Pershing Place - The River Compound

The Royal Stag Lodge

The APEX in Northern Michigan River Lodging

The Pine Bend Cottage

A Classic AuSable River Retreat

Uncle Toms Cabin

A late 1800's Logger cabin on Pioneer Pointe

~ The Royal Stag Lodge ~

An Elite River Lodging Experience

As you pull up to the stone pillars framing in a custom metal entrance gate, 

you will come to know that you are in for something special... 

Proceed slowly down a long towering pine tree lined driveway you will descend down to The beautiful AuSable river valley


You will see signs at the fork in the road for our sister properties:

Uncle Tom's cabin and The Pine Bend cottage,

but your headed to The Mother Ship, our vacation rentals Brand, name and legacy was created here.... and now your part of its rich history. 


Your headed somewhere special, somewhere elite, like nothing you've ever experienced for you, your family and friends.


As you turn right and drive 150 yards along the rivers edge, hammocks, the bonfire ring and chairs, as well as the summer screened in dining hall comes into view.


A few more feet and You've arrived to The Royal Stag Lodge!

Welcome! 

We are Honored to have you with us.

Prepare to enjoy your time!


You will be greeted by our consierge service they will help you acclimate to the grounds, the series of out-buildings and all the special features that you will come to love during your stay.


The Royal Stag Lodge is a late 1940's, wide planked, knotty pine, tounge and groove Lodge built on a massive exposed Beam construction frame. 

Four 5' tall elk antler chandeliers illuminate the beautiful craftsmanship. 

A perfect mix of wood, custom metal railings, big game mounts and pelts let you know that you will be living in a recreational masterpiece.

From every window in the house you have a river view and most importantly those relaxing sounds of flowing water over rocks, mother nature, peace and quiet flowing in.


The Lodge is built on a peninsula so your wrapped 300 degrees in water frontage and on the North end inside the Lodge, is a 60' wall of floor to ceiling windows where you are consumed by the river views only 15' away


A Legendary property on the Main branch of The AuSable river below Wakeley Bridge.


Located on over 2500 feet of private, secluded frontage, this northern Michigan oasis is the perfect getaway spot for large or multi-family vacation, reunions, golf, fishing/hunting trips or any other special occasion. 

This property boasts a bridge over to your private island complete w a series of 4 relaxing waterfalls and perennial gardens. 

Several strategically positioned hammock spots for the ultimate in river therapy and many sitting benches to take in all the sites and sounds of the Huron National Forest.


For the music lovers we have sirius Xm, Cd, and ipod doc music piped across the 4 acres of green space


Enjoy guides rest screened in room for your morning coffee, mid day nap, dessert, or evening burbon, wine and cigar pairings


Combine this property with its guest house The Pine Bend Cottage, also on vrbo and you can comfortably sleep 30 people!

Together they provide thousands of feet, both up and down stream thanks of its strategic placement. 


For a  small additional fee add on the RSL game roomfor extra entertainment space. Complete with an 18' shuffle board table, pool table , table tennis, foos ball table, poker table, extra fridges/freezer space, stereo and satellite tv over a 55" flat screen tv.


This location and its beauty is unrivaled on the river market in the state. 


The lodge is perfectly manicured. Surrounded by towering spruce, tamarack, cedar, birch and white pine and sits on 4 acres of lush green grass, a truly park like setting. 


This allows for our guests to have the privacy needed to truly enjoy an up north river vacation alongside family, friends, or co-workers. 


The Royal Stag Lodge has been exclusively used for the owners family, friends and distinguished guests. 


This is the APEX of privacy and private access on the river, now available to you!


The overall 32 acres compound boasts 1 main lodge, The RSL, two guest lodges in The Pine bend Cottage and Uncle Toms Cabin.

All told we offer just under 1 mile of river frontage complete with a private island, accessible by bridge, is perfect for picnics, lounging, and wading in and out of the river when fly fishing.


