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PEACEFUL, SPACIOUS LODGE W/ WATERFALL VIEW - LARGE GROUPS AND FAMILIES WELCOME!

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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PEACEFUL, SPACIOUS LODGE W/ WATERFALL VIEW - LARGE GROUPS AND FAMILIES WELCOME!

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday lodge in Rapid River - Rapid River Lodge-Old Dutch Mill

5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 18+, 5450 sq. ft.+ 40 private acres

Located within the Hiawatha National Forest. Connect with nature, relax, and have fun at this historic lodge, known to locals as the Old Dutch Mill. All under one roof, yet your own personal space. With the open floor plan, there is plenty of space to meet your group's needs. A fabulous place for a family reunion, group of friends, corporate event, a retreat, or a wedding. Rejuvenate and reconnect. A comfortable place where 18 people can gather around a single hand-crafted table or spread out in small groups around 6+ small gathering areas. Children have plenty of room to play. Listen to waterfalls along the 80' deck. Rustic Decor. High ceilings. Large, open kitchen, plus 2 bar and deck areas. A gorgeous natural wood-burning field stone fireplace warms the sitting area. 2 wood-burning stoves. Brand new 73' TV!. Simple bumper pool + foosball. Master bedroom overlooks the Rapid River and has a private deck entrance. Large outdoor fire pit along 1/4 mile of secluded river front

Wireless Internet just added this week! Finally....

Activities near the lodge: Canoeing, tubing along the river, fishing and swimming are all fun activities.

Bike trails: Rapid River Trails (13 miles of trails, just outside the Lodge)

Chip-In's Island Resort Casino: W399 US Highway 2 and 41, Harris, MI (approx. 40 miles)

Kewadin Casino in Manistique off of Hwy 2 (approx. 40 miles East)

Island Casino in Bark River off of Hwy. 2 (approx. 30 miles West)

Pictured Rocks Boat Cruises: 50 minutes (approx. 40 miles) (Munising)

Dog sledding through the Hiawatha National Forest: 1 hour (Wetmore)

Snowmobiling: Enjoy 25,000 miles of trails within the Upper Peninsula, starting from outside the Lodge door!

Upper Taquamenen Falls: 2 1/2 hours (Paradise and Newberry)

Weddings, Groups of 20+, Local Events, Retreats!: SMALL weddings: 60 people or less. We can no longer make exceptions to this in consideration of your comfort, and that of your guests, plus the impact on the Lodge. The Lodge is a home, not a hall. Minimum 1 week Summer booking, 2 nights/3 days bookings during the Spring, Fall and Winter, unless I can attach your stay to an already existing booking.. We provide 10 tables + the head table with 20-30 chairs. You are responsible for your own organizing, cleaning, catering, add. supplies, parking organization. Parking for 10-15 cars at Lodge. Call for details.

We provide supplies (towels, dishware, linens and toilet paper) for groups of 20 or less. 20-60 people? Please bring extra supplies as needed.

January: Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter fun!

February: Ternary Outhouse Races, snowmobiling and more winter fun

April 15-May 15: Apply for your Bear Hunting License; scrapbookers and quilters enjoy your retreats!

Mid-April-May: Turkey Hunting.

Last Saturday in April: Trout season begins (although parts of the Rapid River are open year 'round).

May: Mushroom picking.

June Balloons on the Bay.

July: Summer fun with family- relaxing and enjoying the time together.

August: Upper Peninsula State Fair

September 10 - End of October: Bear Hunting. Outfitter trips.

September 15: Grouse and small game hunting.

October 1-December: Bow-Hunting for Deer.

November 15-November 30: Gun Hunting for deer, Thanksgiving

December: Holiday celebrations

Rapid River + Driving Time + bugs: The Rapid River is a shallow, rocky river which meanders in front of the Lodge, next to the waterfalls. It is a great spot for trout fishing in the Spring. The river connects to Little Bay de Noc/ Lake Michigan, approximately 5 miles downstream. The river fluctuates between 6 inches and 3 feet, depending on the weather. The Lodge is located approximately: *6 hours from Chicago. *7 hours from Detroit. *2 1/2 hours from Mackinac Bridge. *1 3/4 hours from Wisconsin border. *Be careful when using Map-quest. Map-quest takes you to 15th Rd., not S.15 Rd, where the Lodge is located, 6 miles North of Highway 2, 1/2 miles West of U.S. 41, heading North, toward Marquette.

As much as I wish I could control the bugs, as in any normal cabin experience, there are mosquitoes, ticks, and spiders. We do our best to keep the Lodge as safe as possible. If you take your dog for a walk in the woods, you need to thoroughly check your dog for ticks before you bring her/her back into the lodge.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Freshwater Vacation Rentals (formerly UP Michigan Rentals)

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday lodge rental in Rapid River, USA

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Peaceful, Spacious Lodge w/ Waterfall View - Large groups and families welcome!
average rating of 4.8 based on 13 reviews
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Peaceful, Spacious Lodge w/ Waterfall View - Large groups and families welcome!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p159018
+1 734-284-5677
Rapid River Upper Peninsula Michigan
Pleasant Ridge, MI, USA
5

Escape Life

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
My family has enjoyed this wonderful lodge two times now and will continue to return. Eight adults and seven children, two of them infants, managed to survive a week and have a blast! It is an amazing place away from the hectic city life we call normal.

