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Secluded Lodge - Great for Large Family Reunions, Near Lakes and State Forest

Rose City, MI, USA
  • Lodge
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps25
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

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

We only require a two night minimum for low season. Four night minimum for high season.

Please contact owner prior to Requesting to Book by clicking on "Ask Owner a Question."

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 Foosball, 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 east 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.



Artil Leo

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
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 Cumming

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 Lodge 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, Partridge, and neighbors don't like it!


    • Pets Welcome
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
      • Bedroom 6
        Sleeps up to 22 people/ loft suite included
      • PLEASE USE "CONTACT OWNER" BUTTON PRIOR TO BOOKING! 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


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, up stairs by bedrooms
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Main floor
      • Locker Room Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Large with multiple heads
      • 2.5+ Carpeted lower level locker room with Fooz Ball, three dryers, two washers,

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Rose City small town with lots of services, breakfast at bakery or dine at the dinner. Family Fair Market 1 mile. Band at local bar.
        • Mountain View
          Woods and hill provide view of town and stars!
        • Water View
          Running stream and swimming hole in front of the lodge
        • Waterfront
          Running stream and swimming hole in front of the lodge


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Parking
                      open yard
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      three dryers
                    • Garage
                      owners only
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      All linens provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Barn wood and beams with stone fireplace. Up graded lodge furniture (see Pictures)
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Miles of trails to walk in woods. Please go up the hill north to avoid neighbors.
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      Cell tower for mobile phones and Pandora....bring speakers or music on TV
                    • Towels Provided
                      Used wash clothes, towels, sheets, all to be placed into pillow cases and placed down by washers upon your departure.
                    • Washing Machine
                      two Washers
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      Oak Wood for fireplace is split and stacked when in season. Electric chainsaw in garage and axes for wood you drag home for bon fire. Tow straps are also in garage.


                        • Microwave
                          In Accessory cabinet with small electric oven.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Both large and small in pantry cabinet. Plastic silver and paper plates in lower left of pantry.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          We provide glass dishes, bowels, silverware, knives, serving spoons, glasses, and cups. Paper and plastic in lower left pantry cabinet. Additional papers supplies in 1/2 bath closet.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Built in but not for solids.
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen is fully stocked with a HUGE gas stove and grill top with double oven. Great for cooking large meals for many guests. We also provided pots, pans, cooking untensils, Dishes, and Dishwasher
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          In kitchen cabinets and also large quantities on cold storage porch behind leaded glass doors.
                        • Oven
                          Double / Brick
                        • Pantry Items
                          Pans, pots, trays, other utensils in front porch food room with beer fridge. Please take all food and bottles, cans with you so we can prepare for our next guess. LEAVE ONLY YOUR TRACKS!
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2) Additional Cold porch for storage with refrigerator. Kitchen stainless refrigerator. Front porch beverage refrigerator.
                        • Stove
                          6 gas burners with 24 inch grill and twin Brick ovens. Two exhaust fans large stainless hood and lighting included. Food tastes better? Hand light burners and conserve fuel..oven knob Vertical open
                        • Toaster
                          4 piece on counter cutting boards in hall adjacent.


                            • Dining
                              Main table seats 16 and additional seating adjacent in recreation area with stone slate floor.
                            • Dining Area


                                • Foosball
                                • Games
                                  See games cabinet in dining area near large conference/dining table
                                • Music Library
                                  Pandora smart phone TV has music channels
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Satellite Dish
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  VCR and some disks available


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Property is loaded with trails in the fields and trails.
                                    • Boat
                                      Large riverTubes in garage
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Rear yard recreation area and outside dining. Picnic tables available
                                    • Golf
                                      Many nearby in West Branch area. We play country club's open to the public
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Take the rive all the way to Tawas.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Volley Ball, Horseshoe's. tire swing, play catch foot ball or baseball. Corn hole washers and other ball games in garage please return all.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Three charcoal return to garage BRING COAL AND LIGHTER or store 1.5 miles
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Large sloping hill in rear yard
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Tubes for river in yard

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Spring water stream in front yard with swimming hole sand bottom


                                            • churches
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • boating
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • PLEASE SELECT "CONTACT OWNER" BUTTON PRIOR TO BOOKING. 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 Nearby.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect lodge for large groups and very secluded

                                                              Ec7Livonia Michigan

                                                              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!

                                                              Great quiet getaway for our family event.

                                                              Tina H.

                                                              Lodge had many things to do for the kids and adults alike.

                                                              Perfect for a Large Group

                                                              Greg P.

                                                              This place was perfect for our large group - just what we were looking for! Rented 4/7 - 4/9/2017 with a group of 16 for a guys weekend. The owner (Art) was a pleasure to deal with. He typically responds within a day or two and was able to answer the questions I had before and after booking our stay. The property was well maintained and everything looked great when we arrived. Clean towels and washcloths were set out on each bed. Beds were made with fresh linens. Once we settled in on Friday afternoon, we headed into town just a mile or so away to Trapper's - a local sport's bar and grill for food and drinks. Everything was reasonably priced, plus the service was excellent. Saturday morning we cooked a big breakfast on the HUGE range and griddle, which was really nice for our large party. We had great weather Saturday and and took full advantage of the horseshoe pits and volleyball court on the property. Saturday night we got a good bonfire going - gathered some of our own and also used the wood already split on the property. What more can I say? If you're looking for a rental with a rustic-type atmosphere with modern comforts that's perfect for your large group -- look no further. I received compliments all weekend for finding such a great place. Everything was as advertised. No complaints. I would definitely stay here again! Thanks Art!

                                                              PERFECT!! GREAT HOUSE! GREAT LOCATION!

                                                              Greg K.

                                                              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.

                                                              Great Golf Trip

                                                              Warren W.Strathroy, ON, Can

                                                              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.

                                                              Relaxing Weekend at the Lodge!

                                                              Ashley L.

                                                              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!


                                                              Rose City, MI, USA

                                                              Golf groups , 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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee

                                                              PLEASE SELECT "ASK OWNER A QUESTION" PRIOR TO ANY PAYMENTS! Rates may vary slightly for various dates. Please make your checks out to Artil Leo, PO Box 934, Birmingham Mi. 48012

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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