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Property Address:

  • 20074 Samara Trail, Lake Ann, MI 49650 (Directions)

  • This home is called "Lake Ann Lodge" or sometimes "LA Lodge"

Keyless Entry:

  • The home is accessible via keyless entry. The code is 8283

  • To open: Press numbers 8283 and then press the unlock padlock icon button

Parking Instructions:

  • There is plenty of parking for vehicles to be parked in the driveway.

  • You may also park in the 2nd lower level entrance driveway, just down from main driveway, for easier access or overflow parking needs.

  • Please do not park in the street.

We are grateful you chose our Lake Ann Lodge for your "Adventure North" to Traverse City and hope you enjoy staying at this one of a kind property! 

Please note the following Check-in Details for your stay at Lake Ann Lodge:


  • Please inform Shawne, of any problems or concerns upon arrival, so we can work to address these immediately!

  • For questions or concerns you may have during your stay, please call/text Shawne

  • For emergent situations only, or if Shawne has not been able to respond timely enough, call/text Dan

Check-in Instructions:

  • Check in after 4:00 PM

  • The home is accessible via keyless entry. The code is 8283

  • To open: Press numbers 8283 and then press the unlock padlock icon button

Operational How To Videos:

Please take a moment to watch these instructional videos, let us know your suggestions for additional videos for Lake Ann Lodge, if there is something else you think would benefit guests having a quick guide or more information about to help enjoy your stay even more.

Security Camera Information :

Your safety matters. There are security cameras, located next to the front door facing out, and surveillance of exterior areas is monitored to ensure your safety. It does not look into any interior spaces. Please be advised that if during surveillance of the exterior areas' malicious activity or destructive behavior is observed the owners will be notified and they will contact you immediately. Please make sure that your guests are not perpetrators of any sort of destruction to the premises. We expect that our guests will treat our property as if it were their own. If we are made aware this is not the case, do not be surprised if you receive an immediate call from us.


Lake Ann Lodge is located in a quiet "Northwoods Neighborhood" and has a tranquil backyard setting for your enjoyment! Please have fun but be conscientious guests and help maintain this quiet peaceful environment throughout your stay. We don't want to jeopardize the great neighborhood relationships we've built and appreciate your help by keeping noise to a minimum especially during the overnight hours from 11pm - 8am.

Wireless Internet Access:

  • Network: LA Lodge

  • Password: 5STARREVIEW

We strive to provide a "five-star" Adventure North Vacation Rentals experience, at all our homes, and truly want to be sure your requests are addressed whenever possible. If you enjoyed yourselves, leaving us a 5-star review online would be the most wonderful thanks we could ask for. If there is anything we could have done better, please let us know directly.

We appreciate your help and you taking good care of our home.

Prior to your departure, please tidy up the Lodge by doing the following:

Check-Out Instructions:

  • Check out before 10:00 AM

  •  Remove all perishable items

  • Take out the trash- Load and start the dishwasher

  • Leave beds unmade if used, no need to strip them

  • Place all used towels in a pile, in bathroom shower

  • Turn off all lights, electronics and appliances

  • Close and lock all windows and doors

  • Additional fees will be imposed if the Lodge is found in an unsatisfactory condition, so please return it to the condition in which you found it

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The Stone Oven - Great Pizza!


Sleder’s Tavern

Oldest, continuously operated restaurant in
717 Randolph Street, Traverse City
Distance: 10.9 Miles | 16 min. drive
Local's tip: Friday nights are All You Can Eat Fish (cod and/or smelt)!

The Chef’s In

Deli sandwiches, salad bar & soups
519 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 10.8 Miles | 16 min. drive
Local's tip: They're almost always busy, so call ahead. Click image icon for menu slips

Mary’s Kitchen Port

Fresh lunch items & kitchen goods
539 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 10.8 Miles | 16 min. drive
Local's note: The Gobbler is a Traverse City favorite!


Rustic "Up-North" American restaurant
5858 S Manitou Blvd, Glen Arbor
Distance: 17.9 Miles | 23 min. drive
Located in Glen Arbor

Rico’s Café & Pizzeria

American restaurant
5790 US-31, Grawn
Distance: 14.5 Miles | 19 min. drive
Family Dining - Brkfst-Lunch-Dinner

The Stone Oven

Pizza place
6551 First St, Lake Ann
Distance: 2.6 Miles | 5 min. drive
Order eat indoor/outdoor at Lake Ann Brewing Co. too!

