The perfect woodland escape.


Walk down the hill to the river’s edge or sit in the swing while enjoying the beautiful view from the bluff overlooking the Betsie River. The property boasts nearly 5 acres with 1000' of private Betsie River frontage. Located 30 miles from Traverse City, 20 miles from Frankfort/Lake Michigan, and 10 miles from Beulah/Crystal Lake, this cabin is sure to exceed your expectations for the perfect Up North getaway. Sleeping Bear Dunes (voted as Good Morning America’s most beautiful place in America in 2011) is a quick day trip.

Lodge Rental

The Betsie River Lodge is available to rent for a weekend stay or for an entire month, based on availability.  Minimum two night rentals only please.  The cozy Lodge is nestled on 5 acres with 240 feet of Betsie River frontage.  The winding river, a bonfire pit, and bicycle trails are just a short walk from the house. Please contact us via email ( or by phone 248-417-1079 for custom rates.  Due to seasonal variation and bookings the rates change on a sometimes weekly basis.


  • The Lodge sleeps 12 comfortably, with 1 queen bed, 4 Double Beds and 5 twin beds

  • Three bedrooms

  • Two baths, jetted tub

  • Full kitchen and dining room

  • Heating and Central Air Conditioning, towels & toiletries, washing/drying machines and a gas fire place

  • Wireless internet



Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.  All you have to do is call.


Wildlife is abundant in the spring and fall, and the fishing is great!  Steelhead, salmon and trout are common catches in the Betsie River. Our lodge is a perfect winter destination, located only 4 miles from Crystal Mountain and 1 mile from groomed snowmobile trails, ORV trails and state land. Take pleasure in the numerous activities of the surrounding area or just relax and listen to the river. Here are some suggestions for things to do around town, if you ever get tired of relaxing: Nearby Attractions »