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Guest reviews

4.9/5 Exceptional
17 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space
Barbecue Grill


Explore the area

Popular LocationGladstone Golf Club15 min drive
Popular LocationVan Cleve Park & Gladstone Beach16 min drive
Popular LocationTerrace Bluff Golf Club19 min drive
AirportMarquette, MI (MQT-Sawyer Intl.)41 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

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

    Brand New Lodge Located 10 min From Lake Michigan, 45 min From Lake Superior

    Adults-only vacation home in Rapid River
    The Hornets Nest Lodge, is a brand new lodge built in 2018 fondly Named in honor of our grandfather Harvey J Potvin, who was a UP woodsman for over 80 years. This beautiful lodge is nestled in the quiet serene woods near the Hiawatha National Forest. If you are looking to get away as a family, a ATV/Snowmobile enthusiast, a group gathered together to get their hunt on, or friends looking to spend some quality time in the peaceful Upper Peninsula, then this lodge is exactly what your looking for. We are 2 brothers who have been passionate about this land, trying to recreate our childhood camp experiences. We have many memories growing up visiting grandpa, and recently decided it was time to rebuild the old homestead of our past and make it more comfortable, accessible, and to allow others to come into our home to make their own memories. The Hornets Nest Lodge is centrally located in the Upper Peninsula. Its location puts you only a 10 minute drive to Lake Michigan, or a 45 minute drive to Lake Superior. It is adjacent to tens of thousands of acres of Hiawatha National Forest Land, a hand full of miles from the ATV/snowmobile trail head, and across the highway from one of the best Nordic ski, skate, snowshoe trails in Upper Michigan. The Lodge is approximately 3000 square feet of living space, decorated with a modern rustic theme. All furniture, cookware, beds/bedding linens are all brand new. Also the lodge features over 2000 sq feet of patio and deck, to sit out side and enjoy the peaceful afternoons watching the wildlife of the area, or sitting out and taking in the "Big Sky" at night. Features inside the lodge are 2 living areas with a big screen TV's, equipped with satellite TV, cell booster, and WiFi. Poker table, 2 full size refrigerators, fully stocked kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fire place, and 2 full bathrooms. Outside the lodge there is ample parking for vehicles with trailers with a circle drive, plenty of outdoor furniture and propane gas grill. If your group exceeds the comfort of our 14 person capacity, please inquire about additional camper hook up for a small fee. (Click the fee button for additional guests and notify us how many additional guests will be staying with camper) If you would like to bring a furry friend for your northern adventure, please read over our pet policy and in your inquiry include that you agree to the terms of our pet policy. Be sure to check the pet button when making your reservation.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Mike Donovan
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Children's games


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Blender
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster


    • 4 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Arcade/game room
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Games
    • Music library

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Barbecue grill
    • Outdoor furniture


    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Near coin laundry


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge services

    Location highlights

    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near the bay

    Things to do

    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Wildlife and game walks nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Marina nearby
    • Power boating nearby
    • Fishing nearby
    • Winery tours nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby


    • Sleeps 14
    • Unit size: 3000 sq ft (279 sq m)
    • Property does not allow children



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    This property welcomes adults only

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    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
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    Property is also known as

    Brand New Located 10 min Lake Michigan 45 min Lake Superior
    Brand New Located 10 min Lake Michigan 45 min Lake Superior

    About this area

    Rapid River

    This vacation home is located in Rapid River. Gladstone Golf Club and Irish Oaks Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Michigan. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Gladstone Golf Club - 15 min drive
    • Little Bay de Noc - 15 min drive
    • Van Cleve Park & Gladstone Beach - 16 min drive
    • Terrace Bluff Golf Club - 19 min drive
    • Pioneer Trail Park - 20 min drive

    Getting around

    • Marquette, MI (MQT-Sawyer Intl.) - 41 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in Rapid River, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hiawatha National Forest and within 12 mi (20 km) of Lake Michigan and Big Bay De Noc. Gladstone Golf Club and Little Bay de Noc are also within 12 mi (20 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Brand New Lodge Located 10 min From Lake Michigan, 45 min From Lake Superior

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      UTV/ATV trail riding

      We had a great time at the lodge! It was perfect for our family & friends & we had a great time riding the trails! Will definitely be back! Thank you!

      5/5 Excellent

        Terrific Facility

        My family and friends rented this facility for a week long golf vacation. Everything was great, inside and out. Plenty of room for all around the outdoor fire pit and on the deck.

        5/5 Excellent

          Great Place to stay

          Easy to find and plenty of space for the 12 of us.

          5/5 Excellent

            Hornet Nest Lodge was Amazing

            We stayed on of the hottest wks this summer. Place was great. Very roomy and accommodated our crew of 11. One one semi issue was they could use window AC unit for down stairs. But agree we had extremely hot wk. lodge is central located to places we wanted to explore such as,lsughing white fish falls, Munising (waterfalls, Lake Superior (sand point beach this beach is a hidden gem!!) kitch-ti-kipi, and manistique. House has great outdoor areas. They also have a little trail in woods to find neat wood carving. Kids enjoyed very much ages 4-9. Bugs were average for the outdoors, but they have invested in great bug units for u to enjoy the outdoor patios.Mike was very responsive to our needs or questions!! We would definitely stay again!! Thank Mike for a great stay at the Hornet Nest lodge!!!

            5/5 Excellent

              Great place to stay

              Plenty of room for our extended family of 10. Great fire pit and they gave us a gift package of s'mores supplies and cups and a pizza cutter.