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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Relaxing lodge on the Cheboygan River (MIs Inland Water Route)

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Northern Michigan Lodge Rental Photos and Description

4 beds, 3 baths, sleeps up to 12. Availability in August 2016!

Location, Location, Location!!!

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, we guarantee you will see wildlife from the lodge in the daytime. The lodge features expansive views of the river from 3 levels (sky, overview of river and at river level), an estate size property with 3.5 acres of land, 400-feet of riverfront, a large deck and patio, two private docks with enough space to tie up several boats, outdoor fire pit, wood swing and 3 picnic tables on irrigated grounds. The lodge also includes a game room with a bar and pool table, 2 large screen tvs (73' and 46') with cable, fireplace, 2 refrigerators, washer and dryer, a fully stocked kitchen and enough sleeping for up to 12. The 4 bedroom, 3 bath lodge, has an open floor plan with a kitchen/dining/living room combination with a full two-story cathedral ceiling and is perfect for your group, large or small. Photos throughout the lodge offer a gallery of northern MI scenery and wildlife.

• Boating: The Inland Waterway 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, it 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.

• 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 in the spring and the fall. 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.

The Pure Michigan color tours in our area are the Rogers City - Cheboygan - Indian River tour and the Mackinaw City - Petoskey - Charlevoix tour.

• Golfing: Northern Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses on the planet. Choose between more than 60 golf courses within 5 to 50 minutes away from the lodge.

• History brought to life: Visit real historic military forts preserved for hundreds of years in Mackinaw City and on Mackinaw Island. Light houses and the retired Coast Guard’s Great Lake Icebreaker Mackinaw are open to the public.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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 Water Route)
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Lakewood, CO

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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Great House in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 people stay in this house over the 4th of July weekend. The house is nice and open and easily accommodated all of us. The location of the house is perfect, right on the river. When not out exploring the area we were able to all sit on the large deck and watch the boats go by or have a fire in the large fire pit on the property. Jennifer, the property manager is very helpful and helps make the planning that much easier. I for sure see us renting this house again and would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in the Cheboygan area.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Thumbs Up from Men of the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This place isn't cheap but is worth the money to me. Top notch accommodations right down to the stocked firewood bin! 8 guys spent a fishing week together and there were ZERO complaints (except the big one that got away)! Manager Jen was great. We ran low on grill propane and the tanks were filled almost immediately. The couple nit-picky things we had to offer for improvements were received graciously. The proximity to the store/bar/restaurant 500 walking yards away is a plus (although we didn't use this time). Plenty of kitchenware and cooking supplies. 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...just don't take my fishing week!:)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Gladstone, Michigan

Great Lodge, great location

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and well kept property, very nice yard with games and fire pit, 2 very nice decks on lodge, very clean and well stocked with towels , and bedding. The manager and maintenance people were very helping and ready to answer any questions. I would recommend this property to anyone. This property also has 2 private docks for boats, and is located right on the inland waterway.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Outstanding house, location, and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Owners/Management could not have been nicer. The house was very clean. It slept 10 of us comfortably. Great large property area with two docks to walk down and get some good views. Two large grills that worked great The house came stocked with some trash bags, coffee, and even some fruit - all little touches that were much appreciated. The perfect place for any large parties visiting the Mullet Lake, Cheboygan, Mackinaw area.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Clinton Township, Michigan

July 2012 Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had great weather and the home was perfect. Very clean and new. The location was very convenient with the marina with a restaurant next door and only 3 miles from downtown Cheboygan. The view is great looking out onto the river and the home has a lot of property around it for larger groups.

We rented a pontoon and enjoyed the Cheboygan river, Mullet Lake, Indian River and Black River which are all within a short ride away. Make sure to rent a pontoon early from the Mullet or Indian River Marina's they do rent out all of their boats!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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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

The lodge is located in the heart of it all!

• Within walking distance to Pier 33 marina, a public boat launch and the Pier 33 Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner

• Less than 2 miles to gas stations, shops, grocery stores, and Walmart.

• More than 60 golf courses within 5 to 50 minutes away. Located virtually on the northern Michigan snowmobile and biking trail. Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob offer winter skiing 40 minutes away, hiking, cross country skiing and snowmobiling at Black Mountain is a 20 minute drive

• Sport fishing and pleasure boating abound from the Inland Waterway and sport fishing charters are available for Lake Huron just minutes away

• Cheboygan is 12 miles from the famous Mackinaw Bridge and Mackinaw City where ferries depart for historic Mackinaw Island

• Two large casinos are located within a 40 minute drive and 2 other casinos in the Sault Ste. Marie area are 90 minutes from the lodge

• You are not just watching waterfowl from afar, you’re in the flocks and this is one of the best kayaking and canoeing places found anywhere

• 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

• Bring your camera, whether on the water or relaxing from the deck, dock or patio, this is a photographer’s pleasure trip

• The lodge offers photography and viewing opportunities from three levels: in the clouds, an overview of the river activity and at the river level

• Take in inspiring sunrises, sunsets and river views right from the lodge


Rates & Availability

Mullett Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
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

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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Northern Michigan 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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