Dear Mark, We wanted t…
We wanted to find a special way to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and wanted it to be with our family. Our son, Mike, looked on the internet and found several possibilities. Edgetts Lodge seemed to be the perfect answer. There was enough room there for us and our 4 kids and their spouses and our 8 grandkids. There seemed to be lots of things to do at the lodge and in the area. We are so happy for our time at your beautiful vacation home for the beauty, peace, and tranquility. We picked the hottest week of the summer but were very comfortable with the air conditioning. We ate most of our meals there with everyone helping with the cooking in the great kitchen that was so well equipped and outside at the fantastic grill. We found plenty to do at the lodge: kayaking, and fishing on the Pine River, relaxing, talking, playing cards on the beautiful card tables, and putting puzzles together. The area also had plenty to offer–golfing, swimming, go-carting, and tennis. The store in Bristol proved very helpful for little things we needed too. We appreciated Doug being so available and stopping in. He knew the area so well and answered any questions about the lodge. We want to thank you for all the fond memories we have of our special time at Edgetts Lodge.
Sincerely, Burt and Mary Hooker
Burt and Mary Hooker
This is such an unbelievable…
This is such an unbelievable piece of property. It was perfect! Plenty of room, great kitchen with everything you need to cook for large numbers of people. Beautiful views, clean bathrooms and house, comfortable beds, lots of hot water, comfortable couches, great fireplaces and fire pits. Doug and Mark are great- so welcoming and helpful. I can’t think of a single thing that I would change about it. We can’t wait to go back!!!!
We are a group of friends…
We are a group of friends who have been getting together each year for the past 35 years. We represent six families and we are always looking for a place that can accommodate us. Edgetts Lodge was perfect. There was room for all of us. It was very comfortable, a beautiful view from every window. Mark made us feel very welcome and we hope to return.
Our 4 sons and their families…
Our 4 sons and their families along with ourselves had a great time. It even snowed for us. It was fantastic. The kids had a ball. Everything we needed was supplied and the view is beautiful as well as the cabin. Thank you very much
I almost don’t want to give…
I almost don’t want to give any good feedback and keep this place a secret but my mother taught me not to be selfish. Edgetts Lodge is absolutely perfect. We had 19 adults in the house and never felt cramped. It is absolutely breathtaking and I will leave it at that. If you like the outdoors and appreciate architecture and construction don’t hesitate to stay. Thank you again Mark for a wonderful family vacation. I WILL see you next year.
This is the second-time o…
This is the second time our high school youth group has stayed at Edgetts Lodge – and once again, our stay was awesome! Our kids love the accommodations – Mark is extremely easy and personable to work with and I HIGHLY recommend this place to others who are looking for that perfect spot to house a large group. We will be returning! Thanks Mark for the wonderful experience! Blessings to you and your family!
Hello Mark, This was the …
Hello Mark. This was the 4th annual Birthday trip for mom’s 80th birthday. It is hard to find somewhere with enough room for 21 people. My sister-in-law found your lodge and it was perfect. You have a really great place Thank you and we all had a great time. Maybe we’ll be there for the 5th annual 80th party.
This was the first retreat I put together…
This was the first retreat I put together for my employees and their families. Edgetts Lodge was a perfect setting to leave the office at home and just relax in the woods. The lodge itself was nothing short of custom luxury, with plenty of room to host, dine and just be lazy. The kids had so much to choose from that it allowed the adults just to unwind and enjoy the weekend. Big thanks, we hope to return!
SCRAPBOOKERS BEWARE!!! A …
SCRAPBOOKERS BEWARE!!! A weekend at Edgetts Lodge will release an EXTREME amount of creativity and fun. Upon returning to reality, you may suffer from constant distraction as you begin to plot your return……
What a beautiful and relaxing weekend…
What a beautiful and relaxing scrapbooking weekend. We spent our girlfriend’s birthday here. Some of us scrapped and some relaxed. Not only is this a beautiful place to scrap the food is great also. I am looking so forward to another weekend of scrapping. Thanks Mark!
Awesome fails to describe…
Awesome fails to describe our weekend at Edgetts Lodge. Our group (12-16 guys) gets together for a golf outing every year. Mark graciously set us up in the Lodge on short notice as our plans for a trip further north fell through. The Lodge was great, and Cadillac golfing was great (and cheap). The Lodge was so impressive, none of us wanted to leave to play golf…… We are already planning next year’s trip and a few of us are going to set up a weekend this fall to just hang out. Thanks again for an awesome trip and we all look forward to staying at Edgetts on our next outing.
