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RAPID RIVER LODGE: 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 18+,Dogs are Welcomed, Handicap Accessible 

Pets Welcome








SLEEPS: 18-22
RIVERFRONT (Rapid River--adjacent to small waterfalls) 

Located on 40 private acres 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. Still, if you are just looking for a large hall and will need to move the furniture out of the great room, then perhaps a standard hall would be your best bet.  

The Rapid River Lodge is fabulous place for 18-20 people.  A family vacation, group of friends, corporate event, a retreat, anniversary celebration, a place for your out-of-town wedding guests, a place for your bridal party or a VERY small wedding or family reunion (60 people or less) is wonderful. The space is ideal to rejuvenate and reconnect. 

This is 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 the Rapid River Falls 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. 1 wood-burning stove. TV/DVD/VCR. Simple bumper pool table, air hockey. Master bedroom overlooks the Rapid River and has a private deck entrance. Large outdoor fire pit along 1/4 mile of secluded river front.


Business retreats/events: We do have a pull-down screen hidden in one of the beams in the living room (former dance hall). Also, we do have a projector available, which you can use to project images from your computer.  Just ask and we'll make sure it is available to you upon arrival.

Cell phone service: Generally, cell phone service stinks at the Lodge. In our experience, Verizon is the best at the Lodge.  AT&T is nonexistent. Sprint used to be nonexistent as well, though I have heard it has improved. Hence, we provide a free land line phone with unlimited local and long distance service during your stay.

Future Dates:   Guests who have currently reserved the weeks have priority. We try out best to accommodate everyone to the best of our ability.  You are welcome to let us know the dates you are interested in, and we'll put you on the list.  Thanks for your patience as we work through the many variables. We thank you for your business.

Grocery Stores:  The closest convenience store is just 7 miles south of the Lodge, in the gas station on the corner of US 41 and US 2. The closest full-service grocery store is in Escanaba, about 20 minutes southwest of the Lodge. (Elmers, Wal-Mart, Save-A-Lot).  The closest Whole Foods-type grocery store is 40 miles North of the Lodge in Marquette. It's called the Marquette Food Co-Op.  It's tiny in comparison to a big city Whole Foods, so don't be surprised. Still, you should be able to get the basic, natural foods you'd need.  Try Garth Buff Gas and Grocery -  9787 County 513 T Rd, Rapid River, MI 49878   (906) 474-6895

Handicap Accessibility: 
1. Lodge is all one level with easy roaming ability
2. Outdoor ramp to the back deck, leading into the Lodge
3. Grip bars in the main bathroom
4. Accessible picnic table on the deck facing the Rapid River

Outdoor Furniture: 6 adirondack chairs and 1 picnic table (handicap accessible)

Pets: *Dogs are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per pet. Still, the Lodge is not an ideal place for dogs.  We do not have a fenced yard at the Lodge. There is a road in front of the Lodge (S15 Road) where I've witnessed drivers driving faster than is safe. It is important to me that your pets are safe.  Plus, there is a park next to the Lodge. Our dog used to love to meander over to the park as well. It wasn't a relaxing place for me with a pet. Therefore, I can not recommend dogs at the Lodge.

Local Public Pool: Gladstone (about a 15 minute drive- $6/person)  http://www.gladstone.mo.us/CommunityCenter/municipalpool.php

Closest Beach:  16 miles away - Escanaba Municipal Beach, Bath House Rd, Escanaba, MI 49829

Rates: Seasonal /Holiday/ Weekend rates apply. Please check the Availability Calendar for details.

Upper Peninsula Attractions

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: is 60.6 miles away and about 1 hour and 22 minutes.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park: is 127 miles away and about 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Mackinac Bridge: is 140 miles away and about 2 hours and 32 minutes.


Weddings:  60 people is the maximum we can allow for a nice experience for everyone. Due to past challenges, we can no longer offer exceptions to this number of people. If the number exceeds 60 people, you will have broken the rental agreement and you will need to leave the property immediately.

The Lodge is NOT an empty hall. Therefore, there is furniture and other pieces which made it comfortable for family gatherings.  Yes, back in the day, the Old Dutch Mill was a dance hall similar to VFW halls today. I love the history that the Old Dutch Mill/Rapid River Lodge expresses. Still, with the addition of the 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it is impossible to offer the same hall experience.  It's equivalent to pushing a square peg into a round hole.


Air Conditioning: The air-conditioning at the Lodge contains 2 window units in 2 of the bedrooms. There is NOT central air-conditioning at the Rapid River Lodge. We do have additional box fans, as well as the 9 ceiling fans for your use.

Rapid River Lodge Bathrooms: 
Bathroom 1: (Considered the main bathroom, with it's own roof within the house. It doesn't connect with any bedrooms directly, across the hall from Bedroom 1)Toilet, Sink, Bathtub (deeper than average tub)/shower 
Bathroom 2: (Adjoining Bedrooms 1 & 2):  Toilet,Sink, Bathtub/Shower  
Bathroom 3: (Our smallest bathroom, adjoining Bedroom 3 & 4):Toilet
***Bedroom 3 and 4 actually have the sinks within the bedrooms***
Bathroom 4: (Our largest bathroom/dressing room. Connected directly to the  Master Bedroom. Very private. Door separating the shower room and the bathtub/dressing room): Toilet, Sink, Shower, Large sunken tub for 2 (in the space we consider the dressing room)

Beds/Bedrooms/ Sleeping Arrangements:  We have 13 beds at the Lodge, and sleep 18-20 people comfortably. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. A simple bedroom layout graphic is available. Just ask.

Simple linens are provided with each bed: pillow with pillow case, mattress pad, bottom/fitted sheet, top sheet and a blanket and/or comforter. Additional linens and blankets may be found throughout the Lodge.

Bedroom 1: 1 Queen (where a window air conditioning units is housed in the summer)

Bedroom 2: 1 Full + 2 Twins (bunks)

Bedroom 3: 1 Full + 5 Twins (3 sets of bunks + 1 twin pull-out trundle) (where a window air conditioning unit is installed in the summer

Bedroom 4: King + 1 daybed with trundle (Partial riverside view with the only bedroom TV at the moment) 

Bedroom 5: 1 Queen + 2 Full  (Full riverside view) 

There is a full-sized pull-out couch in the living room. 

Daily Housekeeping Service: We can provide daily housekeeping service (making beds, doing the dishes, basic bathroom wipe-down and floor sweep) for an additional fee of $50-60/day, depending on the distinct needs of  your group.

