Located just north of the Village of Bellaire, Sassafrass Lodge is the perfect base camp for your vacation Up North! The house is suitable for a family or 2 small families, or a group getaway. There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway, and for 2 more along the side of the house. From here it is a mere 1/3 of a mile to Short's Brewery and the Village center. Bee Well Meadery has recently opened in town. The Bellaire Smokehouse, offering smoked and fresh meats, is right next door. One block away is Richardi Park, which is a great family area with a playground, swimming beach, and basketball courts. 1 1/2 miles up the road is the Orchard Hill Road parking area for the Glacial Hills mountain bike and hiking trails. A 15 minute drive gets you to golfing and winter skiing at Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain. And of course, Bellaire is surrounded by northern Michigan's Chain of Lakes.
Sasafrass Lodge is a 1940s house that has 1700 square feet of living space. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. 2 bedrooms are upstairs and have window air conditioners. The downstairs queen bedroom has an attached large bathroom, and adjoins the bunkbed room that has a window air conditioner, with a door. The house has a large and well stocked kitchen, a laundry room, and a dining room with a large table. There are 2 living rooms. One is set up as the TV room and has 2 reclining sofas. The other is a sitting room and has a sofa and 2 reclining chairs. The front of the house is a glassed in porch. It is lighted, has a ceiling fan and the windows open to let in the summer breeze.
Sassafrass Lodge sits on 3 city lots. The outdoor space is large and inviting. The fenced in back yard is surrounded on 2 sides by trees. There is a large deck that has a table and chairs, a picnic area with gas and charcoal grills and a picnic table, and a fire pit.