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Welcome to your lakefront cottage experience! Listen to the loons on this 80-acre all sports lake. Dock belonging to the rental is available with paved public boat launch. We provide canoe, paddles, swimming raft and paddleboat for your enjoyment.
This vacation rental on Harper Lake is in Irons, Michigan. Irons is a small town located just northwest of Baldwin, about 30 minutes from Ludington and Manistee and just 50 minutes from Traverse City. White Pines cottage is quiet, super-clean, and nestled in a peaceful wooded setting with 129 feet of lake frontage.
Besides dining area and eating bar, there is a large deck with gas grill, sitting benches and picnic table overlooking the lake. Lawn and beach chairs available along with a lakeside fire-pit for nighttime relaxing and/or marshmallow roasting.
Canoeing or tubing on the Little Manistee River is only a few minutes away. Pere Marquette and Pine River nearby also. Just minutes from Tippy Dam as well as the North Country Trail system. Also, Irons has miles of public trails for quad, dirt-biking, and mountain biking as well as hiking. Famous Dublin jerky (plus all your grocery needs) can be bought at the Dublin store - only a few miles away!
Traverse City is located 50 minutes to the north and offers fantastic wineries, dining, and shopping. Bass, perch, and pike can be found in Harper Lake. Little Manistee Casino 35 miles away.
White Pines is located only 1/2 hour from M-22. M-22 is 116 miles of scenic highway winding through the countryside and a reputation for one of the prettiest color tours you will ever experience! M-22 will allow you to explore the Lake Michigan shoreline, climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes, discover art galleries, wineries and dining. The colors are delightful even in other seasons!
Check-in is Saturday after 3:00 p.m. Eastern time and checkout the following Saturday 11:00 a.m.Eastern time.
Keywords: Cottage, vacation home, lakefront getaway near Traverse City and Ludington, bungalow, wooded setting, all sports lake, fall color tour, M-22, located near casino, ORV, ATV,quads, trails, North Country Trail System, hiking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, fire pit
We are working professionals who are extremely busy with work, families, and friends. When the weekends roll around, we head up to our favorite lake 'up-north.' When we are not entertaining, we love to take advantage of the lake as we canoe, kayak, and boat.
Kathy Rose purchased this cottage in 2008
Our family has been retreating to Harper Lake for the past 30 years. We have found Harper Lake to be one of the most relaxing places to unwind and de-stress after a busy workweek. Nothing beats the soothing nature of being on the water and the tranquility of star-gazing away from city lights. In August, the aurora borealis display is awesome! We bought our cottage because it is an easy drive from home and the perfect getaway from the busyness of our normal lives.
The wooded setting with the private lake frontage creates a beautiful view no matter what window we look out. Our most favorite ritual is going for a walk around the lake each morning sipping our favorite coffee. We love this location because it is surrounded by national forest and recreation areas - all of which are beautiful places to hike and walk.
Had a lovely time with my husband and 6 year old son - paddle boated, canoed, hiked, grilled, enjoyed the fire pit. It was perfect!
Our 2nd visit to White Pines Cottage was relaxing and peaceful. It's a lovely private setting and Harper Lake is a calm, easy lake for canoeing and paddle boating. The owners think of everything needed for a pleasurable stay. With the hint of autumn and cool September nights, comfy beds, evening bonfires and morning coffee on the large deck...just a wonderful getaway!
My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time. We would like to do this again next year.
One of my best rental vacations
Everything was clean and organized
Amazing lake view and really decent price
The cottage doesn't have AC system which sometimes gonna be hot during the day
Other than that, Perfect place & perfect price
We thoroughly enjoyed our September getaway to White Pines Cottage! The Owners provided everything needed in this comfortable cottage (bring own linens), the setting is quiet, private, very relaxing. Morning coffee and evening wine on the deck overlooking Harper Lake, a hint of fall in the leaves, campfires at the shore...just the ticket for calming the soul! Many nice amenities: paddle boat, gas grill, comfortable beds, canoe, well stocked kitchen. A return trip is in the future! Thank you Kathy for quick responses to emails too, your sincere dedication to the comforts of your guests is appreciated
This was our first time to this area of Michigan and we loved it. The cottage was clean, spacious,and had all of the amenities that we needed. Such a relaxing and peaceful setting. We really enjoyed the lake, paddle boat and canoe, swimming float, deck, etc. Close enough to Lake Michigan that we could take several day trips to the shore and Sleeping Bear dunes. The Dublin General Store is a must see...great fudge, jerky, and produce. Will definitely stay again in the future! Would love to see this setting in the Fall.
Little Manistee, Pere Marquette, and Pine River for canoeing, kayaking or tubing, Tippy Dam, North Country Trail system and other public trails for hiking, dirt-biking, ATVs or quads, Famous Dublin jerky, Boat rentals available in Traverse City, fishing charters on Lake Michigan offered right out of Irons, Big M Mountain Bike trails for biking and hiking, Little River Casino in Manistee, M-22 for the most popular scenic drive in Michigan, Manistee National Forest, Sand Lake swimming and sandy beach, winery tours near Traverse City, Great Wolf Lodge Resort, Lake Michigan public beaches only 30 minutes away, geocaching, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a 1 1/2 hour beautiful scenic drive
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