Breathtakings Views Of The Ausable River Valley And Exquisite Sunsets All Year!
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home with great view.
Great vacation spot
Had a great time here! The lodge was very nice and clean. Everything was exactly as advertised. Really loved that the local tube rental company picked us up right at our door for a trip down the Au Sable river. I would definitely stay here again.
Feels like we are in the mountains!
We loved this property for our group of women seeking beauty, rest, nature, and comfortable accommodation. It has the best view, is beautifully decorated and well appointed. The owner is friendly, and responsive. Firewood is included which is a great bonus! This cabin made us feel like we were up in the mountains!
Our only concern is that the pricing (while it is stated on listing at the very bottom of the page) is confusing as its made to accomodate large groups but there are extra fees per person for over 2 people. This adds up very quickly and was a bit confusing (and stressful with individual people were coming and paying). As a person who does a lot of renting on VRBO and Airbnb, I would suggest re-pricing the cabin per 10 or so people.
Thank you for your review Emily and we're glad you had a nice time and enjoyed the lodge. I appreciate your feedback, it was the only way we could figure to charge that would be fair for any size group. VRBO actually encouraged this pricing and said it's quite common...although I would agree with you that it can be a little confusing. It's something that I will give more consideration to though and again I appreciate your input. Please come again!
Dale and Sandy
Beautiful home with a beautiful view
I highly recommend staying at this location. Everything was beautiful. Would come back here again.
Thank you so much! We would love to have you come again!
Dale and Sandy
Mio's hidden gem!
Mio is a small town with a hidden gem! Our stay was perfect. The rental was absolutely beautiful and a lot of thought went into each renters stay. This is the 2nd time I've stayed here and in will be back!
Thank you so much! We look forward to you coming back any time!
Dale and Sandy
Wonderful location. First class facility with an amazing view.
Loved staying at this lodge. The home was first class with an amazing views. Would recommend to anyone.
Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed it. Also, thank you for leaving everything so clean! Please come again, Sandy and Dale
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.