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Relaxing lodge on the Cheboygan River (MIs Inland Waterway)

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

4 beds, 3 baths, sleeps up to 12. Now booking Summer 2018!

Location, Location, Location!!!

• 400 feet of private riverfront • 2 docks that can accommodate kayaks to pleasure size watercraft (additional marina space is available within walking distance from the property) • Quality restaurant on the river accessible by private road within the property offering lunch, dinner and cocktails • 1 mile to gas stations, grocery and liquor stores • Sand beach swimming within 20 minutes by boat or 10 minutes by car to Mullett Lake • Fishing out your front door, either from the docks or by boat • More than 50 golf courses and 3 casinos within a 1 hour drive • Mackinaw City and voyages to historic Mackinac Island within a 20 minute drive • 1.5 hours to Tahquamenon Falls and the Soo Locks, with 3 other casinos on the way • Public hiking and recreational trails access within walking distance of the property • Mullett Lake is a 20 minute river ride, the lodge is 10 minutes by water from Black River (a full-speed river perfect for skiing, tubing and jet skis) and 20 minutes from the locks to Lake Huron • You are not just watching waterfowl from afar, you’re in the flocks and this is one of the best boating, kayaking and canoeing experiences found anywhere •

Allow yourself to escape to this modern tri-level lodge (interior wood cottage décor) on the beautiful Inland Waterway of Michigan with room to play both indoors and out. Wildlife is so abundant on the river and the grounds, we guarantee at all times during day light hours you will see wildlife while enjoying the outside or through one of the large windows when inside the lodge. The lodge features a tri-level visual experience of the river.

Estate Description

The property has 3.5 irrigated acres of land, 400-feet of river frontage, two private docks with enough space to moor several watercraft, an outdoor fire pit, swing, several picnic tables and many lounging chairs on the extensive decks. A quaint apple tree orchard grows on the property with peaceful seating to enjoy overlooking the river, read a book, have morning coffee or just relax.

The modern air conditioned lodge includes a game room with a bar and pool table, 2 large screen TVs (73'' and 46'') with cable, WiFi, fireplace, 2 refrigerators, washer and dryer, a fully stocked kitchen and enough sleeping for up to 12. The 4 bedroom, 3 full bath lodge, has an open floor plan containing a kitchen/dining/living room combination with a 24-foot cathedral ceiling. The lodge also has a large 2nd story wrap around deck featuring 2 propane grills, a lower river level patio and is perfect for your group, large or small.

Photos throughout the lodge offer a gallery of northern MI scenery and wildlife.

Other Fun Stuff

• Bring your camera; whether on the water or relaxing from the deck, docks or patio, this is a photographer’s pleasure trip. Take in inspiring sunrises, sunsets and river views right from the lodge.

• Boating: The lodge is situated on the Inland Waterway, which is a 38 mile system that begins at the mouth of Lake Huron and continues down the Cheboygan River into Mullett Lake. At the south end of Mullett Lake, the Waterway then flows into the Indian River and on into Burt Lake and continues into the Crooked River before coming to an end at Crooked and Pickeral Lakes. If you choose to take the entire Inland Waterway roundtrip, it takes over 10 hours from the lodge by boat.

• Nature lovers and bird watching: The river provides a more intimate, up-close view of wildlife than a lake. The Cheboygan River Watershed is known for large migrations of birds and providing a natural habitat for their spring and fall migrations, nesting and natural activities throughout the summer. Deer, raccoon, mink, swans, Canadian geese, mallards, mergansers, gulls, wood ducks, herons, golden eyes, osprey, cormorants, golden and bald eagles and many other beautiful wildlife species call the waterway home.

The Cheboygan River Watershed is known for its large, deep, high quality, kettle lakes which support an array of fish and wildlife and serve as a core tourist attraction. Expansive wetland systems have formed where the large rivers filter into these lakes. These large marshes, such as the Indian River and Pigeon River Spreads provide critical spawning habitat for fish and nesting, foraging, and migration habitat for a wide range of birds.

• Fall colors: As the nights become cool in September and October, the spectacular color show begins. Check out the Pure Michigan website for recommended fall color tours or take an atlas with you and venture out on your own.

As some of our guests have described the experience of their stay:

“We had a great time in this beautiful house overlooking the river. We were a group of 13 with 8 adults and 5 kids. We had ample space for everyone in our family. The rooms were maintained neat and clean and made us feel at home. The outdoor and indoor games were enjoyable for everyone. The kids enjoyed the bon fire with toasting the marshmallows. Thank you for making our vacation a memorable one. We would love to come back again soon.”

