Noopiming Lodge

Noopiming Lodge A beautiful, quiet retreat on the Rapid River. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and beds to accommodate 9 people. Near snowmobile trails, the Torch Lake Sandbar, skiing, hunting, Traverse City...

Sitting on 2.5 acres and 100 ft of frontage on Rapid River this large log home is within paddling distance to the famous Torch Lake sandbar. You get the best of both worlds with this property. You can feel like you are a million miles away from everything yet still being so close. We are at a point in the river where no more motorized vehicles can pass so it is quiet and peaceful but just around the corner is the sandbar where you can anchor for the day, grab a burger at the Burger Barge or even order a pizza to be delivered to your boat from Fabianos. The Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed is a seventy-five mile-long waterway consisting of fourteen lakes and connecting rivers including what National Geographic ranked the third most beautiful lake in the world: Torch Lake. We are also near many snowmobile and ORV trailheads as well as a short drive to several ski resorts. If shopping, restaurants, golf, wineries and breweries are what you desire we are just a 20-minute drive into Traverse City. There are beautiful hiking and snowshoeing trails out the back door or just minutes away in the National Forest, Skegemog or Grass River Natural Areas or Sand Lakes Quiet Area. The name “Torch Lake” was derived from translation from the Ojibwa name Was-wa-gon-ong meaning "Place of the Torches", referring to the practice of the local Native American population who once used torches at night to attract fish for harvesting. We felt it was fitting to name our home “Noopiming” which is Ojibwa for “in the woods”. Noopiming is large and open. Upstairs there is a large master with stained glass windows, skylights, king size bed and an en suite full bathroom with jet tub. Outside of the master is a large loft with a second living area and a queen size bed. On the main level, adjacent to the 2nd full bath, is a bedroom room with a full size bed. One more bedroom rests at the foot of the stairs with a bunk bed (full on the bottom and twin on top). All bedrooms have dressers, closets with hangers and ceiling fans. We provide all bedding, pillows, bath towels, kitchen towels and beach towels. The full size kitchen is equipped with anything you would need during your stay. The downstairs living room has a 40” TV with blu-ray player and Wi-Fi. We have a library of DVD’s for you to use as well as books and games. Outside is very private. We have a large screened in porch and above that, just across the catwalk above the kitchen, is a large deck that gets sun in the afternoon. A short walk past the fire pit brings you to the dock on the river. The water is clear and the sand is firm and white. As I mentioned before, no motorized boats can pass our home. The river gets shallow and there is a sand bar down the middle. That’s right, we have our own sand bar! If you look down the river you will see our neighbors sitting in the middle of the river with his or her lounge chairs. It’s perfect! Fishermen can paddle up stream and not be bothered and when the trout are running (in the spring/fall) you can almost grab them with your hands as they swim by the dock. Our search for this home began with trying to find a rental for ourselves. My husband is in a wheelchair and trying to find an accessible cabin let alone find one without steps or barriers to the waterfront was a challenge. While we cannot yet claim that this home is ADA compliant, that is our goal. The main floor including the bathroom and all doorways/hallways are accessible to someone in a wheelchair and there is a ramp in the garage for easy access in and out of the house. Please feel free to ask us any questions. It is always a bummer to show up for a well-earned vacation and feel like you what you are renting is not what you saw in pictures.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
12/30/2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Make your reservations today at Torch River Marine, Rapid City MI to explore Beautiful Torch Lake and The Chain Of Lakes...
05/17/2017

Make your reservations today at Torch River Marine, Rapid City MI to explore Beautiful Torch Lake and The Chain Of Lakes! 231-322-4495.

Here are a few photos of our brand new Berkshire Pontoons and Tritoons in our 2017 Rental Fleet. Make your reservations today to explore Beautiful Torch Lake and The Chain Of Lakes! 231-322-4495.

Reader's Digest named Traverse City one of the 21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit Before They're 50.
04/26/2017

Reader's Digest named Traverse City one of the 21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit Before They're 50.

Reader's Digest named Traverse City one of the 21 Nicest Small Towns in America Everyone Should Visit Before They're 50.

In the words of Kaitlyn Chamberlain, TC is "the ultimate outdoor and water activities destination." Read more: http://bit.ly/2nvh5mV.

