Indian Lake Shore Lodge Manistique

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INDIAN LAKE LODGE (Indian Lake): Sleeps 8,  Handicap Accessible, 1 hour from Mackinaw and Pictured Rocks







BEDROOMS: 3 bedrooms 
BATHROOMS: 1.5 (1 full bath- bathtub/shower combination) + 1 (3/4 bath, shower, toilet and sink)
*SMALL SANDY SWIMMING BEACH (not for use in mooring boats)
*PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED (due to association guidelines)

This lodge is roomy and delightful! Everything you need is here-Cable TV, Wi-Fi, 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, smallmouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.

This vacation spot is great for swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sightseeing. 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.  

A/C: No. Fans (2 oscillating) are available for use and there is a nice breeze that comes in off the lake.

Association: This cabin is a part of the Mountain Ash Condo Association. Back in the 1980's this was known as the Mountain Ash Resort. 

ATV's: Not allowed at this property.

Bathroom #1: 3/4 bath, shower, toilet & sink
Bathroom #2: Full bath, bathtub/shower, toilet, sink (washer/dryer in the bathroom)

Beach: The beach area outside the pavilion 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. 

Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom 1 (front): Queen

Bedroom 2 (middle): Bunk bed set & 2 twins

Bedroom 3 (back bedroom, next to 3/4 bath): Full

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.   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.  

Cable/Satellite TVs: There is a 27" TV  with cable, Plus, there is an additional TV with cable in each of the bedrooms.

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

*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hour away.
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hour away.
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 2 hours away.

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.  Please call or text our office (734) 837-4976.  You can paddle to Indian Lake in about 2 minutes, it's just across the street and the headway is just a couple hundred yards away.

Fire Pit- Fire pit on site. Bring your own wood or have it delivered (906) 341-5698

Fishing: Game fish include perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, small mouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.

Fishing License: You can purchase your fishing license online at

Fishing poles:  Please bring your own.

Grill: Yes there is a charcoal grill available. Guest must bring their own charcoal.

Grocery Store:  Jack's Fresh Market:  735 E Lake Shore Dr, Manistique, MI 49854   (906) 341-8070

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

Internet: Yes, Wifi is available

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheets and linens. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. If you are fussy about the thread count of your sheets, just let me know, and I’ll make sure we leave a bed open for your sheets. We have just the basic sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and bath towels.

Noise: Since neighbors are so close, we do have a 10p quiet time. 

Parking: Enough parking for 2-4 vehicles.

Pavilion: As a guest, you are welcome to use the pavilion to spend time along the water, cook or enjoy the small beachy area. The Indian Lake State Park, just 1 mile around the bend has a more expansive pavilion/ sandy beach area.

Pets:  We're sorry, yet due to safety concerns, we will no longer be able to welcome pets of guests to any of the cabins at 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. 

Play area/swing-set: As guests of the Mountain Ash Association, you and your family can enjoy the small play area and swings for your kids.

Privacy: This cabin is a part of the Mountain Ash Condo Association. Back in the 1980's this was known as the Mountain Ash Resort.  Each of the cabins is now privately owned.  Freshwater Vacation Rentals manages 6 of the cottages: Indian Lake Lodge & Indian Lake #1, #8, #9.  There are no other rentals on this property. The rest are the owners just enjoying their home.  Many of the owners live here all summer. 

Space: Ranch-style cabin, clean comfortable. The cabins are very close together with neighbors.

Towels: Yes, we provide towels.  It's always good to bring extra though.

Washer and dryer:  YES! There is one on the property.

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.

Wood: Fire pit on site. Bring your own wood or have it delivered (906) 341-5698


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.


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Log Cabin
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Washer & dryer
Kitchen Amenities
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Charcoal
  • Patio Chairs

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $199.00


We love coming here every summer! 


Hi Tara! We're so delighted to know that you had another great year at the Lodge! We look forward to getting a chance to host you again next year! 
Sep 2023
Great place for friends and family
Enjoyed our stay in the Lodge. Comfy place that accommodated individual needs with shared space that was inviting. Freshwater provided excellent support and response to questions. Really impressive.


