Centrally located halfway between Kalkaska and Grayling, Birchwood Cove Chalet sits on 77 feet of private waterfront on an all-sports lake. You’ll be just MINUTES from all of Northern Michigan’s most popular destinations!


From Traverse City


From Grayling


From Metro Detroit

Sunset Trail: 0.5 miles

The Chalet is located just moments away from Sunset Trail, an ATV/Snowmobile trailhead which opens up access to hundreds of miles of groomed trails winding throughout Northern Michigan.

Manistee River: 12.2 miles

Flowing all the way to Lake Michigan, the Manistee offers great canoeing & kayaking for both the novice & experienced. With 225 miles of beautiful scenery, wildlife, and excellent scenery, the Manistee is right down the road.

Grayling: 13 miles

Whether you’re looking for a fishing guide, excellent shopping, a night out at one of the several bars, or a night dining on the banks of the river while listening to live music, Grayling has it all.

Au Sable River: 13.7 miles

Just minutes from Michigan’s pristine Au Sable River, guests are able to enjoy what USA Today touts as the lodestone trout fishing destination. You’ll be just a short drive from some of the best fishing in the country!

Bars & Nightlife: 20.1 miles

The Chalet is just a short drive from many unique restaurants and bars. Honestly, you’ll probably never want to leave, but it’s nice knowing you have options just a few minutes away.

Boyne Mountain: 28.8 miles

Whether you visit during the Summer or Winter, Boyne Mountain has so much to offer. From Zip Lining to Skiing, the only thing you need to bring is yourself and your sense of adventure.

Visit The Chalet At Birchwood Cove

We Make it Easy!

Need to request a late checkout? Not sure how to work the coffee machine? Want to find tickets & deals for nearby attractions? We’ve got you covered. Our complimentary tablet will walk you through everything from check-in to check-out and everything in-between.

About the Lake

Pickerel is an All-Sports Lake located in Coldwater Springs in Kalkaska County, MI. There is a public boat launch just minutes away, so feel free to bring your boat or wave runners & tie off to our private dock!

Anglers will enjoy excellent fishing on the lake. It’s been stocked with walleyes for several years, and you’ll find lots of them here. The average size is about 4lbs, but there are bigger fish of 8 pounds or more present. This 100 acre lake has more than walleyes, though. You’ll find northern pike, impressive largemouth bass, blue gills and perch.

CLICK HERE to see the water depth/fishing map


4 Bedrooms

The home can accommodate up to 14 guests. In addition to the four bedrooms, there is a Twin Daybed w/Trundle, one queen-size Aerobed, three Twin Mattresses

2.5 Bathrooms

There is 1 common-area full bathroom, an on-suite in the upper level master, and a half bath in the walk-out basement. The upstairs master has a Whirlpool Jacuzzi and custom-tiled walk-in shower.


The chef in your group will love the gourmet fully equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and a farmhouse sink. Dine in style at the elegant hardwood table resting in the airy great room.


We go the extra mile for our guests. Get out there and enjoy the lake by taking our 2 kayaks out for a spin. In the evening spend time at the fire-pit roasting smores, and singing songs with the provided guitar!

There’s Plenty to Do at The Chalet!

Enjoy the Lake!
2 Complimentary Kayaks!
Have a Cornhole
Enjoy a Campfire
& Roast up some ‘Smores!
Have a Jam Session
On the house guitar!
Spend the Day
on the Water! (Seasonal)
Get Competitive with
a Rousing Game of Air Hockey!

Informed With Our

The Layout

Upper Level

Main Level

Lower Level

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