Internet: YES, we have added Internet to the Lodge.  Free WI-FI. We recently added a 2nd service to cover the back bedrooms.

Lights: We are working diligently to update and improve the overhead lights in the dining and kitchen areas at the Lodge.  Therefore, we have extra mobile lighting if you need more direct lights during your stay.

TV/Cable + DVD/VCR players: Yes, we have basic Dish Network (satellite) with both local and cable channels.  We have a large 55" TV in the living room, with a standard DVD player only. Bring your Netflix account info to sign in.  If you don't have Netflix, feel free to call our office from the Lodge phone and we can give you ours Netflix account info (734) 837-4976.  Also, there is a small 20" TV with satellite cable in the king-sized bedroom. There is an old-school furniture-style floor TV in the room with a double bed and twin bunks, yet that only functions with the VCR and DVD player. We have an assortment of VHS tapes and DVDs for your enjoyment.


Coffee Pot: We have a restaurant-style Bunn Coffee maker at the lodge with multiple carafes for your coffee. We have at least 1 additional standard coffee pot as well.

Dishes/Silverware/Cooking/Baking/Glasses: The Lodge is fully equipped for all of your basic needs, and most of your other cooking needs as well. The kitchen prep area is so large that at times it is difficult to find everything. We generally have dishwasher detergent and dish soap for your use.  Still, if your family is large and you use all the provided dish soap and need more, the best place to find soap is in Escanaba, about 20 minutes west of the Lodge.

Refrigerators: Yes, we have 2 refrigerators at the Lodge. One is a freezer-less refrigerator, and the other is a standard refrigerator. We do NOT have additional coolers at the Lodge. Please bring your own coolers.

Roaster: We have an electric roaster for your use at the Lodge.

Stove/Oven: We have a standard stove-top with 2 ovens below. One is smaller, more of a pizza-size. The other is standard.

Tables: The beautiful large wooden table seats 18 people with the padded, wooden chairs. We also have the following extras (the exact number may fluctuate a bit)   Banquet/Sewing/Scrapbooking Tables 17- 8' x30",  1 table 6'x 36", Standard table height  36"

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Boat Rentals: For use on Lake Michigan (not directly on Rapid River, as the river fluctuates between 6 inches and 4 feet) the closest place to rent a boat is Richards Boat Rentals. They rent pontoon boats and fishing boats for use on the Big Bay de Noc. E4528 State Hwy M-35 - Escanaba, MI 49829 (about 20-25 minutes from the Rapid River Lodge)

Fire Pit: Yes, we have a large fire pit, with the beautiful view of the Rapid River. You can find plenty of fallen wood throughout the private 40 acres.  You can also ask us to bring a truck bed of wood (face chord) for specifically your bonfires ($80 additional for a 18"x4'x8" face chord)

Fireworks:  Please check the fire danger status before you consider using legal  fireworks at the Rapid River Lodge. Only legal fireworks are allowed. You are surrounded by a forest. It is your responsibility to be safe. Please be especially cautious around children.  Please dispose of all wrappers, sticks, etc.

Grill: Yes-there is a natural gas grill. 

Hot Tub:   NEW IN 2019--We now have a Luxury Hot Tub at the Rapid River Lodge 

Lawn Chairs: How many? 4 rocking chairs on deck; 4 wooden chairs around fire pit. A few additional lawn chairs on the porches.  Probably best to bring your own lawn chairs.

River: The Rapid River is directly in front of the Lodge. It does have a current. Normally, it is about 1 foot deep. Over the past 7 years of owning the Lodge, it has been as low as 6 inches and as high as 3 feet.     

Snowmobile Trailhead:    7 miles south, off of US 2. You can snowmobile from the Lodge (weather conditions permitting). Trail #UP2

Wood:  You can find plenty of fallen wood throughout the private 40 acres.  You can also ask us to bring a truck bed of wood (face chord) for specifically your bonfires ($90 additional for a 18"x4'x8" face chord)


Property/indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Air conditioner unit (window or portable unit)
  • Air Hockey table
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Blow Dryer
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Fireplace-wood-burning
  • Firewood is Provided.
  • Handicap accessible
  • Heat: Boiler System
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Pets allowed
  • Telephone/Landline
  • VHS player
  • Washer & dryer
  • Wood burning stove
Kitchen Amenities
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Popcorn Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor Amenities
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill-Propane
  • Hot Tub
  • Hunting Allowed on Property.
  • Patio Chairs
  • Picnic Table
  • Snowmobile from Property
Special Features
  • Large Individual Rentals

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
11/08/2023 - 11/30/2023 4 $499.00
12/01/2023 - 12/15/2023 2 $499.00
12/16/2023 - 01/03/2024 3 $499.00
01/04/2024 - 05/19/2024 2 $499.00
Summer 2022 05/20/2024 - 09/11/2024 4 $499.00
09/12/2024 - 11/07/2024 2 $499.00
11/08/2024 - 11/30/2024 4 $499.00
12/01/2024 - 12/15/2024 2 $499.00
12/16/2024 - 01/03/2025 3 $499.00


A great place to gather with friends
Each year we can tell your dedication to creating a great spot. All those little updates do not go unnoticed. Such a comfortable place to be. Fifteen years and counting for our group. You local staff is amazing. Such kind, easy to reach staff.

Marcia, thank you for your comment about  our dedication to improving our properties, and your kind comments about our staff.  It means a lot to us.  We take pride in our properties, and reviews such as yours make us want to continue to do even better.  15 years as our guests gives your all a gold star!  See you again in 2024!
Nov 2023
Quilt retreat
We had such a great time again this year. Our group has grown and the Rapid River Lodge accommodated us just fine. It’s such a relaxing atmosphere and perfect size for the 10 of us. Having the tables already set up, power cords for our machines was great. See you next year!


Hi Pam! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay for another quilting retreat, and found the lodge to be just as comfortable, and enjoyable, even with the additional people this year! We can't wait to host you all again for your 2024 stay, and appreciate your continued return! 
Oct 2023
5 stars


Thank you for reviewing your stay, Carilyn! We are so happy to know you had another great year, and can't wait to have you back! 
Aug 2023
5 stars
Our group had a great time at the lodge! Everything was clean and the big kitchen and living area made for a great weekend for everyone hanging out. We were up for a fishing weekend on the Escanaba River, the lodge was a great location and set up for a trip like this. Management made check-in and check-out process very easy for travelers arriving at different times. Would definitely recommend for anyone heading up to the Escanaba area and we hope to come up again next year! 


