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Recent Crystal Lake property reviews

  • Beyond our Expectations! Gramma's House

    "What an amazing week! We really didn't know what we were walking into when we saw the Crystal Lake Lodge online. We were pleasantly surprised at all of the room including private space for all our family. The beach is perfect for family time and access is exceptionally easy into the water. A 4 step stairway rather than a ladder down into the perfect sand bottom of that amazingly "crystal" clear water. Shallow a long way out was great for mini swimmers. Also excellent for BIG swims, water was cool but we loved it! The house itself was very, very clean with lots of places to put our stuff. Kitchen is bigger than you think with lots of room for lots of cooks and counter space for everything. Lake Michigan is so close! 2 miles away there is a trail head right out to the dunes. Trail walk is about a mile and then a short climb over the dunes to that beautiful Lake Michigan beach. One day we were out with our 2 1/2 year old nephew on one of the Lake Michigan beaches and he said "I want to go back to Gramma's House" Since that day we all refer to it as Gramma's house. That is just how comfortable we were there. We pretty much gave up on the sightseeing during the last couple of days because our favorite place to be was Gramma's House and Gramma's Beach!! Can't wait for next year! Thanks for everything and especially helping us deal with our specific needs."
    Guest: Nancy J. Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 11, 2013
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  • We Love Crystal Lake :)!!!

    "This cottage is GREAT! Comfortably fit 10 of us - 5 teenagers included! The kids hung out downstairs and we had the whole upstairs to ourselves - including a great balcony with outstanding view of the lake. The kids loved the kayaks, swimming, snorkling. Has all the amenities you could possibly ask for and then some! The weather was great during our stay and we did so many fun things ... golf, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort pier, stroll down Main Street, Point Betsie for sunsets and a swim in Lake Michigan, drove up and down all the hilly back roads. Lots of wildlife to see - including an eagle! The water was fantastic - and the lake is so large that you never feel crowded. We also went to the Outlet where the water is so shallow and warm. There is a great bike/walk trail from the Outlet to downtown Beulah that follows the lake where the old railroad was. Lots of history here. Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Guest: Momma Bear Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 1, 2012
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  • Fun Family Vacation

    "We had such a great time on Crystal Lake. Our group stayed here in July and really had a great time. The beach and water were pristine. We rented both properties, which was perfect for a larger group. Evenings were spent watching the kids put on plays on the beach and sitting around the beautiful stone fire pit roasting smores. Daytime was spent relaxing in the sun, swimming, tubing down the nearby Platt River, and visiting the Sand Dunes. This was the perfect spot for a relaxing family vacation. Thank you!"
    Guest: Tinney Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: September 12, 2012
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    "We traveled two days by plane and car, 2350 miles total, to arrive at Crystal Lake Retreat. We stayed 3 weeks. We didn't want to leave. My review in one word, WONDERFUL! The house fit us, 5 adults 2 children (ages 3 and 5) perfectly. The kitchen and dishwasher got a work out as we cooked every day. Ditto with the washer and dryer, especially with little people. The dinner table, porch, & hot tub served as the center ring for all the laughter and stories with family and friends. What did we do there? Talk, sit, swing, relax, laugh, sing, walk, hike, run, eat, drink, swim, rock hunt, boat, ski, tube, canoe, lake & sky watch, hot tub, play cards, take pictures, ride bikes, picnic, fish, bonfire. (TV's in every room, not required!) We appreciated the extras provided: linens, towels, paper goods, soap, crock pot, BBQ, & life jackets. Jean was a dream to work with over email and phone. She was both kind and prompt answering our many questions and concerns. The house was super clean, organized, and decorated with great cottage/lake style. Location was fantastic for us to host our "Pure Michigan" visit. We loved the view, the trees, the breeze (no bugs!) the dock, the space. The shared waterfront and boat hoist was great. Our city kids loved playing "woods", content with sticks and a piece of rope on too-cool-to-swim days. The lake water was something to rave about. It is as clear as the name--Crystal! The towns of Frankfort, Beulah, Benzonia, & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, were close for food shopping and adventures. We visited the local farmer markets too. Looking back, I'm feeling your place was a lovely treasure found. Too good to be true?! Truly, it was a very special time for our family and friends. Thank you, Jean and Alan, for helping us make some memories to keep always."
    Guest: foxy Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: September 6, 2013
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