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Nature Lovers Dream! Hunt, fish, ski, hike, relax

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Space 8,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

7 BR, 7.5 BA, 8500 sq ft rustic lodge with modern amenities

This property consists of a 650 acre private gated ranch.The lodge and guest wing is roughly 8,500 sq. ft with a total of 6 suites. They all have their own private, attached full bathroom. Three of the rooms each have one queen and one full bed. One room has one king and one full bed. The remaining two rooms each have one queen bed. There is a full kitchen with large dining area that has seating for 16 at the dining room table and three at the counter. The living room has a 55' HDTV with cable and fireplace. The game room has a 70' HDTV with cable, fireplace, an unstocked bar, pool table, and poker table. Wi-Fi is available. Outdoors includes horseshoes, fire pit, pavilion, sheltered hot tub, and a screened in building for bug-free outdoor enjoyment on the 3,000 sq. ft deck overlooking the west branch of Big Creek, an Au Sable River tributary.


Owner
Matt Christensen
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2018

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Alaskan - toilet , shower
    Bear - toilet , shower
    Safari - toilet , shower
    Whitetail - toilet , shower
    Game Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    AuSable - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Western - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laundry Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Alaskan Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Attached full bath
    Safari Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Attached full bathroom
    Bear Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Attached full bathroom
    Whitetail Room - 1 king , 1 double , Handicap accessible; attached full bathroom
    AuSable Room - 1 queen , Attached full bath
    Western Room - 1 queen , Attached full bathroom
    Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunkbed sets sleeps 4 total people
  • Every bedroom has it's own private full bathroom!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Nature Lovers Dream! Hunt, fish, ski, hike, relax
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews
4

The property is beautiful and perfect for a large group.

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. Not only was the property beautiful is was perfect for our group of 29 including adults and children. Most of the bedrooms are situated perfectly so that if you need to be away from the main group for peace and quiet you could do so. Very spacious rooms. Only a few minor issues. We had planned meals that needed two ovens and only one was working. Second, the fridges and freezers where quit full which made for some juggling of all of the food we brought with us. At the same time, twice we needed assistance on property issues and the property manager got right on it and they were taken care of as quickly as possible. Over all we had a great experience and would visit again.

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

As always, a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Superb facilities, awesome natural setting, nicest and attentive people managing the place make this probably the best place in Michigan to get away from it all! Will go back year after year.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Pictures do not do this place justice.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for the entire family to relax. You have the feel of being at a hotel but the feel of staying in the same house. Really enjoyed exploring property and seeing all the deer. The one family room which by the way there are three was amazing to have dinner with 30 family members and playing family games. We will definitely be coming back next year for the family to enjoy.

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Incredible

  • 5 of 5

The place was beautiful and the staff were very kind and helpful when we needed it. We will definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Truly is a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay, love the place. Jake is great.

Beautiful area. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Spectacular lodge

  • 4 of 5

Even the city folks of our family loved this lodge. Fantastic gathering place yet sprawling enough for personal space. We had 8 families with 30 persons total and the lodge worked great. Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking (On the ausable River across the street) jam sessions with the musicians in the family.. all good..

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lovell's Bar
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Garland
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Talley's
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Treetops Resort
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Otsego Lake
Car: necessary

This is a 650 acre gated ranch that holds hundreds of mature whitetail deer and is a nature lovers dream! Outdoor enthusiasts welcome with endless options for recreation. Hundreds of miles of snowmobiling trails can be found just outside of the gate, and downhill skiing, snow tubing and sledding hills are located within minutes for winter activities. Bring cross country skis to use around the ranch property or on the nearby trails. 18 miles of trails within the ranch property available for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Summer activities include fly fishing on the Au Sable River, horseshoes and bonfires next to a pavilion on site. Near-by attractions include golfing in the 'Gaylord Golf Mecca' which is 'America's Premier Summer Golf Mecca' and boasts 17 golf courses that include world-class resorts and championship golf courses designed by some of America's top golf-course designers. If a day trip away from tranquility is what you need, you can visit Traverse City which is about an hour from the ranch. Here you can go on a wine tour or just sight-see along Grand Traverse Bay. Just a short 30 minutes further west is Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes which was voted 'Most Beautiful in America' by Good Morning America!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Grayling, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$2,373
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$263.68
Damage Insurance C$130.52
Damage Deposit C$659.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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