How far in advance to have to book?
We advise that you try to make reservations at least 60 days ahead. Though we do take reservations
up to the last minute
Is a deposit required?
There is a deposit required with all reservations –about 1/3 of the total bill.
What time is check in & check out?
Typical check in time is between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm we ask that if you are arriving after 8:00 pm that you call and let us know. We can do early check-in's of up to 1:30 pm with advance notice and if you are arriving late, we can set you up with a self check in.
What restaurants are included with the packages?
Depending on which package you purchase, we offer 39 restaurants
that you can choose from they are:
Amical, Bistro Fou Fou, Blue Tractor, Bubba’s, Dillinger’s Pub, Firefly Restaurant,
Gaijin, Georgina's Taqueria, Harvest, Kilkenny’s Irish Pub, Little Bohemia, Mackinaw Brew, Mamu Lu’s, Minerva’s, Mode’s Bum Steer, North Peak Brewing,Paesano’s Pizza, Pangea’s Pizza Pub, Patisserie Amie & Chez Peres, Poppycock’s,Rare Bird Brew Pub, Red Ginger, Scalawags, Seven Monk’s Tap Room, Slabtown Burgers, Sorellina’s, State Street Grille, The Cooks’ House, The Franklin, The Tap Room Cider House, The Union Tap & Grill, The Workshop Brewing Company,
The Towne Plaza, Union Cantina and U & I Lounge
What type of fish is there in the lake?
Large and Small Mouth Bass, Northern Pike, Bluegill, Sunfish and Crappie
Is a Fishing License Needed?
Yes – there are places to get a license within 3 miles of the facility.
Is there bait available nearby?
Yes there are several places nearby- directions are in the guest book in each room
Is there Fishing equipment available?
We do provide basic equipment- poles, hooks and lures at no charge for guests
How far are we from the major attractions?
Downtown Traverse City - 15 minutes * Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes 35 minutes * Turtle Creek Casino – 35 minutes * Vineyards- 35 minutes
Are there boats available?
Yes, complimentary use of the kayaks, canoes and rowboats for registered guests. Life jackets are
provided as well.
I like parts of two different packages-can I combine them ?
Absolutely- we will customize any package – if we don’t have something you want in a package- ask –
we might be able to accommodate you.
Are sheets and towels provided?
All accommodations come with full linens and the Pines Nature Suite and the Anglers Nook come
with cooking and serving dishes/utensils
Are there Grocery stores nearby?
There are two within 3 miles
Are there Restaurants nearby?
There are 6 within 5 miles of the property as well we are only 15 minutes from downtown Traverse City
which is one of the top 10 Foodie towns in America!
Do Weekly rentals have to start on a certain day?
No – weekly rentals are 7 nights from your date of arrival- no specific start dates.
Is there a Swimming beach?
Not at the property, but there are beaches within 5 miles of the facility
Is there a Boat launch available?
Yes –there is a launch on the other side of the lake and then you can tie up at the lodge's dock.
Are there barbecue grills available?
Yes, the Pines Nature Suite and the Angler's Nook have gas grills and the main lodge has a charcoal grill - we provide all the grilling utensils.
Is there a minimum night stay required?
Only on weekends from Mid June to Labor Day – we do make some exceptions to this for some
events. Call if you have a special request.
What is served for Breakfast?
All accommodations come with a full made to order breakfast served from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. We
offer a large selection – click here for a sample menu. We do have options for Gluten free as well.
and room service is complimentary.
Are there hiking and biking trails nearby?
Yes, we are surrounded by 6000 acres of the Pere Marquette State Forest that has miles of marked
trails for both.
How close are we to the snowmobile trails?
We are four miles to the snowmobile trails and you can get there without traveling down US 31.
Is there WI-FI Available?
Yes, we have complimentary WI-FI for all guests.