The noise of the river lulls you to sleep and the light show in the midnight sky is amazing. The great kitchen allows for some wonderful meals, should you feel inspired, and the master suite that overlooks the river offers maximum relaxation and romance. There is plenty of room to roam and stretch out. Enjoy bonfires, a read by on the deck, fishing, a kayak ride down the river, cocktails during sunset, volleyball in the side lot- I could go on and on! A truly wonderful place for a family reunion or "big chill" weekend!

The owner was great to deal with and very helpful,the house manager, was equally as nice and helpful when it came to issues such as hot tub maintenance.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 27/27
business
Peaceful, Spacious Lodge w/ Waterfall View - Large groups and families welcome!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p159018
+1 734-284-5677
Rapid River Upper Peninsula Michigan
Owner Submitted Review
0

So Awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
Well it was a year in planning, but our time at the Lodge was so AWESOME, I live near the lodge, but my family from downstate was blown away!! Everyone enjoyed themselves, we had enough room and would like to book it again next year.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Peaceful, Spacious Lodge w/ Waterfall View - Large groups and families welcome!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p159018
+1 734-284-5677
Rapid River Upper Peninsula Michigan
Mt. Pleasant, MI
5

Winter Party Weekend!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
This is our third time renting the lodge, and it has been absolutely amazing for all three occasions! First was our wedding in January 2010, then our (slightly delayed :) reception lodging for out-of-town guests in July 2012, and finally in February 2013, we organized and recruited a group of about 20 friends from work, high school, college, etc and had ourselves a winter getaway at the Lodge. It could not have been more wonderful - everyone chipped in for food and their portion of the extremely reasonably-priced winter weekend rate, and we had a great time!

It just so happened that the US Forest Service, Brampton Bike & Ski, and Entrees Etc, were camped out next door at the Rapid River Ski Trail hosting a Winter Trails Day event complete with FREE ski and snowshoe rentals, free soup, cookies, hot cocoa, and cider! Talk about great timing - we were able to outfit our whole group in snowshoes and skis for a Saturday adventure out on the trails!

The Lodge was glorious, as usual. Cara and her staff did a wonderful job being flexible with our arrival and departure times, and the place was warm and cozy when I arrived on Friday afternoon. The caretakers were always available by phone for any questions. The Lodge is just wonderful because of the ability to be spread out in the big "great room" with a group as large as ours, but still being able to have privacy in the separate bedrooms and out in the hot tub on the deck! We played games, and even rigged up a pinata! Sitting out by the river on a crisp winter evening under the stars was unforgettable!

Thanks again to Cara and everyone for making our stay so wonderful! I had several requests to make this an annual event - what a great way to beat the mid-winter blues and catch some fun in between the Holidays and spring break! Great place - everyone is still raving about how beautiful it is at the Lodge and what a great time they had.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Peaceful, Spacious Lodge w/ Waterfall View - Large groups and families welcome!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p159018
+1 734-284-5677
Rapid River Upper Peninsula Michigan
Owner Submitted Review
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Fantastic Customer Service

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
This place truly does a fantastic job with customer service. The Rapid River Lodge is one of the most beautiful locations I have ever seen, and more affordable than any lodge in the U.P. Cara and her family are great to work with, and I highly recommend going to them for your getaway needs!
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Peaceful, Spacious Lodge w/ Waterfall View - Large groups and families welcome!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p159018
+1 734-284-5677
Rapid River Upper Peninsula Michigan
Owner Submitted Review
0

Beautiful & Comfortable

Beautiful & Comfortable
  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
Spent a few days at this rental's beautiful lodge in the UP. So comfortable, on a beautiful stream, accommodates large families with room to spare. The dining table alone sits 16 people! It's awesome! Great place to spend relaxing, quiet days.
I forgot to mention the friendliness of Cara and Mark and their staff and willingness to make our stay perfect experience.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Location

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Marquette (MQT- 35 miles) or Escanaba (ESC)
Nearest Ferry
120 Miles
Mackinac Island- Star Line, Sheplers or Arnold
Nearest Train
240 Miles
Milwaukee, WI
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
U.S. 41 (less than 1 mile) and Hwy.2
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Gladstone
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Swallow Inn Pub
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Marquette
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Gladstone Golf Club + 6 others within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Jacks Restaurant
Car: necessary

The Rapid River Lodge is located within the Hiawatha National Forest, 6 miles North of Little Bay de Noc Highway 2 and 1/2 mile off of U.S. 41. The Lodge is located 6 miles North of the town of Rapid River where you can find your basic supplies. Gladstone is 24 miles West along Highway 2, and Escanaba 33 miles. 50 miles North of the Lodge is the city of Marquette. From the East, you'll pass through Manistique, just 46 miles from the Lodge. The Lodge is sandwiched between 3 sides of Federal land and The Rapid River Falls Park which makes it a perfect place for privacy and hunting. The small, yet soothing waterfalls make this park a very peaceful place. The Rapid River National Cross Country Ski Trails adjoin the property on the South end with trails 1-10 miles long. The Lodge encompasses 40 acres of private hunting, fishing (brook trout) snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, biking or walking trails, plus 1/4 mile private (both banks of the river) front.

