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Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish

2016 dates open! Bring your boat! Wi-Fi & Cable-Indian Lake Lodge

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Upper Peninsula Michigan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

This lodge is roomy and delightful! It is located in Manistique, Michigan which lies along the south shore of Indian Lake. Indian Lake is 8400 acre spring fed lake. This vacation spot is great for swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sight seeing. Also, a cozy spot during hunting season. 2 golf courses within 10 minutes of the Lodge.

The Kewadin Casino 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. (They prefer a group of at least 4.)

Feel free to bring your own boat. While the dock does not function as a marina, it is a great tool for our guests to enjoy having their boat with them as they fish and explore Indian Lake. Easy access to launching your boat is best at the state park nearby (1/2 mile from the Lodge).

This Lodge has 3 (or 2, if you convert it into a bunk room) bedrooms. Also has a screened in porch. This lodge provides a kitchen with dishes, cooking utensils, toaster, coffee pot, fridge, microwave and a brand-new electric stove.. There are 1 and 1/2 bathrooms in the Lodge. the 1st bathroom includes a complete tub/shower, sink, toilet, and hot water heater. We have Artesian well water. We also provide bed linens. Bring your own towels. Smoking is prohibited.

Free WI-FI access.

Sleeps: 8 in regular beds- 6 beds- sleeps 10 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) - Bedroom 3 (back bedroom, next to 1/2 bath): 1 full-sized bed + Living Room queen-sized pull-out sofa, lazy boy recliner couch w recliner on both ends. All bedrooms have TVs with 27' in living room

Due to 2013 Mountain Ash Assn. Guidelines, we can no longer accept pets of guests at the Indian Lake Lodge. My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


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.

Beach: The small, simple sandy beach is about 100 feet diagonal from the Lodge door & porch area.

Bed layout:

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.

Boats: Please bring your own mooring rope and extension chords for charging your electric motor. Please let us know if you intend to bring your boat and the length of your boat. We always do our best to assist you in setting up the proper mooring poles (with your own rope.) Still, we do advise you to pull your boat nightly, as the winds can be sudden & high.

Boat Rentals: Check out the Curtis Fish and Hunt Shop

Cell phone service: Cell phone service is generally unreliable in the Upper Peninsula when you travel outside of Marquette and Escanaba.

Dock: There is no longer a community dock! Sorry.

Firewood: We do not guaratee there will be firewood available during your stay. Many times, you will find firewood left in close proximity to the cottage, sometimes behind the shed, that you are welcome to use. Firewood Rick at (906) 341-5698. He's just down the road and generally can deliver a face chord of wood for approximately $60 - delivered.

Fish cleaning hut: We have a communal fish cleaning hut that is used by 12 cabins within the Mountain Ash Association. Still, if you are fishing for & henceforth cleaning your salmon, we do need you to clean your salmon at the Harbor Boat ramp fish cleaning station where they have a large grinder for the leftover fish parts. (Open May-end of September)

Grill: Yes,we have both a basic, charcoal grill for your sole use at the Lodge(please bring your own charcoal) + a large community charcoal grill that all of the cabins are free to use as they please.

Guns: We can not allow target shooting anywhere near the Indian Lake Cottages (Mountain Ash Association.) There are neighbors closeby. Plus, there are local 2 gun ranges in the area that are accessible.

Handicap Accessible: 32 inch wide entryway. Two ADA toilets installed in 2013.

Horseshoe Pits: Basic horseshoe pits (with new horseshoes) available right next to the Lodge.

Internet: Free wi-fi access. The speed seems to vary. At times, it seems to be hi-speed, at other times it appears to lag. It all depends on usage.

Kitchen Accessories:

1.Blender: Yes, a basic blender is present

2.Coffee maker: Yes, we have a basic coffee maker. At times, we have coffee filters and coffee, yet I would advise you to please bring your own.

3.Cooktop stove/oven: Yes. (Sorry, we don't have an icemaker at this time.)

4.Crockpot: Yes, a basic crockpot is present.

Pets: I'm sorry, yet due to safety concerns, we will no longer be able to welcome pets to the Mountain Ash Association. The only way to have a pet with the Mountain Ash Association is to purchase a cottage. Owners are allowed to have pets, yet guests are not. My apologies for this inconsistency, yet it is a part of the association by-laws.

Play area: There is a small children's play area with a swing-set and plenty of room for outdoor children's games across from the community grilling area.

Radio: Yes, there is a basic radio with a CD player at the Lodge.

Towels: Please bring your own towels. While fresh, clean linens are ready on the beds for your arrival, towels are not provided at the Indian Lake Lodge and cabins.

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. There may be a couple movies at the Lodge, yet I would advise you to bring your own movies.

Swimming: The sandy swimming beach area is about 50 feet diagonal from the cabin, with a convenient pavillion and community grilling area.

View: The Indian Lake Lodge is about 50 feet from Indian Lake. You can easily see Indian Lake between and around Cabins #5 & #6.

Water (well): Our water has passed all the county water tests. You are welcome to use the water as you would at home.

Washer & Dryer: Yes, there is a washer and dryer for your sole use during your stay.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Freshwater Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, spanish

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

• Established in 2005

• 734-284-5677



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. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you.

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 Upper Peninsula Michigan

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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2 traveler reviews

2016 dates open! Bring your boat! Wi-Fi & Cable-Indian Lake Lodge
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Great space, everything you need

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere! The place is much bigger than we imagined, even from the pictures. Mattresses are not very comfortable and could use some updated blankets. The kitchen had everything we needed. Neighbors were friendly. Beach was not great, but met our needs with a toddler who didn't really want to swim anyway. The cabin could have used a vacuuming since there was dog/cat hair covering the carpet, but that is the only real complaint. It was a great place and a really good price for the amount of space!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is for our guests to have a top notch experience. We realized we should have removed the older blankets when we added new blankets at the beginning of the season. Also, we have since replaced the vacuum. My apologies. We should have realized an update was needed before your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the space. We try hard to be conscious of what you may need during your stay at the cabin, especially in the kitchen. We hope to have you back again!
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Indian Lake Lodge Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Indian Lake property was beautiful. There was a small swing set that the kids enjoyed playing on and a small beach for them to swim at. The lodge was very comfortable, beautiful wood work inside, clean and very large as needed for our family. Kara from UP Michigan Rentals was amazing helping us arrange our stay and they were flexible with our arrival n departure time so our family could salmon fish. We are definitely reserving the same cabin for next year. Our family would highly recommend this property to our friends or anyone else who is looking for a quiet and comfortable place to stay.

Thanks for having us


  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


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Upper Peninsula Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 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
  • Front bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
    Middle bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1-full + twin bunks (heavy duty) DIVIDER BETWEEN BEDROOMS
    Back bedroom, next to 1/2 bath - 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
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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