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Midwest Sporting Journal, Barothy Lodge: A piece of Heaven by Brandon Butler

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Midwest Sporting Journal

This article appeared in the Midwest Sporting Journal on September 16th, 2009 by Brandon Butler from Driftwood OutdoorsYou can find a link to photographer Bill Konway’s site here.

Dear Lord,

When I die, please send my soul to Barothy Lodge

Elkhorn at Barothy Lodge
Bill Konway Photography

Tucked away in the pristine hardwoods of northern Michigan is a lodge so rustic, yet so elegant it redefines the upper crust of sporting passion. A place where campfires are meant to be shared, scotch is meant to be poured, and fly rods are meant to remain at the ready.

Barothy Lodge consists of 320 acres of Pere Marquette River frontage. Deer, turkey, black squirrels, grouse and many more species of birds and animals parade about the private land as if their interaction with man was meant to be.
The fishing, well to put it quite simply, is amazing. Trout, steelhead and salmon swim the river. A pair of waders will allow you access to water as magnificent as any I have ever fished. A wilderness jaunt down the delicate, pleasing waters of the PM in a drift boat rowed by one of the professionals from Indigo Guide Service though, makes the experience all the sweeter.

Lodging at Barothy is reminiscent of the setting for Thomas McGuane’s novel of elite Michigan outdoors, “The Sporting Club.”  What was once reserved for sporting royalty can now be yours. The vast log structures range in size from one to nine bedrooms. Fabulously decorated with sporting motifs, all the lodges are set up to provide the ultimate capabilities of north woods relaxation. Pool tables and jacuzzis are highlights.

Pere Marquette River
Bill Konway Photography

The grounds abound with outdoor opportunity. There are hiking, biking and cross country skiing trails, a swimming pool, a playground, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and volleyball, tennis and basketball courts.

For a true wilderness retreat in luxurious comfort, visit Barothy Lodge.

P.S. Lord,

Please send one of my guide friends with me. I need someone to row the boat.

Bill Konway Photography