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'Woods & Water'-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Sleeps 12 (3 bedrooms- 1 Sofa sleeper) / 2 Full Baths. Cozy home on Lake Lancer

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**For more information and photos of this and our other Gladwin properties, click on the AMENITIES tab at the top of the page, then click on the Three Sisters Vacation Rentals website link at the bottom of the AMENITIES page.

'Woods & Water' is where you will enjoy comfort, fun and relaxing in our cozy-comfy cabin type home on Lake Lancer. Enjoy your breakfast on the large deck while you listen to the birds and watch the sun come up. Relax in the log swing or Adirondack chairs while watching the sun set on the lake… feel the gentle breeze in the large tree shaded yard. Head out on the lake for some great fishing (Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike and Pan fish). In the evening, sit around the fire pit with a glass of wine or make S’mores.

Woods & Water is the perfect place for that great “Up North” feeling that we all love and is only 2 ½-3 hours from Detroit.

The main floor living area is a combination living room (with Franklin stove-style gas fireplace), dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and enclosed porch with windows and door- walls that look out over the deck, wooded yard and the lake. The main floor also includes:

Master bedroom (queen bed), queen sofa sleeper, a full bath and laundry room. The second floor has a full bath and 2 bedrooms with 2 full size beds in each room. All bed & bath linens are provided


Lakefront on Lake Lancer. Sandy and shallow at water's edge and then gets gradually deeper as you go out further from shore.

-Enclosed porch (with furniture for relaxing)

-Large shady wooded lot

-Large deck with picnic table and propane grill

-Wooden Swing, Adirondack chairs, and a fire pit

-Dock (bring your own boat, water craft or rent our pontoon)

-The Sugar Springs-Queens Way boat launch is just down the road and Kings Way beach club (which has a sandy beach (in and out of the water), roped off swimming area, PlayScape and bathrooms, is not far from the house.

-The property has a long driveway with plenty of room for extra cars or trailers with your ice huts or hunting gear.

The lake view is not just for summer…. enjoy all the changing seasons of Michigan.....great view of the colors of autumn…beautiful snow covered lake during the winter.

During the summer enjoy the lake with swimming, boating, skiing/tubing, and fishing etc.

Great place for hunters and fisherman and if you love Michigan outdoor sports there are lots and lots of trails in the area for hiking, ATV/ORV, X-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing as we are just off of M-30 that runs thru the 85,000 acres of the Gladwin State Forest and also near Clare, Houghton Lake, West Branch, Tawas and Oscoda, etc.

Winter is also a great time to enjoy the lake with Snowmobiling, X-County Skiing and Ice Fishing….all of which you can do right outside the door or just about anywhere nearby.

Spend a few hours sledding with the kids on the hills or skating on the pond at the Sugar Springs campground chalet. Getting a little chilled from your day out-doors..........warm up at the outside fire pit or the indoor fireplace inside the Chalet.

SUGAR SPRINGS is a private recreation community in Gladwin, MI which is located half-way between the towns of Gladwin and West Branch off of M-30 and Sugar River Road.

Sugar Springs offers; 2 All-Sports lakes…..Lake Lancelot (semi-private) and Lake Lancer (private),

private (gated) Beach Clubs, several of which have a sandy beaches on shore, a roped off swimming areas (with sandy bottom and a shallow area that gradually becomes deeper), a PlayScape, swing sets. picnic tables and/or a pavilion, restrooms and a boat launch. One of the Beach Clubs has a sand volley ball area.

It is home to the Sugar Springs Championship Golf Course, with a Pro Shop, Golf Pro and Clubhouse. The Clubhouse contains The Hearth (restaurant and pub) a Fitness Center and an Indoor Swimming Pool.

