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Our Rooms

We have sixteen motel-style rooms with double beds. All rooms have full baths, vanity area, tying tables, cable TV, and are just steps from the river. The Brown Trout Suite has two bedrooms, each with two single beds, a stone fireplace and central living area, which makes it ideal for three to four anglers. We are pet-friendly.

Our lodge has been family-owned and operated since 1970. All our comfortable rooms overlook one of the most prolific stretches of the Au Sable River – great fly-fishing is right out your back door. All rooms offer wireless Internet, flat screen televisions, and DIRECTV.

Many of our guests return year after year, some since the very beginning years of the lodge. We’re just large enough to accommodate every need, yet small enough that we get to know most of our guests by name. Come experience a truly relaxing and comfortable stay at the very heart of Michigan’s fly-fishing nirvana.

We have two seasons.  Our busy season is from April 15 to November 1.  We are, however, open to a lesser extent in the winter and welcome winter guests who want a nice quiet place to stay along the river.  We have connections and coupons for local Cross-Country Ski trails, and we often host free fly tying classes on the weekends.  We offer a healthy, small continental breakfast in the off-season, from November 1 until the restaurant opens in April.   Once the restaurant is open, our rates return to peak-season rates (see below).  

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The Board Room

Built by Rusty Gates for Anglers of the Au Sable board meetings, the Board Room allows groups to hold conferences and work meetings. The room is WI-FI hot, and there is a computer for guests to use. It is also available for guests to gather and socialize, tie flies, and discuss the day’s fishing activity.

The Board Room can be rented at times.  Please email [email protected] for information.

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Family Activities

In addition to year-round fishing and seasonal hunting opportunities, our area is home to many family oriented activities and events!  Not far from our lodge you can find nearly endless hiking, biking, and ORV trails.  Golfers would have a difficult time running out of holes to play near here as well.

The local chamber of commerce also features a community calendar that you can check out as well.

Some of our favorite local places to visit with the family include:

Wellington Farm USA

Hartwick Pines State Park

Hanson Hills Recreation Area

Roscommon Zoo

Don’t hesitate to ask us about activities and places to visit for your family.  We can also direct you to other areas in Northern Michigan such as Traverse City, which is less than two hours away from our lodge. 

Mackinac Island is also much closer than you might think, so a day trip to “the island” is very feasible.  Those options alone open up a whole world of possibilities for you and your family.


Please note that during peak season, our rooms typically book up far in advance. If you’re thinking of staying at Gates Lodge even many months from now, we recommend calling to check our availability now!

  • Standard Room - Single Occupancy $105 per night

    $90 from November 1 - April 15

  • Standard Room -Double Occupancy $125 per night

    $100 from November 1 - April 15

  • Brown Trout Suite - Double Occupancy $150 per night

    Suite unavailabe in offseason

Lodging Reservations Form

Please fill out the form below, or call us at 989-348-8462 for immediate assistance.  Please be aware that our rooms tend to fill up well in advance, especially during peak May to July dry fly seasons.