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Recent Northwest property reviews

  • Awesome!!

    "Such a wonderful place, my husband and I had a truly wonderful time. Loved listening to the creek beside the house flowing into the river. Very quiet. Sharon is a wonderful host, seeing to all the little things to make you stay so special. I just loved the house, we watched BB - March Madness and just relaxed. Loved reading by the window, the screen porch was a little chilly to spend too much time in it but it was wonderful to walk out there and hear the stream running. That was very calming and tranquil. Thanks for a wonderful time and for letting us share your home."
    Guest: cottoncandy Date of Stay: March 2010 Review Submitted: March 26, 2010
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  • We LOVE staying here!

    "This will be our third year staying at this rental and it feels like its our home. It's a great place for families, especially with young kids. The water is very shallow and clear for quite a distance from the shore. The house is neat and well kept, but rustic. Wooded on all sides it provides the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of normal life, but access to all that M-22 has to offer. Been coming to Leland for 43 years and we love staying here...."
    Guest: jtuhey Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 11, 2012
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  • Comfortable pet friendly close to slopes

    "Stayed for a long ski weekend. The house was well stocked. Plenty of hot water for a big group. Very dog friendly. Owner was easy to work with especially in giving advise and calling us back promptly. The house was plenty warm. Only complaint was the master bed. Guests should be aware that 2 bedrooms aren't "closed" rooms as one is a loft and 4th is just a semi secluded section of basement level. This just meant kids were kept awake when adults stayed up late. There was confusion with cleaning crew about our arrival time but it got worked out and house was cleaned promptly. Trails nearby were nice for walking and we had a great experience at boyne highlands ski resort. Staff was very helpful and we had good instruction for our beginners. House was as described and I would stay again."
    Guest: LA CPA Date of Stay: January 2013 Review Submitted: January 9, 2013
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  • Great Location..Great Amenities!

    "We had a wonderful stay! Unit is centrally located in town, a short walk to shops, dining and all the water fun that you could want. Our kids especially liked the Ice cream shop and the "dam" candy store! Look forward to returning next summer!!"
    Guest: Tom Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: July 20, 2011
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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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