Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids

Grass Lake Lodge from a Drone - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Signature Shot from Across Grass Lake - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
New 2024 Look at Dusk - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Drone Shot from Above - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Morning at Grass Lake - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Drone sunset shot from Townline Lake to Grass Lake & The Lodge - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Night Shot at Grass Lake Lodge - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Front Entrance - Welcome! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Ideal for multi-generational families. - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Great Room and view of Grass Lake and outdoor area from loft - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Says it all! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Aerial photo of Grass Lake Lodge, Grass Lake, 40 of 65 acres and Townline Lake - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Pete scored a nice Bass! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Big Northern Pike too!  Way to go Tim! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Monster Northern Pike by one of our repeat guests - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Fall King Salmon fishing on the nearby Pere Marquette River - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Grass Lake Tavern lake views - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
From Above the Dock - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Upper Fire Pit near Grass Lake Tavern with Lake Views!  New Double Adirondacks.  - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
One of Two Firepits - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Upper fire pit with great music - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
One of two fire pits! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Relax or fish on the dock - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
The Dock - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Wine on the Dock - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Relaxing on the Dock! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Incredible views...even from the hot tub! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Grass Lake Tavern Outdoor Bar with Views of the Lakes - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Grass Lake Tavern Outdoor Bar - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
New Hot Tub! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
“Chief Stogie” welcomes you and your guests at the front door. - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Great Room from The Loft...New Rug in Fall of 2021! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Gourmet Kitchen with Plenty of Space to Gather - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Wolfe Range - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Dining Table off Great Room & Kitchen - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Private Chef Experience Dinner.  Guests love it and you take the night off! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Relax by the gas fireplace.  Photo of Bob’s family from the Upper Peninsula 1908 - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Massive Gas Fireplace with 23' High Ceilings in Great Room - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Bob's Family from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...Grandpa on Top! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Screened in Porch off Great Room - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
"Tree Branch" Art Designed by Owner Bob Ekman.  Near the Front Door!  Light it Up! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Main Floor Powder Room Near Entrance Door - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Peter Lik art in the Great Room.  Find the snow! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Gourmet Kitchen Signs - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Not a better spot to grill out...great views of lakes and right off the kitchen! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Master Bedroom - Comfortable King Bed - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Lake views and private deck from the Master Bedroom - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
New King Bed in Upper Bedroom (Previously Queen) - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Upper Bedroom with Two Full and One Twin...ideal for kids! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
The Loft with a Queen Pull-Out Couch - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Massive Game Room with Pool Table, Ping Pong, Shuffle Board, NEW whiskey barrel video game, putting, TV area and kitchenette - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Game Room with new PIng Pong table, Shuffle Board and a Pool Table.  Great music too! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Lower level bathroom...Lodge themed - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Over 2 miles of groomed and marked trails! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Trails Signs So You Won't Get Lost - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Abundant wildlife at Grass Lake Lodge - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Grass Lake Lodge is Dog Friendly! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Our Buddy Dude on the Beach - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Our fake "loving" swans keep the geese away! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Canoeing in a great past time at Grass Lake Lodge.  Canoe to Townline Lake. - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Complimentary Kayaks - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Complimentary Fishing Boat, 2 Kayaks, Paddle Boat and Paddleboard - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Guests love our dock...for fishing or just plain relaxing! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Fall at Grass Lake Lodge.  Photo taken from adjacent Towneline Lake. - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Carriage House Queen Bedroom.  Large closet, dresser and desk. - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Carriage House Kitchen and Dining Area - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Carriage House - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Carriage House Queen Bedroom - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Carriage House Kitchen - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Carriage House Living Room with Great Views of Two Lakes - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Ducks on the pond! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Dusk with a great 12-volt lighting system! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Private Owner Wine Cellar but fun to look at! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Winter is the best at Grass Lake - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Grass Lake Lodge decorates for Christmas! - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids
Christmas at Grass Lake Lodge. - Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids

Grass Lake Lodge - Big Rapids, MI - Big Rapids

Waterfront on 65 Amazing Acres and a Private 6 Acre Lake-Grass Lake Lodge
14 Guests · 6 Bedrooms · 4.5 Bathrooms · Cabin · Entire place · 5000 Sqft
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Max of 2 dogs and no cats due to Owner allergies.
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One-of-a-kind 5,000 SF 3BR, 3 1/2 BA, cedar-sided Lodge on private 6 acre Grass Lake. Plus 1,000 SF 1 BR, 1 BA adjacent Carriage House available for extra charge.

The Lodge are #1 on Michigan’s “Only in Your State” for properties that provide a discount for longer stays. Check out this link.

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/michigan/discount-vacation-rentals-mi/

5 of 5 reviews over the past two+ years! We love our guests and they love us!

On your own 6-acre private Grass Lake. Amazing views of two lakes! 65 amazing acres with over 2+ miles of private hiking/snow shoeing/cross country skiing trails. Great fishing (Lake is stocked) loaded with Bass, Crappie, Northern Pike and Panfish with dock and use of low-tech fishing boat with trolling motoe availabel to rent. Plus a paddle boat, paddle board, canoe and two new kayaks...all included. Large Master Bedroom with King Bed, heated floors in bathroom and private deck, upper level large Bedroom with new King Bed and third with three comfortable beds...two Full and One Twin. Two other pull-out couches. Two blow up mattress beds just in case. Lodge can sleep 12 comfortably depending upon make-up of group and up to 14 with adjacent Carriage House. Gourmet kitchen, dining and family room with incredible sound system throughout the house and outdoors. Music system is played through an Apple products only. Wifi throughout. Screened-in porch and dining deck with new table with10 chairs with grill overlooking both lakes. Indoor and Outdoor bars. "Game Room" with pool table, new ping pong, shuffleboard, putting green, sound system, TV, kitchenette and comfortable seating area. Two fire pit areas with outdoor music. New hot tub! Outdoor games include basketball net, horseshoes, new corn hole and many other fun games. Garage parking for two cars. Dogs allowed with approval from owner (no cats as owners are allergic).