Lodge get away
We had a wonderful weekend at the secluded all handcrafted wooded lodge. Surrounded with quiet and wild life and a beautiful winding river flowing right out the windows. This roomy, special lodge has a great local build history to share as well. Would highly recommend it to others.
Wonderful Lodge, Great Vacation
We had an AMAZING stay at Edgetts Lodge. What a lovely lodge, lots of room for our large family AND lots to do there too! Loved sitting in front of the fire at night playing board games, or just talking. The closet filled with toys was an unexpected surprise for my grandchildren! Mark was wonderful and accommodating during our planning phase and during our stay. It is obvious that he cares about the lodge AND about the guests. We found the lodge to be very clean, very well maintained inside and outside. The view of the river, which was at flood level, was truly beautiful.
Doug was so much help to us, a wealth of information. We can’t wait to return! (And you were right Mark, who needs TV!)
It’s a True Beauty!
The Family Reunion was a wonderful time at the Lodge – because the Lodge was so gorgeous! Mark, you have a great place here in the woods. My family cannot wait until we come again – and we will come again. Doug and the girls were wonderful assets, helpful, funny, and had the little ones just a touch spooked – and that’s a good thing… The pictures on the site made me excited to see the lodge in person and no one was disappointed. All week long, we just kept finding that little thing that no one had noticed yet – we laughed and kept looking for something else to surprise us. The Ted Nugent Wall was my personal favorite. With 32 guests including a baby and a 90 yr. old, we all slept in quiet bedrooms on comfortable beds (and that’s hard to find). We loved your roomy, well stocked kitchen and relaxed in the river or on the deck catching up with the all the family. We all felt that we have ‘spoiled ourselves’ this time in your lodge and want to thank you and Doug for a wonderful time.
The Cusick Family
Perfect! You gotta stay here!!
bring the family and the food…. everything else is here. superb weekend. peaceful.
the river was outstanding…the kayaks were fun…
the lodge is absolutely everything and more than described…. if you leave here disappointed, then you can never be satisfied…stay home!
thank you for sharing your dream, Mark….we loved it!
Beautiful Lodge – great customer service
We had a wonderful time on Labor Day weekend. We were very impressed with the lodge. The owners were great – excellent communication, answered any questions we may have had when reserving our dates, and called to make sure we were satisfied when we arrived. The lodge was very clean and exceeded our expectations!
WOW WOW WOW!!!! We will be back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow Mark, what a spectacular home you have!! It is so beautiful, warm and homey. We had four families with LOT’S of kid’s and this was a perfect space for all of us. You can tell that there was a lot of love put into this lodge!! I didn’t feel like I was renting but rather staying at a good friend’s bonus home 🙂 I was so impressed that the house was stocked with EVERYTHING!!! We had forgotten to bring sugar for our coffee in the morning but there it was in the pantry!! You even had supplies for contacts if someone had forgotten theirs! I have been one of those people who has forgotten their cleaner, solution and storage for my contact’s before. I really appreciate all the little thoughtful details you provided for me as well as for your other guest. I just can’t say enough I guess 🙂
Thank you for being so personable and down to earth Mark. You have by far the best communication and bedside manner of anyone I have ever rented from. Thanks for calling and checking up on us during our stay. The skiing was a blast and EVERYONE is talking about our next winter ski trip at Edgetts Lodge!!!!
Perfect place to get away from it all
There were 18 of us that spent the weekend at Edgetts, and although we planned on going skiing, we ended up staying in the Lodge the whole weekend (with some hiking mixed in there). The place is huge, and everyone had their own bed or couch. Every detail is considered, from the antler chandeliers to the rustic themed toilet paper holders. Couldn’t ask for a better place to just relax and enjoy time with friends and family. We all agreed that we’d love to come back again next year!
Meets and surpasses all expectation
This was the second year our group has met at the lodge. Both times have been exceptional. Clean and comfortable. Beautifully furnished in a beautiful environment. From board games to kayaking, it is all there. The only things you need bring in are your clothes and food. Though modern communications are available, it is recommended to just unplug and enjoy yourself.
Jon / Craig A
We celebrated my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary at the lodge. We are already talking about making a return visit to this wonderful place. We created some precious family memories in this beautiful home. Breathtaking really is the perfect description, not to mention spacious, immaculate and cozy. We enjoyed having bonfires, watching the “Dogman” legend, playing ping pong, and just sitting by the fire in the beautiful living room overlooking the Pine River. It really exceeded our expectations. Doug was wonderful showing us the lodge and bringing us firewood. Mark, I really appreciate your quick response for recommended places to eat and phoning us over the weekend to make sure our stay was going well. Thanks for sharing this magnificent place with us. We had an amazing time.
Michigan Christmas 2015
For the FIRST TIME EVER our family was all together on Christmas; and what a Christmas it was! 4 generations under one roof for a week: ages 66 to 10 months.
The lodge is so well furnished we were in want of nothing. Games and toys, beds for the babies (be sure to ask about baby furnishings, I didn’t and we took lots of things that were already there). The kitchen has every pan or tool you will need.
Close enough to Cadillac for an afternoon at the movies or ice skating and close enough to Caberfae for a day of skiing. Yet far enough out for us to have the privacy and tranquility of this special place. There was not enough snow while we were there for snowmobiling but it was on our list.
The caretaker, Doug was a delight and always available if we had a question or request.
We would love to come back again. Thank you Mark for making you magical home available for us.
Perfect for people of all ages!
This was our 6th year back and we intend to return for a 7th. This lodge is perfect for a high school youth getaway to ski or not to ski. It’s relaxing, inviting, spacious and beautiful. We had our largest group ever and everyone was comfortable.
The new adult chaperones who have never been there before LOVED it and were impressed at the size, the view, and accommodations. I recommend this lodge to everyone I talk to looking for a place to get away to for family reunions or with friends just to vacation. Mark has always been attentive and Doug, the caretaker up there, is only a phone call away. There is always wood for the fireplace or bonfire pit which we used for the first time this year!
I have never been disappointed with my stay here. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for some where peaceful yet close enough to hub-bub for stuff to do.
Perfect in every way!!
From the moment we walked into Edgetts Lodge, we knew we had found a special place. We hosted fifteen people for a special birthday celebration. The home was warm, inviting, clean, very well stocked, and architecturally beautiful. The view of the river was spectacular in winter. No one wanted to leave. It was the perfect location to participate in snowmobiling on the miles of trails surrounding Cadillac. Mark was easy to communicate with and his caretaker checked on us to make sure everything was going smoothly. It was a wonderful weekend. I would highly recommend this beautiful getaway.
Magnificent views from a well-built luxury home!
As a four-time returnee to Edgetts Lodge, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place! The layout of the Lodge is lovely. One walks into a gorgeous entry that flows right into a magnificent great room with floor to ceiling windows, overlooking the Pine River. The wide-open kitchen allows many people to work all at once. The dining area is also designed for a large group. The bedrooms are spacious and there are plenty of bathrooms with tons of hot water and bath towels.
We vacation at Edgetts Lodge yearly with a group of other professionals and our tween age kids from Ann Arbor, MI. and it has now become a tradition for us. We take advantage of Caberfae Peaks for skiing and snowboarding during the day, make dinner together in the wide-open kitchen in the evenings, and then sit by the 2 indoor fireplaces or put together puzzles in the great room. The kids love to play ping pong, foosball, and cards in the finished basement. This year we even ventured out at dark and made a fire by the riverside fire pit and roasted s’mores.
Mark has been a very kind owner and he even allowed us to arrival a day early and leave late this year. He is very responsive to us and our communication with him is always instant. As always, we felt cared for during our stay and we have already booked next year!
This is our fifth time at Edgetts Lodge, and each time the experience exceeds our expectations. From the great staff, wonderful pre-trip communication to the beauty of the winter-scape – this is a northern Michigan paradise! Plenty to do in the area for recreation, or for those who go in the winter – plenty to do if you just want to stay cozied up indoors. The best compliment I can give it is – it will make you feel as though you are at home. Thanks Mark, Doug and Julie – we will see you again!
Another perfect stay
After our eighth stay at Edgetts Lodge I am running out of things to say and words to describe this amazing place and the atmosphere of peace, beauty and wonder! I had a smaller group this year of 23 high school teens but still the place was perfect! Laughter flowed from the loft as the teens laughed and played games. The fire roared all weekend long filling the place with warmth. Mark is an amazing owner and Doug, the caretaker, is only a phone call away. I recommend Edgetts Lodge to anyone looking for a place to get away with family and friends. It’s large enough to sleep and accommodate many people, spacious enough for everyone to have their own space, yet somehow cozy enough to feel quiet and intimate. It was another great weekend and already I am looking forward to next year’s visit. Thank you Mark!!
Our family had a great time at the lodge. Very comfortable sitting areas for the family to spread out and relax. Wonderful view of the Pine River. The toy/game closet was a big hit with both kids and adults. The only issue was that family members over 6 foot didn’t fit on the full-side beds.
Magical landscaping in the winter with the river and snow. Log cabin is comfy cozy for relaxation and enjoying family time by the fire place. I’ve been fortunate to stay twice and it’s a favorite on my list!!!!
Everybody wants to come back
What started as a quick getaway for the guys turned into a family vacation as it became apparent the house could sleep so many. There were no pictures of the bedrooms, so I was unsure that it could actually sleep 25. When we got to Edgetts Lodge, everyone was wowed by the house and the surroundings. It very comfortably slept 20 of us with no one sleeping on a couch or floor, and there were beds to spare. What is normally a cold time of year ended up being between 70° and 75° F, allowing us to go fishing and hiking with everyone. The little boys loved the house and the property. Just their enjoyment alone made the trip wonderful. Thank you, Mark for building such an incredible home and allowing us to use it!
Great time great place
We enjoyed our stay at Edgetts Lodge, its location in the pines, clean inside that is warm and inviting and nice caretakers made for a wonderful time.
This place was excellent!!!! Just beautiful.
We do a girl’s weekend every year in Sept of about 20 to 24 women (GW Nipsters). We travel to different homes within Michigan. We decided to stay at Edgetts lodge this year and it was an excellent choice. The lodge is very spacious and clean. Kitchen stocked with anything you need to cook. The caretaker Doug is really nice. Checked on us every now and then. Actually, we got to meet Mark the owner! Super nice person to talk with. Told us a few great stories about the lodge which we all loved. Couldn’t ask for a better get away. Thank you again Mark and Doug for making our stay so fantastic!!! Amazing!
Our family was totally impressed by the comfort and spaciousness of this lodge. It had all the conveniences we hoped for and was the perfect choice for our group of 14. There was room to spare. We enjoyed the big kitchen, impressive great room, and the privacy of the 5 bedrooms. It provided more that we could have imagined. Plus, the view was spectacular. Amazing!
Perfect place for a large group Up North!
The lodge is beautiful! It met our needs perfectly and exceeded our expectations. The owner is incredibly helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. There is not one thing negative to say about the place or our experience – everything was perfect! Edgetts lodge is an amazing house on beautiful property.
A perfect place to stay with a beautiful setting.
We just completed our 12th men’s retreat thru Grace Baptist Church and we couldn’t have asked the Lord to bless us any greater than he did. The beautiful log cabin and the property on which it is located is ideal for a time to get away from it all and enjoy the blessings of the Lord. Mark, the owner is very hospitable and has a personality as such to make his guests feel welcome and comfortable. Mark and his ground keeper are available 24/7 in case there’s anything you need. We had 16 men stay in the cabin and it was very comfortable for all of them to enjoy their stay. This was the second year that we stayed at the cabin and we have already booked it for next year. The men said they feel at home and comfortable with staying at EDGETTS lodge. The sacrifice that it takes to stay at this cabin is well worth it.
Thank you again Mark for making your cabin available for others to enjoy such a beautiful place. Pastor Bob
Out of this world! I host a 16-man golf tournament. We will never leave the lodge!
This place is absolutely beautiful! Great owner! Your mouth hangs open when you walk in. 16-man golf tournament held here…you don’t see 4-5 guys at a time the place is so roomy. Ridiculously nice!
Beautiful home with a beautiful view!
We rented this beautiful house with a family group of 20 people. There was plenty of space for everyone to sleep. It was really neat to see everyone’s faces as they came through the doorway! They all had the same reaction…”OH MY GOD, THIS IS JUST BEAUTIFUL.” The home owner, Mark and the caretaker Doug take very good care of their guests! They checked in with us on a regular basis to see if we needed anything and to answer any questions we might have. The place was extremely clean and well maintained. Very relaxing and cozy, spent a lot of time around the outdoor fire pit. We WILL be back!
Up North Retreat
Just spent a week at the lodge. Both the lodge and setting are spectacular! Fly fishing and kayaking right out the back door was awesome. A true getaway.
Great time at the Cabin!
We had the whole extended family up for the week and the cabin lodge was absolutely perfect. It was clean & comfortable with plenty of room and felt like home right away. In all the fun chaos it was easy to cook meals in the kitchen and outside grill area. The views are magnificent and there is nothing more peaceful than waking up and having your first coffee and tea on the outdoor patio watching & listening to the river and wildlife. When we came back from kayaking on the beautiful Pine River there was plenty of room on the expansive patios to hang gear to dry and hit the river for fun the next day. There was also plenty of bathrooms and hot water for showers to clean up. One day it rained all day, so all we had to do is throw another log on the fire and play games, talk, drink, eat, and dance and just relax. No problem, because there is so much room in the lodge! We had a great time and plan to come back next year to do it all over again!
Wonderful and beautiful lodge.
My family of 20 very much enjoyed our stay at Edgetts Lodge. There was plenty of space for my large family. We enjoyed the kayaks on site while also spending lots of time outside in the spacious yard. Slightly disappointed in the fishing, but I feel this was very much seasonal and did not stop us from having a great time. Would recommend to others.
This is a one-of-a-kind property. The lodge itself is unique – meticulously designed and built with native timber from the surrounding forest, then decorated with a wide array of taxidermy specimens, Indian arrowheads in the mortar of the stone fireplace, old coins in the poker table, old photographs embedded in the acrylic bar top, and totally up-north themed furnishings. God’s grandeur is best experienced outside, but you can see it from inside, as you are perched aloft a high spot on the bend of the river with huge windows and balconies. Trophy fish are available on-site, if you have the persistence to sit at the edge of the yard and wait for them to bite. Kayaks are provided. They can be launched from the yard and trailered back to the property. Special memories are made here.
A very special place
My husband and I stayed at Edgetts Lodge with my children and grandchildren. We all had a wonderful time. Great family bonding in a beautiful fun location.
Teresa and Scott P.
Perfect weekend getaway
Amazing lodge! made for a great guys weekend. We will likely be returning!
Gorgeous Lodging tucked away in nature
The lodge is absolutely stunning and offers all the amenities you could need. I continued to be in awe of the attention to detail around the lodge and just how comfortable it was for our group. We were a yoga group and so each morning we loved going down by the river and practicing yoga. The property is absolutely gorgeous and really tucked away in nature. We enjoyed how serene it was and we used the fire pit every night to share stories and sing around the fire. I have stayed at many properties around Michigan and this was by far the most luxurious, most private, and most inspiring place I have stayed! Mark was in constant contact throughout the weekend and the caretaker Doug was also very helpful. We hope to come back next Spring for another weekend getaway! Thank you so much!
The Lodge and the property are beautiful!!!
We have been renting cabins and lodges for our girl’s ski weekends for almost 30 years. This is our favorite!
Another great weekend, 7th in a row
This was my 7th year in a row I have rented the Lodge for a high school Winter Weekend Getaway. This year proved to be just as awesome, comfortable, fun and perfect! The lodge provides a place for us to be together for group games, cooking and eating all in one place. With guitar and song filling the atmosphere in one room, a card game going on around the kitchen table, a roaring fire in the fire place and ping pong going on in the basement, the whole Lodge was filled with memory making moments for everyone there.
The setting is warm, welcoming and inviting and I just absolutely love it! If you are looking for a getaway with friends and/or family I HIGHLY recommend this Lodge. Mark, the owner, is so easy to work with and is attentive to your needs. Doug, who takes care of the Lodge and is local to the area, is readily available for anything you might need be it suggestions for something to do or if something needs tending to in the Lodge he is a phone call away. Every year I walk in the front door, I immediately feel relaxed as I look right out the floor to ceiling windows in front of me to the great outdoors! The pictures on the website of the Lodge and surrounds look as gorgeous as the place is for real. Check it out! You won’t be disappointed.
We found the lodge to be clean and comfy. The views of the Pine river are even better in person. If you need to entertain the troops, or get away from it all, I highly recommend. The owner and manager were easy to work with too!
Gorgeous – Clean – Stunning – Peaceful
Thanksgiving 2016, we had many options to go up north and pick a nice secluded, clean place. However, were so glad that we chose Edgetts Lodge, as it was PERFECT.
We were about 10 total people (2 families) and it was plenty of room for all of us and more. We prepared great Thanksgiving dinner, enjoyed the amazing fireplace, the scenery, the quietness and everything there.
Spotless clean, VERY roomy, gorgeous (WOW!!!) and lots of fun for our kids (and adults) with the games and the game room. The river view is magnificent.
The deer came right up to the river bank and it was amazing sight and you can see them from the living room overlooking the river banks.
The owner was excellent, kind and very informative with all the details prior to arrival. We highly recommend it and we will be staying there again.
Luxury in the middle of rustic- Perfect!
We recently stayed here for a long weekend with our entire family of 16. This was a beautiful place in the middle of nature. There was more than enough room to spread out with plenty of privacy yet great gathering space on all 3 floors. The inside was so well appointed. We had a family Thanksgiving meal and there was a well-equipped kitchen to make a large meal for many. The surroundings are peaceful and quiet. 2 campfire pits with seating, room for yard games and areas to walk all made for a great time outside. The beds were all so comfortable, plenty of blankets and plenty of bathrooms and hot water. This place has it all to make for an enjoyable stay. Doug, the caretaker checked on us daily to take the trash and see if we had any questions or needs. I would recommend this for any group seeking a great getaway. It perfectly houses a large group without feeling crowded. We WILL be back. Thank you Mark for sharing your beautiful space.
A big, beautiful place on the Pine
We recently had an annual reunion consisting of 6 families, including 4 kids under 7, and had a great time.
Quiet and scenic, it’s hard to go back to wherever you came from. Great place to hike, kayak, fish or just sit.
Well maintained and equipped. The owner and caretaker are helpful and responsive.
Perfect for our Work Retreat
We just returned home from Edgetts Lodge yesterday and are already missing the place! Our 9-person tech company just spent 4 memorable days on the property and exploring the surrounding areas. For starters, the inside of the place is immaculate with a cozy lodge like setting, fireplaces, a kitchen with cast iron cooking supplies and much more. With 3 different levels, there were plenty of places for us to hang out and chat or enjoy the scenery. The living room is particularly spectacular with its sweeping views of the Pine River and the surrounding forest. The beds were comfortable, bathrooms were plentiful and surrounding decks gave you plenty of places to sit outside and relax. The grounds themselves were perfect, with fire pits down by the river and up near the house, you could enjoy a bonfire regardless of the season. The special treat that topped it off was both the kayaks that allowed you to jump right into the river and the nearby hiking trails that explored another section of the Pine River. Thanks Edgetts Lodge for a memorable experience.
GREAT CABIN FOR A GREAT TIME
Just got back from our Men’s retreat for Grace Baptist church. What a beautiful cabin and the setting was just perfect to accomplish the purpose for which we went. We had 14 men and with us a man from Trinidad who had never been up north and never seen a house built from trees. He was amazed.
The cabin is very spacious and has plenty of accommodations for a large group. It is well equipped and furnished with everything you need to be comfortable and to be able to relax and enjoy.
The property is very nice with the combination of woods and the Pine river running through it. Very quiet.
Mark, the owner, is very accommodating and very good to work with. His two caretakers are very helpful during your stay. They could answer our questions and when we had a need they could tell us where to go for supplies.
If you are looking for a place for a large family or group and want to enjoy the beauty of the cabin and the property this is the place. I highly recommend this cabin to you.
Great place for a large group
Have used this facility several years for our annual outing. The lodge has a great up north ambience and comfortably sleeps our 16 guests. It has fishing on adjoining Pine river and a fire pit for outdoor relaxing. Full kitchen facility allows us to prepare our own meals which saves us cost of eating out a lot. Just a great place for our group.
This place is amazing. Everything you could ask for and more. Caretaker is always available if you have any questions and the atmosphere is perfect. We have used it 3 years in a row and never had any issues. I would recommend this lodge to everyone.
My golf group will never leave this place!
Our 3rd season here. The greatest place we have found. Owners is great, lodge is out of this world. Hats off to Effects Lodge!
We have been renting properties up North as a family for 10+ years. This was by far the best property we have rented. The place was very clean, well equipped, centrally located and just a beautiful property. The owner and caretaker were also extremely nice and accommodating.
Our group ranged in ages from 2-62 and there was something for everyone: Games, puzzles, horseshoes, ping pong, foosball, fishing, Bon fires and kayaking. The 5 bedrooms allowed ample room and beds for everyone and there was also plenty of communal living space. The lodge is also very sound proof – a bonus if you have small children.
The home is located in the woods and is very peaceful. The views over the river are gorgeous and the stars at night are spectacular. We would highly recommend this property to any large group.
If I could give it 20 stars I would. What an outstanding peaceful fun lodge! Our family stayed for a week. No words or pictures can justify this lodge. We were in awe when we walked in. No need to bring much besides your personal belongings and your food. Sitting out on the deck in the morning listening to the river is so peaceful. We had so much fun kayaking, swimming, fishing and bonfires every night. There’s a spot my 2.5-year-old grandson could get in the river and just splash around and have fun. Mark even has a closet full of toys and games for the kids. Fantastic time. Didn’t want to leave. We will be repeat guests every year now and cannot wait till next year. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Kelly and Karl D.
Nature and beauty with all the comforts of home
This place and the surrounding acreage is breathtakingly beautiful! The gorgeous flora and fauna and tall majestic pines along with the river are the perfect setting for a North woods vacation and or get away. The lodge has it all– beautiful great room with fireplace, upstairs loft that is huge with TV, computer access, comfortable bedrooms, wonderful bathrooms with plenty of hot water, and the kitchen is top notch with everything you need for all kinds of cuisine to feed the masses. Kid friendly too with so many great games and toys on the property– in the special closet— our family has enjoyed this property more than once and will keep coming back again and again
As professionally and beautifully as this Lodge is presented on the website, the pictures do not do this “mecca” proper justice. The experience was wonderful. You have yourself a real gem here! The amenities were top-notch, it felt like we were guests at a highly rated hotel. However, the authenticity of the cabin as well as the surrounding nature made us feel as if we were a million miles from our day-to-day lives. Everyone who walked through the front doors did so with their mouths open in amazement. Mark was a complete professional, accommodating, he even called during the weekend to make sure the cabin was up to our standards. Doug was always available, and a nicer man you won’t find. I told Mark before the weekend that if all goes well, he will have some repeat business. Now I say this with full confidence. Mark, you will have repeat business! Thank you!
Anyone looking for a log cabin or “Up-North” experience with all the amenities will not be disappointed. The “feel” is magical! Our family has spent 2 Christmases here. It has room to accommodate (we fit 18 comfortably!) A well-stocked kitchen, and activities galore. You can curl up with a book in front of the fire place or be adventurous and go sledding, cross country skiing, or take in some nearby downhill slopes. The owner and the caretaker go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant experience. They are available at any time to answer questions or address any needs. I’ve recommended the place to several friends and family members…and would love to come back in the summer to give kayaking and canoeing a try!
Thanks Mark for sharing this beautiful place!
It has been said that “you can’t go back”, but our second annual family Christmas at Edgetts Lodge proved that such is not the case, as this year’s celebration was every bit as special, spiritual, and magical as the first. Cross-country skiing, sledding, and playing in the snow at the river’s edge with our children and grandchildren along with brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren, is the “essence of life”! The atmosphere and pristine setting of Edgetts Lodge certainly expresses the beauty of the northern Michigan experience. The owner, Mark Slavsky, has not missed a thing in supplying all the necessary amenities, from a kitchen equipped for gourmet cooking, to games for small children and adults. Furthermore, Mark takes a special personal interest to ensure his guest’s enjoyment, from the booking of the reservation to a telephone call to make sure that all the guests are comfortable and everything needed is available. Thanks Mark for another wonderful family celebration which will fill the scrapbooks of the mind as well as those captured in photograph and video.
I am a pastor at a church here in Michigan and we have taken 3 trips up to the cabin for spiritual retreats. The cabin is a perfect setup for groups from the room/ bed situation, to having space to gather the whole group, to the large kitchen for meal prep, not even mentioning the peace and “get away from it all” feeling you have when you’re there. Mark has also put an exquisite amount of detail into the construction and feel of the cabin.
I actually carry around business cards in my wallet for the lodge in case I’m in a conversation with someone looking for a great getaway, that’s how much I enjoy it.
Simply put – Amazing! Our eight days at the Lodge were exactly what we needed. The stay exceeded our expectations. Having both our families together at the lodge (28 or so in total) and allowing them to feel comfortable and at home was perfect. Doug, the caretaker/helper/local historian/”Dogman” storyteller, was a huge help. I could write on and on about how nice it was.
Mark, Beth and I would like to thank you again for making our gathering of two families everything we wanted and more. Our travel weary family members, who came all the way from South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and California thank you as well. Oh, and the Kids absolutely loved the trail/hay ride that Doug took them on. They even saw a Bobcat. Pretty amazing! We hope to visit again.
