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Family Log Cabin Lake View, Beach, Grill, Pontoon, and Kayaks on All-Sports Lake

People24
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

A true full log cabin with loft, large covered porch, and private beach!

A real (great, big) log cabin in the woods, with loft, large covered porch, and private beach!

This 16-year-old lodge/cabin, on a treed lot and Loon Lake, is a beautiful, full-log home that easily sleeps 20 in beds on three floors, and has something for everyone. We've slept more than 30 comfortably, by utilizing foldout furniture, cots, and air mattresses in the spacious walkout basement.

A 10-foot-wide covered, wraparound porch provides an additional 600 sq. ft. of summer living area, with a fantastic view of the lake and the beach, fire pit, tire swing, dock, and raft. Put your feet up on the Adirondack chair foot rests, or play cards and board games on picnic table, and watch the day slip away.

The beach is sandy, and we have a raft 150 feet from shore, where you can swim and play in clear water away from the toddlers playing on the beach.

The lodge has two full fireplaces, including one with a breathtaking, 22-foot stone chimney on the main floor.

The 3,600 sq. ft. lodge has three floors.

The main floor holds the kitchen, large dining table, living area, one and a half baths, and two bedrooms. The walkout basement has another large living area, with a full bath, large bedroom, utility room (small 4th bedroom) and small garage/work area. The open loft has one queen and three double beds, and several twin beds perfect for the little ones to experience cabin life. But don’t worry about noise from the first floor – that fresh air will knock you out - and the kids - the moment your head hits the pillow.

A grand piano, card table, play area, view of the lake and a small balcony are also available in the loft.

Privacy and quiet are key at this lodge, which is tucked into the woods just four miles outside of Big Rapids, Michigan.

The all-sport lake is perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, and swimming. And with only ten houses dotted around the lake, the is usually all yours.

A pontoon boat with fishing motor, paddleboat, paddle boards, rowboat, and kayak are all included in your rental fee. (Only between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

You can find more information and photo albums on our active “Loon Lake Lodge Vacations" Facebook page.

Standard check-in time is after 4 p.m., and check-out is before 11 a.m.

More Details

Owner
Paul Hillman
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Paul Hillman

We live 55 miles from the lodge. We built it because we enjoy entertaining large groups, and have frequently had church groups or friends up for weekends. We’ve had as many as 42 people overnight, with 20 adults on beds and 22 children on air mattresses or in sleeping bags on the floor. We also have room outdoors for people who prefer to pitch small tents.

Paul Hillman purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Paul Hillman chose Big Rapids

If you are looking for a real log home with a calming, rustic feel, this is the place! You can actually feel the tension melt away the moment you set foot on the 10-foot wide wraparound porch, and plop down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake, or in the porch swing. The lodge is perfect for company and church retreats, family reunions, etc. Some friends even think it would be a great place to hold a small wedding. Big Rapids isn’t actually “big” – and that’s part of the charm, too. But it’s big enough – near Ferris State University and small-town shopping.

What makes this lodge unique

Our private dock and pontoon boat facilitate your fishermen's yen to get out on the water. The deep porch lets you get outdoors and remain comfortable, even when it’s raining. We have ping-pong and foosball tables in the walkout basement and a great hockey game for teens and kids of all ages. The fire ring down near the lake is a perfect gathering place for your throng to enjoy some special time together (with marshmallows!) at night, and benches easily seat 16-20 people. Firewood is provided as part of your rental.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Big Rapids in Mecosta County

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 24 ...
  • Max. adults: 24
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Floor - Toilet , Sink and vanity. Large enough to change swimsuits etc.
    Basement - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Quite large, sink, vanity, two doors, one to garage.
    Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two sinks, one outside w/ mirror, one inside
    Outside Shower - Outdoor Shower , Outside shower faucet only
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Great view of the lake
    Kids Room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Double bed on bottom, single bed on top
    Basement Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Lots of privacy in lower level, great view of lake and woods
    Basement Sleeping - 3 Sofa bed/Futon , A double & single futon in the basement area
    Single Sleep Room - 1 Single Bed , Not a 'normal' bedroom, just a single bed in furnace room
    Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Open loft looks down over living area
    Basement Carpeted Floor - 10 self inflating mattresses on site for use
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
This is a private lodge away from it all. Perfect for a family retreat or reunion. No neighbors within site of the cabin. An 80 acre all-sports lake is good for fishing, tubing, swimming, and relaxing.

Reviews

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Family Log Cabin Lake View, Beach, Grill, Pontoon, and Kayaks on All-Sports Lake
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews
5

Great place for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

Reserved this place for a large group for a fun weekend. The cabin was EXACTLY what we needed. Access to a lake, a boat, plenty of things to do, and plenty of space. Paul was extremely helpful and I would definitely consider this place if you are planning a large get together! Thanks again Paul!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always nice to hear we delivered on what we said we would provide. It was great hosting Mark and his friends.
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5

Great cabin. Lots of space. Wrap around porch was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin. Lots of space. Wrap around porch was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The lodge was amazing! Many compliments on beauty of the home itself and all that it comes with!

  • 5 of 5

The Loon Lake Lodge was the perfect fit for us! With all that is provided it made for a fun relaxing stay. The Lodge itself is beautiful and had plenty of space and activities to keep people entertained from ping pong, table hockey, and darts downstairs to relaxing on couches by the warm fire. Overall Loon lake lodge was the perfect place for my trip and couldn’t have picked a better place to stay!!

