The Lodge House

Newly Built 7-BR, 7.5-BA Lakefront Oasis

The Lodge House Features:
  • Serene, Quiet, Lakefront Setting
  • 7 Bedrooms - 7 Queen Beds + 3 Bunkbeds
  • Kitchen Features Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Great Room has 19-Foot Ceiling, Gas Fireplace
  • Dining Table Seats 14
  • 50-inch Plasma TV w/ Home Theatre System
    -- In Media Room on Lower Level
  • Entire Interior Finished in Knotty Pine Planking
    -- Hence the "Lodge House" name
  • 47 Private Wooded, Rolling Acres with Trails
  • 7 Full Baths - One for Each Bedroom
  • Super Comfy Seating in Great & Media Rooms
  • Wall of Windows Overlooks Stone Lake
  • Breakfast Bar Seats 6
  • 550 sq ft Game Room with Pool Table, Pingpong table, and Foosball table
  • 50-inch Plasma TV w/ Home Theater System -- in Great Room on Main Level.
For rates, availability and more details please click on the "Rates and Availability" link to the full rental listing on VRBO.com (Vacation Rental By Owner)

"I have had the wonderful experience of making family memories at the "Lodge House" in Cassopolis Michigan. Our family enjoyed making meals together both inside and out..."
"Thank you Ted and Brenda!! Such a beautiful place to spend a week!! Our weather was perfect ... the house and the property was so safe for ALL of our little ones! "
. "My family of 14 had a wonderful week at this house. The home was very clean, the owners are very nice people - very responsive, the locals were very helpful..."
"I rented the Lodge House for a surprise 40th birthday getaway for my husband. The layout was perfect for our group of 12. We had plenty of room..."
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Lakefront Lodge House is sited close to the water along the undeveloped southwestern shore of Stone Lake - it's the quietest, most serene section of Stone Lake.
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In-progress shot of recently completed upper level Attached Guest Quarters (AGQ) and ground floor Gathering-Game Room. The optional AGQ adds 2 more BRs, 2 more BAs, and a private 9 x 24 deck with great views of Stone Lake, the huge 29 x 30 playset, and the trailhead that leads into the private wooded 47-acre nature preserve. The 550 sq ft Gathering-Game Room is a great big fun space - especially in the evening and on rainy days.
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View of Stone Lake from the private deck of the Attached Guest Quarters (AGQ).
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In this view looking south from the deck of the AGQ one can see a trail starting into the 47 acres of woods; also visible is part of the playset that is nestled in the shade along the treeline.
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The brand new 550 sq ft Gathering-Game Room includes a pool table, foosball table, folding ping pong table and an extra 27 cu ft stainless steel fridge to keep a week's worth of beverages nice and cold.
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The corner Bistro tables and barstools in the Gathering-Game Room are a great place to hang out while shooting pool, playing cards, a board game -- or just hanging out.
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The Gathering-Game Room has seating for 19 with its 5 leather sofas and leather barstools. With plenty of open floor space Guests may re-arrange the furniture to suit their own preferences.
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The Lodge House has a private dock & secluded sandy beach about 75-feet long. With no seawall and a gentle slope from beach to water, it's perfect for little ones to wade into the water and splash around, play in the sand.
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Main Level has an Accessible MBR with 3-foot x 5-foot roll-in shower, the Kitchen opens to the Great Room with its soaring 19-foot high ceiling and wall of windows overlooking Stone Lake. The Great Room features a 14-person dining table and intimate sofa grouping for 8 arranged in front of the gas fireplace and 50-inch Plasma TV & Home Theatre with DirectTV channel selection. It's a great indoor place for the adults to gather.
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Upper Level has 2 cozy and cute BRs each with a Queen bed plus bunk beds. The Upper Level also has 2 small FBAs with snug shower stalls.
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Lower Level accessed from Main Level via a 4-foot-wide staircase with a Stannah Model 420 Power Chairlift. The Lower Level features a 2nd Accessible MBR with Queen Bed and 3-foot x 5-foot roll-in shower, a 3rd MBR Suite with a Queen Bed, plus a cool Media Room featuring a 50-inch Plasma TV & Home Theatre - and a Wii gaming console with 4 Controllers and Sports Package & Super Mario games. It's a fun place for the kids to hang out when it's time to come inside. A Wet Bar and mini-fridge completes this level, which opens to the covered Patio measuring 36-feet x 12-feet overlooking Stone Lake with a family-fun Ping Pong Table!
