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Places to stay in Fife Lake

Places to stay in Fife Lake
Enjoy a private camping experience in northern Michigan with a view of Fife Lake! Your camping spot is situated in an open area surrounded by woods behind my house. Relax in a spacious Palomino camper and enjoy the lake views, sit by the campfire, listen to loons and other wildlife, or unwind in the hammock--a perfect summer getaway for families, couples, or singles!
-1 mile from downtown Fife Lake and beach/boating access -Easy walk to Mirror Lake to launch kayaks (wheel carts and life jackets are provided) -35 minute drive to Traverse City and Torch Lake -Quiet, peaceful location with a beautiful view of Fife Lake and islands
Although some people live year-round in this area, it is primarily a vacation spot with many cabins and cottages rented by guests on the lake. This location offers many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts during each season. In the fall, people come up to see the beautiful colors, and often stop here on their way to the tunnel of trees in Petoskey. In the winter, Fife Lake is usually blanketed with fresh powder, making it an attractive destination to snowmobile, ski, snowshoe, and ice-fish. In spring, life comes alive with blooming wildflowers and wildlife awakening from hibernation. The peak travel time is the summer, where guests have a plethora of options to enjoy nature by boating or swimming in the lake, taking ATVs on the north country trails, or just relaxing on the beach. Its nearby proximity to Traverse City makes it a convenient location for travelers wishing to tour wineries, see Sleeping Bear Dunes, and enjoy local breweries.
  • This camper was the perfect little getaway. When I arrived I realized I had forgotten a lot of the camping essentials. It wasn’t a problem though because the hosts covered all those little details for us. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

    Kayla2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful morning sunrise over the lake! Very clean and comfortable and easy -- even though I made my reservation less than 24 hours before arrival -- and this was a perfect location for where I needed to be the next morning. I'm very grateful! It did seem a little a pricey for what it was, especially on a weeknight, post-Labor Day. But overall, I left quite satisfied. Cheers!

    Anna2019-09-19T00:00:00Z
  • Ambria’s place was great! It was easy to find, very clean, and comfortable. We had three people and we were very happy with the accommodations. The location was great and it allowed us to explore Traverse City, Elk Rapids, and Petoskey. We highly recommend Ambria’s.

    Charlotte2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Ambria was super accommodating! We loved taking the kayaks out on the lake and the RV was perfect for our family! We highly recommend! The location is convenient to many fun things to do!

    Laura2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Ambria’s place is great. If you are looking for a place that is quiet and comfortable, this is your spot. Situated in a wooded plot, the camper is separated from the house and backyard by a privacy creating strip of trees that gives you a great setting. Inside, the camper is roomy enough to relax and sit. The couch pulls out and inflates into a super comfy air bed. The bed room has a bed that was comfortable as well. Everything was clean, well-kept, and nice. You can make and eat breakfast at the table. There are pots and pans and lots of things provided. If you forget anything or need supplies, there is a grocery store and family dollar a half mile away. Right next to the lake, there are restaurants and a little store that has necessities and party supplies. Convenient. (Btw...Fife Lake Inn has awesome steak, pizza, and salad bar...) Outside, there is a fire pit that is great for s’mores and hanging out. Ambria has been thoughtful to provide a hammock and stand for relaxing and picnic table to enjoy the outdoors. There is a lovely little deck under the camper awning where you can relax as well. Fife Lake has awesome fishing. We brought a little boat and had a great time puttering around and playing in the lake. We have friends at Torch Lake and wanted to visit them so found Ambria’s by chance. The location Ambria’s place is great! About 30 minutes to Torch Lake, 30 minutes to Traverse City! We drove to Glen Arbor and Glen Haven to see Sleeping Bear Dunes and it was an easy drive. I have nothing but good things to say. My daughter’s favorite part that she wants me to comment on is the little outdoor cat named MeeMaow that came to visit us outside every day. She didn’t hang around all the time but allowed my 6 year old to hold and pet her and followed her like a puppy. I’m pretty sure that my daughter is going to ask to come back to visit just for that reason...

    Leah2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • We so enjoyed staying here! It was like camping, but so much better. I loved the hammock. Thank you Ambria for being such a gracious and thoughtful host. I would definitely stay here again.

    Angela2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • You can expect a homey RV with a great view! Everything you need for a weekend away! Also a cute friendly cat who wonders the property.

    Tia2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Nice & convenient. No issues.

    Ken2019-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    The Pickeral Palace is set on a quiet, peaceful lot on Pickeral Lake. This is a no-motor lake located next to all-sports Fife Lake. The cabin features an older section with a unique cedar-wood kitchen, a more modern living room, 2 bedrooms and a full bath. The living room and master bedroom have sliders to a large deck that has a commanding view of the lake. Modern, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities included. Quiet relaxation awaits.
    Rental includes use of rowboat. Lot has a firepit with firewood supplied. Forks for Smores, hotdogs and pies are in the porch. Charcoal grill on the deck. Stereo and DVD player in the living room.
    Fife Lake is a small town surrounding very clean Fife Lake. The Loon's Nest is the place for breakfast, featuring their homemade bread. Next door is the Ace Hardware that has everything once could ever need plus they know everyone in town. Fife Lake Inn serves up good pizza, burgers and deep-fried perch. The town also has a great library. This area is close to well-known snowmobile trails and the North County Scenic Trail. Fife Lake is about 45 minutes from Traverse City and Elk Rapids with their exceptional restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries.
  • Nice

    Sara2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This cabin is so cute and in the perfect location!! I loved the lakes and can’t wait to visit again. Thanks for the great stay!

    Carrie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Was a beautiful spot on the lake. The view out of the kitchen during my morning coffee was awesome. Definitely going to come back in the summer.

