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Secluded Lodge- Great for Large Family Reunions, Christmas & Holiday Available

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps up to 22-24)



Surround yourself in the secluded woods of Northern Michigan. Literally over the river and trough the woods! Bella Vista Lodge is great for large groups of families for reunions or gatherings among friends.

With 4 private bedrooms plus and upper sleeping loft (sleeping for 22 guests) there is ample space for your group among a gorgeous, scenic view from every window in the lodge.

Discount available for daily rate if stay is three or more days.

This is a family friendly place with a large living room, carpeted basement with Fooz Ball and a locker room, and our storied kitchen table that seats 20 people!

We welcome large families, groups of friends, hay rides, and golfers with plenty of activities outside of one big house.

With no neighbors, you can enjoy our Volleyball net, Horseshoes, Outside Fire pit, Swimming Hole, Toboggan hill, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, and acres of hiking trails-- ALL right on property!

Off road vehicles have nearby state forest, Ogemaw sport center, and miles of country roads.

Great for golf groups, we are close to Westbranch Country Club, Greenbriar, Apple Valley Gold Course, Sidewinder Golf Course, and Dream Golf Course.

Minutes from the AuSable River, one of the few 'Scenic Wild Rivers' open to rafting, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, tubing, and trout fishing! Many lakes and public accesses nearby.

A huge sled hill is in the backyard of the house for kids to enjoy while parents can watch from a cozy fireplace inside the living room. We have a deck off the rear where outside dinners are relaxing and easy. This is a family friendly place with an upper loft, a large living room, carpeted basement with Fooz Ball, Locker Room, Great large shower. Our storied kitchen table that seats 16 plus the Man Cave lounge for many more!

Cook stove, utensils, plates and silver ware, and upscale lodge furnishings lend to wonderful talks and table games. Knotty Pine paneled Stone Floor Man Cave perfect for equipment drop, clothes hanging, playing cards, or hanging out.

Just 1.5 miles south est of the town of Rose City and 20 minutes from West Branch where shoppers can take advantage of the outlet shops, and big box stores .

Minutes from Ogemaw State forest and Lucerne State Park. Just 6 miles from Whispering Hope Horse Ranch

Keywords: Lodge, House, Secluded, Up North, Northern, Large, Farm, Reunion, Scenic, Private, Family, Cottage, Woods, Nature, River, Stream, Golf, Water, Volleyball, Canoeing,cooking,Camp Fire, Rafting, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, Swim, Hunting, Fishing, Whispering Horse Ranch, Ogemaw State Forest, Ausable River, Lucerne State Park, Rose City, West Branch

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Artil Leo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Artil Leo

We have loved our family lodge for many years and have had many great times throughout the seasons with our friends and family here! It is just a great place to unwind and enjoy each other with all that the house and property has to offer. The kids love it up there! It is such a fun place if you have a large family or group of friends to spend the week with!

Why Artil Leo chose Michigan

As you have discovered not very many places will accommodate large groups and our Lodge is designed for that. Forget everything and enjoy our commercial cook stove, large dining areas, lots of beds with fresh linens and towels.

What makes this house unique

Located close by within 1 mile from gocery or a short drive yet Wilderness and Nature. Front yard play area and short walk down to the river. Rear yard deck, camp fire, volley ball, horse shoes, archery, range. We got it all.

Very near many lakes, beaches, golf courses, State fores and ORV trails. No motor riding on our property as the Deer, Turkey, Grouse, Pertridge, and neighbors don't like it


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Secluded Lodge- Great for Large Family Reunions, Christmas & Holiday Available
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Livonia Michigan

Perfect lodge for large groups and very secluded

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was the perfect house for our large group! This wonderful lodge was big, secluded and very relaxing. We slept 25 people easily and had a BLAST!!! The dinning room was HUGE with a gorgeous deck looking out into the nature. There is plenty room for parking in the front and on the side of the house! The swimming hole is a perfect place to cool off on a hot day. We loved this house so much that we are comming for a reunion every year , I really recommend it to everyone who needs a home away from home!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a "guys weekend" and it was absolutely perfect! The location was secluded enough to make it feel like a "get-away" and not bother any neighbors, but still close enough to town that supply runs were no trouble at all. The stove is a dream to cook on for large groups on and the game room was perfect. The beds were all comfortable and there was never a wait for showers. The owner is easy to deal with and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Strathroy, ON, Can