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The Great Room features a 19-foot high ceiling, a dining table for 14 and cozy seating for eight in front of the gas fireplace and 50-inch Plasma TV & Home Theatre with DirectTV channel selection. It's a great indoor gathering place for the adults.
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The Great Room sofa arrangement as seen from the Upper Level overlook.
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The Kitchen features a suite of stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, plenty of elbow room for the cooks, and a 9-foot peninsula breakfast bar perfect for the kids. Not pictured is the wall-hinged accessible food prep table so that a wheelchair user has knee room.
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Dining table in Great Room expands to seat 14 (16 in a pinch); extra folding chairs provided.
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Here's the Stannah Model 420 Power Chairlift positioned at the Lower Level. A 2nd handrail was installed after photo taken.
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The Lower Level Media Room has two comfy sofas and an over-size upholstered chair.
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The Lower Level Media Room features a 50-inch Plasma TV & Home Theatre - plus a Wii gaming console, 4 Controllers and Sports Package & Super Mario games. It's a fun place for the kids to hang out when it's time to come inside. A Wet Bar and mini-fridge completes this space, which opens to the 12 x 36 accessible Covered Patio with a family-fun Ping Pong Table. Just 25-feet from the water, the Patio has great views of Stone Lake.
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Lower Level accessible BR... this shot does not capture the floor space on the other side of the Queen bed which provides maneuvering room for a wheelchair user. In daylight this BR has incredible lake views out of the large picture window (9-foot W x 6-foot H!).
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Lower Level 3-foot x 5-foot roll-in shower connected to the accessible MBR Suite. The Main Level accessible MBR Suite also has a 3 x 5 roll-in shower (without a built-in bench).
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Vanity in the Lower Level accessible BR. In this same bathroom there is another sink with an open bottom for knee room for a wheelchair user, plus grab bars at the toilet in the private water closet. The Main Level accessible MBR has a nearly identical bathroom layout with standard vanity plus a wall-mount sink for knee room (and grab bars at the toilet in the private water closet).
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Lower Level 2nd MBR Suite with Queen bed has cozy seating area with two upholstered chairs with great views of Stone Lake outside the large picture window (9-foot W x 6-foot H!).
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Another view of the 2nd MBR Suite in the Lower Level with connecting FBA.
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Here's the bathroom connected to the Lower Level 2nd MBR Suite.
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Queen bed in the rear BR on the Upper Level with corner of Twin Bunk Beds.
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Another view of rear BR on Upper Level. Window faces 47 acres of woods with trails; door on left is to cozy bathroom with snug shower stall.
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Shot of the snug shower stalls in the 2 Upper Level bathrooms.
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Lakeside BR on Upper Level has comfy upholstered chair perfect for a quiet respite with A good book. It has perhaps the best view of Stone Lake's north shore with the Village of Cassopolis in the distance.
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Another shot of the lakeside BR on Upper Level; across from the Bunk Bed is a Queen bed. The two Upper Level BRs can each comfortably accommodate an adult couple, or 4 children with their own FBAs, Queen bed plus Twin Bunkbed.
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The lakeside Upper Level BR uses a FBA across the hall that features his and her vanities.
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Here's the Upper Level overlook to the Great Room below. For additional "kid-safety" the handrail is extra high.
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View of the 4-feet wide staircases to the Upper and Lower Levels. Note the Power Chairlift at the top of the staircase to the Lower Level.
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The Stannah Model 420 Power Chairlift swivels from this "descend" position 90 degrees to face the user to allow a safe transfer onto the seat. It then swivels to the position shown, and the user simply pushes and holds a button to take the chair smoothly down the rail where it gently stops automatically at the bottom (seatbelt use encouraged, but not required). The Chairlift can also be brought up or down using wall-mounted remotes found at the top and bottom of the stairs.
 