Thank you for such a lovely review Ben! We love knowing that your group found the home to be ideal for your group's fishing weekend, and that the home was large enough to provide everyone with comfort, and good space to spread out and enjoy one another's company! We appreciate the recommendation for other travelers, and hope to host you again in the future!
Jul 2023
We loved the Rapid River Lodge
Our visit to the Rapid River Lodge was amazing. It checked every box on the bucket list for our 83-year-old aunt and 85-year-old Uncle who grew up in the area and attended many dances in the building during the 1950s - it was called the Dutch Mill then. The accommodations were wonderful - the place has everything you need. We will definitely be back.

Kathleen, what a wonderful blast from the past.  We love that your aunt and uncle danced there in the 1950s, plus we are happy to be on their bucket list!  We look forward to your return.
Jun 2023
Very unique place!
Super well stocked with everything you need. Building is older and needs a little work, but it was very handicapped accessible and fit our whole family easily. Unfortunately, we came during an unprecedented mosquito invasion and could not take advantage of some of the outdoor amenities. I texted the number given me and received an immediate response. Someone came out to fog which gave us a little relief, and the lawn service came the next day to trim the grass back. Very impressed with the service!


Thank you for sharing a review of your stay, Kathy! Though it is definitely unfortunate you didn't get a chance to spend quite as much time outside as you would have liked, it is great to know that our maintenance team was on it with getting you and your family a bit of relief! Hopefully we can have you back when the mosquitos are a bit less harsh!

Jun 2023
5 stars
We had a great time at the Lodge!


Fay, we're so glad that you had a great time at RRL, and we hope that you come back again.
May 2023
5 stars
We enjoyed our stay and look forward to the next one in September!

Carol, we always love having your group at the Lodge and look forward to seeing you in September!
Mar 2023
5 stars
Always enjoy our annual winter quilt retreat at the beautiful lodge!


Hi Rose! I'm so glad to know you had another great year at your quilting retreat! We can't wait to have you back next year! 
Feb 2023
Love the Rapid River Lodge!
Our scrapbooking group loves coming here! The lodge and all of the amenities are great. We appreciate the special equipment you always have ready for our group. Thank you for your continued support--we can't wait for next year!


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the lodge Gayle and Travis! We are all delighted to know you had another great year with us, and are more than happy to continue to host you, and provide the supplies you need to create a great stay experience! We can't wait to have you back!
Gayle & Travis
Feb 2023
5 stars
Everything was great as always!


Hi Shelly! Thank you for sharing your review! It's great to know that you had another great stay with us for another year! We can't wait to have you back! 
Jan 2023
Family Reunion
Accommodations were very satisfactory, we have our family reunions here and look forward to it every year.

Jodi, we love that you keep coming back for your family reunions!  The Lodge is the perfect spot for larger groups, and we look forward to your return in 2023.
Dec 2022
Our family spent Thanksgiving at the lodge. We had so much fun and there was plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Angie! We are so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Lodge this Thanksgiving holiday, and found the stay to be enjoyable, and comfortable! Hopefully we can get a chance to host you again! 
Nov 2022
16 of us stayed a week of hunting at the lodge and every one of us would like to stay a month.So much room,never cramped for space.being sung to sleep by the river is always peaceful.We will be returning again and again for years to come.


Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Bob! We are delighted to know that your group was able to have an enjoyable stay, take in the beauty of the river right there at your backyard, and not have to be crammed in for you week long stay! We can't wait to host another stay with you in the future!
Robert (Bob)
Nov 2022
A great place to gather with friends
We have been coming to the Rapid River Lodge for over 12 years. The staff does a wonderful job of seeing that things are updated as needed. The beautiful setting by the river and the hot tub make this a magical place. Thanks for a great place to gather with friends for a Quilt Retreat.

Marcia, we love that the quilters have been with us for 12 years and we look forward too eeing you again in 2023!
Nov 2022
Rapid River Lodge
Had a fantastic week. Appreciated the newly refinished hardwood floors. Beautiful fall colors along the River. We will be back in March.


We're glad that you were able to notice the beautifully redone floors during your stay! It's always great getting a chance to host your group, and we are so delighted to know that you were able to enjoy your October stay, as well as the beautiful colors this time of year provides! We can't wait to host you again in March and are always grateful for your continued support! 
Bay De Noc Quilters
Oct 2022
Beautiful, spacious and cozy at the same time
We had our ladies retreat here again and as always, it was amazing. So much space and so cozy at the same time. We love just to hang out use the hot tub go for walks, cook meals together and play games.


Hi Monica! It's so great to know that you and the ladies had another great experience at the lodge, having a chance to explore the area, as well as spending time with one another while inside or at the hot tub! We can't wait to have you back! 
Oct 2022
Beautiful lodge beautiful setting
My friends and I celebrated our 65th Birthday there It was our second time doing this. We also held our 60th. The lodge is large beautiful with plenty of sleeping. It is in a stunning setting with all the amenities a person could want. We had a wonderful time I’ve recommended this place already to a number of friends and family who have been interested in it and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in staying there. Totally a 5 star vacation spot.

Nancy, happy 65th birthday to each of you!  What a great thing to do to celebrate together.  We agree that the setting is incredible and the Lodge is perfect for large groups.  Thank  you for your recommendation, and we hope to work with you again.
Oct 2022
Great stay
We had a great stay. We all thought the lodge was charming. All relaxed and enjoyed both inside and outside. We actually already making plans to stay again next year.


Hi Gale! It is so great to know that you and your group enjoyed your stay, and made great use of both the inside and outside of the Lodge! We can't wait to host another stay with you in the future!
Oct 2022
4 stars
Very nice


Hi Carol, we're glad to know your group had another good stay with us, and look forward to having you back next year!
Carney Qulter Group
Sep 2022
5 stars
Rapid River Lodge did not disappoint! We had 22 of us there for the majority of a week, and have memories that will last a lifetime. The facility was absolutely perfect for all our needs and checked all the boxes we needed for our large group. We will definitely be returning in the future! Thank you for the super fun memories!!


Hi Jacqueline! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of the Rapid River Lodge! We are so glad to know that your group found the stay comfortable, and the perfect place to create great memories together as a family! We look forward to having a chance to have you back!
Jacqueline (& family)
Aug 2022
Us again
We enjoy Rapid River Lodge every year because the indoor common area is huge, the river is safe for the children, and the park right next door provides plenty of play space. For improvements, it would be nice if there was a ping-pong table. It would be really, really nice if there were an exhaust fan that would blow out the hot air and draw in the cool air in the evening.
Rev. Paul
Aug 2022
5 stars
It was fantastic! Very clean. The extras were great. Everyone enjoyed our stay. My family are hoping to stay here again. Thank you so much! 


Hi Carilyn! We would love to have you back! We are so happy to know you and your family enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the Lodge and all of the extra amenities!
Jul 2022
Rapid River Lodge
I’m going to start with customer service. It was outstanding. We original booked an off the grid cabin that was couple miles off road. It was wet and muddy got to a point I knew there was no way I could get through. I called and they found and available place and transferred my reservation to Rapid River lodge without any problems. The living quarters are massive. Plenty of space for several adults and it’s right on the river that has a limestone bottom. Was very shallow was able to walk in the river with no issues. Plenty of parking and very easy to get to. There is a small park next door that people use to access the river to walk and play in.

Ronald, thank you for your very kind words for FVR staff.  We're glad that we could find a property that worked well for you.  We hope to work with you again.
Jun 2022
5 stars
Cozy place and beautiful property. The Lodge was very welcoming and well stocked with all the necessities for our stay, all the little details and extras were much appreciated. The kids enjoyed the open space and everyone loved the popcorn machine for snacking. The sheets on the beds were so cozy, the porch view of the river was gorgeous and very relaxing. Booking process was easy, communication was great, overall a great experience start to finish!

Stacy, thank you for this lovely review.  Gotta love that your kids enjoyed the popcorn machine!  We appreciate your kind words for our staff and hope to work with you again.
Apr 2022
5 stars
We enjoyed our stay as usual. The Lodge is perfect for our needs. The only complaint is the icy parking lot. It really needs to be salted everyday when a group is at the lodge.

We always enjoy having you as our guests!  Winter is the perfect time for gathering to make quilts, and we're glad that you come to the Lodge to do it. Thank you for the heads up  about the parking area.
Bay De Noc Quilters
Mar 2022
5 stars
Love this place!

Joe & Stacey, we're so glad that yo loved staying at Rapid River Lodge.  We think it's pretty special also, and we hope that you come back again!
Joe & Stacey
Jan 2022
5 stars
We look forward each year to our family gathering at the Lodge!

Jodi, we love having you back each year.   Our returning guests are the best possible review!
Jan 2022
The Rapid River Lodge was very clean, beautifully decorated for the holidays and had lots of room for everyone. We appreciated all the items that have been added or updated over the last few years. We have rented this many years and as always the staff at Freshwater Rentals are efficient and very pleasant.

Suzi and Bill,  as always our returning guests are the best possible review.  We love having you back through the years and hope to see you again in 2022!
Rapid River Sundance
Dec 2021
Great stay
Again our Quilt Guild spent a fantastic week at Rapid River Lodge. Everything was ready for us and we didn’t need to call for anything. The leaves were beautiful and the Lodge was perfect for 16 ladies quilting all week. We will see you again in March.

Bay De Noc Quilters, we love that you return to the lodge for a week of quilting!  You have such a great community and we are so glad that the Lodge works out perfectly for you.  We look forward to your March return.
Bay De Noc Quilters
Oct 2021
5 stars
This was our 4th year having our ladies' retreat here and once again it was perfect! Thank you so much

Monica, Rapid River Lodge is the perfect spot for a ladies' retreat!  We love that you have come back 4 years in a row and we look forward to the 5th visit.
Oct 2021
Family Gathering
We have made this a family tradition. Our stay was so relaxing and the space very accommodating for our growing family.

Jodi, our returning guests are the very best review possible, so thank you for that.  We're glad that you could relax and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Sep 2021
4 stars
we had a great time,the space was more than adequate for our family of 14. The setting was lovely but grass could of been cut.Our only issue was the fact that the numerous sliders had no screening.

Richard & Janice, we're happy to hear that Rapid River Lodge was a good space for your family, and that you had a great time.  We're sorry that the grass was longs during your stay.  Please know that if there is ever an issue, if you contact us we will rectify the issue for you.  We do hope to see you back again.
Richard & Janice
Aug 2021
“The Best Place!”
After arriving at the Rapid River Lodge, my 2.5 year old grandson ran up to me and said “Grandma, this is the BEST place!” That was the start of a pretty perfect 5 night stay with 9 other adults and 5 kids. The whole experience was fun-filled, and the accommodations at the lodge were central to making the mini-vacation a great memory. The lodge was clean, open and spacious, and had plenty of beds for all. The kids (adults, too) were thrilled with the setting and spent a lot of time walking and cooling off in the shallow river in front of the property. Everyone could sit together for dinner at the large dining area table. In the evenings, the hot tub was a great way to cap off an eventful day. We drove to the beach in Marquette a couple of times, and it was worth the 40 minute drive. Another “must see” is Kitch iti kipi, Michigan’s largest freshwater natural spring, filled with huge trout. It’s off Highway 2; not too far from the lodge. Special thanks to the maintenance man who we contacted to help us find the hose for filling water balloons! All was right in the world for those 5 days!
Jun 2021
Millington Softball
My Varsity Softball team looks forward to traveling up to the Escanaba every year to play softball and we absolutely love staying at the Rapid River lodge! it is by far one of the best team trips we take. Thank you Rapid River Lodge for an unbelievable time! Millington High School Cardinal Trained- Go Cardinals

It's a true honor to host the Millington High School softball team! We are so delighted to know that our lodge provides your crew with a fun and exciting home base. (No pun intended!) You are most welcome to return any time! 
May 2021
5 stars
The Rapid River Lodge is awesome! Plenty of room, clean, and a beautiful river to enjoy! The owners were also very responsive and accommodating. We would love to go there again!

Susan, we would love to have you back again!  We love that you found the lodge to be Awesome.  We look forward to your return.
Apr 2021
5 stars
Great experience, we would stay again!

Dorothy, we love knowing that you had a  great experience, and that you want to come back again.  We look forward to your return!
Dec 2020
4 stars
Needs TLC. But it is a caring place as of guest. They gave my mom a bottle of champagne and flowers for her 80th. They really do care that your happy. I do thank them for that.

Yvonne, we are so happy that we could participate in your mom's 80th birthday!  
Nov 2020
Hunting group
Been renting the lodge for several years now and each year gets better.Plenty of room and every one and every convenience you could need to make your stay even better.The river sings you to sleep at night and the fireplace warms you in the morning.I'm already planning next year's stay and can't wait to get back.

