Grandpa built the Blue Dog in 1916 and it has been in the family ever since. With it's pine interior and stone fireplace, it has a unique rustic charm and is a great getaway for a couple or small family with up to three children. Enjoy drinks and beautiful sunsets from the porch swing on the large covered front porch; There is a sundeck on a dune below the porch (a good spot for star gazing!) and a fire pit on the beach-- perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores ! You can beach walk for miles, or ride bikes through the M-119 'tunnel of trees'. A shallow sandy swimming cove, and 2 kayaks provided.
Ideal for naturalists, cyclists, families, couples, or you and a few friends. Enjoy the weather and play on the beach take a side trip or play golf nearby. You can walk several miles along the Lake in either direction! Go kayaking , then kick back while watching the amazing sunsets over the Lake. If it rains, light a fire in the fireplace and catch up on your reading, card playing, or get the others to join in board game or satelitte TV.
There is a full kitchen for cooking.
In Good Hart (7mi. South along M-119) be sure to visit the Good Hart General Store (groceries and deli wine and beer), Primitive Images (antiques, gifts, and tea room), the Crepe Cart, and A Studio Shop.
Groceries are available at the Cross Village General Store; gas, deli, beer, liquor, party supplies, or the Good Hart General Store; gourmet goodies and deli, or the Harbor Springs IGA.
Restaurants in Cross Village include: famous Legs Inn ,a must see which also has music and dancing on weekends, the Crows Nest.
Restaurants in Harbor Springs include: Turkeys for great pizza, breakfast, lunch and dinner - cocktails; The Pier, The New York, Mustang Wendy's, The Paper Station, Teddy Griffin's Roadhouse, and The Fish to name a few for fine dining and cocktails.
Property is available for the 2017 rental season, June 24to Sept. 16th for weekly rentals (Saturday to Saturday) at $1500 per week.;
Directions: 20 minutes North of Harbor Springs via M-119 or State Road /Robinson Rd. Then 1 mile North of Good Hart on M-119. Take Left drive down Chippewa Cove Woods, a hard right at bottom of hill and 50 yds. to the 'Blue Dog' driveway to arrive at your cozy lakefront cabin!
Keywords: Lakefront cottage, 2 bedrooms (one queen bed, 2 double beds), sleeps 2-5, large covered front porch with porch swing-glider (great for drinks, sunsets!) Lower sundeck on dunes below porch. 2 ocean kayaks provided.