A true full-log cabin with loft, large covered porch, and private beach!
About Paul Hillman
We live 55 miles from the lodge. We built it because we enjoy entertaining large groups, and have frequently had church groups or friends up for weekends. We’ve had as many as 42 people overnight, with 20 adults on beds and 22 children on air mattresses or in sleeping bags on the floor. We also have room outdoors for people who prefer to pitch small tents.
Paul Hillman purchased this Lodge in 2002
Why Paul Hillman chose Big Rapids
If you are looking for a real log home with a calming, rustic feel, this is the place! You can actually feel the tension melt away the moment you set foot on the 10-foot wide wraparound porch, and plop down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake, or in the porch swing. The lodge is perfect for company and church retreats, family reunions, etc. Some friends even think it would be a great place to hold a small wedding. Big Rapids isn’t actually “big” – and that’s part of the charm, too. But it’s big enough – near Ferris State University and small-town shopping.
What makes this Lodge unique
Our private dock and pontoon boat facilitate your fishermen's yen to get out on the water. The deep porch lets you get outdoors and remain comfortable, even when it’s raining. We have ping-pong and foosball tables in the walkout basement and a great hockey game for teens and kids of all ages. The fire ring down near the lake is a perfect gathering place for your throng to enjoy some special time together (with marshmallows!) at night, and benches easily seat 16-20 people. Firewood is provided as part of your rental.
Children allowed - Kids love the loft! Sandy beach for the kids Kids love the loft! Sandy beach for the kids
Pets allowed - Well trained pet(s) are accepted.Well trained pet(s) are accepted.
Parties/events allowed - No loud parties after 11 p.m.No loud parties after 11 p.m.
No smoking - Only at the end of the 150' drivewayOnly at the end of the 150' driveway
Max guests: 24 (sleeps up to 24 adults) - Maximum achieved via air mattressesMaximum achieved via air mattresses
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Non-family groups need adults over 25 present Non-family groups need adults over 25 present
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 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.
Wonderful time at a truly great lodge
We had a great time, as we always do at Loon Lake Lodge It was a little cold and rather rainy but that just added to the time we could spend playing games and enjoying each other company.
The Loon Lake Lodge was an amazing stay. The property was full of activities on the water and inside the cabin. The cabin had something for everyone to enjoy and enough room inside to comfortably house all our guests. Whether you want to relax and enjoy a secluded stay or a large family weekend the Loon Lake Lodge will accommodate all your needs.
Beautiful place to stay. All was as listed. Had a great time!
Great Lake Experience
The cabin was great - a good place for having fun and gathering together. Wonderful big deck, which we spent a lot of time on. Great for a big family get-together. Kayaks and paddle boards both got lots of use.
Loon Lake Lodge Vacation
Our family vacations together every summer. This year we stayed at Paul & Carol's Loon Lake Lodge. Our kids said it was the best vacation yet! (Last year we had a great beach house on Tybee Island so this is saying a lot!) Loon Lake Lodge is beautiful and surrounded by God's beautiful handiwork!
This is a private lodge away from it all, perfect for a large family, small company or church retreat, or any reunion. No neighbors within sight of the cabin. The 80-acre, all-sports lake is great for fishing, tubing, swimming, and relaxing.