One of a Kind Lodge on 6 Acre Private Lake and 65 acres. Great for Small Groups
- english, Northern Michigan and Learning Southern
About Bob Ekman
Karen and Bob Ekman now of Brentwood, TN designed and built Grass Lake Lodge in 2009. Building this 5,000 SF lodge and 1,000 SF Carriage House was a "labor of love" for both of them. They have three adult children, Kelly, Brad and Kyle and two amazing dogs...Dude and Harley. Karen is an Interior Designer and you will see that throughout the property. Bob is a 36 year veteran of the hospitality and music industries, loves the outdoors and works hard to make Grass Lake Lodge a one of a kind indoor and outdoor experience. Bob & Karen know what is takes to make our Grass Lake Lodge guests happy!
Bob Ekman purchased this Lodge in 2009
Why Bob Ekman chose Big Rapids
Grass Lake Lodge is a hidden gem...a one of a kind lodge loaded with amenities, views and wide open spaces. The views are breathtaking and change every day. Where can one see views of two lakes at the same time? Grass Lake and Townline Lake. Although the Lodge has ample beds, a larger group can expand into our newly added Carriage House. Grass Lake Lodge is a great value for a family, couples, corporate retreats or groups from Ferris State University. You will return again and again!
What makes this Lodge unique
You just cannot go wrong with this Lodge rental experience. You will want to come back again and again. Private Lake plus over 2 miles of your own trails. Great fishing...Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie and Panfish. There is a channel leading to Townline Lake and there is a canoe included. Outdoor bar, two fire pits, horse shoes, basketball hoop, lawn games, pool table, ping pong, shuffle board, darts and putting green. Amazing music system throughout the property including 6 outdoor speakers. Hike, snow shoe or cross country ski on over 2 miles of trails. Bob & Karen recently added the use of The Carriage House with an additional bedroom, kitchen, living and dining area plus a private deck with amazing views of both lakes. If you have over 10 people, it is ideal!
Pool / Spa
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - No more than two and no cats. Owners allergic.No more than two and no cats. Owners allergic.
Max guests: 14 (sleeps up to 12 adults) - Two blow up mattresses available! Very comfy!Two blow up mattresses available! Very comfy!
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Firepits - There are two outdoor wood burning fire pits. Please make sure all fires are fully put out with water before retiring for the evening.
- Please use the packaged chemicals for use in our Spa to help it keep clean and safe for you and your guests. Hot tub clean upon arrival.
- Hunting is not permitted at Grass Lake Lodge.
An absolutely beautiful home and property, our group loved the seclusion the property offered as well as privacy of the lake. The inside had every amenity we could’ve asked for, we are already talking about making a return trip, thanks Bob!
Thanks so much for your kind comments Kevin. We are thrilled that you and your friends had a great time. We look forward to your return to our Grass Lake Lodge in the future. All the best to you!
From the moment I reached out to the owner, to the moment we left, the hosts were incredible, the property exceeded our expectations, and we felt cared for as guests. Bob and Karen go out of their way for their clients, and I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you for the birthday gift, the great fishing, the world class accommodations, and the phenomenal communication. We will be back!
We loved having our amazing folks from Big Rapids enjoy our Grass Lake Lodge. I loved that you and your friends had a great time enjoying your Birthday "trip"! We look forward to your return get-away! All the best to you and your family!
Grass Lake Lodge is the one for family fun!!
Our family has rented a lot of great homes in several states over the past 15 years...I must say Wow, everything about Grass Lake Lodge was top notch! Truly a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. The outdoor spaces were so much fun with fishing, boating, shooting hoops, playing catch in the yard, a hot tub, grill, amazing decks and screen room, outdoor bar, nightly bon fires, hiking trails and more. Then the indoor spaces are even more incredible than what’s shown on the website.
High quality everything makes for an unforgettable experience. Bob was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. The level of detail in the home was unbelievable, and the service excellence every step of the way was the icing on the cake!! It’s clear the owners take great pride in their property. We were very thankful to spend a few days enjoying the wonderful home Bob and Karen have created. Our trip couldn’t have been better. We can’t wait to return someday!! Thanks for helping us make lifelong memories.
Thanks so much for your kind comments Pete. I loved the fishing photos. It was great putting things together for you and your family. We look forward to your return in the near future. All the best!
Would give Grass Lake Lodge 10 Stars if possible
This was our first time using a home rental app and we could not have had a better experience from beginning to end.
My fiancé and I got engaged at Grass Lake Lodge during our stay and couldn’t have picked a better property to celebrate at! Everything about the home and property is beyond 5 stars. We will definitely be planning our next Michigan getaway at Grass Lake Lodge!
Thank you for everything, Bob!
Thanks so much Brandon and a huge congratulations to you and Emily on your engagement. Very cool. My wife Karen and I are thrilled for you both and loved that you had such a great time at our Grass Lake Lodge. We wish you all the best and hope to see you back soon.
This home is without question one of the top rental properties in the entire state of Michigan. If you rent this property be prepared to be blown away from the moment you pull into the driveway. The pictures provided are obviously impressive, but can’t capture the authentic beauty of the property. It’s really quite ridiculous how much this home offers for those that choose to vacation here. Lake, trails, hot tub, boats, fishing, privacy, fire pits, darts, pool table, ping pong, shuffle board, outdoor bar and on and on. It’s ridiculous. After a weeks stay we were all sad to leave.
Thanks for the kind comments Sean. We are thrilled that you and your family has such a great time. We hope to be welcoming you back to Grass Lake Lodge in the near future. Please be safe! All the best!
Big Rapids is home to Ferris State University. This property is perfect for athlete parent / family groups before, during and after games.
It is located an hour North of Grand Rapids and 45 Minutes from Mount Pleasant with a Gambling Casino in Central Western Michigan.
Enjoy collegiate sports, outstanding golf, great fishing in the area, beach on premise.