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Rob & Jamie Baker

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Betsie River Lodge -Summer fun on the river....!!!

45 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Bunks & 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

This wooded and secluded setting on the Betsie River in Northern Michigan is the perfect home base for skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, hiking and relaxation!

Walk down the foot path to the rivers edge or sit in the swing while enjoying the beautiful view from the bluff overlooking the river. 5 acres with 700' of private frontage. 30 miles to Traverse City, 20 miles to Frankfort/Lake Michigan, 10 miles to Beulah/Crystal Lake, 4 miles to Crystal Mountain, 1/4 mile to the groomed snowmobile trails, ORV trails and state land. Sleeping Bear dunes 35 minutes away!!

Take pleasure in the numerous activities of the surrounding area or just relax and listen to the river.

Wildlife is abundant and the spring/fall fishing is GREAT! We are surrounded by hundreds of acres of pristine state land.

Keywords: Salmon, SteelHead, Brown Trout, Down Hill Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Canoeing, Betsie River, Crystal Mountain Hiking, Biking

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rob & Jamie Baker (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rob & Jamie Baker

My family and I have been guests of The Betsie River Lodge as vacationers for the past 10+ years. When the opportunity to become owners came to be, we jumped on it! We have 4 children and reside in suburban SE Michigan. Overall our plan is to continue sharing this property with respectful weekend vacationers.

Rob & Jamie Baker purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Rob & Jamie Baker chose Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

Having family and vacationing in the area prompted our decision to invest into the area. We truly find the mix of rural quiet with close amenities to be right for our family and friends. We love it here!

What makes this lodge unique

We are an active family!! Biking, fishing, hiking, golf, beaches, skiing, snowshoeing and winter activities galore!!

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

Betsie River Lodge -Summer fun on the river....!!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews
5

Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Betsie River Lodge. The home was immaculate, had very comfortable furnishings and a well appointed kitchen. The scenery was spectacular, what a lovely secluded area. It was delightful to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while sitting along the banks of the Betsie River. I would certainly recommend staying at the Betsie River Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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R&R with all the Comforts of Home

  • 4 of 5

We (two couples) spent a weekend at the Betsie River Lodge last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have rented many times through VRBO and this was one of our best experiences. The booking and communication was easy, thorough and timely. We very much appreciated the helpful directions to the property which included an alternate route around a closed bridge. Upon arrival, we were very pleasantly greeted with a thoroughly clean and very well stocked home. Great attention had been given to making this cottage/cabin a home away from home, including every cooking utensil/pot/pan/dish one could possibly want, comfort touches such as candles, cozy throw blankets, plentiful bedding, linens, toiletry items and food staples. The property is large and overlooks the Betsie River and there are several peaceful benches for a bit of respite. All in all, we loved our stay, felt like we were in a home away from home, and look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was very well maintained and the cabin was very clean!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for just a short 2 nights. We totally wish we could have stayed longer. It was perfect for us and our boys, but could have fit so many more people. Everything from the fire pit, old school movie collection, to all the essentials ever needed in the kitchen. Close to so many things to do and places to eat. We will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with all of the amenities in a secluded location!

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything you needed and more, including cable & WIFI. It was just like being at home BUT better. Great location and close to Crystal Mountain, Glen Arbor, Frankfort, and Traverse City. Enjoyed our week of biking, kayaking, boating and just exploring the beaches.

The only negative was accessing the Betsie River which runs through the property…little more difficult than expected. But overall, excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cabin to get way from it all!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful respite. Great location, secluded but close enough to area towns and attractions. Can get to Frankfort or other towns in less than 30 minutes or just stay at the cabin and enjoy! The property is beautiful and has access to the river and hiking trails. The cabin is perfect. Clean and well kept. Comfortable sleeping quarters. Has everything you need to spend several days or several weeks here in the woods on the river. We will be returning to this cabin. Definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the river! We hope to have you group back in the future. Thank you for taking care of our home.
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Sweet Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 nights in the Betsie Lodge this June. We were very happy with the professional and prompt correspondence with the owners about any inquiries we had. Their cottage was very clean and just right for the two of us but could have easily accompanied many more. The swing on the bank of the river the best part. The view, the sounds, the smells....... were incredibly relaxing. Thank you for sharing your cottage. It helped us see a part of the northern Michigan we may have missed.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Gino's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M 115
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Lake Michigan / Crystal Lake
Car: necessary

Crystal Mountain Resort, Ski, Golf & Spa, Casinos, Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Lake Michigan, Interlochen, Salmon Fishing, Steelhead and Trout Fishing

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
$875
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$155
$900
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Eve
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$105
$650
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
$850
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

$200 deposit due to confirm reservation. Full payment due 15 days before Stay. A $250, refundable excessive cleaning/damage deposit is required for all new renters and will be refunded provided no damage or excessive cleaning is required.

NOTE** We also will take Payments via PayPal - PayPal ID is betsieriverlodge@gmail.com - Please call Owner if you have any questions

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , All linens included
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , All linens included
    Basement Overflow Sleeping - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Basement & provides sleeping options (5) - Linens Included
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), (2) Basement Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
700' + of private frontage on the Betsie River, Fire Pit, ORV and Bicycle Trails, Salmon and Steelhead river fishing

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