Beautiful shot Snap Happy Gal Photography! Our dock in on the left :)
03/24/2017

Beautiful shot Snap Happy Gal Photography! Our dock in on the left :)

When I'm near the south end of Torch Lake, it's always a toss-up for where to watch the sun set. The bridge over the Rapid River on Aarwood Road won this night.

Beautiful boathouses on Torch River by SnapHappyGalPhotography
11/04/2016

Beautiful boathouses on Torch River by SnapHappyGalPhotography

Boathouse Collection Reflection
I love these colorful boathouses on the Torch River. I admire them every time I drive over the bridge at the south end of Torch Lake. This night the sun set the trees above the buildings ablaze adding to the beauty :)

Head out of the city and look up!
08/11/2016
The Perseid meteor shower is expected to be extra spectacular this year

Head out of the city and look up!

Head out of the city and look up. The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak Thursday into Friday, NASA says, and it's expected to be more spectacular than normal. “Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of Aug. 11-12,” Bill Cooke with...

48 hrs of fun in TC! Check out this field guide from Life and Whim for things to do and see and taste.
07/07/2016
Life and Whim

48 hrs of fun in TC! Check out this field guide from Life and Whim for things to do and see and taste.

It's July - time to have fun, try new things, and make new memories! There's no better place to experience summer than northern Michigan. Looking to spend a great weekend Up North with your family? Live locally and want some fresh ideas? Then check out our Field Guide - 48 Hours of Family Fun in Traverse City - for lots of great suggestions on where to go, what to do, and where to eat with your family. Download your copy today!

Here are 10 options for dining outdoors in TC this summer.
06/30/2016
Al Fresco Dining | Traverse City, MI

Here are 10 options for dining outdoors in TC this summer.

Traverse City, Michigan is full of great places to eat outside. Learn more about the alfresco dining options from local bloggers at Life & Whim.

Traverse City now boasts the Best ice cream parlor in the USA (but we already knew that!)
05/31/2016
Moomers Homemade Ice Cream voted best ice cream parlor in USA Today's contest

Traverse City now boasts the Best ice cream parlor in the USA (but we already knew that!)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mi (WPBN/WGTU)-- A northern Michigan favorite has been named USA Today's Best Ice Cream Parlor!Moomers Homemade Ice Cream has been named the Best Ice Cream Parlor in USA Today's 10 Best.USA Today says a panel of experts picked the initial 2

03/30/2016
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10 weeks until Sandbar Season!

Great time at Noopiming Lodge!

03/04/2016
Burst Into Northern Michigan

A hyperlapse adventure through the northern parts of the greatest state in America. Don't blink, and enjoy!

A hyperlapse adventure through the northern parts of the greatest state in America. Don't blink, and enjoy!

Start planning your romantic retreat at one of America’s most romantic cities!
02/04/2016
9 of the Most Romantic Cities in America

Start planning your romantic retreat at one of America’s most romantic cities!

You don't need to go to Paris to find romance when there are lots of romantic cities in America just waiting to be discovered! Have a look for yourself!

02/04/2016

Check out some of the nearby events if you're planning a vacation in the month of June:

* Divas Uncorked!
* Leland Wine & Food Festival
* Suttons Bay Summer Solstice Art & Wine Walk
* M22 Challenge
* Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon
* Traverse City Wine & Art Festival
* Cedar Polka Festival

Summer is just around the corner! Start planning your stay at Noopiming Lodge today!
03/18/2015
7th Annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival - MyNorth.com

Summer is just around the corner! Start planning your stay at Noopiming Lodge today!

The 7th annual Traverse City Wine & Art Festival tickets are available now for the June 20th event at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons

"From steelhead to salmon, and smallmouth to pike they have a bit of everything,and Traverse City is located right in th...
03/04/2015
iFishigan - Traverse City

"From steelhead to salmon, and smallmouth to pike they have a bit of everything,and Traverse City is located right in the heart of it. An angler would have to be pretty jaded to get bored up here..." - Jim Reilly, Fly Rod & Reel Magazine

  “The fishing was beyond my wildest expectations. Not only did we boat dozens of big smallmouth bass — I personally caught the biggest smallmouth of my fishing career, a whopper that topped seven pounds. I could actually see

09/01/2014

It is the last day of summer and people are already thinking about next summer! I received 4 requests for next July today!

