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480-acre retreat site hits market

June 24, 2019
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The view looking down at the lodges, barns, man cave and lake. Courtesy Wildlife Realty

What makes a perfect corporate retreat location? What makes a perfect family retreat location? While a quick Google search yields many results, here are a few that are high on our list.

Privacy. This 480-acre property is completely fenced and wooded. This perfectly serene piece of nature in Roscommon County certainly meets the requirements, yet it is only a two-hour drive from the Grand Rapids or Detroit area.  

Activities. Features include an 8-acre stocked pond with sites for sitting and looking out over the water or fishing. Launch a canoe or kayak from the dock and enjoy the calm glasslike surface of the lake. Nine miles of groomed trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling or any other outdoor activity you can come up with for summer or winter. There is a 60-by-120-foot pole barn for all the toys. 

Beaver Lake Roscommon County Michigan retreat propery for sale
The view from the lake looking back at the lodges.

Cool space to hang out. The main lodge is log cabin style and features 3,200 square feet of finished living space, including leather couches, chairs and bar stools open to the full kitchen. There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms and a 2,400-square-foot guest house or "man cave" with two bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. Many wood-burning stoves ensure you will never be cold on those chilly Michigan evenings. 

Main Lodge Roscommon County Michigan retreat property for sale
The main lodge: five bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Bonding time and memory making. Time away from distractions and bonding time are high on the list of retreat priorities. When you think about the moments in your life that you remember, where did they take place? A great corporate retreat or family getaway location gives you the opportunity to spend time with the people in your company who are important to you, or the people in your family that you wish to have a closer bond with. Spending time away from television — or a more contemporary challenge — time unplugged from devices and social media allows you to have conversations with co-workers or family and really get to know them and for them to get to know you. This family retreat in Roscommon allows for plenty of vistas, bonding around a bonfire, making s'mores or tossing back a few Michigan-brewed beers.

Man Cave Roscommon County Michigan retreat property for sale
The man cave: two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms.

Close proximity to civilization ... just in case. For some, a perfect retreat might be something that isn't too far away from civilization. Just in case something goes haywire or if your thing is to be one of the locals. These 480 acres, while being remote and peaceful because of its size, is just a short drive away from West Branch, where there is outlet mall shopping just off M-55. It’s close to Houghton Lake for those sport fishermen serious enough to want to take part in Tip Up Town festivities or Winterfest in Higgins Lake. 

Now is the time to take advantage of a large parcel of land to make your own perfect corporate retreat site or your own family getaway that will last for generations. Large parcels of land like this are few and far between. Blake Ver Woert of Wildlife Realty can show you this spectacular retreat today. Your own private, turnkey piece of heaven. You can reach Blake at (616) 308-3122.

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