Other Activities: cross-country skiing, charter fishing trips, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, snowshoeing, walking trails

Golf: Sweetgrass Golfing is a truly dramatic experience. The name sweetgrass refers to an aromatic herb, a sacred plant used in Indian peace and healing rituals that is found along the course. The course includes sand bunkers, water hazards and historical bridges. Beautifully crafted rockwork and cedar log creations throughout the course

Ski: Marquette Mountain, about 40 miles North of the Lodge

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday lodge in Rapid River, Upper Peninsula Michigan

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Spring
1 Mar 2014 - 23 May 2014
2 night minimum stay
$469
for 2 nights
From
$212
From
$424
Fri,Sat
$1,317
 
 
Early Summer
24 May 2014 - 13 Jun 2014
2 night minimum stay
$681
for 2 nights
From
$318
From
$424
Fri,Sat
$2,483
 
 
Peak Summer
14 Jun 2014 - 4 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,801
for 7 nights
$2,801
 
 
Tail of Summer
5 Aug 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
$734
for 2 nights
From
$344
From
$477
Fri,Sat
$2,271
 
 
Fall
3 Sep 2014 - 11 Nov 2014
2 night minimum stay
$734
for 2 nights
From
$344
From
$477
Fri,Sat
$1,847
 
 
Hunting-Thanksgiving
12 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,953
for 7 nights
$1,953
 
 
Early winter 2014
1 Dec 2014 - 7 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$363
for 2 nights
From
$159
From
$318
Fri,Sat
$893
 

Additional information about rental rates

Accidental Damage $45.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates subject to change without notice. Please see our website at upmichiganrentals.com for more details.
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**2 night minimum generally- 1 wk. Christmas, New Years, Summer ( includ4th of July) & Thanksgiving
**One night weekend bookings only within one month of booking.
**Last minute guests with small groups or a couple will be considered for partial rental opportunity
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Rapid River in Upper Peninsula Michigan

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • rural ...
  • river ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Free Local Calls
  • Printer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Hob ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , 2 person tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Extra-deep tub
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , adjoins 2 bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , vanity in each adjoining bedroom
  • *Bedrooms 4-5 share a bathroom, yet bedroom #5 has an additional private sink/mirror. *The Master Bathroom has a separate toilet plus 2 person tub/changing area, both adjoining the bedroom. *Each of the bathrooms has hand-crafted vanity from local wood craftsmen.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , river view and sitting area
    Pink-Yellow Room - 1 Large Double Bed , easy access to 2 bathrooms
    Bunk Beds - 1 Double Bed , 5 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , bunk beds + a trundle
    Double-Bunk - 1 Double Bed , 4 Single Bed , bunk bed style
    2nd Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , shared bath with private vanity + river view
  • * 2 air conditioners to help cool 4 of the bedrooms, as needed. *There is plenty of room for extra sleeping in the great room. Make it a slumber party with your sleeping bags! *The Master Bedroom has a wood-burning stove in the sitting area with 2 high-back chairs to keep you extra-cozy as you gaze onto the river front. *2nd Master bedroom with mounted flat-screenTV and Dish Network with 200 Dish Network *Both master bedrooms have river views. *Child pack and play+ high chair available for easy use. *Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with in order to make your group comfortable. We would be happy to help accommodate your group's needs, in any way we are able (2 extra inflatable mattresses + pull out couch (double bed) in living room available)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Table Football
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Player
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys ...
Communication / Internet:
  • Fax
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Groups
  • Weddings
  • children welcome ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting big game
  • water tubing
  • ski
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
*In order to use the hot tub, someone in your group must be comfortable adjusting the chemicals every time it is used. Hot tub is not for kids. *kitchen= staples+cookware. *Cuisinart ice cream maker *72 'HDTV w/ 200 Dish Network] *High chair, playpen, bounce seat /8additional wood-burning stove is next to the door-wall, in the grand sitting area. *Outdoor seating: Picnic table. *Large outdoor fire pit looking at the river *Guided fishing (ice or boat) and canoeing on inland lakes and streams can be arranged. *Guided hunting tours for bird, bear and deer available. *Shopping for essentials-10 minutes away. *Artisan well -continuous, natural flowing water. *Playground at park, within easy view of Lodge deck. Great for families! *2 decks, both with views of the river. 2 decks - 1 used as a bandstand. It is off of the kitchen and houses the grill and picnic table. Deck #2 is 80 feet long and only 20 feet from the river front. 5 door-walls total *Weddings & Events: 60 max
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