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Relaxing lodge on the Cheboygan River (MIs Inland Waterway)

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Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Cheboygan Lodge Rental Photos and Description

4 beds, 3 baths, sleeps up to 12. Book NOW for Bird Migration and Fall colors!

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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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Relaxing lodge on the Cheboygan River (MIs Inland Waterway)
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful home on the river

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as advertised. Jennifer ensured that we were well cared for and if we needed anything just to ask. I would recommend this property to all my family and friends.

While in Cheboygan we went to Mackinaw city and visited friends and had lunch. We also rented a boat from Mullet lake marina and spent he day on the river fishing and sight seeing.

This was a great vacation home on the river. The family had a great time fishing off the dock. We made a fire in the fire pit and the adults and children made smore's.

We had other family guests over to have dinner with us four out of the five nights we stayed here. There was plenty of room to sit 12 people for dinner in the dining, kitchen area. The kids spent every evening in the game room playing pool and watching the TV while the adults visited upstairs in the living room

The lodge was fully stocked with all the amenities that you could think of. More pans and dishes than you could possibly need to cook any meal.

The condition of the lodge was immaculate and everything worked and was top shelf. The washer and dryer came in handy as we had three small children that seem to get dirty a lot.

The fall colors were setting in while we were there and the scenery all around the lodge was beautiful, especially when having coffee on the deck overlooking the river when the sun was coming up. The river was very busy with geese, ducks and other water foul.

Overall the family thought this was a great getaway and they have many wonderful memories to carry through their lifetime of this vacation.

I will brag on this property to all my friends and family as being one of the best vacation spots that they need to go to.

We thank you very much


Roderick VanGordon & Family

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Perfect for adult couples

  • 5 of 5

We had four couples and the house had the perfect setup. We each had our own rooms. Very spacious and comfortable. Docks are great for small boats, good fishing, lots of things to do close. Lots of parking and very private. We all thoroughly enjoyed our week at the lodge. I highly recommend it to couples and families. It is a beautiful home. Jennifer was very helpful and accommodating. Thank you Jennifer.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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What a wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and 7 children (all under the age of 10) stay at the vacation home and we had plenty of room! It was a nice, comfortable house, with two great docks for our boats. It is not necessarily a secluded getaway home, if that's what you are looking for, but if you enjoy fishing and boating this is the place to stay! Jennifer the property manager was awesome and just a call or text away if you need anything. The town of Cheybogan is a cute little town to visit if you want to walk around and Mackinaw is only 30 minutes away! None of our kids had anything bad to say about the house, and all of them cried when we had to leave! It was a great vacation had by all. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fantastic River Front Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful grounds, 400 foot of river front view and two docks, plus we received fresh fruit and chocolates from Jennifer! What a fantastic relaxing vacation home, we really enjoyed our stay and all the space. The kitchen was also very well equipped and the deck with two propane grilles, we had some great grilled fresh caught fish and local corn. Thanks for a great vacation getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was perfect this year w so much room at the lodge both inside and out. Our view of the river ideal as so many boats of all kinds were viewed from our deck and walk out. The birds woke us up each morning and the quiet of the river in the evenings gave us a peaceful sleep. We will return again. Thank u.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Superb. Well located and comprehensively appointed

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful experience. The property matched the description, was very well kept, and thoughtfully furnished. The property manager, Jennifer was friendly throughout the rental process, and provided, unprompted, helpful information at every turn. We had three couples, with one couple accompanied by teenage children, and the property provided opportunities for privacy, as well as social interaction, as desired. The deck overlooking the inland waterway provides a particularly relaxing venue. Extended family camps at Aloha State Park virtually every year, we we likely will "camp" the comfortable way at this lodge again. Soon, I hope.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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

Cheboygan Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jun 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay

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 a $500 refundable security deposit that will only be used in the event of damages, half of the rental fee and a signed rental agreement. The second half of the rental fee is required 45 days prior to your arrival date.

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

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Cheboygan Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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