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Family Friendly, Manistee River All Season Fun!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bath, Sleeps 11, Situated On The Banks Of The Manistee River

Comes stay with us in the privacy of the northern michigan woods. This unique rustic style log cottage sits on the bank of the Manistee River and it features custom touches including handmade furniture and 1960's circa kitchen. Also has all the amenities of a fully equipped modern log home. Easily sleep 6-8 and features a private master suite with walk out to the patio and awesome views of the river. The manistee river is a popular spot for fly fishing, producing big browns and the occasion rainbow. Plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and tubing as well.

Features full equipped home, simply bring your family and get ready to make wonderful memories in our cottage in the woods. Located just 25 minutes east of traverse city. In conjunction with the 'deer tracks ranch' summer visitors have the chance to upgrade their stay package and tour the ranch on motorized vehicles for wild life viewing including, bison, elk, deer and much more. Or maybe you would like to climb our restored fire tower, to view hundreds of miles of serene country side.

Hunters bird and deer paradise, hundreds of acres of state land nearby. Also close to atv trails, for winter fun on your snowmobiles. 2 rivers is Fife Lake's new #1 destination. Call or text for details, $75 for each additional adult, kids under 12 stay FREE!***

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More Details

Property Manager
Belinda Mercado
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

What makes this lodge unique

We also offer our Main Lodge on the Deer Tracks property for weddings and or private parties. Please call for all details.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Captial Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
South Boardman

Make sure you make the trip to Traverse City for the National Cherry Festival in July. Many family fun activities, and the ever popular sweet red cherries. The festival features parades, sand castle building contests,food and spirits, movies by the bay, concerts, and fabulous fireworks display over the Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy a stroll down the historic streets of Traverse City which offer many boutiques and cozy restaurants. Also has several night clubs for an evening of fun!


Fife Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Custom tile work and double shower!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Home features 2 bathrooms, double head shower, fully stocked, hairdryer available.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bunk Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bedroom 2 sleep 3 comfortably, views of river
    Bedroom 4 Master - 1 queen , Private master with walk out doors to patio
    Bunk Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Each of 3 rooms features double on lower & single on upper
    Bunk Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed , 3 sets of bunk beds and private entrance
  • Queen bed with TV, and private patio doors to river side deck and grilling area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Our 2 Rivers Cottage is located just 25 minutes East of Traverse City which hosts many activities through out the year. Truly all seasons of fun! National cherry festival, locally the National Trout festival. Many more activities near by! Golf, Fish, trail ride, explore and hunt! Dont forget to check out our 'Deer Tracks Ranch' for fabulous hunt opportunities. Bag a world class buck! Or take a ride to Turtle Creek Casino and try your luck on the poker table or slots! Great dining and comedy club, just 20 minutes from us!


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Family Friendly, Manistee River All Season Fun!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Oak Forest, IL.

All the comforts of home in a beautiful, riverside rustic setting!!

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nice. Well maintained, everything worked, (well except for the fireplace which would have been nice). Plenty of room for a lot of people, but it was just me and my 2 dogs. Owners were very accommodating and everything I could possibly need was provided. Very well stocked!!! Very peaceful setting right along the Manistee river, even a spot to walk down and get your feet wet if you so desired. Wish I would have known ahead of time about the lack of cell-phone service, I would have prepared a little better. Overall I would highly recommend this place, for a large family or even just a couple looking for a peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, I am glad I was able to accommodate your stay at the very last minute. Good Management is key to last minute bookings :) It is so good to hear that you had a relaxing time with your dogs, hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Commerce Township

Love the place

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here several times now. Beautiful place all around.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin! Well stocked, very comfortable, beautiful view of the river, very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Great kayaking and fishing. Very relaxing, peaceful, beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for a weekend of fishing in Northern Michigan

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean and had all the amenities. It was a pleasure staying here. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Cabin is well maintained and reminds me of the resort on the Pere Marquette River called the Barothy Lodge. The view of the river is amazing. There are many small details to the cabin that make it very comfortable and make it feel a lot like home.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you enjoyed it and will plan on returning next year. Was so good to see you :) Thanks for the kind words, it is a great place to stay ! Till next year, tightlines and sunshine!
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Chesterfield, Va

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in this totally awesome cabin in northern Michigan! Beautiful setting on the Manistee River. Outside looks like a little hunting cabin but inside is totally re-done in rustic decor and beautiful. Very clean. Owners very friendly and helpful. Plenty of room for a large extended family!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your time at the cabin. We hope you will be scheduling another visit with us next year. Thanks again, glad we were able to fit you in and that we had amazing weather during your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (up to 4) $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Pets are welcome for an additional pet fee of $50 per pet, if you leave the house, pets must be in a crate or traveling pen. make sure to let us know if you are planning on bringing your four legged friends! *****ALL NIGHTLY RATES ARE BASED ON A 4 PERSON STAY ADDITIONAL ADULTS ARE $75 PER NIGHT******


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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