Boone’s Long Lake Inn

7208 Secor Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685
Distance: 9.4 Miles | 13 min. drive
Year Round - Known for Steaks - Outdoor Seasonal Dining & Entertainment

The Hayloft Inn

Country western, family restaurant & bar
5100 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City
Distance: 5.5 Miles | 8 min. drive
Country Bar Restaurant - Entertainment

Red Door Coffee House

Coffee, Tea, Brkfst & Lunch, In & Outdoor
19631 Maple St, Lake Ann, MI 49650
Distance: 2.6 Miles |4 min. drive
Check Google Business for Hours , Changes Seasonally, Great Reviews!
Lake Ann Brewing Co.


Lake Ann Brewing Company

Rustic "up north" brewery
6535 1st St, Lake Ann
Distance: 2.6 Miles | 5 min. drive
Order food from The Stone Oven indoor/outdoor seating.

Hop Lot Brewing Co.

Beer Garden
658 S W Bay Shore Drive, Suttons Bay
Distance: 25 Miles | 31 min. drive
Guest favorite half hour scenic drive along M-22

Mammoth Distilling

Craft cocktails lounge
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Distance: 11.1 Miles | 19 min. drive
Local's tip: Great live music most Wed-Sat. Bring in food from Archie's at The Workshop

7 Monks Taproom

Craft beer taproom & pub fare
Distance: 12.3 Miles | 18 min. drive
Cozy, woodsy tavern with refined American pub grub, 46 beers on tap & kegs of wine.

Left Foot Charley

Urban winery & tasting room
806 Red Dr Suite #100, Traverse City
Distance: 10.2 Miles | 15 min. drive
Local's tip: Great patio. Try the Cinnamon Girl cider. Delish! Modern, independent winery & cider maker with a barrel room & a garden terrace for tastings.

Biggby Coffee

4041 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City
Distance: 11.5 Miles | 19 min. drive
Cheery regional coffeehouse chain serving specialty drinks, smoothies & baked goods.


Irish pub
400 W. Front Street, Traverse City
Distance: 11 Miles | 18 min. drive
Local's tip: Great place to play pool & darts. Lively, cozy Irish bar offering draft ales & pub grub, plus pool & live music.

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 21.3 Miles | 37 min. drive
Celebrity owner Carter Oosterhouse and brother Todd Oosterhouse are great friends of ours!

Art’s Tavern

Old school Northern MI tavern
Distance: 18 Miles | 23 min. drive
Cozy pub features American bar food & beers along with an outdoor patio for people-watching,
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Distance: 18.9 Miles | 25 min. drive
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!

Incredible Mo’s

Bowling, escape rooms, laser tag, dining &
1355 Silver Lake Crossings Blvd, Grawn
Distance: 15 Miles | 20 min. drive
Bowling, Food, Drinks, Escape Room

Crystal Mountain

Golf, ski & spa resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville
Distance: 23.4 Miles | 31 min. drive
Mountain resort, ski, sledding, Alpine Slide, plus a spa, waterpark

Boardman Lake Trail

Newly built boardwalk, on Boardman Lake
W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
Distance: 12.9 Miles | 24 min. drive
Boardman Lake Boardwalk Loop, trail for walking, biking, pets allowed.

Jacob’s Farm

Farm and Corn Maze, Pizza and Drinks
7100 East Traverse Hwy, (M-72 West) Traverse City
Distance: 7.7 Miles | 9 min. drive
U-pick Orchard, Corn Maze, Bar, Restaurant, Pizza - Check Website Spring, Summer & Fall Hours - Closed Winters

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Distance: 10.3 Miles | 15 min. drive
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours. Historic 1884 hospital complex now a sprawling shopping & dining spot with arboretum & hiking.


Homemade ice cream and farm
7263 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 7 Miles | 10 min. drive
Quaint, family-operated ice-cream shop on a dairy farm offering many homemade flavors.

