20 Private Acres with a Main house, Guest house and Private 6 Acre Lake. No Weddings or Special Events Allowed. Our property can accommodate up to three families in style yet with the charm of Robinson Township. Off season only you may rent the homes separately for a BIG discount. You'll enjoy swimming, fishing, paddling ,making a bonfire at our fire pit or playing sand volleyball. Our family property has been exclusive for 45 years. We have fully remodeled the main house, but left some original pieces for country charm. The guest house was added 10 years ago. Please note: this calendar is the most up-to-date. No Weddings or Special Events Allowed.
Our country compound is a private friends & family retreat, not a “proper" resort. We are carrying on the proud 50-plus year history of reconnecting people to the simple pleasures of simple times in a no-frills, recreational country setting.
Remember, you're not just renting beautiful lodging, you'll also have access to the grounds, private beach, woods, private spaces like a backwoods tree house, campfire pit, sports courts, boats, canoes, smokers, grills, etc.
Again, we are not a "proper" resort, so if you require an immediate response, lots of hand-holding and attention to detail, then this just might not be the best fit for you. OK, you've been warned : ) Thanks.
What should I bring you ask? For starters, the basics. A few beach towels. Some Deep Woods Off. Sunscreen. And flip flops. As for food shop local. Stock up at the local Meijers in town. Bring an empty cooler and fill it up to rest on the sundeck or beach. Bring your food and booze for appetites and budgets of all sizes. Even the nearby Oakley store has bait, food, wine, ice, booze and beer too.
Again, this is not a "proper" resort, it is a private, friends-and-family retreat that is making the true country available on a very limited basis. All guests will be asked to sign a release of liability. Maximum number of guests must be agreed upon before booking. Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25.00 per night, per additional guest.
The main house has a 1st floor queen bedroom and bath. The upstairs in the main house has a full bath and over sized lofts with a queen and three twins with trundles. The space is all shared, so if you want privacy then check into a hotel. There is a three season room in the main house and a full sized kitchen.
The smaller guest house has two bedrooms, one queen and the second bedroom has a twin with a trundle,a full bath, laundry and kitchenette. Also, plenty of extra green space for tents.
The new barn on the property will be locked but The old barn is always open to explore. The waiver also covers the rowboat paddle boat, canoe and paddleboard.
The hand peeled log cabin on the property is not for use. It is my uncle's. He also lives in Chicago but does not rent it out.
There is a gas grill on the main house deck. Open for grilling or smoking up those summer meats! Bring smoking chips.
Snowmobiles are welcome in the winter as long as you trail them up and have proper Michigan registration.
We have a self check in procedure for the buildings but my neighbor will be there to greet you. We all reside in Illinois, so the property will be completely private to your party. My local neighbor friend will be available should you have any questions or concerns and please contact me directly with any questions.
It is a wonderful time to share our natural gem yet we ask in turn to respect our property as it is your own during your stay. Robinson Township can be very dark at night so please use caution. Mosquitoes are present in the summer months so bring mosquito repellent. (We do have a spraying service which makes a HUGE difference) Note: this is a large, wooded compound on a natural lake. During certain times of the year you may encounter: poison ivy, poison oak, insects, snakes, weeds in the lake, raccoons, foxes, wild turkeys, bad weather, deer, skunks, etc. These are part of country life.