Crystal Ponds Lodge in the Manistee National Forest(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Sleeps 20 With a Master Bedroom and 9 Stacked Double Beds With Privacy Curtains.
Cozy up to a large fireplace and enjoy the Flat screen T.V. and full sized bar. There are local places near by to get fire wood.
The glassed-in front porch has a full size pool table and dart board, overlooking the 2.5 Acre Pond.
One and 1/2 baths, a Master bedroom and 9 stacked full size beds accommodate a large group. Bring linens along with you (sleeping bags or bedding, towels & toiletries).
The kitchen is stocked with dishes, utensils, pots & pans and some dish towels. In place of an oven, there is microwave and a large restaurant style triple-burner griddle which cooks 6-8 large steaks or a complete breakfast all at once.
Bring Charcoal to grill outside and eat your meal on the picnic tables in natures serenity. Later, sit around the campfire and relax. There is a row boat for your use. Please use the life preservers.
For a small fee you can launch a boat on the Big Manistee River at Matson's Campground just down the road. WE ONLY RENT WEEKS, SUNDAY TO SUNDAY IN JULY AND AUGUST.
THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU.
Bedding or sleeping bags including pillows
Bath towels, wash rags and toiletries
Extra paper towels
Charcoal and lighter fluid
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Best time to call is 5 pm -9 pm Eastern time.
Member since: 2015
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Smoking Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 20
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 13 people
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Open April through November. SUNDAY TO SUNDAY WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY, JULY AND AUGUST
CHECK IN 3:00 pm CHECK OUT 11:00 am Unless otherwise arranged.
Checks payable to: Jerry Shaffer - 2294 Bialik Rd., Manistee MI 49660
$100 Non=refundable deposit to hold dates. Balance due 2 weeks prior to stay
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Manistee is a charming Victorian city. Visit the museum on beautiful river street featuring the lumber days era during the late 1800's. Enjoy the fourth of July celebration, and many summer festivals. Shop river street downtown Manistee. There is a fitness center in town for your enjoyment. Try your luck at Little River Casino. Hang out at one of the three beaches: Douglas park on Lake Michigan, Fifth Avenue beach on Lake Michigan, and Man Made Lake. Enjoy one of the local golf ranges. All just 15 minutes away. Take a scenic drive up M-22 to Onekama, Frankfort and Empire. Hike or bike the national forest just outside the lodge door.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: Jerry & Jo Shaffer. We met 25 years ago in Grand Haven Michigan. Our love of the out doors and traveling brought us to Manistee 15 years ago. It was quite a change from the hustle and bustle we were used to.
Why the Owner Chose Manistee, MI, USA:
When we saw the Lodge overlooking the pond, we knew we had to have it. We've had many family reunion's here ourselves. Memories we will never forget. We try to keep our prices reasonable so other families can experience the same thing.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The Lodge offers family bonding. It is also great for fishing, golfing, car and motorcycle groups. Before we moved up here, Jerry and I used to come by ourselves, which is also very relaxing and enjoyable for couples. Mornings are so serene, and most of the time you'll catch deer or wild turkey hanging out by the pond. Just down the road is a campground on the river where you can launch your boat for a small fee. They also have a small store for necessities.
- Primary: +1 231-398-3004 Best time to call is 5 pm -9 pm Eastern time.
Sit around the camp fire and enjoy the peace.
Crystal Ponds Lodge over looks a 2.5 acre pond
There is a row boat for your use on the pond. Wear life jackets.
The large bar is a great gathering spot.
The fully stocked kitchen includes a large restaurant style griddle
9 stacked double beds for up to 18 people. Curtains offer privacy.
Enjoy our Crystal Clear Pond
The pond is spring fed, and flows from two other ponds above it.
The 2.5 acre pond is loaded with fish, turtles and frogs
Just behind the pond is a grove of pine trees with path to the river
There is a large parking area. Cook dinner on the Charcoal grill.
Take a leisurely walk around the pond.
Have fun on the full sized pool table, or with a game of darts.
There is an over sized fire place, and large flat screen T.V in the great room
One Master bedroom with a full sized bed.
The pond is great for family fishing
Enjoy your dinner in a peaceful setting
Wild life is all around the Lodge
Take a 5 minute walk to the Big Manistee River
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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