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"The guest house looks exactly like the pictures. The King bed was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you would need. A beautiful view of the lake from the windows in the living room and master bedroom. The balcony looks out on lake and garden. Suzie is a master gardener, so the yard is truly beautiful. My husband went kayaking everyday! I went twice and the lake, river and sanctuary were so very beautiful with swans, eagle, turtles and ducklings nearby. Lake Platte has a sand bottom and starts out very shallow. The guest house is near the Cherry Bowl Drive-in which is so fun! Also so close to Lake Michigan and great hikes in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore. We would highly recommend Northwest Michigan and Suzie's guest house."
Guest: Kathy W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015
"5 guys trying our best to catch some King salmon in the Betsie river. The house was perfect for us, the fishing not so much. It was unseasonably warm and the run was late. Plan B... Enjoy the house, weather, and the surrounding area. Being fishermen we knew to pack our other hobbies for when the bite was slow. This year we brought bikes and kayaks and man did we enjoy them.
The Betsie Valley Trail can be caught right down from "pass out" hill. You'll love flying down it (30mph+ on a bike!) but coming back up you'll know why we called it "pass out" hill. You'll either pass out or have to change your underwear. It's crazy steep, but tons of fun. We biked several days from Benzoinia to Frankfort. (20 miles round trip). The trail is nicely maintained and has great views of Crystal Lake and the Betsie River. Frankfort is a great town for people watching, shopping, or having a couple of cold brews (especially at StormCloud). They even have a bike rack! One guy in our group put 60 miles on his bike in a week.
The kayaking was equally impressive. Miles and miles of great water to explore. Easy ins and outs close to the house. It's hard to describe how quiet nature can be. It's really the reason we get away. Sure it's great to catch fish but standing immersed in clean cool water really recharges the batteries and erases stress. I highly recommend it.
We grilled everyday, had campfires, sat outside, and enjoyed the last remaining days of summer. The house was fantastic. All the comforts of home and more set inside the laid back, picturesque town, of Michigan's great up north.
Next year we'll be adding the boat and golf clubs and renting for a month (Just kidding ladies, or are we? :)"
Guest: Salmon ChasersDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 8, 2015