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Bear Creek Lodge - Historic Riverfront Lodge on 120 Wooded Acres!

Michael Verlinden / Sarah Verlinden

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Michael Verlinden / Sarah Verlinden

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015
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Bear Creek Lodge - Historic Riverfront Lodge on 120 Wooded Acres!

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Grayling Lodge Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20

Bear Creek Lodge, built in 1927, is the perfect north woods retreat for family reunions, hunting or fishing vacations or just a relaxing escape to the north woods of Michigan. The lodge is situated on 120 acres with 510' of frontage on The Big Creek (a premier northern Michigan fly fishing river).

You will love to start the day enjoying a cup of coffee in the sitting area of the kitchen watching the deer make their way to the river. As you begin preparation of an old fashion country breakfast and the other guests gather in the kitchen area you will start to plan the day - fishing in the Big Creek or the nearby Ausable River, Hunting on the 120 acres of private land, a hike through the woods, a round of golf, snowshoeing or x-country skiing in the winter; or maybe you just want to relax on the deck and enjoy the serenity of the north woods of Michigan.

In the evening your group will gather around the massive 3 story field stone fireplace.Comfortable seating in the leather chairs, an old hickory rocking chair and large sectional sofa will allow you to relax and recount the adventures of the day.

Meals are easily prepared in the fully equipped kitchen with sub-zero refrigerator, new glass-top stove, antique 6 burner Garland gas stove, 2 large sinks, an abundance of counter space; and cooking utensils, china and flatware to serve 20+ guests. A breakfast room table that will accommodate eight.

You will share your adventures of the day over dinner at the large custom made dining table (seating for 14+). After dinner, perhaps a game of pool or marshmallows and smores by the fire pit.

Sleep in one of the 7 themed bedrooms: Master Suite - 1 king, Antler Room - 2 full, Golf Room - 1 full, Cowboy Room - 1 full and 1 twin, Bird Room - 1 queen and 1 twin trundle, Fish Room - 1 full, Flag Room - 1 twin bunk.

There is plenty to do close by, but most guests never want to leave the property once they arrive at Bear Creek Lodge!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Verlinden / Sarah Verlinden (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Bear Creek Lodge - Historic Riverfront Lodge on 120 Wooded Acres!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Even though it was the middle of Winter, it was a great time to be up north in the lodge. Big place where a big group will feel comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked, every dish you will need to cook. Loved the rustic, comfortable feel to the lodge. Very clean, the fireplace was great. Even enjoyed some older movies and the pool table was nice. Took a while for the place to warm up, so arrive early and get it cranking before bedtime and bring your slippers if you are going in the Winter. Great time with the family.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Toledo, OH
5

Simply excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We were highly impressed with the amenities and overall quality of Bear Creek Lodge. The lodge features spacious rooms and it is tastefully decorated. There are too many extras to list here! One quick note (this is not a knock on the lodge) cell reception in the area is kind of iffy, so if you need Internet or cellular during your stay, invest in an external cell phone antenna or signal booster device. A wireless hotspot would also be a good idea.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Fun Filled Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 people come up to the cabin for an extended weekend before the holidays and we were not disappointed! This was my second stay and both times have been nothing but amazing. It was warm, cozy, with all the amenities you need to make your a stay a great one. If you are looking for a private get away with friends or family, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great space!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the lodge, we all loved the 'racy' history of the place!! The description is very reliable and well equipped!! The first home rental that we haven't run out of toilet paper a huge bonus:) The kids loved the 2 swings and the sandbox as well as walking through the 'creek'!! The only thing missing that we luckily thought to bring with us is a good sharp knive and cutting board. There is only 1 full shower in the house but we didn't have any problems with that as all the kids are small and used the bathtub. We had 8 adults, 6 kids and 2 infants and there was plenty of space! My daughter loved our room and the 2 little wooden doll beds!! There is also ample fans in the house to keep cool so the lack of a/c was not a problem at all. If you stay on a weekend with kids a trip the AuSable Train is not to be missed a little 20 minute ride through the woods on a 1/4 size train!! As well as the amazing Amish Bakery on Galbraith Rd in Fairview.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Family time

  • 5 of 5

What a great find! We did not want for anything. Enough space for everyone. Lodge was stunning, fireplace cozy and property wonderfully secluded! Would love to come back every year! Even had a fresh load of firewood delivered while we were there! We were well taken care of! Photos of the inside do not do it justice. We went canoeing on the West branch river, the Jackson hole put in spot made for a nice 45 minute canoe ride to the Kellogg bridge, and the Damn Four put in made for a great 3 hour canoe ride to the bridge. Both were just 10 minutes from the cabin. Grayling was a nice town to visit, and a day trip to Sleeping bear and Traverse City were fun too!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, We had family reunion at the lodge, and enjoyed every minute of it. The Themed bedrooms are great and lots to do around the lodge. We played games, ate, and lots of outdoor activities.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lovells, Lewiston
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lewiston, Grayling, Gaylord
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lovells, Lewiston, Grayling, Gaylord
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Grayling and Gaylord
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lewiston
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Wildlife viewing, Bird Hunting, Snowmobiling, X-country skiing

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Grayling Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fly Fishing - Opening Week
Apr 23 2015 - May 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,640
 
 
Memorial Day
May 21 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,640
 
 
Independance Day
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,640
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,640
 
 
Firearms Deer Season
Nov 13 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,640
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$420
$2,640
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes From $350/nt to $2,200/wk US Dollars
Dates Available: Apr 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016
$350.00 per night - 3 night minimum
$2,200.00 per week
$350.00 reservation/security deposit (required to book a reservation)
$35.00 per person for guests in excess of 14
20% premium for holidays (Includes the week before and the week following)
20% premium for firearms deer season and opening week of fly fishing
Reservation/Security deposit of $350.00 required when reservation is booked.
Reservation/Security deposit is refunded within 15 days of check-out provided there are no deductions necessary for damages or excessive cleaning costs.
The full rental fee is due 60 pays prior to check-in date.
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Amenities

Grayling Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Antler Bedroom - 2 double
    Golf Bedroom - 1 double
    Cowboy Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Birds Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Fish Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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