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Richard and Katie Troyer

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Pennsylvania Dutch

Relax by the Water's Edge - Brand New 'Natural Log Cabin'

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay nights


Michigan Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 20-22)

Enjoy a truly relaxing and contented retreat with your family in a beautiful 'Natural Log Cabin' in a rural natural setting in mid Michigan on a small natural private lake, where you will create family memories you will treasure for life. --Make this your -----FISHING--(Steelhead and salmon-- with-in 35 min),--HUNTING--(with-in 30min).----GOLFING (with-in 10min).------SKIING---(with-in45min).--HEAD-QUARTERS---- You will see an abundance of birds, including water fowl and often eagles as you fish in your own private lake for , bass, bluegill, perch, and rock bass. You will also occasionally see wildlife, including deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and turkeys. In winter there are snowmobile trails within a 15 minute drive,and rails and trails within 8 miles.

New addition: We added a 'WATER FALLS' and 'CAVE' between Cabin and Lake. The sound of water is sooooo soothing.

'THE CABIN' Greatroom= Has large wood fire place, 8 reclining chairs (sofas) ; lake view, sound of the water falls;

Bedrooms= Have log design through out, (Must see)

Porches= Are covered; Have lake and water falls view, with chairs, swing, and grill.

Loft= Has lounge area, Balcony and 2 roomy bedrooms and full bath.

Breakfast nook= Large table, Lake and swinging rainbow bridge view.

Basement= 'Open daylight walk out' has Game room; large bunk room, that we named the 'Sheep Stall' as it has the barn wood design. Full bath. Plus private bedroom with lake and bridge view.

Contact us for a vacation you will not forget . This is a model home for our Log Home Business and occasionally we will show the home with advance notice. 'Dream of your VACATION'

We do not want any drinking parties

'The answer is Jesus with-in' Richard & Katie

Keywords: Ideal for family reunions, Private rural setting on private lake.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard and Katie Troyer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Pennsylvania Dutch

About Richard and Katie Troyer

Richard has been a log home builder for 27 years. Richard and Katie have both seen their partners go through cancer and pass away. Then God so graciously brought us together in 2005. Richard had 11 children and Katie had 9 which gives us the grand total of 20. One passed on in 2000 so we cherish the others though most of them are now married and do not live at home. 48 grandchildren.

We enjoy all the natural beauty around us. We greatly appreciate what ' Our loving Father in Heaven' has created for our enjoyment.

' The answer is Jesus with-in'

Richard and Katie Troyer purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Richard and Katie Troyer chose Michigan

We are using this beautiful log home as a model as we share it with others. Totally relaxing!

What makes this lodge unique

I always enjoyed water, The depth of the lake and the high ground with its ever green trees all around is what drew me to this location. You will have to experance it yourself to know what i am saying. Bond with your children and grandchildren as you spend time together--------Richard & Katie-------

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Mr.Troyer & Family; Just want to say thank You for a wonderful stay at your "Waters Edge" Cabin; We loved all the exquisite decor of each room. We had an invigorating walk around the lake, but the highlight of the trip was the zip line experience. Your cabin is so inviting and it allowed plenty of room for 3 generation to interact.

Thank You again for a very enjoyable weekend. Mr. & Mrs Buck our Kids & GrandKids Too!
Feb 2012
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based on 27 traveler reviews

Relax by the Water's Edge - Brand New 'Natural Log Cabin'
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews
Holland, MI USA

Water's Edge is a slice of heaven here on earth!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed at Water's Edge for 4 nights. It was amazing. Looking at the pictures we thought it was going to be a great place to have a get away, but it was so much more. The cabin is like no other home we have seen. The workmanship is spectacular. It was so wonderful to be in such beautiful surroundings, both inside and out. The area is quiet, peaceful and lovely to explore. We were even able to do some ice fishing. We were so blessed to be able to have some time to talk with the owners, who are wonderful hosts and have hearts as big as the cabin. :) Thank you so much for building such a beautiful place to allow us to come and be reminded that there is so much to do that doesn't include TV, internet, etc. We haven't talked so much, laughed so much and smiled so much in a very long time. Water's Edge - a blessing wrapped in Tustin, MI. With love, Kim