Thank you for your lovely review, as well as the compliment to our team, Alice! We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at the lodge, and found the home able to comfortably meet the needs of everyone in your group! Hopefully we will get a chance to have you back for another stay!
Oct 2022
Perfect Getaway
The Lodge is the perfect getaway cabin on an amazing, unpopulated lake. This is our third summer up there, 2nd summer renting this place, and we plan on making it a summer tradition.

Tara, we are so happy to know that this will become your summer tradition after staying with us the past 2 years!  We agree that Indian Lake Shore Lodge is the perfect getaway cottage.
Jul 2022
We loved the Lodge!
We loved everything about the Lodge! Our family had a great trip!


Hi Laura, we are so glad to know you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge! Hopefully we will have a chance to host you again!
Jul 2022
Indian Lake Lodge
This was the third week long stay at the lodge and it seems more like home every time. Absolute perfect place to stay to avoid any and all distractions. Very quite and peaceful and well equipped with all the is needed to make your stay a joy. The staff is always available and extremely accommodating and helpful. Thank you for the memories!

Randy, we're so glad that you come back each year to make even more memories!  It's so good to get away for some peace and quiet and we're glad that you find it at Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  We'll see you next summer.
Jun 2022
We went to Kitch-iti-Kipi, that was amazing. The kids all said they had no idea water could do that! Walked out to the local lighthouse, not all the way though. We loved being in the sand! Went on a Pictured Rocks cruise that was beautiful!!! Must see, the caves are absolutely gorgeous! The sunrises and sunsets are amazing! Plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. The kids equally LOVED and were terrified by the bob cat! The decorations are absolutely beautiful, we enjoyed every bit of it! Our last night we got to stay up and watch a really cool thunderstorm. It was beautiful, lit up the whole sky! We're already talking about coming back! Thank you SO much
Norma J
Jun 2022
This cabin has a nice homey atmosphere. A wonderful vacation spot and another successful sister trip in the books. We had a lovely time!
Jun 2022
5 stars
Spacious, clean, and had all the amenities we needed! We all had such a great time. Indian Lake is beautiful and we were able to enjoy some amazing sunsets. Thank you for letting us rent your lodge, it was perfect!!!



Breanna, we love hearing from our guests that everything was perfect.  You can rent from us anytime!
Aug 2021
Great getwaway
What a wonderful spacious cabin to stay at. Indian Lake is beautiful and it's so peaceful there. Plenty of room for 6 of us to stay there. Will definitely be back.

Tara, we would love to have you come back to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness.
Aug 2021
Enjoyed The Lodge at Indian Lake
Three siblings and their spouses together at the lodge on Indian Lake. Cozy and clean. Centrally located for our whirlwind weekend in the UP

Darleen, we're glad that your whirlwind weekend was a good one and  that you spent it with us!  We hope that you come back again.
Aug 2021
Great place to get away.
Jun 2021
Great UP Stay
Great break from tent camping . Enjoyed our stay and amenities at Indian Lake
Jun 2021
Wonderful Cabin
The cabin was kept very clean and we were provided all the basic needs like towels, toilet paper, non perishable foods etc. The view of the lake was beautiful and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. We loved it and didn’t want to leave!

Malika, we know that when guests do not want to leave, that we have done something right.  So thank you for that.  We hope that you come back again and stay longer!
Sep 2020
Excellent vacation
The lodge was perfect for my son, son in law and me for the entire week. Everything we needed was provided and the comfort was very good. A huge thank you to Freshwater Vacations for adjusting our rental from May to Sept due to the COVID. This is my 3rd year renting from them and I will continue to use them for my UP trips. Thank you again! Randy Zonker


Randy, we love knowing that the lodge was perfect for you, and we were happy to work with you because of COVID.  Our returning guests are the best recommendation ever, so thank you!
Sep 2020
Nice, quiet cabin
This was a nice, secluded cabin! It’s off the beaten path, which makes for a great vacation. You definitely have to drive a good distance to find things to do, but that was okay with us. The only thing I would say would be, the cabin we stayed in needs to be updated. But, overall our experience was great!