PLEASE NOTE: At the Lower Level is a provided UltraLight Freedom Transport Wheelchair by Medline so that one's primary wheelchair can be left on the Main Level.
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Upper Level overlook as seen from the Great Room.
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Wall of windows in Great Room allows natural light to pour in - and provides for great views of Stone Lake's peaceful beauty.
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Winter time view from the Main Level Deck looking west.
 
*** PLEASE NOTE: The next 4 photos are in sequence to capture the panoramic view of Stone Lake from the Main Level Deck.
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Multiple 60-inch ceiling fans over the Main Level Deck serve two purposes: 1) Provide a cool gentle breeze for added comfort; 2) Keep airborne insects at bay as they can't hover in a breeze - these industrial ceiling fans are rated at over 9,000 cfm on the highest of their multiple speeds!
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Guests enjoying one of our Pontoon Boats on Stone Lake. It really opens up a whole new world to be able to get out on the lake - the little ones just love playing "captain" steering the boat -- and it makes for a great mobile swimming platform. Sunsets are glorious and it's so peaceful to be out in the middle of Stone Lake and just slowly drift and watch the waterfowl, birds, etc. And if anyone likes to fish - that's what Stone Lake is famous for!
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Here's a shot of one of our Pontoon Boats docked at the Log Cabin beach. We include (actually require) in the rental of the Pontoon Boat a personal orientation session by a highly qualified local boater friend (who lives on Stone Lake, so very convenient) so that the Pontoon can be operated safely and with confidence. Also included in the Pontoon rental is 10 gallons of fuel - enough to last a week.
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Stone Lake is typically so quiet that it attracts lots of waterfowl. It's great fun to watch the parents teach the little ones how to fish and navigate the lake...and later in the season how to fly (what a sight that is!).
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Even in the winter waterfowl are attracted to Stone Lake. In this December 2010 photo taken near the Lodge House one can see many of the nearly 50 geese that were taking turns feeding near shore. Was quite interesting to watch how they organized themselves into flotillas of a dozen or so geese and swam with great determination to various spots near shore...seemingly like they were herding fish into one spot.
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An awesome playset -- a Rainbow King Kong + Monster Clubhouse -- was recently purchased for the Lodge House and after it's been freshened up with a good scrubbing and new wood stain it will be placed in a spot conveniently near the Lodge House. The playset measures 29-foot wide x 30-feet long (huge!) and features multiple tented platforms, 3 swings, 2 slides, a tunnel, rock climbing wall, rope swing, monkey bars, tic-tac-toe, picnic table...enough to keep the kids entertained -- and exercised -- for hours. Please Note: Photos taken prior to playset being freshened up and placed at Lodge House.
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Guests enjoying swimming in Stone Lake with available Pontoon Boat and Kayaks. The Pontoon Boat makes for a great mobile swimming platform so Guests can cruise around to find their favorite spots - and makes for a very comfortable fishing boat. For Summer 2013, the Pontoon Boat Package has been upgraded to include a pontoon boat (fuel included), 4-6 two-person inflatable sit-on-top Kayaks (Kayak Flotillas with Water Bazookas make for great water fun!), and a fishing row boat.
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Our two vacation homes on Stone Lake have witnessed some very memorable, magic life moments for our Guests. Here Tony Moore is at the end of the Lodge House dock on Stone Lake, on his knee, proposing to his girlfriend, Jule Adams, who at first is puzzled, wondering what Tony is doing.
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The expression of Julie's face as she leaps into the air affirms her response: YES, YES, YES!!!! For more on this heart-warming event, please view our soon-to-come "Our Story" link.
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The Lodge House has become a favorite gathering place to celebrate important family milestones - wedding anniversary celebrations are especially popular since the property has been designed to comfortably accommodate all ages. This Norman Rockwell-esque photo, taken in October 2011 prior to converting the attached garage into the Gathering-Game Room, was provided by Guest Becky McGlinchy who included a wonderful note with it: "Dear Ted and Brenda, thank you so much!! We had such a wonderful time!! The Lodge House was perfect for our family celebration of our parent's 40th anniversary! The kids loved the playground, game room, the big yard, and the beach area. You have done a fabulous job on the Lodge (both inside and out). I will leave a review on VRBO highly recommending your Lodge. We wish you the best in your guest house business and would love to return in the future! Thanks again,Becky McGlinchy and family. P.S. I'm attaching a photo of all of us.
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