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Recent Northeast reviews

  • 25th Anniversary retreat!

    "We came here for our 25th anniversary. First time away with no kids in over 8 years...worth the wait! Beautiful sunrises, perfect weather 70 all weekend and sunny skies! Husband caught two small mouthed bass and one was huge! We fished, boated, walked on trail behind cabin and went to eat a few times at Breakers and Hoppies Tavern. Just relaxed, read, hot tub everyday...at night was the best with cool clear skies and a full moon!... walked, fished and husband did a lot of fishing most of the weekend. Had ducks come right up to deck and saw loons and a bald eagle. Loved it...thanks John and Dorene for being so helpful! Hoping to be back next summer for a week!"
    Guest: Stacey T. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Bear's Den is awesome

    "Bear's Den is clean, cozy and has everything you need. Firewood was all stacked and ready for us. Hottub clean and hot. Dorene great to work with. Lots of fun restaurants close by in Gaylord. We loved this cabin and we will be back."
    Guest: zimmy Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: December 28, 2013
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  • Simply excellent!

    "We were highly impressed with the amenities and overall quality of Bear Creek Lodge. The lodge features spacious rooms and it is tastefully decorated. There are too many extras to list here! One quick note (this is not a knock on the lodge) cell reception in the area is kind of iffy, so if you need Internet or cellular during your stay, invest in an external cell phone antenna or signal booster device. A wireless hotspot would also be a good idea."
    Guest: Historymike Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014
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  • Peaceful

    "This was our first stay at this location, having vacationed at another location for the past 12 years. The weather was perfect. The lake and the entire area was quiet. If you are looking for a get-a-way where no one will disturb you, this is the place. Shared our s'mores with two baby raccoons. Wish we had found this place sooner."
    Guest: connie g. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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Northeast Travel Tips

Northeast Michigan Vacation Rentals Offer Lakeside Views

From Alpena on Lake Huron to Mackinaw City where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, you will find the ideal Northeast Michigan vacation rentals. When you book a luxurious lake house through VRBO, you are assured a wide selection of family settings to choose from. Whether you are on one of the Great Lakes or a smaller interior lake, kids and adults will find something to enjoy. Several of the Northeast Michigan lodging accommodations have docks right on the lake so you can bring your own boat for your water-based vacation adventure. Northeast Michigan is a nature-lover’s paradise at any time of the year.

Recreational Activities Near Northeast Michigan Lodging

If you are not located in Michigan, you may not realize that they have a sizeable hawk population at certain times of the year. The spring invites bird-watchers to visit Mackinaw City vacation cottagesto see the hawk’s migrate. If you plan your vacation to see this amazing sight, do not forget to pack the binoculars. Summertime is beach weather and your Northeast Michigan vacation rental can provide you with swimming, boating, kayaking and biking opportunities. There are many lighthouses to attract your attention as well as Historic Fort Michilimackinac near Mackinaw City. Your vacation home could include canoes, kayaks or bikes if you like.

Fall is prime time for a profusion of colorful tree viewing. Tunnels of trees can be experienced from your Northeast Michigan lake houses and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is easily accessed from Mackinaw Bridge. You could hear the bugling of an elk or the haunting call of the loon from your comfortable vacation rental. Peacefulness is in abundance during the fall as you enjoy a walk in the crisp air before settling in before a blazing fire. Have a cup of hot chocolate or a romantic glass of wine while indulging in a quiet evening at your vacation home.

Winter in Northeast Michigan means skiing. Some of the resorts are within 30 minutes of your condo such as Boyne Mountain where you can hit the slopes for a day of fun. There is also the possibility of cross country skiing or snowshoeing at Wilderness State Park or Mill Creek. If these activities do not interest you, how about a snowmobile trip from Mackinaw to Midland or a dogsled ride with a local musher and his team? Hunters have found the accommodations are perfect for a base camp.

Finding Your way to Northeast Michigan Lake Houses

The interior Northern Michigan route to get to your lake house would be Interstate 75. You could fly into Detroit and follow the highway to Grayling and further north to Mackinaw City. If you want to stay at the cities along Lake Huron such as Alpena, Presque Isle, Rogers City or Cheboygan, you could take Highway 23 which gives you great views of the countryside. There is also the chance of finding a commuter plane that can get you even closer to your Northeast Michigan vacation rental but a car is recommended so that you can see more of the sights.

Dining by Northeast Michigan Rentals

If you are close to Cheboygan or Mackinaw City, you have the chance to eat at Up North, Dining by the Bridge. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with great views of the mammoth Mackinaw Bridge. Home-cooking is their specialty and you can find fresh fish, steaks, meat loaf and BBQ ribs. The Old Pizza House in Cheboygan not only has Italian cuisine, they also offer Mexican and American cuisine as well. If you prefer to stick with chain restaurants, you will find those as well. However, you will have great kitchens to prepare your own meals if you choose to stay “home.” Many of the vacation rentals have BBQ grills on private decks so that you can cook up your fresh catch of the day.

Shopping Near Northeast Michigan Rentals

Antiques, souvenirs and apparel are all available from downtown stores or quaint boutiques throughout Northeast Michigan. The Huron Lights Museum and Gift Shop has many nautical items as well as candles and lodge items to take home with you. Farmer’s markets abound in this area so that you can pick up fresh ingredients from local farmers.

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