BEAR'S DEN LAKEFRONT - OUTDOOR HOT TUB - SNOWMOBILE/SKI/GOLF

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BEAR'S DEN LAKEFRONT - OUTDOOR HOT TUB - SNOWMOBILE/SKI/GOLF

Gaylord Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-13)

Newer Lakefront Chalet w/ OUTDOOR Hot Tub overlooking quiet Little Bear Lake in a private neighborhood! Lake Arrowhead (Known formerly as Buhl Lakes; west of Otsego Lake on map)is a private association, quiet and private!

Chalet has central air throughout home, outdoor hot tub on upper deck facing lake, natural woodburning stove, pool table in walk out basement.

Three bedrooms total

Master Bedroom has queen size bed , 2nd main floor bedroom has 2 twin beds plus bunk bed which has a double on bottom and single on top, and upstairs bedroom (master bedroom)has queen size bed and full bathroom.

2 full bathrooms, one on main floor and one upstairs off master bedroom

If this chalet is booked for your specified time on my calendar, please still inquire as I have other options! Please ask!

Non smoking chalet, please. Thank you!

chalet rental amenities

Private all sports lake access also with outdoor heated in ground

community pool (shared, not public) with

picnic grounds and pavilion. Bring your motor boats, ATVs, Snowmobiles. Perfect lake to use wave runners and pontoons.

Chalet located on Little Bear Lake which is a no-wake private lake.

Watch the family of otters or bird watch while enjoying your cup of coffee on deck at breakfast time......or while your bbq'ing for lunchtime.....night or day.....y)

Chalet is completely supplied for all your needs with extras!

Stove, Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, washer, dryer, all linens, towels, utensils,

grill, This chalet is completely furnished; a home away from home! 2 DVD players and iPod docks w/AM/FM radios.

Pontoon rental available on the bigger lake which is one block away. Also, golf cart rental for more adventures for the family.

2 Kayaks, Rowboat and a Paddle Boat for your use located on your beach. If you need more kayaks, please inquire as there is kayak rental on the lake.

Bring your wave runners and small motor boats to put on bigger Lake Arrowhead as boat launch is a few yards away. We can even rent a pontoon for your use while you stay at the Bear's Den-boats book up quick-please ask!

Fishing can be done right off dock.

Over 25 golf courses, most within 30 minutes of Chalet.

Snowmobile DNR trails right from your door! Also Ski Hills nearby.

Plenty of trailer parking if needed.

Satellite Dish available in living room and in walkout basement.

Planning next year's summer vacation? Book now as the Bear's Den will book up quick!

Please be aware, this rental is first come, first serve basis only. I can only hold for a small period of time.

activities and attractions in Gaylord Michigan

With a unique location on the 45 parallel, the Alpine Village of Gaylord is truly Northern Michigan's heart. Whether planning to travel to Gaylord for the first visit or your 31st, we know that you will be back again and again. Gaylord is unique in its centrality - only minutes from everything you could hope for in the north and things you might not expect either, like top-notch shopping, galleries, arts, music festivals & wireless internet access you can use while relaxing on one of the park benches downtown or in the neighborhood where this chalet is located.

Golf

With 21 golf courses which include world-class resorts and championship golf designed by some of America's top golf course designers, the Gaylord area is your dream golf destination.

Hiking

Experience all that is Northern Michigan along one of the many trails in Otsego County used for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing. The area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required.

Ski & Snowshoe

In Gaylord you'll find the gently sloping terrain, heavily wooded forests and deep annual snowfall ideal for Nordic skiing. It is also not uncommon to see plentiful wildlife out on the trail. Our facilities range from rustic and scenic at the Pigeon River State Forest, to elegant and expertly groomed.

Snowmobile

Located in the center of Northern Lower Michigan's Snow Belt, the Gaylord area averages over 180 inches of the white stuff annually. Surrounded by rolling hills, thousand of acres of unspoiled forests and numerous winter activities, Gaylord is quickly emerging as a preferred winter destination.

Elk Viewing

The Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres with the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience that is just a short drive from downtown Gaylord. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management.

Rain day? Keep the kids happy,

Visit the 24-lane Gaylord Bowling Center

•Otsego County Sportsplex , where kids and grownups can swim in an Olympic-size pool or rent a pair of skates an take to the ice for 'wintertime' fun, even as the sidewalks are sizzling outside.

