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!