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Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 6

Biddy’s Hilltop Lodge is a rustic log lodge with many unique and special features. It is set on top of an exclusive 5 acre hill in Manistee County, Michigan with expansive panoramic views, including Crystal Mountain Resort, fields, meadows, a pond and 1000’s of acres of forest. Every season at the lodge is beautiful and the fall colors are spectacular. Abundant wildlife provides an opportunity to view a large variety of song birds and woodpeckers at established feeders right outside the windows. Watch bald eagles, ospreys and hawks soar at eye level over the meadows below where whitetail deer, wild turkeys and sand hill cranes forage.

Biddy's is family built, owned, and operated: The lodge features:

• True log construction, giant full logs up to 24” in diameter and 50’ long with 2000 square feet of living space.

• Hand crafted custom furniture throughout

• 3.5” think pine log kitchen counters and bar tops with a beautiful recessed rock collection featuring many Petosky and other native Michigan stones.

• Accommodations for up to 10 guests

• Over 500 sq. feet of decks and balconies

• 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a large lofted master suite with attached full bath, walk in closet, log bed and covered balcony

• Winding log staircase

• Massive stone fireplace

• Large great room with piano

• Dining room featuring a giant log table with seating or 12 guests.

• Furnished kitchen

• 1st floor bath with vintage sink and an antique claw-foot soaking tub.

• Large 1st floor bedroom

The property also features: • Complete privacy and seclusion in a beautiful wooded setting of maple, ash, beech, quaking aspen and red pine.

• Large outdoor area including fire pit and seating.

• 42' large plasma television, with DVD player

• Board games, card games, puzzles and books.

• Gas grill on the deck

• Deck furniture

• Washing machine and dryer

• AM/FM Stereo with CD

**We do recommend a all- wheel drive vehicle during the winter months due to the steep driveway.

'It is the desire of our hearts that friends, family and couples who are guests at Biddy's Lodge truly get away from it all, enjoy the beauty of Gods creation, draw closer together and return home feeling rested and refreshed. So open the windows and listen to the leaves rustle in the wind, enjoy the sounds of song birds, woodpeckers, chipmunks, wild turkeys, nesting cranes and more. Listen to the fire crackle in the fireplace while big snowflakes fall and blanket the country side.'

May God Richly Bless you,

The Thachenkary Family

More Details

Owner
Ted
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Bear Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • *We have a strict NO pet rule. *Fireplace damper must be in the closed position prior to checking out (If used). *All garbage must be removed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms also include towels and wash cloths. Guests should bring other toiletries such as soap, shampoo/conditioner and toothpaste!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Bedrooms also include linens, pillows and alarm clocks. Lofted bedroom has a large queen custom built from natural logs First floor bedroom has two full size bunk beds custom built from natural logs
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property also features. •Complete privacy and seclusion in a beautiful wooded setting of maple, ash, birch, quaking aspen and red pine. •Large outdoor area including fire pit and seating.

Reviews

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Biddy's Hilltop Lodge, Manistee County, Michigan
average rating of 4.76 based on 50 reviews
4

Beautiful log cabin

  • 4 of 5

Great looking and well kept log cabin. World definitely visit again. Only surprise was rough road getting up to the house, wouldn't want to try it in the rain or snow.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous Cabin with everything you need for a great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful scenic area and beautiful home.

Ted was very kind when we had questions and responded quickly!

Loved the stone bath tub! Tastefully decorated and very cozy!

Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Canton, Mi
5

Very peaceful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Biddy's Hill Top Lodge. Authentic log cabin in a beautiful peaceful location. Located near Frankfurt, Onekema and Manistee. Great hiking trails and beaches. We will be back. Thanks Ted.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Westland mi
5

Beautiful, peaceful, tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable, stunning property. Ted the owner is a fair, good, intelligent owner. Worth every penny. Can't wait to get back next time. Sincerely Michael O'Brien

Any questions?

Email me

Mobrie1979@yahoo.com

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Totally cool! Rent this place!

  • 5 of 5

We drove up from Champaign, Illinois for a quick, quiet getaway with our three teenage boys. This cabin is AMAZEBALLS! When you open the front door, you'll think the place was built for a giant! The ceilings are high, the stone fireplace is massive, and the dining room table is enormous! It's soooo comfortable! Hats off to the cleaning crew, too. Everything was SPOTLESS! And as a mom, I really appreciated the washer and dryer.

I wish we'd had more time to explore Crystal Lake and Bear Lake. We got some good tips from the locals, who are so friendly and willing to talk.

We enjoyed Pierport Beach, which was completely empty and beautiful. The boys loved the beach in Frankfort, where you can jump off concrete piers into the freezing water. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is cool (crowded when we went, but the views are amazing!) and the pizza place in Empire has a great vibe. I would totally recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in this west Michigan cabin. Very spacious and comfortable for our family of 5. Location was perfect for us. Would highly recommend this place for a quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
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Car: necessary

Biddy’s Hilltop Lodge is perfectly located in the heart of Northwest Michigan’s recreation area where you can ski, golf, hunt, fish, hike, canoe, snowmobile, go horseback riding and so much more. The lodge is centrally located to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Lakeshore, Manistee National Forest, Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain Resort, Caberfae Peaks Resort, Lake Michigan, many scenic rivers, Little River Casino and the Victorian port city of Manistee. View a list of links to all of these area attractions and more.

Other Activities: Canoeing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing, minutes from Lake Michigan and miles of rivers to explore.

Golf: Crystal Mountain is a four season resort offering down hill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, swimming a water park and restaurants. Other nearby golf courses and contact numbers inlcude:

-- Manistee Golf Resort 231-398-0123

-- Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course 1-800-494-8666 (This course was rated one of a hundred greatest golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest magazine!!

--Crystal Mountain Golf Courses 1-800-968-7686 -- All of these great courses are within a 15-20 minute drive from the lodge!!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59

Refund Policy:

Cancellation more than 45 days prior to reservation 100%
Cancellation 45-30 days prior to reservation 50%
No refund with less than 30 days of notice, this is non-negotiable!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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