Secluded vacation rental in Gaylord

New Premier Private Retreat


Gaylord, Michigan

Secluded 10-Acre Vacation Rental in Gaylord, Michigan

Discover and explore Northern Michigan from this spacious 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home in Gaylord!

Relax at this peaceful vacation home, which feels far away from it all and yet is close to everything. The property is conveniently located just minutes from Treetops and Otsego golf resorts and quaint downtown shops and restaurants. Perfectly situated and set up for golf trips, family getaways, wedding guests, and outdoor enthusiasts, you will love making memories at this special place. Venture out to Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City, Charlevoix, or Petoskey — all an hour or less away! Day trips to Mackinac Island is a breeze. Return from your adventures to make dinner in the fully stocked kitchen, play board games and a round of air hockey, and watch your favorite shows on the Smart TV.

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Whispering Trees in Gaylord

You will not find a vacation rental in Gaylord like Whispering Trees.

We have painstakingly planned every detail of this home to create a comfortable, relaxing experience for our guests. Our guests LOVE this home and have consistently given it high ratings.

1 Private, secluded getaway

You will enjoy the stillness and peaceful surroundings from the moment you arrive at this property. The property sits tucked away on 10 acres of rolling hills, evergreens, and abundance of mature trees. It truly is a special retreat where you can leisurely connect with loved ones. The cabin is large and spread out over two levels. There are plenty of areas in and out of the home to gather with loved ones, or to spend time in solitude.

Many of our guests enjoy disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the buzz of electronics, and reconnecting with nature. Guests often experience seeing wildlife at the property including birds, deer, and turkey. You will be amazed by the breathtaking views at the property in all four seasons, from the lush greens and flowers in Spring and Summer, to the vibrant Fall colors, and truly spectacular winter wonderland.

There is a large dining area with an extendable dining table. During Spring, Summer and Fall, you can enjoy the peaceful three-season room complete with a gathering table and porch swing seat.

2 Perfect location

The home is 5 minutes away from the heart of Downtown. There are many fantastic restaurants, breweries, and local shops nearby. You won’t want to miss ice cream and hot chocolate at the Alpine Chocolat Haus, and great food at places like the Iron Pig, Ah-Loy Bamboo, El Patron, and Mary’s Stein Haus.

Grocery shopping is easy with multiple options available nearby, including Family Fare, Meijer, and Aldi.

3 Amazing area attractions

The property sits adjacent to amazing golfing at Treetops Resort, and Otsego Resort is only a couple of minutes away. Gaylord is truly the Golf Mecca with 17 golf courses to enjoy.

Explore more than 90 inland lakes in the surrounding area, including the popular Otsego Lake. The lakes in the Gaylord area are popular for fishing, kayaking, boating, and other water sports.

Stroll through numerous trails including Aspen Park and observe the beautiful Elk at the viewing area.

4 A convenient base for exploring Northern Michigan

You have plenty of options for easy day trips to popular destinations, all less than an hour away!

Visit the Mackinac Bridge (aka “Mighty Mac”), ranked in the top 3 destinations in all of the U.S. by Family Destinations Guide in 2023. Look for Petoskey stones and take in the beauty of Petoskey, or walk along the pristine beaches in Charlevoix. Mackinaw City is also wonderful to visit, and you can take the ferry from there to the famous Mackinac Island!

5 Have fun (or work) at home!

There’s plenty of fun to be had in Gaylord and surrounding areas of Northern Michigan, but be assured that there’s also a lot of opportunities for recreation on the property!

While some may want to unplug from electronics all together, others will enjoy free access to high-speed internet with wifi (53Mbps). The home is stocked with fun boardgames and chess set. You can watch free movies and shows on the Samsung Smart TV, or connect to your own Netflix, Disney+, or Amazon Prime Video accounts.

Some guests may choose to “work from home” in the cozy rustic-themed den. There are two built-in desks, comfortable chairs, and a printer that you can connect with via wifi (small supply of paper provided).

The recreation room has a Smart TV and an air hockey table!

6 Enjoy making meals with amazing kitchen amenities

Our guests have been impressed by the fully stocked kitchen, complete with abundant silverware, cookware, and all the extras such as coffee maker, blender, and Instant Pot. The kitchen boasts a custom-built large center peninsula with gleaming acacia wood countertop. There is plenty of dining space on the extendable dining table, kitchen countertop, coffee table and 3-season room table.

You can enjoy a state-of-the-art Blackstone griddle (available May to November) to make memorable creations, from pancake breakfasts to steaks for dinner.

7 A good night’s sleep

Our four large bedrooms all have comfortable beds and are carefully arranged to make you feel right at home. Room arrangements have been made to accommodate friends and families in several different configurations. All bedrooms have built-ins, hangers, as well as chest-of-drawers for all of your clothing. The master bedroom is on the main floor and the other three bedrooms and the recreation room are on the lower walk-out level. All bedrooms are very comfortable.

There are 2.5 bathrooms in the home. Plenty for everyone to use.

8 Child-friendly property and nearby activities. Wonderful home for elderly guests.

We have intentionally added amenities to cater to young children and guests with mobility difficulties. For kids, we have plastic plates, bowls, and utensils, as well as step-stools and child-friendly games. Guests have enjoyed children playing outside in nature (please supervise your children on the property).

Explore numerous family-friendly activities in the area! Visit the Call of the Wild Museum, go-carting, and putt-putt golfing at the Bavarian Falls Park. Visit the Otsego District Public Library with a large, beautiful children’s area. There are many great parks nearby, including Doumas Park, and the City Elk Park. There are several options for indoor sports including at the Otsego Sportsplex. Of course, Gaylord area is home to plenty of lakes, trails, and outdoor fun for the entire family.

For the elderly, there are only a few steps to access the property, and there are grab bars around toilets. Enjoy your vacation on a single level of the home (including a divided large master suite suitable for 4 people), with most amenities being available on the ground floor of the home.

9 Perfect set-up for your special trip

  • Golfers: Enjoy world-class golf at the Golf Mecca! Treetops Resort, with its professionally designed courses (including Threetops, widely considered to be the best par-3 course in the US), is only a few minutes away. In fact, Treetops was named the “Ultimate Michigan Buddies’ Trip” destination in 2018 by Golf Digest!
  • Ski trip: Easy access to both Treetops and Otsego Resort Ski, and about a 30 minute drive to Boyne Mountain.
  • Wedding guests: very convenient location to Sonshine Barn Wedding and Event Center (only a minute away), and convenient location to other area wedding venues including Sojourn Lakeside Resort.
  • Multi-generation reunions: make it an annual tradition to gather at Whispering Trees for your multi-generation reunions and getaways!
  • Church and company retreats: a wonderful place to foster deeper relationships and team camaraderie
  • Special events: the convenient location of this vacation home makes it an ideal place for visiting during special events and seasons such as Alpenfest, Fall Color driving routes, and other special events at nearby resorts.

10 Wonderful hosts!

We work hard to ensure that all of our guests have a wonderful experience at Whispering Trees (and our excellent reviews shows us that guests love their stays)! Our guests have appreciated our guidance, support, and timely communication. Rest assured that you will be in good hands.