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TOWN LAKE LODGE (15 miles from Pictured Rocks): 2018 calendar OPEN! Canoe included! Pictured Rocks only 15 miles! WIFI

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront with canoe included! 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Sleeps 6 in beds

Town Lake Lodge

SLEEPS: 6 max in 5 beds and 1 futon

BEDROOMS:  2

BATHROOMS: 1

*LAKEFRONT (Town Lake)

​​​​​​​*1 CANOE INCLUDED

*SWIMMING ON PROPERTY

This beautiful lakefront cabin was built in 2003 and is located in the heart of the Hiawatha National Forest (10 miles South of M28). It is conveniently located next to Pete's Recreation Area and Bruno's Run for great mountain biking/hiking trail access. The World Famous Pictured Rocks National Lake shore is only 13 miles from the cabin. Fish, canoe or kayak the nearby lakes and the Indian River or spend a day or two admiring the incredible waterfalls in the Munising area. Bike the cliffs of the Grand Island National Recreation Area or have a relaxing day floating and swimming in the sandy bottomed Town Lake. There is a deck off the cabin with a new gas grill ready for use as well as a deck at the lake shore with a canoe that is provided. Paddle across Town Lake to the general store for yummy ice cream cones and rentals of jet skis and power boats to be used on nearby lakes (Town Lake is quiet lake). The cabin has two bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and one with two twin beds. Additional sleeping is available in the lower level where there is a bunk bed and a full-size futon. High speed internet and local phone service are available. Full of beautiful views and amazing recreational activities, you will love your stay at the Town Lake Lodge!

There is a 12 X 14 deck right at the edge of the lake. The rest of the lakeshore is natural. The entire lake is hard sand bottom that gets covered in pine needles and leaves each fall. The water quality is excellent which makes for great swimming and snorkeling. We keep the bottom of the lake in front of the deck raked free of most leaves so it is nice and sandy. The lake in front of the deck gets deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely. The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0ft to 2ft, the next 10 feet from shore goes from 2ft to 5 or 6ft. After that it goes to 12 feet pretty quickly. Swimming, float tubes, snorkeling and relaxing is great. As always, small kids who are without life jackets should be watched closely. If you want a more traditional shallow water beach with a big grassy lawn, it is less than a mile away at the Pete's Lake Day Use Area.

FAQS

Fans: There are two box fans and a ceiling fan.

Firepit: There is a fire-pit with 6 chairs for you to gather around the fire.

Lakeshore: There is a 12x14 deck right at the edge of the lake. The rest of the shore is natural. Town Lake is a quiet lake.

Landline (telephone): Yes, we do have landline for you to use.

Pets: Sorry, due to allergies, we can not allow pets at the Town Lake Lodge.

Swimming: Not a traditional swimming beach. The entire lake is hard sandy bottom. You can swim here-but the lake does get deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely. The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0 ft to 2 ft. the next 10 ft from shore goes from 2 ft. to 5-6 ft. then drops to 12 ft. pretty quickly. There is a more traditional shallow water beach less than 1 mile away at Pete's Lake Day Use Area.

TV:  Direct TV, and DVD player connected to TV

Wi-fi: Yes, there is wi-fi here! Also, a landline phone for your use. It's a great feature with the unreliable cell service in the Upper Peninsula.

More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677

• reservations@freshwatervacationrentals.com

• http://www.freshwatervacationrentals.com

If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Wetmore

A classic cottage just south of the gorgeous National Park- Pictured Rocks.

What makes this cottage unique

1. Row over to the store for ice cream with a canoe that we provide with your cabin rental

2. Just a hop, skip and a jump to Pictured Rocks

3. A quiet, peaceful, small lake

Amenities

Wetmore Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area ...
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - There is a bunk bed and one futon located in the lower level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a 12 X 14 deck right at the edge of the lake. The rest of the lakeshore is natural. The entire lake is hard sand bottom that gets covered in pine needles and leaves each fall. The water quality is excellent which makes for great swimming and snorkeling. We keep the bottom of the lake in front of the deck raked free of most leaves so it is nice and sandy. The lake in front of the deck gets deep pretty quickly, so small kids should be monitored closely. The first 10 feet from shore goes from 0ft to 2ft, the next 10 feet from shore goes from 2ft to 5 or 6ft. After that it goes to 12 feet pretty quickly. Swimming, float tubes, snorkeling and relaxing is great. As always, small kids who are without life jackets should be watched closely. If you want a more traditional shallow water beach with a big grassy lawn, it is less than a mile away at the Pete's Lake Day Use Area.

Reviews

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TOWN LAKE LODGE (15 miles from Pictured Rocks): 2018 calendar OPEN! Canoe included! Pictured Rocks only 15 miles! WIFI
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
5

Very clean & comfortable. A true home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin situated in the woods provides a true sanctuary from the world and is a welcoming site after long days of hiking the various trails at Pictured Rocks. Watching the sun set from the dock was a daily ritual and on a clear night the stars were incredible. On the one rainy day it was comforting to just hang out and read, watch the rain and drink hot tea. Having the Hiawatha National Forest trail at Bruno's Run literally a 3 min drive was great when the rain stopped & we wanted a short hike & fresh air.

The cabin is extremely clean & well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Joan from the management company was a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely be back. Thank you to the owners for availing this special place for us to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you has such a great time at the Cabin. We try to stock it to the best of our ability :) We are happy you appreciated that. We can't wait to host you again next year! Be sure to call to make reservations sooner than later! Thank you for choosing Freshwater Vacation Rentals.
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4

Exactly as the listing shows

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! House is comfortable and the settling is great!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the positive feedback. For your next vacation, think about renting another one of our 54 waterfront properties across Michigan!
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Creepy deer heads

  • 3 of 5

We loved the view of the lake, but not the dead deer heads on the walls. These are not visible in the pictures bc they are in the apex of the living room. One is very large and sits almost halfway into the room. All was very clean except downstairs area which has a strong moldy odor.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: FRESHWATER RESPONSE: Oh No! Not the deer heads! Our hunters LOVE them. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you consider booking with Freshwater Vacation rentals in the near future. I have documented the weird odor from the basement and we are looking into it. We have 54 other waterfront properties to choose from, sans deer heads!
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5

Great vacation rental in Munising Mi

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage, with all the amenities of home. Great location in relation to Picturesd rocks. Lake is wonderful for fishing, swimming and kayaking.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable. We agree, the location is EXCELLENT. Happy you caught a few fish while you were there as well. Please consider renting with Freshwater Vacation Rentals next time you book your Michigan adventure. Freshwater Team
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5

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the perfect Fall weekend Colors were magnificent. House is just as described and well stocked. Property Management was very helpful when needed. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a wonderful time! We are always happy to be of help. I absolutely love the fall colors too! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Sincerely, Cara
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4

Great property great location

  • 4 of 5

Great property great location could use a paddle boat at the lake let the folks know there is a smart TV on location to bring along your Netflix or Amazon passwords

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
"Beautiful and amazing"
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Hiawatha National Forest Interagency Visitor Center
Pictured Rocks Cruises
Navigator Restaurant
"Be patient, since they sometimes get swamped with the boat cruise departures. 90% of the ti..."
Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Marquette (MQT) - 65 miles to Escanaba (ESC), better rates
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Shooters
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Mackinac Island- Star Line, Sheplers or Arnold
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Pictured Rocks Golf Course
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Green Bay
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
MI-28
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Sydneys
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Pictured Rocks National Park
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
across the lake-Pete's Lake Day Use Area
Car: necessary

13 miles from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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