'Woods & Water' is where you will enjoy comfort, fun and relaxing in our cozy-comfy cabin type home on Lake Lancer. Enjoy your breakfast on the large deck while you listen to the birds and watch the sun come up. Relax in the log swing or Adirondack chairs while watching the sun set on the lake… feel the gentle breeze in the large tree shaded yard. Head out on the lake for some great fishing (Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike and Pan fish). In the evening, sit around the fire pit with a glass of wine or make S’mores.
Woods & Water is the perfect place for that great “Up North” feeling that we all love and is only 2 ½-3 hours from Detroit.
The main floor living area is a combination living room (with Franklin stove-style gas fireplace), dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and enclosed porch with windows and door- walls that look out over the deck, woodsy yard and the lake. The main floor also includes a master bedroom (queen bed), queen sofa sleeper, a full bath and laundry room. The second floor has a full bath and 2 bedrooms with 2 full size beds in each room. All bed & bath linens are provided
Although the property does not have a private sandy beach, the shoreline is grass and runs right up to the water which is shallow enough for small children to swim and play.
-Enclosed porch (with furniture for relaxing)
-Large shady wooded lot
-Large deck with picnic table and propane grill
-Wooden Swing, Adirondack chairs, and a fire pit
-Dock (bring your own boat, water craft or rent our pontoon)
-The Sugar Springs-Queens Way boat launch is just down the road and Kings Way beach club (which has a sandy beach) is not far from the house.
-The property has a long driveway with plenty of room for extra cars or trailers with your ice huts or hunting gear.
The lake view is not just for summer…. enjoy all the changing seasons of Michigan.....great view of the colors of autumn…beautiful snow covered lake during the winter.
During the summer enjoy the lake with swimming, boating, skiing/tubing, and fishing etc.
Great place for hunters and fisherman and if you love Michigan outdoor sports there are lots and lots of trails in the area for hiking, ATV/ORV, X-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing as we are just off of M-30 that runs thru the 85,000 acres of the Gladwin State Forest and also near Clare, Houghton Lake, West Branch, Tawas and Oscoda, etc.
Winter is also a great time to enjoy the lake with Snowmobiling, X-County Skiing and Ice Fishing….all of which you can do right outside the door or just about anywhere nearby.
Spend a few hours sledding with the kids on the hills or skating on the pond at the Sugar Springs campground chalet. Getting a little chilled from your day out-doors..........warm up at the outside fire pit or the indoor fireplace inside the Chalet.
SUGAR SPRINGS AMENITIES: As our guest, you will have access to all amenities. A few of the amenities require a fee for the activity. There is a fee schedule in our Welcome Book. Make sure that you have a guest pass with you. You will need to provide your own sports equipment.
-Two All-Sports Lakes (Lake Lancelot-private and Lake Lancer semi-private) great for swimming, fishing, boating, tubing and jet/water skiing.
-15 Beach Clubs. Sugar Springs has Beach Clubs scattered through out the community. Not all of them have the same amenities.
**Remodeled Club House:
New Olympic-size indoor swimming pool
New Fitness Room
The Hearth Restaurant & Pub
-18 hole Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Golf Pro
-Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts
-The Campground has a Chalet with inside fireplace and picnic tables, outside fire pit, catch & release pond for kids (ice skating pond in winter), sledding hills, playground area and hiking/x-country ski trails (the ski trail is not groomed).
SUGAR SPRINGS is a private recreation community in Gladwin, MI. It is located half-way between the towns of Gladwin and West Branch off of M-30.
It offers 2 all-sports lakes (1 private and 1 semi-private), several private (gated) beach clubs, some of which provide sandy beaches, restrooms, picnic tables, boat launch and swing set or Playscape (not all Beach Clubs have the same amenities). It is home to the Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course. There is also a Pro Shop and Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contains The Hearth (restaurant and pub) and an Activity Center with an Olympic Size Swimming Pool and Fitness Center.
During your stay with us visit the campground which is the starting point for several hiking trails and in the summer, enjoy the catch and release pond just outside of the chalet at the campground. The campground Chalet is equipped with picnic tables and fans (for summer) and heat and a fireplace (for winter). Use it as a large game room.
During the winter, be sure to bring your warm weather gear and go ice skating on the pond and enjoy the sledding hills, also located just outside of the chalet. Need to warm up after your fun in the snow..............the chalet has both an indoor fireplace and an outdoor fire pit. Bring your lunch or hot chocolate and the makings for s’mores. While you are there, keep an eye out for wildlife that is often seen in this area.
**For more information and photos of this and our other Gladwin properties, click on the AMENITIES tab at the top of the page, then click on the Three Sisters Vacation Rentals website link at the bottom of the AMENITIES page.
what a wonderful backdrop for a vacation. The view of the lake is one the best! Kids are having such a great time tubing, wake boarding and fishing. This is exactly what we were looking for this time around. This cottage reminds me of the one we used to visit as kids many, many years ago. I am so glad the kids were able to experience it.
