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Sylvatica Ecolodge Nature Retreat

SuperhostRapid River, Michigan, United States
Entire house hosted by Ryne And Jenny
6 guests1 bedroom3 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
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If you love tranquil cozy cabins in the woods, you will love Sylvatica Ecolodge! Sylvatica is a latin word meaning "of the forest" and this lodge is exactly that. It's a 4-acre property adjacent to the Hiawatha National Forest with a very diverse mature hardwood forest, a 0.5 acre planted prairie, a pond, woodland plant gardens, butterfly/hummingbird gardens and a vegetable garden. The property includes a 0.3 mile long interpretive nature trail explaining the natural environment and history.

The space
The interior of the ecolodge feels snug and comfortable and like part of the forest at the same time. The concentric layers around the house of natural forest on the outer ring, then semi-wild woodland plant gardens, then our rustic porches and finally woodsy interior. You'll feel like a forest creature here! The inside has a semi-rustic interior design melded with modern touches. We have a very efficient propane fueled heating system and hot water heater, modern foam insulation and natural bamboo flooring in the bathroom. Lots of local materials were used in the construction. Maple floors, white ash paneling, a white cedar arch way, an oak bookshelf along with oak and hickory furnishings. The flooring and ash paneling were both salvaged. A spacious rainforest themed eco-bathroom, laundry closet, an open living area with a nature library, a full-sized kitchen, a roomy loft with two sleeping areas, and a nice living/dining area. The whole home is decorated with local nature pictures taken by the owners.
Our guest services include a guide to local nature attractions (written by the owner) and include directions to and information about a nearby Indian cemetery, a beautiful secret beach, old growth forests, lakeshore cliffs, lighthouses, great areas for blueberry picking and the breeding grounds for the endangered Kirtland's warbler. This location is only an hour from Pictures Rocks National Lakeshore, 45 minutes from Fayette State Park and Kitch-iti-Kipi Big Spring (Palm's Brook State Park) 1.2 hrs from Marquette's many attractions, 1.5 hrs to Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Foxes, woodchuck, abundant deer, 125 species of birds have been seen here. Flying squirrels regularly visit the bird feeders on the porch at night! With all this abundant nature and nearby attractions, its a great hub for a week or 2 vacation!

Guest access
The basement is partially finished with a lab and a spare bedroom, but is currently closed off.

Other things to note
Just upgraded to fast internet as of 2-21-18!
If you love tranquil cozy cabins in the woods, you will love Sylvatica Ecolodge! Sylvatica is a latin word meaning "of the forest" and this lodge is exactly that. It's a 4-acre property adjacent to the Hiawatha National Forest with a very diverse mature hardwood forest, a 0.5 acre planted prairie, a pond, woodland plant gardens, butterfly/hummingbird gardens and a vegetable garden. The property includes a 0.3 mile long interpretive nature trail explaining the natural environment and history.

The space
The interior of the ecolodge feels snug and comfortable and like part of the forest at the same time…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

Amenities

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Fire extinguisher
Dryer
Smoke alarm
Private entrance
Essentials
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Kitchen
Heating
Free parking on premises

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Rapid River, Michigan, United States

The lodge is located in a beautiful hardwood forest with few neighbors present. It is a 30 minute drive to the closest town with a full-sized grocery store (Gladstone), although Rapid River has a some basic amenities and restaurants (20-25 minutes away). Cell reception is limited. Sometimes calls go through upstairs or in the driveway.
The lodge is located in a beautiful hardwood forest with few neighbors present. It is a 30 minute drive to the closest town with a full-sized grocery store (Gladstone), although Rapid River has a some basic am…

Hosted by Ryne And Jenny

Joined in December 2018
  • 70 Reviews
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During your stay
The hosts can be reached by email if any questions arise, but they will likely not be around the property. Guests are encouraged to contact the hosts about travel advice and recommendations and about our ecological guiding services.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to ₹14751