    Louis2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at the Pickeral Palace was amazing to say the least. Gordon was very communicative and helpful long before we even arrived with directions and tips for the weather and vehicle rental option we might need. The photos don't really do this cabin justice. The space was a perfect mix of cabin and chic and had everything we needed besides food and drinks which we got from the local Fife Lake Village grocery store a little over a mile away! Inside was very tidy and there were plenty of family fun games, puzzles and even a few DVDs and CDs for winding down in the evenings. NO WIFI which was a HUGE plus for our unplugged family vacay. There is a large gas furnace in the kitchen area and floorboard heat and thermostats throughout the rest of the cabin. The kitchen had all of the cooking supplies you would need including pots, pans, cups, plates, cutlery and even a coffee maker, toaster, tupperware and microwave. Outside there is a cozy screened in porch area (and large deck as well) with a stand up propane heater for staying a little warmer while watching the kids play in the snow and a charcoal grill with supplies for use if need be (our steaks were yummy). Overall 10/10 rating, we will be back to enjoy some summer fun!

    Christine2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • We went to the cabin to celebrate the new year and our spend time winding down from the holidays. The cabin was lovely, clean, and well appointed. We spent the weekend cooking and Gordon was kind enough to bring us a bundt pan. We loved the location and look forward to going back.

    Celeste2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place to stay right on the water!

    Ryan2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Mr. Gordon is a gracious host. Very attentive and caring. Thank you for the accommodations and I’ll be sure to look out for this cabin next time I travel to Northern Michigan. Cheers!

    Odain2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome cabin with a great location. Definitely will stay again.

    Steve2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Perfect year round cottage for a summer getaway, viewing the fall colors, hunting, fishing or snowmobile adventures. Relax and enjoy the view from this one bedroom cabin that sleeps 4. Bedroom with queen size bed. Living room with queen size sleeper sofa with memory foam mattress. It has a full kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Fife Lake and 35 minutes from Traverse City. Provides the perfect base camp. Swim, kayak, hike, fish and snowmobile
    Bring your own boat to ski, tube or fish Fife lake, Mirror lake or float down the Manistee River. North Country Trail access right out the front door. Snowmobile right from the driveway. ATV and Side by side trails start at the end of the driveway.
    Quiet peaceful location with a fantastic view if Mirror Lake. The village of Fife Lake is minutes away where you will find restaurants and stores to help you enjoy your stay. There is also a public beach and boat launch on Fife Lake, which is an all sports lake. Traverse City and other attractions are close by.
  • I would definitely stay with Coleen again.

    Dan2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This lake cottage was adorable, extremely clean, well decorated and the hosts are very kind and welcoming! There's a gorgeous view of mirror lake from the living room window. The hosts provided above and beyond amenities including kayaks and campfire starter supplies. The setting was quiet and secluded, perfect place to catch up on some R&R!

    Nicole2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • This is our second time at Dave and Colleen’s. It is a perfect location for water fun and for seeing Traverse City and the surrounding areas. We love the little lake right outside the cabin as well as Fife Lake nearby. It’s a great cabin with everything you could need and Dave and Colleen are great hosts. We will definitely return.

    Michelle2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is a true gem. Everything is clean, updated, and immaculate. Dave and Colleen have thought of every detail! We loved staying here and would stay here again. The location is just perfect and a great place to relax and recharge. I highly recommend staying here!

    Jen2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Dave and Colleen’s place was great! Everything was modern and it was in a cute neighborhood. We spent the majority of our time in TC/Sutton’s Bay, but the drive wasn’t bad and downtown Fife Lake was a nice area to walk around with a cute breakfast spot.

    Hilary2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • This vacation exceeded my expectations. Dave and Colleen are more than super host, they are genuine great people. If you are considering the Traverse City area for vacation this place is the BEST place to stay. The house is completely updated with new appliances and has all the little household items to help you enjoy your vacation. We grilled on the gas grill twice and enjoyed our meals with the great view of mirror lake. Thank you Dave and Colleen for the best rental I have ever stayed at!!!

    Damon2019-07-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thanks Dave and Colleen! What an awesome space! Super clean! Everything updated! Had everything we needed and more! The beds were very comfortable even the sofa sleeper! Linens clean and fresh! High quality! Worthy of a 5 star hotel! Great view and a fishing just a walk away. Truly peaceful space. Hosts were friendly and helpful. This is very much a diamond in the rough!!!! We will be coming back! Honestly words can’t even say how awesome this house is you have to see for yourself you won’t be disappointed.

    Tiffany2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Can’t think of 1 thing I that could be improved. The cabin is perfect If your looking to stay in that area.

    Matt2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Cute 2 bedroom freshly remodeled home in downtown Fife Lake. 100 yard walk to the public beach & boat launch, restaurants and the ice cream parlor. Gordy's Place, a great restaurant pub is located in the back yard. The local ORV trails are yards away from home. Fife Lake is centrally located to Traverse City, wine tasting, and all Northern Michigan has to offer. Every stay comes with a Gordy's Place complimentary pizza. Picnic table, grill and fire pit are available.
    Within walking distance of two restaurants, a hardware store, public beach and boat launch and ice cream parlor.
  • Cottage was super cute. Perfect location for a girls weekend. 20 mins from Traverse City, the town was really cute too. Pizza was amazing! And the local diner for breakfast that was recommended was great, too.

    Nicole2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • She is an AMAZING host. Very welcoming and responsive. She had great suggestions and had cute touches to the bungalow. Highly recommend this place.

    Chioma2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy retreat for vacation. Quaint town for summertime fun or fall colors will go back again

    William2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Cute place right in the heart of Fife Lake. Stephanie’s recommendation for breakfast was spot on.

    Bradley2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Stephanie’s place was great! Just as described. We were very close to everything & enjoyed the pizza from Gordy’s place (which is quite literally in the backyard). Perfect for a little get away!

    Lisa2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • A cozy place with a lake in walking distance. A pizza place right by the stay too!

    Ashwin2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great communication, quick access to lake, great location if you want to go to traverse city/winery’s!

