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INDIAN LAKE LODGE (Indian Lake): Sleeps 8, Sandy Beach, Handicap Accessible

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 30 nights


About the property

3 (or 2) Bedrooms, Sleeps 8 to 10 with pull out couch, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms,



BEDROOMS: 3 bedrooms (or you can reduce it to 2, if you open the accordion divider wall and create a bunk-room)

BATHROOMS: 2 (1 full bath- bathtub/shower combination) + 1 (bathroom with a toilet and sink= 1/2 bath)




*PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED (due to association guidelines)


This lodge is roomy and delightful! Everything you need is here-Cable TV, WiFi, Washer & Dryer and more! This cabin is located in Manistique, Michigan which lies along the south shore of Indian Lake. Indian Lake is 8400 acre spring fed lake. The Lodge is 100 feet from the shoreline, behind cabins #5 & #6, with a great view and easy access to Indian Lake. Indian Lake is the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. Indian Lake has a maximum depth of 18 feet with about 90 percent of the lake less than 15 feet deep. Game fish include perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, small mouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.

This vacation spot is great for swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sight seeing. Also, a cozy spot during hunting season. Easy access to launching your boat is best at the state park nearby (1/2 mile from the Lodge and a $4.50 per vehicle if you do not have a State sticker in your window.) We do recommend pulling your boat nightly due to the high winds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

NO Dock-- There is NOT a private dock for the Indian Lake Lodge. At times, we may be able to offer you dock space at another cabin (300 feet from the Lodge), yet this is never guaranteed. The beach area is small, and it is just used for swimming. It is not for docking boats. The association does not allow boats to be pulled up and left all night. They must be taken to the Indian Lake State Park and trailered back and forth each night.

​​​​​​​Fire Pit- YES may have to bring own wood or have it delivered (906) 341-5698

TV/standard DVD player: There is a 27" TV with cable and a standard DVD (not Blu-Ray) player for your use in the living room at the Lodge. Plus, there is an additional TV with cable in each of the bedrooms.

Wheelchair Accessibility: In 2013, we have added a brand new ramp/deck which allows for wheelchair accessibility. The entryway door is 32". Right from your van door to the cottage, the cottage is accessible. Plus, both toilets are ADA height toilets. Plus, we have a safety grab bar, mounted on the end wall, to assist in getting in and out of the bathtub/shower.


Bedroom 1 (front): 2 twin beds

Bedroom 2 (middle): full + twin bunks (heavy duty) DIVIDER BETWEEN BEDROOMS (This convenient divider can be moved back and forth as you wish during your stay. Please keep in mind that this divider is thin. It does not provide auditory privacy. It is ideal for the privacy desired for changing clothes.)

Bedroom 3 (back bedroom, next to 1/2 bath): 1 queen-sized bed (brand new for 2014) + Living Room queen-sized pull-out sofa, lazy boy recliner couch w recliner on both ends. All Lazy-Boy furniture in the living room.


Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi": Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Two hundred feet across, and 40-feet deep. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Indian Lake Golf Course: A very popular, 18-hole golf course along Indian Lake. Just 5 miles from the Cabin.

The Kewadin Casino: It is approximately 10 minutes (7 miles) from the Lodge. If you make reservations, they will pick you up at the cabin and return your group as well.

Historic Manistique Water Tower: The Old Water Tower is one of the many historic sites in Schoolcraft County. Built in 1923 and constructed in the "Roman revival" style, it is also listed in the national register. The renovated building will provide space for arts related public events and public rest room facilities while preserving one of Manistique's unique and historic buildings.

Fayette State Park & Historic Town site: Fayette was once one of the Upper Peninsula's most productive iron-smelting operations. Located on the Garden Peninsula at Snail Shell Harbor. When the charcoal iron market began to decline, the Jackson Iron Company closed its Fayette smelting operation in 1891. It is now a completely restored village including 22 historic buildings, museum exhibits and the visitor center, which can be toured May through October. The historic site is located in Fayette State Park.

*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hour away.

*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hour away.

*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 2 hours away.

More Details

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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.

