We love this place! My family and I are visiting from Hawai'i, and have fallen in love with this retreat. We decided to spend our summer vacation on Lac Vieux Desert this year because my husband's family lives close, and he has such fond memories of camping here as a kid. After this vacation, I can see why!
Wilderness Bay Lodge had everything we were looking for...and more! The "cabin" is huge, and is great for entertaining! We had family over for cook-outs and lake-time fun. We were able to grill outside on the patio, and the kitchen was big enough for ALL the mom's to be in there cooking! The downstairs "man cave" was a perfect hang out - equipped with a bar, pool table, and ping pong table. There's a clean, calm, and quiet beach in a secluded bay of the lake, where our kids were able to play and swim. We all had a blast fishing off the dock. In the evening, we all gathered around the fire pit to make smores and stargaze.
We were able to launch the family pontoon and jet-ski from the public boat ramp located across the bay (a 10 minute drive, 2 minute boat ride away) and dock them right outside the lodge. The lake is beautifully scenic - we caught glimpses of deer and bald eagles from the water - and excellent for fishing and relaxing. We were even able to pull the pontoon up to a couple of the other resorts on the lake for brunch and Friday Night Fish Fry!
We could not have imagined a better vacation if we tried; the lake was magical, and this retreat was perfect. This Lodge has all the iconic charm of a "cabin on the lake" with the modern amenities of home. The scenery surrounding the lodge is so picturesque, and the cabin is absolutely beautiful; you can tell that the owners take pride in maintaining their little slice of heaven.
Thank you for the perfect vacation! I can guarantee that this will become our families summer tradition!