Love the pristine beauty of the north woods and the comfort of the lodge.
Published Aug 12, 2018
| stayed in 7/2018
Beautiful house and property. We spend a lot of time in this area ATVing on the trail system and know this area well. We brought the wives, so decided to up the ante and stay in a nice house. We're well traveled and I can tell you the house is impressive and the property is pristine! The owner was easy to deal with and the property manager very nice.
Pro's: The photo's don't seem to show the house over overlooks the large pond, which is amazing. The owner really should see if they can get a drone photography shot of the main property with the lake. We caught some trout in lake and cooked them right on the wrap around deck that night! Bonus: The house also had satellite TV, so one evening while grilling we got to watch the Stanley Cup Playoff's.
You will see wildlife! I literally saw a bald eagle swoop down and grab a fish while drinking my morning coffee!
Dislikes: There really isn't any Con's, but these would be a couple of preference dislikes. The beds in the 2nd upstairs bedroom were extremely high from the ground, they were a little weird to sleep on. Lot's of taxidermy around the house "like every room"
Overall: This would be a great property for 2 families with kids or 3 couples. We went with 3 couples and we will definitely be returning! This house is a winner!
Published Jun 23, 2018
| stayed in 5/2018
Amazing house and location. We ice fished the pond and caught panfish and trout. Jeep a few for a meal rest we released. You will not be disappointed in this house.
Published Jan 17, 2018
| stayed in 12/2017
We stay at the lodge a couple times a year and absolutely love it! We come with my family and sometimes the kids bring friends because there’s plenty of room. My husband also has a men’s group come up once a year. They enjoy shooting and fishing and hiking. We also enjoy those things and just the peace and quiet. There is a lot of wildlife to see and hear. The lodge is so welcoming and Joe and Rachel are very helpful if you have any questions. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to just relax and getaway from the city life!
Published Dec 8, 2017
| stayed in 11/2017
We were so happy to be at this beautiful property for the weekend. It had plenty of beds for all of us, and they were very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we could possibly have needed. It was so nice to use your paddle boat and canoe on your lake, the kids loved it! Thanks for sharing.
Published Sep 28, 2017
| stayed in 9/2017
You honestly do not need to bring anything to this lodge except your clothes and food/drink! Everything is provided and I mean everything! All kitchens supplies, crockpot, pots and pans, seasonings/spices, all dishes and glasses and bakeware. All bathroom supplies like towels, bath wash, shampoo/conditioner. Super comfy beds. So many comfy chairs and couches! Multiple outdoor eating table/chairs, plus indoor dining table. There is a fit pit with plenty of wood to burn and marshmellow forks provided. Outdoor games like bocce ball & croquet. There is a paddle boat, canoe and row boat. A pier to fish off of. Walking trails all over the place! The caretakers are close by if you need anything. Rachel took us by ATV to the bear stand and baited for bear. We saw a mama bear with 2 cubs! If it rains there are board games, cards, Uno, checkers, tic tac toe, books and a pool table. There is so much room to spread out should you need a break from your family/friends ☺ this cabin has everything, and if it isn't there, then you don't need it!! There was not one thing I went to look for that I didn't find.
We had a death in the family where some people could not make the trip and Rick worked with us to refund the difference. He was super kind and wonderful to work with during the entire process as this was our first VRBO rental. We will definitely be going back as this is the perfect cabin. If you cant relax here, you cant relax any where!
Published Aug 19, 2017
| stayed in 8/2017
Everyone had a great time. Perfect place for our family vacation
Published Jul 28, 2017
| stayed in 7/2017
This is our 4th time here to SBL (Sleeping Bear Lodge). If you want a vacation with peace and nature then this is your destination. Your are on 400+ acres of private land with miles of well manicured trails for ATV or Snowmobiling and even hiking. 2 shooting ranges, one for long guns and one for handguns. A private lake with jon boat, 2 person kayak, canoe, and a paddle boat!
Fishing on the lake is amazing! We caught 9 rainbow trout , 3 perch, and countless large pan fish. Woke up to turkeys out in the open area (hint, if you have a wireless speaker go to youtube and find turkey call video and play it loud off of the deck and we kept the turkey around for awhile to watch them).
The house/cabin/lodge what ever you want to call it is very large and not at all your typical rental property. It is stocked with most everything you need and is clean like your own home. No bugs, no dust, just clean and perfect! Our family has rented well over 20+ homes across the country and we dont even look for another one in Wisconsin when coming here.
Rick the owner is super easy to work with and always accommodating. Joe and Rachel the caretakers of the property and home are also the best people to have if you need them for anything. Joe meets you when you arrive and gives you the full info on the property and knowledge of the area and wildlife. Then you wont see him or anyone again until you leave. But they are only right on the main road if you need them for anything.
Overall your dealing with good people here and not some management company. Beautiful clean home and the most amazing views and serenity you can ask for.
Published Jul 3, 2017
| stayed in 6/2017
We spent a long weekend at Sleeping Bear Lodge in early March to enjoy the Snowboarding and Skiing at nearby Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain. My three kids loved the cabin and the pool table made for some competitive family fun. The view from the windows are fantastic and the seclusion is second to none.
We will be Back!!
Published Mar 21, 2017
| stayed in 3/2017