Brave Hearts Estate

Brave Hearts Estate is a 238-acre ranch that was donated to Operation Injured Soldiers by a patriot and generous supporter of our nation’s heroes.

Brave Hearts offers free lodging, breakfast, and dinner for our heroes and their immediate household members.  Just bring your toothbrush, toothpaste and clothes… we provide the rest.  Be our guest and allow us an opportunity to say “Thank You” for your service and sacrifice. We are so grateful for all you have done to protect our freedom.

Brave Hearts Estate is:

  • A place for physical and mental healing
  • A place for families to reconnect
  • A place where service to our country & communities is recognized & honored
  • A place where burdens can be forgotten
  • A place to rest, relax and play

The spacious handicapped accessible main house is 8400 sq. foot and has 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There are three cabins on the property for those seeking a more “rustic” experience. There are also camping/RV pads available if you prefer to bring your own RV.

Brave Hearts offers:

  • Hiking & Biking trails
  • Campfires, singing & S’mores
  • Hunting
  • Horse-shoes, volleyball & basketball
  • Cable TV and board games

Located in the northwestern corner of Michigan’s lower peninsula, Brave Hearts Estate Retreat & Ranch is nestled just outside the city of Pellston. Veterans & their families can enjoy many nearby attractions:

  • Shop in Petoskey, Harbor Springs & Charlevoix
  • Ski Resorts/Snowmobiling
  • Boat / Swim in surrounding Lakes
  • Visit Mackinaw City & Island
  • 30 Station 3D archery Range on site
  • Sporting clays / hunt Club
  • Scenic Drives
  • Hiking & Biking trails
  • Fishing

Enjoy the beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer.

Everything we do, we do for our service members.

If you would like to register & book your reservation, or to become a member of Operation Injured Soldiers so that you can take part in this and other activities OIS has to offer, please feel free to call our South Lyon office(248-437-3130) and we will be happy to help you with the reservation and registration process.

Paula & Mike Brown are the full-time caretaker /manager and are on site 24/7 to support vets and their families.


Brave Hearts Estate 231-539-7111