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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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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