Location, Location, Location!!!
Allow yourself to escape to this modern tri-level lodge (interior wood cottage décor) on the beautiful Inland Waterway of Michigan with room to play both indoors and out. Wildlife is so abundant on the river, we guarantee you will see wildlife from the lodge in the daytime. The lodge features expansive views of the river from 3 levels (sky, overview of river and at river level), an estate size property with 3.5 acres of land, 400-feet of riverfront, a large deck and patio, two private docks with enough space to tie up several boats, outdoor fire pit, wood swing and 3 picnic tables. The lodge also includes a game room with a bar and pool table, 2 large screen tvs (73' and 46') with cable, fireplace, 2 refrigerators, washer and dryer, a fully stocked kitchen and enough sleeping for up to 12. The 4 bedroom, 3 bath lodge, has an open floor plan with a kitchen/dining/living room combination with a full two-story cathedral ceiling and is perfect for your group, large or small. Photos throughout the lodge offer a gallery of northern MI scenery and wildlife.
• Boating: The Inland Waterway is a 38 mile system that begins at the mouth of Lake Huron and continues down the Cheboygan River into Mullett Lake. At the south end of Mullett Lake, it flows into the Indian River and on into Burt Lake and continues into the Crooked River before coming to an end at Crooked and Pickeral Lakes. If you choose to take the entire Inland Waterway roundtrip, it takes over 10 hours from the lodge.
• Nature lovers and bird watching: The river provides a more intimate, up-close view of wildlife than a lake. The Cheboygan River Watershed is known for large migrations of birds in the spring and the fall. Deer, raccoon, mink, swans, Canadian geese, mallards, mergansers, gulls, wood ducks, herons, golden eyes, osprey, cormorants, golden and bald eagles and many other beautiful wildlife species call the waterway home.
The Cheboygan River Watershed is known for its large, deep, high quality, kettle lakes which support an array of fish and wildlife and serve as a core tourist attraction. Expansive wetland systems have formed where the large rivers filter into these lakes. These large marshes, such as the Indian River and Pigeon River Spreads provide critical spawning habitat for fish and nesting, foraging, and migration habitat for a wide range of birds.
• Fall colors: As the nights become cool in September and October, the spectacular color show begins. Check out the Pure Michigan website for recommended fall color tours or take an atlas with you and venture out on your own.
The Pure Michigan color tours in our area are the Rogers City - Cheboygan - Indian River tour and the Mackinaw City - Petoskey - Charlevoix tour.
• Golfing: Northern Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses on the planet. Choose between more than 60 golf courses within 5 to 50 minutes away from the lodge.
• Snowmobiling: Cheboygan offers access to over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, including a trail system stretching from Mackinaw City down to Gaylord and all of the trails on Black Mountain are just minutes away. There is an access to the trail less than one mile from the lodge.
• Snow sports: Black mountain has miles of cross country ski trails or you can visit Cheboygan’s ice rink for open skating or take in a hockey game. There are several premiere ski resorts in the area that offer downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and even snowshoeing: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are both just 30 miles away.
• History brought to life: Visit real historic military forts preserved for hundreds of years in Mackinaw City and on Mackinaw Island. Light houses and the retired Coast Guard’s Great Lake Icebreaker Mackinaw are open to the public.