PRIVATE FAMILY LUXURY RETREAT, LODGE IN 264 WOODED ACRES W/ PRIVATE STOCKED LAKE

Marty or Gaye Smith

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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PRIVATE FAMILY LUXURY RETREAT, LODGE IN 264 WOODED ACRES W/ PRIVATE STOCKED LAKE

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7 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, sleeps 18

Now renting to families, Echo Lake Lodge, a 5,000 sq. ft., 7 bedroom, 6 bath Lodge on 264 private wooded acres, with a private 19+ acre lake, stocked with trout, small mouth bass and yellow perch. Located 3 ½ miles west of the I-75 Vanderbilt exit (Exit 290),10 miles north of Gaylord, Michigan. 15 minutes from Boyne Mt., less than 45 minutes from Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Mackinac City, Mackinac Bridge, Indian River, and the fabulous northern Michigan ski resorts, snowmoble trails and golf courses. Three 24-hr grocery within 10 minutes.

Just your family, for a quality, fun time. Eat, sleep and play together without other people or distractions. Boating, fishing, swimming, sandy beach, hiking, volleyball, badminton, bocce ball, shuffle board, outdoor (and indoor) barbecue, fire-pit for bonfire, skiing, snowmobiling, games and a relaxing place for reading or quiet conversation with those you love. For those groups needing additional space, there is a separate 3-bedroom Chalet on the property.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • Groups
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Dick & Deb

We just got married outside on this beautiful piece of property on Oct.6, 2012 the colors were unbelievable as it reflected on our private 20 acre lake. We had our Kids families and grand kids with us during this special time, everyone had lots to do on this 260 + acre property. It was almost impossible to stop the kids from fishing long enough to see Deb and I get married. EVERYONE had lots of room in the 7 bedroom house that overlooked the lake and fall color. 18 people in one house and lots of room for more. a great place to get married and Oct. is the best color you would hope to see anywhere in Michigan.

If you’re looking for a special place in time, this is it!
Oct 2012
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Marty or Gaye Smith

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Echo Lake Lodge has been used by my family and friends since 1974. It was completely renovated was listed for rental for the first time in 2010.

Marty or Gaye Smith purchased this lodge in 1974

This property is unique. It comprises 264 private wooded acres with a 19+ acre lake completely enclosed on the property and a truly magnificent Lodge. There is no one else to distract or interfere with my enjoyment of the property, my family and my friends. It is only 3 hours from the N.W. Detroit area,a little over 3 miles off the freeway, 15 minutes from three 24-hr grocery stores, and in the center of the most beautiful part of northern Michigan.

PRIVACY - Private Lake - 60x12 Bocce Ball Court - 8x40 Shuffleboard Court - Children's Play Area - Fire Pit - 2 outdoor grills - 20x40 Deck over Lake - Wooded Property & trails through the woods

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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5
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Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266209
+1 248 760-5073
Gaylord Northern Michigan
5

Beautifully maintained and guest friendly

  • 5 of 5
The listing was accurate, and the lodge and property are even more lovely in person. Everything was very clean and well maintained, and the property manager is helpful and available. This was our family's second stay. Plenty to do: fishing, swimming from the beach or deck, boating with canoe, kayak or rowboat, bocci, shuffleboard, and children's play lot, fire pit. Large kitchen makes meal prep a family affair. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. Beautiful and serene, yet the kids can make noise and not bother other vacationers.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266209
+1 248 760-5073
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Midland MI
5

Snowy getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time renting this property and everyone is looking forward to next time already. We had 17 adults and there was always plenty of room. The living room is able to accomidate a large group to socalize and enjoy the fire and beautiful views of the lake. The kitchen has more than enough room for even a large group to get food and pass eachother. We even were able to fit in enough people in the den to watch the SuperBowl! This is an excellent property for any group. We were mostly snowmobilers and had a wonderfull time, yet again.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266209
+1 248 760-5073
Gaylord Northern Michigan
Grandville, Michigan
5

Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year to have our family Christmas celebration at Echo Lake Lodge. We had nineteen family members for a long weekend. We couldn't wait to come back, as we had a perfect time last year. The lodge, once again, was the perfect place for our family to get together. The snow was beautiful, and we had a wonderful time by the bonfire and playing in the snow. We did our traditional Christmas things, and there was room for all. Thanks again for having us!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266209
+1 248 760-5073
Gaylord Northern Michigan
5

Weekend away

  • 5 of 5
The land is amazing with trails throughout and nice mixture of woods, swamp and openings. The lake is beautiful to look at all weekend with some great reflections. Wildlife was great and we had a specail time. This was a father son weekend that will never be forgotten. Thanks Marty for being so flexible and letting us enjoy some of what your family has for so many years.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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business
Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266209
+1 248 760-5073
Gaylord Northern Michigan
5

All smiles from the Smith Anniversary Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Echo Lake Lodge for our grandparents' 60th anniversary celebration. We had an amazing time! We had a blend of 8 different families and couples and everyone was so comfortable! From the scenic views of the lake, spacious kitchen and room accommodations... everyone was thrilled. We had great laughs around the bonfire pit, fun rides in the pontoon, friendly games of shuffleboard & bocci ball... and even a few brave swimmers for mid September! It was so nice to be able to have the whole family all together to celebrate the 2 people that started it all. We got rave reviews from all parties involved and everyone wants to make it an annual celebration. The Echo Lake Lodge will always be present in all of our minds for all the great memories it created!

