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  • fun family vacation

    "This was overall a great place for our multi-family vacation. We had lots of fun. The beds were comfortable, & the kitchen was well equipped. We enjoyed great views of Elk Lake. The older kids enjoyed the 2 kayaks, paddle boat, pier, bicycles, & fire pit, while the small kids enjoyed the little sand beach. A Lake Michigan beach, which also had tennis & basketball courts, was only 10 minutes away. Everyone enjoyed renting a ski boat - plenty of space for skiing/tubing without traffic from other boats. At night we all enjoyed evening games at the large game table in the lower level. The cottage was advertised as sleeping 8-15 people. However, we were very surprised to find that the cottage sleeps only 9 people in beds & one on a futon. The bed count should be changed to accurately reflect number of places to sleep in beds. It should then mention that there's s large lower level area where 6 more people (brings number of guests up to 15) could sleep on blow-up mattresses that guests need to provide for themselves. Since that lower level is cold, more warm blankets wold be nice. Also, seating for meals was for 8 people indoors & 4 on the outside deck. We had to eat in shifts to make that work when the weather was cool. We had been warned of possible swimmer's itch from swimming in Elk lake, but this did not materialize even though our little ones swam in shallow water in front of the cottage. We did, though, towel off thoroughly after swimming."
    Guest: Anne & Marlan Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 31, 2013
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  • Beautiful home and location

    "My husband and I, together with our son, daughter in law and their almost two year old twins just returned from a near perfect vacation at Lake Charlevoix. (The only thing that was imperfect was a few days of weather.) The home is more beautifull and spacious than depicted in the photos. The open floor plan was comfortable and worked perfectly for us. The house and yard (including deck) were clean and well-maintained. We (and the kids) were delighted with the assortment of sand toys and the swing/slide set. The kitchen was very well-stocked with utensils, cooking tools, etc. The grill and hot tub were an added plus. (Our only "complaint" is that there could have been more towels--both bath and beach. To make matters worse, we left 3 towels on the boat we rented right before we left. I suspect that we may not the only ones to contribute to a towel shortage, of which the owners may not have been aware. We reported our "loss" to them.) The location was ideal--only a few minutes from downtown Charlevoix and a reasonable drive (maybe 20 minutes) from Petoskey. Highly recommend the house and the owners, who made the whole transaction simple and pleasant."
    Guest: Abric1 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Charming home

    "We continue to stay here twice a year and love it. Homey, plenty of room to spread out, deck is a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the weather, quiet, conveniently located, fully-equiped kitchen if we wish to cook but close to many places to eat. Charlevoix is my "second home" and I always love returning to that lovely, charming, historic town and all it has to offer."
    Guest: Jan Date of Stay: October 2012 Review Submitted: January 24, 2013
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  • Great Time!!

    "We had a great time at the lake house. There was more than enough room for the 3 adults and 3 kids we had. The beach and dock were perfect for the young kids and the paddle boat, kayaks, and canoe were an awesome added feature. The location was great, just a short drive into town. We can't wait to return. Thanks Dennis!"
    Guest: RD Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 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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