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Kim. We enjoyed having you with us at the home. It's wonderful to hear that you could relax and enjoy your stay and refreshed to get back into your regular duties. The home is set up by itself in nature, and we enjoy the quiet surroundings. God has been good to us and we want to share it with others.
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Water's Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We went to the The Water's Edge just this past weekend, which was the last weekend in Jan. We went skiing for the day at Caberfae on Friday then headed to the cabin (a short drive). My boys were a little worried about no T.V. and no internet.....let's just say they didn't miss it one min! And, one day into it they were asking when we could come back! Just amazing craftsmanship in this home! Amazing! Every detail thought about! Clean, warm, and friendly place to relax. Had fun putting on our cross country skis on and enjoying the nature and quietness. The downstairs was perfect for the boys! How nice to share such a blessing with everyone. I hope that this place will be available to rent for many years to come, as I can see us wanting to make this a regular tradition! Thank you so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you with us at the Water's Edge Home. I have heard many say the same thing about the TV. One who was a TV aholic, as he said, testified that while he was here , he never missed it but spent his time taking pictures - geese coming off the lake etc. I hope this is an opportunity for everyone that is together to make some very fond memories and bonding together. Hope to see you again. Thanks again for being with us.
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Sam and Nada from Shelby Township

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying at The Waters Edge four different times and will continue to go. The home is absolutely wonderful and has everything we need. I cannot think of anything negative to say about my experiences here. The Troyers are outstanding people. So friendly, so helpful and their hospitalilty is like I've never seen before. They go above and beyond always to make sure your stay is the best it can possibly be. We've had the opportunity to sit and talk to them and they are truly great people to know. The house is well taken care of and in a beautiful location. It is such a relaxing getaway that we could never get tired of. Definitely a must if you have not been here yet.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sam and Nada for joining us and so glad you had a wonderful stay. We can truly say that we enjoy having you with us and the house is always left in wonderful condition. We also enjoy our opportunity sometimes to relax where the world can rush around us and we don't have to be in the hustle bustle of society. We look forward to having you again sometime. Also we are happy if someone is with us at the home and something is needed, that they make their needs known. God is good.
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Orrville, Ohio

Recent Visit at The Waters Edge

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight brothers, sisters and inlaws just returned from a wonderful week at The Waters Edge. The home was beautiful and completely equipped with everything we needed. The Troyers were very

hospitalable and were quick to make sure to let us know if we did need anything to contact them and they would make sure it was taken care of and loan us any dishes we needed (no need because it was well


One of our group uses a motorized wheelchair and the ramp and home worked fine for him. Probably a scooter would not work but his motorized wheelchair worked fine.

We ate many meals on the wrap around porch overlooking a beautiful lake and also enjoyed the firepit. Our ages prevented us from taking advantage of the sandvolley ball court, swimming in the lake, boats

or sliding board into the lake:-)

Thank you, Troyers, for a wonderful memory!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for joining us at the Water's Edge Home. We enjoyed meeting everyone and the tea party was a great way to get acquainted. Yes, there are a variety of activities outdoors but we realize that with age comes some new activities. There is a big wrap around porch, and many enjoy the time out there. They can still be outside and yet under roof if the weather isn't the best. The sand box is also under roof so the children can play in it rain or shine. The waterfalls I always enjoy relaxing with and yet can be turned off if a person wants to just listen to the quiet in nature. Thanks again for joining us. Richard and Katie
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Listowel, Ontario, Canada

