Grace Grange Lodge and Stable
Grace Grange Lodge and Stable seeks to provide outdoor lovers with bed and breakfast comfort as they explore the sights of Northern Lower Michigan. The Grange is located in peaceful Joy Valley where several all season trails meet in Emmet County. The Grange can be the base of your trail adventure or a respite as you enjoy one of Michigan's scenic back country routes. Within twenty minutes of the Grange, visitors can enjoy all the tourist amenities famous in the Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Boyne Country area.
On a June day over 30 species of birds can be seen from the porch at the Grange. The porches are a great place to relax; let Mother Nature weave her spell especially for you. Hikes into the surrounding State land extend that magic during your visit,
privately or as a retreat participant. Please call the
Grange for retreat information, 231-347-5869.
Not only does Grace Grange supply superlative peace and quiet, the trails ahead can supply their own rewards! The hills surrounding Joy Valley are traced with one and two tracks for hikers, mountain bikers, trail riders of all sorts. If the elusive morel is your goal, strike out over the hills to the northeast. Be on the lookout as these tasty morsels can be tough to spot. And yes, we'll cook 'em up for your breakfast, lunch or dinner if you are lucky enough to find them!
Don't leave that companion dog at the kennel! Bring the vaccination records and give you and your best friend a vacation together at the Grange. Fees are $10 per day, per dog.
At Grace Grange the chef specializes in the rich use of organic, natural, and ranch grown ingredients. The collection of Grange recipes has been gathered from B and B's coast to coast and border to border! Pull up a chair for down home goodness at the big oak table with a panoramic view of the Joy Valley hills. The Grange kitchen is also available for guests to cook and clean up between 12 noon, and 7 p.m. Please discuss this amenity, cost and resources when you make your reservation. The chef will gladly adapt to the menu needs of those with dietary restrictions. Family style breakfasts are served from 8:30 to 10:30.
It may have been a long day in the saddle or a cold one in Michigan's winter wonderland, the Grange will have a warm and cozy room waiting for your return. If you are bringing your equine companion please pack the vaccination records and Coggin's results, fees are $8+ per day. Horses have access to a four acre pasture, fresh water and stalls or a shed as you prefer. Trails abound whether you explore east or west. An easterly route can provide a pavement free ride for several hours.
Hardy, cross country skiers and snow-shoers will delight in the variety of trails surrounding the Grange. Stick to the groomed trail or be more adventurous and strike out on the old logging loops that thread the area. A ten minute drive can take you to the Wildwood Hills Pathway maintained by the DNR out of Indian River, Cheboygan County. Travel 20 minutes to Petoskey State Park for ski trails near the shore of Lake Michigan.
Snowmobilers will find that the groomed trail is east or west when you leave the driveway at Grace Grange. A westerly route can take you towards the amenities afforded by the Petoskey area. Travel east and connections can be made southwards to Gaylord/Kalkaska/Cadillac or north to the Straits of Mackinac via Alanson. Special arrangements
are gladly made to supply your fuel needs.