The paved parking area will accommodate four cars and across from the stone garage on the East side of Chaney Point Drive there is even room to park one or two boat or snowmobile trailers.
Outside, there’s a back patio and grill. In front, on the lakeside, Rockmoor has a dock, two boat moorings, beach grill and patio, beach bonfire pit, sandy play area for the kids and great swimming in crystal clear fresh water. The sandy lake bottom at 50 paces from shore is only 3 to 4 feet deep making this an ideal location for water sports.
Our heavy duty, deep water mooring for larger boats has a 7 to 1 scope with 15 feet of chain and 5/8 inch 3 strand nylon line. Our shallow water, near shore mooring for pontoons and smaller boats, also has 7 to 1 scope.
On the first floor you will find a washer and dryer, kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and stovetop, coffee maker, microwave, living room with Cable TV and DVD, dining room, breakfast sunroom, glassed in front porch (for those beautiful sunsets), one downstairs bedroom/study and one downstairs bathroom with shower The second floor has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with a bathtub/shower.
Chateau Rockmoor: Frequently Asked Questions, Activities and Attractions
What is the shoreline like - sandy, rocky? Bluff to the water Rocky/sandy shoreline then a sandy bottom after the shoreline stones.
What is the lake bottom like - sandy, rocky? Sandy. Does the lake bottom have a gradual slope good for wading and families with children? Great wading and swimming for families and children. At 90 feet from shore the depth is 2 1/2 feet with a sandy bottom and crystal clear water.
How's the swimming? Fabulous. What about swimmers itch? Only 10% of people are affected by swimmers itch. If you are think you might be, it is a good idea to enter the water from the end of the dock and towel dry after swimming; or use a waterproof insect repellant with DEET before swimming. When is the water warm enough for swimming? It was great by Memorial Weekend 2010!
And anything else you can think of that is water related - can watercraft be rented and used at the Chateau Rockmoor? Yes, B&B Marina rents ski boats, pontoons and Jet skis.
Fishing opportunities? Higgins Lake is well known for Perch, Bass, Brown Trout, Salmon and big Lake Trout! Check with the Sports Barn Live Bait Store, for suggestions.
How’s the plumbing? Chateau Rockmoor’s crystal clear, great tasting tap water comes from an onsite well and sewage is handled by an onsite septic system.
What about the trash? Trash gets picked up on Monday morning. Be sure to put the rolling trashcans (located in garage) out early.
Are pets allowed? No. There are nearby kennels such as North Country Pet Care
What else? Just a 3 minute walk away to the north and east, is the Gerrish Township Recreation Field. It features well kept Tennis Courts, Basketball court, Baseball field, picnic tables, kids play structures and bathroom facility. Recycling facility is also located there. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is 1.5 miles north, featuring great X-C Ski Trails that make great summer running, hiking & biking trails.
Where can we launch our boat? Boat launching is available at the South Higgins Lake State Park is 2.5 miles south of Chateau Rockmoor.
Supplies? Town & Country Market is just 1 mile north. IGA is 3 miles south. Glens Market is in Roscommon. Bart’s fruit market at Houghton Lake.
The Village of Roscommon is 6 miles away to the northeast, and features a very large screen Theater (Roscommon Cinema) and great canoeing on the AuSable River (Hiawatha Canoe Livery, Campbell’s, Watters Edge).
What about restaurants? Forest Dunes (10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf Mecca. Fred’s (6 miles away in Roscommon) recently reopened and has great food, Friday fish fry and a bowling alley. Buccilli's (15 miles away at Houghton Lake) is great for Pizza and Italian Food.
Silver Dollar Bar (11 mi away on Higgins Lakes west side) has music & Friday fish fry. Tin Fish Bar (6 miles away in Roscommon) has music & is reasonable. Matt’s Lake Street Grill & Pizzeria and BC Pizza are both in Roscommon (6 miles away) and deliver. Timbers Restaurant on the Cut River (2 miles south) is very close and reasonable. Nibbles (3 miles south just past the S State Park) is the place for ice cream.
And golf options?
Forest Dunes (Golf World Magazine: Readers’ Choice Awards (America) - #1 Forest Dunes - 10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf mecca.
Ye Olde Country Club (4 mi)
Burning Oak (5 mi)
Fox Run (8 mi)
White Deer (14 mi)
Pineview Highlands (17 mi)
The Quest (14 miles)
Garland (four championship Michigan
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