|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Gather with friends and family at 'Whispering Willow' for a fun packed vacation located right on LAKE LANCER at Sugar Springs Recreation Community. It provides everything for everyone, whether you are 8 or 80.
This home sleeps 8:
3 bedrooms (1 on main level and 2 on 2nd level)
1 futon (twin size) located in finished walk out level
1 roll-away bed (twin size) located in finished walk out level
3 full baths (1 located on each level)
Fully stocked kitchen
Gas fireplace in the great room (which has lots of windows and a door wall that leads to deck and provide great views of the lake).
The fully furnished lower level walk-out provides access to the yard, fire pit and lake and dock.
Looking for some peace and quiet, rest and relaxation, Whispering Willow is located near the mouth of a cove and is ideal for this as well. Relax in the swing on the banks of the lake under the Willow tree and enjoy the view and what nature has to offer.
LAKE LANCER is an All Sports lake, great for any type of water sport you can think of... swimming, fishing, boating, tubing, canoeing/kayaking and jet-skiing, etc.
SUGAR SPRINGS is a private recreation community in Gladwin, MI which is located half-way between the towns of Gladwin and West Branch off of M-30 and Sugar River Road.
Sugar Springs offers; 2 All-Sports lakes…..Lake Lancelot (semi-private) and Lake Lancer (private),
private (gated) Beach Clubs, several of which have sandy beaches on shore, a roped off swimming areas (with sandy bottom and a shallow area that gradually becomes deeper), a PlayScape, swing sets. picnic tables and/or a pavilion, restrooms and a boat launch. One of the Beach Clubs has a sand volley ball area.
It is home to the Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course, with a Pro Shop, Golf Pro and Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contains The Hearth (restaurant and pub) a Fitness Center and an Indoor Swimming Pool.
During your stay with us, visit the Sugar Springs Campground which is the starting point for several hiking trails and in the summer, kids can enjoy the catch and release pond just outside of the Chalet. Inside the Chalet is equipped with picnic tables and fans (for summer) and heat and a fireplace… with wood provided (for winter). You may use it as a large game room or during the winter, a place to warm up, make some hot chocolate or roast hot dogs over the open fire after skating on the frozen catch & release pond or sledding down one of the 3 sledding hills.
Keep an eye out for wildlife that is often seen in this area.
SUGAR SPRINGS AMENITIES: As our guest, you will have access to all amenities. A few of the amenities require a fee for the activity. There is a fee schedule in our Welcome Book. Make sure that you have a guest pass with you. You will need to provide your own sports equipment.
-Two All-Sports Lakes (Lake Lancelot is private and Lake Lancer semi-private) great for swimming, fishing, boating, tubing and jet/water skiing.
-15 Beach Clubs. Sugar Springs has Beach Clubs scattered through out the community.
-Sugar Springs (18 hole) Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Golf Pro
**Remodeled Club House:
New indoor swimming pool (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)
New Fitness Room (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)
The Hearth Restaurant & Pub
-Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts
-The Sugar Springs Campground has a Chalet with inside fireplace and picnic tables, outside fire pit, playground area, hiking trails, a catch & release pond for kids (ice skating pond in winter), sledding hills, and x-country ski trails (trail is not groomed).
We found the Whispering Willow rental to be well-maintained and in a nice neighborhood. Here are the facts that I think most people would like to know:
* The main living area is airy and open.
* Kitchen had a nice supply of utensils, dishes and pans. If you are cooking meals there, I suggest you take paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, Ziploc bags, etc.
* The three bedrooms had queen sized beds with comfortable mattresses.
* There was central air conditioning--which was needed during our stay. In fact, the power was out for several hours because of felled trees during a storm and the upstairs got fairly warm. We definitely appreciated the central air once power was restored!
* The owners had a nice selection of lawn and patio furniture available for guests to use.
* The home is on lakeshore property and the boat launch is a short distance away. The lake itself was nice, and our group enjoyed riding around the lake and tubing.
* There is light carpeting throughout the house. That made me a little nervous that someone would spill something but, in the end, we didn't have any problems.
We were very pleased with this rental.
Nice location, good amount of space, clean. Very outdated decor and televisions. Needs some additional "toys" like kayaks or tubes, maybe internet. Side door did not lock.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN is a year-round vacation destination filled with an abundance of things to do. It is our 'Pure' Michigan backyard. Whether you are visiting Northern Michigan to play or relax, there is something for everyone.
