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Houghton Lake: Where Families and Friends Come Together...

East Bay, in the heart of Michigan, will put the heart in your next family lakeside vacation. East Bay Lakefront Lodge is a historic and cozy lakeside getaway on Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland body of water! When it was built in 1925, it was the only family resort on the lake. That same focus has held. With 27 private bedrooms encircling the Great Room, East Bay creates an atmosphere of true hospitality.


East Bay Lakefront Lodge's beach has campfire spots, picnic tables, grills and white sand. Whether your beach vacation is spent reading a book by the water, wading in the waves or building a sandcastle, Michigan's Houghton Lake has beachside entertainment for every family or group vacation.


There are 27 rooms that open up to a room with a fireplace, books, games and television. It's your family's living room, but bigger! With the option for privacy or family gatherings in the Great Room, East Bay Lakefront Lodge accommodates all families. Kids activities are organized as well!


East Bay is the source for family fun: water balloon toss and treasure hunts, fishing, renting water toys or enjoying movie night and games in the Great Room.


With Houghton Lake - Michigan's largest inland body of water - steps away from your room, there's no good excuse not to cast your lure. Rent a boat and enjoy the serene solitude of the lake's waves. Once you've made your big catch, bring it back to the Lodge and throw it on the beachside grill!


The isolated quiet is ideal if you are waiting to make that hunter's pounce. Away from noise and distractions in lower northern Michigan, the Houghton Lake area is your prime hunting destination for grouse, woodcock, deer and much more. Spend a day out in the wild, but come back to a cozy fire!


When you stay at East Bay Lakefront Lodge, visiting Houghton Lake is a must. Take a few steps and choose your way to explore, either by paddleboat, motorboat, or pontoon. Watch the kids splash in the waves. Enjoy a view of the lake lined with pine trees from the beach or your own bedroom window.

Pet Friendly

East Bay Lakefront Lodge does offer pet-friendly accommodations for those who prefer to travel with their four-legged companion. For more information regarding rates and restrictions, please contact the lodge.


Rent out the spacious Great Room for your reception after exchanging vows next to the beautiful Houghton Lake beneath the shade of pine trees.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

East Bay Lakefront Lodge offers cottages set in peaceful forests. From your deck, gaze out over the calm waters of Houghton Lake. Nature walks are as simple as stepping out your front door! All are decorated in a northern motif with comfort as the top priority.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 27 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Houghton Lake
  • Nearby Water Houghton Lake
  • Open Dates All Year

Nearest Airports

  • Wexford County Airport (CAD) / 37.5 miles
  • Antrim County Airport (ACB) / 54.4 miles
  • MBS International Airport (MBS) / 60.4 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

  • Casino
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Golf Course
  • Kayaking
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Sailing
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Batting Cage
  • Bingo
  • Bumper Boats and Cars
  • Gambling
  • Go Carts
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Shuttle Service
  • Banquet Room(s)
  • Catering
  • Fishing Guides
  • Meeting Room(s)
125 12th St. Prudenville, Michigan 48651 United States  
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