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Jerry Helmicki

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Incredible Sunsets Over Pristine Loon Lake

7 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Michigan Lodge Rental Photos and Description

The Lodge at Loon Lake is situated on a 2 acre wooded lot overlooking pristine Loon Lake. Loon Lake is approximately 120 acres in size and is located within the Huron National Forest. The 4 bedroom lodge sits above the lake facing west. Every evening brings incredible sunsets over the lake. Only about one third of the shoreline has homes and cottages. The rest of the shoreline is nature at its best. If you are looking for a noisy, loud, power boating lake this is NOT IT. Loon Lake is a quiet, beautiful lake where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, relaxing on the water and viewing beautiful sunsets. The Lodge at Loon Lake was built in the 1950's and still has that special north woods feel and atmosphere. The entire exterior has been log sided with field stone trim. All the furniture, bedding and decorations have a north woods look. The interior is all knotty pine with wood floors. The large living room has a high ceiling with a stone fireplace. The dining room table can sit up to 8 persons and has a door wall that leads to the upper deck overlooking the lake. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. There is also a small bistro table ideal for having morning coffee and looking over the lake. The master bedroom has a king bed and bathroom. There is a full second bathroom located next to both the Moose and Bear bedrooms. Both of these bedrooms have queen size beds. There is also an upstairs sleeping loft overlooking the main living area which has 4 twin beds. There is a fully equipped laundry room downstairs. On the outside of the lodge and facing the lake is a screen house located under the upper deck, There is also a field stone barbecue and a fire ring for campfires. With the lodge located above the lake there is a stepped walkway down to the lake side decks and water. Here there is a fishing boat with electric trolling motor, 4 person paddle boat, canoe and 2 kayaks along with a shed containing seat cushions, life vests and other water toys.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jerry Helmicki (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Jerry Helmicki

We originally purchased the Lodge in 1987 and it quickly became our favorite place to be. It actually reinforced our love of country living that lends itself to a simpler life. We love canoeing, hiking and horses. We actually had a couple of horses at the Lodge for several years. Then in 1995 we jumped into a new lifestyle by purchasing the Bar Lazy J Guest Ranch in Colorado! Unfortunately we had to sell the lodge to make that dream possible. We never thought we would have the opportunity to return to our Lodge on Loon Lake. Well, obviously we were able to make that happen. In August of 2011 the opportunity to repurchase the property presented itself.

Jerry Helmicki purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Jerry Helmicki chose Michigan

Providing great hospitality for people to relax and enjoy the great outdoors has become our passion and we are delighted to be able to share this special place. Waking up to the morning call of the loons on the lake followed by coffee out on the deck while a bald eagle soars over head....WOW it is the best! You will soon discover why this is a 'little piece of heaven!'

What makes this lodge unique

Our Lodge provides an opportunity to bring both family members and friends to a unique environment that provides a peaceful getaway from your everyday life.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

Incredible Sunsets Over Pristine Loon Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Loon Lake Lodge, which included my parents in their seventies, my husband andtwo daughters, 11 & 2, and my sister and brother in law. The deck is outstanding, and quickly became our favorite place for coffee, drinks, reading, etc. The cabin was beautiful, clean, and had all the conveniences you could ask for, including a small fridge on the lower level which we found very convenient when sitting at the bonfire for extended periods in the evening! The steps in the house and outside might be challenging for older folks who are not in great shape, and we mostly carried the two year old, which was fine. We really enjoyed the pair of loons and their chick, which we heard and saw every day. There were no neighbors the week we were there, and they would have been out of sight from the house, even if they had been there. The fishing boat, kayak, and swim raft were used on a daily basis. We caught plenty of fish, including a few tiny sunfish off the dock, when my toddler basically dropped a worm on a hook in front of them. If you decide to go find the rope swing, here is a hint that will save you water up the nose and possibly a few bruises - your feet go on the knot.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA
5

