The Best Views Of The Lake From A Large Deck and wonderland for kids to explore
About Michelle Thelen
Our family purchased the Tree House in December of 2013. We have been visiting Torch Lake for over 30 years and have decided to make this our second home. We love it so much, we would like to share it with other FAMILIES. Torch Lake is an amazing place to develop long lasting childhood memories.
Michelle Thelen purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Michelle Thelen chose Rapid City
We decided to purchase a boat in the Spring and keep it at the local marina. We bought a boat that we could sleep on. We tested the waters and decided to start looking for a cottage by the lake. The Tree House came to us via some of our local friends. There was no sign in the yard, it was truly for sale via word of mouth. When we pulled up the drive, we fell in love with the cottage well before we went in. The unique design and views sold us. We love it and we hope you will also share it with your family and loved ones. It is very special. Adults love the deck and children love to explore the woods and build forts.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Tree House has an open floor plan but also offers an in-law-suite on the lower level with private bath. Our home is excellent for families that may have an extra family along or have invited Grandma & Grandpa along.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great stay at torch lake
We stayed at the tree house with 5 adults and 2 kids...it worked out perfect. The beds were comfy and the house had everything we needed. A short walk to the lake or public access to pick up a boat. We can't say enough about how gorgeous torch lake is and the color of the water is clear and blue.
Beautiful location and view
Everything was easy and quick transactions and i would recommend staying here
I loved it!
We had a great time! The view of the lake was priceless!
Great stay at Torch Lake!
Just back from a week at the Treehouse. This worked well for our family of 5. Owner, Michelle, was very easy to work with! Would recommend reserving either a ski boat or pontoon from Torch River Marine in advance, if you want to enjoy the lake because there's is very little public access on Torch. We ordered pizza from Fabianos, nearby one night. Check out the town of Alden and Elk Rapids. My son and I went on a fishing charter on day (Fishingwithjimcharters.com) and caught our limit of lake trout. We really enjoyed sitting on back deck with great view of sandbar.
We had a great time at Torch Lake and went on adventures every day- we went to Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Leland and Elk Rapids. We also rented a pontoon and that was awesome. What we did not realize is that there are really no nice public beaches on Torch Lake (although there is a very nice one at ElkRapids about 15 min away) and in order to enjoy Torch Lake you really need a boat and this cottage does not have lake access. Favorites of the trip are Elk Rapids beach, Taproot restaurant and shopping in Traverse City, and Cherry Republic (and their wine!)- as well as biking around Mackinac Island and of course renting a pontoon and hanging out at the sandbar and climbing Sleeping Bear Dunes. The lake is amazing, crystal clean and blue like the carribean, it really is beautiful.
Beautiful home, great location!
Our family spent a week at the treehouse and had a fantastic experience. The house is very well maintained, well-equipped and very comfortable. Owners are really nice people and easy to work with. The location is perfect, many amenities within walking distance or a just short drive. We spent several days on the sand bar with our daughters and had a blast (no boat required, you can walk from the shore line). This is a great rental for families or couples wanting some time away. Absolutely beautiful!
We are on the South end of Torch Lake. A short drive (within 20-30 miles) to golf, casino, shopping, skiing, sledding, wine tasting and more. We would be happy to give you specific information on request.