    Marie2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at Stephanie’s place . The house was really at great location. And the inside of the house was beautiful too.. neat and clean.. thanks for free pizza.. we loved coffee at the house. I 100% recommend this place who are going to traverse city.. the town is really nice :)

    Manaali2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    The perfect cozy getaway for two people. This quiet country property is only 15-20 minutes from downtown Traverse City. Explore the miles of nearby trails, spend the day touring wineries and breweries or just relax by the campfire. With easy access to trails and lakes, bring your ATV, UTV, dirt bike or boat. An easy drive to nearby attractions lets you take short day trips to beaches, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and neighboring towns.
  • This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a quite comfortable space to relax. The fall colors were beautiful around us, and there was even a bonfire pit and seating in front of the house, which was a nice touch. Ellen was very kind and helpful, and met us when we arrived to show us the house and let us know where we can find anything. Very quick to respond to text when we had a question, and accommodating to letting us stay a little longer to finish getting ready. Would definitely recommend!

    Joshua2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Ellens place is perfect, little cozy home in the middle of the woods away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Everything you need is in the house. We were very happy with our stay and hope to come back for a longer one!

    Christy2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Ellen's place was clean, cute, and perfect for a quick call getaway. Secluded from the busyness of town but not too far away. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again in the future!

    Emily2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful get away off the beaten path. Host had thought of every detail like extra firewood. We enjoyed a fire both evenings. Had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend!!

    Ben2019-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • This tiny house was exactly as described. It came with all bedding and amenities that you need to stay overnight. The host Ellen was very accommodating. We had a great time.

    Amanda2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location, the host was phenomenal, and the Tiny House was absolutely the cutest!! Perfect space with all the right amenities ❤️

    Kayla2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • We love your tiny and cosy house in the forest and the quiet under the tree. The clean and well equipped accommodation is beautiful. And we enjoy the nice fire pit. Thanks.

    Daniel2019-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Ellen is a nice hostess. The tiny house was clean and she warmed it up for us since it was a chilly day when we arrived. We appreciated the magazines about the area and the maps. We were able to relax by a fire after spending a full day exploring. The area is peaceful and short drive to Traverse City.

    Donna2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    You have access to the main floor in this old farm house, includes kitchen and lower level . There is a walk in shower/ tub with safety rails on walls. A wooden wheel chair ramp for access to house. Our house sits on property of a shooting range, where there is trap and 5 stand shooting , winter hours are Sundays starting at Noon. Book your summer stay now because the dates you had last year are filling up fast.
    We are a short drive from many fishing lakes and streams, hiking, cross country ski and horse ridding trails. A 15 mile drive puts you in Traverse city with many of the attractions that are going on throughout the year. You will be within minutes of Christmas Shopping and New Years eve events in Traverse City, we are booking for the holidays now ! A short drive from Traverse city where there is events all year long.
    Close to ski areas and hunting land. Many fishing lakes in the area and walking or Rv trails.
  • Sparkling clean, well-maintained, great host. Out in the country but very close in to Traverse City. Highly recommended!

    Rosemary2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • This Country home is awesome for those who snowmobile or fish. Great location easy to find, Cecil is a wonderful host!! The home was clean and neat with plenty of parking for our group, Close enough to TC and Cadillac yet a wonderful country setting..Snowmobile trails were close by .The Host was more than helpful when we had a problem with our snowmobile trailer. Cecil found us a A guy that did welding on a Saturday night after 5pm !! Thanks Cecil for all of the hospitality and hopefully we see you again before the snow melts!!

    Scott2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect spot for a weekend ski getaway. It was great to be close to, but outside of Traverse City. Beautiful and quiet location. Cecil was a great host, meeting us when we checked in and even leaving milk and cereal for us!

    Elizabeth2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • As advertised - cozy farmhouse close to Traverse City and Interlochen. Everything was clean and in good working order. Cecil's communication was always prompt and friendly. Plenty of room for a couple or small family.

    Dallas2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and a great price! Lovely little home, very comfortable to stay at.

    Alex2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Cecil was a gracious host, was there when we arrived to make sure everything went over smoothly, and had provided everything we needed for our weekend trip.

    Matthew2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and nice touches! Would recommend to anyone.

    Meredith2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Cecils place is amazing. Very clean, and is in a quite location. Very relaxing and accessible. Cecil is also an amazing host and makes sure that you are comfortable. What an amazing stay.

    Tyler2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kingsley, MI, United States

