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Open All Year Long -- Come & Play in the Snow !

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Log Cabin for One Couple with Hot Tub - Bath w/shower

Harold's Resort is located off the highway, in the woods, on the lake - a private peninsula - surrounded by water on 3 sides w/7 '1950's' LOG 'housekeeping' Cabins. Extra quiet, private & secluded. Safe for Families, Quiet for Couples. Great for fishing and swimming. Spider Lake is an all sports lake with 459 acres. No wake before 11 am & after 7:30 pm each day ensures the lake is extra quiet in the morning and evening
. Great pontoon boating lake with lots of exploring to do. When you are here, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, but there is easy access to town.. Traverse City that is. Also nearby in the Pere Marquette State Forest you will find: Hiking Trails, Snow Shoeing and X-C Trails, & Mountain Biking Trails. Ranch Rudolf is a short drive away for Horse Back Riding, Canoeing & Tubing on the Boardman River. We do Nightly & Weekend Rentals Sept - June. Weekly Rentals Sat to Sat in the Summer. Let me know what you are looking for... Kathy



Summer Weekly Rental: Bring the family up for some quality time. Bring them to a place that time forgot. Remember going up north to the lake as a child? Well bring your children to the same place. Bring them to a place for some good ole fashion R & R. Bring your favorite board games, books, deck of cards, beach toys and fishing poles. I bet they don't ask for a TV all week... a miracle... After fishing, and swimming and chasing each other around, after dinner and a bonfire with roasted marshmallows and s,mores... they'll hit the hay and never even notice NO TV . Rainy day -- that''s when the games come out... or a trip to town to the Children's Museum - waves of wonder, or just a wet day outside... even if it wasn't raining, they'd be wet ... right ? !!! Rainy days are when the fish bite best... so hopefully you'll get at least one while you are here.
No pets allowed on the property, not even to visit, please and thank you.

Fall Weekends: Come up to the North Woods for a Color Tour Weekend - everywhere you go up here is a 'Color Tour' - cruise the lake on a pontoon boat ( rentals available here ) visit a winery, casino, or fabulous restaurant - we have plenty in the area. Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails nearby for a real color tour thru the Pere Marquette State Forest. This cabin will accommodate one couple, and we have 7 cabins here - and we have other accommodations on Spider Lake for larger groups too.

Girls Weekend Retreats: Did you know that 'Girls just wanna have fun! ' Well gather up your friends, sisters, mothers and neighbors! and choose either a Scrapbook Weekend Retreat - ask me for info! This is where you get to have all the fun, work on a project or take a class and learn something new with all the girls! No cooking, No cleaning, No husbands or kids (bless their hearts!) The work room is open from Friday 12 N til Sunday 3pm - come and go as you please.... Six fabulous meals provided! With Dessert, Treats, Snacks & Beverages. Eight weekends per year to choose from - contact me and I'll set you up!

Kathy
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 522 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a Family Resort - please let me know the ages of all the kids and any special needs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please do not bring pets - they are not allowed on the property - not even to visit....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking Allowed Outside or on the Porch Only - bring your own ash tray, clean up and take it back home with your please....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We are in the woods - there are no paved sideways, there are lots of hills & stairs, tree roots and un even pathways....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    bedroom gets curtained off from the main room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    bedroom gets curtained off from the main room...moreless

  • In the Fall, Winter and Spring, we have this cabin set up for Romantic Get-A-Ways for one couple at a time.... with the fireplace viewable from bed and the private hot tub on the screened in porch overlooking the lake, and nice comfy linens/comforters for snuggling. No TV - you are here to get away from that ! There is Free WiFI though! There are 2 bedrooms each with a full size bed, each bedroom gets 'curtained off' from the main room at night giving the cabin a very open log cabin feeling during the day....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Shower is a 1950 'Gerber' Brand Metal Shower stall....moreless

  • This cabin has a bath with a Gerber Metal Shower Stall, Toilet & Sink and your own hot water heater....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Details here are for Cabin # 4- We love pets - BUT - Pets are not allowed on the property and will be asked to leave. Summer Weekly Rentals - Sat to Sat- you bring your own: Sheets, Towels, Soap and Paper Products. Row Boat included with Summer Rentals - Outboards Motors, Kayaks and Pontoon Boats for rent. This cabin will accommodate one family of up to 4 for weekly summer rentals. Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals - we supply: Sheets, Towels, Basic Soap and Paper Products, rates are for 1 couple. Firewood is provided for camp fires in the official camp fire location only. We offer other accommodations as well- just let us know what you are looking for....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Our Beach overlooks the Public Island and large section of Spider Lake...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    If you hold up your Thumb - that is what our property is shaped like with THE BEST BEACH on Spider Lake, on the point of our private peninsula....moreless

  • Downtown:

    We are located just 12 Miles SE of downtown where there is fabulous shopping & restaurants & entertainment....moreless

  • Lake View:

