I have made 5 years of some of the most magical memories at the Bear Creek Lodge. Me and Crew (on average 14-16 folks) travel up each January for a time of reflection, rest, mild debauchery, drinks, laughter, board games, excellent food and fellowship. Each year, we come back more refreshed than the previous year and moreover our bonds of friendship strengthens. All of this happens in the backdrop of the charming property. Sitting on over 100 acres, the spacious lodge boasts of 7 themed rooms, although the house could probably sleep up to 20 folks comfortably. While we loved the old furniture they had in 2015, they've updated the couches in the Great Room (where we've had many a long talk or an awesome game of Mafia (Clue without the board game) in front of the huge fire place) and added a big screen television equipped with Direct TV. It was easy to plug our gaming system in to play games and watch movies. The other thing I really love about the space is that no matter how many folks you travel with, you won't bump into each other. There's plenty of room including their gorgeous pool room where games of pool while simultaneously watching old movies went down nightly. The kitchen has two stoves and there are two refrigerators. In the winter, we put all of our soda and water on the back porch. There are enough pots, pans, and dishware to service a small army. Plenty of blankets and extra supplies (toilet paper/paper towels/cleaning supplies) make it easy to just bring clothes to lounge in and not worry about anything. I spent a great deal of time chilling in the kitchen area cooking for our group and catching up with the women on the trip. There's comfortable new wicker furniture in the nook and sturdy bar stools to make the kitchen a dope area to hang in as well. Michael, the owner, is a quick phone call or email away and there are property managers in the area to meet our needs should something come up (in 5 years, we've never had to phone them for an emergency as they provide you with a ton of info that makes it easy to navigate the home and the general community we're settled in). In the summer, we've enjoyed bonfires and had to only take a short road trip (45 minutes) in Mio for canoeing at Hinchman Acres. It's truly a home away from home and has become a very special tradition that we hope to carry on as long as the house remains opened to guests. You're going to love this space.
La Shaun Kotaran and 14 friends! Metro Detroit Area