VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Affordable Family Fun on the Platte Lakes

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 06/08/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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

Cottage #2 is available for Labor Day weekend and cottages 2 & 3 are available for 5 nights from Aug 29-Sept 3; we are fully booked for the rest of the summer from June 20.

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. 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.

Free wireless Internet.

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


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Heating
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet


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


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


Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day-Memorial Day
Sep 10 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included

Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 06/08/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Champion Hill
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 31
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pappa J's
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain

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, french, portuguese, arabic



  • 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

VRBO #106449

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, arabic
  • Response time Within 2 days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 06/08/2015
Email owner

(231) 325-2305

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Affordable Family Fun on the Platte Lakes

Platte Lake #106449

3 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 8

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.