•Energy Outlet, a quaint park filled with slides, swings and climbing equipment. Throughout the park are structures embedded with information and etchings of the dinosaur age, and surrounding all the fun stuff is a paved walking track.

•Call Of The Wild , where lifelike replicas of Michigan's wildlife will greet you at every turn of the tunnel. At Call of the Wild, fun and learning go hand in hand, and it's almost a sure thing that kids will want to go back again and again.

Bird Watcher's Paradise! See the Bald Eagles which live on the

lake. Also Pileated woodpeckers,

loons, ducks, hummingbirds plentiful.

Come in May for Morel Mushroom Hunting-Just walk in the woods nearby!

Ask about our April & May Madness specials on discounted rental fees.

Traverse City 45 minutes away

Petoskey 35 minutes

Mackinaw City within 1 hour

Keywords: Lakefront on Sunset Side with outdoor hot tub on deck with sandy beach

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Owner (Owner)
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About Owner

My husband and I have a daughter and we decided to move to this area when she started kindergarten. We originally built our vacation home in this area but made it big enough as we knew from that moment that we wanted to move into this area. We are originally from the Downriver Area.

Owner purchased this chalet in 2010

Why Owner chose Gaylord

We chose to build this vacation rental as this area is centrally located close to hundreds of things to do, from kids to

elderly. Gaylord has more than 30 golf courses, ski resorts, snowmobile trails, waterparks all within a very short drive. We are within an hour to Mackinac, 45 minutes to Traverse City or Petoskey.

This home is located in a private, peaceful neighborhood.

What makes this chalet unique

There is so much to do at the home such as kayaking, paddleboating or rowboating as all these boats are located on your own private sandy beach along with a swim platform or you can relax on the deck in your outdoor hot tub which is usable all year 'round or you can

take the kids to the pool just down the road, walking distance. You can also rent a pontoon on the big lake which is just across the road from chalet. You can view the bigger lake also from the deck. Breathtaking sunsets also. Watch the eagles which live on the lake along with loon, woodpeckers, swans, hummingbirds, you name it! I've even seen owls.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dorene has thought of everything for the renters in this place!! We enjoyed our stay so much and couldn't have asked for anything more. What a great way to get away and relax and still be able to do it all. Typically you can sacrifice privacy when you stay on a lake but not at The Bear's Den!! You get the privacy of a wooded area w/ all the amenities of being on a lake and in assoc w/ a pool. We had the best vacation ever and hope that we can do it again and continue to make more great memories!! Dorene is the greatest!! If you are looking for a place that has it all then this is your place!!



Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway
Jul 2010
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Bear's Den Lakefront - Outdoor Hot Tub - Snowmobile/Ski/Golf
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Gaylord Northern Michigan
Edinburgh, Scotland
5

Amazing hideaway 10/10

  • 5 of 5
Myself and my boyfriend stayed at bears den for a long weekend in mid december 2013. What can i say, it was perfect. the location was wonderful, there was a lot of snow so we enjoyed walking around the lake and surrounding areas.

Everything is provided at bears den, the hot tub was wonderful in the snow and the log stove.

We used bears den as a base to go skiing and visit some brewerys in surrounding areas. great base to enjoy Michigan. I would 100% reccomend this place and the ownders we wonderful and accomadating.

I will be returning in the summer to enjoy the lake and the sunshine.

Thanks again.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests had a wonderful stay as everyone absolutely loves this home. I get repeat guests there all the time, some repeat guests have already stayed at least 5 separate occasions.
All my homes are situated in Gaylord, Vacationland with cottages also in
Topinabee, MI, another prime vacationland.
Homes are all in areas which spell OUT V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!
Come and stay and play at the Bear's Den, spring, summer, fall and winter.
Something to do during all seasons! Come experience true tranquility!
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Gaylord Northern Michigan
Bloomington Indiana
5

Bear's Den is awesome

Bear's Den is awesome
  • 5 of 5
Bear's Den is clean, cozy and has everything you need. Firewood was all stacked and ready for us. Hottub clean and hot. Dorene great to work with.
Lots of fun restaurants close by in Gaylord. We loved this cabin and we will be back.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad these guests enjoyed their stay at the Bear's Den. Everyone absolutely loves that home and we are constantly updating and adding little touches to make everyone's stay more comfortable and enjoyable.
Thanks for choosing the Bear's Den and hope to see you again in the future!
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Gaylord Northern Michigan
5