    Come up north and enjoy the peaceful, laid back feel of country living.  Wake up early and go down to the dock, enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the lake. Traverse City is 20 minutes away where you have the national cherry festival, fine dining, casinos, and world class winery's with beautiful views of the bay. Orv trails abound, and in the winter, this year round cabin is in the heart of the snow belt with some of the best snowmobiling in the lower peninsula.
    Some of the most memorable moments are sitting around the campfire listening to the kids play in the lake. Taking my son out fishing and getting a photo of him catching his first fish. Having the grandkids play at the beach. Follow us on Facebook @ lazy on the lake
    Peaceful and relaxing.
  • A very comfortable cottage in a lovely location. Our stay for Thanksgiving was thoroughly enjoyable. The cottage is on a small, quiet, pretty lake (no motor boats allowed) and, although cottages line most of the waterfront, our five days were very peaceful indeed. The sandy, narrow lot slopes gently down to the water, where a paddle boat and a shed with fishing tackle are located (the lake had a thin layer of ice in late November, so we could not fish or boat, but both would be very inviting in warm weather, and ice fishing must be fun later in the winter). There is a fire ring halfway to the water, which enabled us to enjoy several bonfires over our stay. The open-plan living space downstairs in the cottage itself is larger and brighter than the photographs suggest, with plenty of room to relax, work (if you must), and dine -- the dining table will seat six adults comfortably. The kitchen is roomy and very well equipped, and, although the stove, which runs on propane, does make for rather slow cooking, we managed to cook a fairly elaborate Thanksgiving dinner with very few problems (although the oven only has one rack, so renters planning to roast several dishes simultaneously should bring extra standard-size oven racks). The kitchen bar was very convenient for serving dinner and was also a nice place to sit with a beverage and talk to the cook. The view of the lake from the kitchen and the living area windows (as from one of the two bedrooms upstairs) was a constant source of pleasure. The two bedrooms are comfortable and the bathroom spacious and pleasant, with a washing machine and a dryer. We had planned to travel with all three of our sons, our oldest son’s partner, and our grandson; in the end, our oldest son and his family were detained at home by work, so there were just four of us, which made the cottage feel spacious; six adults and an infant (there is a high chair at the cottage) might have made things feel a little cramped, but we would certainly have managed, making use of the air mattress. There is no WiFi at the cottage, but Verizon data reception was excellent, meaning that we could use the internet and hook up devices to the flat-screen TV, using our mobile phones. Those internet connections were adequate -- my wife and I watched Netflix one night without much trouble -- but the inevitable buffering was frustrating when we watched a live Champions’ League match, and the lack of normal WiFi was a source of frustration to our sons; I found that my Verizon Hotspot provided only an intermittent internet connection for my laptop. The lot on which the cottage is located is very sandy, so we found ourselves sweeping the floor regularly and, even in late November, opening one of the big garage doors every now and then to sweep out that sand, but, for us, that just added to the “cottage feel” of our stay. We worried that those doors would make the downstairs drafty, but the seal is good and the cottage is very well heated. We had a couple of simple questions while we were at the cottage; Jason and Theresa answered them almost immediately, even though it was Thanksgiving. Traverse City with all of its attractions is just a short drive away; we drove to the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula for a visit to 2 Lads Winery (warmly recommended) in fifty minutes; nearby Kalkaska and Fife Lake (both former lumber towns, each about fifteen minutes’ drive away -- the latter now a very pleasant, small resort) have decent, small supermarkets. State forest surrounds the area where the cottage is located (our twenty-year-old son kept dreaming of his crossbow...); forest roads abound, with the North Country Trail passing nearby. The area is quiet and attractive, but easily accessed and close to lots of busier centers for recreation. We would be very happy to rent the cottage again and would like to spend some time there in the warmer months. Overall, an excellent choice for us.

    Michael2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • It's an amazing cabin, beds are excellent and the view of the lake is awesome in Autumn. I'm sure is a great place to stay in summer too.

    Abner2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy little cabin. Very quiet and relaxing, perfect place to get away from it all.

    Justin2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at your cabin. Thank you so much for allowing us to make memories there ❤️

    Chellsea2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Awsome place to relax! Fire pit, and lake access.

    Amanda2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay here, the house was cute and cozy. We really loved spending some time on the lake on their provided row boat and paddle boat. It was a beautiful home and property. We also enjoyed spending a lot of our time in Traverse City. We would highly recommend this place!

    Jacqui2019-08-28T00:00:00Z
  • Jason's place is a cozy place to get away and relax.

    Eda2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very relaxing cabin on the lake. We fished, kayaked and had a fire. Everything we needed was provided as this is Jason’s place with all of his belongings (utensils, poles, boat, grill, games, etc). The cabin is a good 40-45 min from Traverse City which was okay for us but we thought it was closer. It was nice to be in a remote location on a fairly quiet lake. We spent only one day in Traverse City doing Paddle for Pints and preferred cabin life. Would visit again!

    Christina2019-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    South Boardman, MI, United States

    We live in the woods, close to nature. It's dark and quiet at night. You might hear coyotes, frogs, owls, or whippoorwills. The air smells wonderful. We're near lots of outdoor activities and Traverse City is 15 miles away. We're close to US 131: a convenient stop on your way north, or your way south. We can recommend activities, restaurants, and provide support for cycling, paddling & hiking. We heat with wood and a dog and cat live here, so people with asthma or allergies may have problems.
    Our house has grown with our family in the 40 years since we started building it. The house is basic. Our guestroom/library contains bookshelves for our always changing collection, and the piano and other musical stuff. The windows face east, so there's often quite a lot of morning sun. There is no grass or pavement, so sometimes the dog and cat track in sand. There is plenty of food for insects, so there are some bugs---and also birds and spiders that eat bugs. Our house isn't large, and for some there may be not enough privacy.
    We have a few neighbors, but mostly the houses here are spread out. If you are out taking a walk you may meet them, either on foot or horseback. They're friendly, and enjoy the outdoors.
  • This is my second time staying with Katy and Dennis, and I stayed for three nights in a row. I wanted a peaceful TC vacation and that's exactly what I got! Katy and Dennis are so hospitable and kind, and their pets are amazing and so sweet. My favorite parts of the day were often comign home early (lol like 9pm) and putting on my PJs and fuzzy socks and drinking tea with Katy in the main room while she worked on her things and I wrote in my journal. I loved conversations with Dennis over beer or coffee, and of course their property is amazing. I LOVE staying here and will certainly be back! This is one of my favorite AirBnB spots of all the ones I've ever been at, and Katy and Dennis and Ginny and Lacey are a big part of why that is!

    Huma2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • I really had a great time in the little cabin in the woods. Dennis and Katy are very welcoming and lovely hosts with an adorable house which instantly makes you feel home. I highly recommend this to people who want to come done and relax

    Klaas2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Hosts are very kind and accommodating ! We were able to enjoy bon fires at night and chats with the host(s) . Quiet, starry nights are relaxing and peaceful. Restful sleep in a comfortable bed. Having coffee in the morning and chats with Katy are great!

    Connie2019-09-05T00:00:00Z
  • I had a wonderful stay at Katy's place!

    Tobeya2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommended. Very peaceful and they were excellent hosts. Loved hearing their stories and how thoughtful they were. I love getting to meet good people like them.

    Jr.2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • The place is a beutiful gateway! Katy is a lovely person. She made us feel more than welcomed to her home! The room was nice and cozy !

    Aniket2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Katy and Dennis were excellent hosts! They had communication, made sure we were well taken care of and gave us several tips for enjoying the nearby outdoor recreations areas. They welcomed us into their simple, quiet home on a beautiful property that is thick with nature. Would recommend staying here if you’re visiting the area for some outdoor adventure and if you’re mostly cool with bugs.

