Boardman River Woodland Cabin near Traverse City

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Entire cabin hosted by Jayne

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Otter Lodge Inn, simply known as Otter Inn, is our converted barn, now serving as a 2 bedroom, 2 bath guesthouse. Situated on 9 wooded acres on the north branch of the Boardman River in Kalkaska, Michigan, the location is ideal for those looking to enjoy the many tourist destinations that Up North Michigan has to offer or for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful retreat.

The space
The tourist attractions of Traverse City, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Grayling are all in visiting distance from Otter Inn. But if being a tourist is not what you have in mind, our guesthouse is in the Pere Marquette Forest. It is a 4 mile drive on our well maintained dirt road to get to the Inn, but the destination is well worth the drive. Bicyclists, especially anyone training for the Iceman Challenge will find our location ideal. The North Country Hiking Trail was recently extended to our area and is literally a single step off the back of our property line. The Sand Lakes Quiet area is very nearby for more of the best hiking. Guernsey Lake is a short drive where you can drop in a boat and fish all day. The Boardman River is crystal clear, cool and refreshing. Idle away the afternoon walking the river in search of beautiful stones, fishing for brown trout or just sitting and listening. We think you will find Otter Inn to be a wonderful escape from your daily routine!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

River view
Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Free washer – In unit
Dryer
Central air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 126 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Kalkaska, Michigan, United States

Our "neighborhood" is unique in that we are a limited number of homes in the Pere Marquette State Forest where "A River Runs Through It" and we are completely surrounded by state land and wild life.

In 2019 we were thrilled when The North Country Hiking Trail was extended to our area. In fact, the trail can be accessed directly off the back of our property or by walking 1/4 mile down our road and stepping on. It is a great addition and many of our guests have enjoyed it this past summer.

Hosted by Jayne

  1. Joined in September 2017
  • 187 Reviews
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I live a very casual lifestyle. I am active and easy going and I need space to roam, usually with a Labrador at my side. Anyone choosing to stay at our rental properties will find exactly that. Our Otter Lodge Inn in Kalkaska, Michigan is surrounded by thousands of acres in the Pere Marquette Forest with the Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, the Boardman River, running through it. In South Carolina we have another home where I roam miles of pristine beaches on Edisto Island at Edisto Beach. This sweet island is one of the few barrier islands remaining that has resisted commercialization. Only 40 minutes south of beautiful and historic Charleston, our Edisto Island home, Otter Escape, is also available for your rental pleasure.

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt." - author unknown
I live a very casual lifestyle. I am active and easy going and I need space to roam, usually with a Labrador at my side. Anyone choosing to stay at our rental properties will f…

During your stay

We live next door and will be available to our guests most of the rental year.

Jayne is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm

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