16 guests
5 bedrooms
11 beds
3 baths
16 guests
5 bedrooms
11 beds
3 baths
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
16 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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5000sf lodge on 20 acres, perfect for a large or multiple family getaway. Private setting with pond, trails and gardens. Located in Kingsley, MI, close to both the Manistee & Boardman Rivers and a short 30 min drive to TC.

The space

Sprawling 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom lodge nestled among the trees on a very private 20 acres. House has a very large floor plan with several living/sleeping areas which helps if you have a large group. The Main Floor consists of a Great Room, Dining room, Kitchen, 2 large Bedrooms(one is handicap accessible), a Bunk room, 2 full bathrooms(one with huge jetted soaking tub, the other (handicap accessible) with zero-entry shower and dry sauna), workout room and laundry. The Chefs kitchen has double ovens, ceramic cook top, butcher block counters, stainless steel appliances and all the necessities. Dining table will easily seat 12 and the breakfast bar/kitchen has seating for 6. The second floor has the Master bedroom, 4th bedroom, a loft area and another full bathroom with double sinks and a steam shower. Outside there are multiple decks with separate lounging areas, a six-person hot tub, and a gas grill. A fire pit area is a few steps off the main deck and large front lawn is a perfect to gather or for lawn games.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire house and property(excluding the basement and one closet) and a 2 car detached garage.

Interaction with guests

Easily reached by phone, text or email for any questions or urgent needs

Other things to note

This rate is for rental of the house only as a vacation getaway. No events allowed.

Wireless Internet

Extra people $35 NZD / night after 8 guests
Cleaning Fee $352 NZD
Security Deposit $1408 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Please treat the house as if it were your own. No smoking allowed inside. Well-mannered dogs(up to 2) are welcome, but please do not let pets on any furniture and do not leave them unattended while away from the house. $25 pet fee/pet/day.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay.
From May 25 - Sep 3, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

8 Reviews

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Emil User Profile
August 2017
Great place, good location. Close to Traverse City. Clean and well maintained property.

Doug User Profile
August 2017
This house worked great for our big family gathering. The house lacked for nothing. Kitchen was well stocked with all sorts of tools, appliances, and cookware. We loved the big table and living room for evening gathering, and the deck was awesome. We enjoyed the big yard for soccer games and liked walking the trails through the woods. The shower upstairs was great, and the massage chair was in high demand. The sofa beds in the loft, not so much and are best reserved for kids. It is out in the sticks, which made it very quiet at night, but a short drive into TC and an easy drive to sleeping bear. Great fishing in the Boardman River only a short drive away. We loved out stay and would return again when we need to house the whole clan.

Claudine User Profile
March 2017
Loved the location, house, amenities. Hosts were great. Fantastic stay. Would definitely return!

Erik User Profile
January 2017
This place was AMAZING! What a beautiful winter retreat for us. The pond was so much fun for the kids to ice skate and play hockey. Close to Traverse City and ice fishing lakes. Deb was always available to help and answer questions. Top notch...we hope to come back next year!

David User Profile
August 2016
House was great plenty of room and very comfortable

Neil User Profile
August 2016
My weekend at the Forest Lodge was awesome. We had 10 guys for a long weekend. Everyone fit comfortably. The space is amazing. The outdoor patio and lawn allowed is to be outside all weekend. Would highly recommend this house for anything who is looking to get away and be one with nature. It was so quiet and peaceful. It was also so easy to get to Traverse City as well which was really nice. Deb is a great host as well. Communication with me was easy. If I ever find myself back in the area, I would definitely call Deb again.

Margarita User Profile
July 2016
We had the most wonderful time at Forest Lodge! With such a large group (16 people total) in one place, we weren't sure how it would all work out, but we were all very comfortable! And the kids had epic games of hide and seek in the house, and capture the flag on the beautiful grounds. The grown ups very much enjoyed grilling on the deck, the hot tub and lots of lounging around. And the proximity to Traverse City was perfect for our day out exploring. Deb was an exceptional host - she went way out of her way to make us happy and comfortable. We loved it!

Kingsley, Michigan, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Deb & Trevor User Profile
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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