Beautiful Home on the Pere Marquette River w/ Above 400 Acres of Land! Space in Branch with balcony and kitchen Watassa Retreat: Situated on 60 acres with frontage on the Big South Branch of the Pere Marquette River-a designated scenic river. Nature trails extend in all directions in the paychecks. Most probably, hikers will never encounter another human, only wildlife. Together with the nearest neighbor two miles distant and completely surrounded with the Manistee National Forest, you have achieved the closest you will to complete seclusion. The huge home is well suited to family retreats, corporate retreats, or hunting/fishing expeditions. INSIDE THE HOMEThe lodge includes 8 bedrooms and 5 full baths. Public areas include a large living room with beamed ceilings, wood burning fireplace, and generous seating space and pool table, shuffleboard, and foosball table. An open configured kitchen, dining room, living room could seat up to 17 guests . Porches incorporate a screened porch and an open upper balcony porch overlooking the lake, a excellent spot to observe eagles and ospreys. There’s an expansive backyard surrounding the gathering room with scenic views of the surrounding character. Please Note: there’s not any online service available at the residence. SLEEPINGThe unit sleeps 16. All bath and bed linens are provided. Bedroom #1: King bed (Ground level)Bedroom #2: Queen bed with en suite bathroom (Ground level)Bathrooms 3: Full bed (Main 1 400 ACRES OF ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL Level)Bedroom 4: Total bed (Main Level)Bedroom #5: King bed (Upper Level)Bedroom # 6: King bed (Upper Level)Bedroom #1: King bed (Upper Level)Bedroom #8: Queen bed (Upper Level)EATINGThe kitchen is totally equipped. There’s a typical drip coffee maker along with a coffee bean grinder. There is seating for up to 17 guests in the main dining area and an extra dining table at the gathering room. A side porch off of the screened porch has a Green Egg Grill that uses lump coal for barbecuing. PARKINGThere is lots of parking on the house to accommodate. THE LOCATION:The land was the site of a logging camp dating to the 1880’s. The bridge, which allows for access to both sides of the river, was built to permit for a narrow gauge railroad to support the logging camp. The Pere Marquette River program is well famous for its trout fishing in the spring and salmon fishing in the fall — recognized as some of the very greatest fishing in Michigan. The encompassing Manistee National forest is home to deer, turkey, grouse, bear, porcupine, bobcat and many other species indigenous to Michigan. The woods of mixed hardwoods and pine trees are all teeming with ferns and wild flowers. Stargazing is spectacular since there’s no light pollution. Located one hour from two good skiing resorts. Miles of snowmobile trails are accessible from the paychecks