Features of the Cedar Lodge
4,100 sq ft of finished living space with over 3,000 sq ft of knotty pine tongue and groove planking on the walls and ceilings - giving the house a very warm and inviting "lodge" feeling.
The property is equipped with Comcast Xfinity's fastest available "Extreme" cable Internet service combined with a custom Wifi Mesh network with multiple Access Points that results in strong Wifi signals throughout the house, deck, BBQ grill area and even the firepit.
9 BRs and 8 Full BAs - with 6 of the BR-BA suites on the ground floor including 4 which are wheelchair friendly -- with sufficient maneuvering room to use a Hoyer Lift in these 4 accessible BAs/ BR suites (we tested one).
All 9 BRs have Queen beds, with 4 BRs also having Twin Bunkbeds.
Fully stocked with dinnerware, pots/pans, paper towels & much more. See Detailed List of All Items Provided.
The BAs in the four wheelchair friendly ground floor BR-BA suites each have 3x5 roll-in showers, drop down robust grab bars on both sides of the commode, knee room 36" counter/sink, and generous floor space for expanded maneuvering room. Bonus for parents of toddlers: These large 3x5 roll-in showers make a great spot for Pack-N-Plays at night!
All 9 Queen beds have high quality mattresses and super comfy memory foam / gel combination 3-inch thick mattress toppers.
The Kitchen has 2 full size fridges - both have ice-makers - and 2 electric stoves to better accommodate large gatherings (there is a 3rd full size fridge in the Gathering-Game Room to keep beverages cold and conveniently nearby - it also has an ice maker).
The open concept Kitchen-Dining space features a huge custom dining table (may be separated into two tables) with seating for 20. With barstools at the Bar-Buffet Counter and add'l seating in this space, 30 people may be seated at one time for meals.
An intimate Conversation Nook with comfy seating is adjacent to the open dining & kitchen area.
At 845 sq ft the 36' x 24' ground floor Gathering-Game Room is generously proportioned and features a 13-foot vaulted ceiling, new slate top pool table, new ping pong table, new foosball table, new 12-foot HD projection TV w/ Definitive Technologies 6-speaker home theatre system with a Yamaha head unit (fills the entire space with distortion-free sound -- even at high volume) , full-size fridge with ice-maker, 7 sofas each over 7-feet long, plus 4 Bistro tables with bar stools.
The Gathering-Game Room has a custom sound deadening wall to acoustically separate it from the rest of the house. This 9.5-inch thick wall utilizes double layers of 5/8-inch drywall glued together with special sound absorbing adhesive between the layers of drywall, mounted on alternating 2x4 studs using 2x6 sill plates, with the wall cavity stuffed with 6 inches of R-19 fiberglass insulation, with both sides of the wall then topped with 3/4 inch solid pine planking.
The 4 new accessible BR-BA suites also feature sound-deadening walls with extra thick 5/8-inch drywall, sound absorbing adhesive, and insulation in the wall cavities -- all under a layer of 3/4-inch knotty pine planking.
The TV Room on the Walk-Out Level facing Stone Lake measures 12' x 19' with comfy sofa, loveseats and a 50" 4K Smart TV.
The main level Covered Deck measures 670 sq ft and has outstanding views of Stone Lake - just 35 feet away - and features 4 dining tables with 25 comfortable "springy" padded deck chairs, bar stools, side tables. The 42-foot long deck has privacy walls at each end with "see-thru" stainless steel cable deck railing facing the lake. The unique deck roof is made of clear GE Lexan material which makes the deck nice and bright - but with all of the surrounding trees has very little direct sunlight so it's not hot in the summer.
A large playscape for the little ones is set among the shade trees at the west side of the house and features an adjacent private patio with seating so adults may comfortably keep an eye on things.
A basketball hoop - easily adjustable from 10' down to 7' without tools so also great for the little ones - is right at the driveway.
15 bikes - a mix of adult and kid's sizes - for Guests to enjoy on the trails in our private 47 acres of woods and along the quiet streets of the Village of Cassopolis.
Its own 24-foot Pontoon Boating Pkg (optional), which includes 7 sit-on-top kayaks (5 adult, 2 child), & a 6'x17' floating "Lilly Pad.".
New boat dock at the beach - with a boardwalk featuring comfortable seating right at the water's edge.
Concrete driveway parking for 4-6 cars right at the house with an additional gravel parking area across the quiet street for 7-9 more vehicles.
A new in 2016 Geo-Thermal HVAC system (2 units actually) provides heat and central AC to all 4,100 sq ft of living space. Two high-capacity hot water heaters (assisted by the geothermal units) provide a never-ending supply of hot water.
A Firepit overlooks Stone Lake and has ample seating.
A sloped hard-surface path from side deck to back yard facing the lake with the firepit...with assistance a wheelchair user may traverse this path.
47 Acres of private woods with trails for exploring just across the street (shared with our other 3 vacation lodges.