Willow Lake Sportsman's Club - Multi-Dimensional Business Opportunity or Inclusive Residential Estate. ***3D Tour Available at www.51378US131Tour.com | Established in 1974 as Willow Lake Sportsman's Club by an avid hunter and outdoorsman who wanted to preserve the hunting tradition, a sprawling 8800sf lodge and 218 acres, including the 12 acre private Cotherman Lake, is now being offered for sale turnkey. With all the privacy of a desert island, and with all the possible indulgence of a 5-star resort, this exceptionally beautiful, functionally dynamic property has multiple potential uses. Additional Information Available. www.51378US131.infoWILLOW LAKE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB - Renowned as SW Michigan's gateway to quality hunting for over 45 years, the Willow Lake Sportsman's Club has hosted bird and deer hunts to thousands of individuals and to many of Michigan's leading businesses for corporate outings. Now presented for sale as a PRIVATE GATED ESTATE or MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY.
Comprised of an 8800+sf lodge, 218 beautiful acres--including 12+ acre private Cotherman Lake--5200sf pole barn, tillable acreage, woodlands, grasslands, undulating terrain, some marshland and over 600' on Spring Creek.
With all the privacy of a desert island, and with all the possible indulgence of a five-star resort, this exceptionally beautiful, functionally dynamic gated property with ten foot high perimeter fence is PRIME for personal use or as a multi-dimensional business venture providing multiple streams of income.
Savvy business-minded individuals, visionaries and entrepreneurs with a passion for outdoor adventure who have a sound business model and the ability to execute could be well-rewarded for their efforts. Numerous inquiries have also been made by interested parties wanting to use the facilities for a wedding/reception venue.
The quarter mile scenic woodland drive past the automatic decorative black gate reveals an inspiring destination that invokes the imagination, elicits a sense of tranquility and encourages both a drive for adventurist pursuits and the desire for meditative calm and relaxation.
With the ability to comfortably sleep 31 in 7 private suites and a 15 bed 'bunk house', there is more than enough room for large families wanting to make this a primary residence or vacation home and for a variety of business ventures where overnight lodging is offered. Three of the seven bedroom suites feature private facilities and four are complemented by Jack-n-Jill bathrooms. For residential use, the bunk house could be transformed into an incredible master bedroom en suite with the now shower room becoming the master bath. The bunk room could also be used as a fitness room, family room or media room.
The seamlessly integrated open design concept provides for every-day-living, entertaining and event hosting on a grand scale. The main level is represented by 5 of the 7 bedroom suites, the 'bunk house', billiards room, lounge and bar, one of three half-bathrooms, laundry room featuring two washers and two dryers, one of two mechanical rooms, the very spacious dining room and a very expansive commercial grade kitchen including additional eat-in breakfast area, additional food-prep area and walk-in-pantry.
The nondescript entry and direct kitchen access tucked under the front portico may not be what one would expect for a lodge of this caliber. When receiving guests, you have the option to make a more grand gesture and unveil this exceptional resort-lodge through the double French glass doors in the lower level walkout.
A spacious foyer with coat lockers supports the Northern Michigan theme offers a great convenience for business or personal use. Pine plank walls and ceilings instill a sense of comfort, stability, warmth and rustic charm. The expansive great room features a split field-stone, wood-burning fire place, 22' vaulted ceiling, skylights, lake views and easy access to the great outdoors where a 26' circular entertainment area includes fire pit, benches and large grill island. Pine plank walls and ceilings instill a sense of comfort, stability, warmth and rustic charm throughout the home. Two of the 7 bedroom suites, a generous office, two of the three half-bathrooms, the second of two mechanical rooms and a storage room complete the garden level walkout.
This self-contained resort is ideal for business, agriculture and personal use. The house/lodge is ideal for entertaining, and the location and grounds are a haven for year-round outdoor activities. Enjoy boating, kayaking and fishing in the stocked lake as well as hiking, biking, horseback riding and ATV's; Enjoy gardening, farming and raising herds and flocks; and Enjoy cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and hunting...
This turnkey offering has tremendous potential to satisfy and appeal to a large number of individual or combined interests. Maintain the successful heritage as a hunting preserve, forge a new path and introduce the next transformational opportunity, combine the possibilities of this functionally diverse property to increase the revenue producing potential, or simply keep this a family estate for personal use.
Consider the Possibilities:
- Camping Resort w/ lodging, dining and entertainment facilities
- Glamping Resort w/ lodging, dining and entertainment facilities
- Wedding & Banquet Hall. Remainder of property could still be utilized for hunting, recreation, equestrian and camping activities.
- Bed & Breakfast offering an incredibly tranquil natural environment with walking and biking trails, private lake, spa...
- Sports Complex
- Corporate Retreat Center
- Church Camp, Retreat & Spiritual Center
- Single Family Estate
- Multiple Family Estate / Vacation Home
- Rehabilitation Center
- Neighborhood Development
- Imagine the possibilities...
Park Township, a few miles north of Three Rivers and south of Kalamazoo, is a peaceful landscape with prosperous farms, industry, affordable homes, safe schools, scenic country roads and plenty of outdoor beauty and recreation. It's a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
Whether you're looking for primary residence, a business opportunity or a vacation get-away, convenience and accessibility are always key. This property is located fewer than 15 miles from the I-94 corridor, apx 20 miles to the Michiana border due south on 131, apx 2.5 hrs from Chicago and Michigan's East Side, about 1 hr from South Bend, IN and Grand Rapids, MI and about a ½ hr to Kalamazoo and AZO (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport).
Local entertainment and additional recreational opportunities are relatively close by. Within 10 miles from home are several golf clubs and one of SW Michigan's most unique sports centers, The Dome. Numerous lakes are within a reasonable driving distance and Lake Michigan Beach, on the big lake, is about one relaxing, beautiful hour drive West. While several ski resorts can be found along the 131 corridor, Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area is apx 20 minutes SW.
Dining options can be found along the 131 corridor between Schoolcraft and Three Rivers and Meijer, Home Depot, Menards, Walmart, Aldi's and Dunham Sports (to name a few) are within a 15 minute drive South.
Tax information is subject to change due to property line adjustments. Lot dimensions and square footage measurements are subject to verification. Buyer responsible for verifying zoning, seeking necessary approvals and determining suitability for intended use.
***ALSO AVAILABLE is the adjacent 40+ acre parcel with 6-bed, 4.5-bath, 5200+ sf home with 4 pole barns/accessory buildings at 51704 US Hwy 131 | MLS #19035548***
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Listing information last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 6:18am EDT.