We do hope to make this an annual tradition for the Smith family! Thank you for everything!
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a wonderful review and we appreciate it. Just a note: although the name is the same, this "Smith" family is not related to us; it's hard to imagine that there are really more than one "Smith".
business
Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266209
+1 248 760-5073
Gaylord Northern Michigan
5

great for whole family

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful property for fall colors in Michigan! Took the whole family for a surprise birthday party for my husband end of September. Our group included 6 kids under the age of 5 and several adults in their 60s. The whole family had a great time with lots of things to do. Romantic rowboat rides around the lake with the colors in full glory. Hikes in the woods with the kids. Shuffle board in the back. Playscape for kids to romp on. Warm campfires. Indoor accomodations were great as well. Fully stocked kitchen. Warm cozy rooms and enough hot showers for all! Highly recommend. Would love to go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

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Private Family Retreat in Northern MI swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, golf, snowmobiling, skiing or just relaxing. Echo Lake Lodge, a 5,000 sq. ft., 7 bedroom, 6 bath Lodge on 264 private wooded acres, with a private 19 acre lake, stocked with brown trout, small mouth bass and yellow perch. Located 3 ½ miles west of the I-75 Vanderbilt exit (Exit 290),10 miles north of Gaylord, Michigan. 15 minutes to Boyne Mt., less than 45 minutes to Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Mackinac City, Mackinac Bridge, Indian River, Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob ski resorts and the fabulous northern Michigan golf courses. 3 bedroom Chalet available to groups renting the Lodge and needing extra bedroom & facilities.

Other Activities: snowmobiling, water park, canoeing, ice skating

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Gaylord Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,749
 
Notes: Includes Cleaning Charge & Damage Insurance   
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$750
From
$750
 
Notes: Additional: Cleaning Charge $200; Damage Insurance $49   
 
Hunting-Firearms
Nov 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$925
From
$950
$6,749
 
Notes: Private Hunting on wooded 264 acres   
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$750
From
$750
 
Notes: Additional: Cleaning Charge $200; Damage Insurance $49   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Notes

  • 2013-2014 Rates:
    Summer - weeks only: $6,749 + tax per week includes Cleaning & Damage Ins.. Rental Week: Saturday to Saturday
    Fall, Winter, Spring - $5,499 + tax per week includes cleaning & damage insurance; $750 - 950 per night - minimum 2 night stay. Cleaning Charge $200

    Chalet (3 bedroom) Sleeps 8: $2,155 + tax per week includes cleaning charge; $295 per night - only available to group renting Lodge - 2 night minimum (2 bedrooms w/ king; 1 bedroom w/ 2 full-size dbl) - cleaning charge $90

Amenities

Amenities

Gaylord Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by 1 & 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Kid's Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Private
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Shared Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Shared Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private bath
    Kid's Bedroom - 6 twin/ single , 3 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Private Bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms. Beds: 3 King, 2 Queen, 2 Twin & 3 full-size Bunk Beds. Four of the bedrooms have private bathrooms, Bedrooms 1 & 2 share a bathroom and the kid's have a private bathroom adjoining their bedroom. There is a separate Chalet on the property with 3 bedrooms (2-king, one with 2 double beds) one-bath available to groups renting the Lodge when additional bed rooms are needed. There is a separate charge for the Chalet. It is only rented to the group renting the Lodge in order to maintain the privacy of the property. Including the Chalet, sleeping would increase to a maximum of 26 (depending on gender/relationships).
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • Groups
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • playground
  • churches
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • hunting small game
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • golf
Notes:
Kitchen 17 ½ X 25 with a is 52” X 10 ft. Island, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks (garbage disposals), 2 refrigerators, indoor Bar B-Q, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, coffee maker, Cuisinart, blender, microwave/Advantium, everything you would expect in your private estate. Of course everyone wants to cook, that way the entire family eats together in your private Lodge. The dining area has a 60' round table seating 10 as well as a large coffee table in the living room. The attached screened porch is 12x32, with dining table, lounges and padded chairs and an extra table, if needed. Private stocked lake for swimming, boating and fishing, sandy beach, fire pit for bonfires. There is a large sandy beach and a 20x40 deck over the lake with outdoor table and chairs about 50 feet from the Lodge. There is a pontoon boat with an electric-start motor available for the entire rental period at an extra charge. Bocce ball and shuffleboard courts.

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