Why Freshwater Vacation Rentals chose Manistique

We love Indian Lake! Handicap accessible, spacious, budget, cabin with a washer/dryer in a large bathroom, 1 1/2 baths

What makes this cabin unique

TVs in all the bedrooms, large children's play area for the 10 cottages. Large community dock.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The cabin was better than I thought it was going to be, so thanks. Nice surprise. Everything worked. Thanks again for the convenience of the weekend rental.
Oct 2012
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Manistique Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , *washer & dryer are located in this bathroom*
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , ADA height toilet
  • ADA height toilets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1-full + twin bunks (heavy duty) DIVIDER BETWEEN BEDROOMS
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Sleeps: 8 in regular beds- 6 beds- sleeps10 with pull-out couch Bedroom 1 (front): 2 twin beds - Bedroom 2 (middle): full + twin bunks (heavy duty) DIVIDER BETWEEN BEDROOMS (can be moved back and forth. The divider is thin, and voices can be heard from the other side. Great for use as a private changing area. - Bedroom 3 (back bedroom, next to 1/2 bath): 1 brand new queen-sized bed + Living Room queen-sized pull-out sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
Please bring your own towels. Only linens are provided. Only starter toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags are provided-- you may need bring additional for your family. Brand new self-cleaning electric stove/oven 21 cubic foot refrigerator 2 kitchen tables - can seet 6 people each full set of pots/pans, electric frying pan, crock-pot TV in every bedroom and the 27' TV is in the living room 4 stand fans in the cottage Handicap accessible


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INDIAN LAKE LODGE (Indian Lake): Sleeps 8, Sandy Beach, Handicap Accessible
average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. Only kind of strange thing was we didn’t see any cords to hook up the DVD player- not a big deal as we weren’t there to watch tv. Indian Lake is beautiful and this was a treat, quiet spot. 15 minutes to the big spring, which was awesome.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Sorry about the cords, that is strange. We will look into to that immediately! Please feel free to check out another one of our 66 Michigan properties for your next vacation! Hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful cabin!!! Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the opportunity to stay at "the Lodge"! It fit our needs perfectly! The kitchen is very well stocked and the atmosphere feels like "home"!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! The team here at Freshwater Vacation Rentals is thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Indian Lake Lodge! We hope to see you again in the future!
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Well located nd comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We are coming from India. Keeping this in mind they provided us with towels which otherwise was not part of the deal. Thank you for the same. The directions given were very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. The twin beds creak a lot. Hope they take care of this.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to accommodate you in your stay. Glad you enjoyed your vacation! We hope you consider booking with Freshwater for your next Michigan adventure. Freshwater Team.
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Four couples family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absoulutly loved our stay at your cabin it was so warm and inviting yet rustic and very accommodating the view of the lake was beautiful! We used it as a base camp as we visited nearby pictured rocks an easy 1 hr drive and fayette historic ghost town another short drive and palms book right across the lake and the falls also! this was a nice quiet place and we would definitely stay again! A couple of suggestions a in ground fire pit would be nice but we did make use of the portable pit! And we were not clear weather or not the paddle boat or kayak were for guests to use or not! Other than that you have an amazing place!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: FRESHWATER RESPONSE: Yeah! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Indian Lake Lodge. We agree, it is totally centrally located to so many destinations; glad you were able to take advantage of that. Thank you for your fire pit suggestion. We will take that into consideration. Of Course you can use the boats and the kayak. We hope you did! We would never leave "eye candy". Next time you plan your Michigan adventure, be sure to check out our 54 other properties!
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awesome cabin

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cabin.It has plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen was very well stocked with the things we needed for cooking. Having two bathrooms was great. Will definitely think about renting it again. Could use a sign on the main road.We passed it up the first time & GPS took us a bit down the road. Loved the view of the water.Rained a little but not enough to damper our good time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, cozy and clean

  • 4 of 5

This place has way more room than we anticipated. It was comfy, cozy and clean and we enjoyed our stay. When we need a place to stay in the area, we will be looking to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Indian Lake Shore Lodge! If you choose to adventure into another Michigan hot spot, please consider one of our other 54 properties! Thanks again for choosing Freshwater Vacation Rentals. ~Freshwater Team
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Delta County Airport (ESC)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The 40
Nearest Ferry
200 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
US 2 and another on the NE Corner of Indian Lake
Nearest Train
300 Miles
Green Bay, WI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
3 Mile Supper Club
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Marquette Mountain
Nearest Beach
within 20 feet from the cabin door
Car: necessary

Soo Locks- 2 hours away

Tahquamenon Falls- 1hr 30min away

Kitichitikipi (Big Springs) - 20 min away

Pictured Rocks- 2 hours away

Mackinaw Island- 1 hour away

Kewadin Casino- 10 min away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional