Indian Lake Shore Lodge Manistique
INDIAN LAKE LODGE
BEDROOMS: 3 bedrooms (or you can reduce it to 2, if you open the accordion divider wall and create a bunk-room)
BATHROOMS: 2 (1 full bath- bathtub/shower combination) + 1 (bathroom with a toilet and sink= 1/2 bath)
*INLAND--100 FEET FROM SHORELINE OF INDIAN LAKE
*SMALL SANDY SWIMMING BEACH (not for use in mooring boats)
*PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED (due to association guidelines)
*RENT 1 CABIN OR ALL 3 TOGETHER
This lodge is roomy and delightful! Everything you need is here-Cable TV, WiFi, 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, small mouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout.
This vacation spot is great for swimming, boating, water sports, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, biking and sight seeing. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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. Each of the cabins is now privately owned. Freshwater Vacation Rentals manages 3 of the cottages: Indian Lake Lodge, Indian Lake #1 and Indian Lake #3. There are no other rentals on this property. The rest are the owners you see are just enjoying their home. Many of the owners live here all summer.
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.
NO 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.
Fire Pit- YES may have to bring own wood or have it delivered (906) 341-5698
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: I'm 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. My apologies for this inconsistency, yet it is a part of the association by-laws.
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.
TV/standard DVD player: There is a 27" TV with cable, Plus, there is an additional TV with cable in each of the bedrooms.
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.
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 + Living Room queen-sized pull-out sofa, lazy boy recliner couch w recliner on both ends. All Lazy-Boy furniture in the living room.
Bathroom #1: Small sink and toilet
Bathroom #2: shower, toilet, sink (washer/dryer in the bathroom)
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.
*Mackinac Bridge- approximately 1 hour away.
*Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore- approximately 1 hour away.
*Tahquamenon Falls State Park- approximately 2 hours away.
- Basic paper products included.
- Cable- Satellite TV
- Linens & towels included
- Log Cabin
- Handicap accessible
- Internet/ WI FI
- Washer & dryer
- Coffee maker
- Standard kitchenware & utensils
- Fire pit
- Patio chairs
- AirBnB Rounding Adjustment
|closed||11/27/2018 - 04/30/2019||120||$150.00|
|05/01/2019 - 06/20/2019||2||$75.00|
|06/21/2019 - 09/05/2019||4||$150.00|
|Sept.after Labor Day-October 2019||09/06/2019 - 10/31/2019||2||$90.00|
|11/01/2019 - 12/31/2019||2||$90.00|
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.
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!
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 Freshwatervacationrentals.com you will find deals and weekly specials. Hope to see you again soon!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!