Another Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Lodge, and was even better than the first. We brought our dogs this time and they had a great time. We did a lot of hiking around the lake on the many trails and back roads, and the dogs enjoyed the boats as well. We met the neighbors and they were great to talk to. For a day trip, try going over the wine tasting location over in West Branch...and lots of good restaurants there as well. It was very relaxing and just what we needed. Jerry and Cheri provide a quality backwoods experience, but we expected nothing less. We'll be back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

tranquility

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a beautiful decorated cabin on the lake you will love this cabin. Very welcoming and peaceful and the view of the lake was awesome. Great for fishing , viewing the loons, eagle and swan. This is a great place to stay, very impressed with everything the cabin offered .

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fredericksburg, VA
5

Loon Lake=Bar Lazy J East Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The cabin at Loon Lake was a perfect setting for a great family vacation. The facilities were extremely clean and well taken care of. The individuals who care for the property for the owners stopped by on our first day to make sure that everything was up to par and let us know to contact them if there were any problems we had. The lake was beautiful, and the water sports items, canoes, fishing boat, kayaks, all worked out perfectly. The paddle boat had apparently been damaged by some previous guests and was not working, but that worked out fine. The fishing on the lake this time of year was a bit sparse, and we verified that with the local residents, but there were enough other fishing locations within a 30 minute drive to satisfy our cravings. Local resturants and stores were all great and well stocked and maintained. We got to go to one of the local county fairs while there and it was a real treat. Outdoor facilities were great and also well maintained. This is not your run of the mill vacation rental cottage...you really felt like you were at home.

And if you get a chance, go find the Gravity Hill....if you dare.......

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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livonian, mich
5

grandma with all family

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect. the pictures were totally accurate. Sitting on the deck , upper and lower one were relaxing, total quiet except nature a it's best.There was nothing we lacked for. Everything we could have needed was there. We even had freshly baked homemade cookies upon arrival.The host checked in and made sure we did not need anything and made us aware of how to contact them if needed. water equipment was there and in great condition. My grandkids loved the peddle boat and also became quite proficient with the kayaks I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone (except those with any handicap or elderly) as it is a trek down to the lake. Legs sore but a great feeling !! i would definitely return. Areas to explore around the cottage were nice - Island llake, the OUTLOOK post at the National reserve. Surrounding geological area interesting and beautiful.

PS we even found a plan on Rose City that delivered a great pizza (just got real lazy one night)

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarnia, ON, Canada
5

Pictures don't do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had! The scenery was gorgeous. Loon Lake is so quiet and so beautiful! The cottage was relaxing! We had fun fishing and caught several bass. We can't wait to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Located within the Huron National Forest are miles of roads suitable for sightseeing and wildlife viewing. Within a 30 minute drive are several golf courses - West Branch Country Club, Greenbriar, Sidewinder, Fairview, Dream Golf Course and Apple Valley. A 10 minute drive from Loon Lake will bring you to the AuSable River - one of the few 'Scenic Wild Rivers' - open to rafting, canoeing, trout fishing, tubing, kayaking, and swimming. A short distance from the Lodge is the Rifle River Recreational Area. This area includes miles of hiking trails, canoeing, fishing and picnic grounds. Less than a 1/2 hour drive is the victorian town of West Branch where shoppers can take advantage of the outlet shops.

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Rates & Availability

Lupton Lodge Rental Rates

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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 14 2016 - Oct 1 2016
6 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

The lodge is only rented on a 6 night Sunday to Saturday weekly basis. THE HOUSEKEEPING FEE IS INCLUDED IN THE WEEKLY RATE. Sunday checkin is 1:00PM. Saturday checkout is 1:00PM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Michigan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Moose bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bear bedroom
    Loft - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1) The master bedroom has a king bed., Queen size Beds (2) Both the Moose and Bear bedrooms have queen beds., Double Beds (1) The downstairs den has an 'easy sleeper' that converts from a couch to double bed., Twin or Single Beds (4) The loft includes 4 twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming

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