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Affordable Family Fun on the Platte Lakes

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6 adults)

Please note: VRBO now offers online booking. Please DO NOT book online; we have 4 cottages and you won't know which one you are reserving! You may email us to inquire, but please call Rick to book: 231-325-2305

We offer four-season family fun! Come and enjoy the tranquility of the pre/post season and take advantage of our special off-season rates. Call Rick at 231-325-2305 for reservations.

Our resort features 3 affordable family vacation cabins on an acre of land with 180’ of frontage on the north shore of beautiful Big Platte Lake. We also have a classic log cabin nestled in the woods just across the road on Little Platte Lake. Each cabin has two double beds and a bunk bed, a kitchen with all cooking utensils and modern bathroom. Each cabin also has a charcoal grill and picnic table. Bring your own linens and towels.

Free wireless Internet.

Please note: No smoking and no pets in our cottages!

Big Platte Lake, a 2500 acre all-sports lake, is ideal for swimming boating and fishing. Our private, sandy beach is an ideal water-playground for children because of an extensive shallow area, perfect for frolicking, wading, and floating. In the deeper water farther out there is a raft for swimming. Use any of our 4 kayaks, 5 canoes or the rowboat that comes with your cottage and go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike and pan fish. Bring your own equipment and go sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing or jet-skiing.

Play a game of horseshoes at the shoreline. Shoot some hoops on our basketball court. Relax in the lawn swings. Toast s'mores around the fire circle as you enjoy breath-taking sunset views over the lake.

Little Platte Lake is a scenic 805-acre lake with quiet, natural beauty, eagles, loons, beaver and great fishing for bass and pan fish. The lakes are connected by the Dead Stream and Platte River, which offer excellent canoeing/kayaking and fishing.

Our resort is in a wooded area, adjacent to the awesome Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with its world-famous 'Dune Climb' and Pierce-Stocking Scenic Drive. The white sand beaches of Lake Michigan, where you can swim, walk the shoreline or hunt Petoskey stones, are just 10 minutes away. We are open year-round for summer vacations, fall hunting and fishing, winter skiing and snowmobiling and morel mushroom hunting in the spring.

The area boasts many quaint lakeside towns with wineries, shopping, arts & antiquing, dining, etc. The area offers arts and music at Interlochen Arts Academy, winery tours, golfing, casinos and sightseeing. You can take the family to a drive-in movie theater for family oriented movies at the Cherry Bowl. Tour the lighthouse at Point Betsie. The nearby village of Honor features restaurants, a grocery store, bank, post office, gas station, and video rentals. the Trading Post, which has a deli, pizza & ice cream, as well as bait & tackle, is a short walk from our cottages.

We are only 15 miles from Empire (antiques, beaches, hiking trails) 15 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, glider rides, shops and restaurants, and 4th of July fireworks) 20 miles to Glen Arbor (galleries, cute shops, restaurants) 15 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park, #1-rated ski resort in the Midwest) 18 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts academy) 25 miles to Traverse City (airport, more restaurants, casinos and shopping at outlet and other malls and of course the National Cherry Festival) 30 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according to Golf Magazine). Many cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are only minutes away.

Our resort is truly a great family vacation spot with so much to do! To map the location of this property go to mapquest and type in 8413 Deadstream Road., Honor, MI, 49640. Come, be our guest, make new friends, and build memories for your family.

Keywords: Three Lakefront Cottages & Log Cabin in the woods Year Round Four Seasons

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Dave Van Hammen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, portuguese, arabic
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017


Honor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , In cottage #1 bunk beds and double bed are in one room.
  • Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Canoes, Kayaks, 14' Row Boats, Boat Mooring, Swim Raft, Basketball Court, Fire Circle, Fishing Dock & Boat on Little Platte Lake, Paddle Boat, Horse Shoes


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Affordable Family Fun on the Platte Lakes
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
Dorr, MI

Great Place !

  • 5 of 5

I have been going to this resort since I was 6 years old. I am 60 now and still love going here. Peaceful and fun all in one. It has something for everyone here. I recommend it with a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage, the kids loved to run around and play all day. They did not want to go on hike or even to lake Michigan. Jumping from the dock, using the little slide was enough.