Adjacent Carriage House of 1,000 SF 1 BR plus Pull-Out Couch, Kitchen, Dining Room and living plus spectacular views of two lakes from private deck. Included with Grass Lake Lodge only when requested for an additional $175 to $225 per night plus $95 cleaning per stay. We now have Wifi available in the Carriage House as well. Request and we will communicate how we handle this additional booking. Carriage House is NOT booked with others while Lodge is rented. Thank you.

Perfect for families, friends, corporate retreats, reunions, couples and Ferris State University groups. For families whose kids are learning from home, this can be your second home with Wifi for the kids and parents who may also need to work or learn from "home". Since we have limited data for each month, we ask that our guests refrain from streaming movies and gaming.

Grass Lake Lodge’s housekeepers clean and disinfect after each stay to a very high level.

Book now for 2023 as dates are filling up fast. Check out our website as well www.grasslakelodge.com.

Grass Lake Lodge is offering "GLL Extras" for 2023! This includes on-premises massages, private chef experiences, bartender services, grocery and/or beverage pick-up, delivery and placement, S'mores packages, firewood bundles, Specialty Jams by Carolyn and electric trolling motor rental. Please ask for "GLL Extras".

Baby gear such as cribs, car seats, strollers, toys and more can be rented through BabyQuip as seen on Shark Tank. Please use this link to see what is available.
https://www.babyquip.com/holly279?a=238d667

5 of 5 VRBO and Airbnb Reviews for over two years! Read them on those websites.

Thank you! We look forward to creating amazing memories as we have for so many families and friends.

Sleeping Configuration

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Main Floor Master Suite
1 king bed
Master with great bath, closet, laundry room & private deck
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Upper-Level Lakeside
1 king bed
New King! Amazing views of two lakes and beach.
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Upper Level - Multiple Beds
2 double beds, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Great for kids and groups...plus 2 pull-out couches
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Carriage House - Adjacent for Extra Charge
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
This is our Carriage House at an extra charge
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2 Blow-Up Beds
2 double beds
Amazing views of two lakes and beach from Upper Level BR
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Carriage House (extra) Living Room
1 sofa bed
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Game Room
1 sofa bed
Pool Table, Shuffle Board and Ping Pong Table
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Upper Level Loft
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

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IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
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Shared spaces

IconShared Hottub
All areas are private to the guests at Grass Lake Lodge.

Nearby activities

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Suitability

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Child friendly
Yes...and we do offer BabyQuips for baby and toddler rental items like high chairs, strollers, cribs, toys, etc.
Children's books and toys
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No events allowed
Wd do not allow parties over the number of people sleeping at The Lodge without approval of ownership.
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No smoking allowed
No smoking please. Outdoors OK.
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Parking Included
Two car garage for guests plus numerous other outdoor spaces.

Meet The Host

Bob
Owner
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Bob & Karen Ekman own Grass Lake Lodge in Big Rapids, MI and Clearwater Shores on Smith Lake, AL. Bob has been in the hospitality industry for over 40 years including Marriott, IHG and others. He has been an entrepreneur as well with start ups like MAH Hospitality, Country Music Fantasy Camp and was the Operating Partner at Fontanel and the Deadwood Mountain Grand after retiring from IHG in 2015. Karen is an interior designer for upscale and our properties.
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IconMember since: November 2022
IconSpeaks: English
IconResponse rate: 100%
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Scenic views

Stunning every-changing views of two lakes including the 6 acre private lake.
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Location

Enjoy 65 acres with a 6 acre private lake. 7 minutes to Big Rapids and Ferris State University
Beachfront
Waterfront
Woods

Getting around

Travel by car only to Grass Lake Lodge in Big Rapids, MI. Plenty of parking for up to 14 guests. Commercially fly into Grand Rapids, MI and then a one hour drive. There is a private Robin-Hoode Airport in Big Rapids less than ten minutes away.
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Policies and Rules

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Check In: 4PM - 12AM
Primary contact will receive full Guest Information including "GLL Extras" at least a week prior to arrival which will include the door code(s). Please ask if you would like to receive this information sooner.
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Check Out: 11AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 25
25 or older for majority of guests
Maximum occupancy: 14
Up to 14 people when including the Carriage House...which has an additional Queen Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen/Dining/Living Room with a Sleeper Sofa
House Rules
No parties of over the number of people sleeping at Grass Lake Lodge unless approved by Owner, Bob Ekman.
No children in the hot tub under 8 years of age at any time.
Payment Policy
Payment via Venmo @Robert-Ekman or Zelle 6302404747 or via check to Robert Ekman, 712 Edmondson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027.
Refundable Damage Deposit
We do require the purchase of damage insurance in the amount of $59 per stay plus tax.
Cancellation Policy
100% Refund if cancelled 60 days our from date of arrival, 50% if cancelled 30 days from date of arrival and not refund inside of 30 days out from date of arrival.