3136 Friendship Lane 1, West Branch


2 Beds
1 Baths
2,140 Sqft
5½ Acres
0 Garages

(1) Private Lake. This is 1 of 9 cottages. (2) 794 acres 1/6th undivided ownership. (3) 545 feet water frontage. (4) Log lodge and guest house. Cabin Lake has been in the family for 57 years. Cabins are cherished and handed down, generation to generation. We know of just 3 cottages in Cabin Lake Club that sold since its creation in 1925. Hillcrest is a 2,140SF, 1945 cabin, full log, with full log 1939 guest house. Built well, they are lovingly maintained. 794 acres of hilly, attractive forest surrounds the lake, owned equally by 6 families. Your 1/6 ownership interest comes with Hillcrest! At Cabin Lake Club there are no dues, and no association. Cabins sit back from the shore with 5 acres on the lake. 7,000 feet of the shore is undeveloped by choice. The gated entrance is posted. Hillcrest has end-of-the-road privacy. The 180-degree view through hardwoods and pines from this point on the lake is especially lovely. And the rivers! Your shared acreage includes 2.7 miles of undeveloped frontage on The Rifle River and the West Branch of the Rifle, both State Designated Wild & Scenic Rivers, both excellent dry fly trout streams. Headwaters Land Conservancy has a conservation easement on a total of 949 acres surrounding the lake, insuring the beauty remains forever, and this conservation easement abuts a mile of State forest. Trails run through your land, wonderful for hunters, sightseeing, mountain biking, and off-road vehicles. Cabin Lake is just right for row boats, canoes, paddleboats, kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers and small sail boats. The lake is spring fed with no inlet or outlet. Fishing is wonderful. The lake has not been overfished as it is private and there are just nine cottages. We see deer, bald eagles, owls, wild songbirds and warblers. Ducks, geese, loons and herons live here. This property is only two hours from the Detroit suburbs on I-75, so you'll use it on a whim. The West Branch airport for light aircraft is 3 miles towards town.

Essential Information
MLS® #1849181
Square Footage2,140
Year Built1945
TypeSingle Family

Log Home, Cottage, Lodge, 1 Story, Private Water Frontage

Community Information
Address3136 Friendship Lane 1
SubdivisionCabin Lake Club
CityWest Branch
Zip Code48661
Is WaterfrontYes

WATER: Private Well SEWER: Private Septic


Inland Lake, River, Creek, Island, Water View, Sandy Bottom, Gradual Slope to Water, Vegetation to Water Edge, Deeded Easement, Private Lake, Sandy Shoreline, Available for Purchase

HeatingNone, None
Has BasementYes
Interior Features

Cathedral Ceilings, Built-In Bookcase, Formal Dining Room, Great Room, Workshop, Vaulted Ceilings


Refrigerator, Freezer, Drapes, Curtain Rods, Electric Water Heater, None


Partial, Crawl Space, Block, Unfinished, Entrance Inside


Fireplace(s), Gas, Insert, Wood

ExteriorStone, Full Log
Exterior FeaturesScreened Porch, Gutters
ConstructionFull Log
Lot Description

545 x 875 x 325 x 588, Wooded-Hardwoods, Wooded, Evergreens, Swamp, Some Lowland Areas, Level, Rolling, Sloping

School Information

Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools

Additional Information
Date ListedJune 28th, 2018
Days on Market509

Residential, Forest/Recreational, Conservation Easement, Deed Restrictions, Outbuildings Allowed

Listing Details
OfficeDick Huey Real Estate
Office Address215 Washington Street, Ste. 3C
Property History
Status Changed from Price Change to Active
Status Changed from Active to Price ChangePrice Reduced from $749,000 to $695,000
Status Changed from Price Change to ActiveStatus Changed from Active to Price ChangePrice Reduced from $850,000 to $749,000
Status Changed from New to Active

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