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The Old Dam Inn - A Spacious Waterfront Retreat in Northwestern Michigan

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 297 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Eight bedrooms, five bathrooms with direct boat access to four beautiful lakes.

The Old Dam Inn is a great historic vacation spot for families that love the outdoors! Enjoy 400 feet of frontage on the Penoyer Creek Channel plus direct boat access to four beautiful lakes totaling 650 acres. With eight bedrooms and five baths (three in private suites), you'll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Six of the eight bedrooms have large ceiling fans and we also provide three portable fans. Easily accommodates 16-25 overnight guests with privacy. Private, wooded setting in the Manistee National Forest. Commercial style kitchen with two ranges, two refrigerators, two ceiling fans and two dishwashers. All cookware, utensils, paper products and linens provided - just bring your toys and your eats. Two large covered porches, washer/dryer, fire pit, BBQ/Smoker. Two paddle boats, a two person kayak and three-person rowboat are included (seating for thirteen people). Only three miles to the Mighty Muskegon River for excellent Trout, Salmon and Steelhead fishing. Close to cities of Newaygo and Fremont for fun shopping and dining. Many other lakes and rivers also in the area. Travel time from Chicago is about 4.5 hours and 3.5 hours from metro Detroit. We are less than an hour from Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan. Be sure to read the additional guest comments at end of the 'Owner Story.' These were left in our Guest Handbook and are not included in the reviews. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. EST and Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Early Check-in and late Check-out may be available depending on adjacent booking schedules. Much more detail and a copy of our Guest Handbook can be seen by going to our main website,, or clicking on the "Links & Video" section of this listing.

More Details

Innkeepers - Kurt and Heather Giberson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, Heather is pretty good at sign language (ASL)
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Newaygo, Michigan

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 297 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Common Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new fixtures in 2012. Granite top lavatory.
    First Floor Private Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private for Newt's Nook. Granite top lavatory
    Second Floor Common Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All new fixtures in 2012. Granite top lavatory
    Second Floor Private Bathroom 1 - toilet , Private bath for The Crow's Nest.' All new fixtures in 2012.
    Second Floor Private Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New tub/shower and granite lavatory in 2012.
  • We have five bathrooms (four are full baths), three of which are in private bedroom suites. You can view each bathroom in more detail now by visiting our main website:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Raptor's Roost - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private suite with full bath (tub/shower), sitting area, TV
    The Crow's Nest - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private suite with sitting room, TV, half-bath, water view.
    White-tail Point - 1 king , Antique bedroom set, deer mounts, desk, water view
    Inner Sanctum - 1 double , Retro science fiction theme, closet
    Newt's Nook - 1 double , Private bath with tub/shower, TV, water view
    Sunrise - 1 double , Fishing theme, closet and desk, view of the woods
    Sunset - 1 double , Fishing theme, washer/dryer, desk, water view
    Lava Lounge - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Lava lamp theme, 42 inch flat screen TV
  • The Inn has eight private bedrooms, three of which are in suites with a private bath. Six of these bedrooms have ceiling fans. You can view each bedroom in more detail now by visiting our main website: From this site you can also view nearly 80 guest reviews/comments and download a copy of our Complete Guest Handbook, which is loaded with details about The Old Dam Inn and the Newaygo area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Newaygo County is a sports person's paradise. We have abundant opportunities for fishing, hunting, boating, snowmobiling, hiking and off-roading. Swimming is available throughout the four connected lakes, but not at the Inn itself. We are near the quaint cities of Newaygo and Fremont, which offer dining, shopping and many cultural activities. Links to local activities and restaurants can be found on our main website:


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Gerald R. Ford International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Downtown Newaygo (multiple)
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Muskegon, Michigan
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Waters Edge Golf Club, more nearby
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Newaygo (multiple)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Two public beaches (Newaygo/Fremont) 3-9 miles
Car: necessary

Check out the Newaygo Chamber of Commerce website for details on special events, shopping, etc.:


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Newaygo, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 30 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add C$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$407.77
Tax Rate 6.0%

We look forward to your visit and will do everything we can to make your stay with us relaxing and enjoyable. Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss any special requirements you may have. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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