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Fantastic Lake Side Getaway

Rapid River, MI, USA
  • Lodge3300 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 6 nights

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 vast Hiawatha National Forest, yours to explore & enjoy!

The main house with a refresh in 2017 including new carpet, paint, dock, etc 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, swim, boat, bird watch, 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


Kim and Paul

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double, 1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 3
        2 queen
      • 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)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            Located on the shores of Lake Michigan.
          • Lake View
            Beautiful sun rises over the water.
          • Lakefront
            3500 feet on the shores of Lake Michigan's Big Bay de Noc
          • Rural
            200+ acres of private property surrounded by water and national forest.
          • Ski-In
            Make your own trails on over acres of beautiful open lands and forests
          • Ski-Out
            Snowmobiling also an option.
          • Water View
            Water in ever direction from the front of the house.
          • Waterfront
            Water is in full view from the house with gorgeous sunshine, and just steps away off a 150 foot dock.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Large great room with furniture to enjoy unlimited conversation and fun.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Garage
                        Not for rental use or included
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Forced air heating
                      • Internet
                        As available on your own personal plan and created hotspot
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bedding, towels and dish towels with limited amount of extra pillows and blankets
                      • Fireplace
                        Large inside fireplace and outside fire pit with wood provided
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Limited RVs and tents allowed, inquire please
                      • Telephone
                        Personal cell service only
                      • Towels Provided
                        Limited number of beach towels
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        Wood provided


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                            Restaurants and caterers in the area
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Place setting for 20
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully furnished including towels, dishes, pots & pans, griddle, blender, hand mixer, toaster, crockpots and more
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee maker and large 30 cup unit
                          • Oven
                            Small and large
                          • Pantry Items
                            As left by previous renters. Typically some spices and limited paper products.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Kitchen and laundry/ sauna area
                          • Stove
                            Electric stove and dual oven combination
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 18 people


                                  • Pool Table
                                    Regulation size
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    Pool table, foosball, board games and more
                                  • Games
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Stereo
                                    One in each house
                                  • Television
                                    For use with DVD player only
                                  • Toys
                                    Water toys and more
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    Basic set of movies for all ages


                                      • Boat
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Includes deck furniture
                                      • Golf
                                        Clubs available to practice in vast fields
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Canoe and 2 kayaks with paddles
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Fire pit, volleyball, horseshoes, and more
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas and charcoal weber grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Cross country skiing as snow permits
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Several noodles and life jackets, may want water shoes


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • smoking allowed
                                            Outside only please!
                                          • wheelchair accessible
                                            Single step from kitchen to great room

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Sauna


                                                  • museums
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • marina
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • 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

                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • 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

                                                                    6 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Our family of 14 had a great time!

                                                                    Suzanne B.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Lovely spot with lots of room for large family get togethers!

                                                                    Jessica C.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    The property is well-maintained and well-stocked for fun and relaxation! We all had a great time!

                                                                    Terri H.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Comfortable, Plenty of space for multiple families

                                                                    Ami P.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Stonington House

                                                                    Joe PaIllinois

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

                                                                    What a Great Place!

                                                                    cjb5Menomonee Falls, WI

                                                                    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!


                                                                    Rapid River, MI, USA

                                                                    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!


                                                                    6 Reviews
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