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Log Lodge with Sandy Beach on Torch Lake

Bedrooms 2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin with 2 Bedrooms + Loft and 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 8)

Come get away for a week on the shore of Michigan's most beautiful lake in our charming log lodge. Kids love the big sandy private beach. Teens romp on the sandbars and boats. Parents kick back and gaze at the grades of color in the crystal clear water. At night enjoy billions of stars, and then a fire in the massive stone fireplace, or in the fire ring on the beach. The property is very private. It sits on two lots 350 feet from the road and it has 200 feet of private shoreline, including a sand beach. There is a large grass yard for playing games. We have a dock, a boat hoist, and two moorings (with a rowboat to get to and from). We also provide life preservers. The cabin has beds for 8 (two full beds and four twins) but only one bathroom. Outside is a gas grill and picnic table and a fire pit at the back of the beach. We provide linens and towels (except beach towels). Our Caretaker lives nearby and makes sure ROMYR is ready for your arrival.

For more info and photos, go to our torchlodge website. (Note that there are no reviews here; we never ask. But folks seem to enjoy the place. We get lots of positive responses, and people come back. Two families have come back every year for over 20 years. Now their children come, too! Contact me if you want to read some of the emails I've received. Here's one: "Hi Pat and Happy 4th! Awesome weather cabin is beautiful and we would buy it if you ever sell!!!")

This is a genuine log lodge, built by our grandfather in the 1930s. He named it ROMYR. It's on the nicer side of Torch Lake and has one of the larger beaches on the lake. Two bedrooms on the ground floor each have a double bed (the main--blue-- bedroom has a new bed as of 2014). The loft--a single large room-- has two twin mattresses in a big frame together, and two separate (and new) twin beds. The bathroom and foyer were completely rebuilt in 1994. The galley kitchen has all modern appliances and dishes/cookware for a crowd. There is a living room, and a screened eating porch. ROMYR is not a condominium, and anyone who goes there expecting pampered living will be disappointed. There is no: heat, A/C, washer/dryer, or dishwasher and the water comes from the lake (we drink bottled water). There is also no phone, radio, stereo or TV disruption, and we like it that way. We do, however--in a concession to the modern age--have WIFI.

The lake is the major attraction, and we put a swimmer's buoy 100 feet beyond the boat moorings that protects a large area from ski-boats. The 5-foot-deep sandbars about 100 feet out are perfect for water Frisbee, or underwater leapfrog.

We open for reservations in January, start rentals in June, and close up in late September. Rates in June and September are lower. With longer days in June and often warmer water in September, the weeks are extremely pleasant. July and August offer both. For more information, testimonials and our most up-to-date availability, see our website. This is intended as an introduction only, so please call or e-mail us to check out any particular assumptions that are important to you. Rent two consecutive weeks and get a discount. Weeks are labeled 'Available' on the calendar until payment and a signed Contract have been received by Pat (my brother's wife, who takes our reservations). Note that Pat lives in the Rocky Mountain time zone; please be considerate with early morning calls. Emails are the preferred first contact.

ROMYR - Where the Rainbow Stores Its Colors

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2017

About Pat

I'm an Engineer. I'm one of my grandfather's surviving grandchildren.

Pat purchased this lodge in 1930

Why Pat chose Northern Michigan

My grandfather bought this property from the guy who bought it from the Holland Land Company, and he left it to me in a trust.

What makes this lodge unique

It took until I was out of college to begin to realize how special Torch Lake is, and how special our place on Torch Lake is. I've been to Europe, Hawaii, Belize, Canada, Florida, the southwest US, and Costa Rica. They're all great, but they don't offer Torch's gorgeous colored clear fresh water, or the charm of this lakefront lodge there. I used to feel like I was missing something by spending a week of my vacation there every year, but now I jealously guard my time there, and it's always over too soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to write and let you know what a great time we had. First of all, the lake is truly amazing and we swam every day and did some row boating as well….. We collected a bunch of beautiful rocks that I’m sure we’ll use on a craft project soon. The cabin is so charming…you can just feel the history. We found it quite comfortable and accommodating. I think everything you could possibly need with so many nice touches. We just had a great time getting a bunch of R&R and enjoying the sunrises, the long days and the starlit nights. Thanks for everything. It was one of our favorite vacations.
Jul 2008
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Rapid City Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full-size tub and shower. We provide bath towels and washcloths.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One Double Bed in each of the two 1st floor Bedrooms. The Loft has two twins in a King size frame and two separate twin beds.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
200 feet of shoreline, 350 feet to the road to give you privacy



Nearest Beach

on Torch Lake


Rates & Availability

Rapid City Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
last week of summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

See for our primary Calendar and Terms and to print out a contract to secure your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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