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Renovated Betsie River Lodge 3bd+Loft/2ba by Crystal Mtn,11Acres & 900' Frontage

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Renovated Betsie River Lodge 3bd+Loft/2ba by Crystal Mtn,11Acres & 900' Frontage

Entire home

Renovated Betsie River Lodge 3bd+Loft/2ba by Crystal Mtn,11Acres & 900' Frontage


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 13

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Thompsonville, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMisty Acres Preserve6 min drive
  • Popular LocationGlovers Lake11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMichigan Legacy Art Park11 min drive
  • AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)62 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 13
Bedroom 1
    2 double beds
    3 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Renovated Betsie River Lodge 3bd+Loft/2ba by Crystal Mtn,11Acres & 900' Frontage

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and furnished patio
Looking for a spacious & completely updated home close to it all, yet set back in a tranquil/quiet spot on the Betsie River with 11 acres and 900' of prime river frontage? Look no further! This rare find will entertain all ages and the river views and sunsets from the house are beyond stunning. Cast a line for a salmon or launch your kayak/canoe/tube on the property. Drive down the road only 3 miles to Crystal Mountain, play golf or swim at the pool. Ski down 58 different slopes or take a day at the resort spa. Once you meander through the driveway pines, you will instantly relax as you approach The River Pine Lodge. This 3 bedroom + loft, 2 full bath & three seasons porch home was completely renovated throughout in 2019 & 2020 with all of the comforts of home.

Crystal Mountain is less than three miles away. Close to Lake Michigan pristine beaches, sand dunes, golf, skiing, bike trails, snowmobile trail heads and all the resort towns close by that the NW Lower Peninsula has to offer.

The home can sleep up to 13 in beds. The fully stocked kitchen has all new appliances and everything you need with room to prepare your meals. Enjoy your meal on the large kitchen table that seats 8-10. In the family room you will find a large comfortable sectional couch to seat many guests and cozy up to the large wood burning fireplace & 65" Smart TV. (Firewood provided) There are also two additional family room chairs to move around. The main level then boasts a nice size bedroom with Queen bed and 50” Smart TV. There is also another main level bunk room that has a Double over Double, a Single over Single and a slide-out Trundle. (Sleeps up to 7) There is a 50” Smart TV as well as adult size PAC-MAN arcade unit with 7 cool games! Bedroom also has many family friendly board games & Nintendo Classic. A nice size full bathroom with shower completes the main floor. A newer Samsung Washer/Dryer is located on main floor as well. (Laundry Soap provided) Upstairs you will find a loft that sleeps two on the new Serta futon. Beyond that is a Master bedroom suite with King bed and its own full bathroom, tub/shower and 55” Smart TV. Want even more space to spread out? Head out into the large 12’x22’ three seasons porch where you can open it up and listen to river/nature or close it during cooler months, turn on the electric fireplace & relax, play board games or reconnect with each other. Plenty of comfortable seating in porch and additional room to hang your fishing rods, waders, skis and other gear.

Unwind and relax in this tranquil, private lodge nestled along the beautiful Betsie. Set on 11 acres, this pristine and newly renovated property offers a spacious open floor plan, surrounded by a variety of trees and 900 ft. of private river frontage. The Betsie River is known for its steelhead and salmon along with trout fishing. Walk the scenic short trail down to the low part of our river frontage where you can easily walk right into the Betsie to fish, play or launch a kayak/canoe/tube. No dock needed and safe for all ages. There is also a sitting area down there to relax and watch the wildlife, plus a 2nd firepit. Not uncommon to see deer, owls, turtles, eagles, wild turkeys, beavers and other wildlife on the property. We even have the property sprayed for mosquitos and ticks from May through September as a courtesy.

The home offers all the comforts of home and plenty of windows to provide natural light and stunning views from any angle. Two large sliders provide easy access to the enormous newly added outside patio & firepit overlooking the river with plenty of seating.

The well-stocked kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, a 12-cup Mr. Coffee maker & Keurig coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot, and all dishware, cookware, pots, pans and utensils for your group.

Head outside and you find a nice open lawn space, huge patio with firepit, patio table and chairs, additional Adirondack seating and cool trail to shallow part of river property frontage. A Weber gas grill is at your disposal as well. Looking for bragging rights? Head over to the shed and get a family or friend game going. We have Bocce Ball, Regulation Corn Hole, Kan Jan, Horseshoes, Washer Toss and other game balls to keep everyone of all ages entertained. Rainy day? We have you covered. The large 12’x22’ three seasons porch provides an additional space to relax and listen to the river. The house also has a large selection of board and card games to reconnect with family/friends plus a Nintendo classic game console and arcade size PAC-MAN. You can also stream your favorite apps on one of the four large Smart TV's. Only three miles from the premier Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa and the Crystal Mountain Market. You can ski, golf, bike, hike, swim or take in one of many outdoor activities. The popular Iron Fish Distillery is 3/4 of a mile from the house and is walkable. The home is situated in an idyllic location, being close to Traverse City, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Beulah, Little River Casino, Crystal Lake, Glen Lake, Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and Lakeshore. Visit nearby wineries, restaurants, shops. Check out a concert at the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts or spend a day on the Betsie Valley Trail, offering 27 miles of hiking/biking/walking by rivers, lakes and through forests and historic towns. So much to do and see, but relaxing at the house may be all that you need!
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to furnished patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and dining tables. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

This Thompsonville property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with video game consoles. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

David Balsam
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Shared/communal pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's games


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker
  • Spices


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games room
  • Video game console
  • Video games
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit
  • Dock
  • Free firewood


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snow sports gear
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Sledging nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 13

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

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About this area


Located in Thompsonville, this holiday home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Michigan and Huron-Manistee National Forest, while Michigan Legacy Art Park and Benzie Area Historical Museum are cultural highlights. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Misty Acres Preserve - 6 min drive
  • Glovers Lake - 11 min drive
  • Michigan Legacy Art Park - 11 min drive
  • Chestnut Hills Golf Course - 16 min drive
  • Arcadia Dunes - 19 min drive


  • The Thistle - 9 min drive
  • Papano's Pizza - 10 min drive
  • Rosie's Country Cafe - 12 min drive
  • Geno's Sports Bar and Grill - 14 min drive
  • Laughing Horse Saloon - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital) - 62 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Great time
The accomodations were great. We prepared quite a bit food and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. Property was beautiful and the house was well appointed with fun decor. There were a number of crushed beer cans in the fire pit by the river which was disappointing (although we didn't have a fire down there) and the trundle bed had some dirt and a candy corn in it. This did not mar our experience, just mentioning it as a point of feedback.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great for a guys getaway
What a treat to wake up with a view of the river, and to watch college football on the big screen. Then to pop over to Iron Fish for a between-games cocktail.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful and clean
Our family had our first VRBO experience here and it was well worth it. We were so happy with the cleanliness and organization of this property. The owners attention to detail was impeccable. Everything worked as expected which was important bc we planned to spend most of our vacation time there. Our kids are already asking when we can go back. Highly recommended. Thank you again!

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful Getaway
Amazing home and property! We had a group of 10 guys who came up to salmon fish and relax. Open pathway directs you straight down to the river. The outdoor bonfire pit was one of the best amenities for our group. David is a great communicator and ensures who have everything you need before and during your trip!

5/5 Excellent

Super Awesome!