (Lower Level) - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 (Lower Level - 1 bunk bed , Bunk is Full / Twin
    Den Area (Lower Level) - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Twin Bunks
  • 12 person sleeping = 2 persons in ea. Queen & Full = 8 PLUS 1 person in ea. Twin = 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Experience the North... in Luxury - at an Affordable Price!
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  • 5 of 5

The North Lodge is truly a gem of the UP.

Having never been to Upper Michigan before, we did some pretty extensive searches for places to stay that offered some basic comforts. We found that primitive, yet beautiful campsites were abundant, and there were more than enough roadside motels that would fit the needs of our family of 5. But with either of these lodging options we felt that something was missing. Investigating the offerings on VRBO and finding this wonderful accommodation, we found what we were looking for.

As other reviews have stated, this lodge is spacious, comfortable, and stocked with everything that both a family looking for adventure, or a group of outdoormen, would possibly need. What perhaps needs more mentioning is just how lovely the area is.

The lodge is located in a rural setting, surrounded by other homes with vast yards and bountiful trees, giving the lure of seculsion and privacy. The backyard has a green space that is framed by more trees, suggesting the sense of being in the woods. Complete with an open sky and fire pit, one can truly imagine being at a remote campsite.

The location is another one of the attractions of the lodge. It is within an hour's drive to either Lake Superior, or Lake Michigan, and the activities in Manistique, Muninsing, and Tahaquemon Falls, areas in which we concentrated our time. For the outdoor enthusiast, there is a plethora of lakes nearby, along with ATV and snowmobile trails.

Be aware with the seculsion of this lodge that there are some trade offs. A full service grocery store will not be just a few minutes down the road, and that you will be inconvenienced with no Internet or cell phone ability. You'll need to take that into consideration when making your decision. For our family, that trade off was worth the benefits that these accomodations gave us.

A sincere thank you to the Franks for making sure that their home was so clean upon arrival, and for the little extras (shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent). These fine touches make you feel like you're at an all service hotel, while being in one of the most beautiful, quiet places you will find.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad that y'all had a wonderful first-stay in the beautiful U.P. and enjoyed some of the fantastic sights it offers. I hope y'all will consider a return to the U.P. and to The North Lodge... [Think about how beautiful it would be in the Fall ;)! ] P.S. You are definitely right about the trade-off... What I find though, is that the lack of "connection" makes it so much easier to unwind & disconnect for a while...and RELAX!
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Grand rapids, MI

Cozy and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log cabin! Enough room for snowmobiles and parking! We had a great experience at the North Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairgrove, Michigan

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

This I believe this 2017 Muzzle loader deer season is the 11th or 12th stay our group has enjoyed @ the North Lodge in the 8 or so years. Mike, gaylynea Frank family has been our host.

From dog sledding, fishing, hunting, UTV rides & I-500 week stays they have been the best to work with. Very clean well equipped & furnished lodge with ample room for all of us. Central location for day trips over the entire central U.P. Suggest this for anyone who is active and outdoorsy, or if you even are a book worm for quiet relaxed stay.


  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property and the landlords never disappoint. We had another great and successful stay during opening firearm week. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy but remote

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home, super clean stocked with everything you need. The only downside is the lack of at least a land line phone or internet connection for emergencies.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad y'all found the lodge suitable for your stay. We keep going back & forth regarding a landline --- it is at times a welcome inconvenience.
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Very Impressed

  • 5 of 5

Excellent time staying at the north lodge! The place was very clean and there was everything we needed for bedding, towels, cookware etc. I would definitely recommend staying here! The fire pit out back was perfect for the cold nights.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex - So glad y'all enjoyed your stay! Hope you will consider a return trip! (I think an annual guys weekend sounds good, right?)
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1.5 Miles
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