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

Marty or Gaye Smith

Advertiser since: 2009
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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

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

Overview

Overview

Gaylord Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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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More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Marty or Gaye Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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About Marty or Gaye Smith

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

Why Marty or Gaye Smith chose Gaylord

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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

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

Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Private Family Luxury Retreat, Lodge in 264 wooded acres w/ private stocked lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 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

The property is lovely and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5
This year was my family's 3rd summer at the Lodge. There is plenty of space and plenty to do. Four boys ages 6 to 11 enjoyed the beach, swimming in the clear lake, water crafting, fishing, exploring. The adults enjoyed this too, plus just relaxing in the serene setting and hanging out in the spacious kitchen. We all look forward to returning next year.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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
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
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: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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
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

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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".

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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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $750 Per night

Gaylord Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Hunting-Firearms
Nov 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$925
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$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
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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 ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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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