    This Cabin has it's own private hot tub overlooking the lake. Hot Tub operates Fall, Winter Spring NOT SUMMER...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We are surrounded by 750 feet of sandy wooded waterfront - for peace, quiet and privacy....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are surrounded by sandy waterfront on 3 sides of the property - we are almost an island. That means we are located off the highway and n the woods, at the end of the road....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Kitchen, Dining, Living all one area of the very open feeling log cabin...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Linens Provided:

    Summer weekly - bring your own Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals - we provide...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Kitchen/Dining/Living Room all one room in a very open feeling log cabin...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Park right at your cabin- room for 1 or 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    additional parking available ON THE STREET...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Summer weekly - bring your own Fall, Winter, Spring Nightly Rentals - we provide...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free...moreless

Kitchen

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    A 1950's 'Retro' Kitchen - Gas Stove, Full Frig, Toaster, Mr. Coffee, dishes, pots, pans, utensils etc.. - no microwave or dishwasher....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven:

    Gas stove/oven...moreless

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat:

    A Row Boat is included with your cabin from Memorial Day thru appox Oct 1. We have outboard motors, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and pontoon boats for rent....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    All Cabins except # 6 have a Screened in Porch overlooking the lake....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf:

    NEARBY...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks for rent...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each cabin his it's own Weber Kettle Style Charcoal Grill....moreless

  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    NEARBY...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Cabin # 4 and # 5 each have their own hot tub on their screened in porch overlooking the lake - Fall, Winter & Spring. NOT SUMMER....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December
Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$155
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2016
2 night min stay
$175
New Years Eve
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Mid February
Feb 10 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$165 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Winter 2017
Feb 21 - Mar 23, 2017
2 night min stay
$165 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Spring
Apr 3 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$165
Memorial Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$175
June 2017
May 30 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$825
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,025

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Extra Guest Fee: includes DAY VISITORS- $15 per extra person over and above the max occ.of 4 per cabin

This Cabin rents Saturday to Saturday in the Summer - you bring your own: sheets, towels, soap and paper products.

The Hot Tub does not operate in the Summer.

We have other accommodations better suited for larger groups. Just ask Kathy !

Summer rentals are weekly only, Sat to Sat


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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  • Apache Trout Grill

    "Great Bar Area - Right on the Water - I would order ANYTHING on this menu and be happy !"

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  • North Peak Brewing Company

    "I'm am not a big Beer Drinker - but luckily they have some great wines by the glass and a f..."

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    "What is NOT TO LOVE here ! I hope against HOPE that they have the Coconut Almond Delight Ic..."

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    "Really.. don't you have one of these at home ? There are SO MANY .. F A B U L O U S one of ..."

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    "If you are looking for a place to get a big slab of meat hanging off your plate, by all mean..."

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  • Old Mission Point Lighthouse

    "Yes,, Yes YES... go there.. all the way to the end of the Old Mission Peninsula - and stop a..."

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  • Old Mission Tavern

    "This is my Absolute F A V O R I T E place to go to eat.. on the Old Mission Peninsula ALMOS..."

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  • Benjamin Twiggs

    "Everything is coming up Cherries.. get your Cherry Poppyseed Vinegarette Dressing here and a..."

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau

    "If you come to the area.. you MUST visit Sleeping Bear Dunes !"

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  • Fire Fly

    "Another one of our favorites.. Monday and Tuesday Nights they have specials - check it out. ..."

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  • Moomers Homemade Ice Cream

  • Great lakes orthopedics

    "We have seen several of the Drs. here. One had a plate and 7 screws put in his ankle and one..."

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  • Peegeo's

    "The closest Restaurant - Bar to Spider Lake. Full Bar - TV for Sports, GREAT PIZZA - get t..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Peego's
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Elmbrook
150 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-131 and M-113 - near Kingsley
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Peego's
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Holiday

Car: Necessary

This Log Cabin at Harolds Resort is located on a 2 acre private peninsula surrounded by Spider Lake on 3 sides. A 459 acre 'all sports lake', Spider Lake can be found within the Pere Marquette State Forest. Located in Grand Traverse County along w/ many other inland lakes, we are also close to East & West GT Bay. The Boardman River snakes thru the county providing fly fishing, canoeing and tubing opportunities & then empties into West Grand Traverse Bay near downtown Traverse City. All kinds of water, lake and river water activities can be done in an endless water wonderland - Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. Being the Tart Cherry Capitol of the World means not only cherries for our area, but also all kinds of berries, apples, peaches, sweet corn and all can be found at roadside stands & our downtown Farmers Market approx July - October. With so many things to do, you might forget to do one of my favorite things.. Nothing! Ask about other vacation rentals we manage on 'Spider'

Other Activities: snow shoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating

Golf: Love to Golf a different place everyday? Would you rather stay 'off the beaten path' ? How about a Cabin in the Woods? A Vacation Home on the lake? Would you like to do a little boating or fishing in between rounds? Forget the Hotel on the Miracle Mile! Come stay - in the woods, off the highway and on the lake! You will only feel like you are in the middle of nowhere! There is easy access to town and all the Golf Courses you could possibly want... and they are all a scenic drive away!

