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Platte Lake Lodge-120' on Big Platte Lake-Perfect for Large Groups

Bedrooms 4
Space 3 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 futons and a chaise lounge, 2 Baths (Accommodates up to 14)

The Platte Lake Lodge - Located within 3 miles of Sleeping Bear National Park, this location lands you in close proximity to all the activities and shopping northern Michigan has to offer.

Great location for golfing, boating, skiing, kayaking or just hanging out on the lake. The perimeter of the lake is shallow which allows the lake to warm up quickly and adds safety to your young guests while swimming and playing.

The sunsets are a postcard view. Platte Lake is an all sports 2,500 acre lake with small mouth bass, pike, walleye and pan fish.

Vacationers can kayak or canoe from the property to the through the Platte River to the shores of Lake Michigan.

Platte Lake Lodge: Our family has been coming up here since 2004 and every year gets better and better. The memories and experiences of spending time with our friends and family is second to none. We never stop finding more things to do in the area. We're pleased to have you share our home and hope you have as many pleasurable experiences as we've had.

Why the Owner Chose Beulah: This location is located within reach of so many activities. Being on Big Platte Lake gives one the option of boating, skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

The Unique Benefits of The Platte Lake Lodge: The Platte Lake Lodge has a 120 feet of frontage on Big Platte Lake. The dock has an available boat lift. Ten kayaks and a paddle boat are available for your use. If you have a larger party, the main house sleeps 8-10 in 4

queen size beds in 2 bedrooms with 2 futons and a chaise lounge, the Bunk House is sleeps 4 in 2 Queen size beds and The Loft has room for 6 in 3 Queen size beds. The main house has the two full bathrooms which services all 3 buildings. Even though the Loft and Bunk House don't have plumbing, the proximity to the main house is so close it hasn't been a problem. The family room has projection TV with cable and a DVD player to watch your favorite movies at night. There is wireless internet if you need to check your email or surf the net. The main house has a new water softener with a reverse osmosis system. We recently added a a dishwasher and a new large refrigerator that has an ice maker and water dispenser, both being fed with the filtered water. The fire pit is one that will not be forgotten.

More Details

Jeffrey Dell
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Jeffrey Dell

My brother and I have been around water ever since we were very young. Our family has been coming up here since 2004 and every year gets better and better. The memories and experiences of spending time with our friends and family is second to none. We never stop finding more things to do in the area. We're pleased to have you share our home and hope you have as many pleasurable experiences as we've had.

Jeffrey Dell purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Jeffrey Dell chose Beulah

This location is located within reach of so many activities. Being on Big Platte Lake gives one the option of boating, skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing. As you search the area, you won't find another property that has this much land with 120' of water frontage that provides so many activities for your whole family. With the 10 kayaks, paddle boat, pontoon rental, volleyball court and the vast amount of property, there is enough room for everyone to have fun with their activities and games without ever feeling like you're stepping on each other's feet.

What makes this cabin unique

We have a 120' of lake frontage. The property has a double lot which has a professional volleyball net for your use. We provide you with 10 kayaks for your use. We also provide ample firewood for you. There is a pontoon boat for an additional charge but it is priced well below anyone else.


Beulah Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 4 Queen size beds (2 per bedroom) in the main house. There are 2 queen size beds in the Bunk House. There are 3 Queen size beds in the Loft. Convertible Bed (2) : There are 2 futons and a chaise lounge in the family room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lakefront: 120 feet of lake frontage. Also a boat lift. If you smoke, please do it outside. Please dispose of butts properly. Open lot for volley ball or Bocce ball. More information is available at our Platte Lake Lodge website. For a direct link to the site, look under the 'further details' section.


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Platte Lake Lodge-120' on Big Platte Lake-Perfect for Large Groups
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Platte Lake Lodge for a week's vacation to celebrate several Milestone Birthdays. We had 3 generations and 4 families staying at the lodge and everyone enjoyed the stay with all of the extra space the house offered. No one felt "on top" of anyone else.

The location is perfect, the amenities were great and Jeff was a superb host. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a laid back, fun vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Rental for Extended Families

  • 5 of 5

The owner Jeff was easy to work with and very accommodating.

The property was clean and ready for our week by the time we arrived. Jeff met us there himself and provided a full tour of the property and everything that was available for our use.

