About the property
- Chalet2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
A private gated drive leads to The Chalet and its a 160 acres of quiet scenic serenity. This home offers a spacious, open floor plan (approximately 2,000 sq. ft.), and many windows engulfing one in sunshine, calm and nature.
The home rents weekly from Saturday to Saturday in prime summer weeks and can also be rented on a daily basis thereafter.
Interior – The main level features a fully equipped kitchen, queen bedroom and full bathroom (all linens and towels provided). The living space is an open layout with high ceilings and a large fieldstone wood burning fireplace. There is a good sized sunroom equipped with a futon for extra sleeping. The upstairs loft has 2 queen beds and another full size bath.
AC and washer/dryer also provided.
Exterior - The private 160 acres include 2 spring fed lakes, great for swimming, fishing, hiking, etc. The swim raft, fishing boat, kayak and paddle boat are included.
Other exterior features include a fire pit, spacious decking, and gas and charcoal grills.
The Chalet is a perfect winter getaway with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing (on property and near VASA trails) and miles of snowmobile trails right outside the gate!
We also have another property within a mile of The Chalet that could be utilized in combination with the Chalet to accommodate a larger group (VRBO Listing #653026 The Cabin)!
Key words: Private lake and access to miles of snowmobile trails
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Carole Loftis
I live in Grand Haven in the woods on the beach and have been coming up to the Fife Lake area for the past 20 years. I spend much of my time up north. My neighbors in GH, who come only in the summer, always wonder why I could possibly be going any where else!
Carole Loftis purchased this Chalet in 2002
Why Carole Loftis chose Fife Lake
My husbands father built his cabin in Fife Lake in the forties. We loved the woods and beautiful lakes in the area and subsequently found our own place on Downs Lake in 1994. The Chalet, also on Downs lake was purchased in 2002. The original cabin, close by, has been renovated and can be rented along with the Chalet.
What makes this Chalet unique
The chalet is a peaceful place in the center of nature. Watch and observe closely, you will not be disappointed.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My kids actually were not stuck with their smart phones during our stay
OK, they were still on social media, posting their experiences here, like the fish they caught and frogs they saw. It was a great experience staying here for us; we actually felt in the middle of no where because for 98% of time you don't hear any noises, car, airplane, people. Yet, other bigger cities are within reasonable distance if you like to travel there. The house is very nice and clean and it fits us perfectly; Carole is very responsive to our inquiries. We do plan to come back here when we can. Thanks Carole.
Very private, great location, well kept and maintained, communicative and accommodating owner, 5 stars all around!!
Excellent stay. All was perfect, except the wether.
For those looking for serenity. Find it here.
My husband and son had a wonderful stay here with husband's brother and his girlfriend. It's secluded and utterly peaceful. Waking up and having tea/coffee on the deck was bliss. I had planned activities for us in Traverse City area but to be honest when we got to the house, we didn't want to leave anymore. Probably shouldn't have, it was too windy when we visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes that we got sand stuck everywhere.
If you want to just relax and be lazy, this is the perfect place. Plenty of space to lounge around, nice spots for reading a book, and nap as well. For outdoorsy people, the lake is beckoning for boating and fishing, and there are trails to explore as well. On top of that, Carol is wonderful to deal with! I am currently planning another trip up north but this time with a bigger group. I'm honestly disappointed we cannot book this chalet for that trip, but maybe another time!
A wonderful winter getaway!
Our family of four had a wonderful time creating memories at this lovely Fife Lake chalet! It is an hour's drive to Boyne and about a half an hour to Traverse... A perfect location. We are winter enthusiasts and it was ideal for ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. The snowmobile trails begin just outside the gated driveway and go for miles, with many bars/restaurants along the way. After a fun day out in the snow, we would cozy up by the wood burning fireplace. We love to cook as well, and the kitchen was nicely equipped with everything we needed. The bathrooms are a nice size. There is no Wi-Fi yet, which was not a problem for us, but may be for some. We would love to come back in the summer and enjoy boating and swimming, as it seems to be perfect for that as well. Thank you to Steve and Carole for being such a pleasure to rent from!
weekend get away
Love the Fife Lake area and we were excited to find this place. Secluded, lots of land to roam, private lake. Close to State Land, Traverse City. Chalet was clean and well stocked with beautiful views. Carol was friendly and very helpful. We plan on staying here again.
Property is located in a beautiful wooded setting on 2 private lakes providing many of its own activities including swimming, hiking, fishing, attached snowmobile trails and cross-country skiing. Traverse City is an easy drive if you are looking for a bigger city opportunity, as well as the renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Long term rental is available. Contact Owner for further information on rates and availability.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Half of the total amount is required immediately to hold the reservation and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.