Ski: Cross Country Skiing at it's best -- with all the natural snow Grand Traverse County gets, All the State Groomed Trails to use for free ! - just grab your skis or snowshoes and come up to the woods-- get a pot of Chili cooking before you start out and it will be waiting when you get back - and so will your Fireplace, your Hot Tub and your Flannel Sheets and Down Comforter -- forget the 'Miracle Mile' of hotels, motels and restaurants.. stay out here, in the woods and close to nature. Yes, we have downhill slopes nearby if that's your kind of skiing ! There is something for everyone.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: We came to Harolds Resort on vacation from San Diego in the Fall of 1989. We fell in Love with Traverse City and Harolds Resort. We moved here in the Spring of 1990, with our son Dieter who was almost 2 years old and 8 1/2 years later our son Hunter was born. UPDATE: It is with a broken heart that I tell you of the passing of my husband Rolf on Friday, January 29, 2016. He passed unexpectedly and peacefully. He loved Harolds Resort as much as I do, and I will continue to run the Resort with extra help from my boys, and local contractors. His spirit is alive and well everywhere I go. In and around the Cabins and Resort property, I see his handy work, his blood, sweat and tears. Our goal was to always have a place where families and couples could come and spend quality time together, doing the simple things, and that goal has never been stronger or more important. If you knew Rolf, don’t be sad, be happy for what he did have and what he left behind, because he left it to me, to share with you... Kathy

Why the Owner Chose Forest Lakes, East Bay Township, MI, USA:
While we were here on vacation in 1989 we were telling the owner how much we loved Traverse City and Harolds Resort and he said - if you love it so much, why don't you buy it ? !! Just seemed like a good fit and an adventure and a great place to raise a family. And we were right.. and now we are GRAND PARENTS of twin boys ! Boy how time flies when you are having fun !

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Location, Location, Location... at the end of the road, off the highway, in the woods and on the lake. Surrounded by water on 3 sides. There is just not many places left that can give you the peace, quiet and solitude with easy access to all that downtown Traverse City and the surrounding area have to offer. We have TWO of these "Hot Tub Cabins" each has it's own personal hot tub on the screened in porch. Outside - yet semi private. Eddie Murphy was right when he said: "it's HOT in the Hot Tub" !!


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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Open All Year Long -- Come & Play in the Snow !

    Open All Year Long -- Come & Play in the Snow !

  • Welcome to Harolds Resort on Spider Lake

    Welcome to Harolds Resort on Spider Lake

  • The Best Sandy Safe Warm Beach on Spider Lake

    The Best Sandy Safe Warm Beach on Spider Lake

  • Safe, Sandy, Shallow, Warm Beach on the point

    Safe, Sandy, Shallow, Warm Beach on the point

  • The Best Beach on 459 Acre Spider Lake

    The Best Beach on 459 Acre Spider Lake

  • Two Bedrooms below and Sleeping Loft for kids above w/2 twins

    Two Bedrooms below and Sleeping Loft for kids above w/2 twins

  • Romanic Cabin for Two - Fall, Winter & Spring

    Romanic Cabin for Two - Fall, Winter & Spring

  • Summer: Retro 1950's Equipped Kitchen # 4

    Summer: Retro 1950's Equipped Kitchen # 4

  • Having the Beach to yourself - Priceless!

    Having the Beach to yourself - Priceless!

  • Playground Equipment at the Lakeshore

    Playground Equipment at the Lakeshore

  • Make some memories at Harolds Resort

    Make some memories at Harolds Resort

  • Gas Fireplace viewable from bed

    Gas Fireplace viewable from bed

  •  # 4 Hot Tub for 2;  operating Fall, Winter, Spring:  NOT Summer

    # 4 Hot Tub for 2; operating Fall, Winter, Spring: NOT Summer

  • Over the River and Thru the Woods to Harolds Resort we go !

    Over the River and Thru the Woods to Harolds Resort we go !

  • 1950's Bellaire Log Cabin with Knotty Pine Interior

    1950's Bellaire Log Cabin with Knotty Pine Interior

  • View from the Point of our Private Peninsula

    View from the Point of our Private Peninsula

  • Summer: 2 Bedroom Areas and Sleeping Loft for kids

    Summer: 2 Bedroom Areas and Sleeping Loft for kids

  • Flannel Sheets & Down Comforters in Winter

    Flannel Sheets & Down Comforters in Winter

  • At bottom of this page see YOUTUBE video link for this cabin - 1/15

    At bottom of this page see YOUTUBE video link for this cabin - 1/15

  • Winter: Flannel Linens, Down Comforters, Cozy Comfy Bed

    Winter: Flannel Linens, Down Comforters, Cozy Comfy Bed

  • On Golden Spider Lake

    On Golden Spider Lake

  • Rolf's Large Mouth  5/26/15

    Rolf's Large Mouth 5/26/15

  • The Golden Glow of Sunset by V. Gerber

    The Golden Glow of Sunset by V. Gerber

  • Spring  'Break'  on Spider Lake

    Spring 'Break' on Spider Lake

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