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Winter Ski Weekends @ Shanty Creek Still Available! Book Now!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/3.5 bath Condo at Shanty Creek

Little Lodge is an updated, privately owned, ski-in/ski-out Sawtooth Condo with cathedral ceilings, updated decor, and beautiful views from all three balconies. Sip coffee in the mornings on your lake view balcony watching skiers in the winter and enjoy peaceful nature in the summer.

The Great Room has a warm and friendly "Up North" feel, including a custom field stone wood-burning fireplace (no need to purchase firewood as it's supplied for you). There is a bar, comfortable seating for several guests with a window wall sliding door open to amazing views.

Use the new 56" Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV to watch HD TV or for streaming your own Netflix accounts, YouTube, music, etc. Enhanced HD Cable Channels, high speed private WiFi (password given upon booking), and a telephone with free US calls is included for our guests.

The bedrooms are amazing! Two completely private lock-off bedrooms have cathedral ceilings, two beds each, separate entrances, private balconies, private full baths and closets, and a wet bar in each complete with a mini-fridge, microwave, and more. The loft bedroom overlooks the great room, with a private bathroom, closet, and bonus room that can be used for storage of luggage or outfitted for a kids' camp.

The kitchen is remodeled and completely stocked with everything you need from a weekend stay to a month long adventure. All new kitchen amenities to prepare family dinner including an eat-in bar with seating for four, and an expandable kitchen table. A washer/dryer off the kitchen will make this Sawtooth condo your favorite Shanty Creek stay.

Located within steps of the conference center, spa, fitness room, ski tickets booth, shuttle to Schuss and Cedar River Villages, and Lakeview Restaurant. You are at the center of everything while maintaining a private lodge feel. The indoor and outdoor pool passes are included! No driving required once you get here. The free shuttle will take you to the other villages (more dining, golf, and skiing opportunities), and downtown Bellaire.

Great getaway for all sports: golfing, skiing, tubing (New Adventure tubing run in back yard, adjacent to Summit Lodge), snowmobiling, hiking, biking, boating, wine tours and of course shopping.

A golfer's paradise; six golf courses within minutes from our location, including Shanty's finest Cedar River and The Legend Golf courses. Boaters can enjoy access to a beautiful private Beach Club on Lake Bellaire (pass required). Just enjoy the day here or take a scenic boat ride through the grass river which brings you into the world famous Torch Lake.

Centrally located to Torch Lake, Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Sleeping Bear Dunes with day trips to Mackinac Island and more, will make Little Lodge every family member's first choice of lodging when going "up north."

This place has it all: a Romantic Getaway, Family Fun Adventure Trip or a Guys/Girls Getaway. Large enough for multiple families. Perfect for a Golf Trip.

Call or email and let the fun begin.

More Details

Vonda Manga
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Vonda Manga

VPN Property Management is pleased to offer Little Lodge to our guests as part of our Premier Properties. We have the most desirable properties in northern Michigan. We believe in providing our guests with a great vacation experience and exceptional customer service.

Vonda Manga purchased this condo in 2017

What makes this condo unique

The beautiful views of Lake Bellaire. The proximity of other towns in Northern Michigan. The fireplace which allows a great cabin like atmosphere. People who spend a weekend in our condo always come back.


Bellaire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests locked out of property due to lost keys or keys locked in the home, will be charged $100 for staff to come in and assist in gaining reentry.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Area Bath - toilet
    Bedroom Right Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bedroom Left Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
  • Towels and linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom Right - 2 queen , Dresser/lamp, Alarm Clock, Full Bath, Mini Fridge, A/C
    Bedroom Left - 2 queen , Dresser/lamp, Alarm Clock, Full Bath, Mini Fridge, A/C
    Sofa Sleeper in Living Room - 1 queen , Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
    Upstairs Loft - 1 queen , A/C - Full Bath - Table - Heater - Wall Lamps
  • There is a adjoining room off of the loft bedroom which could be a children's playroom - or an area for sleeping bags or air mattresses.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

The great Belaire escape!

  • 5 of 5

We found the property to be very well maintained and exactly how it was described if not better. It was conveniently located for our ski weekend. A great time was had by all and we highly recommend it to future guests!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, Thank you so much for staying with us. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, clean, and well maintained accommodation for our guests and we are so happy that you found it to be that way and enjoyed your stay. Please come back anytime, you are always welcome! Happy New Year!
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skiing weekend

  • 4 of 5

very nice, cozy and clean with all amenities for a comfortable family weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Frank. We hope that you will consider staying again.
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Perfect ski getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was much larger than expected and the perfect amount of space for our 12 person party. It had everything that we forgot and more. We were able to have the majority of our meals there with ease. The rooms were extremely clean and cozy. The location was excellent with tubing and skiing right outside of the window. We utilized both Shanty and Schuss mountain. The restaurants and shops were right on site. The owners were extremely friendly, accommodating, and responsive. We could not have been happier and will definitely look to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick, Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will return for many more! The condo is in a beautiful location within the resort and central to many amenities. Thanks!
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Great Long Weekend for 3 Families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this condo over Super Bowl weekend 2018. The layout worked well for 3 families. Each family (2 adults & 2 kids) had their own sleeping space and bedroom. The balance of the condo gathering space was large enough for all of us to enjoy. We were happy to find the additional small refrigerators in the two bedrooms help hold all of the food each family brought. Way more food than we could all eat but that is how we roll. The unlimited firewood was a great perk too. A warm fire after cold days skiing was great. We all had a great time and will definitely consider this rental again for future trips.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful unit! Great for multiple families.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay - fireplace was wonderful. They even have a crockpot!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the area! The condo was clean with a nice layout. Everything was as promised. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Short's Brewing
Nearest Ferry
168 Miles
Lake Express Ferry - Muskegon, MI 49441
Nearest Golf
0.01 Miles
The Legend
Nearest Motorway
34 Miles
I-75 in Gaylord, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Lakeview Dining at Summit Village
Nearest Ski
0.01 Miles
Summit Village Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Beach Club for Summit Village
Car: necessary

Sawtooth is located within Summit Village at Shanty Creek Resorts. There are many amenities such as six golf courses, ski hills, tubing park, health club, and many restaurants in each village. We located here because it is central to beautiful lakes such as Torch Lake, Lake Bellaire, and Lake Michigan. It is also next to the quaint town of Bellaire which has many popular shops and restaurants such as Toonies, Moka, Bellaire Bar, and the famous Short's Brewery. The Dockside at Torch Lake near Alden is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Our condo is approximately thirty miles from Traverse City so you are close to the many festivals and wine tastings out on the peninsula. We are also within forty minutes of Charlevoix and Petoskey which have beautiful views of the water, unique shops, and wonderful restaurants and cafes. We are an equal distance from Odawa Casino in Petoskey, and Turtle Creek Casino in Williamsburg. This area has many beautiful things to see and do. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Also personal checks and money orders if received 30 days or more prior to arrival.

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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