Freshwater Vacation Rentals
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About Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Freshwater Vacation Rentals • Established in 2005 If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes. If you feel like a social vacation where you have neighbors to enjoy the evening fires together, to remote places where you won't see another soul, give us a call and we'll find the right place for you. Our philosophy We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We will be back.
This cabin is everything we wanted. Quiet and the river watching was so relaxing. Loved the easy access to the ATV trails. We will for sure rent this cabin again.
Lou, we love when our guests want to come back again! we are glad that you found
Black Bear Lodge to be quiet and relaxing - the perfect vacation spot. We'll look for you again next year!
Great weekend getaway
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a quick weekend getaway. The property matched the photos and description, very clean with great views. Check in and out was a breeze. We look forward to staying there again!
Amanda, we look forward to having you as our guest again! It's good to hear that Black Bear Lodge worked out well for your getaway weekend. The cabin offers the fishermen, hunters, hikers, golfers, ATVers, snowmobilers, or a small family, a clean, comfortable, affordable place to stay with outdoor activities right outside your door!
Fishing Trip With Grandson
It was a great base camp for our trip. Had everything we needed. Not much in Frederic but everyone we encountered were very friendly. Had a great burger at the Frederic Inn. Grayling is close. We were able to find a nice laundry mat to dry some clothes and an Ace Hardware store. Also visited the Hatchery and fed the trout. Good time!
Kirk, wow, memories are made on trips like yours, and we are so happy that you chose Black Bear Lodge as your base camp. We hope you caught some fish, as fishing on the Au Sable River is supposed to be great. We'd love to host you and your grandson again.
The cottage was fantastic. Easy to find, super clean and property directions/instructions were clear
On short notice we were looking for an affordable and cozy place near Gaylord. This property popped up and fit our wants almost perfectly. It is well suited for 3 (or 4) with a bedroom and a set of bunk beds. The family/living room is great for watching TV or a movie or playing a game. The sunrise is beautiful from the windows in that room as well.
The kitchen is set up to cook with everything you could want situated with a cute eating nook.
This was an excellent rental which I was very pleased with.
Lars, it's great to hear how pleased you are with Black Bear Lodge! The cabin offers the fishermen, hunters, hikers, golfers, ATVers, snowmobilers, or a small family, a clean, comfortable, affordable place to stay with outdoor activities right outside your door! The location offers privacy, yet is only a few miles to Grayling or Gaylord, Michigan. It’s the perfect place to spend a weekend or week.
We had a great time!
Bugs by the water is a common thing, but the rain pushed them indoors! Loved being on the trails and close to some wonderful lakes!
There is so much fun to be had on and around The Au Sable River! So good to hear that you were able to take advantage of it. We apologize for the extra tenants. We do our best to prevent indoor bugs. Unfortunately they are crafty little critters and find their way in when it rains. We are glad to know it didn't stop you from enjoying your stay! We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future!
Great property in a Great location
This is the second time staying at this property and again we were not disappointed. The location is excellent for my family to snowmobile out of and with Gas and food near by we did not have to go far for anything. The view of the river was also amazing in the winter. We hope to be up again soon.
Also, Joan from Freshwater Vacations was a pleasure to work with!
Mark, we love our returning guests, and it gives us great pleasure that you had another excellent stay at Black Bear Lodge. You certainly had good snowmobiling conditions! Winter in Northern Michigan can be so spectacular. We look forward to your next visit.