Our stay at Edgetts Lodge can only be rated: The Best! Our entire family (19 in all) were able to be there at least part of the week. Every one of them enjoyed the Lodge, the scenery, the river kayaking, the trails. and wished the week wasn’t over. It was such a peaceful, quiet area to enjoy. The weather was great. The Lodge is beautiful, roomy, and furnished and supplied abundantly. The caretaker and you Mark were always available and making sure we were comfortable and enjoying our stay. Thanks again. Edgetts Lodge helped to make great memories for our family!
After our stay at Edgetts Lodge last year, we wanted to do it again and so glad we did. It was really a super vacation! What a wonderful comfortable setting for us to get our family together. Jim’s parents came from Florida and we even got the newlywedded nephew and wife to come over from Illinois. We’re already looking forward to bringing the twin grandbabies next summer.
I never seem to get tired of just looking out the windows. Loved the tall pine trees, wild turkeys were fun to watch; I even saw a doe and fawn one morning. The longer voyage we took down the river via kayak was amazing and Denny caught a fish. Edgetts Lodge is truly a place in our hearts now.
What a lovely way to spend a few days ups north! This was our second stay at Edgetts and can’t wait to do it again. The setting enticed family members from Illinois and Florida to want to return which they did. Loved seeing the wild turkeys and the doe with fawn Saturday at breakfast time! We did the longer kayak voyage this time and that was outstanding. You certainly have a lovely corner of Michigan captured at Edgetts. Thanks again for one of our summer highlights.
Our combined family of 17 really enjoyed the lodge and the kayaks. It is exceptionally clean.
The Ludington city beach and the State park are not too far if you want a traditional white sand beach and dunes.
Stayed at Edgetts with customers in order to fly fish the local rivers. The lodge is beautifully positioned on a sweeping bend of the Pine River which can be fished from shore or waded. The Pere Marquette flies only section is only a 30-minute ride from the lodge. Great setting for spending quality time with customers. The bedrooms slept 15 very comfortably and will easily sleep more. The kitchen and deck grill were great for steak dinners after fishing all day. I would highly recommend this lodge for a corporate function whether it included fishing or not. It is a beautiful log cabin lodge providing a very comfortable setting in order to relax and converse.
Our stay at the Lodge was wonderful. My parents had a memorable 55th Anniversary Party, with all 6 of their children, their spouses and all of the grandchildren, 16 in all. The lodge is magnificent, beautiful and so comfortable. We enjoyed the trip, even though it was rainy (but only at night!) The windows added some great lightning viewing. We were amazed at how completely the cabin was stocked – even with extra sweatshirts! Doug was great too. Thanks again.
Thank you for letting us staying at your wonderful lodge. What a wonderful experience we had this last Memorial Weekend!
My family and friends loved it so very much. Everyone had a great time and everybody agreed that that was one of the best vacations that we have ever had.
We love the fact that you are very flexible with everything, very generous and very helpful. The lodge, the view, the care taker, the owner, the activities, everything about Edgetts Lodge is FANTABULOUS!!!!
The kids cried cos they didn’t wanna leave…. and even until now… the adults still talking about how we miss to be at the kitchen in the morning and chit chat and having some coffee out in the deck…. or just looking at the river from the living room HUGE windows….
The are no words available that I know of to properly describe this lodge and the grounds around it. Peaceful, beautiful, and those don’t even start! Mark, Thank you for making this happen for us. We really needed it! Off to get the Big Buffalo!
It’s hard to express in words the feeling when we entered the lodge upon our arrival – it was every bit as magical as we had hoped it would be. Our son-in-law and daughter had arrived before us and they were enjoying Doug’s welcome and his wonderful review of the lodge’s amenities and history. We rent a home/ lodge every year for our family Christmas celebration; this year’s will be etched in everyone’s mind as the most memorable. We especially appreciated Doug’s “hayride” through the woods on Saturday afternoon and with the freshly falling snow, it indeed was something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Our family holiday celebration was as perfect as we could have hoped; our sincere thanks! We also would like to extend our thanks to Mark for his congeniality and his genuine good wishes along with his telephone follow-up to ensure our complete enjoyment during our stay; it is obvious that there are some very special memories and a family legacy with respect to this property; we felt the “spiritual” connection and certainly appreciate and understand his family’s love and attachment to this special place. Again, our sincere thanks!
Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at your lodge for our golf outing. The river, the view and the overall beauty is what brings people back to Northern Michigan in my opinion.
We had numerous golf courses to choose from and the courses were within 20-25 minutes from us, so we didn’t have to venture far. Thanks again for letting us stay there and we’ll see if the guys are up for coming again next year. -Jeff Matlock