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Attn Snowmobilers and Skiers. Perfect location for all your winter activities.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Easy trail access. Park in the driveway and ride your sleds from there.

Plenty of parking for trucks and trailers.

Home of the World Famous Snowman Cam!

WI-FI - Gas Fireplace - 55" Flat Screen HD TV, Pool Table - Bar - Satellite TV with Movies and Sports.

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, family room, dining area, walkout basement.

Set on 180 acres, nicely wooded with mature trees, this property is near the Wilderness Valley and Black Forest Golf Courses.

All Wilderness Valley amenities, including access to private lake, beach and picnic grounds.

Fully equipped kitchen includes, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, cookware, dishes, utensils, and other small appliances. Dining room table and snack bar seats 8-10 people.

Other amenities include free WI-FI high speed internet, gas forced air heat, window air, gas fireplace, washer, dryer, large deck, 55" Flat Screen HD TV, DirecTV with movie and sports channels, outdoor gas barbecue, camp fire pit and ample parking.

Bedrooms include a king size, queen size, double or twin beds and am/fm clock radio. All linens are provided.

Living room includes 55" Flat Screen HD TV, DVD player, and VCR.

Located just off a paved county road for convenient easy access.

Plenty of snowmobile/ORV trailer parking.

Direct access to groomed DNR snowmobile trails.

Great place to ride your off road vehicles, ATV, ORV, dirtbikes. Direct access to official DNR ORV trails nearby. Most county roads are open to ORVs. Enjoy 1000s of miles of great riding in Otsego, Crawford, Kalkaska and Antrim Counties.

The air conditioning is provided by window air conditioners on the main level only. One in the master bedroom and one in the kitchen/dining room/living room area. The lower walkout level stays cool in the summer months and does not require air conditioning. The upper level bedroom has a sliding glass door and balcony, which usually provides for cooling during the night.

WARNING: There is a live webcam with sound mounted to the outside of the house facing into the woods. It's on 24/7 showing viewers from around the world the wildlife that comes to the house.

More Details

Owner
Ken Borton
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ken Borton

Ken and his wife Brenda have been in the property management business for 40 years. They own and manages seven vacation homes in the Gaylord area. They guarantee you will be satisfied with your stay. If something is not right and it's in their control, they will make it right. You have their name on it.

Ken Borton purchased this house in 1995

Why Ken Borton chose Gaylord

The home and area offers four seasons of fun. Golf and ATV riding in the summer. Beautiful fall color tours. A winter sports paradise. Spring brings new wildflowers, hikes and morel mushroom hunting.

Gaylord has always been my first choice for vacations. It gave me a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the peace and quiet of northern Michigan.

What makes this house unique

During the winter months, enjoy the convenience of parking your sleds right out side your door. Fire them up in the morning a head out for a day of spectacular riding. My favorite day trip is going to the Mackinac Bridge and back.

Amenities

Gaylord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Located on main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on walkout level.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located on upper level.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Located on main floor.
    2nd Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Located on main floor.
    3rd bedroom on upper level. - 2 twin/ single , Also has a half bath.
    4th bedroom on walkout level. - 3 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
WARNING: There is a live webcam with sound mounted to the outside of the house facing into the woods. It's on 24/7 showing viewers from around the world the wildlife that comes to the house.

Reviews

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Attn Snowmobilers and Skiers. Perfect location for all your winter activities.
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Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved being in the woods and seeing all the animals..had a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Ken was super accommodating as the owner, and even greeted us personally when we arrived. We had a wonderful time skiing at Tree Tops and then coming back to the warm, secluded cottage. Kids loved the snowman cam that was just outside their window and saw plenty of wildlife. This is the perfect place for skiers and snowmobilers to stay during the winter. Description and pictures accurately describe the place and amenities. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place

  • 5 of 5

It was great

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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5

Nice clean home in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 staying at the house and it fit is well for our snowmobiling trip. Had plenty of parking for our trailers . Ken was exceptionally nice and just a phone call away if we needed anything . We enjoyed watching the snowman cam and watching and feeding all the wildlife . We will return soon. Thank u Ken for renting your property to us .

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great place Ken was great will book again

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Clean and calm Cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is exactly what you would expect for this type of Home in the woods.

Plenty of room , quiet, peaceful, and pretty much all amenities and in a fun area. Takes 20 minutes to La Senoritas in Gaylord. For a quicker meal Lakes of the North is 5 minutes away. I would recommend for anyone looking for a great cabin " Up North".

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even though the home is located in a private, secluded area, you can be in town in less than 20 minutes and have access to many services.

The air conditioning is provided by window air conditioners on the main level only. One in the master bedroom and one in the kitchen/dining room/living room area. The lower walkout level stays cool in the summer months and does not require air conditioning. The upper level bedroom has a sliding glass door and balcony, which usually provides for cooling during the night.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.