|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||4200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the AuSable River Valley and exquisite sunsets year around! The Lodge is a brand new log structure with many uniquely hand crafted features. Fully furnished and ready to host your group of 2 to 28, yes that's right 28! Especially designed to sleep up to 28 guests, and perfect for families that vacation together, family reunions, weddings, 50th anniversary gatherings, honeymoons, retreats, etc... The Decor is warm and welcoming for any occasion. We also have access to OsCoda County's many ORV trails right from our property and are set up to accommodated atv's and snowmobiles. Enjoy a fully functional and equipped k...Read more
AuSable View Lodge
Additional Location Information
We are located on the South end of the quaint little town of Mio, Michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of I 75, 180 miles north of Detroit and 100 miles south of the Mackinaw Bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the AuSable River Valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the AuSable River, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. from the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the Amish community with it's many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of ATV trails, thousands of acres of National Forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$250||$250||$0||$0||2 nights|
|Sep. 18 2012 - Jan. 1 2013
|All Other Dates||$250||$250||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional Guests - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Nightly fee includes 2 guests, additional fee is per person, per night
Additional notes from owner
We have a cap on our fees of $650 per night, 5 day cap $3000, 6 day cap $3600, 7 day cap $4200. These caps are the most that any group will pay.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Clinton Twp, Michigan
Words or Pictures Can't Describe How Beautiful!
Wonderful home, pictures don't show how nice the home is. Very spacious, and clean!! The view is absolutely amazing. My friends (24 to be exact) and I brought in the New Year in this very beautiful home! Couldn't find a better home anywhere in Michigan. The owners are very friendly and we had no problem getting in contact with them while booking the trip and while staying at the home. The rooms are very spacious with full bunk beds that easily fit 2 people to a bed. The master bedroom has an amazing bathroom and a walk-in closet, and the sleep number bed is definitely a plus:) Thank you for the lovely stay once again!!
We just stayed at your beautiful lodge for a weekend and honestly we can't stop talking about our experience. From the impeccable beauty of the lodge to the friendliness of the owners, we were not disappointed!! We think this is definitely our new "home away home".
A Womens Week-end Retreat.
This lodge is absolutly beautiful. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. 10 women in my family enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend here. The view from every window is stunning. The interior is warm and inviting with plenty of room to spread out. The attention to detail in the decor was amazing. The fire pit was one of our favorite spots to gather in the chilly evening after a fabulous meal made in the beautiful kitchen. Absolutly nothing was missing except for a few wine glasses that Sandy so graciously brought us lickity split. Thank you Sandy and Dale for a memorable week-end.
Weiler Family & Friends
Bay City Mi
Wonderful Place (excellent)
We will be back next year the lodge is the place to stay it is breath taking and the veiw is great and the lodge is so beatiful that you do not want to leave,we felt like we were in heaven such a dream home and the warmth of walking into the door of the lodge was like walking into a dream and never walking out we all was so amazed and could not stop talking about how wonderful that we could stay in this beaitful place once you stay you will always want to come back and that is the truth of it.You have everything you need there that you don't need to bring nothing but the cloths on your back. To The Owners They Have Made a Home From The Heart To Share With Each & Every One Of Us. And who has ever exprienced this breathing taking home will want to come back each and every chance they can. I can go on&on; it is the greatest place you would want to be.
Response from Dale or Sandy Handrich - 08/02/2012
Thank you for the wonderful review Robin! We look forward to hosting your family again and again!
Dale and Sandy
Wonderful Lodge - spacious, very clean, great view & awesome hos
Our family (approx 20 family members) stayed together at the Lodge. It was breathtaking - plenty of space for all of us to sleep, watch TV, play games, etc. Very cozy and warm! The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need, including a crock pot. Plenty of space to sit and eat together (inside and outside). Firepit was awesome & the view was remarkable! The owners, Dale & Sandy were just wonderful - - the minute we called for trash pick-up, etc., they were there trying to meet our every need. Very nice people. The kids loved Mio for the dirt biking & rafting. They also had fun just being together for 4 nights with their cousins - - lots of memories to last a lifetime! Our Mother, who is 84, got to enjoy precious time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We've recommended this place to our family and friends - - the air conditioning sure did come in handy as well during these hot summer months.
