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Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Searching for peace and quiet to write, I rented their rustic cabin for two weeks. Matt and Carrie are exceptional hosts. They are friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and keep everything looking great. Truly went above and beyond as hosts. This is a place to go to get off the grid into the silence of coyotes at night and a beautiful night...

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with two other families and had a wonderful time! Can't say enough about the hospitality that Matt and Carrie give to everyone. From the moment we arrived till the end of our stay we were well taken care of. FYI at the moment rv sites are water and electric only. Sewer hookups are in the works . Easy...

Thank debmon825
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We just returned from 5 nights at BBL. This is a family owned and operated business. Carrie and Matt have gone over the top with their hospitality. The sites were scheduled to have sewer hook ups when we arrived but there was a delay. As a result Matt came around with a tote tank and emptied out tanks at no...

Thank tbg120
South Lyon, Michigan
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We loved the friendly and welcoming manner of the hosts. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable. The camper and the rooms are well cared for and very reasonable. We truly enjoyed out stay and will stay again soon!

Thank Karen F
Muskegon, Michigan
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We went for a second visit a few weeks ago. We have quads and enjoyed our stay last fall so we came back! We love the campground and the easy access to the trails. The campground owners are involved and they are truly nice people who care about their guests! I had an accident on the trail and they went...

Thank justdraftin
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 June 2016

great place, good people, other camper were very friendly, fishermen , trail rider, mushroomers. had a great time, we will go back. we went with our daughter and her husband, had bonfire the first night, bought wood right on site, very reasonable, the owners are great people, the cabin is real nice , everything is modern, all furnished,you don't need...

Thank debbiesdoor
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We have a 40 ft motor home connected to. 14 ft trailer so it isn't easy finding a campground that can accommodate us. We were met at the front gate, guided to our site, and given the grand tour of the campground and what they had to offer. Matt and Carrie made us feel like we were VIPs of some...

Thank canamman
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Best Bear is the BEST (man I crack me up), no really. The Lodge is in close proximity to both Irons and Baldwin. Great rustic setting feels like your are in the wilds but you are not. If you wish you can hit either town for meals/groceries or cook in your room. Rooms are clean with all like new appliances,...

1Thank marc w
London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Matt and Carrie have an amazing place in Irons MI just outside of Baldwin. We camped in September of this year with another family who came all the way from Florida while riding our ATVs. Carrie called a couple of times over the weeks leading up to our stay to make sure we had all the information we need and...

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We found Best Bear Lodge during an extremely busy weekend up north. Matt and Carrie are very sincere people having an honest great time while operating a family business. We stayed in a tent that they have for rent on site, and it was one of the best experiences we have had camping in a long time. Other campers were...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Paid Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Best Bear Lodge & Campground

Address: 10642 N Merrillville Rd, Irons, MI 49644-8623 (Formerly Irons Motel)
Region: United States > Michigan > Lake County > Irons
Price Range: $114 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“There's a type of room here for everyone.”
6ShannonW, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are soundproofed and have new cookware, stoves, and refrigerators. there is not a bad room in the place.”
ricmoh, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Anywhere on site is great”
johnknwd, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“all the rooms have 3 Beds”
  • Each Room has a Kitchen
301mattb, 10 Aug 2013 | Read review
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