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SECLUDED LODGE WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST PRIVATE STOCKED LAKES IN MICHIGAN

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

THIS IS A VERY SECLUDED 4 BEDROOM, 31/2 BATH WITH YOUR OWN PRIVATE LAKE

Poplar Lake Lodge is a very secluded 4000 FT. lodge with a large stocked privately owned lake in Upper Michigan. Fish include Northern, Muskie, Large Mouth, Crappie and plenty of pan fish. Boats and trolling motor included, also wifi internet and Direct TV with led tv. We are centrally located in the Hiawatha National Forest in the middle of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan between Lake Michigan and Lake Superior in Delta County. With no permanent residents for miles and a private driveway 2.5 miles long and a locked gate 1/2 mile from lodge if peace and quiet and seclusion is what you are looking for Poplar Lake Sporting lodge is the place for you. Fifteen miles north of Little Bay De Noc and Rapid River, the closet town which is a 35 minute trip due to the windy roads.


Property Manager
Charlie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Charlie

I was born in Chicago and came up to the U.P. with my dad to this location during the summer. My dad died in 1974 and I continued to enjoy the U.P. In 1990 I moved up with my family and built a 4000 sq. ft. house. After 2 years my wife moved back to Chicago and I stayed. I then opened the property up for guests during the summer and have done so ever since.

Charlie purchased this lodge in 1965

What makes this lodge unique

This is one of the largest privately stocked lakes( no license required) and the most secluded location in the U.P. of Michigan with most of the conveniences of home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Date 10/14/14



Second year h...

5 of 5 Jane Jan 11, 2014 Poplar Lake Sporting Lodge

"Second year here...can hardly wait until 2014 stay"



What I like best about this bit of paradise is the getting away from life's hectic pace. Charlie & Dar welcome me back like family & are fantastic hosts.

I learned some new things last year. It is not far from Pictured Rocks and that makes for a great day trip. Want to try a tour of Grand Island in 2014.

After a day out, it is great to come back to peace and quiet...

Love hiking with the dogs and enjoying the beauty around. While it is hard to leave, I know I will always return to watch the sun rise over the water while enjoying a great cup of coffee!



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Your Response - Jan 13, 2014



Thanks for the great review, looking forward to seeing you and Charlie in Sept. this year. Hope you had a great Christmas. May the New Year bring you happiness and joy.
Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Both K.I Sawyer and Escanaba Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Trenary, Rapid River
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Marquette Mt.
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
U.S 41
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Trenary, Rapid River
Nearest Beach
small beach and swim platform on location
Car: necessary

This is one of the most secluded spots in the upper peninsula of Michigan. We are surrounded on three sides for miles by Hiawatha National Forest. Are entire property is thick mature woods. Our private stocked lake (Northern, Muskie, Large Mouth, Crappie, Perch and other pan fish) is only available to our family and guests. We also have a 70 foot dock great for fishing from. We have a 21/2 mile private drive. Plenty of wild life (deer, bear, birds and much more.) 2 swans that make our lake there home each year. We have the Grand Isle trail which crosses our road which is a non motorized trail which goes from Lake Michigan to Lake Superior. Pictured Rocks in Munising and Little Bay De Noc on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior are all must see attractions within less then 1 hour. We also have 4 casinos and 4 golf courses within a 1 hour drive. If you want seclusion and privacy where no one will bother you. This is the place.

Amenities

Rapid River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are very modern.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Private entrance way to the deck and a connecting bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Private entrance to the deck and shared connected bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Master bathroom close by with lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , This bedroom is on the lower level with private entrance way
  • All bedrooms have large windows over looking the lake and private entrance ways in 3 of the 4 bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms have patio doors going to the deck which is 15 feet away from the lake.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is one of the most private spots in the mid west which includes your own stocked 42 acre lake.

Reviews

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SECLUDED LODGE WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST PRIVATE STOCKED LAKES IN MICHIGAN
average rating of 4.590909 based on 34 reviews
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The place was great!!!! It was secluded and quite just what we wanted. The fishing was great too!! The kids loved the beach area and the kayaks. We love the outdoors and this place was perfect for us. The only complaint I would have would be no washer and dryer. With kids in and out of the lake it would have been great to have those, otherwise place was fantastic with everything we needed. Thanks for the great vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and leaving the place spotless. Hopefully see you again in the future. Maybe with less rain.
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5

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5

Words can't possible explain-what this place is all about.

It's all modern with everything you have in your own home.

It's very secluded {which is what we where after}

The lake is a great fishing lake.

The fish are big-some bigger than our net.

Some so big you will want to come back year after year-just to try & catch.

Heavier line--lures-poles & baits.

And who wouldn't like to catch a Muskie-- a fishermans hole in one.

The owner checked on us both by phone & in person to make sure we had everything we wanted or needed and for suggestions that may help others who come here.

Great owner- his main goal is your comfort.

And this place has every comfort of home.

My wife & 3 kids along with my 3 grandchildren-made memories that will last a life time.

Not to mention that my little dog was free to run leash free & chase chipmunks all day long.

I would highly recommend this place for people like me who like living in the middle of the woods-- with HOLIDAY INN like - Comforts

I don't think the photo of this place does it the justice it deserves--it's so much better.

But rain or shine you will not be bored-nor will you want to leave this place for any reason-til it's over.

Great place--loved every minute of it.

Glad we found this place--be sure you reserve it long in advance

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and thank you for leaving the place next to perfect. My cleaners love people like you. Sorry we had so much rain and storms. This was a year with record breaking storms and wind in the U.P. Hopefully see you again. Thanks P.S. I don't think I could of given myself this nice of a review. lol Thanks again
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5

A Little slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Love, Love, Love this property! Very secluded and peaceful on it's own private lake. Had tons of fun fishing and exploring. We brought our own Kayaks, and loved the peaceful rides at dawn and dusk. As Charlie knows, driveway needs some holes filled so per previous comments, bring a car thats a bit higher off the ground. Plenty of fridge space to stock up on your groceries for the week. We've already booked for next year, cant wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. If it ever stops raining for a few days ?? I will get the driveway graded. lol
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5

You won't regret your stay!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely breath taking views. Enjoy fishing or just take a walk around the property. Sit back and watch the beautiful sunrise and sunset. Very clean and down hone feeling. You will totally enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review
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5

Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway in a beautiful location. This has been our favorite location for our men's retreat for the past several years. Plenty of room and plenty of on property activities available.The recent updates have just made this lodge an even greater experience! Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the great review, see you again next year.
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5

Great Place, Beautiful Colors

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place in the U.P of Michigan that was both secluded and in the National Forest.This place is exactly what we were looking for. Fall colors going into the lodge were fantastic. The driveway is a long dirt road very assessable as long as you do not have a low profile sports car. The fishing and the weather were great. we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $22 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

Rates apply to the first 4 adults, $150 each additional guest for the week even if they only stay overnight. Check in Saturday 5pm and check out the following Saturday 10am. Children 3 and under are free. Please include children over 3 as adults to figure out total cost.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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