Bob, we love that you keep coming back!  That's the best review a guest can give us.  RRL is a very special place, that's for certain.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2021!
Robert (Bob)
Nov 2020
Amazing river front
The lodge was plenty big for everyone to spread out and the kids to have lots of fun. We loved that we could all sit at the table together to eat and the views and sounds of the river was amazing. We will be back!


Gina, we love that you will be coming back, and that you had a good stay!  We enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to your return.
Sep 2020
4 stars
Rapid River Lodge was clean and inviting and met the need of our large family. We stayed there last December and loved it so much we rented it for August. The summer season kept the kids busy outside and the river sounds were great. Thank you.

Paul, we loved having you back and are happy to hear that your kids found a lot to do.  We look forward to your return during any season.
Aug 2020
5 stars
Hi, We loved our stay at Rapid River Lodge! Plenty of room for everyone to spread out whether your interest is watching a movie, playing a game, or participating in a spirited Euchre contest. Although you are in the middle of the UP, the lodge has every appliance you would ever want or need. Would strongly recommend for anyone who is looking for a residence for a large family, or close group of friends. Kathleen & Steve

Steve & Kathleen, thank you for this lovely review and recommendation!  We love Rapid River Lodge also and look forward to your return!
Steve & Kathleen
Jul 2020
Peaceful, relaxing,and enjoyable
Our family is essential workers and have been working alot of hours during this pandemic. It was great for us to get sometime off and enjoy ourself. And relax. Listening and watching the river behind us was so peaceful. It was great to put some worries behind us and have some good quality family time. I would definitely recommend Freshwatervacations and Rapid River Lodge. Thank you for the memories.

Angela, first, thank you for the work you and your family have done for us all during the pandemic.  We at FVR are so glad that we could offer you 
Rapid River Lodge as a respite from it all.  The lodge sleep 18 - 20 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms.  It is handicap accessible and is located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest.  It also has a luxury hot tub to help with relaxation.  We look forward to working with you again.
Jun 2020
Beautiful cabin, beautiful view. Lots of space and very clean. Only compliant was that one of the bathrooms smelled like sewer. May just be the water or something of that nature but otherwise everything was great. Thank you

Mandy, we are glad that you enjoyed Rapid River Lodge.  It is handicap accessible, allows dogs and sleeps 18+.  It has 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms plus a brand new hot tub!  We will let the owner know about the smell in the bathroom - thanks for letting us know.  We hope to see you again.
Mar 2020
5 stars
Awesome place for a large group. Thanks Again

Jerry, we love when guests use the word "awesome" in their review!  Rapid River Lodge has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and sleep 18+.  Plus, it's pet friendly!  Guests can snowmobile right on the property, and then come back to relax in the new hot tub.  We hope that you come back again.
Mar 2020
5 stars
We had a fantastic family gathering and look forward to booking again!

Jodi, the best review possible is when guests say they want to return, so thank you for that! Rapid River Lodge is such a fun place to go with large groups.  It sleeps 18+ and has a majestic stone fireplace to warm up in front of after a day of winter sports, or guests can relax in the luxury new hot tub.  Snowmobilers can ride out right from the lodge into the 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest.
Feb 2020
We absolutely loved our stay!
Beautiful, peaceful setting. Gorgeous view of the river. We loved the fireplace and hot tub. Kids had lots of fun with the air hockey and bumper pool tables. Well stocked linens, towels and kitchen items. Great communication from Freshwater Vacation Rentals. Always friendly, helpful and accommodating. We will be back!

Sonya, the fact that you absolutely loved your stay is music to our ears!  Thank you for this wonderful review of Rapid River Lodge.  We look forward to your return!

Jan 2020
Family Christmas gathering
We had a wonderful time together as a family. The accommodations were perfect. We’ll definitely stay there again!

FVR response:
Jodi,  Happy Holidays to you and your family!  We are so glad that you stayed at Rapid River Lodge for your family gathering.  This is the perfect place for large groups as it sleep 18+ with 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, plus it is dog friendly.  We look forward to your return.
Dec 2019

FVR response: 
Cecilia, thank you for this enthusiastic review, and for your kind words for Cara and the staff of FVR.  Rapid River is great for large groups as it sleep 18+, plus pets are welcome.  The property is excellent for hunting and snowmobiling.  We'll let the owners know your thoughts about the oven.  See you again next Christmas season!
Bridgewood Group
Dec 2019
Great Place
Perfect for our ever-growing family! Lots of room for the kiddos to run around, a table that fit most everyone, beds and bathrooms were nice, and a great fire pit to boot. We’ll be back—thanks for the great stay!

FVR response: 
Benjamin, we are so happy that Rapid River Lodge worked out so well for you and your family.  It's great for large groups as it sleeps 18+, plus pets are welcome to join guests.  It is also handicap accessible.  We'd love to have you back again.
Dec 2019
Rapid River Lodge
Our family has been coming to the Rapid River Lodge for a few years now for Christmas and it is the perfect place to host Christmas with 20+ people. The place is clean, large kitchen area, dining room table that seats 18 people. Large living room area with a new large sectional and new large TV. The house is decorated nicely for Christmas with a tall tree and lights throughout.

FVR Response: 
Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate our wonderful, returning guests who have made it possible for us to continually make updates and improvements to the lodge experience these past 12 years.
Thank you. We sincerely appreciate all the love you bring into the Lodge each year!
Dec 2019
Rapid River Lodge
Very nice we had a great time thank you.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Todd, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Rapid River Lodge.  One can truly get away in the 40 private acres of Hiawatha National Forest.  This is a comfortable place where 18 people can gather around a single hand-crafted table.  We hope to see you back again.
Sep 2019
Rapid River lodge.
I would recommend it to everyone, we all had a wonderful time. Anytime i emailed the team at Freshwater vacation rentals they responded quickly and answered all my questions. They are very friendly and happy to help you with all your needs. Thank you

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Lisa, thanks for the kind words for FVR.  We do our very best to make certain that our guests have a great stay.  It sounds like Rapid River Lodge was the perfect spot for your vacation  Located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest, it's easy to really kick back and relax.  Come on back next year!
Aug 2019
Another great year.
The place was nice and clean when we arrived. Everybody loved the new hot tub! Suggested improvements: 1. A ping pong table. We bring one with us every year, and it would be nice if we didn't need to do so. 2. An exhaust fan in the ceiling to suck hot air out and cool air in. With our size group in August, it gets really warm inside.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Paul, we love having your group back again.  Rapid River Lodge is the perfect spot for large groups.  It's great because it's pet friendly, handicap accessible,  sleeps 18+. and it is located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest. We're glad that you enjoyed the new hot tub!  See you next year!
Aug 2019
Great place to stay.
We had a great time on vacation with all (most of) the children and grandchildren. The lodge was spacious and comfortable, well furnished, well kept, Beautiful! The bedrooms are big and surprisingly soundproof. With so many little ones in one place, no one woke anyone else in the night, that was perfect. Beautiful surroundings, the river (stream) behind the lodge was amazing. The children played there for hours. Plenty of seating spaces for meals and games. We would definitely recommend this place.

