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Nature Lovers Dream! Endless All-Season Outdoor Adventures To Enjoy

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Grayling Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge House Sleeps 10 Or The Whole Lodge Which Boasts 10,500 Sq. Ft. Sleeps 30.!

Valhalla ranch is a 650 acre private gated ranch. The Lodge House is a fully equipped 2 bedroom house with a loft that has two new sleeper sofas and is 2,000 sq. ft. The Master Suite is main level with a large walk-in closet and en suite full bath that include 4 body jets in the huge walk-in shower. The second bedroom is roughly 400 sq. ft. with two queen beds, closet, and full bathroom. It is a full kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer.

The Lodge is the remaining portion of the property and is roughly 8,500 sq. ft. It is connected to the Lodge House but will only be available to those who rent out the Lodge portion as well. The Lodge has a total of 6 suites. They all have their own private, attached full bathroom. Three of the rooms each have one queen and one full bed. One room has one king and one full bed. The remaining two rooms each have one queen bed. There is a full kitchen with large dining area that has seating for 16 at the dining room table and three at the counter. The living room has a 55' TV with cable and fireplace. The game room has a 70' TV with cable, fireplace, an unstocked bar, pool table, and poker table. Limited Wi-Fi is available. Outdoors includes horseshoes, fire pit, pavilion, sheltered hot tub, and a screened in building for bug-free outdoor enjoyment on the 3,000 sq. ft deck overlooking the AuSable River.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Jake Angerer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2016
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About Jake Angerer

The primary purpose of the ranch is trophy buck hunts in the fall. During the off season, the owners like to go there to spend time with friends and family.

Jake Angerer purchased this lodge in 2013

Why Jake Angerer chose Northern Michigan

This property has all of the amenities you desire! This is NOT your typical rental property to make money. Everything about this lodge is warm, cozy, and new! It is remote with room to roam and enjoy nature and the company of others. There have been reunions, man-cations, and snowmobile excursions held on the property

What makes this lodge unique

One unique benefit is that the Ranch Manager Jake is on site. Should there be a problem, he is located within the property and is very knowledgeable about the area. The huge deck that expands the whole back of the lodge overlooks the West Branch of Big Creek and is absolutely beautiful in every season! The numerous trophy mounts throughout the lodge will have you in awe Wildlife. There are over 18 miles of trails throughout the property for your hiking desire.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Nature Lovers Dream! Endless All-Season Outdoor Adventures To Enjoy
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews

Truly is a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay, love the place. Jake is great.

Beautiful area. Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Spectacular lodge

  • 4 of 5

Even the city folks of our family loved this lodge. Fantastic gathering place yet sprawling enough for personal space. We had 8 families with 30 persons total and the lodge worked great. Mountain biking, hiking, kayaking (On the ausable River across the street) jam sessions with the musicians in the family.. all good..

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Outdoor Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 30 adults and children had a great time. We would definetely go back again. There were lots of areas for the kids to be together seperate from the adults and there was room for everyone to get together.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

We had about 20 of us up there for a reunion/bachelor party and I would do it again in a heartbeat. The lodge was great, plenty of beds, and everything you could need for grilling and cooking was provided. We had perfect weather and we were able to enjoy the outdoors with some fishing and shooting as well. Jake was a great host and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing getaway for golf trips

  • 5 of 5

I booked this place to house 20 men, including myself, for a 4 day golf vacation that we book every year for the past three years. I have to say, this is the best house that we have rented by far! Everyone had a bed, the property is massive... the whole house was just perfect. My guests were in absolutely in awe! would definitely book again, and just may for a year from now!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family gathering spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend stay included a family get together with a small wedding thrown in the mix! It was absolutely the perfect spot!!! The facility is beautiful and accomodating and there is plenty to do! Everyone wants to come back again for another family retreat!!! The caretaker was very helpful and accomodating as well. Would definitely recommend this anyone young and old!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lovell's Bar
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Treetops Resort
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Otsego Lake
Car: necessary

This is a 650 acre gated ranch that holds hundreds of deer and is a nature lovers dream! Outdoor activity options abound! Hundreds of miles of snowmobiling is next door with cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snow tubing and sledding within minutes for winter activities. Summer activities include fly fishing on the Au Sable River, horseshoes and bonfires next to a pavilion on site. Near-by attractions include golfing in the 'Gaylord Golf Mecca' which is 'America's Premier Summer Golf Mecca' and boasts 17 golf courses that include world-class resorts and championship golf courses designed by some of America's top golf-course designers. If a day trip away from tranquility is what you need, you can visit Traverse City which is about an hour from the ranch. Here you can go on a wine tour or just sightsee along Grand Traverse Bay. Just a short 30 minutes farther west is Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes which was voted 'Most Beautiful in America' by Good Morning America in 2011!


Rates & Availability

Grayling Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Firewood (per cord) $100
Property Damage Protection $99
Hot Tub Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Lodge House (Sleeps 10; 2 suites + loft): $400 a night with 2 night minimum.
Lodge Only (Up to 20; 6 suites):$850 a night with 2 night minimum
Full Access to Lodge & House (Up to 30; 8 suites + loft): $1,100 a night with 2 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Grayling Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 10500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Alaskan - toilet , shower
    Bear - toilet , shower
    Safari - toilet , shower
    Whitetail - toilet , shower
    Game Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    AuSable - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Western - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laundry Bathroom - toilet
    Guest Suite-Lodge House - toilet , shower
    Master Suite-Lodge House - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Master Suite-Lodge House - 1 queen , Huge walk-in closet and massive jetted shower
    Guest Suite-Lodge House - 2 queen , Attached full bathroom; in upstairs of Lodge house
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Alaskan Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Attached full bath
    Safari Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Attached full bathroom
    Bear Room - 1 queen , 1 double , Attached full bathroom
    Whitetail Room - 1 king , 1 double , Handicap accessible; attached full bathroom
    AuSable Room - 1 queen , Attached full bath
    Western Room - 1 queen , Attached full bathroom
  • Every bedroom has it's own private full bathroom!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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