The Magic Shuttle Bus

Wine, Brewery & Site Seeing Tours
Traverse City Area
Distance: They will pick you up!
Join-in or private tours - Site Seeing - Leelanau or Old Mission Peninsula


Oryana West

Community owned grocery store & coffee bar
3587 Marketplace Circle, Traverse City
Distance: 12.3 Miles | 20 min. drive
Great Organic Co-op Market open to public.

Sam’s Club

Membership priced groceries, gas & more
2401 US-31, Traverse City
Distance: 12.3 Miles | 19 min. driv
Closet Club Membership Big Box

Francisco’s Market & Deli

Pizza, Sandwiches, Beer, Wine & Groceries
2770 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 10.7 Miles | 16 min. drive
Local's tip: Great pizza. The Breakfast Pizza is a local favorite!

Fresh Coast Market

Specialty food store, gourmet deli & coffee
7270 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 7 Miles | 10 min. drive
Great Deli - Beer - Wine

Oleson’s – Long Lake

Locally-owned grocery store
3850 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 9.8 Miles | 14 min. drive
Famous TC Grocery Store Chain

Edson Farms Natural Foods

Health Food Store
835 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City
Distance: 8.5 Miles
Great Local Natural Foods + Deli

Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat shop, specialty groceries, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City
Distance: 11.2 Miles | 19 min. drive
Local's tip: Great meats for the grill. Try the bacon jerky!


Supermarket, pharmacy & gas
3955 US 31 S, Traverse City
Distance: 11.5 Miles | 18 min. drive
Local's tip: Very busy. Do shopping before 7am to save time. Check out Stocked-up.com for delivery

Lake Ann Grocery

Locally owned grocery store
19619 Maple St, Lake Ann
Distance: 2.6 Miles | 4 min. drive
Local General Grocery and Merchandise Store

The Bread Lady

Artisan breads, muffins, cookies & more
19773 Linwood Ave, Lake Ann
Distance: 2.7 Miles | 4 min. drive
Local Bakery with excellent reviews, check google for seasonal hours of operations
Leelanau or Old Mission
The Magic Bus - Wine, Brewery or Site Seeing Tours


Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City
Distance: 12.1 Miles | 22 min. drive
Full Service Bike Shop | Ski Rentals

ELEV8 Climbing & Fitness

Climbing & fitness gym
777 Boyd Ave, Traverse City
Distance: 12.1 Miles | 22 min. drive
WHY LOCAL'S LOVE IT: Great workouts. Fun for families!

Grand Traverse Bay YMCA (West)

Exercise facilities & indoor pool
3700 Silver Lake Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 11 Miles | 17 min. drive
Great Facility with pool, weights and nautilus gym equipment.

McLain Cycle And Fitness

750 E Eighth St, Traverse City
Distance: 15.7 Miles | 26 min. drive

Planet Fitness

3111 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City
Distance: 12.9 Miles | 20 min. drive

Alvina’s Canoe & Boat Rental

Canoe on Betsie River beginning at Green Lake
6470 S. Betsie River Rd., Interlochen
Distance: 13.7 Miles | 20 min. drive
Canoe on the beautiful Betsie River beginning at its source, Green Lake

Riverside Canoe Trips

5042 N Scenic Hwy, Honor
Distance: 18.7 Miles | 25 min. drive
Tube, Kayak & Canoe rentals for Platte River

Crystal River Outfitters

Kayak and bike rentals & sales
6249 W. River Road (M22), Glen Arbor
Distance: 17.1 Miles | 23 min. drive
Great reason to plan a day trip to Glen Arbor! Bikes, Kayaks, SUP's & Canoe Rental

Clear Water Kayaks

Canoe & Kayak Rental
6784 East Traverse Highway, Traverse City

Ride Leelanau

E-bike rentals
204 N Saint Jospeh St, Suttons Bay
Distance: 25.1 Miles | 32 min. drive
Premier eBike Rentals - Great reason for a day trip to Sutton's Bay & Leland
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

🅿️ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

🚗 Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies
Please email us your questions or concerns

Don't hesitate to text with any questions

If you don't get a timely response, please call Shawne directly

Contact Dan by call/text for emergent situations only