Freshwater Vacation Rentals Response
Todd, we love that you had 3 generations at Rapid River Lodge!  It's the perfect place for large groups to gather.  I'm sure that the grandkids thought they had hit the payload with the stream!  We'd love to work with you again.
Aug 2019
Rapid River Review
We had a wonderful vacation at Rapid River Lodge. The lodge is large, well equipped and in a beautiful setting. Freshwater personnel were very helpful and kind. Just a suggestion - there are so many beautiful sliding glass doors - but many do not have screens or do not operate - it would be great to open these doors and enjoy the breeze. Also just alerting you to the fact there is a propane leak in the grill on the river deck. Thank you again - wonderful service and home!!!

Peggy, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at Rapid River Lodge.  Located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest, with a new hot tub and room for 18-20 guests, it is the perfect vacation spot.  We'll let the owners know your thoughts on the screen doors and will get the propane grill tank fixed immediately.  In the future, if something  like that happens, feel free to call us and we will get someone out to fix it right away.
Jul 2019
Rapid River Lodge
We enjoyed our stay very much, we found everything clean and usable. Our family was very happy with the lodge and amenities. The lodge was a large part of our family reunion being a great success.I am recommending it to everyone we know.

Mike, we are so happy that your family reunion was a success at Rapid River Lodge.  It is the perfect property for large groups to be comfortable.  It is great for getting away in the lovely Hiawatha National Forest, plus you can make day trips to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and Mackinac Bridge.  Your 4 legged friends c an also join you!  We hope to host you again soon.
Jun 2019
Great Wedding Stay
The staff were very accommodating and helpful when I had questions about hosting a wedding and reception here. When we got there, everything was perfect and we were able to set up everything we needed. The space was large enough to have about 40 guests comfortably for the reception and just over 20 people to stay the night. The bugs were not too bad even after a wet early spring. Overall, I had no complaints about the location or the staff and would definitely recommend for weddings under 50 guests.

Andrew, congratulations on the wedding!  What a perfect spot to have the wedding and the reception.  We are thrilled that everything worked out so well.  The layout and spaciousness of the lodge makes it perfect for large groups.  We'd love to work with you again soon!
Jun 2019
I wanted our large family to get together for a few days just to hang out and have fun. My granddaughter ‘s mother in law, Joan Kersey, said she had a few places that would accommodate us. And it did!! The lodge is huge. The kids(adults too) had a blast playing in the river and catching craw dads - which were set free after everyone saw them. The hot tub was in constant use by the little ones by day and adults by night. Night time fire and smores finished off the day. It is fully furnished, except for food, which makes it a dream to cook in. All 20 of us had such a great time that none of us were ready to leave and we wished we could stay longer. It was a bit of a drive but well worth it. Thanks to Joan and the rental company, we were able to get away and totally relax and enjoy the family for a few days.

Ellen, what great review, and what fun it sounds like you all had at Rapid River Lodge!   It is such a great spot for large groups to vacation together.  Between the hot tub and the firepit, it sounds like you had it made.  We hope that you come back again.
Jun 2019
We had a great time at Rapid River lodge. Only one recommendation we had is about hot water capacity. It could not handle our 18 group for morning showers. Thanks!

Vinod, we are so glad that your large group enjoyed Rapid River Lodge.  Located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest, the spacious lodge is great for large groups to gather.  It's a great location for visiting the wonderful site of the beautiful UP.  We hope you and your guests come back again.
May 2019
Absolutely perfect!
Our retreat was a success in part thanks to our amazing lodge! It was clean, fully stocked with anything we needed and the location was Divine. We hope to return again!

Celestina, we are thrilled that your retreat was a success!  Rapid River Lodge is perfect for retreats and other large groups.  The huge table, stone fireplace and the river view all add to the allure of this property.  We'll look forward to your return.
May 2019
Perfect for Business too
Bi-Annually my team o0f managers that work in both MI and WI meet mid way to align and have our meetings for the year. We have found a gem of a location offering both plenty of area to work collectively, or to break into teams to work on projects. The staff and management of the location is always very helpful and engaged on offering a level of service expected and even exceeded. Bring your family, your business, or just yourself. Wonderful stay, wonderful place.

Michael, thank you for this wonderful review.  We are thrilled that Rapid River Lodge worked out so well for you and your business associates.  The Lodge is perfect for large groups:  the huge table for eating or work space, open living spaces and the fabulous stone fireplace make for a comfortable, lovely getaway place.  We hope to see you again soon.
Mar 2019
Awesome place!
Lodge was perfect! Plenty of space, beds, essential toiletries, kitchen/cooking supplies so much more than we were expecting. The hot tub was awesome, river view was beautiful, plenty of deck space, gas fireplace was cozy. Great place to gather with family and/or friends!

Lori, thanks for the great review!  We love Rapid River Lodge and the new hot tub is a special delight that we are so happy you enjoyed.  We hope to see you again soon
Mar 2019
Description didnt give it justice. This place is amazing, and HUGE. The river is an added bonus
This place is huge. The rooms are well laid out, and have plenty of space. the blankets looked a little aged so we started off by washing the bedding that was on the beds, but I usually do this. There was enough room for us all to do out own thing in the cabin, and not bother anybody else, but when food was ready we had enough room to comfortably eat. The hot tub being broken was a bummer. We really looked forward to using it. Nothing else was below my expectations besides aged blankets and a broken hot tub. I didn't get to explore the whole 40 acres but I'm sure it was beautiful.

Jack, thank you for this review.  We especially love it when our guests enjoy our properties as much as we do.  Rapid River Lodge is a very special place, and perfect for large groups.  Its location on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest adds to its allure, plus the huge stone fireplace, in winter especially, adds to the already fabulous ambiance.  Please accept our apologies for the hot tub not working - it is now back in full working order.  Also, just for your information for future rentals with us, we always make certain that the bedding has been cleaned, so there is no need to rewash everything.  We really hope to see you back again!
Jan 2019
We love the lodge and everyone has lots of room for all of our ceremony activities. Thank you for allowing us to continue our traditions and use the lodge. I promote the lodge whenever possible to others.

