Enjoy a truly relaxing and contented retreat with your family in a beautiful 'Natural Log Cabin' in a rural natural setting in mid Michigan on a small natural private lake, where you will create family memories you will treasure for life. --Make this your -----FISHING--(Steelhead and salmon-- with-in 35 min),--HUNTING--(with-in 30min).----GOLFING (with-in 10min).------SKIING---(with-in45min).--HEAD-QUARTERS---- You will see an abundance of birds, including water fowl and often eagles as you fish in your own private lake for , bass, bluegill, perch, and rock bass. You will also occasionally see wildlife, including deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and turkeys. In winter there are snowmobile trails within a 15 minute drive,and rails and trails within 8 miles.
New addition: We added a 'WATER FALLS' and 'CAVE' between Cabin and Lake. The sound of water is sooooo soothing.
'THE CABIN' Greatroom= Has large wood fire place, 8 reclining chairs (sofas) ; lake view, sound of the water falls;
Bedrooms= Have log design through out, (Must see)
Porches= Are covered; Have lake and water falls view, with chairs, swing, and grill.
Loft= Has lounge area, Balcony and 2 roomy bedrooms and full bath.
Breakfast nook= Large table, Lake and swinging rainbow bridge view.
Basement= 'Open daylight walk out' has Game room; large bunk room, that we named the 'Sheep Stall' as it has the barn wood design. Full bath. Plus private bedroom with lake and bridge view.
Contact us for a vacation you will not forget . This is a model home for our Log Home Business and occasionally we will show the home with advance notice. 'Dream of your VACATION'
We do not want any drinking parties
'The answer is Jesus with-in' Richard & Katie
Keywords: Ideal for family reunions, Private rural setting on private lake.
Richard has been a log home builder for 27 years. Richard and Katie have both seen their partners go through cancer and pass away. Then God so graciously brought us together in 2005. Richard had 11 children and Katie had 9 which gives us the grand total of 20. One passed on in 2000 so we cherish the others though most of them are now married and do not live at home. 48 grandchildren.
We enjoy all the natural beauty around us. We greatly appreciate what ' Our loving Father in Heaven' has created for our enjoyment.
' The answer is Jesus with-in'
Richard and Katie Troyer purchased this lodge in 1998
We are using this beautiful log home as a model as we share it with others. Totally relaxing!
I always enjoyed water, The depth of the lake and the high ground with its ever green trees all around is what drew me to this location. You will have to experance it yourself to know what i am saying. Bond with your children and grandchildren as you spend time together--------Richard & Katie-------
Dear Mr.Troyer & Family; Just want to say thank You for a wonderful stay at your "Waters Edge" Cabin; We loved all the exquisite decor of each room. We had an invigorating walk around the lake, but the highlight of the trip was the zip line experience. Your cabin is so inviting and it allowed plenty of room for 3 generation to interact.
Thank You again for a very enjoyable weekend. Mr. & Mrs Buck our Kids & GrandKids Too!
From Reservation to vacations last day Richard and Katie were the perfect Hosts. Our annual family vacation could not have been better.
Our brood of 15 found the accommodations beyond our expectations, amenities made our lives easier. The surrounding environment peaceful and would you believe N Michigan and no mosquitoes (not guaranteed). All was a safe wonderful respite from our daily lives. Thank You again for providing this wonderful place for a peaceful place where one can reconnect with nature. Roland Leveque
As our week began July 15th, we gathered our troops of 7 active grandchildren and 5 adults and shared a week on the grounds of Richard and Katie in their beautiful log home. Our daughter took to the loft with her 4 active children where we took the main bedroom and had all the amenities one would ask and our son and 3 children headed to the bunkhouse and downstairs area where our fun all began. It was a week filled with everlasting joy as we shared days swimming, boating, fishing and using the fire ring provided for our nightly treats of chocolate. We used the zip line and swing provided to add pleasure to our daily fun and explored the grounds around the cabin as we took hikes, played baseball, watched turtles and played in the sand. The pleasures were endless as the privacy of our private lake provided the beautiful sunrises as those beautiful sunsets. We awoke each morning to the coffee being brewed and the feet coming down the stairs from that upper loft. It was a week full of joy and memories and a place we would sincerely consider coming back. We thank both Richard and Katie for their endless hospitality and would highly recommend this private and peaceful place to share a week together.
With much regards, the Colasanti, Willis and Hubbard Families from Denver, Chicago and St. Louis.
We had such a wonderful time at Water's Edge! The owners are just wonderful...very accommodating and friendly. Our 3 children, their spouses, and 2 grandsons were all able to come, and everyone had a great time. It took a day or two to get used to no internet or tv. LOL! Everyone enjoyed fishing, the 2 canoes, the paddle boat, the row boat, the slide on the drifting raft, the zip line, the swing going into the water, the 2 firepits, the volleyball, the games, and the beautiful home. It was so nice to have 4 bedrooms...plus the 'bunk room' in the basement. We had more than enough room! We paid for the rental, and our kids were in charge of the food/meals. The kitchen was perfect for all of meal preparation. We also brought our bicycles and were able to ride on the paved bike trail between Cadillac and Tustin (you have to drive a few miles to get to it, but it was a beautiful ride). One night, we went into Cadillac for a meal, which is only a 15-20 minute drive. There were a ton of restaurants to choose from. We also ventured to a small town about 7 minutes away for ice cream on our last evening at the cabin. All of our kids said they would return in a heartbeat...which we might actually do! Thank you, Richard and Katie, for your wonderful hospitality!
A beautiful artistic house. a mystic private lake and a quiet and peaceful setting made for a wonderful retreat. We loved the convenience of the house, beauty of the setting and hospitality of our hosts. From the youngest kid to the oldest person, all found something to enjoy be they outdoor exploration on a canoe, the Zip line, the vegetable garden, the lumber yard or just sitting on the porch or in front of the warm fire. Thank you so much Katie and Richard for sharing your home and hospitality. We really enjoyed our stay for our family reunion.
My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed at Water's Edge for 4 nights. It was amazing. Looking at the pictures we thought it was going to be a great place to have a get away, but it was so much more. The cabin is like no other home we have seen. The workmanship is spectacular. It was so wonderful to be in such beautiful surroundings, both inside and out. The area is quiet, peaceful and lovely to explore. We were even able to do some ice fishing. We were so blessed to be able to have some time to talk with the owners, who are wonderful hosts and have hearts as big as the cabin. :) Thank you so much for building such a beautiful place to allow us to come and be reminded that there is so much to do that doesn't include TV, internet, etc. We haven't talked so much, laughed so much and smiled so much in a very long time. Water's Edge - a blessing wrapped in Tustin, MI. With love, Kim
We went to the The Water's Edge just this past weekend, which was the last weekend in Jan. We went skiing for the day at Caberfae on Friday then headed to the cabin (a short drive). My boys were a little worried about no T.V. and no internet.....let's just say they didn't miss it one min! And, one day into it they were asking when we could come back! Just amazing craftsmanship in this home! Amazing! Every detail thought about! Clean, warm, and friendly place to relax. Had fun putting on our cross country skis on and enjoying the nature and quietness. The downstairs was perfect for the boys! How nice to share such a blessing with everyone. I hope that this place will be available to rent for many years to come, as I can see us wanting to make this a regular tradition! Thank you so much for everything!
Private Lake Boating and Fishing and Swimming in nearby RoseLake is also available. with-in 15 to 45 minutes there is golfing, steel head and samom fishing, golfing, hunting , down hill and cross country and jet skiing, Rafting, lots of restaurants. and much more. Volleybal court and games for the family