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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
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


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

Michael Verlinden / Sarah Verlinden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Lewiston Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Bear Creek Lodge - Historic Riverfront Lodge on 120 Wooded Acres!
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

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
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at the lodge and all I have to say is this place is amazing. The lodge is very comfortable and there is plenty of beds for guests to sleep. The lodge has an old rustic feel but still has digital tv and good cell phone service. If you like to fish or hunt this is the place for you, there are numerous lakes to fish in the area and great trout fishing right at the lodge or if you like to fly fish the holy water of the famous Ausable river is just a short drive up the road. I think this cabin has everything you could ever need including grills, pots and pans, utensils, bedding and blankets, dishwasher, two stoves, lots of firewood already provided. The owners have been nothing but pleasant and very helpful with this whole experience from the beginning. My friends and family were so impressed that everyone wants to make bear creek lodge and annual event, I would highly recommend staying at bear creek lodge!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sterling Heights, Michigan

5 years and counting! Our favorite Winter Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I have made 5 years of some of the most magical memories at the Bear Creek Lodge. Me and Crew (on average 14-16 folks) travel up each January for a time of reflection, rest, mild debauchery, drinks, laughter, board games, excellent food and fellowship. Each year, we come back more refreshed than the previous year and moreover our bonds of friendship strengthens. All of this happens in the backdrop of the charming property. Sitting on over 100 acres, the spacious lodge boasts of 7 themed rooms, although the house could probably sleep up to 20 folks comfortably. While we loved the old furniture they had in 2015, they've updated the couches in the Great Room (where we've had many a long talk or an awesome game of Mafia (Clue without the board game) in front of the huge fire place) and added a big screen television equipped with Direct TV. It was easy to plug our gaming system in to play games and watch movies. The other thing I really love about the space is that no matter how many folks you travel with, you won't bump into each other. There's plenty of room including their gorgeous pool room where games of pool while simultaneously watching old movies went down nightly. The kitchen has two stoves and there are two refrigerators. In the winter, we put all of our soda and water on the back porch. There are enough pots, pans, and dishware to service a small army. Plenty of blankets and extra supplies (toilet paper/paper towels/cleaning supplies) make it easy to just bring clothes to lounge in and not worry about anything. I spent a great deal of time chilling in the kitchen area cooking for our group and catching up with the women on the trip. There's comfortable new wicker furniture in the nook and sturdy bar stools to make the kitchen a dope area to hang in as well. Michael, the owner, is a quick phone call or email away and there are property managers in the area to meet our needs should something come up (in 5 years, we've never had to phone them for an emergency as they provide you with a ton of info that makes it easy to navigate the home and the general community we're settled in). In the summer, we've enjoyed bonfires and had to only take a short road trip (45 minutes) in Mio for canoeing at Hinchman Acres. It's truly a home away from home and has become a very special tradition that we hope to carry on as long as the house remains opened to guests. You're going to love this space.

La Shaun Kotaran and 14 friends! Metro Detroit Area

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Even though it was the middle of Winter, it was a great time to be up north in the lodge. Big place where a big group will feel comfortable. Kitchen was well stocked, every dish you will need to cook. Loved the rustic, comfortable feel to the lodge. Very clean, the fireplace was great. Even enjoyed some older movies and the pool table was nice. Took a while for the place to warm up, so arrive early and get it cranking before bedtime and bring your slippers if you are going in the Winter. Great time with the family.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toledo, OH

Simply excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We were highly impressed with the amenities and overall quality of Bear Creek Lodge. The lodge features spacious rooms and it is tastefully decorated. There are too many extras to list here! One quick note (this is not a knock on the lodge) cell reception in the area is kind of iffy, so if you need Internet or cellular during your stay, invest in an external cell phone antenna or signal booster device. A wireless hotspot would also be a good idea.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Fun Filled Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 people come up to the cabin for an extended weekend before the holidays and we were not disappointed! This was my second stay and both times have been nothing but amazing. It was warm, cozy, with all the amenities you need to make your a stay a great one. If you are looking for a private get away with friends or family, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Lewiston Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independance Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Firearms Deer Season
Nov 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.
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