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Recent Michigan reviews

  • What a gem!

    "This clean, modern cottage was perfect for our stay. The adults stayed on the first floor, leaving the downstairs bedroom for the kids. The kitchen is large and is well stocked for our cooking needs and is supplemented by a gas grill in the backyard. The cottage is in close walking proximity to downtown Empire and the lake, making it easy for beach visits."
    Guest: Will Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Great relaxing family vacation!

    "We had a great time at the Cottage! 2 families (4 adults, 5 kids) had plenty of room. The lake front is beautiful and great for swimming. The place was very clean and comfortable. It is a little further from town than we expected so be sure to stock up on food because once you get there - you don't want to leave! Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is bringing linens and towels is a little inconvenient; real estate in the car was very limited! Great house on a gorgeous lake!"
    Guest: Stacy C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Michigan Tech Mom / Family

    "Arrival date is not correct wouldn't let me go back to far, I am late to write this , we stayed here about 2 1/2 years ago when we moved my son up to Tech for his first year in College, and what a wonderful place to be, There were 8 of us all together and we had a great time, we played on the water with the paddle boat and kayak and just had a blast, Mornings out on the porch were so peaceful seen the eagle each morning up in the tree what a sight, There is Plenty of room here for a family and so much to do, the accommodations were very well met, pots and pans, linens everything you could think of, Comfortable beds for sleeping, we saved a lot by cooking our meals rather then going out to eat every meal having that home feeling made all that possible. We are excited to come back and stay in the winter this time so we can enjoy winter activities and views in Houghton. Pat your place is beautiful and we were so glad to be able to enjoy it. Highly recommend staying here if you are looking for the R & R in your visit, Not far from town and stores very convenient location"
    Guest: Christina E. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • Perfect location for a vacation!!

    "Let me just say we had an amazing vacation in Traverse Michigan!! The home was inviting and the location couldn't have been more perfect. While you do share the private shoreline area with 3 other cabins, we were honestly the only ones enjoying the views and crystal clear waters! We also had several paddle boats, floating toys and a small paddle fishing boat at our disposal, which was awesome. We also took advantage of the fire pit by the shoreline and roasted marshmallows with our daughter the last night. Mr. Randy was an awesome host and made sure the cabin was stocked with all the essentials needed for our week long stay. He was also able to accommodate us with an additional day due to the weather. Perhaps my only suggestion would be a little upgrade to the cabin, a splash of vibrant colors would be awesome see! That's not really a complaint just a womanly touch suggestion ;). The cabin was clean and comfortable and we cannot wait for our trip back! Might I add the pictures Mr. Randy has posted bare in comparison to the beautiful clear waters, truly a must see to believe! Thank for making our trip one to remember and we hope to be back soon!"
    Guest: Melissa A. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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Michigan Travel Tips

Proud Michiganders refer to their state as “The Mitten” because of its shape. Also known as The Great Lakes State, it’s no surprise that some of the best places to vacation are near Lake Michigan. Here are some of the most wonderful:

Northwest Michigan

Northwest Michigan is a great vacation spot with ample attractions for both families and couples. Check out these two wonderful towns for a relaxing getaway:

Charlevoix

Charlevoix is a beautiful lakeside town with a Cape Cod feel. Here are some of the best things to do and see here:

- Fisherman’s Island State Park has miles of trails and serene beaches.

- Castle Farms was built in 1918 and the gardens here provide a gorgeous place to simply stroll. There’s also a museum, an enchanted forest and a train for the kids to ride.

- Hit the links at Dunmaglas or Belvedere golf clubs, which have stunning lake views.

Traverse City

Traverse City is more crowded than Charlevoix because it’s very popular due to the excellent wineries, shopping and lakeside attractions. Better yet, it’s famous for its cherry production, so you’ll find a lot of treats made from the sweet fruit here. If you’re looking for excitement and relaxation, check out these hot spots:

- Get your fill of delightful locally produced wines with a tasting and tour at some excellent vineyards and wineries, including Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, Bowers Harbor Vineyard, Shady Lane Cellars and Left Foot Charley.

- Head to the only commercial organic tea farm in North America - Light of Day Organic Farm.

- Soar above the waters of Lake Michigan with a thrilling ride from Traverse Bay Parasail or a private balloon tour from Grand Traverse Balloons.

- Sample some cherries and cherry-based treats from Cherry Republic. Bring some gifts home to family and friends!

- Catch a film or opera at the historic State Theatre, which was completely renovated and reopened by famous director Michael Moore in 2007.

- Go shopping in Sutton’s Bay, a quaint little town just a short drive north.

- Check out the National Cherry Festival during the first week of July and the Traverse City Film Festival during the first week of August.

Southwest Michigan

Southwest Michigan is a popular vacation destination for other Michiganders and locals from around the Midwest. Here are the top things to do in the most well-known destinations:

Kalamazoo

This big city in south central Michigan is the home of Western Michigan University. Here are the best things to do in Kalamazoo:

- Head to the Air Zoo for sky-high fun, where you can hop in a flight simulator, steer your very own bi-plane on a cool vintage ride, ride a 26-foot indoor Ferris wheel and even experience weightlessness.

- See fine art and history at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

- Grab breakfast or lunch at popular cafe Crow’s Nest, get dinner at quirky farm-to-table spot Food Dance and don’t miss sweet treats at Confections with Convictions and Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, which are simply divine.

Saugatuck

- Bask in the sun on the pristine sand at Oval Beach

- Catch an outdoor concert and river views at Wicks Park.

- In the summer, take a jeep tour and lay out on the untouched beaches of Saugatuck Dunes State Park, which boasts 850 acres. In the winter, go cross-country skiing on the miles of trails.

- Shop in the boutiques and grab lunch on historic Butler Street.

South Haven

- Hit the beaches and go back to nature at Van Buren State Park, the Kal Haven Trail and the historic South Haven Lighthouses.

- Go apple-picking and wine-tasting at McIntosh Orchards.

- Take a sailboat tour or lessons on beautiful Lake Michigan with Cat’s Meow Cruises or Sailing South Haven.

- Take an art class at the South Haven Center for the Arts.

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