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Recent Northwest property reviews

  • Fabulous place to vacation!

    "If you are looking for a beautiful view, spotless living space and warm and friendly hosts then this is the place to be! We spent the week exploring the area and enjoying the cottage. There are a ton of things to do including just sitting on the dock and enjoying the views. You will not find two nicer hosts anywhere and if we come back to the area this is where we will stay! Thank you for everything!"
    Guest: ann f. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Great place to stay in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes

    "The condo was very clean and well-maintained. It was the perfect amount of space for 5-6 people to spend a week. The best part of it is the stunning views of Lake Michigan from the screened in deck off the kitchen. We stayed a week and could totally have stayed longer. The owners were also very pleasant to communicate with throughout the rental process and the price was very fair. I highly recommend this rental."
    Guest: b3kkaf Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: June 28, 2012
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  • Great location!

    "Really enjoyed our stay! Great location - excellent walking distance to shopping, shoreline and yummy restaurants. Exactly as explained and well furnished. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: Micalene F. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Grandparent

    "We love this place and look forward to coming back . We had a wonderful time and found this vacation home to be perfect for our needs. It is well equiped and very clean. The walk by lake shore at night is lovely. We found the lake to be perfect for swimming with sandy bottom and excellent for boating. The lakefront is beautiful with a well maintained yard with many flowers and bird feeders with choice birds visiting every day. There is plenty of outside lawn furniture and a fire pit for bonfires. The home is spacious and well furnished - even has a piano. Our grandchildren love it so much that they always ask when are we going back. We feel the same, and look forward to returning again soon. Pat Danford"
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: October 2011 Review Submitted: October 22, 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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