|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The premier large-group house at Crystal. Sleeps 20. 5BR / 3.5BA 3000sqft
Nestled in the tall pines, the Laughing Moose Lodge is the premier large-group house at Crystal Mountain. 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3000 sqft provide elegant accommodations for a large group (up to 20) or multiple families with separate, comfortable gathering spaces for relaxing, playing, reading, or socializing with enough privacy for everyone. Enjoy the surroundings in an attractive, warm and comfortable Northern Michigan retreat motif. Natural tones, unique textures, and themed bedrooms make this a memorable place to enjoy time away from home at a great location. Perfect for a larger multi-family group, or a smaller group to enjoy great spaces that cannot be found at other accommodations at the resort. Completely equipped from the spacious kitchen to the laundry room, with high speed internet and central Air Conditioning to ensure everyone’s comfort.
The Laughing Moose Lodge is a great base for Northern Michigan fun in every season. The outstanding Crystal Mountain Resort is at the doorstep, including a water park, alpine slide, bike and hiking trails, a world-class art park, 2 full service restaurants, climbing wall, skiing, snowshoeing, and more.
Nearby are the huge Lake Michigan sand beaches, charming Elberta and Frankfort, the elegant natural spaces at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, canoe/kayaking on the Betsie, Platte, and Crystal rivers, scenic M22 through Empire, Glen Arbor and Leelanau wine country, Traverse City festivals, and on and on.
Spaciously furnished with natural and luxurious furnishings, and meticulously maintained - many experienced guests say that the Laughing Moose Lodge is the nicest place to stay at the entire resort!
(Note: As a result of the need for meticulous maintenance and the unfortunate experiences of previous guest groups, there is a minimum age requirement of 30 to reserve the Laughing Moose Lodge. Thank you for understanding)
We love the atmosphere and environment at Crystal Mountain, have been coming here for decades. This house fit because it has so much space to be together with family or friends but has separate livings areas for kids, privacy, etc... We like the location in the resort, it's close enough to the core resort without being too busy. The year-round activities make it never get old - the resort is so different in the summer compared to the winter, we always looks forward to the next season. Spring and fall visits have a special feel for us because it's so quiet.
The unique benefits of this house that caught our attention are the size/space and location.
We have always wanted to rent this lodge. Best place of the five we have rented. Lots of space for the boys to spread out. Thank you for sharing your home!
Our group greatly enjoyed the Laughing Moose Lodge. The location, accommodations, comfortable living areas all contributed to a lovely weekend. Only experience that wasn't top notch was plates in the cupboard which weren't clean...so possibly the dishwasher isn't functioning perfectly. Stack of plates needed to be re-washed before being used.
Other than that, it was great!
The Laughing Moose exceeded all of our expectations! Easy reservation, awesome accommodations! I would recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay and enjoy the Crystal Mountain area!
This is our 4th year staying at the Laughing Moose, and once again it didn't disappoint.
Our family plans a vacation, for family members from as far away as Pittsburgh, every summer.
Over the past 6 years going to Crystal, 4 of them were spent at the Laughing Moose.
We didn't find this gem of a home until our second year because we waited too long to make a reservation.
We will never make that mistake again.
For a large family such as ours, anywhere from 12 to 18, it accommodates us beautifully, with room to spare.
It's pristine in cleanliness. The kitchen is more than fully equipped, you will lack for nothing.
The beds are comfy. I do have a small issue with the futon in the basement. It lacks support and isn't very comfortable, but there are plenty of other beds to offer. The remotes were without working batteries, but a very, very small issue compared to the luxury of such a home.
If you are a large group, or even if you aren't, you will NOT find a more beautiful home to make many memories in.
We are already booking for next summer.
Thanks Scott, for once again making our, very important, family vacation, simply amazing!
Our family had a great time at the Laughing Moose Lodge! The Lodge itself was very spacious and homey. It had just what we were looking for in a place to accommodate our 15 family members- with lots of room to spare. Scott was a great person to work with in this event. He was very quick to answer any questions we had, and was extremely helpful throughout this experience. Thank you for everything, Scott!
This has quickly become our favorite rental at CM. Like others have stated, Scott is always super fast to reply to messages. The place was clean, plenty of space, and we loved the big back yard. Definitely recommend this property!!
Located at beautiful Crystal Mountain. This home is on the tenth fairway of the Betsie Valley Golf Course. There is a map included in the photos section that shows the Laughing Moose Lodge at lot 97 of the “Club” community. The base of the closet ski lift (Buck) is a 500 yard walk. When considering a rental property, be sure to determine exactly where the lot location is on a map.
Crystal Mountain is an outstanding destination resort, plus there are great local Northern Michigan attractions nearby. Nearby are fabulous beaches at Frankfort and Elberta, plus Sleeping Bear Dunes right up the road, and canoeing/kayak/raft on the nearby Betsie or Platte rivers. Scenic M22, Empire, Glen Arbor, Wine country, Leelanau, Traverse City are all 30-45 minutes away.
Golf: Crystal Mountain has 2 outstanding 18 hole courses - the Betsie Valley and Mountain Ridge courses. The Laughing Moose Lodge is located at the 150 yard marker of the par 5 tenth hole of the Betsie Valley course, so you can sit on the deck, screened porch, or yard and watch the approach shots.
Ski: Crystal Mountain has been rated the best family resort in the Midwest by Ski Magazine. It is very family friendly, yet has lots of snowboard terrain parks and a good mix of difficulty of skiing terrain.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Check in time is 4:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am