    Krystol2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Katy and Dennis are so sweet and welcoming. Listing is very accurate to what you experience.

    Chelsie2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Kingsley, MI, United States

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    Vintage camper . Sleeps up to a family of 6 . Very quiet , peaceful site . Some road noise but easy to forget about .shared sleeping . 99% Mosquito free zone
  • Totally recommend, it’s my second time staying here and it’s always been a great experience

    Miguel2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet location. Loved the fire!

    Paula2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Jeffery's was very nice. He started a fire for us and turned the lights on. He was very communicative and helpful in making sure we found our way and if we needed anything.

    Angela2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Had a quick stay at Jeffery’s. It was more than what we expected. Thank you.

    Seth2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay. Everything as advertised. A nice camping experience. Very friendly host and peace nature atmosphere.

    Cameron2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Jeffery’s place was just what we needed. It was exactly as described and comfortably fit three people. We would definitely stay again!

    Katherine2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • I didn't end up staying at Jeffery's but he was super, incredibly sweet and offered to make bonfire etc - sounds like an amazing place and I would definitely recommend based on his hospitality alone :)

    Lauren2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • It was great, just what we needed.

    Eric2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Newly remodeled lake house, with amazing lake views, all new amenities, private lake access, minutes from Fife lake, Restaurants, Shops. Great fishing and relaxing on private access to Long Lake.
    The entire home is yours to use as your own, with two bedrooms, full kitchen, a full bath and wash facilities in the basement.
    Close to active lake community with dining, grocery, hardware, and shops.
  • Loved the cozy cabin and decor. Minutes away from Fife lake, but still far enough to feel like you're in the quiet country!

    Beth2019-12-08T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was lovely! The space was very clean and nicely decorated. The area was quiet and made it nice to relax. We will definitely be staying again!

    Melinda2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful home and location! The pics don't actually do this home justice, it is sooo cute and cozy! Beautiful views of the lake and the sun porch is amazing and relaxing. It was a great place to use as a hub while visiting the Traverse City area. I can't wait to stay again!

    Kai2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable beds and awesome view of Long lake.

    Jesse2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • This place has great views of the lake in the front and cute woodsy hang out space in the back. I had a great stay here!

    Shauna2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute, well taken care of, easy to get to. Tina was quick to respond, was able to check in early. Wish we had more time to just relax there

    Cindy2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • It was a cozy house close to Traverse City. I took my wife for her birthday, and she loved it. Definitely want to bring our older daughters with us the next time we go.

    Mike2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • A nice place with great views. Very peaceful and had literally everything we needed for the week away from home. 30 min away from downtown TC, cute sunroom, comfy touches throughout.. We will come again for sure!

    Sarah2019-08-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Quiet, secluded 2nd story cabin/apartment in beautiful northern Michigan. ATV, dirt bike and horse friendly. Miles and miles of trails. It has all amenities and is fully furnished. Only 14 miles from downtown and beaches. Minutes away from canoe/kayak/tubing access and rental. Close to MCCC dirt bike trails. An easy drive to area wineries, breweries and casinos.
  • This place is A++++++ It is clean and has many amenities most other places do not. I highly recommend!

    Kimberly2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great large space in a heavily wooded area, surrounded by peace and quiet! If you're looking to get away - this is THE place! Great check-in, lots of stuff to cook/bake with and great local tips. We'll be back!

    Sara2019-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Ellen and Larry are the most wonderful hosts and people. As many said, the photos don’t do this place justice! It’s little bit rural but my wife and I loved that. Every night was complete silence and don’t think I’ve slept better in months. I would stay here all the time if I could.

    Iain2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Loved this place! Super cute and clean. Our dog made great friends with Ellen’s pup, Molly ☺️ the yard is huge and there’s a private(ish) fire pit area outside the Airbnb. I would definitely stay here again!

    Paige2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful and beautiful property to stay at. We only had one day, but would love to spend a week here. Super spacious space, super clean, a little out of the way, but still very close to numerous places to visit. Great communication with Ellen about directions to her place because it was our first time there and Ellen was right there when we arrived to show us around. Thanks!

    Kevin2019-09-28T00:00:00Z
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ellen was very helpful and personable. The accommodations are very comfortable and clean. Loved the pool table!

    Steve2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • The apartment was a perfect space for us to spend the weekend. The pictures don't do it justice. There is so much space with all amenities and we loved playing darts and shooting pool in the evening. My son and I were only in town for the weekend for his soccer tournament so we didn't get enough time to explore Traverse City but Ellen was very knowledgeable about the area and was willing to offer advice. I much prefer the quiet backwoods feel of this location to the hustle and bustle of a tourist hotel. With a deck to relax on or the bonfire pit to sit and share stories and great weather this location has it all. You can't ask for a better host and there was nothing we needed that wasn't available. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in the Traverse area and the value can't be beat! 5 stars!

    Sean2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I had a great time at Ellen's place. The cabin was very large and had all the amenities-- kitchen, washer/dryer, DVD selection which we utilized. There is also a nice firepit and great pool table, the setting is very peaceful. We would return!

    Nicole2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    NEW LISTING! Fife Lake is an ideal destination for a northern Michigan vacation. Nestled among miles of national forest, this sandy, spring-fed lake is perfect for fishing, swimming, and boating - but quiet enough to hear the loons and glimpse a bald eagle diving for a fish. Our Log Chalet is sparkling clean and cozy, perfect for a couple's retreat or family getaway in northern Michigan. It's only a short stroll to historic downtown Fife Lake with quaint shops and restaurants.
    Enjoy your morning coffee with the sounds of the loons from your private lakefront deck! Our log chalet features a full log interior with a cozy up-north living room, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom (with 2 twin beds) and bathroom downstairs, and open loft bedroom (1 queen bed) upstairs. For more photos and information, look up Broering's Lakefront Cottages in Fife Lake, Michigan.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Plan your warm and cozy winter trip now! Very close to main snowmobile trails. Modern log home on the Big Manistee River. Property owned by the family of the famous Rainbow Jim! Float in or out from the river. Buried in the woods and perfect for a northern Michigan getaway to relax, fish, hunt or just sit by a fire. You will love it! Close to Traverse City and Cadillac. Lots of trails and wilderness all around!
    The pictures tell it all. It’s pristine back woods yet modern living on the river!
    Minutes away from groceries, gas and all other essentials. Rainbow Jim Bridge is a few hundred feet down the road!
  • Great place to stay! The river view was fantastic & the cabin was very cozy. What a gem!

