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Log cabin style with valuted ceilings and a fireplace - aka, Mama Bear

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3-5 Bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bathrooms. Sleep 8 - 10

Beautiful log cabin style 1400 sq/ft house with an addtional cottage on the property with a kitchen, bathroom with newly added shower, two bedrooms, and a small living room. Newly purchased with many improvements on almost 3 acres with it's own dock and firepit. Additional pontoon available at a nominal expense and it includes gas.

Additional Bunk House: The addtional bunk house has two bedroom, a living room, bathroom with shower and small kitchen. Great for kids or grandparents who want their own place.

Marc Edwards
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Marc Edwards

Owner since 2011 and one of four vacation houses that I own in the area. Professionally managed with a local house keeper, maintenance person, and property manager.

Marc Edwards purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Marc Edwards chose Atlanta

Quiet, secluded on 3 acres and next to Baby and Papa Bear.

What makes this lodge unique

Great fishing from the dock and 180 degree view of the lake from the large deck. Bunk house has been refurbished with an added bathroom and shower. Free Internet and Netflix and Amazon TV.


Atlanta Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - shower
  • Bunk house has a shower and toilet and is included with the rental. Note Bunk house has no water during the winter months.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • The addtional bunk house has two bedroom, a living room, bathroom and small kitchen. Great for kids or grandparents who want their own place.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming


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Log cabin style with valuted ceilings and a fireplace - aka, Mama Bear
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Michigan Up North Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week stay at this property and it was the most relaxed vacation I've had in a long time! The cabin has everything you need to have a home away from home feel. Except that this home is right on Crooked Lake with a killer view! What a beautiful and peaceful lake. Fishing, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, and the short pontoon ride to the sandy beach area were all awesome activities we experienced while there. The owner of the property Marc Edwards was a pleasure to meet and he was great to deal with. He also spoke about some of the history about the area and cabin. Overall a great property and owner. Hopefully we will be back someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it was great meeting your family and all the laughs that we had! From the 300 lbs. Bear being chased up a tree at Baby Bear by a 4 lbs Yorkie (sometimes better brave than smart!) to the people not knowing where Atlanta. MI was located. The story of someone confusing Atlanta, GA for Atlanta MI is a classic! They ended up in Atlanta, GA and accused me of bad directions after sending them directions to go north on I-75 from TN! You'd think that the 16 page update I sent them, about the Great Lakes would have been a clue! I gave them a full refund, after receiving a lot of grief from my fellow Financial Advisor's after I told them that someone that obtuse needed the money a lot more than I did! We laughed that if one of your relatives made the same mistake, and end up in Atlanta, GA that there were no refunds! Too funny and please come back! Marc Edwards
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Quiet cabin

  • 4 of 5

Mama bear has everything you would need during your stay, fully stocked kitchen & hand soap in bathrooms & kitchen (doesn't sound like much but I've stayed places that did not supply hand soap)! Cabin is in the woods, so there are spiders & bugs as well as small critters. The lake is picturesque! There is a small hill to the lake - which wasn't a problem for us but may be an issue for those older/less active. Atlanta is a small town that is 10-15min away. Freddie's is a nice grocery/hardware/gas station/bait shop! Mama bear is perfect to disconnect & relax!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well maintained

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful setting in the woods. Mama Bear was very nice and cozy. Enjoyed the fishing lake. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time at a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything went as smoothly as possible! The property was exactly as described and then some. The place was very comfy and clean, and the view of the lake from the patio was spectacular. Mamma Bear has all the amenities you need, and nearby Atlanta takes care of everything else you might need. A gorgeous place to stay, and we would definitely stay here again. The owner was great to work with!

Be sure to check out Lucky D's pizza in town, quite delicious!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Most beautiful place in Michigan

  • 5 of 5

I could honestly say that this property was purely beautiful and calm. The owner was really nice. I could honestly say I will come back soon. I loved it

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 3 Bear houses are special and so is Atlanta, MI! I'm really glad you enjoyed your stay and visited the (quite) side of Northern MI. Next time your are up, check out the Elk which are everywhere - largest Elk population east of the Mississippi! Many thanks, Marc
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Heaven on Earth, God's Country

  • 5 of 5

We are just in from a long weekend stay at Mama Bear and already I can't wait to go back! This property is amazing! All the conveniences of lake front living and more. The cabin is roomy, the kitchen functional, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher. Cable and Internet available. Then there's the bunk house. Another fully functional out building with numerous sleep spots, a small living area, and kitchen. There is a wrap around deck on the cabin and it is a most perfect place to take in all of the lake's glory. The morning steam, the birds, including heron an eagle and MY loon! There is also an enclosed porch. I love the porch. Yet another spot to take in the glories of the lake...from a rocking chair. The dock is rustic and accommodating. There are kayaks and an option to rent a pontoon. The lake is a no wake lake and that served me well during my maiden kayak adventure.

We will be returning again and again! You'll not find a better place for a get away! We had much fun and relaxation. Mama Bear is serene and soothing to the body, mind, and soul!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newly purchased and improved home on Crooked Lake. Up North, modern log cabin theme with 3 bedrooms and additional bunk house that sleeps 2-3 people. Main house has 1.5 bathrooms and the bunk house has 1 additional bathroom with shower and a kitchen.

Next door to the other two Atlanta listings. Great for large events and family reunions. Dock, firepit, garage with additional pontoon boat available. Just purchased all new furniture with a 50' Plasma HDTV with HBO.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50

$1400 per week or $225 per night
Seventh night is include free in Sat. to Sat stay - arrive on Sat. and depart the following Sat. Nightly rate $225 and weekely rate is $1400 .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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