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Fantastic Lake Side Getaway

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Expansive Greatroom, 6 Bedrooms + Sofa Sleeper, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 18+)

Nestled in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Stonington House offers a relaxing retreat for all ages: families, groups, friends, retreats, events and more. The lodge is located near 3500 feet of Lake Michigan's Big Bay de Noc freshwater shoreline to enjoy fishing, swimming, boating and water pleasures. It is also available to experience the four seasons including bird watching, small game hunting, snowmobiling, ice fishing and more. All 280 acres of private property are surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest, yours to explore & enjoy!

The main house with a refresh in 2017 features a 16 foot stone fireplace in the great room, regulation-size pool table, full bath, expansive kitchen, dining table seating for 14+ and three bedrooms. The adjoining guest house provides additional living space, a gaming area including fooseball, laundry, sauna, full bath and three bedrooms. Stonington House is a comfortable gathering place for all ages!

The main lodge is surrounded by a large deck on two sides for added outdoor living. Relax and enjoy the beautiful sunrises. Or be entertained by a game of volleyball or horseshoes on the yard, bird watch on the dock, relax in a lounge chair, roast treats & sing around the camp fire, practice hoops, or take a hike. The possibilities are endless. No matter what the season or the reason, the Stonington house is the place to be - a relaxing retreat for all ages!

Keywords: Lodge, Cabin, House, Lakefront, Waterfront, Sunrises, Moon Rises, Cottage

More Details

Kim and Paul
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Kim and Paul

Local residents and business owners with a passion to see the world and share their locations with other families and groups.

Kim and Paul purchased this lodge in 1991

Why Kim and Paul chose Rapid River

Gorgeous location, natural setting and a rare find with over 280 acres to explore and 3500 feet of freshwater shoreline. Delta County in Michigan has more freshwater shoreline than any other county in the USA - all yours to enjoy by land or water.

What makes this lodge unique

This is a very large piece of property making the property very private for an incredible getaway in Pure Michigan.


Rapid River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Doubles, Bunk Beds (2) Double size beds on top and bottom (sleeps 4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Fooseball, Darts, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Firepit, Dock with deck area, Row Boats, Canoe, Kayaks Hammock, Trails and more


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Fantastic Lake Side Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Our family of 14 had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 families from ages 8-86 (8, 10, 10, 11, 12, 18, 26, 27, 44, 46, 47, 48, 84, and 86) and everyone had a great time! There was so much to do. We stayed Tues - Sun in Aug 2017. We took out the canoes, kayak, and row boat and stayed near shore one day and the other day paddled to the island nearby (difficult if strong winds so be sure to have adults in the boats with the kids). We played volleyball, roasted marshmallows at the fire pit, laid on the hammock, and sat on the deck watching the kids play random games they made up in the yard. Indoors we played a ton of games the owners had or our own we brought up. The kids played many games they thought up themselves. We commented when we got home that no tv ever went on the entire time!!! One day we went on a cruise to see Pictured Rocks and another day we hit the Escanaba State Fair. At the end of our trip we went to Tahquamenon Falls before heading home. All highly recommended.

The owners called only once when we arrived to make sure everything was ok and then again before we left to review the check out process. They never bothered us once but were available anytime if we had questions or needed anything. We didn't. The main house had a nice great room for us all to hang in with a great view of the bay and yard. The kitchen was big enough to cook meals and the large kitchen table held most of us to eat or we used it to play a ton of card games. The second house was nice to house more guests.

The kids ranked this trip one of the best!

Thanks to the Carnes for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot with lots of room for large family get togethers!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely secluded spot with everything you need to have a great time. 6 bedrooms give plenty of space to spread out. The great room is large enough for at least the 15 we had with us. Boats and kayaks on site provide plenty of fun, as does the pool table. Kitchen was well stocked and plenty of towels for the guests. Cell service worked for certain carriers. Area provides beautiful views and not too long of a distance to National Parks (Pictured Rocks) and towns for groceries and bait (about 30-40 min away). Would recommend bringing fans to keep the air moving in warmer months.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is well-maintained and well-stocked for fun and relaxation! We all had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

16 of us gathered to celebrate Mom's 80th birthday. With so much to do, we were all entertained! Beds were comfy and two full-sized fridges came in handy. Kitchen had everything we needed, even candles and flashlights to carry us through when a summer storm knocked out the power for a couple hours. Paul and Kim are great hosts and were very responsive to our questions and requests. We will recommend this home to everyone and look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Plenty of space for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

I visited with my two sisters and their families (6 adults and 9 kids, ages 7 through 16) and there was plenty of room for everybody. The house is not what I'd call fancy, but it has everything you need for a relaxing, quiet week away from it all. The property is very large, and the view of Lake Michigan is amazing. We brought bikes, but the grounds are more suited for hiking (and there are so many other things to do, we never missed the bikes). The kids had a great time on the boats and playing in the cove (but bring water shoes because the rocks are hard to walk on in bare feet). We enjoyed volleyball tournaments, euchre games, and bonfires, and had a wonderful time reconnecting with our families. Paul and Kim were very helpful and responsive to any questions, and had great suggestions for area attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stonington House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great along with the area and Lake Michigan. Everyone truly enjoyed it and looking forward to doing it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family (including children 2 - 5), parents and grandparents all had a wonderful trip to the Stonington House. It is a beautifully secluded piece of property. The house is well appointed and CLEAN. Having traveling to many different spots up north, this is definitely our favorite so far. We'll be going back again next year, I hope!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nahma Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nahma Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nahma Inn
Nearest Ski
Cross Country out door!
Nearest Beach
On Lake Michigan (at end of drive by water)
Car: necessary

Travel east or west and explore the small town charm, national forests and waters of the Upper Peninsula. Daytrips may include climbing falls, visiting Mackinac Island with no motor vehicles allowed or trying your luck at the casinos. The possibilities are endless!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee (up to 20) $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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