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Retro Retreat right on Main Street Gaylord!
Make some memories at this unique and family-friendly home. This Retro vibe makes you feel like you are visiting Grandmas, especially with all the fun to be had! Not only is it close to all the down town action but it is less than a mile from 500 miles of snowmobile and bike trails spanning 8 counties. Ostego golf club and skiing is less than a mile away. Treetops resort is 7 miles, Boyne mountain and 20 plus golf courses within 30 minutes. Ostego Lake and Burt Lake are all less than 30 minutes!
$77 per night
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Up North Living - Outdoor Fun w/Friends and Family
Every season here in Gaylord is peak season! Up North Living is set up perfectly to fit all your family & friends under one roof to have fun, relax, enjoy the fresh air and most importantly make memories! The colorful Fall & sparkly winter are great for tearing up the ATV & snowmobile trails, skiing/sledding at Treetops or just hanging at the house with some boardgames! Summers here are full of adventure with a quick drive to Mackinac, Traverse City, or any of Michigan’s north coast beaches.
$88 per night
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Secluded Chalet w/ Hot Tub & Sauna - Near Golfing!
Discover your own alpine paradise with this authentic ski haus-style chalet in Michigan's Northern Woods. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an in-unit sauna, multiple wraparound decks, and a hot tub, you'll have the best of mountain living at your fingertips. This vacation rental A-frame is nestled on 2 wooded acres minutes from downtown attractions, in between the Otsego Club and Treetops Resorts. You'll have easy access to outdoor recreation, allowing for the ultimate Gaylord retreat!
$343 per night

Stay near Gaylord's top sights

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Walmart Supercenter18 locals recommend
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Jay's Sporting Goods7 locals recommend
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Meijer39 locals recommend
ALPINE TAVERN & EATERY27 locals recommend
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Gaylord's City Elk Park18 locals recommend
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Applebee's Grill + Bar4 locals recommend

Gaylord vacation rentals

Cabin in Gaylord
Big Lake Cabin W Hot Tub/ Kayaks/PngPong/Cable/HBO
$113 per night
Chalet in Gaylord
Morgan’s Cozy A-frame: Near Golf Skiing & Downtown
$94 per night
Cottage in Gaylord
Cozy Cottage on the Lake.
$125 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Hephzibah’s Haven: Up North cabin with Lake Access
$103 per night
Guest suite in Gaylord
Lake Front Suite
$75 per night
Cabin in Gaylord
Serenity Beach Haus Lakefront w/Hot Tub on Otsego
$189 per night
Cottage in Gaylord
Iconic 5Bd Lakefront Cottage w Hot tub & Kayaks
$278 per night
Cottage in Gaylord
Tranquil Lake Cottage Near Golf w/ Views & Hot Tub
$287 per night
Condo in Gaylord
Incredible view at Otsego Resort! Ski in ski out!
$128 per night
Home in Gaylord
Gaylord Home 3 Bedrooms with Private Back Yard
$81 per night
Chalet in Gaylord
New Secluded 3 Br Luxury Chalet!
$172 per night
Home in Gaylord
Peaceful and Charming, Northern MI 3 Bedroom Home
$100 per night

Your guide to Gaylord

Welcome to Gaylord

Gaylord is a charming alpine village in northern Michigan with kitschy chalet-style architecture and a generously long winter sports season. Located on the 45th parallel north, where a snow belt microclimate delivers both early- and late-season flurries, the small city is a magnet for fans of winter recreation. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are all popular, but Gaylord is just as renowned for its network of well-maintained cross-country ski trails.

Not far from town are Hartwick Pines State Park and Mason Tract Pathway, both of which feature top-rated cross-country skiing; a local rails-to-trails effort saw a retired line of the Michigan Central Railroad converted to skiing-friendly trails, too. Gaylord is just as popular a holiday destination in the warmer months, when all those trails are open to hikers and bikers. Bordering the southern edge of downtown is Otsego Lake, which comes alive with water skiers, wakeboarders, and jet skis during the summer, while the downtown rows of shops and restaurants delight visitors with Swiss-style storefronts.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Gaylord?

Given its Swiss chalet winter wonderland vibe, it’s especially fun to stay in one of Gaylord’s vacation rentals during its snowy season, which typically starts in late October. Peak snowfall hits in January, with an average of 95 inches, and usually tapers off by the end of March, though it’s not unheard of for the area to get another foot or so in April. Come summertime, Otsego Lake draws water-sports enthusiasts to its shores, and the charming village buzzes under just-hot-enough temperatures. If you’re planning a visit in July, don’t miss Alpenfest: a Swiss-inspired festival complete with traditional dress, a pageant, and a parade.

What are the top things to do in Gaylord?

Hartwick Pines State Park

About 90 minutes south of Gaylord is this 49-acre old-growth pine grove — a fair representation of what the region looked like before the logging boom of the late 19th century. In fact, it’s one of the last Eastern white pine forests in the United States. Learn about the massive industry and its impact on the area at the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, or pick a path from among the 21 miles of trails across the park.

Elk Viewing

Due to its northerly location surrounded by pines, Gaylord and its outskirts are known for elk viewing, best done from the safety of your car. One of the country’s largest free-roaming herds lives in the wilds of the massive 107,600-acre Pigeon River Country State Forest, which butts up against Gaylord’s eastern boundary. For guaranteed viewing any time of year, make a stop at Gaylord’s City Elk Park, a 108-acre property where the city has protected a growing herd.

Irontone Springs

For a quiet respite just north of town, head to Frank Wilkinson Park, whose primary feature is a picturesque stream rich with iron deposits, lending its rocks a rusty hue. Pack a picnic to enjoy by the pavilion, and be sure to fill up your drinking bottle at the park’s water fountain, fueled by irontone water.

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