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Recent Northwest reviews

  • Great place for a couples get away

    "We comfortably stay here with three couples for a weekend get away. Very close to town and only a block away from the TART trail system. It sure beat staying in a hotel as we were able to enjoy each others company in the peace of a home setting. We hope to be back next year for the Mud, Sweat and Beers mountian bike festival."
    Guest: Michael D. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
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  • Secluded Couples Getaway

    "My boyfriend an I have been looking for a secluded fishing getaway when we stumbled across White Pines. When we arrived to the house, it looked just like the picture. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful and the house was filled with all the basic necessities (especially the kitchen). We loved the deck and grill and the location was defiantly secluded; aside from the nearby Dublin General Store (try their jerky), every other place was a bit of a drive. TIP: ATV rentals are a must! We had a blast driving on the groomed Michigan trails. Our goal was to find a stocked lake for fishing. We did catch bluegill, crappie, bass, and pike. However, they were defiantly scarce. Aside from the lack of fish, everyone was really friendly and respected the lake's rules. We decided to bring our own canoe even though they already had one on the property and we did put the paddle boat to much use. The water itself was so clear that we even decided to jump and swim in the lake. We truly enjoyed our time at White Pines, and it now feels like a "home away from home". We also really appreciated the consistent communication with Kathy, everything was really organized. Thank you for opening your home to us, we are already looking forward to another visit real soon. :)"
    Guest: Natalia Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • Fantastic

    "Excellent place to stay. Comfortable, great décor and all the amenities provided."
    Guest: Relaxed Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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  • Wonderful location!

    "Lovely location on Silver lake! We had never been to Northeast Michigan before, so this was the perfect first experience. The cottage is in close proximity to Traverse City, which in itself, is cool! But we were able to comfortable house 5 of us for the week. Home is well cared for with all the amenities you would need for a week away. Ken is an exemplary host and treated the kids and I like extended family! We rented the pontoon boat that is made available, it really made the experience that much more enjoyable! Highly recommend the home and the area to anyone looking for a family friendly, lake side family vacation!"
    Guest: Ladyprez Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 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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