Great Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had our annual golf trip with 20 guys and this place was perfect. It had more than enough sleeping accomodations and had everything we needed to cook for 20. The privacy was exactly what we were looking for. Played the great courses in West branch. All kinds of options to do outside and great fire pit for late night laughs. Definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Weekend at the Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect set up for our large group. 16 of us had enough space to eat, sleep, and explore. We enjoyed the privacy and walking the trails on the property. The kitchen was fully stocked with items to cook large quantities and the table and deck had enough seats to allow all 16 of us to eat together. We had a great time at the Bella Vista Lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a guys weekend for my bachelor party the last weekend in August. The place had plenty of room for all 20 of us. The weather didn't cooperate fully but it was no matter because this lodge is awesome!

The pictures don't do the place justice. There is tons of room outside for any activities and yard games. We played horseshoes, wiffle ball, football, and threw Frisbees all over the yard. Plenty of room for parking, and no neighbors around so you can howl at the moon as late as you want!

Inside, you have a massive dining room with a huge table. Two refrigerators, and the awesome old style stove with a griddle on top. Perfect for pancakes or burgers. There is a nice little game room for poker or ping pong.

The owner, Art, is such a nice guy and was very easy to work with. The price is great. I cannot say enough great things about this place. Art, thank you for renting your gem in the woods! I hope to be able to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal oak, MI

Perfect Lodge for Large Groups

  • 5 of 5

The Bella Vista Lodge was exactly what we needed for our large group of guys. with several Golf courses close by it was perfect. Cooking/Dining was great due to the HUGE dining room table and old school oven/griddle. We slept 20 people with ease and had a blast on the property.The swimming hole was perfect to cool off in and the horse shoe pits came in handy nightly. We will most definitely be booking the Bella Vista Lodge for a yearly guys weekend. The Listing and Photos online are completely accurate, the property was ready/clean upon our arrival, and Mr Leo was Helpful through the process. Thanks for the use of your great Lodge Art. Talk to you next year

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Volleyball Net, Horseshoes, and Bonfire Pit in back of lodge. ,Huge private sled hill behind lodge. Snowshoeing, ATVing, Card Table, Disk Golf, Canoeing, Rafting. Woods and meadow walks, swim, fish, or visit close by lakes and parks.


Rates & Availability

Rose City House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates may vary slightly for various dates. Please make your checks out to The Bella Vista Lodge
Att: Artil Leo, PO Box 934, Birmingham Mi. 48012

We can communicate and provide a firm contract. It can be mailed, faxed, or scanned to you. At the time of verbal agreement we will mark you dates a tentative.
We will allow you some time to exercise the contract and provide a check for you deposit to be mailed. Upon receipt of the signed contract and a deposit check your dates will become booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Rose City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Main floor
    Locker Room Bathroom - shower , Large with multiple heads
  • 2.5+ Carpeted lower level locker room with Fooz Ball, three dryers, two washers,
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 6 - Sleeps up to 22 people/ loft suite included
  • Double Beds (3) 1 Double Bed in Bedroom #1 1 Double Bed in Bedroom #2 1 Double Bed in Bedroom #3, Twin or Single Beds (2) In attic loft, Bunk Beds (7) 1 Bunk Room with 4 bunks. 1 Bunk Bed each in Bedroom #1, #2, and #3
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Bonfire Pit, Volleyball Net, Horseshoes, Running Stream with Swimming Hole, Bowling, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Canoeing, Rafting down the AuSable, Restaurants, Bowling, Bars in Town, Shopping at Westbranch, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Tubing, Sledding, Snowmobiling, ATVing, Hunting.

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