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Welcome to the Loon Lodge in Kalkaska, Michigan!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4 Perfect Upnorth Getaway!

The Loon Lodge is a Beautiful, newly renovated air conditioned cabin, right in the heart of Bear Lake Township in Kalkaska, MI! 1 Bedroom with Queen Bed, Fully Equip Kitchen (including silverware, dishes, cups, plates, etc.), Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa. Comfortable beds and convenient to everything you need! Fully Equip Kitchen, Fire pit, charcoal grills, private parking, next door to Shirley's Café, The Blue Buck on 72 and Dingman's Bar! Linens and towels (except beach towels) are provided. There is also access to washing machine and dryer for guest use only. There is also space to park trailer(s), ATV's, snow mobiles, etc. ( is not available or provided. Guests and residents use their own cellular hot spots via smart-phones). Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check Out is 11:00 a.m. Any questions please call Anita Hazelton at 989 619 6407

Paul Varchetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Paul Varchetti

The conception of “The Blue Buck on 72″ was an idea developed and constructed through the vision and passion of Julie and Paul Varchetti. As a lifelong “Down-stater”, Julie has returned to her family’s roots in Northern Michigan. Julie’s grandmother, Evelyn, was one of the original cooks for Dingman’s Bar and her father grew up on Bear Lake in the 1950′s. Although having grown up downstate, Julie and her husband, Paul, decided to head north and have their summer home on Cub Lake. Julie also owns and operates “Full Circle Resorts” in Bear Lake Township which is conveniently located next to the convenient store “ The Blue Buck on 72″ that features 2 beautifully renovated cabins, a large home on Cub Lake and 2 RV sites which can accommodate up to 42 foot motorhomes and offer full service hook-up.

Paul Varchetti purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Paul Varchetti chose Kalkaska

Bear Lake Township of Kalkaska, MI is still Michigan's little secret. It's so peaceful and so quiet, yet there is so much to do all year round. From Boating, to hunting to could never get bored here. Come see God's Country for yourself. It's truly amazing.

What makes this cabin unique

We are just down the street from cub lake and bear lake. Next door great breakfast café (Shirley's Diner), a grocery store (The Blue Buck on 72) and an old country bar, Dingman's. We are also right by some of the greatest trail heads for all of your snowmobiling, Hunting and ATV Riding.


Kalkaska Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Closet, Alarm Clock
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Welcome to the Loon Lodge in Kalkaska, Michigan!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Very clean!

  • 5 of 5

This is our family's second time staying here. The cabin is the cleanest cabin we have ever stayed in! It has entrance to the atv/orv trails right across the street and was perfect for us. Everything you need is provided, except your food and cloths of course. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"camping" at Loon Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our family was primitive camping on the manistee river and weathered a terrible rain storm. We were so happy to have a warm dry comfy cabin to call home. It was clean and well furnished and so close to places to eat. Shirleys cafe has excelent homemade cranberry walnut bread and Dingmans has the best olice burger Ive ever had. My only complaint would be the pillow (Im probably very picky and should have brought my own) but the bed was certainly comfortable and I slept well. We only used the TV briefly for weather reports but was good to have. Staff at the Blue Buck next door were helpful and accomodating. Was a great vacation and we will likely return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing little cabin with everything you need for a getaway. Everything is clean and newly remodeled. There is a little party store and BBQ place right next door as well as a restaurant you can walk to. Location is right on M-72 and easy to locate. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for snowmobiling!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for two of us that came up for three days of snowmobiling. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The trail is right across the road, with a gas station less than a mile away. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was a perfect location for 4 wheeling. The trail started across the road from the cottage and went for miles. It has a wonderful fire pit in the back that is shared by another cottage . The cottage was VERY clean and cute. The only problem was it's right on HWY 72 and that means the traffic is non stop. ( can't hear the sounds in the cottage). I'm glad we brought our own grill because the grills they have aren't very good. If it wasn't for the hwy, this little gem is perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Clean, new, and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
Dingman's Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timber Wolf
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shirley's Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bear Lake Public Beach
Car: recommended

We are located right on the corner of West Bear Lake Road and M-72NE. We have The Blue Buck on 72 on one side of us and Shirley's Café on the other side. Across the street is the trail head, which leads you to over 100 miles for snowmobiling in the winter, hunting during the season, dirk-biking or 4 wheeling in the summer. We are just .4 miles from 2 of the many lakes in Kalkaska. Cub Lake is known for the quietness and fishing. Bear Lake is a fun/All sports Lake and is also the 2nd clearest lake in the entire state of Michigan!! It looks as if you are in the's breathtaking.

Linens and Towels Included. Fish filet table available for check out at THE BLUE BUCK.



10973 M-72




Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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