During your stay with us, visit the Sugar Springs Campground which is the starting point for several hiking trails and in the summer, kids can enjoy the catch and release pond just outside of the Chalet. Inside the Chalet is equipped with picnic tables and fans (for summer) and heat and a fireplace… with wood provided (for winter). You may use it as a large game room or during the winter, a place to warm up, make some hot chocolate or roast hot dogs over the open fire after skating on the frozen catch & release pond or sledding down one of the 3 sledding hills.

Keep an eye out for wildlife that is often seen in this area.

SUGAR SPRINGS AMENITIES: As our guest, you will have access to all amenities. A few of the amenities require a fee for the activity. There is a fee schedule in our Welcome Book. Make sure that you have a guest pass with you. You will need to provide your own sports equipment.

-Two All-Sports Lakes (Lake Lancelot is private and Lake Lancer semi-private) great for swimming, fishing, boating, tubing and jet/water skiing.

-15 Beach Clubs. Sugar Springs has Beach Clubs scattered through out the community. A large color map of Sugar Springs is provided for your convenience.

-Sugar Springs (18 hole) Championship Golf Course, Driving Range, Pro Shop and Golf Pro

**Remodeled Club House:

New indoor swimming pool (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)

New Fitness Room (fee required-see SS Fee Schedule in our Welcome Book)

The Hearth Restaurant & Pub

-Tennis, basketball and bocce ball courts

-The Sugar Springs Campground has a Chalet with inside fireplace and picnic tables, outside fire pit, playground area, hiking trails, a catch & release pond for kids (ice skating pond in winter), sledding hills, and x-country ski trails (trail is not groomed).

The SS Campground road to the Chalet, Hiking Trails and Sledding Hills (etc) is only open on weekends in the winter.:

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

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Three Sisters Vacation Rentals
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We just got back from our stay at the Gladwin cabin "Woods & Water". It was a beautiful location, the sunrises were amazing! The dogs liked to squirrel watch from the deck and even though I am sure the water was cold... they waded a bit too. We relaxed in the evening and took the dune buggy out during the day. We rode the trails in Gladwin, St. Helen, and just around town. 20-30 minutes any direction from the cabin offered even more things to do. The Amish farms and farm areas in general were beautiful... there are some unique stone houses and structures from a time gone by.

Shopping in Gladwin offered a little something for everyone, antiques, furniture, garden art, souvenirs, etc... Not too many chain restaurants (which is a good thing) the family diner had home made cinnamon rolls the size of 2 bricks side by side with home made frosting! "Mac's on Main" was all home made breakfast with 1" thick French toast and the portions were quite satisfying. The DNR is right in Gladwin and offers maps for hiking, biking and ORV riding. We checked out West Branch which has the Tanger Outlets and the "Lumber Jack" restaurant too. The locals were all friendly and the neighborhood that the cabin was located in was clean and quiet. We made it a point to stop in Bay City on the way south and take in all the sites there too. We loved the cabin and all the notes on how to find and use everything were clear to understand. thanks again... oh and we left a day early just because we have a fence install going on at home and they arrived early and had some questions. Laura
Apr 2015
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'Woods & Water'-Sugar Springs-Lake Lancer (Gladwin)
average rating of 4.5 based on 30 reviews

The property is beautiful. It has everything you can ask for. We've enjoyed it every year!

  • 5 of 5

All of us really enjoy this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The property was neat and well-kept.

  • 5 of 5

Woods and Water was a great find! The house had two nice-sized bathrooms, and three large bedrooms, as well as a large family room with wonderful views of the water. The property itself was on a very quiet street and on a quiet cove of the lake. We rented the pontoon boat, which I highly recommend to experience this large lake and all of it's islands and coves.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful and Percect for our Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

6 moms and lots of kids and this place was perfect! The house itself was great- but we weren't in it much! Large deck was great for our meals. We spent every day swimming and laying out on the dock. Water was perfect for kids to play in. Shallow and sandy. They loved chasing fish and even found a couple crawfish. On our drive in, we were a little worried. Lots of backroad stray seemed to lead to nowhere. When we got to Sugar Springs, though, we were beyond excited! We definitely want to return. We wanted to stay an extra day, but it wasn't available.

