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Arch’s Hideaway on the trail
Cozy,newly remodeled cabin. Great location. Close to everything Gaylord has offer. Belle iron trail, Snowmobile trail 7, Otsego Lake State Park all just across the street. Several golf courses within a few miles. Great restaurants just down the road. Bedroom 1 has a beautiful queen log bed. Bedroom 2 has a twin over full bunk bed. The back room has a queen hide a bed. There’s a Full kitchen with everything you need! A gas grill outside. Convertible coffee table for a handy workspace.
$140 per night
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Peaceful and Charming, Northern MI 3 Bedroom Home
You will be close to everything when you stay at this centrally-located home. Gaylord has been named “America’s Summer Golf Mecca” by Golf Magazine. Staying at this spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home, you will be 1 mile from the County Park on Otsego Lake, 4 miles from the Michaywe golf courses and 5 miles from historic Downtown Gaylord. The swamp located behind the home brings serenity as you enjoy the spacious backyard. Come and enjoy the many lakes, ski hills and snowmobile trails!
$96 per night
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The Scout House, close to Otsego Lake w/fireplace
Welcome to the Scout house! This family friendly cabin in the woods is just moments from Otsego Lake, downtown dining, two ski resorts, and several golf courses! The thoughtfully updated chalet style cabin is full of nostalgic sleepaway camp vibes to inspire the explorer within you. With hiking/biking/snowmobiling trails nearby, several lakes to explore, and numerous outdoor adventures within a one hour drive, The Scout House is your cheerful home base for your Up North getaway.
$119 per night

Stay near Gaylord's top sights

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Walmart Supercenter18 locals recommend
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Jay's Sporting Goods7 locals recommend
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Meijer39 locals recommend
ALPINE TAVERN & EATERY27 locals recommend
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Applebee's Grill + Bar4 locals recommend
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The Iron Pig Smokehouse13 locals recommend

Gaylord vacation rentals

Chalet in Gaylord
Morgan’s Cozy A-frame: Near Golf Skiing & Downtown
$97 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Big Lake Cabin W Hot Tub/ Kayaks/PngPong/Cable/HBO
$115 per night
Rental unit in Gaylord
Downtown Studio
$85 per night
Cottage in Gaylord
Cozy Cottage on the Lake.
$101 per night
Chalet in Gaylord
Charming Chalet in Michaywe
$84 per night
Guest suite in Gaylord
Lake Front Suite
$75 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Hephzibah’s Haven: Up North cabin with Lake Access
$103 per night
Condo in Gaylord
Otsego Club Golf & Ski Condo Unit 128
$76 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Happy Trails Haus, Lakeside Cabin on Otsego!
$112 per night
Rental unit in Gaylord
1 Bedroom Apt. Heart of Downtown
$125 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Cozy Cabin
$125 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Serenity Beach Haus Lakefront w/Hot Tub on Otsego
$191 per night

Your guide to Gaylord

Welcome to Gaylord

Gaylord is a charming alpine village in northern Michigan with kitschy chalet-style architecture and a generously long winter sports season. Located on the 45th parallel north, where a snow belt microclimate delivers both early- and late-season flurries, the small city is a magnet for fans of winter recreation. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are all popular, but Gaylord is just as renowned for its network of well-maintained cross-country ski trails.

Not far from town are Hartwick Pines State Park and Mason Tract Pathway, both of which feature top-rated cross-country skiing; a local rails-to-trails effort saw a retired line of the Michigan Central Railroad converted to skiing-friendly trails, too. Gaylord is just as popular a holiday destination in the warmer months, when all those trails are open to hikers and bikers. Bordering the southern edge of downtown is Otsego Lake, which comes alive with water skiers, wakeboarders, and jet skis during the summer, while the downtown rows of shops and restaurants delight visitors with Swiss-style storefronts.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Gaylord?

Given its Swiss chalet winter wonderland vibe, it’s especially fun to stay in one of Gaylord’s vacation rentals during its snowy season, which typically starts in late October. Peak snowfall hits in January, with an average of 95 inches, and usually tapers off by the end of March, though it’s not unheard of for the area to get another foot or so in April. Come summertime, Otsego Lake draws water-sports enthusiasts to its shores, and the charming village buzzes under just-hot-enough temperatures. If you’re planning a visit in July, don’t miss Alpenfest: a Swiss-inspired festival complete with traditional dress, a pageant, and a parade.

What are the top things to do in Gaylord?

Hartwick Pines State Park

About 90 minutes south of Gaylord is this 49-acre old-growth pine grove — a fair representation of what the region looked like before the logging boom of the late 19th century. In fact, it’s one of the last Eastern white pine forests in the United States. Learn about the massive industry and its impact on the area at the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, or pick a path from among the 21 miles of trails across the park.

Elk Viewing

Due to its northerly location surrounded by pines, Gaylord and its outskirts are known for elk viewing, best done from the safety of your car. One of the country’s largest free-roaming herds lives in the wilds of the massive 107,600-acre Pigeon River Country State Forest, which butts up against Gaylord’s eastern boundary. For guaranteed viewing any time of year, make a stop at Gaylord’s City Elk Park, a 108-acre property where the city has protected a growing herd.

Irontone Springs

For a quiet respite just north of town, head to Frank Wilkinson Park, whose primary feature is a picturesque stream rich with iron deposits, lending its rocks a rusty hue. Pack a picnic to enjoy by the pavilion, and be sure to fill up your drinking bottle at the park’s water fountain, fueled by irontone water.

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