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Experience the Outdoors in Michigan's Beautiful North Country

The adventurous traveler is in for an unforgettable vacation when planning a trip with Big Bear Adventures. This Michigan destination has over 30 years of experience in providing exciting outdoor getaways for anyone looking to enjoy the wonders of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The stunning Sturgeon River is a highlight for canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting trips, while wintertime offers exceptional options as well such as cross-country skiing and winter rafting. Onsite, you will find an 18-hole adventure mini golf course and a ropes challenge course to keep you entertained as well. Big Bear Adventures features two lodging properties: Northwoods Lodge and the Big Bear Dorm. All properties provide comfortable accommodations and modern amenities to make you feel right at home throughout your stay!

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Skiing at Big Bear Adventures. Big Bear Adventures is a great option for your Michigan winter vacation. They offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing rentals and a close proximity to the area's best trails for your outdoor adventure. The Wildwood Hills Pathway is ideal for cross-country skiing for all skill levels, while the Seven Springs Nature Preserve, a 50-acre preserve on the shore of Burt Lake, is perfect for snowshoeing!
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Amenities
Open Dates
  • All Year
Property Size
  • 16 units
Nearby City
  • Indian River
Nearby Water
  • Sturgeon River
General
  • Gift Shop
Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Bumper Boats and Cars
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
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Nearest Airports

  • Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport (PLN) / 14.5 miles
  • Antrim County Airport (ACB) / 40.1 miles
  • Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) / 59.1 miles

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

Packages
Romantic Add-Ons

Impress and surprise that someone special with our Romantic Add-Ons which can include the following:

- A Bottle Of Champagne or wine with complimentary glasses

- Specialty Chocolates

- Fresh Strawberries

- Personalized Birch Bark Canoe Ornament

- Assorted Floral Arrangements with complimentary vase

- 6 Pack of Beer and Large Bag of Chips

- Cheese & Cracker Sampler

Please call for current pricing

Deal Expires

April 4, 2018

Travel Dates
  • April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018
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Big Bear Adventures/Subway VIP Discounts

Visit the Northwoods Lodge and receive exclusive Big Bear Adventure discounts (located 1 mile away)

  • SUMMER- 10% off exciting Canoe, Kayak, Raft and Tube trips as well as Bumper Boats, 18 hole Adventure Golf and Ropes Challenge Course.
  • WINTER- Complimentary voucher for snowshoe rental (up to 2 hours, $12/person value). Lodge guests also receive 20% off regular rates on Guided Winter Raft Trips or X-C ski rentals.
  • YEAR-ROUND- 10% off all subs, salads, pizzas, meals and platters at Subway of Indian River.

Deal Expires

April 4, 2018

Travel Dates
  • April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018
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Golf Discounts

Stay with us at the Northwoods Lodge and enjoy 18 holes of discounted golf at the Indian River Golf Club which is rated by Golf Digest as one of the best courses in Northern Michigan.

Available May – October.

Deal Expires

October 27, 2017

Travel Dates
  • May 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017
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Odawa Casino Specials

Guests of the Northwoods Lodge receive a voucher for Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey for $5 off per person for the Waas-no-de Buffet. Guests will further enjoy a $5 free slot play for extra fun at the casino. 

Available year-round

Deal Expires

April 4, 2018

Travel Dates
  • April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018
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Traveler Reviews

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