Lots to do here and plenty of room to do it!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Bears Den, there were 2 adults and 5 teenagers! We practically had to drag the kids away from cabin to go into town!! Before our trip was over we were already planning our next trip for October! Movies to watch, lake, hot tub beautiful decor and very very clean! You wont regret your time here. Thanks for such a nice place to relax on a long weekend.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Too funny but heard this over and over again about dragging kids/teenagers/dogs, etc. from the cottage to go anywhere. We try and
set up a vacation home strictly for the vacationer and cover
all angles for all ages...come and check out The Bear's Den.....bring the
grandkids to catch their very first fish and then, they'll be standing up sleeping from the excitement....heard that before too!
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Gaylord Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor
5

End of season vacation

  • 5 of 5
Then Bear Den is the best cabin my wife and I have stayed in yet. The place was so well decorated and the views were outstanding! The landlord is such and easy and enjoyable person to work with. She truly wants everyone to have an excellent time at any and all oft her cabins. The cabin is set in a great location to all the snowmobile trail and far enough out to have the peace and quiet we all love the northern michigan area for. Can't wait to stay at the den again real soon!
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These "repeat" guests are right about the home and the area itself. (Thank you, Ann Arbor, MI!!) Bear's Den is set up where you don't even have to leave the cabin if you don't want to but if you want to go anywhere, Gaylord is right in the middle of pretty much anything and everything to do from golfing to skiing to Snowmobiling to Boating to Shopping to just taking in the scenery...the list is endless!
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Gaylord Northern Michigan
5

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5
As a group we have been taking trips for years now. We enjoy the opportunity to all share a home and this is unlike any we have found so car. The home offers a lot of entertainment, even in the dead of winter. The pool table and basement area was ideal for our entertainment as we played cards and pool when we weren't out skiing. You can tell that outside of the great maintenance of the home that the owners truly care about creating a memorable weekend for their guests.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm glad this group enjoyed the home. We try and make vacationers, young and old, to remember their experience at the Bear's Den in hopes to bring their extended family/friends to this true Northern Michigan destination. We make sure that all our homes have enough entertainment that when they come back from their day trip excursion that they can look forward to enjoying the home. We are constantly updating our homes and making sure all is maintained; and you get the feeling of being "at home". Come and experience The Bear's Den!
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Gaylord Northern Michigan
Brighton, Mi.
5

Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much for the wonderful place to stay. Your place is super clean and has everything. This was my first time renting a cabin/house and I was a bit unsure, but from the first email from Dorene I am happy to say it was perfect. There isn't a thing I would change. Thank you again for all your help and a perfect place to spend a weekend with my husband and our best friends. We will be back and we are even thinking we might like to try your other locations.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Gaylord Regional Airport, Gaylord, MI
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Sheplers,Arnold & Star Lines, Mackinaw City, MI
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-75
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Settings Restaurant, Lakes of the North, Gaylord
Car: necessary

Golf:

With 17 golf courses having championship golf designs by some of America's top golf course designers, the Gaylord area is your dream golf destination.

Elk Viewing

The Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres with the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd offers a unique wilderness experience that is just a short drive from downtown Gaylord. The Department of Natural Resources maintains this excellent elk habitat through careful forest and wildlife management.

Hiking

Experience all that is Northern Michigan along one of the many trails in Otsego County used for hiking, biking, x-country skiing and snowshoeing. The area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required.

Ski & Snowshoe

In Gaylord you'll find the gently sloping terrain, heavily wooded forests and deep annual snowfall ideal for Nordic skiing. It is also not uncommon to see plentiful wildlife out on the trail. Trails are from rustic and scenic at the Pigeon River State Forest, to elegant and expertly groomed.

Snowmobile

Located in the center of Northern Lower Michigan's Snow Belt, the Gaylord area averages over 180 inches of the white stuff annually. Surrounded by rolling hills, thousand of acres of unspoiled forests and numerous winter activities, Gaylord is quickly emerging as a preferred winter destination.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gaylord Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Pets are only considered at booking: Limit one Pet $25/weekend or $50/week.
4th of July week is $100 extra & Holiday weekends are 3 or more nights add $10 extra per night added to standard rate and include New Years, MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Weekends
2015 Summertime weeks are Sunday to Sunday June 14-September 6--$1500/week plus cleaning and taxes

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gaylord Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunkbed has double on bottom and single on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Master bedroom on 2nd level w/full bathroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 queen size futons in walkout basement
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cycling
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • racquetball
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