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Luxurious, Historical Waterfront Lodge Cabin.

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan Lodge Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 13

The Friendship Lodge is a one of a kind historical log cabin with six sleeping areas for up to 13 guests. Built in 1935, this rustic beauty has been newly renovated, decorated, and furnished with modern comforts.

Now winterized , we welcome hunters, snowmobilers, ice fishermen and winter lovers to enjoy this majestic space on the shore of Long Lake in northeast Michigan, 10 miles from Alpena. The Lodge is located directly along the northeastern Michigan Snow Mobile Trails.

Amenities include 93 feet of sandy beach, a 40 foot dock, new row boat, play area, lawn furniture, picnic tables, fire pit, gas and charcoal grills.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Erin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english


based on 8 traveler reviews

Luxurious, Historical Waterfront Lodge Cabin.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great experience on Long Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. We had a party of 7 and plenty of room. Nice amenities yet rustic environment for a stay at the lake. Would definitely recommend, in fact, we just reserved a week for next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely lodge on Long Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 14 (9 adults and 5 children) stayed at the Lodge for 4 nights - -it was hard packing up to leave, we wish we could have stayed longer. No detail was missed at this lodge. Completely adorable from top to bottom. Can't wait for a return visit. Thank you Erin for opening your place to us!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family water fun at the Friendship Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 12 had a great week at the Friendship Lodge. We took our boat and two Sea-Doos along, which were used extensively on the vast expanse of Long Lake. Spent plenty of time on the deck/beach area and played lawn games on the side of the Lodge where there was plenty of room for activities.. Inside, the Lodge was well kept and provided plenty of space to stretch out and relax at the end of our days activities. Erin (the owner) has done a great job with the Lodge and was very prompt and courteous in communications leading up to our trip and following up once we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true gem in Northern Michigan

  • 5 of 5

The Friendship Lodge is a beautiful getaway for friends and family. We had an amazing time - this would be our second year in a row and it didn't disappoint. Everything about this vacation home was simply perfect - inside and out. The cabin style architecture and spacious interior design gives you a sense of ease and homeyness that is so well needed on a vacation. A home away from home basically, but with so much more. The florida room that overlooks the pristine lake was breathtaking. My personal favorite was the sandy beach with the bonfire was a place where we shared many laughs and great stories. I can go on and on. We are really looking forward to coming back for our third year.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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labor day weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends decided to visit Alpena MI for the first time. Our vacation stay in the friendship lodge was way beyond our expectations!! From the moment of our arrival to the moment we drove away, our time spent here was by far one of the best times we've had. The lodge offered absolutely everything you need. It was very clean and all rooms were well equipped. There is no complaint other than we wish we stayed longer and found this lodge sooner!! Definitely a cozy, fun, relaxing place to stay at any time of the year! We are returning each year from now on! Thank you for your kind hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A great family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

The Friendship Lodge exceeded our expectation. The lodge was very well maintained and spotlessly clean, with a very well stocked kitchen and plenty of towels. The property had a large beach and also a grass yard. We had a great time and only left the cottage to go grocery shopping. We had plenty of room both inside and outside of the cottage, so we didn't feel like we were always right on top of each other. We had 10 adults and 4 young children. The only downside were all of the rocks as you enter the lake. The kids would have played in the water a lot if it had a sandy bottom, but we still enjoyed an occasional dip.

We had a blast and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Car: recommended

Ice Fishing, Fishing Tournaments


Rates & Availability

Alpena Lodge Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Sep 4 2016 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Our 2014 Season is June 14, 2014 to August 30, 2014 which we rent by the Week Only. Rate $2,900 per week plus Mi. Sales Tax

Our Off-Season begins August 30, 2014 and runs to June 13, 2015 which we rent as a two night minimum.
Rate $325 per night plus Michigan Sales Tax.

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Northern Michigan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • One car garage renovated into an over sized luxury bathroom with over sized jetted tub and seperate over sized shower. Commercial washer and dryer. Relax and enjoy!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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