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Chateau Rockmoor in Higgins Lake

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Chateau Rockmoor has it’s own high speed internet hub and you can connect via an ethernet cable or wirelessly. Speed is very fast.

Enjoy a family vacation at Higgins Lake, one of the world's most beautiful lakes.  The all stone Chateau Rockmoor is located under towering pines atop Oak Bluff, on the Eastern Shore of the south end of Higgins Lake. Accommodations for up to 11 in 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

CHATEAU ROCKMOOR
On Higgins Lake
323 Chaney Point Drive Roscommon, MI 48653

Mailing Address:
Rockmoor: c/o Connie, Jim, Lynne & Bob Frye
1603 East Higgins Lake Drive Roscommon, MI 48653

 
Our family has owned Chateau Rockmoor for over 37 years. It was built in the 1930's and is a very unique type of dwelling. The exterior is made entirely of rocks from Higgins Lake. The charm of this lakeside retreat is unsurpassed.
 
Hope you brought your camera because Higgins Lake is the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. There is no place better to spend a summer vacation. Vacationers come from all over the USA to enjoy the crystal clear water and sandy lake bottom; not to mention the beautiful sunsets.  It’s truly Pure Michigan

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All linens are furnished and beds are made. Just use your own beach towels.

The paved parking area will accommodate four cars and across from the stone garage on the East side of Chaney Point Drive there is even room to park one or two boat or snowmobile trailers.

Outside, there’s a back patio and grill. In front, on the lakeside, Rockmoor has a dock, two boat moorings, beach grill and patio, beach bonfire pit, sandy play area for the kids and great swimming in crystal clear fresh water. The sandy lake bottom at 50 paces from shore is only 3 to 4 feet deep making this an ideal location for water sports.

Our heavy duty, deep water mooring for larger boats has a 7 to 1 scope with 15 feet of chain and 5/8 inch 3 strand nylon line. Our shallow water, near shore mooring for pontoons and smaller boats, also has 7 to 1 scope. These moorings use shackles to attach to the boat’s bow eye. Be sure to tighten shackles firmly with pliers when securing boat to mooring.


On the first floor you will find the kitchen with dishwasher, electric oven and stovetop, coffee maker, crock pot, microwave and a good assortment of pots and pans.

The living room includes a fireplace, Cable TV and DVD.

The dining room seats 8 with ease.
 
The breakfast sunroom seats 6.

The glassed in (with screens) front porch (for those beautiful sunsets) also has a table that seats 6.

There is also one downstairs bedroom and one downstairs bathroom with shower and a washer and dryer,.

The second floor has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with a bathtub/shower.

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Chateau Rockmoor: Frequently Asked Questions, Activities and Attractions

What is the shoreline like - sandy, rocky? Bluff to the water Rocky/sandy shoreline then a sandy bottom after the shoreline stones.

What is the lake bottom like - sandy, rocky? Sandy. Does the lake bottom have a gradual slope good for wading and families with children? Great wading and swimming for families and children. At 90 feet from shore the depth is 2 1/2 feet with a sandy bottom and crystal clear water.

How's the swimming? Fabulous.  What about swimmers itch? Only 10% of people are affected by swimmers itch. If you are think you might be, it is a good idea to enter the water from the end of the dock and towel dry after swimming; or use a waterproof insect repellant with DEET before swimming.  When is the water warm enough for swimming? It was great by Memorial Weekend 2010! 

And anything else you can think of that is water related - can watercraft be rented and used at the Chateau Rockmoor? Yes, B&B Marina  rents ski boats, pontoons and Jet skis.

Fishing opportunities? Higgins Lake is well known for Perch, Bass, Brown Trout, Salmon and big Lake Trout!  Check with the  Sports Barn Live Bait Store for suggestions.

How’s the plumbing? Chateau Rockmoor’s crystal clear, great tasting tap water comes from an onsite well and sewage is handled by an onsite septic system.  Please be patient and conservative with water and don’t put anything in the toilet but toilet paper and “you know what”.

What about the trash? Trash gets picked up on Monday morning. Be sure to put the rolling trashcans (located in garage) out early.

Are pets allowed? No. There are nearby kennels such as North Country Pet Care.

 
What else? Just a 3 minute walk away to the north and east, is the Gerrish Township Recreation Field. It features well kept Tennis Courts, Basketball court, Baseball field, picnic tables, kids play structures and bathroom facility. Recycling facility is also located there. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is 1.5 miles north, featuring great X-C Ski Trails that make great summer running, hiking & biking trails.

