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'Woods & Water'-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)

Lin or Sue

Member since: 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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'Woods & Water'-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Gladwin House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 12 (3 bedrooms- 1 Sofa sleeper) / 2 Full Baths. Cozy home on Lake Lancer


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'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 is a private recreation community in Gladwin, MI which is located half-way between the towns of Gladwin and West Branch off of M-30 and Sugar River Road.

Sugar Springs offers; 2 All-Sports lakes…..Lake Lancelot (semi-private) and Lake Lancer (private),

private (gated) Beach Clubs, several of which have a sandy beaches on shore, a roped off swimming areas (with sandy bottom and a shallow area that gradually become deeper), a PlayScape, swing sets. picnic tables and/or a pavilion, restrooms and a boat launch. One of the Beach Clubs has a sand volley ball area.

It is home to the Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course, with a Pro Shop, Golf Pro and Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contains The Hearth (restaurant and pub) a Fitness Center and an Indoor Swimming Pool.

During your stay with us, visit the Sugar Springs Campground which is the starting point for several hiking trails and in the summer, kids can enjoy the catch and release pond just outside of the Chalet. Inside the Chalet is equipped with picnic tables and fans (for summer) and heat and a fireplace… with wood provided (for winter). You may use it as a large game room or during the winter, a place to warm up, make some hot chocolate or roast hot dogs over the open fire after skating on the frozen catch & release pond or sledding down one of the 3 sledding hills.

Keep an eye out for wildlife that is often seen in this area.

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 is 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. A large color map of Sugar Springs is provided for your convenience.

-Sugar Springs (18 hole) Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Golf Pro

**Remodeled Club House:

New indoor swimming pool (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)

New Fitness Room (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)

The Hearth Restaurant & Pub

-Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts

-The Sugar Springs Campground has a Chalet with inside fireplace and picnic tables, outside fire pit, playground area, hiking trails, a catch & release pond for kids (ice skating pond in winter), sledding hills, and x-country ski trails (trail is not groomed).

The SS Campground road to the Chalet, Hiking Trails and Sledding Hills (etc) is open:

Spring thru Jan. 4, 2015

Jan 5, 2015 thru rest of winter: ONLY OPEN ON WEEKENDS:

**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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lin or Sue (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We just got back from our stay at the Gladwin cabin "Woods & Water". It was a beautiful location...the sunrises were amazing!

The dogs liked to squirrel watch from the deck and even though I am sure the water was cold... they waded a bit too.

We relaxed in the evening and took the dune buggy out during the day. We rode the trails in Gladwin, St. Helen and just around town. 20-30 minutes any direction from the cabin offered even more things to do....the Amish farms and farm areas in general were beautiful... there are some unique stone houses and structures from a time gone by.

Shopping in Gladwin offered a little something for everyone, antiques, furniture, garden art, souvenirs, etc... Not too many chain restaurants (which is a good thing). The "Family Diner" had home made cinnamon rolls the size of 2 bricks side by side with home made frosting! "Mac's on Main" was all home made breakfast with 1" thick French toast and the portions were quite satisfying.

The DNR is right in Gladwin and offer maps for hiking, biking and ORV/ATV riding.

We checked out West Branch, which has the Tanger Outlets and The Lumber Jack restaurant too.

The locals were all friendly and the neighborhood that the cabin was located in was clean and quiet.

We made it a point to stop in Bay City on the way south and take in all the sites there too.

We loved the cabin and all the notes on how to find and use everything were clear to understand.

Thanks again... oh and we left a day early just because we have a fence install going on at home and they arrived early and had some questions. Laura
Apr 2015
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'Woods & Water'-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 22 reviews
Frankfort Ohio

Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

Great base of operations for a family wedding. Lots of room for family and friends. Secluded but close to Gladwin. Well stocked with kitchen utensils lawn chairs and grill for Sunday picnic.. We will be back. Dom Z

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

serene, beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

the area was full of serene little cottages, on a beautiful lake, the cabin itself was very comfortable and relaxing. dune buggy/orv trails 20 minutes away, shops and restaurants 15 minutes away. farms, golf courses, beaches, etc... we just loved it

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful FAMILY vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful vacation. The dock and lake were perfect for our grandchildren, ages four to nine. The fish were biting.

We had rain a couple of days and used the clubhouse pool. It was well worth the cost.

The kitchen was stocked with every pan and serving dish you might want. The knives were super sharp and better than I have at home.

Almost everything plus was available.

