The Royal Stag Lodge

Pet Friendly Shower Parking Private bathroom

An Elite River Lodging Experience

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled serenity and luxury of the Royal Stag Lodge, a breathtaking retreat nestled on a private peninsula along the pristine waters of the AuSable River. This historic lodge, crafted with meticulous attention to detail in the late 1940s, offers guests a unique blend of rustic elegance and modern comfort. With over 2,500 feet of secluded river frontage, a private island adorned with cascading waterfalls, and lush perennial gardens, the lodge is a sanctuary for those seeking tranquility amidst nature's beauty. The expansive property features panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing the outdoors in and enveloping guests in the peaceful sounds of flowing water. Accommodating large groups with ease, the Royal Stag Lodge, together with additional lodging options, provides the perfect setting for family vacations, reunions, and special gatherings, comfortably sleeping up to 30 guests. The estate boasts a plethora of recreational amenities, including a game room filled with entertainment options, sprawling green spaces surrounded by majestic forests, and private walking paths leading to exclusive fishing spots and a spring-fed pond. Experience the ultimate in relaxation with strategically placed hammocks and lounges, offering a serene escape with every detail tailored to enhance your connection with nature and ensure a memorable stay at this unparalleled northern Michigan oasis.

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