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Bear Creek Lodge - Historic Riverfront Lodge on 120 Wooded Acres!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20

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 The Big Creek (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.

There is plenty to do close by, but most guests never want to leave the property once they arrive at Bear Creek Lodge!

More Details

George Schiller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017


Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lovells, Lewiston
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Lewiston, Grayling, Gaylord
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lovells, Lewiston, Grayling, Gaylord
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Grayling and Gaylord
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, Canoeing, Wildlife viewing, Bird Hunting, Snowmobiling, X-country skiing


Grayling Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Antler Bedroom - 2 double
    Golf Bedroom - 1 double
    Cowboy Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Birds Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Fish Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Bear Creek Lodge - Historic Riverfront Lodge on 120 Wooded Acres!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Relaxing and Accommodating

  • 4 of 5

Great time for our family of 10 get-together! We kayaked on the Au Sable, shot skeet, enjoyed bon fires, and all of the amenities were perfect for what we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a blast!!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place!! Room and supplies for a crowd!!

2nd year we stayed here, looking forward to next year, already!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for groups!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bear Creek Lodge for my annual birthday kayak weekend (kayaked the Au Sable - beautiful!) Our car had no trouble finding the place, but some who came up later, especially in the dark, did. Make sure you type in the exact street name as there are two that are similar. Once you get there the place is absolutely gorgeous! We loved all of the themed rooms, large open "great room", huge fully stocked kitchen, game room with every DVD you will need if there are rain showers (including the Great Outdoors) + extra fridge, and a porch with a big grill and fire pit. Seriously everything we needed was provided! The river is a quick walk away and we enjoyed sitting in our chairs right in the middle of it. We also utilized the clay pigeon thrower which was a lot of fun for our shooting aficionados. The only problem, totally out of the owner's control, was the massive tick problem this year. Make sure to check out reports on the insect population and check often. There is plenty of spray provided if you need it, and a washer/dryer if you want to take extra precautions and throw you clothes in after a hike in the woods. George has a real gem in the Bear Creek Lodge and we hope to visit again in the winter to enjoy the huge fireplace!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cottage we have ever found!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Creek Lodge was spacious, beautiful and secluded! Private swimming, shooting and fishing. Cabin was fully stocked with dishes, cookware, sundries and household products that we never needed to shop and could enjoy our time here to the max! Plenty of games and ammenities to keep us all busy, too :) We can't wait until next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Returned for a second year, with many more planned ahead

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideal for larger groups looking to enjoy what the surroundings offer. The commodities at the lodge are well beyond what you would expect (dry cleaner, dishwasher). Our group hopes to return for many more years.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best TIME of our lives

  • 5 of 5

First off, this review is a little late, we stayed a couple years ago and were just talking about renting it again! We had a large family stay over a long weekend! About 14 people :) our whole family had a BLAST! We took some nature hikes! The table for our whole family for dinners and we had a blast cooking! We played tons of games and had fires, we enjoyed the whole weekend and talk about it all the time. We refer to it as "Cabin in the woods" what a wonderful stay what a wonderful place. And the most exciting experience was when we were driving out to it on those crazy back roads a bald eagle swooped down and flew parerell with our car, we were all awe struck! We knew then it was going to be an amazing weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $370
Tax Rate 6.0%

From $370/nt to $2,350/wk US Dollars
Dates Available: Apr 1, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018
$370.00 per night - 3 night minimum
$2,350.00 per week
$370.00 reservation/security deposit (required to book a reservation)
$35.00 per person for guests in excess of 14
20% premium for holidays (Includes the week before and the week following)
20% premium for firearms deer season and opening week of fly fishing

Payment is by personal check. Debit and Credit cards are not accepted.
Reservation/Security deposit of $370.00 required when reservation is booked.
Reservation/Security deposit is refunded within 15 days of check-out provided there are no deductions necessary for damages or excessive cleaning costs.
The full rental fee is due 60 pays prior to check-in.
6.00% use tax added to all rental fees.

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.