Suzi & Bill, we are thrilled that you continue coming back to Rapid River Lodge.  That is the best review we could ever get.  We appreciate the word of mouth recommendations for the lodge also, and look forward to your visit in 2019.
Rapid River Sundance
Dec 2018
Room with a view!
Accommodated our 24 person Company Christmas Party with no problems. More than enough room for large gatherings. Hearing the river from the deck is amazing. Quiet area, lodge life feel, reasonable pricing...Cant beat it.

Adam, it sounds like Rapid River Lodge was the perfect place for your large group!  What a smart idea to hold your office Christmas party there.  That amazing stone fireplace would certainly add great ambiance for your festivities, plus the open concept rooms makes for a great flow for large groups.  We hope to see you all again in 2019!
Dec 2018
We enjoyed our stay
We would like to make this a annual stay. Everything was excellent.

Al, we are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Rapid River Lodge.  The fact that it is large, handicap accessible, that pets are allowed, that you can ski and snowmobile right on the property and that it has a hot tube makes it a pretty fabulous place to stay.  We hope to see you again!
Dec 2018
Always a great place to stay !

Cheryl, we  love having you back!  Rapid River Lodge is such a great place to go to in the fall, with the changing colors and that great stone fireplace to warm up in front of!  We'll look for you again next year.
Nov 2018
With out being there you won't know how beautiful this place is.Used for our hunting camp and everyone loves it here.The lodge has so much room for our group we never feel crowded and when you hit the bed the river rocks you to sleep.We'll be back for many of years to come.Thanks to everyone for making out stay so enjoyable.

Bob, what a delightful review - thank you for that!  Rapid River Lodge is the great place for a large group, and it's perfect for hunters.  The stone fireplace warms you up quickly after a day of hunting, and like you said, the river rocks you to sleep.  Perfect.  We'll keep space open on our 2019 calendar for you!
Robert (Bob)
Nov 2018
The best memories made!
We went to the lodge under previous ownership many years ago, and decided we wanted to go back and show it to the next generation. They were wonderful to work with, and so accommodating for our large family! We had 27 people, and we were able to get everyone a bed. Large space for big families and lots of space for little people to roam around without hurting anything. Had almost everything you would need in the kitchen, and made some wonderful updates with more fridge space, a hot tub, nice grill, and so much more. Many more wonderful memories made, and we will definitely include coming back here in future vacation plans!

Sarah, nothing makes us happier than hearing that Rapid River Lodge worked out so well for your large group.  The magnificent fireplace, the hot tub, and the surrounding land make it a very special place to stay.  We love being a part of making family memories, and we hope you come back soon.
Oct 2018
Expect more than the pictures can convey. Beautiful area, spacious. . So much room to prepare meals and visit. You are able to have quiet time or more private time when you want, without ever really leaving the others. The place has a good feeling about it. Great place to create memories.  Probably our favorite vacation rental ever. A real special place. 

Becky, thanks for this review!  Rapid River Lodge is a great property, so it feels good when guests enjoy it as much as you did.  We hope to see you back again!
Oct 2018
Refreshing get away
We had an amazing weekend with our ladies group. We enjoyed the beauty of the the cabin and outdoors. It so spacious. Loved every moment! It was a great experience and we hope to do it again.

Monica, we are thrilled that you and your friends enjoyed  Rapid River Lodge as much as we do.  It is a truly spectacular place for large groups especially.  We'll look for you again in the near future!
Sep 2018
Excellent service from caring people, especially the owners!
We loved the Lodge! Our 10 grandchildren played in the huge open space inside every day. We caught so many crayfish we lost count on first day. Water was safe for our 16 month grandson to walk alone, but we held his hand to keep him from drinking the water, LOL! Absolutely worth the expense.


Bruce, I love the image of you walking in the water with your 16 month old grandson! Precious.  Catching crayfish is such an adventure, and I'm certain brought much excitement to your 10 grandkids.  You all are  making wonderful family memories, that's for sure, and we are honored to be a part of that.
Jul 2018
Fabulous time
We had a fabulous time at Rapid River Lodge. There were games there to play, although we found that the bingo game had several numbers missing so we used ours we brought with. The river was a source of never ending entertainment--floating over the small rapids with inner tubes, catching and releasing millions of crawfish, and just plain sitting in the river to relax. The lodge was equipped with anything for cooking that you would ever need but wish we would have known that there was a cast iron griddle before we brought ours from home. Loved the ice cream place just back up the road--nice prices. We would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful stay. Thanks again for working with us!

Gwen, your enthusiasm is addictive!  We are thrilled that you had such a good time.  The river is quite the special place, especially on a hot summer day.  Thanks for the ice cream recommendation also - we just may have to try it ourselves.
Jul 2018
beautiful an huge interior
We loved the lodge, and the river. The grandchildren waded in the creek every day. Crawdad heaven. They were everywhere. we would rent again in a heartbeat. Next year the state is opening a large campsite complete with off road trails. That will be interesting in 5-10 years when our grands can enjoy them.


Crawdad heaven - I love it!  Perhaps we need to rename the property.  The image of your grandkids wading in the creek is priceless.  Interesting about the state campground.  We'll look for you again soon.
Jul 2018
Froberg Family Reunion
Had a wonderful time at the lodge it was a great place for this event a relaxing atmosphere for visiting and meeting new relatives. Only suggestion is fixing sliding glass doors very hard to open especially for the very young young and very old.


Hi Sheri,    Thanks for the note about the sliding glass doors - we'll get that fixed.  We are happy that you enjoyed the Lodge.  We think it's a pretty special place also.  Come back again soon!
Jul 2018
WOW this place was more than we expected. The place was huge, had everything you could need for the kitchen, and even had games for everyone. Every game we brought up, they had there. We left a croquet set as our kids did not want to play it. The river was a good source of entertainment for everyone--floating down the rapids in tubs, catching and releasing crawfish, and sitting in the river for the adults. A suggestion is for some lounge chairs. The bingo game is missing many pieces so we used our own. The hot tub was the best we have had in various locations. The nearby playground was nice also. We LOVED our stay and thanks for sharing your lodge with us!!!


Bob, we certainly appreciate your enthusiastic review of Rapid River Lodge.  We love this property, and would be more than happy to share it with you again anytime!  Thanks for the suggestion of lounge chairs - we'll pass that on to the owners.
Jul 2018
We had a wonderful time!
Thank you for another wonderful stay at your lodge. You are always so very helpful and accommodating. I really appreciate all you offer and do to make our stay great! Thank you!!


