This fabulous lodge is ideally located near Lake Huron and less than 2 hours from Detroit and surrounding areas. It is perfect for large family or corporate gatherings. It can easily accommodate 14-16 guests very comfortably as it has 6 bedrooms. Call if you have a even larger group, we have a one bedroom executive cabin next door (See VRBO listing 727689) with the ability to house 4 more (hide a bed and one full in another bedroom). Combo rates may apply if you choose to book both. Also, we have plenty of RV space and a rustic bunkhouse with wood stove that can sleep an additional 6 guests comfortably. This booking includes one very large lodge with 6 bedrooms and two full baths. Excellent golfing in the area, both Huron Breeze and Red Hawk are outstanding. Lodge is very well maintained and offers all the comforts of home including satellite TV, high speed internet access, washer, dryer, propane grill and outside fire pit. It includes over 900 acres on two parcels and is full of trails and woods. There is a state park very near the property with a beach and play area for all the kids. It is close to world class duck and deer hunting, fishing, boating, four-wheeling and any outdoor activity. The nearby property has a large pond with great fishing on the property and one parcel also adjoins Lake Huron. There are many launches nearby, if you bring the boat. Ideal for corporate team building by day and Roasting marshmellows in a very relaxing environment by night. Bring your horses, snowmachines, or four wheelers. Enjoy miles of trails on one of the largest private tracts in Northern Michigan. Enjoy winery tours by day, and a night at the nearby Casino or a relaxing frosty with dinner to cap off the night.
Owned over 30 years and is ideal for large gatherings of outdoor enthusiasts.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Mary Anderson
Family Hunting Lodge that has been in the family for over 30 years and primarily been used for a Christian retreat and family fun.
Mary Anderson purchased this Lodge in 1980
Why Mary Anderson chose Au Gres
Avid outdoor lovers
What makes this Lodge unique
Lots of nature, quiet setting with all the features outdoor lovers need. Contact us about hunting options for Turkey, Archery Deer, Ducks, Geese, and more!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Decent place for larger group
There were people staying in the house a few yards from the one we rented when we first got there. They weren't super friendly and made us a little uncomfortable with their stares and walk-bys to the garbage. Fortunately the men left then next day and we had the space to ourselves the rest of our visit. It was just disappointing that we were required to rent for a minimum of three nights, but shared the property one of them. It wasn't clear to us from the description how close the two houses would be and it seemed like there would be more of a yard than there was. The water had a really bad taste so we wound up buying bottled water. One of the burners on the stove also didn't work. I wished there were better instructions on how they wanted us to handle things like laundry after we used it and garbage (we assumed to put the garbage out in the bin and the towels in the laundry room). There were plenty of miscellaneous things around for anyone who might have forgotten something, which was helpful. It was also nice to be so close to the beach and to have a bonfire ring for the evenings. We made do with the lawn space we had to play the games we brought. All in all it was a nice place for a larger group (we had 12).
Thanks for your stay and glad you had a nice time with a lot of people in your group. I did e mail both parties, as we always do, to give plenty of time to adjust plans if anyone is staying in the adjacent place. It's rare, but we always let renters know. I will update the listing to be more specific as to what to do with garbage, dirty towels and such. Most simply understand to place it in the dumpster and provided dirty clothes hampers. Again, thanks for staying, we consistently hear what a wonderful place for a very large group like your-
Cool place for larg family get together
For someone who planned on cooking for a large group I had a hard time with the cook ware. Skillets were nasty scratched Teflon and oven was to dirty to use.
Bedding was decent and plenty of games to keep everyone busy. Park close by was great for kids and some fishing area.
Could tell used mostly by hunters who don’t pay attention to cleanliness.
Overall had a good time with family.
Would I go back? No , not my personal cup of tea.
Very happy you found your stay comfortable with plenty of games and things to do. The location and space certainly are better than many, as your party had quite a few. We pride ourselves on upkeep, and cleanliness and have never had a comment to the contrary. However, we will review and replace the cooking supplies as needed. Although it's hunting themed, most find the space and ability to entertain large groups economically great as you did. Thanks again for your stay.
Spacious property with sprit
Our stay was pretty comfortable, the propety is good located, with enough space to sleep, well maintained. It needed to get fresh air inside. Communication with the owner was smooth.
Very happy you found your stay comfortable, and the property is well maintained. The location and space certainly are better than many, as your party had nearly 20. We pride ourselves on upkeep, and had just cleaned the carpets prior to your stay. We typically allow a week between carpet cleaning and guests, but was glad to be able to help with your last minute needs for a large place to stay. Thanks again.
Great for large group, amenities we're convenient, lots of space to gather inside and out.
The multiple bedrooms were a plus for our group of 11 with 2 full baths. Lots of space to gather with open floor plan in TV and dining area. The Home Away App shared everything that we needed during the rental period. The amenities including WiFi, Netflix, large kitchen and bedding/towels was a bonus from other rental experiences. I was disappointed about the lack of defined walking trails on the property as the acreage was intriguing to our group. We had beautiful fires thanks to the provided firewood! We played the Huron Breeze course and appreciated their hospitality. Overall, the group enjoyed our trip - thank you for having us!
Unique Spacious Lodge - Minutes from Rifle River
Place was unique to say the least. Wall mounts were definitely a topic when you entered the room - must be plenty of family history behind them. Rented this spacious lodge for our annual family canoe trip and with 6 bedrooms and 2 baths it was just right for our family of 12. Family room/kitchen had everything you needed and then some. Had some rain but was still able to have bonfires every night along with smores and it's always a plus when the firewood is ready available. Barbequed one night on the gas grill and ordered pizza from down the street - we picked it up but they actually do deliver. Great restaurants in town and the Rifle River and Russel's canoe livery were only minutes away - we opted to rent rafts instead of tubes as it was a little chilly on Saturday morning but we had a great time. There was plenty of parking and a large area for playing our outdoor games - CanJam and Beanbag Toss. There is also another smaller cabin adjacent to the lodge which you can rent if you had a family reunion and needed more space but I do think it would have been a little awkward if somebody was renting it because it is literally right next door which means you wouldn't have the place to yourself and you would be sharing the firepit/property with strangers. I didn't realize this until after the fact but nobody rented it so it had no effect on us. The owner, Mary, was easy to reach and responded quickly to all my emails and provided me with plenty of information regarding the canoe liveries in the area. Although, it seems to be a "Hunter's Paradise", it definitely has many other qualities that makes it a "Unique Place for All".
Thank you for your kind summary of the property. We do communicate with guest in the event others will be staying in the nearby cabin. However it has only happened a time or two, and I will plan to note it on the listing as a thoughtful communication. Thanks again for your nice words and ideas.
I would highly recommend this cabin. The large table was great for meals and family games. The firepit was nice. Everyone had a great time and we will be returning!
Casino is in Standish under 20 miles away. Winery tours begin here.
Additional information about rental rates
Please bring your own toys. Due to Liability concerns, Snowmachines, Four Wheelers, Boats etc are not included. All utensils, cook stoves, microwaves, etc are available to use.