Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Ausable River Valley and exquisite sunsets year around! The lodge is a brand new log structure with many uniquely hand crafted features. Fully furnished and ready to host your group of 2 to 28! Especially designed to sleep up to 28 guests with 1 master suite and 3 bedrooms each containing 2 sets of full size hand crafted log bunk beds. Each of the 3 bedrooms sleep up to 8 guests. Perfect for families that vacation together, family reunions, weddings, 50th anniversary gatherings, honeymoons, retreats, etc... The decor is warm and welcoming for any occasion. We also have access to Oscoda County's many orv trails right from our property and are set up to accommodated atv's and snowmobiles. Enjoy a fully functional and equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs. The large loft area has a table top shuffle board table and elliptical exercise machine along with lots of floor space for the kids! Our unique fire pit area has built in seating for large groups and offers a spectacular view. We have a large event grill and 2 picnic tables on the lower patio along with a patio table and chairs on the main floor outdoor deck....All facing the spectacular view! The beautiful sun room is the perfect place to get away and relax with a book or a chat with friends and offers an amazing view of the breath taking sunsets! Most of our guests comment that they just want to stay at the lodge and enjoy the comfort and beauty of the home and the view.
- Lodge4200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28 Guests! Great For Family And Group Vacations!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
About Sandy Handrich
We make our home on the 60 acres the lodge is located on and have both spent the majority of our lives in this area. God has blessed us with 3 lovely daughters, 1 is married and gave us our 1st grandchild in Oct. 2014!! Two of our daughters live here in Mio and our oldest lives in California. We have 2 spoiled chocolate labs, Jugg and Hunter who we adore. Dale and I enjoy traveling, camping, golf and fishing. We own Handrich trucking, a family business started by Dale's father in 1976. That takes up most of Dale's time, while I (Sandy) run the lodge, and also work at Mio Baptist Church 1 day a week. We are all very involved in our church, and are very thankful for God's many blessings in our lives.
Sandy Handrich purchased this Lodge in 2010
Why Sandy Handrich chose Mio
This lodge is a dream come true for us. We live on the hill right next to the lodge in a beautiful log home where we raised our family. We have a beautiful view 365 days a year and wanted a way to share it with others and provide quality lodging for large families and groups. We purchased the 60 acres 16 years ago and built our dream home. Dale started clearing the lodge property in 2009, and construction on the lodge began and was completed in 2010.
What makes this Lodge unique
We thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing and decorating the lodge. Every area of the lodge was designed with our guests in mind. We wanted to offer something that would be unique yet warm and inviting. We tried to create a place that would be large enough for families to all stay together yet cozy enough for you to be able to relax and feel at home away from home. Some of our favorite features in the lodge would be the large dining room table that seats about 14, it was crafted by local Amish. The fire pit area is a great gathering place and my personal favorite is the beautiful sun room area. Please come and be our guests and experience the true relaxation of the Ausable View Lodge and Northern Michigan.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was spotless! The home was beautiful, well-maintained, well-stocked, and they even had a playground for the kids. You can tell they spend a lot of love and energy on their place. We really enjoyed our time!
Thank you so much! We do try our very best to keep everything in good condition...the playground is a work in progress. It was a pleasure to have you and hope you will come again!
Dale and Sandy
Another great family vacation.
We hosted 17 people to the Ausable Lodge again for the second year. Great location and amenities. The home doesn’t disappoint. Looking forward to visiting again next year!
Thank you Sandy & Dale
That's great to hear Carl! We look forward to another visit from your group :)
Enjoy the rest of your summer! Dale and Sandy
Beautiful house, great view, very comfortable for large groups.
This was a perfect spot for a family reunion. It accommodated 28 people without feeling crowded; we all even fit around the fire pit. The house is impressive - décor in all the rooms is beautiful but still inviting all to relax and enjoy the company and the view.
Thanks so much Kellie! It truly was a pleasure to have your group. Thank you for leaving the lodge in such great shape, and following the check out procedures to the letter! I can't tell you what a blessing that is to us when we go in to clean for our next group!
Have a great summer and please come again! Dale and Sandy
Stunning * Breathtaking
This place is our absolutely favorite place to be . Dale and sandy do fantastic job making sure all of our needs are met. I cant even begin to tell anyone how great this home is . We love coming every year ! THANK YOU DALE AND SANDY !!!!!!!
Thank you so much Pam! We love that you love it :) We so appreciate you continuing to return year after year. You are always welcome at the AuSable View Lodge!! See you in 2019 :)
Sandy and Dale
Very beautiful cabin with a gorgeous view. Very spacious and clean. Owners are wonderful to work with. This is our second year in a row renting and we hope to make it an annual event.
Thank you so much Tara! You are welcome any time!!
Dale and Sandy
This home is beyond beautiful!!
We rented it for a bachelorette weekend getaway and this place was perfect for nice relaxing getaway!! Beautiful setting and tubing right down the road.
We're so glad you had a nice relaxing time! Please come again! Thank you, Dale and Sandy
We are located on the south end of the quaint little town of mio, michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of i 75, 180 miles north of detroit and 100 miles south of the mackinaw bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the ausable river valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the ausable river, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. From the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the amish community with its many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of atv trails, thousands of acres of national forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.
Additional information about rental rates
Check in is 4pm Check out is 11am Children 2 and under are free. Holidays are a 3 night minimum and will be charged at the base or Peak rate. Events such as Weddings and Small parties where outside guests will be invited will be charged a $350 event fee. Groups of 14- 20 will incur an extra cleaning fee of $50 Groups of 21 or more will incur an extra cleaning fee of $80 Book 5 consecutive nights and receive a 7% discount Book 6 consecutive nights and receive a 10% discount Book 1 full week and receive a 15% discount No refunds will be given once the final payment has been made