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Crystal Ponds Lodge in the Manistee National Forest

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Sit around the camp fire and enjoy the peace.

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 20 With a Master Bedroom and 9 Stacked Double Beds With Privacy Curtains.

Great for groups, family reunions, or couples. The Lodge has 1600 sq. ft. of living with a large 28' x 30' main living area.

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
Tinfoil
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+1 231-398-3004
Best time to call is 5 pm -9 pm Eastern time.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one adult aged 21 or over present...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 20

  • Great Room: 9 double

    Stacked full size beds with privacy curtains...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 double

    ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    2.5 Acre Crystal Clear pond. Great fun-filled fishing for the family in the free row boat. Also, just a 5 minute walk to the Big Manistee River...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Full size bar with 9 stools & Kitchen table with 4 chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    We do not provide wood, but there are local providers nearby....moreless

  • Heating

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    A large peculator style coffee pot is also provided if preferred. Coffee station loaded with cups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Stocked with dishes, utensils, pots & pans. We provide some paper towels, but for your convenience, you may want to bring paper plates, and additional paper towels or napkins. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Restaurant style griddle & 2 gas burners...moreless

  • Toaster:

    A couple toasters for large groups....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Free Row Boat for your use. Please use life preservers. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large charcoal grill, picnic tables and outdoor fire pit. Charcoal not provided....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $138
Fri, Sat
$875

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes:

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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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee Blacker Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ricos Bar & Grill
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington Badger
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manistee National
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-55
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ricos Bar & Grill
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan -1st Street Beach

Car: Recommended

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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Photos

  • Sit around the camp fire and enjoy the peace.

    Sit around the camp fire and enjoy the peace.

  • Crystal Ponds Lodge over looks a 2.5 acre pond

    Crystal Ponds Lodge over looks a 2.5 acre pond

  • There is a row boat for your use on the pond.  Wear life jackets.

    There is a row boat for your use on the pond. Wear life jackets.

  • The large bar is a great gathering spot.

    The large bar is a great gathering spot.

  • The fully stocked kitchen includes a large restaurant style griddle

    The fully stocked kitchen includes a large restaurant style griddle

  • 1/2 bath

    1/2 bath

  • 9 stacked double beds for up to 18 people.  Curtains offer privacy.

    9 stacked double beds for up to 18 people. Curtains offer privacy.

  • Enjoy our Crystal Clear Pond

    Enjoy our Crystal Clear Pond

  • The pond is spring fed, and flows from two other ponds above it.

    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

    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

    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.

    There is a large parking area. Cook dinner on the Charcoal grill.

  • Take a leisurely walk around the pond.

    Take a leisurely walk around the pond.

  • Have fun on the full sized pool table, or with a game of darts.

    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

    There is an over sized fire place, and large flat screen T.V in the great room

  • Full Bath

    Full Bath

  • One Master bedroom with a full sized bed.

    One Master bedroom with a full sized bed.

  • The pond is great for family fishing

    The pond is great for family fishing

  • Enjoy your dinner in a peaceful setting

    Enjoy your dinner in a peaceful setting

  • Wild life is all around the Lodge

    Wild life is all around the Lodge

  • Take a 5 minute walk to the Big Manistee River

    Take a 5 minute walk to the Big Manistee River

VRBO #696649

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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