Christmas In Gaylord, Michigan: The Ultimate Wintertime Escape

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Gaylord, Michigan is a magical place to spend the holidays. And the town is no stranger to the second home market. It draws people from all over for its stunning lakes and mountain views. And with the Otsego Club & Resort’s exceptional Alpine terrain, you’ll love spending your winter skiing the snow belt. Here we feature two of Gaylord’s best. Each offer prime lakefront locations and are only five minutes from world-class skiing, but have price points that are miles apart.

Splurge: Impressive Gaylord Lake Home With Tons Of Space To Entertain For $1.19M

Few Gaylord, Michigan retreats compare to this one! It offers six-bedrooms, eight-bathrooms, and a whopping 8,426 square feet. And it’s located right on the lake! The whole family will love retreating to this masterful home on six-plus-acres with 320 feet of frontage. Plus, there is room for everyone. We are talking two living rooms, three dining areas, two fireplaces, a massive wrap-around deck, and a gourmet kitchen for cooking all your holiday favorites. 

Just imagine winters spent cozied up with family and friends only minutes from mountain fun. Come summertime everyone will come back for the magical lake views and hikes. It’s a true legacy estate and place to make memories that will last a lifetime.  

Kurt Jacobs with Alpine Realtor Group has listed 1197 Big Lake Road, Gaylord, Michigan for $1.19 million.

Steal: Lakefront Log Cabin With All The Seasonal Charms For $675K

This exquisite lakefront estate also sits just five minutes from the wonders of Otsego Club & Resort! Exceptional skiing and impressive mountain fun are but a short drive away. And living here means enjoying year-round excitement with watersports by summer and snow-shoeing by winter. The four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom log cabin is warm and inviting. 

And it’s interiors are ideal for holiday entertaining! This includes a great room with ample windows to watch the snowfall, plus a stone fireplace to warm up after a day on the slopes. In the gourmet kitchen, you even can whip up a meal while overlooking the serene waters of O’Rourke lake. There is a loft, a game room, and a den with wet bar. Guests will love the comfortable suites with storage and plenty of space to unwind. As a bonus, the listing says, “Mr. Tom Shumate known for his wildlife carvings and paintings from Gibraltar, Michigan has several pieces designed for this homeowner and included in sale of this beautiful log home.” Other highlights include two-and-a-half-car attached garage, a 10×12 cubby for work bench, and a security system.

Karen Jenks-Buhl with Coldwell Banker Schmidt Gaylord has listed 1550 Lake Club Drive, Gaylord, Michigan for $675,000.