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3 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Callahan's Goose Creek Lodge - PRIVATE RIVERFRONT WITH 5 KAYAKS AND A CANOE!


5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Grayling, MI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTurtle Creek Casino41 min drive
  • Popular LocationTorch Lake Park41 min drive
  • Popular LocationTorch Lake46 min drive
  • AirportGaylord, MI (GLR-Gaylord Regional)48 min drive

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About this area


Located in Grayling, this lodge is in a rural area and on a river. Crawford County Historical Museum and AuSable Artisan Village are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Hanson Hills Recreation Area and Grayling Country Club. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing, and don't miss out on the snowmobiling.

What's nearby

  • Hanson Hills Recreation Area - 20 min drive
  • Crawford County Historical Museum - 20 min drive
  • Turtle Creek Casino - 41 min drive
  • Torch Lake Park - 41 min drive
  • Torch Lake - 46 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 71 min drive


  • Wimpy's - 18 min drive
  • Westside Diner - 18 min drive
  • Swamp II - 28 min drive
  • Swamp II Bar & Restaurant in Frederic MI - 28 min drive

About this property


Riverfront room with kitchen and patio
If you desire to spend some time in nature in Northern Michigan while having very comfortable accommodations, a lot of privacy, and the ability to do some kayaking, canoeing, and/or hiking onsite, you have found the spot! This is truly an amazing vacation rental property as it is an incredible combination of being in nature while still staying in very beautiful, modern, and comfortable accommodations.

This vacation rental home is situated on 13.5 private acres of jack pine forest in northern Michigan. The property extends to Goose Creek, which is a beautiful, serene, and slow-moving creek that eventually flows into the Manistee River. The creek is great for kayaking and canoeing and the slow speed of the water allows guests to easily paddle either upstream or downstream on the creek. Don't have a canoe or kayak? Four adult kayaks and a child's kayak are included with the rental! The kayaks and canoe are located at a private deck on Goose Creek that is on the property and the kayaks and canoe can be easily moved in and out of the water using the deck. There are also three-quarters of a mile of private trails on the property for hiking, ATV riding, and/or snowmobiling! In addition to the private trails on the property, the vacation lodge is located close to a wide variety of public hiking, ATV, and snowmobiling trails in the area.

In terms of the vacation lodge itself, it features three bedrooms (two on the second floor and one on the first floor), two full bathrooms (one on each floor), two living rooms (one on each floor), a gorgeous kitchen, a dining area, and a covered garage. The lodge also has a second story deck that faces Goose Creek and a first floor patio below the deck, also facing Goose Creek. There are even two gas grills: one on the second floor deck and one on the first floor patio! The lodge also includes two outdoor fire hearths for having outdoor fires with s'mores! (Note that jack pines are particularly susceptible to forest fires, so outdoor fires are only permitted in the outdoor fire hearths that are provided.)

Inside the vacation lodge, the lodge has modern amenities to provide wonderful comfort year-round while relaxing in the beautiful nature of northern Michigan. The lodge has a gas forced-air furnace for staying warm in the winter as well as air-conditioning for staying cool in the summer. The vacation home has a television with satellite television service and a DVD player on the second floor and a Smart TV on the first floor. WiFi is also included. The kitchen is very modern and includes an electric range, refrigerator, microwave, and a dishwasher. There is also a laundry room with a washer and dryer. The vacation home is beautifully decorated throughout with a lovely nature theme.

This vacation home is also perfectly situated to allow day trips to a number of other popular northern Michigan destinations:

* Traverse City: Despite being quite deeply out in the woods, the lodge is only about 45 miles (or a 1-hour drive) from downtown Traverse City! Traverse City is the entertainment, shopping, dining, and cultural capital of northern Michigan. There is a vast array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Traverse City including museums, movie theaters, shopping malls, live theaters, and enough restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops to probably match whatever you are looking for!

* Mackinac Island: Mackinac Island is Michigan's treasured gem in the Mackinac Straits where the Upper and Lower Peninsulas come together. No automobiles are allowed on the island and it's necessary to take a ferry there The island is a beautiful and famous blend of history and nature. It is about a 90-minute drive to Mackinaw City, Michigan, where ferries take you on the approx. 20-minute boat ride to Mackinac Island. Leaving early in the morning allows for a great day trip to Mackinac Island and back!

* Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Sleeping Bear Dunes is on the opposite side of Traverse City, about a 30-minute drive from Traverse City. (Thus, it's about a 90-minute drive from the lodge to the start of the national lakeshore.) Sleeping Bear Dunes offers incredible natural beauty, majestic overlooks of Lake Michigan, miles upon miles of nature trails, pristine beaches on Lake Michigan, and great family fun going tubing, kayaking, and/or canoeing down the Platte River, which flows through the park out to Lake Michigan. It's possible to spend multiple days exploring the park or you can easily just take a day trip to the park, perhaps even adding on a driving tour along M22 around the Leelanau Peninsula going through the various cute little beach towns on Lake Michigan that are dotted around the outside of Leelanau County.

The lodge is truly a wonderful vacation home for families, groups, or couples to make great memories together exploring the incredible natural beauty of northern Michigan!
Air-conditioned accommodations at this lodge offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Things to do

  • Kayaking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Cable/satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining table
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio
  • Private porch


  • Dryer

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: Up to 2 dogs are allowed.

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 27 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Snowmobile Paradise
Our group (4 adults, 2 kids, 3 dogs) all had an amazing extended weekend at the Goose Creek Lodge. The location was perfect for riding our snowmobiles to the local trails. We all (including the dogs) had a blast sledding down the hill, walking the trails on the property to the water, and sitting on the deck taking in the BEAUTIFUL view of the river. The property was very private and peaceful and the house was relaxing, spacious and well stocked with the necessities. The bonus room downstairs was a perfect space for the kids to hang out. We frequent the Grayling area often, due to its proximity to great local restaurants (Spikes & Shirley’s are our favorite), beaches, rivers, and, of course, snowmobiling! Thanks for having us and being so accommodating with our 3 dogs. We would LOVE to visit again in the future.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Very clean and well equipped. The view of the river is amazing. We really enjoyed this home.
Renter was great with communicating before the rental. Very easy to gain access to the home and it is as advertised. Highly recommend!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great place!
The house is perfect for a family gathering. It’s secluded and has wonderful views. We had a lot of fun snowmobiling in the area and hanging out at the house.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful wonderful stay!
Goose creek lodge is wonderful. We had a great stay. The welcome basket was very thoughtful as well. Very well stocked kitchen (although we never found regular dish soap— just the dishwasher packs). Everything we could need was right where we needed it! The property is very peaceful and super quiet. We saw deer & ducks and loved going for walks. We played all the board and card games and laughed until our bellies hurt. We will definitely be back to this lodge. Love it!
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Spot
Really nice house on a beautiful stretch of the river. We had 6 guys and had plenty of room.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2021