We are a private, world class white tail hunting lodge which is now available for rental during the "off" season (January - August).
Owner purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Owner chose Bitely
You might have the opportunity to experience deer fawn feeding.
What makes this Cabin unique
If you are a local, call to schedule an appointment to help hand feed our fawns.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Legends - Great place for our family vacation- stayed July 7th till the 13th 2019
Let me start by saying WOW, great place to have our family vacation and celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. I was looking for a location that fit all our needs, and Legends nailed it. Our party was made up of 13 adults and 7 kids from 3 years to 11 years old. Was looking for a place that I could book the whole location out so it would be private, wanted to be able to go fishing, swimming, camp fires, hiking and enjoy the outdoors. Let me just say Legends offers all of that and more. Breakfast was included in the package every day and I worked with Lawrence (the chef) to tailor a dinner menu for each evening. The food was fantastic. Had skirt steak tacos one night, perch dinner, smoked ribs and chicken, best food ever, not to mention desert after each dinner, outstanding. All the meals, breakfast and dinner were 5 star all the way. They have two smaller type pontoon boats to use on the lake right in front of the lodge we stayed in. All the boys and adults got a lot of fishing in. I caught a Northern Pile which was about 32 inches. One of my sons caught 3 Pike while there and my nephew caught one as well, all good size. Caught plenty of Bass and also crappie, sunfish and blue gill. The boys went fishing every day and had a blast. One day I had it set up for us to go rafting and kayaking on the Pete Marquette River, Pam, the Lodge Manager set it up and had Baldwin Canoe Rental pick us up in a bus and off we went spending a great day on the river. For our 30 year wedding anniversary, Robert (owner) let us use the new wildlife center, that place is amazing. I have never seen so many beautiful animal mounts all in one place before from all over the work, had to be more that 1000 of them. I had a band come in and play that night, ever one had a great time. If you like campfires and hanging out around them in the evening with Friday and family your going to love their set up. All the kids and everyone got to go and bottle feed the fawns, everyone loved that. Also got to ride the trails and spot some monster bucks still in velvet, that for me was one of the best parts of our stay. Let me also say the entire staff did and amazing job. Pam, Beth and Lawrence along with all the guides made sure everything was perfect. Got to use the gun range as well. Our last day, Robert, provided a special touch for the kids by setting up a water balloon and water gun fight, kids had a blast. I highly recommend this place. My special thanks to everyone at Legends.
Amazing hospitality and great accommodations!
My dad and I and Team Reed hosted an outdoor photography workshop at Legends Ranch. We had five students from all over the Midwest. The workshop was scheduled to go from Tuesday, August 28th through Thursday, August 30th. Everyone arrived on Tuesday afternoon. We started with classroom work and then we split up the students and headed out into the blinds to photograph the massive whitetail deer. After only an hour in the blinds, a massive thunderstorm was approaching. We decided to cut the shooting off early and get the students and ourselves to safety. Little did we know that the storm that hit would have 80 mph winds and that multiple tornados would touch down in the area. Tornados are extremely rare in these parts of Michigan. When the storm went through it knocked out the power in several surrounding counties for days. The staff at Legends from the time the storm hit until the time we decided we had to cancel the workshop on Wednesday morning, was beyond accommodating. As soon as the power went out, the Legends staff was busy making sure everyone was comfortable. They got candles and flashlights for everyone. They filled a large bucket and created a bathroom area that people could use and still flush. They even were able to find a way to still serve us a five-star gourmet dinner with candle light. They made sure each room had flashlights and battery powered candles throughout the night. On Wednesday morning they used the gas stove and made eggs to order. After we all decided to cancel the workshop, Legends decided to grant us a refund on the event so we could pass that refund onto our workshop students. Robert and his entire Legends Team deserves 20 stars for how well they handled this difficult situation.We highly recommend staying at Legends. The food is world class. The lodge is beautiful. The grounds are breathtaking. The staff is amazing. The beds and rooms are clean and very comfortable. Sincerely, Brad Reed of Todd and Brad Reed Photography
Legends Ranch is truly a World Class Facility with 5-Star services and amenities.
Legends Ranch is truly first class. The management and staff are hands-on and make you feel like you are visiting their home; they care deeply about each aspect of your stay. The lodging is upscale, very clean, up to date and well maintained. The 9 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, massive dining room, the bar lounge and sitting area are just the beginning. The Ranch Chef embraces the new trend in the U.S. of healthier food and a greater variety of ingredients. We were served meats, fish, chicken, vegetables, pasta, homemade bread and desserts, and all our meals were made from fresh ingredients. Also offered to guests were quality, fun, and safe outdoor activities such as two-pound lakes to fish, swim in, or kayak on, and other water activities along with a variety of scenic walking trails where we saw a variety of deer and other wildlife. In the evenings, the massive covered fire pit area provided the perfect setting to enjoy a s’more around the campfire and to visit with new-found friends, where many stories were told, and where memories were both made and shared.
The staff of Legends Ranch and the leadership of Special Ops Survivors met several months ago to discuss what type of nature and wellness retreat they could organize for our Gold Star Spouses. Robert (Director, Legends Ranch) bent over backward to host a memorable retreat for the survivors. Our Spouses came to the ranch not understanding what real peace of mind is. After the 4-night retreat, they all left with a whole new mindset on life, feeling refreshed and ready to face the world’s most significant challenges. Some of our spouses used words as amazing, breathtaking, mind-numbing and peaceful to describe this magical place.
Legends Ranch is unique – the staff is incredibly supportive of our Military and Gold Star Families. The hospitality is truly unbelievable. You will create memories here! You can’t begin to explain how one feels after a stay at the ranch by merely reading this review. You must experience it firsthand.
Special Ops Survivors stayed at the ranch from 18-22 July 2018, and it was just perfect. We look forward to - and cannot wait - until next year. Book your stay today!
Outstanding property with ample bedroom and bathrooms
We loved the peaceful setting, the Lakes, the deer, The Kayaks, breakfast in the morning... Everything was outstanding! The coffee and soda available whenever we wanted was a great perk! The staff and owner were very friendly and accommodating.
We are located in breathtaking Northern Michigan and literally surrounded by lakes and rivers. This allows for an unlimited amount of water activities of your choosing. Fishing/Fly Fishing on the Pere Marquette River is some of the best fishing in the country, talk to Baldwin's Orvis Shop, they'll "hook you up"! Set down the pole and jump into a Kayak, Canoe or kick back and tube float the PM, the views are spectacular. Baldwin Canoe rental has everything you need for such a trip, not to mention a pick up at our gate! Some people enjoy more of a heart pumping dune buggy ride which is exactly what Mac Dune Rides are all about! Baldwin also plays host to amazing events such as Blessing of the Bikes and Trout-A-Rama, two events that simply have to be experienced. The world famous Gerber Baby Food Festival is only a short 40 minute drive. We are nestled just a few miles from the trailhead for the North Country Trail. Drive a little further into Reed City and hop on the Fredrick Meijer White Pine Trail, a bit less challenging for bicycle enthusiasts of all ages. For those who want to venture out a little further and see ALL of what Northern Michigan has to offer, you can hire out our limousine bus and tour the numerous wineries, brew pubs and several casinos located in beautiful Traverse City. Don't forget about our Winter months in Northern Michigan! Whether you ski, snowmobile, cross country ski, snow shoe, ice skate or just relax and take in our wildlife population, it is truly a Winter Wonderland!