Bear Creek Lodge, built in 1927, is the perfect north woods retreat for family reunions, hunting or fishing vacations or just a relaxing escape to the north woods of Michigan. The lodge is situated on 120 acres with 510' of frontage on Big Creek's West Branch (a premier northern Michigan fly fishing river).
You will love to start the day enjoying a cup of coffee in the sitting area of the kitchen watching the deer make their way to the river. As you begin preparation of an old fashion country breakfast and the other guests gather in the kitchen area you will start to plan the day - fishing in the Big Creek or the nearby Ausable River, Hunting on the 120 acres of private land, a hike through the woods, a round of golf, snowshoeing or x-country skiing in the winter; or maybe you just want to relax on the deck and enjoy the serenity of the north woods of Michigan.
In the evening your group will gather around the massive 3 story field stone fireplace. Comfortable seating in the leather chairs, an old hickory rocking chair and 2 large sofas will allow you to relax and recount the adventures of the day.
Meals are easily prepared in the fully equipped kitchen with 2 refrigerators (1 with an ice-maker), new glass-top stove, antique 6 burner Garland gas stove, 2 large sinks, dishwasher and an abundance of counter space. Cooking utensils, china and flatware to serve 20+ guests. A breakfast room table that will accommodate eight.
You will share your adventures of the day over dinner at the large custom made dining table (seating for 14+). After dinner, perhaps a game of pool or marshmallows and smores by the fire pit.
Sleep in one of the 7 themed bedrooms: Master Suite - 1 king, Antler Room - 2 full, Golf Room - 1 full, Cowboy Room - 1 full and 1 twin, Bird Room - 1 queen and 1 twin trundle, Fish Room - 1 full, Flag Room - 1 twin bunk. Sleeps 24 family style.
There is plenty to do close by, but most guests never want to leave the property once they arrive at Bear Creek Lodge!