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Recent Northwest reviews

  • PERFECT CABIN IN THE WOODS PART 2!

    "My brothers and I traveled up to this cabin on July 16, 2014 and departed on July 20, 2014. This year we added an additional day to our stay and it was well worth it. The cabin has just about everything you need from dishes, kitchen utensils, bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, coffee supplies, tape, glue, fans, tools, cards, board games, lighter fluid, charcoal and more. As before the interior of the cabin was very clean and welcoming. The nights were perfect for star watching and relaxing by the fire. I highly recommend walking down by the Johnson Bridge and exploring the river on the left side of the bride. The water is only knee deep for a ways down the river. If you’re feeling adventurous walk through the tunnels under the bridge and that will lead you back to the cabin. Once again a perfect 10 out of 10! We would like to personally thank the owners for their cooperation and communication with us before our stay once again. We will be booking this perfect cabin in the woods for part 3 next year!"
    Guest: Dan G. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Great place to stay

    "Lovely cottage. The owners were wonderful and paid a lot of attention to detail to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. A great place to come home to after exploring the Traverse City area. The cottage was very homey and the sunsets were incredible. And we were able to bring our dogs along on this vacation which made it even more enjoyable. Our Goldendoodle loved swimming in the clean, clear, water."
    Guest: Nan Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Great Place to Get Away from it all.

    "The owners are extremely thoughtful in all they do to prepare their home for renters and to make your stay enjoyable. We have never rented a home or condo that was more clean and we have rented numerous places. They have everything you need to prepare meals, grill out, or just enjoy a glass of wine on their wonderful deck with lake views. I didn't have to worry about running to the store to buy the little things like paper towels, more toilet paper, dish detergent etc. We lead very hectic lives and it was so very nice to just relax and reconnect with our 10 and 13 year old as well as each other, not to mention nature! This vacation we didn't have to spend a lot of money on the usual tourist trap things, especially the things the kids see and we get pulled into like $10pp putt putt, go kart tracks that are ridiculously expensive, bungee jumps etc etc. We swam, played Frisbee, ball, climbed the sand dunes, explored barns, kayaked, fished and just enjoyed the scenery. This vacation wasn't rushed like when we are at Disney but was relaxed and we had time to talk, laugh and play! Very nice. Thanks Chris and Annabelle for sharing your retreat."
    Guest: Jenny Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • Great Stay!

    "My wife and I stayed at Abide to celebrate the last 10 years of marriage and couldn't have picked a better place. This cottage has history, charm, and is perfect for a couple that wants to enjoy time away. Charlevoix is an amazing location! We fell in love with this town and all it has to offer. We loved everything about our stay and the people in Charlevoix. The cottage is in a great location, close to Lake Michigan, downtown, and can walk everywhere."
    Guest: John H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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Northwest Travel Tips

Northwest Michigan is a Great Family Destination

Summertime in northwest Michigan invites lots of outdoor explorations. It's a great destination for families and those that enjoy nature and the outdoors. The lakes are a major attraction. Boating, sailing and fishing make for great family fun times. You can find large rental homes at affordable prices and have the flexibility and convenience of enjoying your vacation on your own time. If looking for somewhere to go for just the two of you, the lakes hold an air of romance. With the fall foliage, northwest Michigan is a wonderful destination to celebrate anniversaries or just enjoy a romantic weekend away.

Enjoy Outdoor Explorations in Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan lake houses located on the lake shore have the convenience of being close to many recreation facilities. If you don't have your own boat, there are many rental companies that you can hire one from. Kayaks are also available and a great way to explore the lake shores. Fishing tackle shops can be found in abundance and in season, you could even enter a fishing competition and see if you can land the "big one." There are many hiking trails, mountain biking trails and horse riding trails that can be explored independently or with a guide. Trails through the state forests provide an opportunity to watch birds and wildlife along the way. There are picnic sites and special nature reserves that are interesting to visit. The Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary, for example, consists of a small lake and wooded area with marked trails. As you walk along, you can see more than 150 different plant and tree species.

Winter Snow at Northwest Michigan Vacation Rentals

In the winter months, much of the area is blanketed with snow. Many of the trails that you hiked and cycled in the summertime become cross country ski routes through the forests. There are literally miles of trails through various preserves ranging in difficulty from beginner to more advanced. Many areas also have trails for snowshoeing and routes for snowmobiling. One of the most impressive trails is the 88-mile route between Cadillac and Belmont. The majority of the trail runs through the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park over varying terrain and is a challenging run. The town of Gaylord is well-known for its Olympic quality ski runs. Dog sledding is another popular pastime and commercial tours can be booked through local resorts.

Farm Delights at Northwest Michigan Lodging

There are large agricultural communities in Northwest Michigan. Orchards, berry farms, mills and tree farms dot the landscape and invite visitors to get a glimpse of what farm life is all about. Many farms have fruit-picking available in season and others have guided tours. Fresh produce markets are a regular occasion in most towns and there are a number of festivals and events throughout the year. The area is also home to a great number of quaint antique shops. Whether you're collecting or just browsing, searching out the artifacts is fun.

Getting to and Around Northwest Michigan

The main airport in Northwest Michigan is in Traverse City and national flights generally route via Chicago or Detroit. Pellston Regional Airport provides access to the far northern parts of Michigan. Public transport systems operate with buses and there is fairly extensive network of routes connecting the various towns and resort areas. As an alternative, you can hire a car and explore the region at your own pace. There are many scenic byways and back roads if you want to meander along at a leisurely pace.

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