Spectacular gated estate on gorgeous secluded Lost Guide Lake. Ideal for family, business, or church retreats. Private wooded 1,000 acre retreat with 8 private en-suite that offer complete privacy. Sleeps 17 people. Lodge is roughly 6,000 sq ft and includes open dining hall with a large fireplace overlooking your very own private lake. We offer 2 pontoon boats for fishing, 4 kayaks, bird watching, shooting range (under direct supervision), and hiking. You can also enjoy bottle feeding our fawns May-August! Let us help you plan other local excursions such as kayaking down the popular Pere Marquette River or heading over to Silver Lake Sand Dunes. We offer transportation from GRR airport in our private limo for a travel fee.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
We are a private, world class white tail hunting lodge which is now available for rental during the "off" season (January - August).
Owner purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Owner chose Bitely
You might have the opportunity to experience deer fawn feeding.
What makes this Cabin unique
If you are a local, call to schedule an appointment to help hand feed our fawns.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing hospitality and great accommodations!
My dad and I and Team Reed hosted an outdoor photography workshop at Legends Ranch. We had five students from all over the Midwest. The workshop was scheduled to go from Tuesday, August 28th through Thursday, August 30th. Everyone arrived on Tuesday afternoon. We started with classroom work and then we split up the students and headed out into the blinds to photograph the massive whitetail deer. After only an hour in the blinds, a massive thunderstorm was approaching. We decided to cut the shooting off early and get the students and ourselves to safety. Little did we know that the storm that hit would have 80 mph winds and that multiple tornados would touch down in the area. Tornados are extremely rare in these parts of Michigan. When the storm went through it knocked out the power in several surrounding counties for days. The staff at Legends from the time the storm hit until the time we decided we had to cancel the workshop on Wednesday morning, was beyond accommodating. As soon as the power went out, the Legends staff was busy making sure everyone was comfortable. They got candles and flashlights for everyone. They filled a large bucket and created a bathroom area that people could use and still flush. They even were able to find a way to still serve us a five-star gourmet dinner with candle light. They made sure each room had flashlights and battery powered candles throughout the night. On Wednesday morning they used the gas stove and made eggs to order. After we all decided to cancel the workshop, Legends decided to grant us a refund on the event so we could pass that refund onto our workshop students. Robert and his entire Legends Team deserves 20 stars for how well they handled this difficult situation.We highly recommend staying at Legends. The food is world class. The lodge is beautiful. The grounds are breathtaking. The staff is amazing. The beds and rooms are clean and very comfortable. Sincerely, Brad Reed of Todd and Brad Reed Photography
Legends Ranch is truly a World Class Facility with 5-Star services and amenities.
Legends Ranch is truly first class. The management and staff are hands-on and make you feel like you are visiting their home; they care deeply about each aspect of your stay. The lodging is upscale, very clean, up to date and well maintained. The 9 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, massive dining room, the bar lounge and sitting area are just the beginning. The Ranch Chef embraces the new trend in the U.S. of healthier food and a greater variety of ingredients. We were served meats, fish, chicken, vegetables, pasta, homemade bread and desserts, and all our meals were made from fresh ingredients. Also offered to guests were quality, fun, and safe outdoor activities such as two-pound lakes to fish, swim in, or kayak on, and other water activities along with a variety of scenic walking trails where we saw a variety of deer and other wildlife. In the evenings, the massive covered fire pit area provided the perfect setting to enjoy a s’more around the campfire and to visit with new-found friends, where many stories were told, and where memories were both made and shared.
The staff of Legends Ranch and the leadership of Special Ops Survivors met several months ago to discuss what type of nature and wellness retreat they could organize for our Gold Star Spouses. Robert (Director, Legends Ranch) bent over backward to host a memorable retreat for the survivors. Our Spouses came to the ranch not understanding what real peace of mind is. After the 4-night retreat, they all left with a whole new mindset on life, feeling refreshed and ready to face the world’s most significant challenges. Some of our spouses used words as amazing, breathtaking, mind-numbing and peaceful to describe this magical place.
Legends Ranch is unique – the staff is incredibly supportive of our Military and Gold Star Families. The hospitality is truly unbelievable. You will create memories here! You can’t begin to explain how one feels after a stay at the ranch by merely reading this review. You must experience it firsthand.
Special Ops Survivors stayed at the ranch from 18-22 July 2018, and it was just perfect. We look forward to - and cannot wait - until next year. Book your stay today!
Outstanding property with ample bedroom and bathrooms
We loved the peaceful setting, the Lakes, the deer, The Kayaks, breakfast in the morning... Everything was outstanding! The coffee and soda available whenever we wanted was a great perk! The staff and owner were very friendly and accommodating.
We are located in breathtaking Northern Michigan and literally surrounded by lakes and rivers. This allows for an unlimited amount of water activities of your choosing. Fishing/Fly Fishing on the Pere Marquette River is some of the best fishing in the country, talk to Baldwin's Orvis Shop, they'll "hook you up"! Set down the pole and jump into a Kayak, Canoe or kick back and tube float the PM, the views are spectacular. Baldwin Canoe rental has everything you need for such a trip, not to mention a pick up at our gate! Some people enjoy more of a heart pumping dune buggy ride which is exactly what Mac Dune Rides are all about! Baldwin also plays host to amazing events such as Blessing of the Bikes and Trout-A-Rama, two events that simply have to be experienced. The world famous Gerber Baby Food Festival is only a short 40 minute drive. We are nestled just a few miles from the trailhead for the North Country Trail. Drive a little further into Reed City and hop on the Fredrick Meijer White Pine Trail, a bit less challenging for bicycle enthusiasts of all ages. For those who want to venture out a little further and see ALL of what Northern Michigan has to offer, you can hire out our limousine bus and tour the numerous wineries, brew pubs and several casinos located in beautiful Traverse City. Don't forget about our Winter months in Northern Michigan! Whether you ski, snowmobile, cross country ski, snow shoe, ice skate or just relax and take in our wildlife population, it is truly a Winter Wonderland!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
15% Gratuity Fee added to total bill. (Housekeeping staff mandatory) If paying with a credit card, there will be a 4% processing fee. Other amenities that are available and may be subject to a fee: Kayaking, fawn feeding, hiking the North Country Trail, Silver Lake Sand Dunes