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RAPID RIVER LODGE: 2020 OPEN! New luxury hot tub! Sleeps 18+, pet-friendly, Han

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5 bedrooms
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18 guests
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RAPID RIVER LODGE SLEEPS: 18-22 BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 4 RIVERFRONT (Rapid River--adjacent to small waterfalls)  *NEW (2019) LUXURY HOT TUB *HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE *HUNTING/SNOWMOBILING ON PROPERTY *GREAT FOR EXTENDED FAMILY TO BRING RVs OR CAMPERS *GREAT FOR RETREATS, BUSINESS MEETINGS, SCOUTING, FAMILY REUNIONS & VERY SMALL WEDDINGS (60 people or less) Located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest. Connect with nature, relax, and have fun at this historic lodge, known to locals as the Old Dutch Mill. All under one roof, yet your own personal space. With the open floor plan, there is plenty of space to meet your group's needs. Still, if you are just looking for a large hall and will need to move the furniture out of the great room, then perhaps a standard hall would be yo...RAPID RIVER LODGE SLEEPS: 18-22 BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 4 RIVERFRONT (Rapid River--adjacent to small waterfalls)  *NEW (2019) LUXURY HOT TUB *HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE *HUNTING/SNOWMOBILING ON PROPERTY *GREAT FOR EXTENDED FAMILY TO BRING RVs OR CAMPERS *GREAT FOR RETREATS, BUSINESS MEETINGS, SCOUTING, FAMILY REUNIONS & VERY SMALL WEDDINGS (60 people or less) Located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest. Connect with nature, relax, and have fun at this historic lodge, known to locals as the Old Dutch Mill. All under one roof, yet your own personal space. With the open floor plan, there is plenty of space to meet your group's needs. Still, if you are just looking for a large hall and will need to move the furniture out of the great room, then perhaps a standard hall would be your best bet.   The Rapid River Lodge is fabulous place for 18-20 people.  A family vacation, group of friends, corporate event, a retreat, anniversary celebration, a place for your out-of-town wedding guests, a place for your bridal party or a VERY small wedding or family reunion (60 people or less) is wonderful. The space is ideal to rejuvenate and reconnect.  This is a comfortable place where 18 people can gather around a single hand-crafted table or spread out in small groups around 6+ small gathering areas. Children have plenty of room to play. Listen to the Rapid River Falls along the 80' deck. Rustic Decor. High ceilings. Large, open kitchen, plus 2 bar and deck areas. A gorgeous natural wood-burning field stone fireplace warms the sitting area. 1 wood-burning stove. TV/DVD/VCR. Simple bumper pool table, air hockey. Master bedroom overlooks the Rapid River and has a private deck entrance. Large outdoor fire pit along 1/4 mile of secluded river front.   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS GENERAL RAPID RIVER LODGE FAQs Business retreats/events: We do have a pull-down screen hidden in one of the beams in the living room (former dance hall). Also, we do have a projector available, which you can use to project images from your computer.  Just ask and we'll make sure it is available to you upon arrival. Cell phone service: Generally, cell phone service stinks at the Lodge. In our experience, Verizon is the best at the Lodge.  AT&T is nonexistent. Sprint used to be nonexistent as well, though I have heard it has improved. Hence, we provide a free land line phone with unlimited local and long distance service during your stay. Future Dates: We will start working on 2020 reservations in September 2019.  Guests who have currently reserved the weeks have priority. We try out best to accommodate everyone to the best of our ability.  You are welcome to let us know the dates you are interested in, and we'll put you on the list.  Thanks for your patience as we work through the many variables. We thank you for your business. Grocery Stores:  The closest convenience store is just 7 miles south of the Lodge, in the gas station on the corner of US 41 and US 2. The closest full-service grocery store is in Escanaba, about 20 minutes southwest of the Lodge. (Elmers, Wal-Mart, Save-A-Lot).  The closest Whole Foods-type grocery store is 40 miles North of the Lodge in Marquette. It's called the Marquette Food Co-Op.  It's tiny in comparison to a big city Whole Foods, so don't be surprised. Still, you should be able to get the basic, natural foods you'd need. Pets: *Pets are welcome! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $50/per pet. Still, the Lodge is not an ideal place for dogs.  We do not have a fenced yard at the Lodge. There is a road in front of the Lodge (S15 Road) where I've witnessed drivers driving faster than is safe. It is important to me that your pets are safe.  Plus, there is a park next to the Lodge. Our dog used to love to meander over to the park as well. It wasn't a relaxing place for me with a pet. Therefore, I can not recommend dogs at the Lodge. Local Public Pool: Gladstone (about a 15 minute drive- $6/person)  http://www.gladstone.*****/CommunityCenter/municipalpool.php Upper Peninsula Attractions Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: is 60.6 miles away and about 1 hour and 22 minutes. Tahquamenon Falls State Park: is 127 miles away and about 2 hours and 17 minutes. Mackinac Bridge: is 140 miles away and about 2 hours and 32 minutes. *************************************************************************************************************** Weddings:  60 people is the maximum we can allow for a nice experience for everyone. Due to past challenges, we can no longer offer exceptions to this number of people. If the number exceeds 60 people, you will have broken the rental agreement and you will need to leave the property immediately. The Lodge is NOT an empty hall. Therefore, there is furniture and other pieces which made it comfortable for family gatherings.  Yes, back in the day, the Old Dutch Mill was a dance hall similar to VFW halls today. I love the history that the Old Dutch Mill/Rapid River LodgeMore
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Languages spoken:English
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Listed Since:June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

We booked this place because of its size and the size of our family. It was perfect. Twenty people slept comfortably. The dining area seated us all. It was fully furnished with all of the amenities. You can even take you pets for a fee....More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Sightsee795718, VR Owner at RAPID RIVER LODGE: 2020 OPEN! New luxury hot tub! Sleeps 18+, pet-friendly, Han, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

Sounds like some wonderful memories were made this trip with the grandkids and everyone! We love that everyone enjoyed the whole lodge! We love that it's spacious enough, so no one feels like they are stepping on top of one another & there is something...More

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Ceiling Fans
DVD Player
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Microwave
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Toaster
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RAPID RIVER LODGE SLEEPS: 18-22 BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 4 RIVERFRONT (Rapid River--adjacent to small waterfalls)  *NEW (2019) LUXURY HOT TUB *HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE *HUNTING/SNOWMOBILING ON PROPERTY *GREAT FOR EXTENDED FAMILY TO BRING RVs OR CAMPERS *GREAT FOR RETREATS, BUSINESS MEETINGS, SCOUTING, FAMILY REUNIONS & VERY SMALL WEDDINGS (60 people or less) Located on 40 private acres within the Hiawatha National Forest. Connect with nature, relax, and have fun at this historic lodge, known to locals as the Old Dutch Mill. All under one roof, yet your own personal space. With the open floor plan, there is plenty of space to meet your group's needs. Still, if you are just looking for a large hall and will need to move the furniture out of the great room, then perhaps a standard hall would be yo...
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