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Recent Northwest reviews

  • Great Location

    "This cottage was in a great location. It was convenient to Sleeping Bear Dunes and all of the Leelanau area. The owner was very helpful and accommodating. He had a lot of great suggestions of places to go and see, also tips for dining and wineries. It was very quiet and comfortable and right next to bike path."
    Guest: Troy62 Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • Wonderful vacation destination

    "My family of four (kids 7 and 9) had a wonderful time at the Bass Lake Lodge. We have vacationed in Traverse City many times but the first time on Bass Lake. The location is great! We found the cottage exceptionally clean and comfortable and stocked with everything you would need to feel at home, and then some! My son (9) caught 7 fish in the lake. The lake was very quiet. Not really a sandy bottom for swimming but throw some water shoes on and the kids did okay. Great value for what you get!! We hope to return some day."
    Guest: Sharon H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 2014
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  • Absolutely Lovely in Every Way

    "My daughter and I stayed here for three nights in June before I took her to summer camp. I was extremely nervous because we had rented two other places in the past (one in NC and one in CA) and had to leave both after one night because they were so disgusting and had been so grossly misrepresented in their pictures, etc. This place was even better than we had hoped! We were so relieved. It is decorated beautifully. Even the flowers in the window boxes on the terrace coordinated with the colors inside. The main room is warm and inviting with a cheerful color palette. The two pink sofas are slightly undersized which make them a bit tight if you want to lie down and watch TV or read, but two can sit comfortably. The kitchen is large and well equipped. The bedrooms were decorated more simply (the master has a gas fireplace) and we slept very well. The view from the terrace and the rooftop deck is just beautiful. It overlooks the harbor. The rooftop deck was great for sitting and reading and it is huge. There is a BBQ up there and had we been there longer we probably would have used it. The location can't be beat. You can walk to anything in Harbor Springs, which is quite nice. The town is quite sleepy with not much going on so it's nice to have somewhere beautiful to come back to at the end of the day. It's so nice in fact that we found ourselves not wanting to leave. The restaurants in town are unremarkable (simple food but you won't be dreaming about them after you leave) so it's nice to cook in the apt and sit on the terrace. They have some board games which we played (they could use more) and no movie channels, which would have been nice. Normally we never watch TV on vacation but with so little going on in town, and having already exhausted the board games, it would be a nice addition to the rental--especially in this price point. My 12 year old loved the place and wants to come back next year. WE felt very comfortable and safe both in the apt and in the town. The town itself is so clean and pretty that I can't believe a movie hasn't been filmed there. We went to the Farmer's Market (in town on Wednesdays) and bought some great stuff. A new place in town called Small Batch that hadn't yet opened up while we were there but most likely is now, was selling there baked goods. One thing was more delicious then the next: the quiche, lemon bars, avocado bread...all scrumptious. That's the only food we ate the we keep talking about."
    Guest: TravelbuginNJ Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • November Rain

    "Great location with proximity to our interests in TC area. Beautiful view of lake from Living Area. Great dining area for our large family. We weren't able to enjoy the outdoors much because of the weather, but could imagine it being great. My children enjoyed the air hockey table."
    Guest: Brian B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 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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