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Recent Traverse City reviews

  • Perfect for Enjoying Outdoor Activities and Traverse Area

    "We stayed here with our 13- and 10-year-old sons and we all loved it. The house and "up north" decor was perfect for us, with plenty of space for everyone -- in fact the boys enjoyed "camping" together in the lower level. The pontoon boat worked out great for fishing and swimming. We caught quite a few nice fish and a lot of small ones. The boys also enjoyed the paddle boats. The setting is beautiful and was perfect for a campfire by the lake each night. The house is a short drive to Traverse City. The owners were very easy to work with."
    Guest: Brian H. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 30, 2016
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  • I wanted to keep this property a secret!

    "Our whole family (+ dog) just came back from a stay at Fiebing Lakes Retreat and "Wow!" is the easiest way to explain our time there. Most other places up north in MI sit on shared lakes and you have to deal with other people around you. Not so at Fiebing - the only people you deal with are the ones you allow through the gate at the property entrance! Can't speak highly enough just how great it was to have no one else around and be able to enjoy our own private place. The trails into the woods were great - the blue trail goes around the lake, was recently mowed, and level enough for trail running. The red trail branches off from the blue one and is a little less traveled, but still fine. We had 3 boats at our disposal: a canoe, a small rowboat, and a larger more stable boat. The electric motor fits on either boat and made our time on the lake even more enjoyable by being able to move around the lake and not have to paddle. The water was surprisingly clear and you could see the bottom very easily. The main lake was in front of the cabin and the one you will probably spend all your time on. It has a great sandy beach and that's where all the boats are located. The lake off to the side is smaller and not very easy to access. That said, it didn't stop us from carrying the small boat up and over the hill and through the marsh to put it in the other lake to explore. Speaking of our dog - he loved every minute up at this place. If you have a large dog, this place is like DisneyWorld. He went swimming multiple times a day, dug holes in the sandy beach, went for boat rides with us, & chased the family around the trails out back. Definitely a great break from city living! The cottage has been there for many decades, so expect the typical up-north cottage and you'll be fine. Although older, the cottage is kept very clean, which is always important to us. The view from the living room is priceless and there are plenty of windows throughout the place for airflow or views. The AC works just in case it gets too warm in the daytime. It's also well stocked: plenty of extra linens, towels, chairs for outside, a folding card table for the living room, etc. When leaving, we ran into the owners, who took the time to chat with us and tell us about the history of the place. Very nice people who put a ton of effort into maintaining this huge piece of property. Will definitely be coming back here next year!"
    Guest: Jason T. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 7, 2016
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  • Spectacular Views

    "The location was gorgeous, and the home nicely maintained and equipped. The owner was very helpful in supplying us with info about the area and certainly easy to work with. From the fresh Michigan produce to the beautiful sunsets we enjoyed everything and hope to come back again. The Walsh Family"
    Guest: dixie w. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 20, 2016
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  • Wonderful Long Lake Relaxation Spot!

    "Another delightful week at Carroll's Cottage. Janet's meticulous attention to detail and loving care of the property makes this the ideal vacation spot. We've enjoyed her hospitality several years. Our family loves it, including our poodle. Thanks for sharing with us!"
    Guest: Brezuz Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 11, 2016
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