    Crystal2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely cabin in a secluded setting. Todd has supplied all the comforts one could need. Our family enjoyed the cozy feel of the cabin and appreciated the ample space. Perfect retreat!

    Rick2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay if you want to have peace and quiet. No wifi and no cell signal lets you spend quality time with your family. Close to Traverse City and other touristy cities. Would definitely go back.

    Kimberly2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Petoskey's cabin is very nicely located by the water. He was very responsive when we were trying to find the cabin upon arrival. Be aware that there is no reception (Verizon, ATT and T mobil all failed) so take screenshots of instructions before getting to the general area. Lots of towels, pots and pans and kitchenware are available as stated in the listing and check-in instructions. As mentioned in the instructions, there are no paper towels, so bring yours. Not sure if it is always the case, but it was nice that there was charcoal for the grill and plenty of firewood for the fire pit!

    Sepideh2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Very accommodating even for a last minute reservation. Practically everything was provided for at the cabin. The only thing we could even think of that was missing was a set of bbq tongs for the charcoal grill.

    Josh2019-07-18T00:00:00Z
  • This place is awesome. Clean, cozy, great location, awesome fire pit with lots of wood. We had a great time.

    Laurie2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great, quiet location. Fife lake is a nice little town nearby, check out the Loon for breakfast and get the country fried steak! Road and boat access were very convenient, the cabin itself is very comfy, clean, and is just very pleasant to be around. Tons of plates, cutlery, etc. included, and about 5 miles from a decently stocked grocery store. Bring some bug spray, it is in the woods. Be aware, cellular signal might be spotty, but I felt it was actually a bit of a positive to get disconnected for a change. For the price, this cabin is fantastic and I highly recommend it. If you’re looking for a nice, laid-back place in the woods for a relaxing getaway, look no further.

    Gary2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great little log cabin. Very cozy. We had 7 in our group and it was a little crowded at times, but this momma liked having all her chicks together! Pros: It was very clean, beds were comfortable, washer and dryer were great. Restaurants, a Family Dollar, a local grocery store and a small hardware store were all within about 8 miles from the cabin. We were able to squeeze a couple campfires in between raindrops. Fishing was good at nearby lakes. Cons:There is basically no cell service and no wifi at the cabin, no dishwasher and it was a bit musty. All and all, we enjoyed our stay!

    Jennifer2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Beautiful two bedroom log home on the headwaters of the Boardman River. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the wraparound deck. Spend your afternoons fishing OR take a cruise on the paddle or John boat. Relax on the sandy beach over a nice fire. Hike the mile long Nature Preserve within walking distance. Country Store is minutes away for your vacation essentials. Stop in to the infamous Yankee Boy restaurant for breakfast. Scenic drive to Traverse City 30 minutes away.
    Two seperate living quarters in this spacious log cabin. Owners live in the bottom level with separate entrance. This space has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Features fully equipped gourmet kitchen, living room with a pull-out bed, wood staircase with carved animals, and loft area to enjoy your morning cup of Joe. Includes a fireplace, WiFi, television with cable, and comfortable bed linens. While we accomodate 6, bring your blow up mattresses as there is plenty of space for larger groups!
    Quaint little village in Kalkaska county. Abundance of wildlife in the area, walking trails in the South Boardman Nature Preserve along the Boardman river.
  • Nice place. Will definitely come back

    Kevin2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • I honestly can’t say enough about this stay. Nancee and Jeff are amazing hosts. Patient, attentive, kind , quick to reply-basically everything you want of a host and more. The space is amazing too and your hosts will always be ready for good local recommendations. We use Airbnb much, but this was our best stay without question. (She has a tree and lights set up when we got there with a box of decorations-ARE YOU KIDDING!)

    Matt2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lots of room for a large party to stay comfortably.

    Elizabeth2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Nancee’s place is absolutely beautiful! Home is well cared for and very clean. We loved our stay, and will definitely stay again in the future when up that way. Nancee is very accommodating and was available for all of our needs! Overall an awesome stay and would definitely recommend to anyone traveling in that area.

    Jessica2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Adorable cabin with thoughtful touches on a beautiful plot of land. Nancee was easy to communicate with, laid back, and very hospitable. Will definitely stay again when in the area!

    Leina2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • This beautiful home was the perfect retreat to celebrate our 19 year anniversary. The house and property are so peaceful and serene. We loved the views from the windows and patio doors. It’s right on the water and has a fire pit and paddle boat to enjoy (it was too cold for our visit). The house was very clean and had a full kitchen to make some meals. I loved the tub and shower! Nancee was easy to communicate with. This location was perfect for anyone wanting to visit traverse city, which is maybe 30 minutes away and it’s the perfect scenic drive. There are some restaurants close to this AirBNB. We enjoyed breakfast at Yankee Boys.

    Dawn2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful place, was much larger and nicer than I expected! Very nice and full size kitchen and bathrooms, and there is definitely room for an air mattress if you happened to want more than two bedrooms. Very charming log cabin style inside, highly recommend!

    Dayna2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Nancee’s beautiful cabin was a perfect spot for our weekend in northern Michigan. It is very spacious - tons of room for our four-person group - and decorated beautifully, with lots of great amenities (bird book, binoculars, an excellently appointed kitchen, dishwasher etc!). The deck, with its great view of the pond, was a perfect place for sundowners. We didn’t meet Nancee due to our busy weekend schedule but she was a great host - communication throughout was fantastic and we felt very welcome. Our only regret was that we were so busy exploring the lakeshore (Traverse City is an easy and scenic half hour drive away) that we didn’t get to spend enough time enjoying the cabin and the pond. We’ll have to return!