Response from Dale or Sandy Handrich - 08/02/2012
Thanks so much for the glowing review! You guys are awesome and we'd love to have you come again!
Dale and Sandy
The accommodations were extraordinary. We didn't want to leave.
Every year my mom, sister and I take turns planning a mystery weekend. I chose The auSable View Lodge this year. We don't think we will be able to top that experience. The lodge was absolutely beautiful as well as the view. Hosts were wonderful, also.
Madison Heights, MI
We had a great time.
I planned a trip to the auSable View Lodge for a pretty large group of friends for New Years' weekend. Some of us arrived early, and we were like little kids running into every room, checking everything out. As people showed up, I loved seeing their faces while they looked around, they were so surprised by how nice it was. I didn't have a single complaint, we enjoyed our stay so much. The lodge was really simple to plan for, and we made ourselves right at home. It was definitely the perfect way to bring in the new year. Thanks Dale and Sandy!
Ann Arbor, Michigan
My group absolutely loved the lodge. There were lots of amenities including king size beds, cable, wifi and an overall very homely environment. Our group had the opportunity to spend quality time together and experience the beautiful view. Also the cabin was very close to downtown Mio as well.
Will Rent Again
AuSable View Lodge is great for a getaway for groups or individuals who want a comfortable, high quality place to stay that provides excellent service and a spectacular view. Cannot say enough about this rental and how well it could accommodate family reunions, gatherings of friends, working retreats, writers weekends, or those simply interested in relaxing by a fire, stargazing, or watching the sun both rise and set.
Stunning lodge with a breathtaking view!
I spent two fabulous days/nights with 9 friends at the auSable View Lodge for a 50th birthday celebration. When we arrived, the spectacular view greeted us. The fall colors stretched as far as the eyes could see. The lodge's woodwork, decks and fire pit add to the exterior glamour.
Inside, nothing short of awe was our unanimous reaction. The layout was open and inviting. Every room was beautifully and tastefully decorated. Even as a true animal lover, I was not at all bothered by the various mounted creatures throughout the lodge.
Our group had planned to make every meal in the lodge. The open kitchen, fully stocked with virtually every necessary cooking utensil (including a dishwasher), made it nice to create meals while also joining in conversations taking place in the dining/living rooms.
The attention to decorating details and the quality of the furnishings makes it obvious the owners want nothing but the best for their customers. The beds are very comfortable, and I loved the soft bath towels (they smelled great, too).
As an avid outdoorswoman, the trails surrounding the lodge made for a very fun(and challenging) way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. I can imagine how beautiful it must be in the winter.
I am, without a doubt, planning a return trip with my boyfriend and our kids. I'm also planning an annual girls weekend to go canoeing on the auSable, and this will be the perfect place for us.
I would like to thank Dale and Sandy Handrich for making my dear friend's 50th birthday celebration one we will always remember. I look forward to seeing you, again, soon!
Literally within 5 minutes of arriving, on was on the phone with my boyfriend planning my next trip back. Just a stunning home with a stunning view. Every amenity we could have wanted was there. We had such a lovely time that I can't wait to go back in the spring with a canoe. I can't rave enough!
west bloomfield, michigan
Breathtaking view, immaculate, perfectly decorated, Ahhh.
I guess the title says it all. I expected a lodge up north and got what felt like a chic villa. The view from every window was astonishing, the whole place was cleaner than any hotel I have ever been in, every time we turned around we noticed some new little touch like animals carved into the front door, the beds were comfortable, in fact all the furniture was comfortable, the fireplace was beautiful, the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed including a dishwasher, the sinks were cool (I want them in my house) and like the toilets worked as if we were in the suburbs instead of the woods (not sure how they did that), and when we needed some noise (you know us cityfolks) the tv was huge. Like I said, "Ahhh."
