Cottage nestled on 5 acres shared with 12 other cottages with 350' sandy Duck Lake frontage and 600' ft on Mason Creek, a registered trout stream, it is truly a piece of heaven on earth. All this and you are only minutes from downtown Traverse City, Interlochen and area attractions.
Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, charcoal grill, fire pit and picnic table. Kayaks, row boats and peddle boats provided complimentary to our guests. Go out to our huge water trampoline, a hit with all ages, then come in to enjoy the in ground heated swimming pool or hot tub. So many activities for kids, playground, basketball court, horseshoe pits and recreation building with pool table, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, large screen TV and wifi. As many of our guests have said, "there is so much to do right here we never had to leave!" This is the place you will look forward to returning every year.
Swim, fish, boat, ski, wakeboard or tube on the beautiful 2000 acre Duck Lake. Pontoon, jet skis and fishing boat are available to rent for the week. Take a boat ride over to Interlochen State Park.
Need more space? Less space? Check out our other listings! We have something to accommodate all size groups! Brookside Cottage House - VRBO listing 558608, High Lake Hideaway - VRBO listing 106441, High Lake Getaway - VRBO listing 1027226, Chandler Lake Lodge - VRBO listing 463317, Chandlers Charm - VRBO listing 1040145, Birds Nest - VRBO listing 882954, Island View - VRBO listing 1480758, Duck Lake Landing - VRBO listing 1038135, Duck Lake Escape - VRBO listing 1260980, Bass Lake Retreat - VRBO listing 724354, Sunset Cove - VRBO listing 966667 and Sunset Bay - VRBO listing 1485425.
Traverse City was named Midwest Living’s “Greatest Midwest Town!” Traverse City has earned its reputation as a four-season destination thanks to its almost endless offerings of activities. And while our town has been voted one of the most charming places in the country, it’s anything but sleepy! You’ll find live music for every taste including jazz, classical, indy and rock at our local restaurants and watering holes. Or visit one of the area’s two casinos for some vegas-style gambling.
Kids and families will find plenty of fun distractions playing mini-golf or climbing the now world-famous Sleeping Bear Dunes. Travel back to the 1950s for some good, old-fashioned fun at the local drive-in theatre, or spend a rainy day playing laser tag, billiards or bowling indoors.
Traverse City has a rich maritime history as evidenced by our beautiful lighthouses and maritime museums. And the lovely Tall Ships that glide along West Grand Traverse Bay are a long-time favorite sight for locals and visitors alike.
Take a day trip to historic Mackinac Island, named one of the best islands in the world by the 2018 Conde Nast Traveler’s “Reader’s Choice Awards.” Earlier this year the island was voted the #1 hottest U.S. destination for summer travel by TripAdvisor.
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can choose from both summer and winter sports galore. And when you need a break from the great outdoors, you can take in a film at the restored State Theatre, tour a lighthouse, visit one of our many art galleries or take in a museum. Stroll through our vibrant downtown shopping district or venture into the shops, galleries and restaurants at the historic Grand Traverse Commons. We have some excellent golfing too. Thanks to 3 different designers on three different courses, the Grand Traverse Resort boasts a colorful palette of courses; each offering varying levels of challenge. The Bear, The Wolverine and Spruce Run are some of the most sought after courses in northern Michigan for the extraordinary experience they offer is golfers.
Dining, Wine & Beer
Thanks to our award-winning wines and talented local chefs, Traverse City enjoys an international reputation as a place of surprisingly sophisticated food and drink.
Midwest Living has listed Traverse City among its Five Top Food Towns, and Bon Appetit has listed it as one of America’s Top Five Foodie towns. Our eclectic cuisine borrows freely from other regional styles and relies heavily on imagination, boldness and spunk. Capitalizing on fresh ingredients from nearby farms, forests, lakes, streams and orchards our restaurateurs seem to be on a mission to showcase the best of what the area has to offer.
And what could go better with all this culinary bounty than a fine wine? The beautiful Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas are dotted with vineyards and award-winning wineries that have established a firm reputation for crisp, intensely flavorful wines. People in northern Michigan know wine from Leelanau County is great, now it's being recognized nationwide. The Leelanau Wine Trail was named third best wine region in the country according to 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest by USA Today. The wine trail was also named Best Overall Wine Region in Michigan by Michigan by the Bottle Readers’ Choice Awards.
Draft Magazine named Traverse City one of “America’s Emerging Beer Towns” and the Travel Channel listed it among the “Top Seven Beer Destinations in North America,” the town’s beer scene has yet to slow down.
Whatever you choose, you’ll see why Brookside Cottages and Traverse City is your complete vacation destination!
SORRY - NO PETS, EVENTS or BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES!!!
**Guests supply own linens and towels in the cottage**
**Water Trampoline and boats are available from Memorial weekend - Labor Day weekend.**