Multiple private walking paths for ease to and from the best fishing spots, some leading to a private spring fed pond, nestled in the forest, perfect for ice skating in the winter.


Mary's trail takes you into a private 10 acre section of our own Hartwick Pines style forest where only the oldest and tallest trees have been left standing, leaving you awe inspired in their towering beauty.


The lodge is 3500 square feet with a larger than life wood burning fireplace and more custom features than you can even take in, in a 3 days period

6 bedrooms (Upstairs The Royal Stag master w full en suite bathroom - boasts a king bed, down the hall over looking the great room you have the Brook Trout room - which offers a single over full bunk set with a single pull out trundle mattress below. 

Next to this is The Steelhead room - Offering a queen mattress.

These two are connected by a newly renovated jack and jill full bath.

Downstairs-

The Brown Trout room - offers a Queen bed overlooking the river, 

The Rainbow Trout room - single over full bunk set with a single pull out trundle mattress below. 

These two are also connected by a newly renovated jack and jill full bath.

Off of the kitchen is a bunk set.

You can sleep 16 people in beds.


We can comfortably accommodate 3 adult couples and 10 children in beds. 3.5 baths.  OR

5 adult couples each with their own bedroom.


Fully upgraded chefs kitchen with granite counter tops and all the knives, utensils, cookware and dishes you will need to prepare the daily feasts. 4 ovens, gas burning stove top, microwave, coffee station, and 2 full sized refrigerators and freezers.


For an additional fee, 

We offer FULL chef service and wine pairings from our wine cellar for dinner.


Oven ready Breakfasts, charcuterie plates and riverside lunches are available as well.


Chef Jared Bobkin is in  charge of making the magic in the kitchen. He was a  contestant on the hit show Hell's Kitchen seasons 15 and 17.

Classically trained in culinary Arts.

His experience comes from working at fine establishments such as: 220 Merrill in Birmingham, Local kitchen and Bar in Ferndale, Bayview Yatchclub, Bourbons in Brighton, Flavored Nation in Columbus Ohio, Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills MI, and Tequila Blue in Royal Oak.


The fishing access is outstanding!

Located just down stream of the holy waters and just above the calm waters of Connors flats. 


The RSL has a private boat/canoe launch on the property for your put in / take out convenience. 


Private access to Wakeley Lake trail system where miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails await you all less than a half mile from your door step!


You can enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, nature watching, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and much more....


The screened in summer dining hall seats 24 family, food, all while overlooking the AuSable river.


THE ROYAL STAG LODGE is a recreational DREAM come true. 

We know that you will enjoy your stay!


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The Royal Stag Lodge is the Flagship of Our Brand


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- The Pine Bend Cottage -

A Classic AuSable River Retreat

Pine Bend Cottage is an early 1950's, wide planked, knotty pine, tounge and groove cottage. A true classic on the Main branch of The AuSable river.


Located on over 2500 feet of private, secluded frontage, this northern Michigan oasis is the perfect getaway spot for family vacations, fishing/hunting trips or any other special occasion. 


With a porch that overlooks AuSable river, the views are immaculate. Reaching hundreds of feet, both up and down stream thanks of its strategic placement on the inside bend of a horse shoe shaped bend, this location is unbeatable. 


The cabin is surrounded by towering spruce, tamarack, cedar, birch and white pine and sits on 4 acres of lush green grass, a truly park like setting. This allows for visitors to have the privacy needed to truly enjoy an up north vacation alongside family, friends, or co-workers. 


The Pine Bend Cottage has been exclusively used for the owners family, friends and distinguished guests. 


This is the APEX of privacy and private access on the river, now available to you!


The overall 32 acres compound boasts just under 1 mile of river frontage complete with a private island, accessible by bridge, is perfect for picnics, lounging, and wading in and out of the river when fly fishing.


Multiple private walking paths for ease to and from the best fishing spots, some leading to a private spring fed pond, nestled in the forest, perfect for ice skating in the winter.


