The Lodge at Loon Lake is situated on a 2 acre wooded lot overlooking pristine Loon Lake. The Lodge is only available on a Sunday checkin and Saturday check out basis. Loon Lake is approximately 120 acres in size and is located within the Huron National Forest. The 4 bedroom lodge sits above the lake facing west. Every evening brings incredible sunsets over the lake. Only about one third of the shoreline has homes and cottages. The rest of the shoreline is nature at its best. If you are looking for a noisy, loud, power boating lake this is NOT IT. Loon Lake is a quiet, beautiful lake where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, relaxing on the water and viewing beautiful sunsets. The Lodge at Loon Lake was built in the 1950's and still has that special north woods feel and atmosphere. The entire exterior has been log sided with field stone trim. All the furniture, bedding and decorations have a north woods look. The interior is all knotty pine with wood floors. The large living room has a high ceiling with a stone fireplace. The dining room table can sit up to 8 persons and has a door wall that leads to the upper deck overlooking the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. There is also a small bistro table ideal for having morning coffee and looking over the lake. The master bedroom has a king bed and bathroom. There is a full second bathroom located next to both the Moose and Bear bedrooms. Both of these bedrooms have queen size beds. There is also an upstairs sleeping loft overlooking the main living area which has 4 twin beds. There is a fully equipped laundry room downstairs. On the outside of the lodge and facing the lake is a screen house located under the upper deck, There is also a field stone barbecue and a fire ring for campfires. With the lodge located above the lake there is a stepped walkway down to the lake side decks and water. Here there is a fishing boat with electric trolling motor, 4 person paddle boat, canoe and 2 kayaks along with a shed containing seat cushions, life vests and other water toys.
- Lodge2200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay6 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
About Jerry Helmicki
We originally purchased the Lodge in 1987 and it quickly became our favorite place to be. It actually reinforced our love of country living that lends itself to a simpler life. We love canoeing, hiking and horses. We actually had a couple of horses at the Lodge for several years. Then in 1995 we jumped into a new lifestyle by purchasing the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch in Colorado! Unfortunately we had to sell the lodge to make that dream possible. We never thought we would have the opportunity to return to our Lodge on Loon Lake. Well, obviously we were able to make that happen. In August of 2011 the opportunity to repurchase the property presented itself.
Jerry Helmicki purchased this Lodge in 2011
Why Jerry Helmicki chose Rose City
Providing great hospitality for people to relax and enjoy the great outdoors has become our passion and we are delighted to be able to share this special place. Waking up to the morning call of the loons on the lake followed by coffee out on the deck while a bald eagle soars over head....WOW it is the best! You will soon discover why this is a 'little piece of heaven!'
What makes this Lodge unique
Our Lodge provides an opportunity to bring both family members and friends to a unique environment that provides a peaceful getaway from your everyday life.
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Once again, we had a great time at Loon Lake. Beautiful views and a lovely cottage. We can't wait to return.
I'd recommend to anyone
If peace and quiet and beautiful views are what you're looking for this is the place. Had a great time and all the different boats available for use were a plus.
Perfect accommodations for our family
Great family place very comfortable! Swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing was perfect!
Very nice relaxing place
The Home is well equipped and in a very quiet location. Deck is perfect for just relaxing and enjoying
the great views of the lake. Owners provide a boat with electric trolling motor, canoe, 2 kayaks
and a paddle boat for exploring the lake. Nice time sitting around the firepit and listening to the
Loons. If your looking for a place to just relax and enjoy nature this is it.
We had a wonderful six day stay at this beautiful Lodge on Loon Lake. We enjoyed time with our children and grandchildren. There were nine of us, and the kids swam, kayaked, fished, used the paddleboat, and just had a great time. There was also time to catch a movie in West Branch and also our daughter and granddaughter went horseback riding in Vanderbilt. The home is beautiful, and had everything we needed. The view is amazing, and a lot of time was spent on the deck overlooking the lake. We heard the Loons many times, and even saw two Eagles. We made wonderful memories with our family. Thank you for sharing this wonderful home with us.
Get place to relax and get away from it all!
This is a wonderful place for a large group - plenty of beds.
Our family wanted to chill out together for a week and this was a great place to do that.
We never left the lodge except to go to the grocery store and hike once along the Au Sable river . My sons did go golfing one day and loved the golf course (it was about a 30 min. Drive away.)
The swimming raft was a huge hit as was the paddle boat, canoe and fishing boat. Just wish the fish were biting more!!!!
Make sure you bring fans with you - it can get very warm in the lodge from the afternoon sun coming in the lake facing Windows.
The stars at night are truly amazing since there are minimal lights around the lake. And the sunsets are gorgeous!
I have to say I have been missing the sound of the loons with my morning coffee and the beauty of the bald eagles.
Located within the Huron National Forest are miles of roads suitable for sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Within a 30 minute drive are several golf courses - West Branch Country Club, Greenbriar, Sidewinder, Fairview, Dream Golf Course and Apple Valley. A 10 minute drive from Loon Lake will bring you to the AuSable River - one of the few 'Scenic Wild Rivers' - open to rafting, canoeing, trout fishing, tubing, kayaking, and swimming. A short distance from the Lodge is the Rifle River Recreational Area. This area includes miles of hiking trails, canoeing, fishing and picnic grounds. Less than a 1/2 hour drive is the victorian town of West Branch where shoppers can take advantage of the outlet shops.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The lodge is only rented on a 6 night Sunday to Saturday weekly basis. THE HOUSEKEEPING FEE IS INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY RATE. Sunday checkin is 1:00PM. Saturday checkout is 1:00PM.