Discover a selection of 180 vacation rentals in Houghton Lake, MI that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $74 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Houghton Lake. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience a weekend of family fun at Houghton Lake

If you’re looking for a break from the city, relax at the serene waters of Houghton Lake. This fresh-air paradise gives you a chance to reconnect with nature through many fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities. If you’d rather spend time indoors, take a journey Downtown to visit several different historical sites, cultural theaters, quaint shops, and fine Houghton Lake restaurants. Whether you’re traveling with the family or you’re on a romantic weekend getaway with your partner, Houghton Lake vacation rentals provide everything you need for a tranquil trip on the water.

Things to do

Stick your toes in the sand at Houghton Lake

One of the main attractions near Houghton Lake is the Heights Park Beach. It provides visitors with picnic tables and grills for a meal in the sun, as well as a playground for the kids. Sullivan Beach is another popular swimming hole with similar features. If you’re not a fan of the water, try your hand at a round of golf at the Pine View Highlands Golf Course or the Quest Golf Club. For the kids, visit Funland Amusement Park and Lakeland Recreation, 2 separate amusement parks that offer mini golf, waterslides, go-karts, batting cages, and more.


A mix of outdoor and cultural fun in Houghton Lake

With a full water surface area of about 20,000 acres, there’s no lack of fun things to do in Houghton Lake. Many people stay at Houghton Lake vacation rentals for close access to boating, fishing, canoeing, and swimming opportunities. The city also has numerous hiking and biking trails for you to explore. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it by taking the 3-mile Lost Twin Lakes Pathway loop. For outdoor alternatives, head into the city for the spa, a theater, and several arts and crafts shops.


Fun all year round at Houghton Lake

The months of June, July, and August are the perfect weather for lounging on the beach at Houghton Lake. A typical Houghton Lake weather forecast for summer calls for temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s. However, the late spring and early fall are nearly as pleasant with temperatures in May, September, and October lingering in the 60s. That doesn’t mean you should avoid visiting in the winter, as temperatures in the 30s make it perfect for wintry fun like skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Look for Houghton Lake vacation rentals near South Higgins Lake State Park for snow-shoeing opportunities

Natural features

See Houghton Lake’s unique wildlife

As the largest inland lake in all of Michigan, Houghton Lake has many fine geographical features you’ll appreciate. To the south is the Roscommon State Forest Area, and to the north is Higgins Lake, 2 natural areas that offer great outdoor amenities. If you’re fishing in the lake, a typical Houghton Lake fishing report includes species such as lake trout, perch, rainbow trout, bluegill, walleye, northern pike, and more. You can also take a trip to nearby North Higgins Lake State Park for a variety of hiking trails.

How to get there

How to get to and around Houghton Lake

The nearest airport is in Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), located 50.3 mi (80.9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Houghton Lake, MI?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 180 vacation rentals around Houghton Lake. From 78 cabin rentals to 75 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Cabins in Houghton Lake?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 78 Cabins in Houghton Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Houghton Lake include:

  • Cottages: 75 rentals available
  • Houses: 171 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 75 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Houghton Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 163 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Houghton Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.