Park the car, drop your bags, UNLOAD THE DOG, and head to the nearby beach. That's how we start vacations 'Up North'!
No Hustle, No Bustle, and TC Only 15 Minutes Away
Newlyweds to 'empty nesters' can relax with an affordable vacation in the quaint Village of Elk Rapids. Just 15 minutes north of Traverse City, the Village of Elk Rapids is nestled between the eastern arm of Grand Traverse Bay, the cool blue waters of Elk Lake, and the other 'finger lakes' of Antrim County. We are dead center in a Lake Michigan “arc of hospitality” that stretches from the artist community of Northport to the historic sites of Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City.
Our newly expanded 1400 sq. ft. two bedroom home is fully furnished with a dining room, spacious and comfortable family room (with fold out sofa), fully fenced back yard for kids and Fido, and bonus game room for "rainy day fun." Two sets of sliding doors leads onto the large grey slate patio to sip your morning coffee.
The 16x16 master bedroom has the feel of a sumptuous suite with walk-in closet, on- suite master bath and seating area. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The kitchen leads into the dining room and also opens onto the patio.
Game Room for Rainy Days
Just off the back yard is the remodeled 'Rainy Day Retreat' ; a play room with large screen TV, DVD player, comfy chairs and couches, Nintendo Wii, and refridgerator. It is the perfect spot for rainy days, after a long day at the beach, or for evening relaxation in front of the fire pit.
Close to Downtown and the Beach
A "quick 6" block walk or bike ride takes you to Elk Rapids' Main Street and easy access to the beach, tennis or basketball courts at the local park, shopping, dining, boating, movies, or enjoy an ice cream on the river bank in one of northern Michigan's best kept secret vacation getaways.
Lots to Offer in Elk Rapids
Enjoy four seasons vacationing in our quaint Village. Whether you visit local attractions like Elk Lake, Bass Lake or Torch Lake or drive 15 minutes to Traverse Bay, everything from "sea to ski" is nearby. Or you can visit the attractions that make Traverse City one of the 'Ten Best Small Towns in America' (Fodor) and got it on National Geographic's 'Top 10 Summer Trips' then leave the crowds behind for your “sanctuary” in Elk Rapids.
Elk Rapids gives you access to the best of Grand Traverse, Antrim, and Charlevoix area attractions with the peace and quiet of real small town life a. You'll like Traverse City, but you'll LOVE Elk Rapids!