Kayleigh, isn't it great to go somewhere quiet and away from things?  We are glad that Indian Lake Shore Lodge was that place for you.  We will let the owners know your suggestions for improvement.  We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope to work with you again!
Jul 2020
4 stars
The cabin and location are gorgeous, and very clean. Great hang out for friends, and good distance from town and Palms Book. Wish maintenance would have been better, wasn’t a huge deal though. Overall great stay and we’ll be back.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Emily, we are so happy that you enjoyed Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  Sleeping 8 and handicap accessible, the lodge is 100 feet from the shoreline of Indian Lake.  Swimming, boating, fishing, hunting and sightseeing are all things guest can do here.  We'll look forward to your return!
Oct 2019
Very nice! Enjoyed thoroughly.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Keval, we are glad that you enjoyed staying at Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  It sleeps 8 and is handicap accessible.  Set just 100 feet from Indian Lake, there is a fire pit for gathering family and friends' stories.  We hope you come back again.
Oct 2019
It was absolutely wonderful. staff did a wonderful job being patient with me and talking me to the property when I got lost on the way in. Lodge was in excellent shape. I would definitely return.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Mark, we are so glad that you found your way to Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  It was our pleasure to assist you.  This vacation spot is great for swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sight seeing.  It sleeps 6-8 and is handicap accessible.
Oct 2019
Indian Lake Lodge
Very clean and organized. Had everything we needed and very comfortable. Was open and welcoming when we got there. Very nice experience.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Rodger, we are so happy that Indian Lake Shore Lodge pleased you.  This lodge is roomy and delightful.  It's a great spot during summer as well as hunting season.  We hope to see you again.
Oct 2019
Thank you so much! The property is beautiful and the lodge is wonderful! It was perfect for our needs. Very, Very clean and well managed. Thank you again! We would love to come back!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Maryellen, it just doesn't get any better than awesome!  Thank you for this great review.  Indian Lake Shore Lodge sleeps 8 and is handicap accessible.  It stands just 100 feet from the shoreline of Indian Lake, and it has a fire pit for guest enjoyment.  We hope to see you again!
Sep 2019
Great stay!
Awesome stay in a fantastic and comfortable cabin! Fantastic customer service, I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to stay. My family will be looking to rent again!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Michael, thank you for taking the time to write this positive review.  It doesn't get any better than an awesome stay!  We appreciate your comments about FVR's customer service.  It is our #1 priority to see that our guests have the best stay possible.  We look forward to you return.
Sep 2019
U.P. trip
Very clean and comfortable. Much more accommodating for us than a hotel. Close to town. About an hour from Pictured Rocks and numerous waterfalls. Really enjoyed the front porch for lake view and private reading time. Would use again.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Grant, thanks for taking the time to write this positive review.  The porch at Indian Lake Shore Lodge is great for quiet time, and you can't beat the location.   We'd love to have you back again.
Sep 2019
Excellent place
We had a great time at the Lodge. This place is very clean, had all the amenities for our party of eight. There are board games for kids, it is next to lake to enjoy outdoors. Pictured Rocks is less than one hour drive. There is a fire pit and a charcoal grill. Every one loved it.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Tarvinder, we are so happy to hear that your group enjoyed Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  This cabin is located in Manistique, Michigan which lies along the south shore of Indian Lake.  Indian Lake is 8400 acre spring fed lake, and the Lodge is 100 feet from the shoreline.  As you said, it is the perfect location for day trips to the UP sites.  We hope you come back again.
Aug 2019
Would recommend
this was a good size and set up for the 7 of us, 2 families.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Rebecca, we are so glad that Indian Lake Shore Lodge worked out so well for your group.  This is a great vacation spot with a small play area and swings for your kids.  Golfin, swimming, and fishing make for the perfect vacation.  We hope to see you again!

Jul 2019
Great Vacation
We really enjoyed our stay at Indian Lake and thought the property was very convenient, spacious, and clean. We are already talking about next year. Thanks!

Jake, we'd love to have you back next year!  Indian Lake Shore Lodge is on Indian Lake which is an 8400 acre spring fed lake.  The Lodge is only 100 feet from the shoreline.  There is so much to do here:  swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sight seeing.  It's perfect for vacations.
Jul 2019
Cozy Lodge with Beautiful View!
Indian Lake Lodge was like staying at a family members cabin. It was clean, well stocked with anything we may have needed (even Uno cards!). The kitchen supplies were great-we cooked several times and never lacked any equipment. There was plenty of room for four of us, and that allowed for plenty of privacy for all of us. The location is great for taking day trips to see all of the beautiful sites in the UP. It was also great for just hanging out together on the covered porch, or around the fire pit. We had a great time!

