Our recommendations for area lodging:
Chateau Rockmoor- 3 minutes from XC Ski HQ
A beautiful, well-furnished, stone house on Higgins Lake with four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 11 people. Available for weekly or weekend rentals. Call 800-832-2663 to reserve.
Songer’s Log Cabins – 10 minutes from XC Ski HQ
Eight two-bedroom cabins. Rustic but completely modern, with showers, refrigerator, gas stoves, cable TV’s, microwave, coffee makers and plenty of pots, pans, dishes and utensils. Very clean and nicely furnished. 989-366-5540
Shields’ Houses – 5 minutes from XC Ski HQ
Three lakefront houses for rent on Higgins Lake.
Springbrook Inn – 15 minutes from XC Ski HQ
A great bed and breakfast, offering free XC Ski HQ facilities passes to guests! Wonderful ambiance, clean, and an onsite tiki bar and restaurant. Located in Prudenville. 989-366-6347
Odder’s Den Bed & Breakfast – located on XC Ski HQ trail system
A bed and breakfast, right on the ski trails! Perfect for your cross country ski holiday. Open weekends only. Reserve early. Call 989-821-7588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grayling Super 8 Motel – 15 minutes from XC Ski HQ
A clean, affordable motel between Higgins Lake and Grayling. Convenient I-75 access. 989-348-8888
Beachfront Hotel – 20 minutes from XC Ski HQ
New owners. Very clean, indoor heated pool and spa, complimentary continental breakfast, fitness room, in-room coffee maker and hairdryer, game room, free wifi. Located in Houghton Lake. 989-202-4700
Places we like to eat:
Stone Turtle Day Lodge – onsite at XC Ski HQ
The Stone Turtle Day Lodge, with its roaring fireplace and friendly staff, is a perfect lunch choice. Choose between delicious handmade paninis, classic and vegetarian chili, personal pizzas, Bosco sticks, fresh cookies, muffins made from scratch, plus weekly lunch specials including Bean Bomb nachos, barbequed pulled pork, hamburgers, grilled fish sandwiches, and more. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.
The Timbers – 3 minutes from XC Ski HQ
The Timbers is a great choice for American fare, pizza, seafood, burgers, and breakfast. For the best ambiance, eat your meal in the rustic bar area. Located on the Cut River near Higgins Lake. 989-821-6532
Fred’s – 10 minutes from XC Ski HQ
Great pizza. A fun atmosphere with bowling and a bar in a remodeled rustic log building. Located in Roscommon. 989-275-6566
Spike’s Keg o’ Nails– 20 minutes from XC Ski HQ
Fun, lively atmosphere. Great burgers. Arcade games for kids and great Friday night fish fry. Located in Grayling. 989-348-7113
Springbrook Inn’s East Bay Grille– 15 minutes from XC Ski HQ
Casual fine dining Thursday through Sunday only. Located in Prudenville. 989-366-6347