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Beautiful Hiawatha Forest Home,Tranquil Lake,King Bed,Stone Fireplace

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All Season Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake

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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake is one of a kind in the heart of the Hiawatha Forest. Enjoy the best of ALL worlds in this unique, custom home available during all four beautiful Michigan seasons. Private location with 200 foot frontage on quiet, tranquil Boot Lake and just 13 minutes from the Pictured Rocks. This 2600 square foot home was designed with artistic elements in mind and boasts a one of a kind view from the Master bedroom. Master is vaulted with natural wood beams and celing fan. Master adjoins personal powder room with sink/vanity and walk-in closet. Master bedroom also has sitting area with windows on lakeside of house. Wake up in the King Size bed and see picturesque view of Boot Lake from windows perched high up in the tree tops. Enjoy gourmet kitchen with custom island and cooktop, double oven, and stone archway. A walk-around stone fireplace opens to large cathedral ceiling living room adorned with windows facing lake. Dining table with plenty of eating space also provides beautiful view of lake. Wrap around deck provides outdoor enjoyment and view of lake. Amenities include cable TV, Wifi, washer, dryer, jacuzzi tub.

Outdoor Amenities: Enjoy the 'treehouse' like feeling as you descend the 67 step deck walkway down to the lake. Dock your own boat on this peaceful inland lake or use Dancing Bear 12 ft and 14ft aluminum boats and 15 ft canoe. Campfires can be enjoyed down by the lake or up by the house. Barbecue and picnic table are included. Two garages are available to pull your recreational equipment into. A kennel is available for hunting or outdoor dogs. Fish cleaning table is available in walk-out basement. Enjoy nearby snowmobile, ATV, and bike trails.

Enjoy a drink, a book, or relaxed conversation on the wrap-around deck facing the lake or the deck off master bedroom. Many guests enjoy spending their entire vacation at the property while others enjoy the property and also take advantage of the many nearby sightseeing and recreational opportunities.

Boot Lake is approximately 110 acres with depths up to 30-40 feet. It is a quiet lake where the homeowners prefer the use of boats with electric trolling motors or small gas motors. Fish in the lake include Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Blue Gill, Sunfish, Rock Bass, and Perch.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    Beautiful views of lake from Master Bedroom, Living room, and Dining Area....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    210 foot frontage on Boot Lake...moreless

  • Water View:

    A portion of Boot Lake sits within the Hiawatha National Forest. Dancing Bear Lodge sits way up in the treetops and boasts a view of that undeveloped area....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels are also provided....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Large storage garage for parking RV/Boats/Snowmobiles...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Custom Stone Fireplace...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood Stove is for decorative purposes only. Not to be used for heating purposes....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Prime Summer 2016
Jun 18 - Sep 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,850
Fall 2016
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$225
$1,550
Early Winter
Dec 1 - Dec 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$1,050
Winter
Dec 16 - Jan 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$225
$1,550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Summer and Fall rates will be reduced for small parties (Family of 4 or 2 couples).

Cleaning fee based on size of party is $120-$150+.

A signed rental agreement is required.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Joe and Robin live in the lower peninsula in a smaller community close to the Ann Arbor area. We have 2 children and 2 labs that we bring to Boot Lake along with family and friends. It is our wonderfully relaxing 'home away from home' where many activities are enjoyed including fishing, hunting, walking and swimming along the Lake Superior shoreline and beaches, enjoying waterfalls, hikes, bike-riding, canoeing, and all of the special attractions that the town of Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Park provide. At the property we fish off the dock, enjoy campfires and dinners at the picnic table in the summer. During the winter we love to see the freshly fallen snow on the pine bows while looking out at the lake and curling up to read a book or to enjoy family conversations by the fireplace.

Why the Owner Chose Manistique, MI, USA:
Joe has a rustic cabin located nearby along the Driggs River. Although it is a Men's paradise and it is beautiful, it does not have electricity and other common amenities that we wanted to enjoy during family vacations. For several years while our children were little, we rented cabins along Lake Superior in Grand Marais and also west of Munising in the Autrain area. We realized that the central location of Munising is what felt most like home to us. We started looking for a cottage or cabin, but when we stumbled upon this very unique home we decided to make it our own. It has been the source of wonderful traditions and experiences for our family as well as many of our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake is a very unique, custom built home and we are proud to be the third owners of this special property built in 1980. The original owners designed and built the home with him being a custom builder and her being a highschool art teacher. You will enjoy many of the artistic elements in the design as well as the planning that maximized all views of the lake. For historic considerations, the stone foundation lamp-posts that welcome guests to Dancing Bear Lodge were originally located at the entry of the old Munising Walter Mather Highschool. When it closed in 1979 to make way for the current highschool which is located on Lake Superior, the lamp-posts were gifted to the original owner. We named our vacation property the Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake based on the current interior decor which includes elements of the dancing bears made famous by the 19th Century Artist, William Holbrook Beard.


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  • All Season Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake

    All Season Dancing Bear Lodge on Boot Lake

  • Garage

    Garage

  • Extra Barn for parking recreational vehicles

    Extra Barn for parking recreational vehicles

  • Brick Archway in Kitchen Area with View of Open Great Room

    Brick Archway in Kitchen Area with View of Open Great Room

  • Sitting Area with BookShelf Library

    Sitting Area with BookShelf Library

  • Nature's China Hutch

    Nature's China Hutch

  • Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling. All Windows View Lake.

    Living Room with Vaulted Ceiling. All Windows View Lake.

  • Gourmet Custom Kitchen with Large Workspace Island

    Gourmet Custom Kitchen with Large Workspace Island

  • Kid's Room- 4 Bunks

    Kid's Room- 4 Bunks

  • The Captain's Tub and Glass Shower

    The Captain's Tub and Glass Shower

  • Living Room view of Lake in Winter

    Living Room view of Lake in Winter

  • Kitchen with Large Island work space and cooktop

    Kitchen with Large Island work space and cooktop

  • Lake side of House with Wrap Around Deck

    Lake side of House with Wrap Around Deck

  • Living Room with view of vaulted beams

    Living Room with view of vaulted beams

  • Master Bedroom View of Lake and Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom View of Lake and Sitting Area

  • King Size Master Bed with View into Powder Room

    King Size Master Bed with View into Powder Room

  • Stone Fireplace with Dancing Bears

    Stone Fireplace with Dancing Bears

  • Sitting Area with Books and Games

    Sitting Area with Books and Games

  • Vaulted Ceiling in Master Bedroom

    Vaulted Ceiling in Master Bedroom

  • Dining Area with view of Boot Lake on Winter Day

    Dining Area with view of Boot Lake on Winter Day

  • Bedroom

    Bedroom

  • Dancing Bear half bath

    Dancing Bear half bath

  • View of Boot Lake from Kitchen and Living Room

    View of Boot Lake from Kitchen and Living Room

  • Double Oven in Kitchen

    Double Oven in Kitchen

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/21/2016
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