Comments from our Guest Review Book
NORTHERN MICHIGAN is a year-round vacation destination filled with an abundance of things to do. It is our 'Pure' Michigan backyard. Whether you are visiting Northern Michigan to play or relax, there is something for everyone.
Discover scenic beauty, remote beaches, challenging golf, quaint shops, delightful restaurants and outdoor activities. From outdoor adventurers to history enthusiasts, there will be plenty to explore. Visit a local museum and learn about the legends and history of early settlers and the Great Lakes maritime. Explore haunts of Ernest Hemingway or attend local festivals and art shows. There is something for all ages, all interests and all seasons.
GLADWIN is located in the middle of the “mitten” and is a short drive from just about anywhere in the Lower Peninsula and is fairly close to surrounding states.
Distance From: Detroit-163 miles / Saginaw-65 miles / Traverse City-100 miles / Mackinac Island-120 miles / Chicago-340 miles / Indianapolis-380 miles / Toledo-240 miles.
Houghton and Higgins Lakes, Clare, Harrison, Roscommon, Prudenville, St. Helen, West Branch, Rose City, Grayling, Tawas, Oscoda
If you are looking for entertainment in addition to what you will find at this home...Gladwin County and the surrounding area has lots to do. There are lakes, beaches, rivers and marinas for swimming, boating/boat rentals, fishing, canoeing/kayaking /tubing, and jet & water skiing. Hiking, mountain biking, AVT/ORV & Motor Cross trails. Golf courses, scenic drives, light houses, wineries, Amish farms/crafts/fresh food & baked goods. National & State Forests, wild life preserves, bird watching, morel mushroom hunting, state recreation areas, restaurants, shopping, petting zoo’s, etc.
Cider mills/apples/pumpkins, farm stands, autumn color drives, hunting and hiking. Snowmobile trails, snowmobile rentals, X-country ski/snowshoe trails, downhill skiing/tubing/Terrain Parks/ziplining, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding hills.
**LOCAL PLACES OF INTEREST:
-Riverwalk Place-Gladwin (RW Oasis Spa and Salon / RW Grill / RW Threads (shopping) / River Rock Lounge
-Au Sable, Rifle, Tittabawassee, Tobacco, & Cedar Rivers for tubing, canoeing or kayaking, fishing and swimming.
-Secord Lake and Secord Lake Marina (boat rentals): swimming (2 public beaches) and public boat launches.
-Sugar Springs Marine (pontoon rentals)
*State & National Forests, Parks and Recreation Areas:
-Gladwin County Recreation Area: hiking, biking and cross country ski trails.
-Rifle River Recreation Area - Hunting, lakes, Au Sable River, fishing, scenic drive, observation tower and canoeing, picnic area, hiking/biking/cross country ski trails.
-Hartwick Pines State Forest - Visitors Center, Hunting, fishing, mountain bike/hiking/cross country ski trails, picnic area/playground, wildlife viewing.
-Huron National Forest: River Road Scenic Drive, Lumberman’s Monument Visitors Center (HNF information area)/Dune Overlook (has breath taking views of the Au Sable River Valley, Iargo Springs (observation deck, beautiful scenery, Au Sable river, springs, waterfalls), hiking/x-country ski/snowmobile trails, sightseeing, fishing/boating/swimming/canoeing/kayaking.
-Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area
*Golf Courses: Sugar Springs/Tamarack/The Dream/The Nightmare/Snowsnake Golf & Ski, Apple Mountain Golf & Ski and Snowsnake Golf and Ski (etc).
- Snowmobile/ORV Trails: Huron Trail, Alley Park Trail,
-Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe/Hiking Trails: Eagle Run, Ogemaw Hills Pathway (Au Sable Forest), Hartwick Pines, Rifle River Recreation Area, Corsair.
-Downhill Skiing/Tubing/Snowboarding/Terrain Parks: Snowsnake Golf & Ski (Harrison), Apple Mountain Golf & Ski (also has Zip Line), Hanson Hills Recreation Area (1000 acre Summer/Winter Sports Park)
-Cider Mills/Apple Orchards (Fruitful Orchard)/Farm Stands/Crafts/Amish Country
-Shopping: Antiques/Tangier Outlet Mall
-Restaurants: The Hearth Restaurant and Bar/Grill (Sugar Springs), The Camp, Lost Arrow, The Willow Tree.
-Casinos: Saganing/Soaring Eagle
-Wineries: Valley Mist, Moderncraft and Rose Valley
-Gladwin, Houghton Lake and West Branch have “kid” activities…..movie theater, putt-put golf, bowling, etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Sep 2 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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Preferred Pmt Method: Check or e-check. We accept online payments when necessary & for last minute bookings.
Pet fee is per dog-Max is 2 dogs
Pontoon rental fee: $150/day or $650/wk
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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