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Tracy thanks for this great review of Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  You pretty much said it all!  We hope you come back again.
Jul 2019
Spacious, private, beautiful! What a great place! So affordable!
Our trip was compromised of two adult couples and two 10-11 year old boys. Originally, we had reserved 2 rustic cabins at the Indian State Campground, but changed our minds about how rustic we really wanted to be and booked this place instead. BOY DID WE MAKE THE CORRECT DECISION!!! This place was so large, clean and well stocked. It served as the perfect home base for our group and all of our UP adventures. The small private beach was a perfect place to hang out and swim. We cooked all our meals on the provided charcoal grill and spent most nights out by the fire pit. Plenty of room to throw a ball with the boys and even ride bikes down the dirt road if you want to! We will definitely be back again!!!

Justin, we love this review, and we are so glad that you made the decision to stay at Indian Lake Shore Lodge.  It is a great property for swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sightseeing.  One can't beat that for a vacation!  We hope that you come back again.
Jun 2019
Wonderful time. Great place for our family get together.
Really enjoyed our stay.

Georgene, we are glad that  Indian Lake Shore Lodge worked out so well for your family.  Hopefully you got to Big Springs "Kich-iti-kipi" and the other fabulous UP sites!  We hope to see you again. 
Georgene R
Oct 2018
We absolutely loved our stay at the lodge. Accommodations were great for our family. Would love to come back :)


We love excited reviews like yours!  We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Indian Lake Shore Lodge as much as we do.  Hopefully, you got some good swimming in and were able to use the firepit.  We look forward to seeing you again!
Jun 2018
Great house and location
Great house and location 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.

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! On you will find deals and weekly specials. Hope to see you again soon!
Nov 2017
Creature Comfort
3 older couples truly enjoyed our stay at Indian Lake Lodge,,, It was comfortable and just like going home,,, Everything was provided and certainly clean Tv's in every room WIFI,,,Hot water, candles, playing cards, all paper products including kleenex in every room, many porchs, fans in every room,,,Just delightful,,,Great spot for any season,,,Thank you

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We love, love, love the colors in the fall. Thank you for the great, positive review! We try to stack the cabin as best we can; we are happy you appreciated it. We hope you do book again in the future. Remember, we have 60 properties stacked around Michigan; please check out our website to see the newest homes and special deals.
Oct 2017
Well located and comfortable.
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.

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. 
Sep 2017
Nice last minute stay
Overall a nice stay. Quick response from customer service through entire booking and stay. Large cabin that, while not being directly waterfront, had a beautiful view. Quiet and peaceful area. A few things to note: either move or fix the paddleboat it was frustrating to not be able to use it and see it sitting right there with no rudder. Although not listed as part of the property amenities,still frustrating. The TV remote for front room was not working and TVs in bedrooms were tiny and old. Cabin could use some updates/new linens, utensils and silverware.. It was charming and reminiscent of a grandparents summer cottage. Thank you for letting us stay.

We agree-Indian Lake Lodge is a peaceful spot with a great view of Indian Lake! Thank you for feedback.  We truly appreciate it. We have our caretakers, as well as maintenance working on these issues. Despite those issues we are glad you overall had a nice stay. We hope to see you again in the future! Please be sure to check out our 45 other cabins and cottages for rent throughout Michigan for your next getaway!

Sep 2017
Everything you need
My family had a wonderful time here at the Indian Lake Lodge. We had everything we needed, the lodge was big enough for our family of 9, and everyone had a great time.

Yeah! We are happy you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. It is more roomy than our pictures suggest. Please consider us next time you take your Michigan adventure!
Sep 2017
Reed Family
FOund lodge very nice and well equipped. LAke front nice as well. Only problem was the fishing was very slow and fustrating. We really liked your place.

It's times like those where you wish there was a Long John Silvers around! Hopefully next time the fish will be slightly hungrier! We are happy you enjoyed the cabin though! Be sure to check out our 54 other waterfront properties next time you plan your Michigan adventure! 
Jun 2017
Four couples family getaway
We absoulutely 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!

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! 
Jun 2017
Lodge was wonderful
The lodge was wonderful! Lots of room and all the amenities you could ask for! Freshwater took care of us right away! The lodge is old, but well kept! So our stay was wonderful!
Carrie & Richard
Jul 2016

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