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Welcome to Kalkaska, MICHIGAN!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

We are located right on the corner of West Bear Lake Road and M-72NE.

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 trailhead, 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 (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. (Sorry...wifi 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

Anita Hazelton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Anita Hazelton

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.

Anita Hazelton purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Anita Hazelton 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
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • Brand new comfortable beds. Bedroom 1 has a FULL/TWIN BUNK. Bedroom two has a TWIN/TWIN bunk bed.
  • wheelchair accessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Sand Volleyball on property


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Welcome to Kalkaska, MICHIGAN!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Clean & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cabin as a guys ORV getaway. The cabin was clean, everything is conveniently located near by, and the people at the Blue Buck were very friendly. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfect cabin for a weekend getaway anytime throughout the year

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin at first sight. Starting with the check in process at Blue Buck all the way to when we turned in the keys at check out. It was all around a great experience. The cabin is conveniently located to many ammenities, nicely decorated and immaculate. We highly recommend renting this little piece of heaven on your next trip to Kalkaska. We know we will rent it again.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrison Family

  • 5 of 5

The Buck Lodge was a cozy comfortable place to stay, it was clean and fit our needs! Loved the extra touches for example chocolate candy on the pillows! We will be back in the spring! Thanks for s awesome weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellant for motorcycle touring.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and pleasant accomodations. For our stay, the location was perfect for traveling to Mackinac and Traverse Bay during the same stay. We rode our motorcycles through some fantastic scenery and good roads. The Blue Buck has those items you forgot or planned on getting on arrival. It also has a great selection of beer for winding down on the front patio or sitting by the firepit. Shirley' s in the Woods Cafe had great service and food. There is a Marathon station about 500' away to refuel upon arrival and departure. The cabin has everything you might need for your stay. Stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, television and AC. Julie, the owner, was prompt with our reservation request and was fully available to us during our stay. I think we made a great choice staying at the Buck Lodge. They should add motorcycle touring to their list of activities. You are 1-2 hours from some of the most scenic rides in MI

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Buck Lodge. It was the perfect size for a family of four. Very clean, updated decor, and plenty of attention to details. Staff were friendly and helpful. Shirley's Restaurant was close and delicious.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
Dingman's Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Timber Wolf
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
Shirley's Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Shanty Creek
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bear Lake Beach
Car: not necessary

This is our 2 bedroom home within Full Circle Resorts with 800 Square feet. It's conveniently located right next to our Country store, The Blue Buck on 72, Shirley's Café and Dingman's bar. It is also right across the street from the trailhead. Perfect for all seasons!

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



10973 M-72




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3 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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