Just wish the ice on the lake was a little thicker to test out the ice skates:)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate it when people enjoy the place as much as we do! So glad our guests had a great time and next time we'll seek colder weather for ice skating!! :-)
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Grand Rapids
5

Cozy for a Small Youth Group

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year staying at Loon Lake Lodge, and of course we loved it again! We love the large stone fireplace, but the highlight is always doing pingpong tournaments in the basement. The Lodge is good for a smaller youth group (10-20), and we take around a dozen high school students each year for our own retreat. Sadly, the price continues to go up each year, making it harder to go back each year. If you can get enough people to split the cost, it is worth it!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful as always.

  • 5 of 5

Love it!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property, great location, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful in every way possible.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Blue Cow Cafe
This restaurant is by far the finest in the area. The owners are from Chicago and have brou...
Ferris State University
A fine state university. Brings a lot of art and entertainment to a little northern Michiga...
Schuberg's Bar
A local landmark! If you tell someone you've been to Big Rapids, they will certainly ask y...
Biggby Coffee
A fine chain of Michigan owned coffee houses. The wifi is strong, the coffee is good.
Ferris State University Katke Golf Course
The finest golf course in the area. Run by the university, it has a nice club house, is con...
Sawmill Saloon
A little rough around the edges, but has a nice back area with tables and fire pits. A regu...
Cranker's Coney Island
Good eats and cheap too! Good for family breakfast and lunch. Open 24 hours.
Pepper's Cafe -- CLOSED
Nice little deli downtown in Big Rapids.
Old Pioneer Store & Emporium
Get your ice cream here! Local charm to this store, It was the original location of the l...
Sawmill Canoe Livery Inc
A tradition in Big Rapids! Rent a tube and float down the Muskegon River. The place will ...
Roben-Hood Airport
Grab a plane ride or enjoy an air show
Mecosta County Fair
A true county fair in the month of July. Fireworks on the 4th. Demolition derby, harness r...
Holiday Inn Big Rapids
Good place for overflow people who can't get a room at the Loon Lake Lodge
Meijer
If you are not from Michigan, you wouldn't understand. If you can think of it, Meijer's has...
Riverwalk
A wonderful stroll along the Muskegon River. Take a few minutes and enjoy the views.
Eastside Market
Simple convenience store closest to Loon Lake Lodge
Winters Creek
A public golf course, 18 hours. Not to the level of Katke, but available and likely less ex...
Dairy Queen
Grab an ice cream cone and then walk behind it and enjoy Mitchell Creek park in downtown Big...
Highland View Cemetery
Graves here date back to before the civil war
A&W Restaurant
Sit in the car and have them bring it out to you, the kids will love it.
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Closest casino to Loon Lake Lodge. Assume 35-40 min drive
Precision Combat Arena
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Alohapaintball.Com
This is one of the seediest houses you'll ever encounter, but what would expect from a guy w...
Family Video
We don't recommend wasting your time watching movies while you are up at Loon Lake Lodge, bu...
7-10 Bar & Grill -- CLOSED
Good place during the day, expect a ton of FSU students at night. Always a good place to go...
Carmike Big Rapids 4 Cinema
Look, it is a small town and we're lucky to have a theatre at all. They took the grand old ...
Big Rapids Roller Rink
Strap on your skates and enjoy the day with the kids.
Ice Arena Cir
FSU ice rink. Place where Bulldog Hockey is played. You can rent skates and enjoy the ice y...
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Grand Rapids Gerald Ford
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Big Rapids
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Katke Golf Course @ FSU
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 131
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Blue Cow
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cadillac
Nearest Beach
On location
Car: recommended

This is a private lodge away from it all, perfect for a family retreat or reunion, with no neighbors within sight of the cabin. Your view is of an 80-acre, all-sports lake that’s great for fishing, tubing, swimming, and a small beach for relaxing.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Big Rapids, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2018 - Early
9 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£772
for 2 nights
From
£320
From
£376
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018 - Prime
23 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
£1,073
for 2 nights
From
£471
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018 - Late
4 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£847
for 2 nights
From
£358
From
£376
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2018
5 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£877
for 2 nights
From
£373
From
£410
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
1 Jan 2019 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
£877
for 2 nights
From
£373
From
£410
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day 2019
24 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Spring / Summer 2019
28 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£885
for 2 nights
From
£376
From
£414
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Prime 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 9 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
£3,068
for 6 nights
From
£489
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Late - 2019
10 Aug 2019 - 4 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 3 nights
From
£489
From
£527
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£809
for 2 nights
From
£339
From
£414
Fri,Sat
£2,014
£6,155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £376.45
Cleaning Fee £131.76

The Pontoon boat with motor and all other watercraft are included between Memorial Day and Labor Day only. The new Yamaha motor (2016) runs very well, but please note, it is offered as "best effort", that is, we cannot guarantee it is operational all the time. Motorized items do fail occasionally. We will work hard to quickly restore it to working order but there is no discount in the rent if problems with the boat developed. The Renter Responsibility Agreement and Loon Lake Lodge Laws are provided to you and will be used to govern your stay with us. Payment of the rent and deposit indicate your acceptance of these documents, whether you sign and read them or not.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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