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Best Bear Lodge & Campground

10642 N Merrillville Rd, Irons, MI 49644-8623
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Destination BBL for Adventure, Recreation & Hospitality. Enjoy Direct Access to the most popular ORV trails, Snowmobile & ATV Trails in Irons Michigan. Our affordable climate controlled 3 or 4 bed studio suites include fully equipped kitchens, dish satellite TV, full size bathroom, daily housekeeping and many other amenities to make your stay one of comfort and economy. The RV Park features spacious 40 ft by 80 ft pull through sites with full hookups with electric, water, and other amenities. The campground offers both primitive and electric sites. Looking for cheap rates? Enjoy your stay in our new four seasons climate controlled camping cabin, sleeps 4 and includes dish TV with over 200 channels, a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dining table and chairs. Located in the middle of 10 acres of natural beauty, we offer you peace and quiet and a pristine getaway. While staying with us enjoy the Manistee National Forest, trails, hunting, fishing and downhill & cross country skiing. You'll know that you've found that perfect hideaway when you visit us at Best Bear Lodge & Campground, located in Irons, Michigan, serving all of Lake County Michigan and the surrounding areas. Leave your troubles behind and strike out for adventure by calling us for rates and reservations. We now rent ATV side by sides.
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Free parking
Hot bath
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Paid wifi
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
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Clothes rack
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Electric kettle
Bath / shower
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Hair dryer
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Heather W wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Rented a 6 seater ATV but they had it break down, so the owner called before our time and asked if I had multiple licensed drivers in the party and allowed us to rent 2 four seaters for the same price. We had a blast! Staff was very pleasant and helpful. I would absolutely rent from them again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
mattdh123 wrote a review May 2020
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Low cost ATV rental, had a blast! They offer bigger vehicles than about anyone else so my whole family could ride. Owners were very nice to work with. I will be going again some time. I didn't stay in any of the lodging.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Andrew S wrote a review Sep. 2018
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Exactly what we were liking for. After a backcountry trip we needed a place for the night, by chance found this campground with cabins. The grounds may be a bit rustic but the owners and the amenities are top notch and very affordable. The cabin was clean, well stocked, and everything was well thought out. Our neighbor sitting next to a campfire outside his front door summed it up best: “I travel here for business and this is less expensive than a hotel and you can’t have a campfire in a hotel.” The owners went out of their way to help me fix some broken equipment, and as a result I had a comfortable stay. I look forward to visiting again, thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Dream68147575070 wrote a review Jul. 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri56 contributions20 helpful votes
We weren't sure where to stay while in Michigan, so chose this place due to the cost, kitchenette and proximity to activities. It was clean and quiet; about a half hour from Lake Michigan, a little over an hour from Sleeping Bear, and a half hour from Cadillac. This is a good place to stay if you don't mind driving to do "tourist stuff". I was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was compared to hotels, etc. No constant slamming doors,people running down the hallway, or traffic noises. That was great!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Cindy B wrote a review Sep. 2017
Macomb, Michigan7 contributions7 helpful votes
We needed a place sleep close to where a friends funeral was being held. We also really wanted to cook breakfast as a family and have some family time. What a delight to meet owners Matt and Carrie. Our cabin was extremely clean and had all the amenities that we needed. I loved being able to cook the breakfast items I brought with me in the nice kitchen. Definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$90 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMichiganLake CountyIrons
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Bear Lodge & Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Nearby attractions include Oak Grove Tavern (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Irons Cafe, Oak Grove Tavern, and Bob's Country Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at Best Bear Lodge & Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Best Bear Lodge & Campground accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.