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Amazing Northern Michigan Homes: Camp Fairwood Lodge on Torch Lake

Summer camp is a long standing tradition for a lot of families and there’s a home on Torch Lake that lets you relive your great summer camp memories.

Whitney Amann and chief photojournalist Jeremy Erickson take you to a cozy rustic retreat with a fun history for this week’s Amazing Northern Michigan Homes.

“This is the lodge at Camp Fairwood, which was a boy’s camp starting in the 1920s, operated until the 1960s, and this structure was the lodge,” said Don Fedrigon, real estate broker for RE/MAX. ‘It’s been converted into a cottage, beautiful grounds, stable, tennis courts, and beautiful surroundings.”

It’s a great way to relive the glory days of summer camp.

This rustic log home held onto its vintage look and feel and has plenty of space to house all your campers or coworkers.

“There’s six bedrooms, we’ve got five baths, and it’s just a nice cottage or could be a corporate retreat,” said Fedrigon. “It’s a classic full log structure with cathedral ceilings, just a nice open floor plan, beautiful fireplace and some real history here on Torch Lake.”

Four of the six bedrooms are upstairs with a landing that overlooks the living room lodge.

You can stoke the stove and watch the sunset over the water from one of the main floor’s two bedrooms and cook up a big camp breakfast in the large kitchen the next morning.

When you’re done with breakfast you can spend the day enjoying your 177 feet of frontage on Torch Lake.

“Has a great northern Michigan feel with all the wood and just a nice setting here with a lot of trees and beautiful shoreline.

Between the lodge, the land and the lake there is plenty to do on-site but if you care to venture out, there are amazing places to explore nearby.

“Very nice, deep property with all kinds of privacy,” he said. “The winding driveway takes you out to county road, of course, only a few minutes from Bellaire, Short’s Brewing, skiing at Schuss and Shanty, great location.”

Click for the listing of this Amazing Northern Michigan Home.