We ordered pizza from the club house restaurant one evening. If I lived closer I would be hooked.

There were six adults and four children in this home and we had plenty of room.

All in all a great vacation and one I wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Unforgettable "Home Away from Home" with Family

  • 5 of 5

We are farming families from Ontario, Canada who requested a get away with our kids and grandkids, as their gift for our 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2014. We chose Gladwin Michigan for our setting at a cottage called "Woods & Water" for three days and three nights. We lived and shared our lives with each other with no cell phones or contacts from our home area in Canada. We were truly blest that each child and grandchild asked permission for time off from their jobs and employers, to enjoy this experience and they were all granted this special time with their Grandparents for our Anniversary year.

Our cottage was rented from "Three Sisters Vacation Rentals" of Redford Michigan. Upon our arrival, the wide yard was landscaped with breathtaking tall trees that provided a special ambiance and setting for our relaxing vacation together as a family. The cottage was modeled in "Chalet" facade. We felt instantly welcomed by this vision in this State of Michigan and only three hours traveling time away from our homes in Ontario. We rented two cottages for extra comfort and space for our families to share each evening meal together and alternate visits each day with the entire family group. We rented a Pontoon boat, we paddled together on paddle boats, we toured the beautiful calm and scenic Lake Lancer, we enjoyed s'mores, spider dogs and steaks over the campfires each evening as we enjoyed our gatherings together, as a family

This setting located in Lake Lancer and "Woods & Water" Rental is located in Sugar Springs Private Community. Our fire pits were next to the Lake bank. Our accommodations inside and outside were neat, tidy, clean and spacious. The kitchen was well serviced with up- to -date appliances, dishes, cooking pans and lots of counter space. The large dining table made our breakfasts and lunches special and we were all together in our cottage enjoyment. There were many fans strategically positioned throughout our cottage for providing fresh air from the outside for humid days. There were two bathrooms in the cottage, one was upstairs and one downstairs. There were many folding chairs when we played cards or board games which were also stacked on the shelves of the games closet area next to the play table in the sitting room. There were linens supplied for each of the bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen. We sang campfire songs around the fire pit nightly, we watched sea-doos, ducklings and water skiers cross the lake water in front of us.Unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Clinton Twp

Clean and on a great lake.

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean and just as advertised. Sugar Springs is a wonderful place for a family vacation. We love the golf course and the lakes. It is a four star and not five because we really didn't have enough time to complete a good review. Unfortunately, there was an "Act of God" that cut our stay down to one night but the owners and management company were very good about it. The lack of internet and cellular service made it difficult to communicate until we returned home but at that time they were very fair with the situation. We will try again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 3 of 5

It was a wonderful place to relax. Beautiful nature, lake, cozy house it is all that you need in order to take a break from working days and gain energy from nature for a long time. I hope that I will be able to visit it again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Riverwalk Grill
Family Diner
Macks On Main
Nearest Airport
46 Miles
MBS International Airport-Freeland, MI
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Camp (bar and restaurant) on M-30
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sugar Springs Champion Golf Course (onsite)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M-30 & Sugar River Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Hearth Restaurant and Pub (Sugar Springs)
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kings Way Beach Club (Sugar Springs)
Car: necessary

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.


-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… theater, putt-put golf, bowling, etc.


Rates & Availability

From $137 Per night

Gladwin House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
PEAK 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
OFF PEAK 2015-2016
Sep 8 2015 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Due to technical changes made by HomeAway, the “Quotable Rates” program is incorrectly showing and calculating our rates and "total stay" amounts. Please contact us directly via the "Send Message" box for an accurate quote.

• Rates posted here are for up to 6 guests
• Additional guests rates (above the base of 6)
extra adult rate = $25/per adult per night
extra child rate (ages 13-18) = $10/per child per night
• Pet Fee = $25 per pet
• Pontoon Rental = $150/day or $600/week
Preferred Pmt Method: Check. We accept online payments when necessary & for last minute bookings.
Reservation Deposit = 50% of rental rate.
Cancellation notice must be given no later than 30 days prior to arrival date to receive a full refund.
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Gladwin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1347 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
  • Bath linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd floor
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor-queen
  • Bed linens are provided. Sofa sleeper in Living Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Pets are allowed (Dogs only-max. of 2) $25 Pet fee (per pet) Smoking Allowed outside only (ashtrays provided) Sugar Springs is a private recreation community with a Championship Golf Course, Golf Pro, 2 All-Sports Lakes, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, sledding hills and fishing/skating pond.

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