Everything you'll need is in the kitchen. I suggest you hand wash dishes- the dishwasher is pretty noisy and leaks a lot! Washer and dryer are so great to have. We had a fire every night by the water.

Great communication with owners and we got our deposit back within a week. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Not bad!

  • 3 of 5

The location is beautiful and so is the lake. I would have liked some upgrades inside the house as far as decor/furnishings are concerned. Air conditioning and WiFi would also be something to consider. Overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little getaway spot

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property, overall we liked it a lot. The house is clean, comfortable, well organized, beds were good and lots of room inside and out. We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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We loved Woods & Water!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Woods & Water totally lived up to it's name/description!! We loved it! We were very pleasantly surprised by the size of the cottage; much more spacious than we anticipated by the photos. Everything was clean and in working order. The kitchen was amazingly well stocked. There was nothing we wished we had; it was all there, from cookware, dishes, pots, pans, silverware, glasses, etc. Loved that what ever we needed, it was there. So nice also to rent a place and not have to bring linens/towels. Sleeping arrangements were awesome also; plenty of space for all 10 of us comfortably. Plenty of trees for shade; we even tied up a volleyball net in the back yard with plenty of room to play. Swimming was great and felt fabulous as it was 85 and humid the entire time we were there. The neighbors to the left were fantastic and very helpful. Glad they had grandchildren for my 6yo son to play with the entire weekend. He had a fantastic time! I would definitely recommend your properties to family and friends and will most likely use it again for myself. We enjoyed the cottage charm and feel. The stay was very relaxing and fun! Lin and Sue were a pleasure to work with and were very professional. Thank you again for renting us your cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Riverwalk Grill
The Family Diner
Macks on Main
Nearest Airport
46 Miles
MBS International Airport-Freeland, MI
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Camp (bar and restaurant) on M-30
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sugar Springs Champion Golf Course (onsite)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M-30 & Sugar River Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Hearth Restaurant and Pub (Sugar Springs)
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Snow Snake Ski & Golf (Harrison)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kings Way Beach Club (Sugar Springs)
Car: necessary

NORTHERN MICHIGAN is a year-round vacation destination filled with an abundance of things to do. It is our 'Pure' Michigan backyard. Whether you are visiting Northern Michigan to play or relax, there is something for everyone.

Discover scenic beauty, remote beaches, challenging golf, quaint shops, delightful restaurants and outdoor activities. From outdoor adventurers to history enthusiasts, there will be plenty to explore. Visit a local museum and learn about the legends and history of early settlers and the Great Lakes maritime. Explore haunts of Ernest Hemingway or attend local festivals and art shows. There is something for all ages, all interests and all seasons.

GLADWIN is located in the middle of the “mitten” and is a short drive from just about anywhere in the Lower Peninsula and is fairly close to surrounding states.

Distance From: Detroit-163 miles / Saginaw-65 miles / Traverse City-100 miles / Mackinac Island-120 miles / Chicago-340 miles / Indianapolis-380 miles / Toledo-240 miles.


Houghton and Higgins Lakes, Clare, Harrison, Roscommon, Prudenville, St. Helen, West Branch, Rose City, Grayling, Tawas, Oscoda

If you are looking for entertainment in addition to what you will find at this home...Gladwin County and the surrounding area has lots to do. There are lakes, beaches, rivers and marinas for swimming, boating/boat rentals, fishing, canoeing/kayaking /tubing, and jet & water skiing. Hiking, mountain biking, AVT/ORV & Motor Cross trails. Golf courses, scenic drives, light houses, wineries, Amish farms/crafts/fresh food & baked goods. National & State Forests, wild life preserves, bird watching, morel mushroom hunting, state recreation areas, restaurants, shopping, petting zoo’s, etc.