 Hi Mary,

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Rapid River Lodge.  It's a really sweet property.  Also thanks for the kudos on our communication.  We make every attempt to achieve excellence in our guest relationships, so is always good to get feedback on our successes! We hope to see you again in the future!

May 2018
U.P. Stay
Very clean. They come out to take care of any problems fast. We got snowed in and we were plowed out fast. Everything was there that we needed. We had lots of room. The only reason I gave it a 4-star is because the Hot tub could use more care in cleaning. I would stay here again. We loved it.


We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.  Also, thank you for the info on the hot tub.  We will take care of that.   We have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We hope to see you again soon.
Apr 2018
Loved it
Our group honestly loved everything about the lodge. We would love to come back. We would recommend and return. Thank you!


We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Rapid River Lodge.  It is a great property.    We have over 70 properties for you to choose from, and we give a 10% returning guest discount when you book directly through us.  We hope to see you again soon.
Feb 2018
Quilt Camp!
Twelve of us enjoyed a fabulous time at the Rapid River Lodge! The Lodge is the perfect setting for a quilt retreat. Cozy, yet spacious. The lighting was great. Tables, extra lights, extension cords and power bars were all provided.


We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay for your quilting retreat.  Rapid River Lodge is a great property.  We hope to see you again soon.
Feb 2018
Everything was great. New lighting was great for quilting. Thank you.


Hi Rose, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the light was good for quilting.   When you have a chance, check out all of our 72 properties.  We give returning guests a 10% discount when they book directly through us.  We look forward to working with you in the future!


Jan 2018
As usual everything was very neat and clean. I feel comfortable to say we left the lodge the same . Thank-you for letting us enjoy our night for fellowship. Bill G.

We are so glad we can accommodate your group here at the Rapid River Lodge.  We look forward to your visit next year! 
Delta County Al-Anon-William
Dec 2017
Spectacular lodge!
The Rapid River Lodge is the perfect place to hold a meeting! Our recent board retreat was held there, and everyone loved the lodge. The natural beauty of the location is apparent as you drive up: the river flows past the lawn, and deer were running across the park next door as if one cue. Inside, the lodge is spacious and gorgeous. It could easily accommodate 25 or more participants. It would also be perfect for large family gatherings, as it could sleep 15-20 people with ease. The staff at Fresh Water Vacation Rentals was so nice, and so helpful. A treat to experience that level of customer service! We are so glad we held our board retreat at the Rapid River Lodge. We'll hold our next one there as well!

We are thrilled that you utilized the lodge for your business meeting. It is ideal and inspirational. We will see you next time :)
Julie & Alan
Nov 2017
Great Place for quilting!
We greatly appreciate the cleanliness, improvements, the location and we are looking forward to the lighting improvements, Rose, Bay de Noc Quilters.

We are happy the group enjoyed their stay! We appreciate your positive comments. Let there be Light (more soon)! See you soon!
Bay De Noc Quilters
Oct 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the Rapid River Lodge. The weather was wonderful, we watched a wedding, and the Lodge its self was gorgeous. We were very amazed at all the supplies that were available to us to use. This is a very beautiful place and hoping to return in 5 years to enjoy this beautiful Lodge. Freshwater Vacation Rentals is very accommodating and very easy to make vacation arrangements. Thank you.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! We pride ourselves on meeting the basic kitchen/bath needs. Who wants to go on vacation and have to remember to bring towels :)
We look forward to seeing you in a few years!
Oct 2017
Great place for a group
All kinds of room and great amenities for a group to enjoy a unique location
Sep 2017
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ My family used to own the lodge and even though it was different, the where still many things that stayed the same. It was great to be there again. We actually got married there. It was wonderful.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for returning to Freshwater and the lodge. So cool to host the previous owners! 
Aug 2017
Again in a Heartbeat
The lodge was great we loved it. The only suggestion i can make is the repair of all the sliding doors and several ceiling fans to improve the air flow in the cabin. All in all i would do it again in a heart beat.

Thank you for the suggestions. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. 
Aug 2017
Perfect Place for Prom!
We have a small school, so this location was absolutely perfect for our Junior/Senior prom. We had around 60 kids there, and it looked amazing. The deck overlooking the river only added to the beauty, and all of the kids said it was fabulous.
May 2017
Rapid River Lodge
We rented the Rapid River Lodge Feb. 18 and 18, 2017 and had a great family vacation there. At our kids suggestion, we skipped the Christmas presents and instead spent our money on memories. It was a great suggestion and we plan to do it again. The lodge was large enough for our group of 10 adults and 9 children. We loved the large dining table, the well equipped kitchen and the multitude of bedrooms and bathrooms. We lucked out and enjoyed 50 degree weather on the deck overlooking the burbling river. Kids and adults both enjoyed the outdoor hot tub. The staff was very accommodating, from allowing us early check in, late check out and mailing us items the kids left behind. We look forward to more family memories to be made here.
Mar 2017
Exceeded expectations
I cannot say good enough things about this place. After a long drive from Ohio we so badly wanted to relax in a getaway for a few days. We were refreshed more than we thought possible. The lodge is beautiful, and the surroundings are the same. This place was perfect for our family of 13. No complaints, and we can't wait to make another booking!
Jan 2017
Fantastic, as aways!
First, we enjoy our stay each time we come. NOt only is it clean but we have plenty of room and great internet. This time, myself and fellow scrapboookers were very excited to find lights (12 of them!) for our scrap tables, extention cords, and cord chancellors. The electric multi outlet strips were also a surprise!!!!! WE appreciate you taking such good care of us! See you in March!
Katie (Catherine)
Jan 2017
Beautiful & Relaxing
This was our second stay at the lodge, first was 6 years ago. Our daughter& son-in-law, their neighbors and her parents decided to to vacation at the lodge so we went along. Everybody was able to return this year including 2 more children. Such a peaceful and relaxing place! Weather was awesome and everyone enjoyed the whole experience. Will come again, may make this a yearly experience! We hated leaving yesterday!!!!!
Sep 2016
Stay at the Rapid River Lodge
We enjoyed our stay there very much!! It is a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing lodge. One minor thing would be the lighting, but I understand you are working on that. Breaking the connected string of lights that goes alongside the river side of the building (the seating area and bedroom) would be wonderful if they were separated. Although it did create a lot of laughter at one time. Thank you for your lodge, I'm looking forward to next year already! Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn
May 2016

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