Outstanding all the Way around!!
it is difficult to put into words the quality of our stay at the au Sable View Lodge. Inside and balcony views are breathtaking, lodge itself was stunning (every decorating and architectural detail were impeccable and very very upscale) - well beyond anyone's expectations. And Sandy/Dale attended to our every need before, during and after our stay. If there can be a better rental experience, I don't know what it would be. We will be back - many many times!!
Budnik's family weekend
top quality home. our family was awed. owner was super and provided everything needed.
Beautiful cabin with a wonderful view
We had a girl's weekend and the cabin was just beautiful along with the view, even during a thunderstorm the view is spectacular! We want to reserve a weekend now for next year to make sure that we are able to come back again.
Response from Dale or Sandy Handrich - 08/26/2011
Thank you so much Lori, we are so glad your group had an enjoyable time and we would love to have you back again!
Dale and Sandy Handrich
I stayed at the lodge for a ladies weekend and had the most amazing time! Everything about this place is great...the view is incredible, the layout is roomy and spacious, and the decor is perfect! We will definitely be back again, this was the most perfect weekend getaway!
We had a very good and memorable experience staying in this lodge. Great location, great view.
The best word to describe this experience: Amazing!
Our stay at the ausable View Lodge was above and beyond what we expected. From the time we contacted Sandy and Dale for information and reservations, to the moment we left from our weekend stay, they were extremely pleasant, informative, and attentive to our needs.
When arriving to the lodge, the view was so amazing, it literally brought tears to our eyes. There were 24 of us celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary, and what a wonderful treat this was for the entire family. The lodge is so beautiful inside & out, spacious, and very accommodating. It's perfect for larger groups with a cozy intimate feel for smaller. The attention to detail is incredible.
We definitely will be back and would highly recommend to all!
I can just visualize it's beauty in the Michigan winter, with the awesome view, snow falling, fireplace lit...ahhh!
More than satisfied Golfers
Amazing, Incredible, picture-perfect lodge with all amenities.
Dale and Sandy have seen to every detail while making the auSable View Lodge the perfect place to "get-away". The accommodations could not have been better, and our stay at the lodge was the highlight of our 9-man golf outing. And the view...Wow! The website photos do not do justice to the property.
Thanks for a great stay. We will make the lodge a regular part of our golfing trips.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Very nice place
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lodge. It's a work of art!
Mike and Shawn
What a gorgeous lodge- cabin to stay in. The views are amazing. The decor is perfect. So thankful for the opportunity to get to stay there. Found it difficult to leave!!!
Pat and Cindy Pullum
Clean, Comfortable and a Spectacular View
We rented the Lodge for family to stay while attending a wedding in Mio and to host the Rehearsal Dinner. The Lodge accommodated the Rehearsal Dinner and guests well along with being comfortable for staying guests. The owners are very accommodating and easy to work with. The view is spectacular!
How do you describe auSable View Lodge in one word - it's impossible! Our group was stunned when we walked into the lodge and saw it's beauty and uniqueness. Everything is meticulously planned and designed. The view is spectacular. The accommodations were wonderful. You see something special at every turn. This is an incredible place to vacation.
Like being on top of the world
The auSable View Lodge is a unique and beautiful facility in a stunning location that literally made us feel like we were on top of the world. We had plenty of room for our party guests and comfortably slept seven families with nearly 20 children. Located atop Mio Mountain, the Lodge affords an amazing view of the area. Using binoculars or a spotting scope provided us with a birds-eye view of local landmarks, and even farmers, miles away, working their fields.
It truly is spectacular and it turned our gathering into a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Dr. Timothy jackson
Terrific accommodations and the hospitality was memorable!
The Lodge was a delight with nice sleeping quarters, spacious living areas, comfortable seating and breath taking views of the outdoors.
This is an amazing lodge. The view is unbelieveable. We enjoyed our stay.