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Laughing Moose Lodge at Crystal Mtn. Spacious, Elegant, Golf Side, Walk to Ski

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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)

More Details

Owner
Scott Boerman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Why Scott Boerman chose Northern Michigan

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.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits of this house that caught our attention are the size/space and location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Feb 2014
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Amenities

Crystal Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Main Level
    Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Includes Shower and Spa Tub
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Main Level
  • 3.5 Bathrooms to fit a large group, with dual large water heaters. Bathrooms on every level, with a large soaking/garden/spa tub on the upper level. En-suite Master bathroom on the main level
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bear (Master) Room - 1 king , Master ensuite, ceiling fan, private deck, flatscreen TV
    Fish Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, flatscreen TV
    Moose Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, flatscreen TV
    Southwest Bedroom - 2 queen , Lower Level
    Mountain Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Sleeping Loft - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , two twin/full log bunk beds on Upper Level
    Futon Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lower Level Family Room
  • 5 Bedrooms - Bear (Master) with King bed on main level. On the upper level are the Fish and Moose Bedrooms each with a Queen bed, and a large open sleeping loft with two twin/full log bunk beds, and a large bathroom with shower and garden/spa/soaking tub. On the lower level are the Mountain Bedroom with 4 bunk beds, the Southwest bedroom with 2 queen beds, a full size futon in the large rec room area with billiards table and flatscreen TV, and a full bathroom. It sleeps a large group comfortable; there is room for many groups to get together without being in each other’s way. Even with sleeping accommodations for 22, it’s not crowded. The kids can be playing in the loft, the teenagers can have their own space in the basement with the flat screen, pool table, and gaming area, and the adults can have some relaxation in the living room, kitchen/dining area, or on the screened porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Includes complimentary Resort shuttle transportation. Crystal Mountain Resort's pools, spa, rock climbing wall, Alpine Slide, fitness center all require a nominal fee.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Laughing Moose Lodge at Crystal Mtn. Spacious, Elegant, Golf Side, Walk to Ski
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 68 reviews
Grand Rapids
5

Great group lodging!

  • 5 of 5

Our work team spent a weekend at the Laughing Moose Lodge in March. Plenty of space for a large group to gather together or apart. The multiple bedrooms were very helpful to provide sleeping options. Great location near Kinlochen and walkable to the Buck lift. All over great experience!

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a three family ski trip and this house was perfect. Very close to the lifts and the village. Very spacious and the pool table was great for everyone. We will certainly rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very roomy, clean, updated

  • 5 of 5

Close to slopes, great place for 3 families to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay with 3 families - lots of room to spread out. Very clean and convenient locati.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend this property! Lots of room and great setup.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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A Place To Make Lifetime Memories

  • 5 of 5

Our family (children and spouses and grandchildren) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Laughing Moose Lodge last week. The home is absolutely wonderful and we are so grateful that Scott and his family are willing to share their Get-A-Way with others.

The kitchen is very well stocked with more than enough dishware, glasses, utensils, etc. The beds and bedding, along with the amount and quality of towels, are great.

Crystal Mountain is a great place to ski and we used the available shuttle for transportation from the Mountain after skiing. We enjoyed the 'village' campfire a couple nights making s'mores.

Scott, the owner, was great to work with and immediately responded to emails. On arrival, we had a question and contacted Dave who immediately responded and answered our question. We would not hesitate to recommend the Laughing Moose Lodge for a great family gathering. Wonderful memories were certainly made for our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southwest Michigan
5

Laughing Moose is the BEST Crystal Mountain Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is probably the 6th or 7th time I've stayed at LML as my family goes up to Crystal Mountain every Christmas. We LOVE this house....great location, lots of room, Kitchen has everything you'd need, cozy, warm, inviting. Great house to bring families/friends together.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback! Thanks for returning, and glad that it works for your group. We strive to make a great experience for everyone, nice to hear the feedback. Hope you can return!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
The Thistle at Crystal Mountain
Nearest Golf
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
The Thistle at Crystal Mountain
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Frankfort
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 
 
4th July Holiday 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Early Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
Early Ski 2017
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 25 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Ski Season 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Presidents Day 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Ski Season 2018
Feb 19 2018 - Mar 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Ski 2018
Mar 11 2018 - Mar 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 25 2018 - Apr 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,600
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 27 2018 - Jun 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,200
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
 
2018 4th of July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,800
 
 
Early Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
Fall 2018
Oct 29 2018 - Nov 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Early Winter 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Early Ski 2018
Dec 7 2018 - Dec 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Ski Season 2019
Jan 1 2019 - Jan 17 2019
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK Holiday 2019
Jan 18 2019 - Jan 20 2019
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Ski Season 2019
Jan 21 2019 - Feb 14 2019
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Presidents Day 2019
Feb 15 2019 - Feb 17 2019
3 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Ski Season 2019
Feb 18 2019 - Mar 9 2019
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Late Ski 2019
Mar 10 2019 - Mar 23 2019
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Spring 2019
Mar 24 2019 - Apr 25 2019
2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in time is 4:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am

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