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Cozy, Comfortable Crystal Mountain Vacation Home - Walk To Village!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Crystal Mountain Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Well-appointed 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Welcome to McKenzie's Lodge at Crystal Mountain! This wonderfully decorated, spacious year-round vacation home is perfect for families, reunions, weddings, golf/ski outings, or a relaxing couples weekend. Centrally located at Lot #38 in The Club, you're only steps away from the restaurants, water park, pro shop and ski lifts of the main resort, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of one of the best wooded lots at the resort. With three levels of living space, there's plenty of room to relax. Enjoy your morning coffee on one of two decks, with lots of outdoor seating. The main floor offers a large, open floor plan, 42' LCD TV with HD channels and Blueray/DVD player, and Sony Ipod/Ipad/Iphone music player. Enjoy the use of the fully stocked kitchen with all the modern amenities of home, including a child's high chair. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, extra pillows, blankets. Equipped with central air, high speed wireless internet, and a new custom fire pit. Enjoy complimentary resort shuttle transportation year round. Scroll to bottom to see a VIDEO TOUR!

The kids can have fun in the finished rec room with TV, Nintendo Wii game system with loads of games, and DVD library for rainy days or quiet evenings. Family room LCD TV is connected to the internet, so bring your Netflix ID and password. If you enjoy evening fires, there's complimentary wood with three options depending on your preference: an indoor, authentic wood burning stove, a cozy chiminea (outdoor fireplace) on the main deck, and a custom built fire pit nestled in the woods. Guests also have access to the fully equipped laundry room and garage to store all your ski gear, toys and equipment. You owe it to yourself to stay at McKenzie's Lodge and enjoy a wonderful vacation experience!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2012
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based on 10 traveler reviews

Cozy, Comfortable Crystal Mountain Vacation Home - Walk To Village!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Very Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to have our mini family reunion at Crystal, and we loved it. So much to do! Our group of 10 had a wonderful time at McKenzies Lodge. The property was as advertised - very comfortable, well stocked, and very clean. Absolutely perfect location within the resort - a very easy 5 minute walk to the village, and far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of the outside decks and many pine trees. We would definitely come back and stay again at this home.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, MI

Great Fire Pit!

  • 5 of 5

McKenzie's Lodge was great! Great location - very short walk to the Village, pool, and restaurants. We loved the outdoor fire pit. There were plenty of seats for our group of 10, and it came with lots of firewood. We grilled a lot, and appreciated having both a gas and charcoal grille. Our young kids had so much to do at Crystal - rode bikes, went to the pool, did the Alpine slide, paintball course. Overall a great home at a great resort for a relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We're very glad to see you enjoyed the firepit! We added more chairs this year, and we always keep the wood supply full and covered in case of rain.
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McKenzie's Lodge - 5 Stars!

  • 5 of 5

Took our annual ski trip to Crystal Mountain, and we loved it! Our extended family (grandparents down to younds kids) had a GREAT time staying here. We enjoy cooking large family meals, so it was really important to have a fully stocked kitchen, and McKenzie's Lodge had absolutely everything we needed. It even had a high chair for our young son! The laundry room and wash tub came in very handy, since we had a lot of wet, snowy ski gear that needed to be dried often. This home is very family and kid friendly, with a ton of video games, board games, and a nice DVD library. We even downloaded movies from Netflix on the internet TV. Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Tony. Glad to hear your family enjoyed your vacation. We had our best snow season ever this year! Also glad to hear you enjoyed using the kitchen quite a bit! Next time, take a night off and try the pizza from Little Betsie's Bistro - it's excellent!
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Fun Summer Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at this home! There was plenty of space for our group (two families of 4), it had all the amenities we needed, and we LOVED the big deck! The kids enjoyed the lower game room, and we were able to keep all our stuff (bikes, toys, coolers) in the garage. We walked to the resort and village area every day - don't think we drove at all during our stay. We've stayed at other private homes on vacations, and this one was one of the cleanest, well kept by far!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay! The front deck is a great place to just hang out and relax. Next time make sure you try out the chiminea - wonderful to have a fire right on the deck!
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A Wonderful Ski Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mckenzie's lodge for a relaxing ski weekend and we had a blast! The description was spot on - super clean, comfortable and enough room for our group of 8 to spread out. The kids enjoyed watching movies and playing video games in the basement, and loved the foosball table. It was so relaxing to come home from skiing and make a fire in the wood stove. We were able to leave our equipment in the garage, and grab it the next morning on our way out, which was very convenient. Having shuttle passes was great. We called the front desk and the bus was at the driveway in front of the house in 5 minutes. It was SO much easier than driving, parking, and dragging our gear to the slopes. The best part was that we saved a ton of $$$ compared to renting a similar size property through the resort, and the location was even better than some of the resort's properties. No doubt we will be back at mckenzies lodge!

Stuart B

Chicago, IL

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stuart, thanks for the review and glad your family had fun at Mckenzie's Lodge! We also use the wood stove a lot. It really adds to the "Up North" feeling, and it keeps the entire house warm all night long!
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Fun Fall Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Crystal for a Fall weekend, and 1st time staying at a private home on the resort. We normally stay at one of the resort properties, but found homes to be much more reasonably priced. McKenzie's Lodge was outstanding - very clean, comfortable, and plenty of room for 8 of us. The home met all our expectations. Loved the location. We walked to the Wild Tomato restaurant for coffee each morning. Had great weather, so we really enjoyed the chairlift ride up to the top of the mountain for a drink and to watch the sun set. Great bonfire pit, and plenty of wood! The guys loved the two golf courses, and the kids really enjoyed the alpine slide and the ice cream hut in the center of the resort. All in all, a wonderful vacation home!

Heather D.

Grand Rapids, MI

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, thanks for the review! We really appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed the bonfire pit. We built that this Summer, and it sounds like it's getting a lot of use! Hope you were there for the Fall colors. It's beautiful up there when all the trees are changing colors!
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Car: necessary

The multi-award winning Crystal Mountain Resort, in Northwest Michigan, abounds with year-round family activities. 2 Championship golf courses, top-notch downhill skiing, full-service spa, indoor pool & fitness center. The resort boasts a fun-filled outdoor Water Park & the only Alpine Slide in all of Michigan. Lake Michigan & The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, recently voted the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by ABC's Good Morning America, are only a short drive away. The Betsie River, Crystal Lake, Platt River & Lake offer excellent fishing, canoeing, tubing, kayaking & swimming. Charter fishing is available in Frankfort and Manistee. Interlochen Arts Academy is world famous and offers concerts in the summer months. Head NE to Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse Bay and visit award winning wineries recognized by international wine enthusiasts. 2 casinos only 45 minutes away. Skiing, Snowmobiling, Horse-drawn Surrey Rides, Ice Skating, Snowshoe Tours. Ranked the #1 Ski Resort in the Mid-West by Ski Magazine. McKenzie's Lodge at Crystal Mountain is the perfect place to spend your Summer or Winter vacation!


Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 11 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Pets not allowed.

Rates are subject to change at any time. Please verify all rates before making reservation. To make a reservation, please call 1-888-326-2352. At time of booking, we need name, mailing address, phone number, and a 25% down payment. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, or money order.

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Crystal Mountain Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 double , Double bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Rec room sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite includes sofa, reading table & lamp.
  • All Bedrooms have closets, dressers, extra pillows and blankets, and ceiling fans. 2nd upstairs bedroom has large armoire.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Includes complimentary year round resort shuttle transportation. Crystal Mountain Resort's outdoor pool, rock climbing wall, Alpine Slide, fitness center all require a nominal fee.

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