“If you are looking for a remote getaway, this isn't it. If you are looking for clean, comfortable and high attention to detail to enjoy the waterways, and have a diverse number of amenities, fun "boat people" going by, and lot's of stretch room, this is the ticket.”

“Thank you so much for allowing us to “borrow” your house for a week! We had tons of fun on both Mullet Lake and the Black River. We loved watching the boat races and your house had a great view of them racing. We like your pictures around the house that gave us a glimpse into the life around the river. Thanks again!”

And from a child’s perspective:

“I had so much fun at this house. I played pool, went fishing and went swimming in the lake. I also played the games that were outside. I just had one of the best summers ever!”

More Details


Cheboygan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Loft Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lowel Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom towels and beach towels are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft Master Suite - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Master Suite - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two master suites, both of which contain queen size beds, walk in closets and a full private bathroom. The first master is in the loft, which allows a view of the beautiful river from the bed and has a bench at the top of the landing for a quiet reading nook. The second master is off of the game room, but feels like a private retreat. On the main floor there are two standard bedrooms equipped with queen size beds and spacious closets. Additionally, the livingroom contains a sofabed and the game room contains a futon and a standard couch. All linens are provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Other amenities: game room with a bar and pool table, various board games and puzzles, books, 400 feet of frontage on the Cheboygan river and outdoor fire pit. From the living room, you can walk onto the wraparound deck with outdoor seating and magnificent views. Upon your arrival at the lodge, you will be outfitted with an activities guide, a restaurant guide, local maps, waterways maps and trail maps. Square footage of the lodge before you walk on the estate sized property: • Open area living room/dining/kitchen: 670 sq ft with cathedral ceiling • Bedroom 1 & 2 including closets and shared full bath: 320 sq ft • Loft/Master Suite including walk-in closet space and private bath: 400 sq ft • Lower Level Master Suite including walk-in closet space and private bath: 270 sq ft • Bar/Game Room: 500 sq ft • Laundry/Utility Room: 100 sq ft • Lower Level Patio: 400 sq ft • Wrap Around Deck: 800 sq ft


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Relaxing lodge on the Cheboygan River (MIs Inland Waterway)
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful house perfect for a long weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location on the Cheboygan River. An easy boat ride up to the town or down to Mullet Lake.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zeeland, Mi

Great House in a GREAT Location

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! Everything was VERY clean and well taken care of. Plenty of space to relax and enjoy time outside and in. The dock was very well maintained and we were able to leave our boat tied up on it the whole time we were there. Loved cruising up and down the river.

The location is perfect, very close to down town Cheboygan and not too far from Mackinaw city. Loved it and would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Excellent vacation on the river!!

  • 5 of 5

This lodge home provided an excellent place for our family vacation. There was more than enough room for 8 adults and the lodge provided so much of what we needed. Mullet Lake was easily accessed and it was close to Mullet Lake Marina where we rented a boat. We will certainly visit again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Great place for family. Could not have asked for more. Very clean. Owner is very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended. We are already planning on coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton, Mi

Cheboygan River Lodge

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was perfect. The Kitchen was fully stocked, plenty of space for our family of 11.

Beautiful grounds, lots to do for children as well as adults. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean, cozy and had everything we needed. Absolutely loved the river! The view from the windows were beautiful and relaxing. Plenty of space outdoors to play games and run around. Loved the fire pit, we made Smores and they were delicious. Jennifer was very accommodating and was there if we needed anything, but we didn't! We all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Child 1: I loved the dock and how far out it went. We saw giant crayfish and even a turtle! The baby sunfish were adorable. I even saw an otter! I also enjoyed playing pool and swimming, not to mention the baby ducks were adorable. I loved it.

Child 2: I had so much fun at this house. I played pool, went fishing and went swimming in the lake. I also played the games that were outside. I just had one of the best summers ever!

Child 3: The house was so beautiful and so was the perfect view of the river! We rented a pontoon for two days and went to the lake. We only caught some mini sunfish by our dock. My favorite part was sitting on the dock and sticking my feet in the water. My vacation was fun, awesome and full of adventure!
Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Black Sheep Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Shepler's Marine Service (to Mackinaw Island)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mullett Lake Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pier 33 (lunch and dinner only)
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Aloha State Park (Mullett Lake)
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

A cleaning fee of $120 and 6% tax is in addition to the rental fee. Your reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of half of the rental fee and a signed rental agreement. The second half of the rental fee and a $500 refundable security deposit (used only in the event of damages), is required 45 days prior to your arrival date.

Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 10 am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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