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Michigan Fly Fishing & Fun For The Whole Family!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Custom Log Home Sleeps 6-8 Sits On The Manistee River..

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. It is the best trout tributary east of the Rocky Mountains. 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. Summer visitors may get an opportunity 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 12 stay FREE!***

When getting a quote please do not enter how many kids, the system is not calculating right, only enter number of adults*** Thank you

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***

More Details

Property Manager
Belinda Mercado
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Why Belinda Mercado chose Northwest

Beautiful custom features throughout this log home. Wonderful details and modern conveniences all wrapped up on the bank of the Manistee River.

What makes this lodge unique

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.


Fife Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on suite private in master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom bunk room 1 - 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Master Suite - 1 queen
  • Our max in this unit is 6-8 adults *Children under 12 stay free* No more than 12 total, which would include children. **Will not consider over 8 adults for this unit** Thank you!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
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***


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Michigan Fly Fishing & Fun For The Whole Family!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Saint Joseph, MI

For those who want to 'get away'

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay when you need to unwind & get away from the world (cell service is non-existent). Located in the middle of the woods, on a river, with only the sounds of nature -- couldn't have asked for anything more. Will be back when the fall color season begins.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property on the Manistee River!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a beautiful setting on the Manistee River. The home owner was fantastic and the accommodations were everything we thought, and more! We loved our long weekend and look forward to booking more time there in the upcoming months! There was nothing we would change about our stay...the description on the website matched what we experienced. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely gorgeous with so many neat little details at every turn. The pictures don't do the home justice! What was even better was the view of the river. We had 5 kids ranging from ages 1 to 10 and they all had a blast in the river. We tubed and kayaked down the river several times. We also went to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City.

The owner of the property lived down the street and was a great host! Our party could not say enough good things about him. He did not bother us just stopped by to take out the trash and offered an awesome tour of his property. What a great gem we found. We are going to try and do this again next year but bring more couples to enjoy it also. Just so you know the cell service is extremely spotty at the house but was able to get full service 2 miles down the street if needed. He also has a land line for any emergencies.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. It was great meeting you! Glad that you connected with the owner and were able to tour the ranch and fire tower with your family. We had perfect weather during your stay, it made the usually very cold river enjoyable! Hope to see you again next season :)
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A beautiful nature getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family composed of two 1-year olds, three couples in their 20s, and two grandparents in their 60s. ALL ten of us had an absolute blast. There is so much this house has to offer! It has so much character and warmth, but also has the rustic feel of a true log cabin (with all the amenities, of course).

We had bon fires, fished in the Manistee River, took advantage of the huge yard to play outdoor games, lazily floated down the river in tubes, hiked at nearby Sand Lakes Quiet Area, and did all sorts of activities in Traverse City and the surrounding area. The owners couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating.

Most of my family had not been to Michigan or ever been this "detached" from it all (there is usually no cell service at the cabin). But everyone loved the peaceful nature scenes all around them and quickly forgot about their cell phones. By the time we left everyone was in love with this part of the country.

My only caution would be how far off the beaten path the cabin is. It's about 30-minutes off I-75 and feels out there, but again, we loved how peaceful everything was.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI

Annual Camping Trip

  • 5 of 5

We host an annual camping trip every year with friends and finding a place big enough to house everyone is a challenge. However, this place was very roomy and plenty to do! The river is just a quick walk for tubing, an amazing fire pit and plenty of yard to play games. Lilly and Jamie were great hosts and answered all our questions about the area. We are definitely keeping this on our short list for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI

Annual Camping Trip

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place! Very private and fun time with a group of friends. Tubing in the river, laying out watching the stars at night, playing corn hole, or just hanging out around the fire pit. Lilly and Jamie were amazing and very helpful with answering our questions about the area. This is definitely on our short list for next years annual trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Fife Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yankee Boy
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Fife Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 13 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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! *****ALL NIGHTLY RATES ARE BASED ON A 4 PERSON STAY ADDITIONAL ADULTS ARE $75 PER NIGHT******


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