    Kirsty2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    11


    Bedrooms

    2

    South Boardman, MI, United States

    Dis-connect here! Located in the Boardman River Valley near Traverse City Mi. 5 minutes to the Boardman River known for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Hiking trails all around. Our camp is a fully operation home. So come enjoy!
  • Amazing place! Pictures do not do it justice. Location is very quiet but close enough to Traverse, super easy drive. Host was great, easy check in and check out process. We were even able to check in early. Highly recommend!

    Kelsey2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • I didn’t want to leave. The home is secluded and peaceful. Really get a chance to disconnect and relax.

    Barbara2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Pictures don’t do this place justice! It’s absolutely beautiful and so peaceful out in the woods. We had the best time and will definitely be back!

    Taylor2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Once we got to the cabin we did not want to leave. The space was amazing and had everything we needed for a great stay. Next time we will take advantage of the lake and do more exploring.

    Jennifer2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Expect a completely furnished lodge which is very clean and has beautiful wood walls, ceilings and floors. All appliances and systems worked well and everything seemed new.

    Andrew2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Camp Brody is a perfect getaway for anyone looking for that up north cabin experience. We went for a mountain biking trip, and wanted a location where we could ride to and from the massive amounts of singletrack nearby. The location is fantastic for those who like to be outside, whether it's hanging out, or being really active. For those coming from the south, definitely follow Deb's instructions on getting there. There are some typical Michigan seasonal roads that can get you there, but they'll be challenging for anyone not in at least a little suv/awd wagon. Highly recommend the spot, and would definitely return again!

    Aaron2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • My partner and I stayed at the cabin for two nights for our first time in Traverse City. The home was lovely and sparkling clean! The location was secluded and private but close enough for trips to Sleeping Bear and downtown Traverse City. The outdoor spaces of the home were wonderful and everything was well maintained. We loved the fireplace and lookout tower!

    Ingrid2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Better than the pictures! The house is so clean and the land is gorgeous! We loved our weekend away here! Easy to communicate with the owners as well!

    Brittany2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Amazing 3 Bed and 1 Bath cottage on beautiful Spider Lake. Enjoy 60 feet of sandy frontage. The cottage also includes a wonderful dock for you to store your boat. Enjoy the included swim platform, kayak and paddle board with your rental. Inside you will find a completely renovated cottage with a wonderful kitchen and large table to sit around. The king bed in the master bedroom allows you to enjoy all the comfort of home. The second bedroom features bunk beds and the last bedroom has a twin bed.
  • This place was amazing! The location was understated and surpassed our expectations!

    Travis2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • A great cozy cabin right on the lake! It was just enough space for myself and a group of friends for a weekend away in the woods. We appreciated the great touches of hospitality throughout the house and the updated amenities. We're looking forward to coming back in the summer to enjoy the summer activities in the area. The only tricky part was trying to find transport into Traverse City for dinner-- uber and Lyft don't regularly drive out there, so just something to keep in mind.

    Elizabeth2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place!

    Kirsten2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage in a spectacular location, something for everyone not far in every direction. Tastefully decorated and well appointed. Adam was very quick to respond in communications. Truly a pleasurable experience.

    Thomas2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Loved everything about the cottage! Very clean and comfortable!

    Mackenzie2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • So cute! Really tucked in the woods with a great view and cozy/comfortable feel inside. We stayed in Nov. and would love to come back and see what it's like in the summer months (we want to use that deck!). The kids liked their separate rooms and we liked feeling like we really "got away" but were so close to Traverse City. Loved the little touches in decorating, especially the sign in the kitchen that says "I love you more than all of the cherries in Traverse City."

    Jennifer2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Adam’s cabin was spectacular! The attention to detail and extra amenities went above and beyond our expectations. We would definitely stay again!

    Eryn2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at this place! The house had everything we needed. The yard with the deck and fire ring were perfect for relaxing. And being right on the water with kayaks was SO nice. The space was everything we were hoping for. He was quick to respond to the few questions I had. Would stay again.

    Amanda2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    3

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Your “Home Away from Home” awaits your arrival! 3 Bed/1 Bath 750 sq ft cabin in a quiet 9 cabin resort overlooking gorgeous Spider Lake. 15 minutes from Traverse City, this very well maintained log sided cabin offers vacation and recreational opportunities all year long.
    For your sleeping arrangements, the first bedroom has a queen bed. Bedroom 2 has twin bunk beds and bedroom 3 offers a twin over full bunk. There is a full size bathroom with tub/shower and ample storage in the vanity. The cabin also has a washer and dryer. The living room has 2 couches, rocking chair, gas fireplace, flat screen internet tv. A big slider to the deck offers beautiful views of Spider Lake. The kitchen is equipped with all the basic dishes, cookware and utensils for your dining needs. Brand new appliances include microwave, gas oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, and toaster. You will find basic kitchen staples along with spices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Sit at the large dining table or take your meal out to the picnic table on the deck for an incredible view of the lake while you eat. The cabin has central gas heat. There is no a/c, but there are ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom 1. Large flloor fans are available in the other 2 bedrooms on the rare occasion the weather turns toasty! The cabin is located on 2.6 acres of shared wooded grounds as part of a 9 cottage, family friendly resort. Please note that bachelor/bachelorette parties are not allowed. The resort property sits on 160’ of lake frontage and offers a nice swimming area that is shallow for children. A sun deck overlooks the swim zone. In the common area you will find a fire pit for that perfect end-of-the-day bonfire! The resort has a boat dock so please let us know if you are planning to bring your boat as dock space is limited. There are also 3 pontoon boats available to rent. Complimentary kayaks and rowboats are available as well. Being so close to Traverse City, you will be able to explore all that the city has to offer: Cherry Festival and air show, theaters, wine tasting, casino, great golf, fine dining, downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Or you can choose to just relax and unwind while soaking in the gorgeous scenery.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Otter Lodge Inn, simply known as Otter Inn, is our converted barn, now serving as a 2 bedroom, 2 bath guesthouse. Situated on 3 wooded acres on the north branch of the Boardman River in Kalkaska, Michigan, the location is ideal for those looking to enjoy the many tourist destinations that Up North Michigan has to offer or for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful retreat.
    The tourist attractions of Traverse City, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Grayling are all in visiting distance from Otter Inn. But if being a tourist is not what you have in mind, our guesthouse is in the Pere Marquette Forest, ideal for bicyclists, especially for anyone training for the Iceman Challenge. The snowmobile trails run right behind the property line which are nice to walk and the Sand Lakes Quiet area is very nearby for the best hiking. Guernsey Lake is also a short drive where you can drop in a boat and fish all day. The Boardman River is crystal clear, cool and refreshing. Idle away the afternoon walking the river in search of beautiful stones, fishing for brown trout or just sitting and listening. We think you will find Otter Inn to be a wonderful escape from your daily routine!
    Our "neighborhood" is unique in that we are a limited number of homes in the Pere Marquette State Forest where "A River Runs Through It" and we are completely surrounded by state land and wild life.
  • This beauty offers the rare, amazing gift of silence. Best place for some peace and quiet.

