Taylor's Lakeside Retreat

Golf in Gladwin


Gladwin Heights is family owned and operated course. The course is a well-maintained 18-hole course with rolling hills and tree lined fairways. Golfers of all levels will enjoy the competitive layout.

The Course
The front 9 plays to 2725 yards. This may seem short, but this is the shot makers’ side. Straight tee shots and accurate approach shots are paramount. Five of nine holes have strategically placed bunkers, and water comes into play on holes 1,4,6 and 8. Number 4 is a par 5 playing only 413 yards. Once you have executed a demanding tee shot, it will leave you a short 2nd shot to the green for a possible eagle. With a little patience you can go low on the front side!

Holes 10 through 18 play to 3170 yards for a total of 5895 yards. The back side is more open with larger landing areas for your tee shots. Six holes have sand in play, but only two have water in play. With larger greens, don’t underestimate the subtle, but not too subtle, breaks that make putting a challenge! Number 16 dogleg left around a water hazard at 549 yards makes par a good score. Enjoy!!

Canoe the Cedar River


This is a specialty and a prime Canoeing / Kayaking / Tubing river. Come and enjoy our beautiful, winding and scenic “Golden” Cedar River running through downtown Gladwin, Michigan. This scenic, crystal clear and gentle flowing river is ideally suited for a leisurely 2 hour canoe / kayak /tube trip (1hr. or 4hr tube trips). This beautiful river has a nice current to carry you downstream, is fairly shallow (1′-3′ deep average), has no power boats and is very picturesque. It also winds through downtown Gladwin with ALL trips ending right behind Burger King (next to the 3 story Riverwalk Complex) where you have easy access to Gladwin’s fine shopping and restaurants.

Merry-Hearted Cidery

We are a licensed winery producing hand crafted hard ciders from locally grown apples and fruits.  Located on property with our sister business The Fruitful Orchard & Cider Mill in Gladwin, MI, we take varieties of our fresh apples every fall and carefully blend them and ferment them into a delightfully refreshing adult beverage.  Our Ciders are Gluten Free and have no artificial flavorings!


Take a spa day at the Oasis Spa

Indulge in unique luxurious treatments like our Purely Michigan Massage and Signature Facial. Experience our incredible massages, body treatments and facials to reduce stress and relax your muscles and your mind. Our gifted therapists and aestheticians will help determine the appropriate treatment for you. Plus, explore our salon services, including manicures, pedicures and more.



Oasis Spa

Enjoy Wiggins Lake

There are three local marinas that will deliver a pontoon to the boat launch. You can dock the pontoon at our dock so it’s ready when you are!  There’s Secord Lake Marina, Lakeside Services and Sugar Spring Marine. You can contact them at the links below to make arrangements.




Shopping Downtown Gladwin

Gladwin is full of rich history dating back to 1793.

Gladwin County was named for British Major Henry Gladwin of Fort Detroit. He was known for defending the fort at Detroit during the 1793 several month long siege, lead by Chief Pontiac.

The year was 1861 the city of Gladwin (being just a few miles out) was about to receive its first American settlers. The settlers were Marvel Secord and his family, whom by means of the Tittabawassee River came upon the mouth of the Sugar River by canoe. And henceforth, the settlement of Gladwin County began.

It wasn’t until the 1880’s, that the county began further development. It was the thick white pine forests that began to draw the establishment of many lumber towns. 

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