If you want to paddle the Rapid River, check out Clearwater Kayaking!
06/16/2014
Clearwater Kayaking

If you want to paddle the Rapid River, check out Clearwater Kayaking!

Offering northern Michigan adventures and kayak rentals.

Summer is here!
06/08/2014

Summer is here!

Don't forget to book your summer vacation at Noopiming Lodge! There are only 3 available weeks left for the entire summe...
03/26/2014
VRBO.com #499345 - Best of Both Worlds

Don't forget to book your summer vacation at Noopiming Lodge! There are only 3 available weeks left for the entire summer!

Sitting on 2.5 acres and 100 ft of frontage on Rapid River this large log home is within paddling distance to the famous Torch Lake sandbar. You get the best of both worlds with this property. You ...

The summer weeks are filling up fast! Think warm thoughts and reserve your week at Noopiming Lodge before it's too late!...
02/26/2014
VRBO.com #499345 - Best of Both Worlds

The summer weeks are filling up fast! Think warm thoughts and reserve your week at Noopiming Lodge before it's too late! http://www.vrbo.com/499345

Sitting on 2.5 acres and 100 ft of frontage on Rapid River this large log home is within paddling distance to the famous Torch Lake sandbar. You get the best of both worlds with this property. You ...

Torch Lake, you're in some amazing company! You're just listed as one of the 35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in ...
02/06/2014
35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die

Torch Lake, you're in some amazing company! You're just listed as one of the 35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in Before You Die!

Every one loves taking a dip in the clearest of waters on a summers day. So check out our list of 35 of the most clearest waters in the world to swim

Love is in the air at the “Taste the Passion” during the weekend of February 8 & 9, 2014. It’s a celebration of wi...
02/03/2014
Traverse City Michigan Events - Traverse City

Love is in the air at the “Taste the Passion” during the weekend of February 8 & 9, 2014. It’s a celebration of wine, chocolate and love! Chart your own course, enjoying food and wine pairings and some optional winter and Valentine-themed activities at the wineries. Don't forget to reserve your weekend at Noopiming Lodge!

Traverse City Michigan events and festivals information. Located near the Sleeping Bear Dunes Traverse City offers great lodging, things to do, golf, beaches, events, and wineries in the Traverse Bay area.

Traverse City was named one of the best travel cities for 2014! Be sure to reserve your week at Noopiming Lodge now! Hal...
01/27/2014
The Best Travel Deals Of 2014 - Best Vacation Spots In The US

Traverse City was named one of the best travel cities for 2014! Be sure to reserve your week at Noopiming Lodge now! Half the summer is already booked!!

Got a travel bucket list? You're going to need a bigger bucket. Our guide is packed with thrillingly unexpected destinations and deals, deals, deals.

Happy Holidays from Noopiming Lodge! We would like to offer a Friends and Family discount for January and February. Save...
12/09/2013
VRBO.com #499345 - Best of Both Worlds

Happy Holidays from Noopiming Lodge! We would like to offer a Friends and Family discount for January and February. Save 20% by "liking" our page and using the code word "NOOP" when you reserve a minimum of a 4 night stay.

Sitting on 2.5 acres and 100 ft of frontage on Rapid River this large log home is within paddling distance to the famous Torch Lake sandbar. You get the best of both worlds with this property. You ...

You can reserve your week at Noopiming Lodge here:
10/22/2013
VRBO.com #499345 - Best of Both Worlds

You can reserve your week at Noopiming Lodge here:

Sitting on 2.5 acres and 100 ft of frontage on Rapid River this large log home is within paddling distance to the famous Torch Lake sandbar. You get the best of both worlds with this property. You ...

10/01/2013

FYI if you click on the address on the home page (just under the profile pic) then the location on the map is correct. If you look at the map on the "about" page it is incorrect. I have no idea why...it is the same address.

A tranquil retreat in the woods on the river.  Close to loads of activities if you want, but including all the amenities...
09/30/2013

A tranquil retreat in the woods on the river. Close to loads of activities if you want, but including all the amenities you need so that you never have to leave the lodge.

Noopiming Lodge's cover photo
09/09/2013

Noopiming Lodge's cover photo

Bedroom #2 (ground floor)
09/09/2013

Bedroom #2 (ground floor)

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6926 Aarwood Trl NW
Rapid City, MI
49676

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