Welcome to Trail's End Lodge!

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Overview of Welcome to Trail's End Lodge!

Entire home

Welcome to Trail's End Lodge!

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 14

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Houghton Lake, MI

Explore the area

  • AirportRoscommon County – Blodgett Memorial Airport (HTL)7 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhite Deer Country Club9 min drive
  • Popular LocationPineview Highlands Golf Course14 min drive
  • Popular LocationQuest Golf Club22 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 14
2200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

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

Welcome to Trail's End Lodge!

Family-friendly vacation home in Houghton Lake
This 2200 sq ft cottage sits on Old Trail Dr, one of the most coveted streets on Houghton Lake! This updated 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Ranch style home has been completely redone by new owners. Updates include, new floors, new kitchen, bathrooms have been redone, new refrigerator and stove, all new mattresses, bedding, towels! very new and clean!, Tastefully done in knotty pine and cozy "Up North" decor with plenty of space to spread out and feel comfortable! Separate Game room with foosball, poker table, dart board, TV/DVD with ROKU, and refrigerator! TV/DVD (many new) in every room for the kids and adults alike! Brand new 50" 4k TV in living room with premium cable and hi speed internet! Every room has been tastefully redone with new bedding and furniture! The details: you see the pics of THE BEACH! You'll think you're at the ocean enjoying the sun with the sand in your toes while the kids make sandcastles and swim in the warm, shallow sandy bottom water. Later in the day, the stress will melt away as you watch the sunset from one of the Adirondack chairs while the kids roast marshmallows in the fire pit! What are you waiting for? this property has it all! Speaking of it, did we mention that this is the largest inland lake in Michigan? If you enjoy fishing you're at the right spot! Walleye, Perch, Crappie, Pike, Bluegill, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth I need to go on? If you're into boating there are boat rentals nearby and the public boat launch is less than 1 mile away! We have a mooring anchor to keep your vessel secure. Everything you could need is provided in this updated lakefront home! Other FREE AMENITIES include: Washer and dryer, 1 StandUP Paddle Board, Kayaks, Bikes , 1 Gas Grill, 1 Charcoal Grills, free firewood for lakefront fire pit, New TV's/DVD's, New furniture, New bedding, Beach Towels, New kitchen with all new utensils, pots/pans, dishes, blender, crock pot, toasters etc. Also, a KEURIG and regular coffee pot. 4 separate bedrooms -- 5 beds (2 queen, 3 full, twin bunk beds). This area of the lake is pristine and very relaxing. The street is almost private with very little traffic allowing you to ride bikes and walk without many cars around. The neighbors are awesome and the distance between lots is very adequate. All sports lake; fishing and snowmobiling on lake. Largest inland lake in Michigan. GREAT VIEW of the lake with 85 foot of frontage overlooking the east bay. True lakefront!!! Open Year round. Walk out about 400' on 2 1/2 ft deep of sandy bottom water. Very warm clean and clear water. Cement gently sloping seawall, 70’ dock with ladder to water for swimming. Boat rentals nearby. Go-carts/video arcades/'fun center' with roller coaster/ferris wheel etc. rides, putt-putt golfing, movie theaters, and ice cream nearby. Fun knick knack shops for several miles on m-55. Lots of Native American arts and crafts shops. One and half hours to Mackinaw Bridge and shopping - visit historic Fort Michilimackinac! and Great shopping. Gaylord (golf meca) 1hour away, Silver Lake sand dunes 1 1/2 hours away, Sleeping Bear sand dunes 1 1/2 hours away, Traverse City (blue angels fly show, cherry festival, wine tasting, shops, and fun!) 1 1/2 hours away, Race car track- 20 to 30 races per night- very exciting!! 18 miles away (Merritt speedway), Boyne Mt. ski lodge 1 hour away, Mt. Pleasant and Soaring Eagle Casino, Central Michigan Football ' Fire Up Chips' 1 hour away. Great power sledding in winter 30 mins away (don't have to walk up hills- get pulled up). Fall Hunting season. Winter fun for tip-up-town, snowmobiling and sledding. Keywords: House, Cabin, Cottage, Lodge.
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Property manager

Nate Yauch



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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage


  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room


  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room on site
  • Bicycles on site
  • Boat on site
  • Foosball table on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Water sports equipment on site

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • 1 room
  • Sleeps 14
  • Unit size: 2,200 square feet (204 square meters)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


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: Contact owner. Additional deposit and cleaning fee

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within 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, a first aid kit, 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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About this area

Houghton Lake

Located in Houghton Lake, this vacation home is in an area with good shopping. White Deer Country Club and Pineview Highlands 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 South Higgins Lake State Park and Huron-Manistee National Forest.

What's nearby

  • White Deer Country Club - 9 min drive
  • Pineview Highlands Golf Course - 14 min drive
  • South Higgins Lake State Park - 17 min drive
  • Quest Golf Club - 22 min drive
  • Birch Point Golf Club - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 111 min drive


  • Lulus Dockside - 3 min drive
  • Zone 18 Bar and Grill - 5 min drive
  • Randy's Family Restarurant - 5 min drive
  • Kiss Me Cafe - 8 min drive
  • Subway - 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Welcome to Trail's End Lodge! pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Welcome to Trail's End Lodge!?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Welcome to Trail's End Lodge!?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Welcome to Trail's End Lodge! located?

Set in Houghton Lake, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of White Deer Country Club, Pineview Highlands Golf Course, and South Higgins Lake State Park. Quest Golf Club is 12 mi (19.2 km) away.




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10/10 Excellent

John S., Saint Clair Shores

Tip up town 2023
Very nice place to stay. Beautiful views of the lake. House was very clean and very accommodating for our family. Very nice game room for entertaining. I would suggest additional furniture in the living area. House sleeps 12 however there is only a couch and love seat to accommodate 5 people in the living area. I would highly recommend this property for vacationing.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Carl L.

Family get away
Very enjoyable. Nice layout. Enjoying having 2different hangout areas
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Robert S., Oxford, MI USA

Nate is an excellent host
This was the third year that my family has gathered here for Christmas. The property is always clean and comfortable with all the amenities we need for our Christmas dinner. This year, the weather service was calling for blizzard conditions. We were pleasantly surprised when Nate reached out the day before our scheduled check-in date and offered to allow us to access the house early in order to beat the storm. What a great host! We also had an issue with one of the TVs and Nate and his wife both took a significant amount of time on the day before Christmas working with Spectrum to resolve the issue. You can’t go wrong renting from Nate.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Al B.

Beautiful Sunsets!
Very nice place. Close to hiking, restaurants and other outdoor activities. Very nice neighborhood! We will be back for sure.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Russ W.

Nostalgic Ohioan
Some things change but the love for this lake never wanes.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022