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Best Bear Lodge & Campground

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Destination BBL for Adventure, Recreation & Hospitality. Enjoy Direct Access to the most popular ORV trails, Snowmobile & ATV Trails in Irons Michigan. Our affordable climate controlled 3 or 4 bed studio suites include fully equipped kitchens, dish satellite TV, full size bathroom, daily housekeeping and many other amenities to make your stay one of comfort and economy. The RV Park features spacious 40 ft by 80 ft pull through sites with full hookups with electric, water, and other amenities. The campground offers both primitive and electric sites. Looking for cheap rates? Enjoy your stay in our new four seasons climate controlled camping cabin, sleeps 4 and includes dish TV with over 200 channels, a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dining table and chairs. Located in the middle of 10 acres of natural beauty, we offer you peace and quiet and a pristine getaway. While staying with us enjoy the Manistee National Forest, trails, hunting, fishing and downhill & cross country skiing. You'll know that you've found that perfect hideaway when you visit us at Best Bear Lodge & Campground, located in Irons, Michigan, serving all of Lake County Michigan and the surrounding areas. Leave your troubles behind and strike out for adventure by calling us for rates and reservations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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10642 N Merrillville Rd, Irons, MI 49644-8623
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Blacker Airport23 mi
Traverse City Airport43 mi
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Exactly what we were liking for. After a backcountry trip we needed a place for the night, by chance found this campground with cabins. The grounds may be a bit rustic but the owners and the amenities are top notch and very affordable. The cabin was clean, well stocked, and
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We weren't sure where to stay while in Michigan, so chose this place due to the cost, kitchenette and proximity to activities. It was clean and quiet; about a half hour from Lake Michigan, a little over an hour from Sleeping Bear, and a half hour from Cadillac. This is a good
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We needed a place sleep close to where a friends funeral was being held. We also really wanted to cook breakfast as a family and have some family time. What a delight to meet owners Matt and Carrie. Our cabin was extremely clean and had all the amenities that we needed. I loved
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We stayed in the Over Yonder Cabin (my husband and our dog) for 2 nights and loved it! You have the luxury of a fully sized kitchen and full bath with everything you need with an outdoor space for campfires. Carrie is very welcoming and even came by mid-stay to see if there was
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A friend and I were hoping to visit a nearby fishing cabin near Irons he had gone to as a child. That cabin had an outhouse and was pretty primitive. Best Bear Lodge had one cabin that was simple - with a nearby "Out Toilet". Great memories rekindled! The green Christmas tree
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Over Yonder Cabin
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Enjoy a comfortable suite
Each Room has a Kitchen
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Luxury Cabin with Led TV and over 200 Channels
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Bathroom with luxury Shower
Can you rent four wheelers?
At this time we are not renting atv's however we do work closely with another resort that does. Thank you, Matt
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We are located 8 miles from Loon Lake. Sand lake is 6 miles away with a beautiful beach
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I can't answer the question. We were first time visitors and wanted to spend time on the Pere Marquete River. Try calling the owners. THey are really helpful.
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Hi Jane, Do to allergies and the fact it is almost impossible to keep cats off the beds & furniture, we don't allow them at this time. If you can guarantee that they will not get on the furniture or the beds we will allow them. Excessive hair is hard to get out of blankets and this is why. Thank you, Matt Bearup
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"Pretty good restaurants within 15 - 20 minutes. Ask Carrie."
"There's a type of room here for everyone."
"All rooms are soundproofed and have new cookware, stoves, and refrigerators. there is not a bad room in the place."
"Anywhere on site is great"
"all the rooms have 3 Beds"
$84 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Irons Motel
United StatesMichiganIrons
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