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An authentic Adirondack camp!

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Last updated: 06/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Saugatuck cottage description

Fern Hollow was designed and built in 1980 in traditional Michigan-cottage style. Taking cues from old summer camps, Fern Hollow creates an atmosphere where guests can return to their youth and a time when they enjoyed 'camping out' with family and friends. Whether sitting around the campfire or the fieldstone fireplace, enjoying an outdoor shower, sleeping in the open air of the bunkhouse, or strolling the trails to the beach and playground, time spent at Fern Hollow is sure to relax the mind, sooth the soul, and return you to a time and place once cherished but not forgotten.

Fern Hollow was built by a seasoned local contractor who was nearing retirement and who welcomed the opportunity to build a replica of the building style he claimed 'he cut his teeth on' in the 1930's as a young carpenter. His experience and attention to detail show throughout the cottage in authentic elements such as a hand stacked fieldstone fireplace, French-doors, open-shelving, single-timber-hand-cut beveled window sills and a center-floor radiant furnace ideal for cool Michigan mornings.

Fern Hollow rests on 13 wooded acres and is perched on the highest ground. The cottage is nestled at the center of what was nine 100-yr old white (self-trimming) pine trees. In order to created what is traditionally referred to as the Seven Sisters that surround and protect a cottage, two of the old trees were removed, one of which was already broken in half. This stand of evergreens provide a unique 'whooshing' sound as the winds move through the pine boughs. This can be enjoyed by opening the 4 sets of French doors inviting the surrounding porch to become a part of the house creating the feeling of an open camp in the woods.

Fern Hollow has served as the epicenter for over 30 years of family reunions and many annual gatherings of old friends. Our cottage is being offered as a rental for the first time in its history.
We invite you to join in our history of spending summer days with loved ones, nature, and time.


Keywords: cabin,camp,beach,house,summer house,lodge

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Fern Hollow is located in a pristine forest with plenty of room for the kids to run around and explore. The bunk room is a favorite among the youngsters and the close proximity to the beach is very convenient for families....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Other (See Description)

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              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                The main bedroom has a queen bed and french doors to porch....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

                The bunk room is a small room with two full bed bunks....moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

                A full bed is on the screened porch.Canvases for privacy....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                A stand alone seeping pavilion with queen bed....moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds are full size

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Small but efficient bathroom with shower stall. There is also a fantastic outdoor shower....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Parking Off Street

              Other Amenities

                  • private wooded location, a short walk through the woods to beautiful West Side County Park and Beach on Lake Michigan,outdoor shower, separate sleeping pavilion with double bed, wood burning fireplace, outdoor fire pit, double bunk beds, sleeping porch...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Season
                  Jun 29 - Aug 23, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,500
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 24 - Sep 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,500
                  Autumn
                  Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,000

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  We rent weekly only from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Sunday to Sunday.


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                  Last updated: 06/21/2014
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                  About: The owners of Fern Hollow have been part- and full-time residents of the Saugatuck area for over 25 years. Until they built their dream house in 2006, Fern Hollow served as their weekend and vacation cottage, escaping from busy work schedules and big city life. Life partners for over 28 years, the couple has shared Fern Hollow with three generations of family members and has introduced numerous friends to the Saugatuck area. Active in the community, the owners participate in and support numerous local non-profit organizations and causes.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Walking distance to Lake Michigan beach!


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • An authentic Adirondack camp!

                    An authentic Adirondack camp!

                  • Fern Hollow

                    Fern Hollow

                  • The humble kitchen...

                    The humble kitchen...

                  • Free standing pavilion with double bed.

                    Free standing pavilion with double bed.

                  • The path to the beach.

                    The path to the beach.

                  • The fire pit.

                    The fire pit.

                  • Welcome to Fern Hollow!

                    Welcome to Fern Hollow!

                  • Our humble cottage in the woods.

                    Our humble cottage in the woods.

                  • Fern Hollow

                    Fern Hollow

                  • The screened in porch...ah, the screened in porch!

                    The screened in porch...ah, the screened in porch!

                  • The queen bed.

                    The queen bed.

                  • Bunks that are double beds.

                    Bunks that are double beds.

                  • Double bed on the sleeping porch. Canvases roll up for open air sleeping!

                    Double bed on the sleeping porch. Canvases roll up for open air sleeping!

                  • The necessities.

                    The necessities.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $350 - $450 per night (USD)
                  4

                  4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 06/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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