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Golfers paradise. Hikers and outdoor lovers place to stay!

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Executive home situated on 1000 private acres

Four Bedroom/ 3 Full baths.

Fourth generation family owned north wood retreat that offers unparalleled privacy and comfort. Property borders The Nightmare Golf Course/ Dream complex and consists of rolling hills, spring fed ponds, wetlands, 11 miles of drivable well kept dirt roads, and a managed forest designed to increase wildlife habitat, with 100 year old pine trees scattered throughout the property.

Abundant wildlife that can be seen while walking,driving, or riding the trails or from the comfort of our home. Ideal getaway for outdoor enthusiast or great place for someone who wants to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace while gazing out at the trees,stars and wildlife.

Summer activities you can enjoy on the property include hiking, biking, ATV, wildlife watching.

Winter activities include snowmobiling, XC skiing, snow shoeing, sledding.

If you want to leave the property, many recreational opportunities are available within a short distance. For golfers: The Dream, The Nightmare, West Branch CC, Other local courses and short distances to Traverse City/Gaylord Courses. For water/boating/fishing, Ogemaw County has 48 lakes, 40 minute drive to Lake Huron, 25 minute drive to Houghton Lake or Higgins Lake. For fly fishing, canoeing or kayaking the AuSable and Rifle rivers are a 30 minute Drive. Shoppers: Great downtown shopping in West Branch and the Tanger Outlet Mall. For Snowmobilers, besides our private 11 miles of roads, you have access to state land and the Ogemaw Trails. Ride all the way up to Gaylord on trails!

Casinos in Standish (25 minutes) and Traverse City (90 minutes).

Traverse City 90 minutes, Hartwick Pines 40 minutes, and Mackinaw City/Mackinaw Island less than 2 hours.


More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

About The Owner

This northern retreat home was just recently built on a piece of property that has been in our family for over 66 years. It is our year round dream home with unbelievable surroundings and privacy. Whenever we have guests, they can not believe the beauty and peacefulness of their surroundings.

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

No where in the State of Michigan can you experience this type of private home setting with the beauty of nature and seclusion.

This home, and the property will make any type of vacation for both adults and children, a life long memory of a very special experience.

This home has been used for small executive retreats in past. Perfect for entertaining clients also!

What makes this lodge unique

This architecturally designed contemporary home is a one of a kind, full of great cathedral cedar ceilings and modern furnishings. Over 40 different size glass windows for viewing outside. The rooms are large and have high-end cabinetry and granite throughout. High end appliances and mattresses/bedding's. Outdoor grilling and patio furniture.



West Branch Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main Floor
    Bedroom 1 - Main Floor - 1 king , Master Bedroom/ incredible master bath and jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 3 - Upper Floor - 2 queen , handcrafted queen bunks beds
    Bedroom 4 - Upper - 1 king , Unbelievable views down into the valley of woods
  • All large bedrooms with a wide assortment of gorgeous custom windows. All mattresses new and high quality.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Girls weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

We never rented a private home before, always stayed in a hotel setting for our annual girls weekend away. This was a unbelievable setting. As we followed the owners into the property the first time, we wondered if we'd ever get to the home. It's a mile back in the forest, so beautiful and peaceful. The house was supplied with everything we needed... and more! The beds, linens, and furniture were all high end and very comfortable.

Between our golf games we all just relaxed. Some of us sat outdoors and had cocktails watching the wildlife. Others took long strolls through the well marked roads. We saw a lot of deer, birds and other wildlife.

This place would be perfect for small groups, and family events. The owners sent us a ton of ideas to do while we were in West Branch but we found ourselves just chilling out around the house and it's property. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We are already planning our girls getaway reunion here next year! Cathy,Carole,Jenn,Karen, Joy, Susan, Debbie,and Jennifer

  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you girls had a relaxing time. It was our pleasure to have you share our home and property. See you next year. JD and Steven
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We just stayed in one of the most peaceful, beauitful setting we have ever experienced!

  • 5 of 5

This home is really unbelievable, very contemporary, but very very warm and inviting. We had deer coming up to the front glass windows without even food out for them. The bird feeders were full of all kinds of different types. The dirt roads were no problem, even with the spring thaw happening. Everything in the home is high quality and very comfortable. The beds, linens, towels, and appliances were first class. The owners meet us at the gate and brought us in the full mile to the house. So Peaceful walking in the woods and hearing the birds and seeing all the deer. The owners are very into conservation and have food plots throughout the property for the wildlife to eat all year long. The suggestions for dinning and shopping were right on. Don't miss the Willow Tree Restaurant, if you by chance go before 5pm, on a weekday, ask for their $ 13.00/ dinner specials. It is pricey, but great food after 5pm. Even the smaller " downtown " suggestions were neat. The town is restored in a Victorian theme. Lots of unique shops for a small community. We will be sure to come back here when the golf season is in swing. We also drove up to Houghton Lake/ Higgins Lake and want to come back to go swimming when it is warmer. We cant think of anything the owners didn't provide to us! Thank you so much for sharing this setting with us. Kathryn and Frank

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Deposit: 1/2 Non-Refundable Rental Fee upon confirmation of rental. Full payment 45 days prior to arrival.
Security Deposit: $ 400.00 returned to renters within 5 days - with no damage to home.

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