Most Beautiful, Relaxing Place

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location for our girls getaway! 21 of us girls shared this gorgeous cabin for a few days. We absolutely loved it! We all had to run around taking pictures for the first little bit, because it really exceeded our expectations. Richard and Katie are very nice people, had everything ready and waiting for us. We really enjoyed meeting you! There was plenty of room for us, whether inside or out. The kitchen was well supplied, we were able to cook our meals. There's a great big covered porch where we could all gather to eat or just hang out. Also a nice waterfall and a large dock. The volleyball court and the zipline were a huge hit! Also enjoyed taking the boats out on the peaceful lake :) What a great spot! Would definitely recommend it for everyone! Thanks so much for letting us stay at your little piece of paradise :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks girls for joining us at our cottage. We enjoyed seeing the vitality and life that youthful girls have. Yes, many have enjoyed the quiet spot, volleyball, campfires, and canoeing on the lake plus other things around. The large home and outside space makes it enjoyable for family gatherings and as you had, friendship gatherings. Thanks for leaving the place in such good condition. You did a great job.....Richard and Katie
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Greenville, Mich.

A slice of Michigan heaven

  • 5 of 5

I had no idea what was in store for me when we arrived at The Water's Edge. My loved one kept this as a birthday surprise. And, oh my, was it. Struck with astonishment, my eyes got just as wide as my gaping mouth as we drove up to the place. The best way to describe the experience of staying in such a beautiful place is like living in a scenic painting. The owners, Richard and Katie, were pleasant and great to talk with. Richard gave me a little history in his craft and I got to know about the place we were staying in even before I saw it. I was so glad to have talked to him because it made me pay attention to every detail in the beautiful cabin. Every room was a breath-taking sight.

If you're looking for a place to really unplug, relax and enjoy the scenery of Michigan's beautiful nature, the Water's Edge is the best place to do just that. We had plans to go out for dinner, but instead went to town, ordered a pizza to go and came back and soaked in all the beauty of nature and the hand-made artwork that was Water's Edge.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for joining us and I'm so glad you had a nice surprise. We do enjoy sharing the beautiful log home with others and are blessed with all of you who have stayed at the cottage and enjoyed it. Some also enjoy the falls and others enjoy the quietness of nature around. Also want to thank you for leaving the home in such wonderful condition. People that have joined us have done wonderful and that makes it so worthwhile to share the home with others. Thanks again
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
GRR (Grand Rapids)
Nearest Ferry
68 Miles
Ludington, Michigan
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
115 on the east and 131 on the west
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Big Hanes (at sight) West Cadillac, Rose Lake

Private Lake Boating and Fishing and Swimming in nearby RoseLake is also available. with-in 15 to 45 minutes there is golfing, steel head and samom fishing, golfing, hunting , down hill and cross country and jet skiing, Rafting, lots of restaurants. and much more. Volleybal court and games for the family


Rates & Availability

Cadillac Lodge Rental Rates


  • From $200.00 or $600.00 wknd & up
  • US Dollars
  • The old rates are good for those that are booked all ready; '2013 rates below'
  • Sept.7th.through June 7th $200 per night for the first 4 people,add $15
  • each additional person per night;(3 night minimum) Plus 6% sales tax
  • .Except Holidays = $250 per night for first 4 people,add $15 for each additional
  • June 7th.through Sept.7th By the week only! Fri. to Fri.; $2,000.00 for first
  • 10 people, add $20.00 for each additional person per night; Plus 6% sales tax
  • $200 security deposit to book Your unforgetable vacation
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Michigan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , You will love this room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the basement
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath next to the master bathroom.
  • All towels, washclothes, soaps, shampoos provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has king bed and a Master bath with a jacuzzi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cute log baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Beautiful view from this bedroom in the finished basement.
    Bedroom 5 - bunk room - 1 king , 2 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 bunk bed , These bunk beds are double beds- curtains- sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) (1 in each separate room, Double Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Log baby crib, Bunk Beds (3) 3 bunk beds each on is a double bed size in one big room.
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Of interest is our '56 foot rainbow bridge' that gos across a canal to a 3 acre virgin woods, Wandering through these large beech and hemlock trees on a soft spongy floor of years of built up vegetation brings you back to 'The Daniel Boons days', Also of interest is our animals,--- Mascovy & wild ducks--deer---turkey--squirriels-- rabbits--- . 20 acres of woods to play in.

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