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Recent Northwest reviews

  • Kim

    "This is our second year staying at this home….it was even better than last year!! The home is so very clean, comfortable, & you lack for nothing. Larry, the owner, checked in on us to make sure all was up to our liking, and as always it was perfect. We love the area, the wineries, the towns, & top of our list is the house & lake. We have already booked next year!!!!! Looking so forward to it. I would totally recommend this home."
    Guest: Kim Ramirez Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • Fabulous vacation

    "This is the third time we have stayed at this property, and again, it did not disappoint. There were some issues getting the keys in the mail (not anyone's fault, just issues with the post office, it seems!), but the owner and the maintenance man at the house were excellent to work with, and they got us a key. The house is huge, with everything we needed, including plenty of bedroom space for the four adults on our trip. The kitchen was well stocked with what we needed for breakfasts, which were the only meals we ate at the house. The house has a new Keurig, which was an excellent addition for the coffee drinkers in our group. The beds were so comfy, and it was fabulous to sleep with the windows open and smell the fresh air and hear the water from a stream that runs in the back of the property. We loved the woodsy atmosphere of the house, and loved taking walks in the quiet neighborhood in the mornings. We loved the game room, and had fun playing foosball, air hockey and ping pong late at night. We took day trips to Mackinac Island and the Upper Penninsula which were both excellent. We loved eating at some of our favorite restaurants, including The Side Door Saloon, Mim's for gyros, La Señorita, Turkey's, and our most favorite of every trip--Pond Hill Farm where we had lunch one day and went to a pig roast one night. Pond Hill Farm has amazing farm to table meals, a squash launcher, a trout pond, u-pick raspberries, as well as a new ice cream parlor. Of course, the wine and beer there is great, too! We did not use the jacuzzi at all this time around because we were so busy exploring the area. We did love the fire pit at night and had fun making s'mores and sitting around the fire. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family if they are traveling to northern Michigan. We cannot wait to come back and stay here in October!"
    Guest: Rachel M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Perfect up north getaway

    "My husband and I spent a week here with his parents, siblings, a baby and an uncle. There was plenty of room for everyone and also plenty of space to hang out. The dining room was excellent for eating in and the kitchen was roomy and well equipped. The tiled showers were very nice and clean and the bathrooms overall were nice as well. Great location, wonderful wine tasting options, close enough to traverse city... Thank you!"
    Guest: Jusick Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • Beautiful Sunsets

    "The setting could not be better; the views of the sky and lake were ever changing and beautiful; the house provides everything that is needed for a relaxing vacation in a carefree setting."
    Guest: Retired Teachers Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 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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