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Welcome to the Loon Lodge in Kalkaska, Michigan!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4 Perfect Upnorth Getaway!

The Loon Lodge is a Beautiful, newly renovated air conditioned cabin, right in the heart of Bear Lake Township in Kalkaska, MI! 1 Bedroom with Queen Bed, Fully Equip Kitchen (including silverware, dishes, cups, plates, etc.), Living Room with Queen Sleeper Sofa. Comfortable beds and convenient to everything you need! Fully Equip Kitchen, Fire pit, charcoal grills, private parking, next door to Shirley's Café, The Blue Buck on 72 and Dingman's Bar! Linens and towels (except beach towels) are provided. There is also access to washing machine and dryer for guest use only. There is also space to park trailer(s), ATV's, snow mobiles, etc. ( is not available or provided. Guests and residents use their own cellular hot spots via smart-phones). Check in time is 4:00 p.m. Check Out is 11:00 a.m. Any questions please call Anita Hazelton at 989 619 6407

Paul Varchetti
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Paul Varchetti

The conception of “The Blue Buck on 72″ was an idea developed and constructed through the vision and passion of Julie and Paul Varchetti. As a lifelong “Down-stater”, Julie has returned to her family’s roots in Northern Michigan. Julie’s grandmother, Evelyn, was one of the original cooks for Dingman’s Bar and her father grew up on Bear Lake in the 1950′s. Although having grown up downstate, Julie and her husband, Paul, decided to head north and have their summer home on Cub Lake. Julie also owns and operates “Full Circle Resorts” in Bear Lake Township which is conveniently located next to the convenient store “ The Blue Buck on 72″ that features 2 beautifully renovated cabins, a large home on Cub Lake and 2 RV sites which can accommodate up to 42 foot motorhomes and offer full service hook-up.

Paul Varchetti purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Paul Varchetti chose Northern Michigan

Bear Lake Township of Kalkaska, MI is still Michigan's little secret. It's so peaceful and so quiet, yet there is so much to do all year round. From Boating, to hunting to could never get bored here. Come see God's Country for yourself. It's truly amazing.

What makes this cabin unique

We are just down the street from cub lake and bear lake. Next door great breakfast café (Shirley's Diner), a grocery store (The Blue Buck on 72) and an old country bar, Dingman's. We are also right by some of the greatest trail heads for all of your snowmobiling, Hunting and ATV Riding.


Kalkaska Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Closet, Alarm Clock
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Welcome to the Loon Lodge in Kalkaska, Michigan!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Great place to stay for snowmobiling!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great for two of us that came up for three days of snowmobiling. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The trail is right across the road, with a gas station less than a mile away. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was a perfect location for 4 wheeling. The trail started across the road from the cottage and went for miles. It has a wonderful fire pit in the back that is shared by another cottage . The cottage was VERY clean and cute. The only problem was it's right on HWY 72 and that means the traffic is non stop. ( can't hear the sounds in the cottage). I'm glad we brought our own grill because the grills they have aren't very good. If it wasn't for the hwy, this little gem is perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, new, and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly as pictured. We loved the firepit. It was clean and new remodeled. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, But Too Far Away

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was quaint, clean and comfortable. We could not find beach access on Friday when we arrived, so we gave up. The two lakes had boat access, but no beaches that we could find.

We stayed to go back and forth to Traverse City for the Film Festival. It was a little too far to commute, so we had to skip our Sunday film and head home. I wish I would have seen the description of the location to map out exactly where the cabin was -- thought it was in downtown Kalkaska or at least closer to it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property is awesome and location could not be more convenient. Located between a restaurant and party store with a bar across the street! Owners spared no expense renovating and the large fire pit is a great touch. Horse shoe pits, volleyball, this place is GREAT!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!
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Rates & Availability

Kalkaska Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
Dingman's Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timber Wolf
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shirley's Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bear Lake Public Beach
Car: recommended

We are located right on the corner of West Bear Lake Road and M-72NE. We have The Blue Buck on 72 on one side of us and Shirley's Café on the other side. Across the street is the trail head, which leads you to over 100 miles for snowmobiling in the winter, hunting during the season, dirk-biking or 4 wheeling in the summer. We are just .4 miles from 2 of the many lakes in Kalkaska. Cub Lake is known for the quietness and fishing. Bear Lake is a fun/All sports Lake and is also the 2nd clearest lake in the entire state of Michigan!! It looks as if you are in the's breathtaking.

Linens and Towels Included. Fish filet table available for check out at THE BLUE BUCK.



10973 M-72




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