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Affordable Family Fun on the Platte Lakes

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Last updated: 06/18/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Platte Lake cottage description

Cottage #2 is still available for the week of August 23-29 (6-day week); #3 is available from the 23rd to the 28th,

We offer four-season family fun! Come and enjoy the tranquility of the post or pre-season and the good weather -- take advantage of our special off-season rates. Call 231-325-2305 for reservations.

Our resort features 3 affordable family vacation cabins on an acre of land with 180’ of frontage on the north shore of beautiful Big Platte Lake. We also have a classic log cabin nestled in the woods just across the road on Little Platte Lake. Be our guest in any of the cabins and have access to both lakes for boating, swimming and fishing. Each cabin has two double beds and a bunk bed, a kitchen with all cooking utensils and modern bathroom. Each cabin also has a charcoal grill and picnic table. Bring your own linens and towels.

We now have WIRELESS INTERNET on the lakefront.

Please note: No smoking and no pets in our lakefront cottages!

Big Platte Lake, a 2500 acre all-sports lake, is ideal for swimming boating and fishing. Our private, sandy beach is an ideal water-playground for children because of an extensive shallow area, perfect for frolicking, wading, and floating. In the deeper water farther out there is a raft for swimming. Use any of our 4 kayaks, 5 canoes or the rowboat that comes with your cottage and go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike and pan fish. Bring your own equipment and go sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing or jet-skiing.

Play a game of horseshoes at the shoreline. Shoot some hoops on our basketball court. Relax in the lawn swings. Toast s'mores around the fire circle as you enjoy breath-taking sunset views over the lake.

Little Platte Lake is a scenic 805-acre lake with quiet, natural beauty, eagles, loons, beaver and great fishing for bass and pan fish. The lakes are connected by the Dead Stream and Platte River, which offer excellent canoeing/kayaking and fishing.

Our resort is in a wooded area, adjacent to the awesome Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with its world-famous 'Dune Climb' and Pierce-Stocking Scenic Drive. The white sand beaches of Lake Michigan, where you can swim, walk the shoreline or hunt Petoskey stones, are just 10 minutes away. We are open year-round for summer vacations, fall hunting and fishing, winter skiing and snowmobiling and morel mushroom hunting in the spring.

The area boasts many quaint lakeside towns with wineries, shopping, arts & antiquing, dining, etc. The area offers arts and music at Interlochen Arts Academy, winery tours, golfing, casinos and sightseeing. You can take the family to a drive-in movie theater for family oriented movies at the Cherry Bowl. Tour the lighthouse at Point Betsie. The nearby village of Honor features restaurants, a grocery store, bank, post office, gas station, and video rentals. the Trading Post, which has a deli, pizza & ice cream, as well as bait & tackle, is a short walk from our cottages.

We are only 15 miles from Empire (antiques, beaches, hiking trails) 15 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, glider rides, shops and restaurants, and 4th of July fireworks) 20 miles to Glen Arbor (galleries, cute shops, restaurants) 15 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park, #1-rated ski resort in the Midwest) 18 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts academy) 25 miles to Traverse City (airport, more restaurants, casinos and shopping at outlet and other malls and of course the National Cherry Festival) 30 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according to Golf Magazine). Many cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are only minutes away.

Our resort is truly a great family vacation spot with so much to do! To map the location of this property go to mapquest and type in 8413 Deadstream Road., Honor, MI, 49640. Come, be our guest, make new friends, and build memories for your family.

Keywords: Three Lakefront Cottages & Log Cabin in the woods Year Round Four Seasons

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster


              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Heating

              Other Amenities

                  • Canoes, Kayaks, 14' Row Boats, Boat Mooring, Swim Raft, Basketball Court, Fire Circle, Fishing Dock & Boat on Little Platte Lake, Paddle Boat, Horse Shoes...moreless


                  • VCR
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player


                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Boat
                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Outdoor Grill


                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family

                      Location & View

                          • Lakefront


                          • Live Theater
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Fishing
                          • Skiing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Hunting
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Cycling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Sailing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Churches
                          • Water Parks
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Boating
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Horseshoes
                          • Shopping
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Sledding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Tennis
                          • Snowmobiling


                          Write a review 4.8
                          from 17 traveler reviews
                          Lakeshore cabins .. Summer .. $900/week includes tax.
                          Log cabin ......... Summer .. $700/week includes tax.
                          Special off-season weekly and weekend rates.
                          Prices include accommodation for 6 persons per cabin.  (Babies free of charge.)
                          Due to holding tank pumping, there is a surcharge for extra guests.

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                          Last updated: 06/18/2014
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                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Traverse City
                          2.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          US 31
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Crystal Mountain
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Champion Hill
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Pappa J's

                          Platte and Betsie River Canoeing, Drive-In Theatre, Glider Rides, Moral Mushroom Hunting, Deer Duck and Turkey Hunting, Bass and Walleye Fishing, Coho and King Salmon Fishing, Salmon Hatchery Tours, Fall Color Tours, Winery Tours, Malls and Outlet Shopping, Casinos, Light Houses, Dune Climbing, World Class Sunsets, Come and Make a Family Memory


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1960

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english



                          • Cottage 1 on Big Platte

                            Cottage 1 on Big Platte

                          • Cottage 3

                            Cottage 3

                          • Big Platte lakeside view--cottage 1 in background.

                            Big Platte lakeside view--cottage 1 in background.

                          • Shoreline from dock.

                            Shoreline from dock.

                          • Cottage 2

                            Cottage 2

                          • Relaxing in yard swing between cottage 3 and horseshoe pit.

                            Relaxing in yard swing between cottage 3 and horseshoe pit.

                          • Horseshoes


                          • Buck Pole 2010

                            Buck Pole 2010

                          • Log Cabin

                            Log Cabin

                          • Little Platte Shoreline

                            Little Platte Shoreline

                          • Cottage 2

                            Cottage 2

                          • Log Cabin

                            Log Cabin

                          • Shoreline from dock--early spring.

                            Shoreline from dock--early spring.

                          • Cottage 1

                            Cottage 1

                          • Cottage 3

                            Cottage 3

                          • Fish Cleaning Table

                            Fish Cleaning Table

                          • Kayaking from Little Platte

                            Kayaking from Little Platte

                          • Log cabin interior

                            Log cabin interior

                          • Big Platte Dock

                            Big Platte Dock

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014


                          3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 06/18/14
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                          Speaks: english
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