BIDDY'S HILLTOP LODGE, MANISTEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BIDDY'S HILLTOP LODGE, MANISTEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Lodge Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

Biddy’s Hilltop Lodge is a rustic log lodge with many unique and special features. It is set on top of an exclusive 5 acre hill in Manistee County, Michigan with expansive panoramic views, including Crystal Mountain Resort, fields, meadows, a pond and 1000’s of acres of forest. Every season at the lodge is beautiful and the fall colors are spectacular. Abundant wildlife provides an opportunity to view a large variety of song birds and woodpeckers at established feeders right outside the windows. Watch bald eagles, ospreys and hawks soar at eye level over the meadows below where whitetail deer, wild turkeys and sand hill cranes forage.

Biddy's is family built, owned, and operated: The lodge features:

• True log construction, giant full logs up to 24” in diameter and 50’ long with 2000 square feet of living space.

• Hand crafted custom furniture throughout

• 3.5” think pine log kitchen counters and bar tops with a beautiful recessed rock collection featuring many Petosky and other native Michigan stones.

• Accommodations for up to 10 guests

• Over 500 sq. feet of decks and balconies

• 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a large lofted master suite with attached full bath, walk in closet, log bed and covered balcony

• Winding log staircase

• Massive stone fireplace

• Large great room with piano

• Dining room featuring a giant log table with seating or 12 guests.

• Furnished kitchen

• 1st floor bath with vintage sink and an antique claw-foot soaking tub.

• Large 1st floor bedroom

The property also features: • Complete privacy and seclusion in a beautiful wooded setting of maple, ash, beech, quaking aspen and red pine.

• Large outdoor area including fire pit and seating.

• 42' large plasma television, with DVD player

• Board games, card games, puzzles and books.

• Gas grill on the deck

• Deck furniture

• Washing machine and dryer

• AM/FM Stereo with CD

**We do recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle during the winter months due to the steep driveway.

'It is the desire of our hearts that friends, family and couples who are guests at Biddy's Lodge truly get away from it all, enjoy the beauty of Gods creation, draw closer together and return home feeling rested and refreshed. So open the windows and listen to the leaves rustle in the wind, enjoy the sounds of song birds, woodpeckers, chipmunks, wild turkeys, nesting cranes and more. Listen to the fire crackle in the fireplace while big snowflakes fall and blanket the country side.'

May God Richly Bless you,

The Thachenkary Family and The Vanderzon family

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ted

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews
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Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170205
262 496-5470
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
5

Worth the price and very secluded and romantic

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This was everything the add said it was and the owner Ted was more than friendly and accommodating making us feel trusted and comfortable. For all those who want to escape for a few days and not be around anyone and enjoy the seclusion and the views.... this is the place to unwind and stop moving so fast for a few days. Unpretentious, quaint, spacious and open is the best way to describe it. We were there in the heart of the one of the coldest winters on record and the snow and setting, being from Michigan and knowing how cold the winter has been, made us enjoy our stay and winter season once again. We're not skiers and at one time were avid snowmobilers which I am sure would be a great place to ride from if so desired. This is a true log cabin and worth the price and drive to get to. I would definitely go back and will be planning to do so in the future just to enjoy the quiet!..... Mike P., East Lansing, MI
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! It was a pleasure having you stay at the Hilltop Lodge. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future!
business
Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170205
262 496-5470
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
5

Charming get away!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This was the third time our family has stayed in this cabin. We absolutely love the time we spend there! It's a beautiful get-away... peaceful and quiet. We go with the intention of having some down time (i.e. puzzles, reading, relaxing) and there's no better setting than this Hilltop Lodge. It is kept very clean, and always feels like a home-away-from-home. If you're looking for a relaxing place to leave the world behind, there's no where else you'd want to be!
business
Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170205
262 496-5470
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
4

Winter Fun!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This is a wonderful cozy cabin! The views and the fire place are fantastic. We enjoyed working in the kitchen and eating at the big log table. The week we were in Manistee was perfect for cross country skiing and we were out everyday.
business
Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170205
262 496-5470
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We came with a group of 3 small families that have vacationed together for many years. Biddy's Hilltop Lodge was perfect with the open floor plan and large beds! The log construction is absolutely beautiful. The peaceful hilltop and great views made for a relaxing setting for our times we spent at the cottage but the central location was convenient to many attractions north, south and east and, of course, Bear Lake and Lake Michigan to the west. Wonderful stay - thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170205
262 496-5470
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Northern Michigan
5

The perfect place to get away. Beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We all loved our stay at Biddy's, great location, the cabin was charming, private, perfectly clean and well stocked. Recommend the sunrise early morning off the front deck. The fire pit was a nice treat at the end of the day. The beds are very comfortable, but the dinning table made from timbers was my favorite spot to congregate. Owners are also a pleasure to deal with. Would return for another stay. Worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!
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Biddy’s Hilltop Lodge is perfectly located in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s recreation area where you can ski, golf, hunt, fish, hike, canoe, snowmobile, go horseback riding and so much more. The lodge is centrally located to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Lakeshore, Manistee National Forest, Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain Resort, Caberfae Peaks Resort, Lake Michigan, many scenic rivers, Little River Casino and the Victorian port city of Manistee. View a list of links to all of these area attractions and more.

Other Activities: Canoeing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, minutes from Lake Michigan and miles of rivers to explore.

Golf: Crystal Mountain is a four season resort offering down hill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, swimming a water park and restaurants. Other nearby golf courses and contact numbers inlcude:

-- Manistee Golf Resort 231-398-0123

-- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course 1-800-494-8666 (This course was rated one of a hundred greatest golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest magazine!!

--Crystal Mountain Golf Courses 1-800-968-7686 -- All of these great courses are within a 15-20 minute drive from the lodge!!

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Availability & Rates

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
2 nights
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly
 
Spring/Summer Seasons
Mar 18 - Sep 7
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
2 nights
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly
 
Fishing/Fall season
Sep 10 - Nov 10
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
2 nights
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly
 
Holiday Season
Nov 11 - Dec 31
$250
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,575
2 nights
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: $250 Nightly
 
Ski Season
Jan 2 - Mar 16
$250
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
2 nights
 
Discounts: 5 nights or more: $225 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75.00
Processing fee $36.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes Refund Policy:

Cancellation more than 45 days prior to reservation 100%
Cancellation 45-30 days prior to reservation 50%
No refund with less than 30 days of notice, this is non-negotiable!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Rustic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telescope
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms also include towels and wash cloths. Guests should bring other toiletries such as soap, shampoo/conditioner and toothpaste!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Bedrooms also include linens, pillows and alarm clocks. Lofted bedroom has a large queen custom built from natural logs First floor bedroom has two full size bunk beds custom built from natural logs
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
Notes:
The property also features. •Complete privacy and seclusion in a beautiful wooded setting of maple, ash, birch, quaking aspen and red pine. •Large outdoor area including fire pit and seating.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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