Rustic confort but everything you need is here, if you want simple no fuss vacation you have the right place. We really appreciate the use of the canoe, kayak and boat, the proximity of the Sleeping Bear Dune... Thanks for a good time

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte MI

Perfect for a Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week last summer in August in these perfect little summer cottages. If you want to experience a vacation with your family like the one you had when you were a kid, I highly recommend this place. Great location, nice cottages and just a great time! These cottages are right on Platte Lake which is great for swimming if you just want to hang around the cabin; they are also only 5 minutes from Lake Michigan if you enjoy fishing or just relaxing on the beach. Sleeping Bear Dunes is about 10-15 up the road, what I can say it has a little bit of something for everyone. Can't wait to head back next year!!! Thanks VanHamens for a great family vacation :)

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, MI

Good value for the price....

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful sunrise and sunsets from the dock...and an even better view from the kayaks! The cabin was outdated to be sure, but clean overall and to my relief-no spiders or webbies! We stayed in cottage 1. One disappointment is that the firepit is a community one. Each cabin does not have their own. The only other disappointment is that they do no allow pets in the cottages (only the log cabin). Everything else was very satisfactory. Ester was very kind to us and made us feel right at home. There was no rush to get out by a certain time and the whole weekend felt quite relaxing. Plenty of fun for those on a budget. Advice for visitors to the area.... Must eat: Doughnuts at crescent bakery in Frankfort, a full breakfast at bay view grill in Frankfort, and a salted truffle from Grocers Daughter Chocolates in Empire. Must see: pierce stocking scenic drive (warning call ahead to check when traffic is slow) and the view from alligator hill hike in glen arbor... Gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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grand rapids mi

Sleeping Bear Dunes and sleeping on the porch !

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed staying at "the Cottages" both in-season and off-season. Great base for a family ski-trip to Crystal Mountain, complete with stargazing out on the iced-over lake in the winter. In the Spring, the kids enjoyed fishing off the dock on Little Platte, warming up on the chilly afternoon with a campfire, and of course hiking in the area. Summertime fun is obvious - got a speed boat? Try tubing and enjoying the company of other boaters at "the Sand Bar". Kayaking, canoeing, swimming and rowboating , basketball, etc, kept the kids busy when the adults were taking a break on the shore. In the fall, we've enjoyed more fishing, hiking the Sleeping Bear Dunes trails, visiting the nearby small towns and of course, more campfire time for fish stories. Pick up some bacon at the Honor market and roast bacon wrapped potatoes on the fire for a great supper ! We're hoping to have a cross country ski weekend this winter at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All the cottages have good living area for cardgames on a rainy day, well equipped kitchens for making great meals, (even electric skillets for pancakes !) and plenty of picnic/seating areas for relaxing. Favorite place to sleep in each cottage is on the porch - fall asleep to the waves .

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as we had remembered...

  • 5 of 5

As we pulled in the driveway my first thought was, it is just as I had remembered. This was our second summer in the log cabin and we've decided to make it an annual getaway. We love it! There is so much to do and no one complains about nothing to do. Fishing, swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, quietly observing wildlife or resting in the sun is an option everyday.

The log cabin is rustic but with indoor plumbing, it's not modern, but that's not what you'd expect in a log cabin. If you want a great place to make family memories, this is the place. If you want lots of things to do for your little ones or teens, this is the place for you. If you want to relax and enjoy being near the water yet in a log cabin in the woods, this is the place for you.

Thanks for another great year! See you next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Champion Hill
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pappa J's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain

Platte and Betsie River Canoeing, Drive-In Theatre, Glider Rides, Moral Mushroom Hunting, Deer Duck and Turkey Hunting, Bass and Walleye Fishing, Coho and King Salmon Fishing, Salmon Hatchery Tours, Fall Color Tours, Winery Tours, Malls and Outlet Shopping, Casinos, Light Houses, Dune Climbing, World Class Sunsets, Come and Make a Family Memory


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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