About Us / Resort
Best Bear Lodge & Campground was established in August 2013 and serves as the ultimate lodging destination for the outdoor enthusiast. We offer our guest premium accommodations at competitive rates, personalized to their interests. Our new RV Resort features spacious pull-through sites with 50/30/20 amp electric, water & sewer hook-up. Located in the heart of Manistee National Forest, our guests have easy access to some of the best ATV, snowmobile, and hiking trails in the Midwest. Additionally, we are only a few miles from the beautiful Pine River, ideal for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.
Baldwin, Michigan, may be a small town, but it’s right in the middle of the great outdoors and features some of the best sporting activities or just plain relaxing you can find in northwestern Michigan. And we at Best Bear Lodge & Campground can be your base camp for ATV trekking in the summer or snowmobile adventuring in the winter and everything else you can think of to celebrate being in nature.
Best Bear Lodge & Campground was established to provide all the comforts of home while still being in the middle of all the outdoor action. Hiking, snowmobiling, and ATV trails are easily accessible, whether you stay at the lodge or bring your room with you to enjoy our camping facilities. We are here 24/7 to answer your questions.
Situated in the midst of 10 acres of glorious woodland, Best Bear Lodge & Campground features rooms with daily housekeeping, full kitchens, and DISH satellite TV with up to 200 channels so you won’t miss what’s going on back in the “real” world. Our RV Park has full hookups with electricity, sewer, and water. The sites are well maintained and situated for privacy when you need it and camaraderie with your neighbors when you want it.
There’s plenty more to enjoy of the great outdoors that’s well within range of Best Bear Lodge & Campground. Many of our guests come equipped and ready for activities such as:
• Snowmobiling in the winter
• Canoeing and boating
• Dog sledding
• Ice skating
You’ll want to stay longer, or at least return again and again after you explore all the wonders Best Bear Lodge & Campground.
Our pleasant and welcoming facilities are matched only by our friendly staff, each of whom is dedicated to your comfort and complete satisfaction. We’re focused on making sure you enjoy your visit, so we’re well prepared to point out hiking or motor trails and tell you the rules of hunting and fishing.
You’ll know that you’ve found that perfect hideaway when you visit us at Best Bear Lodge & Campground, located in greater Irons, Michigan also serving the surrounding areas. Leave your troubles behind and strike out for adventure by simply booking now or calling us for rates and reservations.
Location; We are Located 18 miles North of Downtown Baldwin. Take M-37 to 10 Mile Rd. DO NOT TURN DOWN ANY DIRT ROADS UNTIL YOU ARE WITH IN A 1/4 MILE FROM OUR RESORT. We are located a short drive to many area attractions. 47 miles south of Traverse City, 47 miles northeast of Silver Lake Sand Dunes and 53 mile southeast of Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Meet your hosts; Matt and Carrie Bearup. All the way from Las Vegas, NV to the little town of Irons Michigan, living the American Dream!