Michigan Fly Fishing & Fun for the Whole Family!

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Comes stay with us in the privacy of the northern michigan woods. This unique custom built log home sits on the bank of the Manistee River and it features custom touches including handmade furniture and beautiful birch kitchen. Also has all the amenities of a fully equipped modern log home. Easily sleep 8 features a private master suite with private bathroom. 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 lodge 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. Call or text for details, kids under 10 stay FREE!***

4 bedroom 3 bath custom home with full kitchen, natural fire place, open floor plan, large dining area. Features out door fire pit, grills and large deck. Has view of the Manistee river from home. Private setting in the woods! **Please note if the lodge is booked be sure to ask about our Vertical Green Cabin, it may be available***

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 24...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke outside only, no exceptions. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We want your four legged friends to enjoy a nice family vacation as well, therefore pets will be considered with an additional deposit. Please call property manager for details....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom bunk room 1: 3 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3 loft: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4 Master Suite: 1 queen


  • there is enough beds for 12, but we only rent up to 3 couples max. or family's with kids of more then 6 ( total ) will be considered....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Our Deer Tracks Lodge 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 nearby! 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! **For the nature lovers, we also offer a spring horn hunt*** You will enjoy a family stroll through the ranch where you have opportunities to find large Elk and white tail horns that you can take home as a token of your visit***...moreless


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Situated on the banks of the beautiful Manistee River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Large dining area with river views. Great place for holiday gatherings. Additional seating in kitchen at breakfast bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Natural Fire Place...moreless

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Full set of towels for each guest provided also has laundry facility on site washer and dryer....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Full set of towels for each guest provided also has laundry facility on site washer and dryer....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen, all pans and utensils, toaster, coffee pot, all dishes....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two rivers meet at the front yard. big manistee, and North branch manistee. plenty of river to explore...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill outside...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Cross county ski right from the door to hundreds of state land....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee (up to 4) $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50


Pets are welcome for an additional pet fee of $50 per pet,

if pets are left alone, they must be put in a travel kennel.

make sure to let us know if you are planning on bringing your four legged friends!


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fife Lake Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Timber Ridge
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Yankee Boy
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Manistee Lake

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! Or if you enjoy local wine, schedule a tour on the beautiful peninsula, wine tasting and tours just 35 minutes away.


Manager info

Why Fife Lake, MI, USA:
Beautiful custom features throughout this log home. Wonderful details and modern conveniences all wrapped up on the bank of the Manistee River.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
This is one of 2 homes available for rent, if you have a large party rent them both and get a discount. Total housing with both units can sleep up to 12 to 15 people. We also offer our lodge dining hall within the Ranch for weddings and special occasions, call for all the details.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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