Big Bear Adventures

(231) 238-7729
2390 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749

Big Bear Adventure White Water Rafting Big Bear Adventure, Hotel, Motel, Accomodations Big Bear Adventure, Group Packages

Northwoods Lodge

For questions or reservations, please call the Northwoods Lodge directly at (231) 238-7729


Located exactly 1 mile north of Big Bear (on the same road), the Northwoods Lodge is a 2-story log lodge in a beautiful and peaceful setting where rustic goes first class! With only 16 rooms, it has the quaintness of a Bed & Breakfast, but also the privacy of a motel.

All rooms are themed "northwoods" with log beds, log furniture, wildlife art, and even a pine tree! Room amenities include microwave/mini-refrigerator, in-room phone w/ free local calls, clock radio, and Cable TV. A Free enhanced Continental Breakfast is included ("cook-your-own" Belgian Waffles, coffee, orange juice, cereal, bagels, breads, doughnuts, and more!) A gorgeous honeymoon suite w/ in-room Jacuzzi is available, as well as Non-Smoking rooms and a Barrier-Free Room. There is a centrally-located, cozy lobby w/ fireplace, 2 leather couches, magazines, TV, "Up North" Gift Shop, and 3 log tables and chairs (perfect for playing cards or checkers!) There is also Ice, Pop, and Guest Laundry. Roll-aways & Cribs are available, and there are a few specific rooms that accept Pets (please ask).

Outside, there is a very large grassy yard, a bonfire area w/ picnic tables, and a small pond and nature / hiking trail. There is ample room for trailer parking and boat docking is available just 1/2 mile away on the Indian River.

All 1/2 mile - 2 miles away: the public beach on Burt Lake, the Indian River Golf Course, shops and restaurants, exciting Canoe, Kayak, Raft & Tube Trips on the crystal-clear Sturgeon River, and family fun / 18-Hole Adventure Golf, and the world's largest crucifix - the "Cross in the Woods".

Other Types of Rooms

  • Rooms are available w/ 1 Queen Bed, 1 King Bed, 2 Double Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed w/ a log Twin Bunk Bed Set (very popular w/ children & teens), and 1 King Log Canopy Bed w/ in-room Jacuzzi (great for special occasions!). There is also a Barrier-Free room w/ 2 Double beds. Full housekeeping is included.
  • Rates: vary by the room and season. There are Sunday thru Thursday discounts (most rooms average $55 - $85, but a few can go up to $120 per night on weekends in peak summer). The King Jacuzzi Suite averages $110 - $140, w/ some peak weekends at $160 - still a great value for the size & uniqueness of the room!