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The Sanctuary Lodge is located on Silver Creek in Wilber Township, Michigan, just outside of Tawas City/East Tawas and a few miles from Lake Huron. An idyllic setting on a large pond with sweeping views of the surroundings, The Sanctuary Lodge is the ideal getaway for nature lovers.

Nearby attractions include Tawas Bay—including both Tawas City and East Tawas, Tawas Point State Park, Tuttle Marsh Wildlife Area, The AuSable River, and Huron-Manistee National Forest.

The Lodge is a newly-converted three-unit building with kitchen or kitchenette, separate bath and accommodations from one or two to up to six, depending upon the unit.

Three separate units to choose from:

Unit 1— 2 Bedrooms
Livingroom with queen sofa bed (optional) and television, dining room, full kitchen, bathroom with shower
Bedroom 1 — queen bed
Bedroom 2 — 2 twin beds

Unit 2 — Efficiency
Large room with 1 queen bed, television, full kitchenette, bathroom with shower

Unit 3 — 1 Bedroom
Livingroom with queen sofa bed (optional) and television, dining area, full kitchenette, bathroom with shower
Bedroom with 1 queen bed


What Our Guests Are Saying…

We were delighted to be the inaugural guests at this magical place. We were treated like old friends with courtesy and warmth… This morning a turkey walked past our front door, a bald eagle flew over the back, all to the sound of bugling cranes.
C. and Y. A.
The Sanctuary Lodge––a most fitting name for a place to congregate with fellow birders, to commune with nature, and to celebrate the magnificent, glorious birds.
M. S.
We found a refuge and a haven for nature that raised our awareness of how important conservation work is. It helped us remember the importance of being present every day. Thank you for your warm hospitality.
L. S. and B. L.-K.

Unit 2 – Efficiency

Unit 3 – 1 Bedroom

Description of the house

  • Three separate units to choose from:
    • Unit 1: Sleeps 4-6: Two Bedrooms (one with queen sized bed, the other with two twin beds); living room with sofa bed [use at additional nominal cost for linen, etc.]; full kitchen; dining; bathroom with tub/shower
    • Unit 2: Sleeps 2: Large main living room with queen sized bed; separate full kitchenette; bathroom with shower
    • Unit 3: Sleeps 2-4: One bedroom with queen sized bed; living room with sofa bed [use at additional cost for linen, etc.]; full kitchenette with dining area; bathroom with tub/shower
  • Plenty of space outside to sit, gather in front (near very large pond), and back; including grill and picnic table
  • House sits adjacent to large pond fed by Silver Creek
  • Nature/hiking/birding trails on property [by appointment only]


  • Each unit has separate entrance
  • Heating and air-conditioning
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide
  • Essentials (towels and bed sheets, soap and toilet paper
  • Television
  • Free parking
  • Dishes
  • Utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Coffee maker
  • Stove and oven (Unit 1) and stove-top burners (Units 2 and 3)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge (Unit 1) and mini fridge (Units 2 and 3
  • Tea kettle
  • Hangers

No Smoking, No Pets, No WIFI