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Last updated: 07/05/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

A 2 Building Lodge W/ Sleeping For 10+, Plenty Of Parking Close To Lake And Bar

The Guidepost is a 2 building lodge right in the heart of Clear Lake ( officially Foster Township), just 15 minutes from !-75, as well as from West Branch, Rose City and St. Helen.

The main house is designed as a lodge, with two rooms. One room is a 3/4 bathroom with a shower, as well as a regular size washer & dryer. The main room is a studio floor plan with a complete kitchen, including a refrigerator, stove and microwave. High ceilings and 14 windows provide a lot of light and a sense of openness. There is also a dining area, TV section (DVD player, no cable), couch, tables and chairs, and 5 twin beds. There is room to add more beds if desired. Total of 900 square feet.
Charcoal grill, coffee maker, linens, towels and paper products are provided. We also have a fire pit (firewood can be purchased at the corner store) and horseshoe pits.

The second building is ideal for vacationers who need a lot of beds, or just want more space to relax. The second building is also 2 rooms. The main room is an open floor plan including a bar with a full sink and refrigerator, 5 twin beds (and room for more) couch, chairs and tables, and a Foosball table . There is a half bath, wheel chair accessible. Overall this adds an additional 900 square feet.

Both houses were completely refurbished in the last 3 years, with a rustic cabin decor.

The buildings are located on a corner lot just across from Clear Lake, and yards from the Clear Lake Party Store, DNR boat launch, Clear Lake Bar & Grill, also the Side Door Restaurant. The Guidepost was formally a gas station and store, so it has plenty of parking for your cars and toys. The property is about a quarter acre, with room to set up yard games and have a campfire.

Across the street, Clear Lake has a marina with pontoon, fishing boats, & kayaks with dock space rentals, a public boat launch and beach. May want to call ahead to reserve boat or dock space (989 345-2549). It is a beautiful all sports lake .

About a mile away is a public park with tennis courts, softball diamond, covered picnic area, barbecue grills and a basketball court also swings and slides.

The Guidepost is just 15 minutes from several towns which have golf courses, restaurants and bars. West Branch has 3 golf courses as well as an outlet mall and many nice restaurants, fast food, bars, a cinema, bowling alleys, and putt putt golf..

There are several lakes in addition to Clear Lake, for fishing and boating. There are rivers for canoeing & tubing within 25 miles. The area is also very popular with hunters (state land), off road riders and a trail head 2 miles away at the Ogemaw National Forest, there are plenty of trails for all of your favorite outdoor activities (ATV's can travel on the side of the road). Hiking and bike trails are 5 miles away with car parking.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 07/05/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    If pets are aloud, owner must pick up after them and dispose in trash....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The secondary house is wheel chair accessible. He main house is easily accessible, but the bathroom is three steps up from the main floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10

  • Bedroom 1: 3 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed


  • There is plenty of floor space to add addtional beds (stored next door), a full size couch, and a blow-up mattress for extra sleeping options....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • The bathroom in the bunk house is a toilet and sink.


  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    The secondary house has a Foosball table. Lots of yard for games and horseshoe pits with a fire pit also....moreless

  • Games:

    There are a few board games and playing cards in the corner cabinet next to the TV....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Our place is directly across the street from Clear Lake, a 171 acre all sports lake. The marina has boats and docks for rent. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Clear Lake is an idyllic resort community located about 10 miles from West Branch, Rose City and St. Helen. Located next to the national Forest, there is plenty of fishing, hunting, and outdoor sport...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Bunk house has a bar that sets 5 and a table that sets 4, also a table and chairs for outside. A card table and chairs too....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heet in both houses...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All new linen purchased in 2013...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area in both houses. Main house has TV, couch and two chairs. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty of parking!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels for showers and the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There is enough for 10+ guests...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in the main house (refridgerator, stove, microwave, silvewared and plateware, toaster, double sink. The secondary house has a bar area, full double sink and medium size refridgerator...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    In main house only....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    toaster, microwave, blender, coffee maker...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size in the main house, and a medium size refridgerator in the secondary house....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Rentals are available next to the public boat access....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a large parking area in front of both houses. The secondary house has a covered awning area in the front for sitting and entertaining ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several golf courses are just 15 minutes away. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lots of places within 20 to enjoy the rivers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There is a tennis court 1 mile away at the public park...moreless



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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bay City Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Clear Lake Bar
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Dream/The Nighmare, West Branch Country Club
14 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Side Door Restaurant, Clear Lake Bar & Grill
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Clear Lake

Clear Lake (Foster Township) is located between West Branch, Rose City and St. Helen, each about 14 miles away. It is a quaint community with several lakes, two restaurants, a corner grocery store, ATM's full service marina and a recreation park.

Clear Lake is located next to the Ogemaw National Forest, with plenty of trails for hunting snowmobiling, ATV and bike riding, etc.

In addition to Clear lake, there are several other lakes within 5 miles, providing fishing and boating opportunities. There are public launches, and Clear Lake also has s full service marina with fuel, boats and docks.

If you enjoy golfing there are 3 excellent courses within 15 minutes. West Branch hosts The Dream and The Nightmare, as well as the West Branch Golf & Country Club (public).

The public park is just one mile away from the property. The park has a softball field, tennis courts, basketball court, pavilion, picnic tables and barbecue grills.

About 3 miles away is a small game reserve, with plenty of wildlife for the kids to feed and pet.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: i grew up in Michigan, and spent as much of my summers and weekends in the Clear Lake area, where much of my family lives. I now have four kids, who are part of the 5 generations of our family that enjoys Clear Lake.

Why West Branch, MI, USA:
We bought the Guidepost in 2007, with the goal of rebuilding and restoring the property into a place that could handle our large family. It was important to also preserve the hisotry of the Gudepost in the community. The buildings were rebuilt from the foundation, completely replacing the plumbing, well, electric, floors, windows, walls, etc. The inside and outside have a rustic up north decor. We also chose the Guidepost for its location, close to all community amenities and just down the street from the first cabin my great grandfather owned.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 07/05/2016

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  • Bathroom has full size shower

    Bathroom has full size shower

  • Bathroom also contains a full size washer and dryer

    Bathroom also contains a full size washer and dryer

  • Between the 2 houses is a large parking lot

    Between the 2 houses is a large parking lot

  • Main house

    Main house

  • Bathroom has full sink and plenty of drawers and cabinet for storage

    Bathroom has full sink and plenty of drawers and cabinet for storage

  • The property is right on the corner of Clear Lake Road and Grass Lake road.

    The property is right on the corner of Clear Lake Road and Grass Lake road.

  • Each building has 900 sq.feet and sleeping for 5+.  Main house is on the right.

    Each building has 900 sq.feet and sleeping for 5+. Main house is on the right.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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