Where can we launch our boat? Boat launching is available at the South Higgins Lake State Park is 2.5 miles south of Chateau Rockmoor.

Where can we buy food and supplies? Town & Country Market is just 1 mile north. IGA is 3 miles south. Glens Market is in Roscommon. Bart’s fruit market at Houghton Lake.

The Village of Roscommon is 6 miles away to the northeast, and features a very large screen Theater (Roscommon Cinema) and great canoeing on the AuSable River (Hiawatha Canoe Livery, Campbell’s, Watters Edge).
 
What about restaurants? Forest Dunes  (10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf Mecca.  Fred’s (6 miles away in Roscommon) recently reopened and has great food, Friday fish fry and a bowling alley.  Buccilli's  (15 miles away at Houghton Lake) is great for Pizza and Italian Food.
Silver Dollar Bar (11 mi away on Higgins Lakes west side) has music & Friday fish fry. Tin Fish Bar  (6 miles away in Roscommon) has music & is reasonable. Matt’s Lake Street Grill & Pizzeria and BC Pizza are both in Roscommon (6 miles away) and deliver. Timbers Restaurant on the Cut River (2 miles south) is very close and reasonable. Nibbles (3 miles south just past the S State Park) is the place for ice cream.

And golf options?

Forest Dunes  (Golf World Magazine: Readers’ Choice Awards (America) - #1 Forest Dunes - 10 miles away on Chase Bridge Road northeast of Roscommon) is a 4 star dining and golf mecca.

Ye Olde Country Club (4 mi)  

Burning Oak (5 mi)  

Fox Run (8 mi) 

White Deer (14 mi)

Pineview Highlands (17 mi)

The Quest  (14 miles)
 
Garland (four championship Michigan golf courses - 38 mi)

vacation rental rates

Rates Include All Fees and Taxes (updated May 14, 2014)
High Season Summer: First week in July through first 2 full weeks
in August; weekly: $3500, 2 weeks: $3325/per week.
Transition Week: Last full week of June..$2450/wk
Late Summer: 3rd week of August through Labor Day Weekend; weekly:
$2450
Early Summer: Memorial Day Weekend through 3rd week of June, weekly: 
$1900 or $300 a night.
Off Season Rates: First full week of September after Labor Day through 3rd week in May.
Weekends (or any 2 nights): $500. Arrive as early as Friday noon and
stay as late as Sunday noon.
Each additional night is $100. Off Season Monthly: $2000
Over Christmas and New Years Holiday - Minimum of 7 Nights ($1000)
plus $100/night for each additional night

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Top things to do in Higgins Lake
  • How's the swimming? Fabulous
  • Water Skiing & all Water Sports
  • Diving
  • Best Sunsets
  • Beach Bonfire
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  • How's the swimming? Fabulous
  • Best Sunsets
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Canoe rental on the AuSable River
  • Hike the XC Ski HQ trails
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  • How's the swimming? Fabulous
  • Beach Bonfire
  • Best Sunsets
  • Water Skiing & all Water Sports
  • Canoe rental on the AuSable River
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Stayed here a few times

Review submitted: September 6, 2011   Date of arrival: September 16, 2010

We have rented this property a couple of times for the Roscommon Fireman's Memorial Festival weekend. The place was awesome! Because it is so roomy, all of our grown kids and grandkids were able to join us and stay together. The large dining room table was perfect for family breakfasts. There were games to play, fireplace to enjoy at night and so much more. We highly recommend it!

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing

Owners response: We have had quite an increase in Fall rentals. Not only for festivals but for color tours, fishing, relaxing, Indian Summer, mushrooming, hunting, hiking and biking!

Helpful votes: 9 / 11

 

Super stay at the Rockmoor on Higgins Lake

Review submitted: May 18, 2010   Date of arrival: May 8, 2010

Our family had a great stay at the Rockmoor. Obviously it was off season, so it was cold. We utilized the nearby park several times for games of basketball, tennis, hide and go seek, and other games. We're an active family, so the park was nice. Also, we took a nice long bike ride around the area and to the state park. Fred's Bowling in nearby Roscommon was a nice find. They have games for $1 during their happy hour which was from 3 - 6 on several days. It's a great bowling alley with automation and everything.
The house was very big. Everything worked fine and our kids had a great time. The water front would have been better if it had been warmer, but that's only because we went in May. The outside grill areas are nice both down at the beach and up by the house. I think we grilled twice.

If you chose to use this property, you would not be disappointed if you like time away with your family and lots of space. If you are looking for all the bells and whisles, this is not your place. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer.

Helpful votes: 26 / 27

 

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