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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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)

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Thompsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 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
  • 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
Includes complimentary Resort shuttle transportation. Crystal Mountain Resort's pools, spa, rock climbing wall, Alpine Slide, fitness center all require a nominal fee.


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Laughing Moose Lodge at Crystal Mtn. Spacious, Elegant, Golf Side, Walk to Ski
average rating of 4.981132 based on 79 reviews

Great place for families

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed this property for a winter weekend for the past 3 years. It works well for our extended family. Each adult couple gets a bedroom and the kids can all find either a bed or a couch. The living room/kitchen area accommodates all of us. We will continue to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent place for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We recently had 3 families stay here for the MLF holiday weekend. A grand total of 15 people. The house had plenty of room and is very well appointed. The basement game room was a wonderful place for the kids to hang out and the adults had the entire first floor. Would absolutely recommend this to large groups looking to stay at Crystal Mountain.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, and for being a great guest! So glad that you enjoyed the spaces in the house with your group!
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very good

  • 5 of 5

very nice house, has almost everything needed for family stay. walking distance to the slot.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We walked in to what felt like a home away from home. It was warm and cosey, clean and comfortable. Thoughtful amenities were a delightful touch. There were fifteen of us and weren't at all crowded. Perfect venue for any famIly gathering.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review, and for the kind words. The LML is a great place for family get-togethers, so glad you were able to enjoy your stay. Thanks for being a great guest!
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Lots of room for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, many amenities, including soap, shampoo, paper products etc. Great big kitchen table for family meals.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay at the Laughing Moose Lodge this past week! The house was perfect for our family vacation, 10 adults and 9 children ages 9 yrs old to 3 months! The house is just beautiful and was stocked with everything you would need. Crystal Mountain in the summer has so much to offer, but the highlight every night was our Camp Fire and outdoor games in the large backyard.

Thank you Scott for sharing your home, we hope to make a return visit some time in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time, and thank you for the review! Crystal Mountain is a fantastic resort, so much to do for everyone in every season. We never want to leave!
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Scott Boerman
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Why Scott Boerman chose Thompsonville

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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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.