Discover scenic beauty, remote beaches, challenging golf, quaint shops, delightful restaurants and outdoor activities. From outdoor adventurers to history enthusiasts, there will be plenty to explore. Visit a local museum and learn about the legends and history of early settlers and the Great Lakes maritime. Explore haunts of Ernest Hemingway or attend local festivals and art shows. There is something for all ages, all interests and all seasons.
GLADWIN is located in the middle of the “mitten” and is a short drive from just about anywhere in the Lower Peninsula and is fairly close to surrounding states.
Distance From: Detroit-163 miles / Saginaw-65 miles / Traverse City-100 miles / Mackinac Island-120 miles / Chicago-340 miles / Indianapolis-380 miles / Toledo-240 miles.
Houghton and Higgins Lakes, Clare, Harrison, Roscommon, Prudenville, St. Helen, West Branch, Rose City, Grayling, Tawas, Oscoda
If you are looking for entertainment in addition to what you will find at this home...Gladwin County and the surrounding area has lots to do. There are lakes, beaches, rivers and marinas for swimming, boating/boat rentals, fishing, canoeing/kayaking /tubing, and jet & water skiing. Hiking, mountain biking, AVT/ORV & Motor Cross trails. Golf courses, scenic drives, light houses, wineries, Amish farms/crafts/fresh food & baked goods. National & State Forests, wild life preserves, bird watching, morel mushroom hunting, state recreation areas, restaurants, shopping, petting zoo’s, etc.
Cider mills/apples/pumpkins, farm stands, autumn color drives, hunting and hiking. Snowmobile trails, snowmobile rentals, X-country ski/snowshoe trails, downhill skiing/tubing/Terrain Parks/ziplining, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding hills.
**LOCAL PLACES OF INTEREST:
-Riverwalk Place-Gladwin (RW Oasis Spa and Salon / RW Grill / RW Threads (shopping) / River Rock Lounge
-Au Sable, Rifle, Tittabawassee, Tobacco, & Cedar Rivers for tubing, canoeing or kayaking, fishing and swimming.
-Secord Lake and Secord Lake Marina (boat rentals): swimming (2 public beaches) and public boat launches.
-Sugar Springs Marine (pontoon rentals)
*State & National Forests, Parks and Recreation Areas:
-Gladwin County Recreation Area: hiking, biking and cross country ski trails.
-Rifle River Recreation Area - Hunting, lakes, Au Sable River, fishing, scenic drive, observation tower and canoeing, picnic area, hiking/biking/cross country ski trails.
-Hartwick Pines State Forest - Visitors Center, Hunting, fishing, mountain bike/hiking/cross country ski trails, picnic area/playground, wildlife viewing.
-Huron National Forest: River Road Scenic Drive, Lumberman’s Monument Visitors Center (HNF information area)/Dune Overlook (has breath taking views of the Au Sable River Valley, Iargo Springs (observation deck, beautiful scenery, Au Sable river, springs, waterfalls), hiking/x-country ski/snowmobile trails, sightseeing, fishing/boating/swimming/canoeing/kayaking.
-Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area
*Golf Courses: Sugar Springs/Tamarack/The Dream/The Nightmare/Snowsnake Golf & Ski, Apple Mountain Golf & Ski and Snowsnake Golf and Ski (etc).
- Snowmobile/ORV Trails: Huron Trail, Alley Park Trail,
-Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe/Hiking Trails: Eagle Run, Ogemaw Hills Pathway (Au Sable Forest), Hartwick Pines, Rifle River Recreation Area, Corsair.
-Downhill Skiing/Tubing/Snowboarding/Terrain Parks: Snowsnake Golf & Ski (Harrison), Apple Mountain Golf & Ski (also has Zip Line), Hanson Hills Recreation Area (1000 acre Summer/Winter Sports Park)
-Cider Mills/Apple Orchards (Fruitful Orchard)/Farm Stands/Crafts/Amish Country
-Shopping: Antiques/Tangier Outlet Mall
-Restaurants: The Hearth Restaurant and Bar/Grill (Sugar Springs), The Camp, Lost Arrow, The Willow Tree.
-Casinos: Saganing/Soaring Eagle
-Wineries: Valley Mist, Moderncraft and Rose Valley
-Gladwin, Houghton Lake and West Branch have “kid” activities…..movie theater, putt-put golf, bowling, etc.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
OFF PEAK 2016 #2
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
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**Pontoon Rental: $150/day or $600/wk
Preferred Payment Method: Check.
We accept online payments when necessary & for last minute bookings.
Reservation Deposit = 50% of rental rate
Cancellation notice must be given no later than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date to receive a full refund.