Mary's trail takes you into a private 10 acre section of our own Hartwick Pines style forest where only the oldest and tallest trees have been left standing, leaving you awe inspired in their towering beauty.


The cottage is a cozy 1800 square feet with a large wood burning fireplace. 4 bedrooms (The Black Bear room - has a queen bed, The Whitetail room -  twin bunk set with on suite full bath, The Moose room - two separate twin beds and The Elk room - twin over a full bunk) You can sleep 9 people. We can comfortably accommodate 2 adult couples and 5 children. 2 full baths. 

Add 3 more on the screened in porch cots during the warmer summer months 


Fully upgraded chefs kitchen with granite counter tops and all the utensils, cookware and dishes you will need to feel right at home. 


The cottage is only 15 feet!!! from the rivers edge with breath taking views from all the riverside windows.


A covered porch on the riverside has a teak breakfast table perfect for dining, tying flies or playing cards. From this deck you over look a second, open aired dock complete with Adirondack chairs literally sitting over the river below!


The fishing access is outstanding!

Located just down stream of the holy waters and just above the calm waters of Connors flats. 


Pine Bend Cottage has a private boat/canoe launch on the property for your put in / take out convenience. 


Private access to Wakeley Lake trail system where miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails await you all less than a half mile from your door step!


You can enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, nature watching, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and much more....


NEWLY ADDED OUTDOOR LIVING AND DINING SPACE! 

FULLY SCREENED IN TO KEEP OUT THE BUGS, COTS SLEEP AN EXTRA THREE GUESTS RIGHT ON THE SCREENED IN PORCH FOR AN UNREAL OUTDOOR SLEEPING EXPERIENCE!


The Pine Bend Cottage is a recreational DREAM come true. 

We know that you will enjoy your stay!


For more images and reviews, check out our photos on Instagram: 


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The Pine Bend Cottage is

~ A Royal Stag Lodge property ~

- Uncle Tom's Cabin -

A Charming and Rustic Late 1800's loggers cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin on Pioneer Pointe is a late 1800's hand-hewed logger’s cabin. Located on a super private peninsula, the cabin is nestled among towering, mature Red Pines, with the perimeter outlined in mature Cedars, Birch, Tamarack and array of other Pines. 


Cozy, warm and humble, take a step back in time to enjoy the beauty of the world renowned, blue ribbon, Au Sable River.  


Settled on 11.3 acres, 1800 feet of river frontage surrounds the property on three sides. Multiple, private walking paths through the overall 32 acre property, some leading to a private spring fed pond, nestled in the forest, perfect for ice skating. 


Mary's Trail takes you into a private 10 acre section of our Hartwick Pines style forest where only the oldest and largest trees are standing, leaving you awe inspired in their towering beauty.


The cabin is 2,000 square feet with a large wood burning fireplace. 3 bedrooms (one queen bed on main level, two rooms upstairs one with two twin beds and the other with a twin over a full bunk), and one large loft with a bunk bed and a pull-out couch. You can sleep a total of 11 people. We can comfortably accommodate 2 adult couples and up to 7 children. 2 full baths (one up stairs, one on main level) and a Washer and dryer. 


Add 3 more people during the warm summer months as they can sleep on the screened in riverside deck, complete w pillows and sleeping bags


1,000+ square feet of riverside deck for outside enjoyment. Bonfire pits. 


Fishing amenities are outstanding, located just downstream of the Holy Waters and just above the calm waters of Connors flats. Uncle Tom's Cabin has a private boat/canoe launch on the property for your put-in or take-out convenience. 


Private access to the Wakeley Lake Trail System, where miles of beautiful trails await you less than a half mile from your doorstep!


You can enjoy Fishing, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and much, much more. 


Uncle Tom's Cabin is a recreational DREAM come true. 

We know you will enjoy your stay.


