The Pine Bend Cottage

Pet Friendly 4 bedroom 2 bathrooms Minimum stay varies

A Classic Ausable River Retreat

Immerse yourself in the unmatched tranquility and opulence of the Royal Stag Lodge. Nestled on a secluded peninsula along the serene waters of the AuSable River, this historic retreat represents the pinnacle of rustic elegance merged with contemporary comfort. Crafted with unparalleled attention to detail in the late 1940s, the lodge invites you to be part of its legacy, offering over 2,500 feet of exclusive river frontage, a private island with mesmerizing waterfalls, and verdant perennial gardens. With panoramic views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, the lodge becomes a living portrait, encapsulating the peaceful essence of the flowing river and lush landscapes. It’s an expansive estate designed for reconnecting with nature, where each room, each nook, unfolds a new story. Tailored for large groups, the lodge serves as an idyllic backdrop for family vacations, reunions, and unforgettable events, comfortably hosting up to 30 guests. Beyond a place to stay, it’s a realm of shared experiences and cherished moments, offering a tapestry of recreational amenities set amidst sprawling green spaces and ancient forests.

AMENITIES: Where Luxury Meets Nature

Exclusive Riverside Retreat:

Nestled on a private peninsula with over 2,500 feet of secluded frontage on the main branch of the AuSable River, offering serene water views and sounds.

Historic Craftsmanship:

Built in the late 1940s with wide plank knotty pine, massive exposed beam construction, and adorned with four 5-feet tall elk antler chandeliers, showcasing beautiful craftsmanship.

Extensive Entertainment Options:

Offers a game room with an 18-foot shuffleboard, pool table, table tennis, foosball, poker table, and more for endless entertainment.

Sprawling Green Spaces:

Music & Relaxation Nooks: Equipped with SiriusXM, CD, and iPod dock music across the property, and several screened-in and open-air lounges for enjoying nature's symphony.

Panoramic Views:

Boasts a 60-foot wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for immersive river views, bringing the beauty of nature indoors.

Accommodates Large Groups:

Ideal for large or multi-family vacations, reunions, and special occasions, with additional lodging options to comfortably sleep 30 people.

Private Walking Paths & Fishing Spots:

Includes nearly 1 mile of river frontage, multiple private paths leading to the best fishing spots, and a private spring-fed pond for ice skating in winter.

Music & Relaxation Nooks:

Equipped with SiriusXM, CD, and iPod dock music across the property, and several screened-in and open-air lounges for enjoying nature's symphony.

Ancient Forest Exploration:

Discover Mary's Trail, leading into a private 10-acre section of ancient forest, reminiscent of Hartwick Pines, for awe-inspiring walks among towering trees.

Luxury Accommodations:

The lodge features a master suite with en-suite bathroom and king bed, and additional bedrooms to cater to the comfort of all guests, enveloped in the lodge's rustic elegance.

Private Island & Waterfalls:

Features a private island accessible by bridge, complete with a series of four relaxing waterfalls and lush perennial gardens for a tranquil escape.

Recreational Masterpiece:

A perfect blend of wood, custom metal railings, big game mounts, and pelts, ensuring guests experience the essence of a luxury lodge.

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Experience Packages

Want a full catered experience?

The Outdoorsman
4 Day Hunting & Fishing Getaway
3000/4 people
  • Guided Hunt
  • Guided Fishing
  • Steak Dinner
  • Cigar and Liquor Bar Stocked
  • Premium Snacks
Relax & Unwind
Sleeps 6
$150/night
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • Top quality hotel-grade mattresses
  • Crisp white linen
  • Cosy down duvets
Family Adventure
$165/night
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • Top quality hotel-grade mattresses
  • Crisp white linen
  • Cosy down duvets
Our stay was amazing. We will be returning again.
Amy Johnson
Adventurer