WILLOW LAKE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB - Renowned as SW Michigan's gateway to quality hunting for over 44 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, multiple income streams and new development.
The quarter mile scenic drive from US 131 pauses at a decorative, black metal double gate to reveal 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 and extended family arrangements. Three of the seven bedroom suites feature private facilities and four are complemented by Jack-n-Jill bathrooms. Transform the existing bunk house into an incredible master bedroom en suite with the now shower room becoming the master bath and you'll have an exceptionally private master bedroom suite tucked away from everyone else. Alternative uses for the bunk room could be 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 tucked under the front portico may not be what one would expect for a home of this stature. When receiving guests, you have the option to make a more grand gesture and unveil your home through the double French glass doors in the lower level walkout.
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 grill station. 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 has tremendous potential to satisfy and appeal to a large number of individual or combined interests and 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. 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, entertainment and recreational facilities.
- Glamping Resort w/ lodging, dining, entertainment and recreational facilities. Don't know what 'glamping' is? Look it up. It's the next big thing to hit West Michigan.
- Wedding & Banquet Hall. Remainder of property could still be utilized for hunting, recreation, equestrian and camping activities. (Multi-purpose use)
- Bed & Breakfast offering an incredibly tranquil natural habitat with walking and biking trails, private lake, spa, recreational opportunities...
- Sports Complex
- Corporate Retreat Center
- Church Camp, Retreat & Spiritual Center
- Single Family Estate
- Multiple Family Estate / Vacation Home
- Rehabilitation Center
- Equestrian Facility
- Neighborhood Development
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 mintues 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 is 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.***
Redundant listing MLS# 19036438.