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Northern Enclosure Lodge - Four Season Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,680 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

NORTHERN ENCLOSURE LODGE is a four season chalet located only five minutes from Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob ski areas and the quaint villages of Harbor Springs and Petoskey.

Northern Michigan, much admired for its superb skiing, is also known as a fabulous summer destination. Our home is within minutes of the beautiful sandy beach and dunes of Petoskey State Park on Lake Michigan.

We are close to many inland lakes and canals, ideal for swimming and boating; slow meandering streams, perfect for canoeing; and 20 championship golf courses. Many of our guests visit the famous tourist destination of Mackinac Island, located in the nearby Straits of Mackinac.

The chalet is a cozy, three level, rustic lodge. It features a loft with two bedrooms, a first floor master bedroom, and a walk-out lower level with another bedroom. There are two bathrooms, utility area, and a large rec/media room that will accommodate your entire party.

Keywords: Chalet

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Bill and Chris Nixon
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Bill and Chris Nixon

We are a family of die-hard Northern Michigan lovers that discovered this wonderful area as Honeymooners in 1969 and have returned every summer and winter since. We finally were able to purchase our own retreat and keep finding new places and experiences as well as frequenting old favorites!

Bill and Chris Nixon purchased this chalet in 1991

Why Bill and Chris Nixon chose Northern Michigan

We were drawn to this house because of it's great location , the skiing and summer activities, the relaxed atmosphere, and yes, I confess, I love knotty pine! After many upgrades over the years , I feel that we have established an atmosphere that not only we enjoy but others will as well when they visit.

What makes this chalet unique

Make your own memories in this wonderful area from our comfortable and cozy lodge. Children love the loft and judging from our now 3 or 4 guest memory books, all seem to enjoy their stays.

Guests provide their own bed sheets/pillow cases and towels which helps to keep our rates low and maintains each guest's own standard of quality as well. Blankets and pillows provided.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for another week of Northern Enclosure hospitality. Our extended family comes up north for a summertime reunion as well as seeing friends living in the area, so it's important to have a comfy accommodating cottage with room to visit, cook, enjoy the view, etc. We think Northern Enclosure is ideal! Thank you again!
Aug 2015
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Harbor Springs Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Combination shower/tub in main level bath, new shower in bath on walk-out level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1) Guests provide own sheets/pillow cases and towels which helps to keep our rates low and assures that each guest's own standards are maintained. Blankets and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Chalet is located in a heavily wooded area, with decks front and rear, three levels, 1600+ sq feet, cozy lodge atmosphere.


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Northern Enclosure Lodge - Four Season Retreat
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Our Family Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Northern Enclosure Lodge! It was very clean, well-kept, and well stocked. The Nixons made sure we had everything we needed! We especially enjoyed the fireplace and cozy atmosphere. The location was great for skiing! We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing Northern Enclosure Lodge, we appreciate your business and hope that you will be able to return! We will be making arrangements to return your lost stuffed mouse toy to you!
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Up North Getaway with attention to detail

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was this property offered everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing weekend. Owners have taken special care to supply this home with everything you will need to make the stay comfortable. The multi-levels worked out great for those who wanted to stay up or for those who were early risers. We truly enjoyed the natural fireplace and the two large HD TV's for the NCAA March Madness games..... GO STATE... Sorry Bill & Chris(LOL).

We hope to visit back many more years to come Thank you Bill & Chris

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, Michigan

Marilyn Boucher and family

  • 4 of 5

This is a very good value vacation destination because the property owners do not provide bed linens, bath, kitchen or beach towels, and provide no laundry! Therefore, the rental is about half the going rate! Wow.

The chalet is comfortable, good beds, efficient kitchen, shaded, proximate to ski hills, state park beach, fancy shoppin!

We inhabit the area every summer due to relatives owning property across the road.

The only thing lacking here and most other cottage properties is an allowance for well-trained dogs and their responsible masters.

I give Northern Enclosure a 4+!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linens are provided by our lodge guests to keep the rates reasonable. The purchase of two sheet sets for each of our seven beds, as well as the maintenance of the linens, would necessitate a much higher rate charged. We hid the stacked washer and dryer behind louvered doors in the basement. I guess we hid them too well! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your coming back to visit us again!
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Great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time at Northern Enclosure. It was very close to the mountain. The place is very nicely decorated and the beds were comfortable. There is plenty of room for 2 families of 4, the basement bedroom, bath and living area are like a separate apt. so very private.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind remarks! Our main goal is to offer a family-friendly stay in a clean and comfortable atmosphere, at a reasonable price ! We hope that you will be able to return again! Chris & Bill
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Marshall, Illinois

Tim and Tammy

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Northern Enclosure Lodge August 12 thru August 20th 2011. This was a very nice, clean, comfortable place to stay. The kitchen is very well stocked with pots and pans and dishes. Close to Harbor Springs and Petroskey, plus a 30 minute drive to Mackinaw City. The ownes Bill and Chris are very nice people to rent from, answers all your questions and are available for problems. Would highly recommend this rental. Very close to ski areas...

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter-Spring
Mar 5 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

The referenced $ 100 rate a night by VRBO is the lowest nightly rate based on a $ 700 non-summer week.

Half down to hold, balance due two weeks prior to reserved date. Checks acceptable with current address and Driver's License #.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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