House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 16 Sleeps
About Cindy Blodgett
My husband has been a home builder for over 30 years and built this beautiful vacation home for ourselves,to have a place large enough for our 10 children to come home to with their own families, but the recession hitting construction business a few years ago and at the time we still had 7 children still at home to support along with college tuition to pay, in 2013 we made the decision to share our home with others to get through the recession. We are happy to say that we have had great renters the last several years and now one son is a college graduate in computer programming and recently married, our daughter has her degree in nursing and is recently married and another son also recently married. We also have 4 adopted children (1 of which is in high school and two just graduated and a 7th grader.) Although we miss spending the summers on the lake, we are glad to know it is being used for others to create wonderful family memories. Our daughter getting married a couple years started us down a new adventure. When having no success in finding a wedding venue, my husband took on the challenge of turning our barn into a beautiful wedding venue. After hearing all the compliments from the guests, we decided to make the necessary additions to rent it to others. So if you know of someone looking for such a venue, check it out. Blodgett Wedding Barn Schoolcraft, Mi The lake house only 20 minutes away makes a great place for wedding guests to stay.
Cindy Blodgett purchased this House in 1990
Why Cindy Blodgett chose Marcellus
Plenty of room for large families. Plenty of activities for all ages. The beach is perfect for young children.
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Fantastic family vacation place
We had 3 generations staying in this lovely home. There was more than enough room for everyone. The grandkids loved all the activities available in the lower level. The highlight was being in the water. The hard sandy bottom and clear water were especially nice for the younger grandchildren. The older ones enjoyed jumping off the huge duckie. Although the lake is rather small, water skiing and tubing were great, and you could watch it all happen from the dock. The lake is also perfect for kayaking. Thanks to the Blodgetts for opening up their home. We’d love to come again!
Hemlock lake house experience
The house is beautiful and large. Plenty of rooms and beds; most beds were not very comfortable. House was so-so for cleanliness; expected better for the price. Lots to do at the house and lake is beautiful. 1 neighbor was not friendly and burned leaves for parts of 3 days, creating smoke issues. Jet-skis were annoying at times.
Sorry the lake experience wasn't what this guest was expecting. People will have fires and drive jetskis at a lake.
This beautiful large lake house I rented for my family for our daughters wedding this weekend was fantastic. We really enjoyed our time here.
Great house with awesome amenities
We had such a good time at this beautiful home. Fully stocked all the way around (kitchens, entertainment items, etc.). Even though the weather could have been warmer for August (not like that is the owner's fault, of course) we had plenty of room inside to keep the kids and the adults busy but not tripping over each other. Loved the paddle boats and kayaks and the water trampoline, and the great firepit. Loved the full length porch that is enclosed so the little ones can't get to the stairs. So peaceful in the mornings before people get on the lake.
Just a heads up though, no wireless, so you need to have a good data plan for your phone if you want to stay connected to social media. Also, bring a lot of bug spray. It is beautifully shaded, but the mosquitos love to visit.
Had a great time. This is the first home we've rented (and we've rented one every year for probably a dozen years), that the family liked so well we want to go back in 2018.
Thank you for the nice review. That is a great compliment that this is the first place you want to revisit. We are glad to have you back. Good idea to give the heads-up on not having wifi. Even though we mention that on the listing, some people miss noticing it. It was a tough decision whether to provide wifi, but we have had so many families thrilled that without the easy accessibility to social media, they found their families connecting. Instead of evenings spent with faces glued to phones, they were enjoyed together around the ping-pong or pool table, a board game, or a family video, which is what we love to hear. Understanding that some adults need to keep up with work, coming prepared with an adequate data plan for that is a good pointer.
The owner of the property is accommodating and easy to work with. This is our 2nd stay at this property, and I would return again. Sandy beach, clear water, and plenty of water activities for the children.
house was perfect for our family of 15 , kids loved the water and the swim dock
* fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboating
* bring your own boat and gear for tubing, skiing, kneeboarding
* yard games- croquet, bean bag toss,
* napping in the hammock
* toys, games, puzzles for all ages provided
* nearby antique stores and ice cream shoppe
* nearby golf
* Swiss Valley Ski Resort only 20 minutes away.