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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"We had a great time at the property with our grown kids. We used the pontoon to explore and fish the lakes. We couldn't have asked for better hosts, Dale and Mike were great, always available to help in any way. The guys loved the loft area, which they used as their "mancave". Everything was clean and as promised.
We will be back!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015
"This lovely home has served us extremely well for 25 years! We ladies counted last weekend - where do the years go? We women from different walks of life meet and enjoy the house once a year at our hosts invitation. We visit the town, lake, shops, restaurants, and area features we choose when we get there. Most of all, we enjoy reconnecting with each other. The peace and quiet of the area allow us to drop out of our busy lives for a short time to recharge our batteries."
Guest: Peggy C.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 18, 2015
"The special attention and care that the owners of this property put into our stay was over the top. It is a large home with lots of space and a great outside deck that gives you a view of Torch Lake. A very quiet and peaceful neighborhood yet an easy walk or bike into the charming town of Alden. We loved having it as our home base to explore around the region, it was a perfect location for our trip. It is not far from Traverse City if you want a bit more action, yet the town of Alden had its own weekly farmers market if you wanted something close by. Loved the yarn shop in town!
The property was clean and the owners were gracious and warm. I look forward to staying in touch."
Guest: karin w.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 12, 2015
"My husband and I just got back from another 2 weeks at Thayer (this was our 3rd year). Yes, 2 weeks. Our first year here, 10 days just wasn't enough...and honestly, 2 weeks isn't either. We are already thinking of coming back in the fall. This is our third year vacationing here. We love the quiet of the no wake lake, fishing is excellent (mostly bass and pan fish but almost guaranteed to catch a couple - even from the dock - every time you go out), close to things to do (this year we went zip lining in Boyne, last year Sleeping Bear Dunes), cute towns close by (Alden, Bellaire and Traverse City), there is also a Casino.... OR the best part is, you can just sit and gaze at the beauty of the lake, watch the wild life (the loons are really cool - we saw a bald eagle and osprey). If you really need some excitement Torch Lake is right next door.... The cabins are great - newly renovated - the screened in porch on the Oak is the best - brings back childhood memories of family vacations (when we went so distracted by tv, phones/texting and internet)... This is the place to unplug. Also note that the cabins have an natural climate control. They tend to stay cool in the heat and warm when cooler (though be sure to prepare for both extremes at any time of year - there is a small heater and fan but northern Michigan weather can be fickle... this year the coolest at night was about 44 - warmest in day about 80) and not to mention - Tim and Stephanie - they are great...Sum it up: The worse part about this entire experience - leaving."
Guest: Sue E.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 7, 2015