It's always a crap shoot when you book something online. You're relying upon the photos and reviews of others to guide you. Well let me tell you, the photos posted don't do it justice. It was an absolutely fabulous location. We had 20 people for a regional association meeting. Most of us spent the night. As we were individuals, not couples, we really needed extra beds but made do with a couple of the hearty guys pitching tents in the yard. The kitchen was well stocked; we cooked many meals there and found almost everything. We did not venture out except to ride our mountain bikes at Hanson Hills Rec Area. The deck and yard were perfect for our meetings as was the living room. The dining room accommodated almost everyone.
The only thing I'd like to tell you, future vacationer, is to NOT follow Google Maps to this location. I'm from Northern Michigan so I can get myself to Grayling without GPS, so I turned it on once in Grayling to make sure I located the lodge. McMasters Bridge Rd is one of those that has duplicate #'s as there's a North & South.... but only the North shows up on Google Maps, even though it says it's South. So I drove around in circles, finally seeking out a little party store on Down River Rd. Do NOT take Down River Rd to get to McMasters Bridge Rd unless you are coming from the North. Stay on M-72 until you can turn left onto McMasters Bridge Rd and the lodge is obvious just before you cross the AuSable River.
I personally picked out this place for our group. A bit nervous as I arrived Saturday morning for our meeting; but was given the thumbs up by everyone and even a little round of applause for having chosen such a great location. It's just beautiful. Oh.... we stayed in the lodge. We did not experience the cabins, but I'm sure they are just as nice. Same views as provided by the lodge as they are steps away.