We vacationed with our children and their families which included three little ones ages 5 and under. The property contained everything we had hoped for that was included in Jeff's description. We made use of the kayaks, standing paddle board, volleyball court and fire pit. We added on the pontoon rental after we arrived so we could enjoy some fishing from the middle of the lake, along with leisurely boating around the water. On one rainy day, we spent time shooting pool on the billiards table in the garage.

The small sandy area at the waterfront was the perfect size for our small boys who loved to play in the sand for hours at a time.

The lake water was clean and refreshing. Water shoes are a plus for swimming and kayaking.

While there was no air conditioning, we had plenty of windows which we'd open to provide a nice cross breeze (we went the end of June so the weather was cooler).

On the one occasion that we needed to reach the owner, he responded to us right away.

We greatly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to vacation at this rental again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time at the lodge. Our entire family went, 3 generations, for a total of 16 people. Plus, we had 4 more people come for a couple of days and we had plenty of room for all of us to sleep comfortably! It was also nice to have seperate areas for people. The property was perfect for us. Plenty of yard space for kick ball and wiffle ball games. Used Jeff's boat to do some fishing on the lake which worked out perfectly. Jeff was a perfect host and very helpful. It's a beautiful location with lots to do in the area. The kids range in age from 2-12 and they all had so much fun they asked if we could go back next year! Yes, we would definetly go back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Michigan

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent our summers as kids "Up North" and we wanted to begin that tradition with our daughter as well. There is something magical about the Northwest corner of the state. We spent the week just after the 4th of July weekend at the Platte Lake Lodge & Jeff was a fantastic host.

The Cabin & Amenities:

Jeff has done a fantastic job with the property and developed three separate living structures. We referred to them as the main house , the loft and the guest house. Our daughter had a blast sleeping in each of them!

The main house is nicely decorated and appointed and has amazing views of the lake from the "Florida Room" and each of the bedrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have recently been remodeled and are very nice. We made good use of the Circulon pots and pans! ( Nice touch Jeff!).

The loft is nicely decorated and sits above the huge three car garage. It can easily .. and very comfortably sleep 6 people. It also has a huge TV with cable which our daughter loved. I think she actually slept on a different bed each night.

What we referred to as the "guest house" looked like it may have been the original garage and has been beautifully renovated into what may be the nicest sleeping quarters on the property. Plenty of windows, great airflow, great wood flooring and nicely decorated. It greatly exceeded our expectations. And yup ... our daughter slept here too!

The Outdoor Space:

My mother came up to Platte Lake Lodge for a couple days as well and we made great use of the pristine outdoor space. Frome the stone fire pit to the outdoor furniture , volleyball court, beach area and dock, this was where we spent most of our time. In the evenings it was sunsets & wine over a roaring fire and of course s'mores & hobo pies. I think we were outside around the campfire every night till well past midnight. It was magical.

The Lake:

Before moving out of Michigan 15 years ago, I spent a lot of time in this area of Michigan. I have been on Crystal & Glen lakes, but never Big Platte Lake ... I was missing out. The lake is perfectly sized and has a variety of habitats. There is a nature preserve on the Southeast side of the lake where the water is calm, clear and maybe 4-5 feet deep . It was a perfect place to go birding, turtle catching and just generally take in nature.

I'd write more but VRBO won't let me lol! Bottom line .. we would absolutely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Life and Golf!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful lakeside setting is spacious, relaxing and fun-filled. The convenient location to golf, great lakes (Great Lakes!) and natural beauty is tremendous. We played lots of golf at spectacular courses - best in the state - within 30 minutes of the lodge.

Please reserve me a month next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, on the lake, owner on premises!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time up north with friends. Clean and comfortable accommodations on Big Platte Lake. Played golf at Arcardia Bluffs and other courses in the area. I will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pinecroft Golf Course

The Platte Lake Lodge is available year round. Whether you’re looking to host your family reunion, business retreat or a couple of groups getting to together to take in the up north activities. We are located close to many activities for the whole family. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In is just 1.5 miles away. Kayaking or tubing from Big Platte Lake Through the Platte River is great fun. If you want to bike, the Betsie Valley Trail is close by with its 22 miles scenic trails. All of it is excellent for bicycles and pedestrians. There are numerous places where you can charter fishing boats or if you'd like, just to take a sunset cruise. We are only 16 miles away from Interlochen where you'll find concerts throughout the spring and summer. We are surrounded by many golf courses that you'll find the views breathtaking. Skiing in the winter is only 19 miles away. Take a tour of the all the lighthouses in the near vicinity and finish off the day at one of the wineries.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Hunting, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.