NEWLY ADDED OUTDOOR LIVING AND DINING SPACE! 

FULLY SCREENED IN TO KEEP OUT THE BUGS, COTS SLEEP AN EXTRA THREE GUESTS RIGHT ON THE SCREENED IN PORCH FOR AN UNREAL OUTDOOR SLEEPING EXPERIENCE!


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- The Whirlpool River Lodge -

A Classic 50's era Cabin on "The Holy Waters" of The AuSable River

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You can't beat this pet-friendly, riverfront, luxury cabin retreat on the Holy Waters of The AuSable River!


Settled on 4 acres and 800 frontage feet of AuSable river perfection, this luxury up north cottage is perfect for family vacations, fishing trips, guys/girls weekends, and so much more. 


A wandering creek shoots off the main branch of the AuSable thru the cedar forest directly into a private reflection pond. This water then returns to the main branch of the AuSable creating a private island, accessible by two wooden foot bridges on the East and West sides of the property.


The Island boasts several Adirondack chairs strategically placed for different secluded views of the river and the grounds. Fire pit, 10 person picnic table, hammocks and more.


Located on a private peninsula, the cabin is nestled among towering, mature Pines, with the perimeter outlined in mature Cedars, Birch, Tamarack and array of other Pines. 


Cozy, warm and humble, take a step back in time to enjoy the beauty of the world renowned, blue ribbon, Au Sable River.  


The cabin is 1550 square feet with a large wood burning fireplace. 3 bedrooms (one king bed in master, two back bedrooms both with a Twin over full and a pullout twin below and a large sitting area and two pull-out couches for additional sleeping. You can sleep a total of 14 people. We can comfortably accommodate 3 adult couples and up to 8 children. 2 full baths (one master ensuite and one in main room) and a full size Washer and dryer. 


Add 3 more people during the warm summer months as they can sleep on the screened in riverside porch, complete w cots, pillows and sleeping bags


COMING SOON - 1,000+ square feet of riverside deck for outside enjoyment. Bonfire pits. 


Full kitchen comes completely stocked with everything you need to cook for your family and guests. 

Great room complete with fieldstone fireplace, vaulted wood beam ceiling with two skylites. 

Rustic knotty pine interiors and a riverside/reflection pond screened in porch.

Master bedroom suite with custom ensuite bathroom


Fishing amenities are outstanding, on the Holy Waters just upstream of Whirlpool where boats/canoes/kayaks can easily be launched for your put-in or take-out convenience. 


You can enjoy Fishing, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and much, much more. 


The Whirlpool River Lodge is a recreational DREAM come true. 

We know you will enjoy your stay.


IMPORTANT NOTE - 

This property is located on the "Flies only" and "catch and release" only section of the river. Traditional rods, lures or bait are NOT allowed.


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- The Boardman River Lodge -

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A beautifully crafted white cedar Log home, with immaculate finish work for large family groups right on The Boardman River. 

Secluded and Private 40 acres with NO visible neighbors

Its a recreational DREAM come true!


2500 feet of Boardman River frontage, 800' of Private 22 mile / East Creek frontage and a towering column of natural Artesian spring water jetting out of the ground on the property

Backs to additional  60 acres and 3500 additional River frontage on The Boardman and Swanson creek. protected under conservation esasement


Close enough to ALL the action of the big city but just far enough and fully Immersed in nature to unwind, relax & reconnect.


Fish. Hike. Mountain Bike. Shop. CC ski. Snow Ski. Sled. Tube. Snowmobile. Waterparks. Golf. Visit all our local Wineries....


Downtown Traverse City 15 min.

VASA Pathway 10min 

Schuss Mountain/Shanty Creek 48min

Hickory Hill 25 min

Timberlee Hill 29min

Missauwaukee Rec. area 30min

Crystal MTN 35min

Boyne MTN. 1.20min


The Boardman River Lodge is a:


Royal Stag Property


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call Will 248-343-2202


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