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Belinda Mercado

Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Michigan Fly Fishing & Fun For The Whole Family!

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Fife Lake Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Custom Log Home Sleeps 6-8 Sits On The Manistee River..

Comes stay with us in the privacy of the northern michigan woods. This unique custom built log home sits on the bank of the Manistee River and it features custom touches including handmade furniture and beautiful birch kitchen. Also has all the amenities of a fully equipped modern log home. Easily sleep 8 features a private master suite with private bathroom. The manistee river is a popular spot for fly fishing, producing big browns and the occasion rainbow. Plenty of opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and tubing as well.

Features full equipped home, simply bring your family and get ready to make wonderful memories in our lodge in the woods. Located just 25 minutes east of traverse city. In conjunction with the 'deer tracks ranch' summer visitors have the chance to upgrade their stay package and tour the ranch on motorized vehicles for wild life viewing including, bison, elk, deer and much more. Or maybe you would like to climb our restored fire tower, to view hundreds of miles of serene country side.

Hunters bird and deer paradise, hundreds of acres of state land nearby. Also close to atv trails, for winter fun on your snowmobiles. Call or text for details, kids under 10 stay FREE!***

4 bedroom 3 bath custom home with full kitchen, natural fire place, open floor plan, large dining area. Features out door fire pit, grills and large deck. Has view of the Manistee river from home. Private setting in the woods! **Please note if the lodge is booked be sure to ask about our Vertical Green Cabin, it may be available***

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Belinda Mercado (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Belinda Mercado chose Northern Michigan

Beautiful custom features throughout this log home. Wonderful details and modern conveniences all wrapped up on the bank of the Manistee River.

What makes this lodge unique

This is one of 2 homes available for rent, if you have a large party rent them both and get a discount. Total housing with both units can sleep up to 12 to 15 people. We also offer our lodge dining hall within the Ranch for weddings and special occasions, call for all the details.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Michigan Fly Fishing & Fun For The Whole Family!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Saint Joseph, MI
5

For those who want to 'get away'

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay when you need to unwind & get away from the world (cell service is non-existent). Located in the middle of the woods, on a river, with only the sounds of nature -- couldn't have asked for anything more. Will be back when the fall color season begins.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning property on the Manistee River!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on a beautiful setting on the Manistee River. The home owner was fantastic and the accommodations were everything we thought, and more! We loved our long weekend and look forward to booking more time there in the upcoming months! There was nothing we would change about our stay...the description on the website matched what we experienced. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely gorgeous with so many neat little details at every turn. The pictures don't do the home justice! What was even better was the view of the river. We had 5 kids ranging from ages 1 to 10 and they all had a blast in the river. We tubed and kayaked down the river several times. We also went to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City.

The owner of the property lived down the street and was a great host! Our party could not say enough good things about him. He did not bother us just stopped by to take out the trash and offered an awesome tour of his property. What a great gem we found. We are going to try and do this again next year but bring more couples to enjoy it also. Just so you know the cell service is extremely spotty at the house but was able to get full service 2 miles down the street if needed. He also has a land line for any emergencies.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. It was great meeting you! Glad that you connected with the owner and were able to tour the ranch and fire tower with your family. We had perfect weather during your stay, it made the usually very cold river enjoyable! Hope to see you again next season :)
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5

A beautiful nature getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family composed of two 1-year olds, three couples in their 20s, and two grandparents in their 60s. ALL ten of us had an absolute blast. There is so much this house has to offer! It has so much character and warmth, but also has the rustic feel of a true log cabin (with all the amenities, of course).

We had bon fires, fished in the Manistee River, took advantage of the huge yard to play outdoor games, lazily floated down the river in tubes, hiked at nearby Sand Lakes Quiet Area, and did all sorts of activities in Traverse City and the surrounding area. The owners couldn't be friendlier or more accommodating.

Most of my family had not been to Michigan or ever been this "detached" from it all (there is usually no cell service at the cabin). But everyone loved the peaceful nature scenes all around them and quickly forgot about their cell phones. By the time we left everyone was in love with this part of the country.

My only caution would be how far off the beaten path the cabin is. It's about 30-minutes off I-75 and feels out there, but again, we loved how peaceful everything was.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI
5

Annual Camping Trip

  • 5 of 5

We host an annual camping trip every year with friends and finding a place big enough to house everyone is a challenge. However, this place was very roomy and plenty to do! The river is just a quick walk for tubing, an amazing fire pit and plenty of yard to play games. Lilly and Jamie were great hosts and answered all our questions about the area. We are definitely keeping this on our short list for next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI
5

Annual Camping Trip

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place! Very private and fun time with a group of friends. Tubing in the river, laying out watching the stars at night, playing corn hole, or just hanging out around the fire pit. Lilly and Jamie were amazing and very helpful with answering our questions about the area. This is definitely on our short list for next years annual trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Fife Lake Inn
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Timber Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yankee Boy
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Manistee Lake

Make sure you make the trip to Traverse City for the National Cherry Festival in July. Many family fun activities, and the ever popular sweet red cherries. The festival features parades, sand castle building contests,food and spirits, movies by the bay, concerts, and fabulous fireworks display over the Grand Traverse Bay. Enjoy a stroll down the historic streets of Traverse City which offer many boutiques and cozy restaurants. Also has several night clubs for an evening of fun! Or if you enjoy local wine, schedule a tour on the beautiful peninsula, wine tasting and tours just 35 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

Fife Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (up to 4) $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50

Pets are welcome for an additional pet fee of $50 per pet,
if pets are left alone, they must be put in a travel kennel.
make sure to let us know if you are planning on bringing your four legged friends!

MUST RECEIVE 1/2 DOWN PRIOR TO CHECK IN AND REMAINING BALANCE DUE UPON CHECK IN

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Fife Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on suite private in master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom bunk room 1 - 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Master Suite - 1 queen
  • there is enough beds for 12, but we only rent up to 3 couples max. or family's with kids of more then 6 ( total ) will be considered.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Notes:
Our Deer Tracks Lodge is located just 25 minutes East of Traverse City which hosts many activities through out the year. Truly all seasons of fun! National cherry festival, locally the National Trout festival. Many more activities nearby! Golf, Fish, trail ride, explore and hunt! Dont forget to check out our 'Deer Tracks Ranch' for fabulous hunt opportunities. Bag a world class buck! Or take a ride to Turtle Creek Casino and try your luck on the poker table or slots! Great dining and comedy club, just 20 minutes from us! **For the nature lovers, we also offer a spring horn hunt*** You will enjoy a family stroll through the ranch where you have opportunities to find large Elk and white tail horns that you can take home as a token of your visit***

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