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  • Can't Wait To Come Back This Summer!

    "I am not one to write reviews, however, I felt our experience at Interlochen last summer was worth sharing. My husband and I stayed at this cabin over the holiday break last July and had an absolute blast exploring Northern Michigan! We wanted to stay in this area because of how close it was to all of the tourist destinations such as the dunes and Traverse City, however we ended up spending most of our time at the lake instead! The lake was crystal clear and felt like bath water. It was the first time we had ever been able to snorkel in an inland lake...highlight! You are tucked back into a cove, so boat noise was never an issue. We took advantage of the kayaks and spent most of our time gliding across the water stalking out fish and turtles swimming right beneath us :). I can't place enough emphasis on HOW clear Green Lake really is. Another great way we enjoyed it was laying on the beach or tanning on the sundeck (which I thought was very unique and perfect for my style of relaxing!). The most unique feature about this specific location is that it is right across the lake from Interlochen's Academy of Arts. During our stay, we were able to hear concerts going on while sitting at the fire pit right off the water....very cool. While taking a bike ride through their campus one morning, we found out that they offer free tours every day for the public. We didn't take advantage of it, however we plan to next time! The cabin itself is as beautiful as the lake. We typically don't prioritize on the interior of a cabin we stay in as much as the location, however, with this one, we hit the jack pot! The spacious layout was great when our extended family visited for a few days. Everyone was able to have their own space with the convenience of two full bathrooms. The kitchen (oh the kitchen...) is better than ours at home! I found myself WANTING to cook and grill out everyday because I never felt like I was missing anything with the large windows overlooking the lake. The pictures capture the beauty of the interior, however, do not do justice for the outdoors. I would recommend this cabin and location to anyone without reservation!"
    Guest: Amy Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: February 6, 2013
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  • Excellent location, immaculate and great fun !

    "What a gem ! We had a wonderfully relaxing week. family of four, two kids ( 13 and 11) plus our Lhasa. Prime location away from the craziness of the city. Listening to the waves from the beach, deck and bedroom was bliss. Immaculate ! Easy to maintain as well. Owner is lovely and very friendly with great recommendations ! We love this area of Michigan, and look forward to returning next year !"
    Guest: kerry d. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • Awesome house in the perfect location!

    "This house was wonderful! It's literally an easy one to two city block walk to either Portage Lake orLake Michigan. The beach on Lake Michigan is just gorgeous. You almost feel like it's your own private beach. The appliances, furnishings and decor are very up-to-date and it's an extremely clean place. (Cleaner than most of the hotels we stayed in!) The owner leaves a manual, almost like the one you'd find in a hotel...it tells you everything you need to know about the local area: where to get things, where to go for activities, local hot spots etc. It's extremely useful if you don't know the area well. We will definitely be booking again for next year."
    Guest: Chereli T. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • Rented Chalet for a week in August

    "This is wonderful place to stay, plenty of sleeping room. Nice back prch to hang out on. Very clean, very reasonable pricing. Will stay here again next year."
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: September 10, 2012
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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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