Cider mills/apples/pumpkins, farm stands, autumn color drives, hunting and hiking. Snowmobile trails, snowmobile rentals, X-country ski/snowshoe trails, downhill skiing/tubing/Terrain Parks/ziplining, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding hills.


-Riverwalk Place-Gladwin (RW Oasis Spa and Salon / RW Grill / RW Threads (shopping) / River Rock Lounge

-Au Sable, Rifle, Tittabawassee, Tobacco, & Cedar Rivers for tubing, canoeing or kayaking, fishing and swimming.

-Secord Lake and Secord Lake Marina (boat rentals): swimming (2 public beaches) and public boat launches.

-Sugar Springs Marine (pontoon rentals)

*State & National Forests, Parks and Recreation Areas:

-Gladwin County Recreation Area: hiking, biking and cross country ski trails.

-Rifle River Recreation Area - Hunting, lakes, Au Sable River, fishing, scenic drive, observation tower and canoeing, picnic area, hiking/biking/cross country ski trails.

-Hartwick Pines State Forest - Visitors Center, Hunting, fishing, mountain bike/hiking/cross country ski trails, picnic area/playground, wildlife viewing.

-Huron National Forest: River Road Scenic Drive, Lumberman’s Monument Visitors Center (HNF information area)/Dune Overlook (has breath taking views of the Au Sable River Valley, Iargo Springs (observation deck, beautiful scenery, Au Sable river, springs, waterfalls), hiking/x-country ski/snowmobile trails, sightseeing, fishing/boating/swimming/canoeing/kayaking.

-Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area

*Golf Courses: Sugar Springs/Tamarack/The Dream/The Nightmare/Snowsnake Golf & Ski, Apple Mountain Golf & Ski and Snowsnake Golf and Ski (etc).

- Snowmobile/ORV Trails: Huron Trail, Alley Park Trail,

-Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe/Hiking Trails: Eagle Run, Ogemaw Hills Pathway (Au Sable Forest), Hartwick Pines, Rifle River Recreation Area, Corsair.

-Downhill Skiing/Tubing/Snowboarding/Terrain Parks: Snowsnake Golf & Ski (Harrison), Apple Mountain Golf & Ski (also has Zip Line), Hanson Hills Recreation Area (1000 acre Summer/Winter Sports Park)

-Cider Mills/Apple Orchards (Fruitful Orchard)/Farm Stands/Crafts/Amish Country

-Shopping: Antiques/Tangier Outlet Mall

-Restaurants: The Hearth Restaurant and Bar/Grill (Sugar Springs), The Camp, Lost Arrow, The Willow Tree.

-Casinos: Saganing/Soaring Eagle

-Wineries: Valley Mist, Moderncraft and Rose Valley

-Gladwin, Houghton Lake and West Branch have “kid” activities… theater, putt-put golf, bowling, etc.


Rates & Availability

Gladwin House Rental Rates

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OFF PEAK 2016-2017
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

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• Rates posted are for up to 6 guests
• Additional guests rates (above the base of 6)
extra adult rate = $25/per adult per night
extra child rate (ages 13-18) = $10/per child per night
• Pet Fee = $25 per pet
• Pontoon Rental = $150/day or $600/week
Preferred Payment Method: Check.
We accept online payments when necessary & for last minute bookings.
Reservation Deposit = 50% of rental rate.
Cancellation notice must be given no later than 30 days prior to arrival date to receive a full refund.

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Gladwin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1347 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
  • Bath linens are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2nd floor
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1st floor-queen
  • Bed linens are provided. Sofa sleeper in Living Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Pets are allowed (Dogs only-max. of 2) $25 Pet fee (per pet) Smoking Allowed outside only (ashtrays provided) Sugar Springs is a private recreation community with a Championship Golf Course, Golf Pro, 2 All-Sports Lakes, Olympic size pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, sledding hills and fishing/skating pond.

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