    Krysti2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • The otter inn is a fantastic place to stay. Jayne and Chuck are great hosts. The property is great for families, our kids had a great time. The house was immaculately clean. A fantastic game room when you are done outside. We will be coming back.

    Conan2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • The "Otter Inn” was an incredibly cozy and incredibly cute space for our annual fall getaway up north! We especially enjoyed sitting and sipping our coffee on the porch swing in front of the winding river going around the forested property. Jayne was very thoughtful, friendly, and especially helpful in helping us find yummy vegan options for dining in Traverse city!

    Lindsy2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at the Otter Inn! Such a clean and stylish home. Great amenities and kid friendly! Jayne was very accessible through text to help with what we needed. Just wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the area. It was quite rainy while we were there, but we still had fun. Make sure to use google maps to get you there, no GPS, it is more accurate.

    Sarah2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing place to stay! From our first inquiry to the time we left, Jayne was prompt, concise and thorough with all our communications. When we arrived she was kind enough to show us around the property and she and Chuck gave us helpful info on places we planned to visit while in the area. Excellent recommendation on food and where might be best to start a hike we were wanting to do. The property itself is off the beaten path but an easy drive to Traverse City and the cities along Lake MI shore. Our only regret about our time here was that we didn't plan to stay longer and spend more time enjoying Chuck and Jayne's property and game room. Our four boys ages 12-16 had plenty to keep them occupied which isn't always an easy task. They floated in the river, explored the wooded paths, played basketball and cornhole. We also enjoyed puzzles, ping pong, games, books and a Sat night football game indoors. The starry skies were unbelievably bright and the quietness as we sat on the back deck was almost surreal. Can't forget to mention the fire pit we enjoyed sitting around as a family. As many of the other reviewers mentioned, Jayne and Chuck have thought of everything and included so many little touches that were a fun and pleasant surprise to each member of our family (fire staters, kindling, wood and lighters, s'mores kit, well-stocked kitchen and basic cooking items, and more). Hospitality like this is truly a gift! We highly recommend Otter Inn to anyone heading this way.

    Violet2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Hidden gem, pictures don’t even show the beauty ❤️

    Chrissy2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely loved the Otter Inn and will be coming back for sure. This was our very first time staying at an Airbnb and this place more than exceeded our expectations. Everything about our stay was perfect.

    Scott2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • It was perfect! Very clean and well kept, and was very toddler-friendly. We felt right at home!

    Kayla2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Kalkaska, MI, United States

    The Waller Cabin on all-sports Spider Lake is a very unique 2 bedroom cabin on a very unique piece of land. There are other homes nearby and all are surrounded by a lake and state forest lands; how fun and beautiful, peaceful and healthy! The Waller Cabin is one within a set of two identical cabins. I call the other cabin the Jurgens Cabin and both cabins were built in the '60s by the Jurgens and Waller families. These cabins were engineer built with quality products, love and affection!
    Once settled in it's time to take in the change from the norm to Spider Lake and the hilly and green Pere Marquette State Forest! Each of the two cabins has a separate deck with furniture. There is a shared gas and charcoal grill, fire pit, dock, swim area and some boats: row, peddle, 2 kayaks and a canoe; for liability reasons, do not use any boats until we have discussed their use. There are two pontoons boats and a 14' motorboat for rent and moored at the dock. If you want to bring your own boat let me know so we can work out the details. There are 5 islands on the lake and public Island #3 is visible from the dock; it is a destination for those that want to visit and explore the island as it is public. It is very sandy and shallow around the island, great for swimming, and people congregate there so.... There is a very nice boat launch on Spider Lake. Traverse City is about a twenty minute drive and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park is about fifty minutes to the Dune Headquarters in Empire. It is an easy drive to Traverse City and to get around town you can walk, bicycle or use the Traverse Area Recreation Trail known as TART.
    Shawn’s place is located in Traverse City, Michigan, United States. The Jurgens & Waller Cabins are on Lakeview Trail, a private blacktop road about a quarter mile long with a cul-de-sac at the end. This is a very nice walking street with some interesting architecture and views of the lake. FYI there is steep hill. The other streets leading up to Lakeview Trail have more traffic and blind curves as you will see so walking them is not recommended but a lot of people do.
  • Highly recommend this place! It sits right next to the lake with an amazing view. We also are allowed to use the kayaks which were quite neat. The cabin was clean, spacious and with plenty of kitchen supplies. Shawn is a nice host that he made sure to go over the items we need to pay attention to and gave recommendations for places to visit. We are very glad we chose this place!

    Yue2019-10-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Peaceful pet friendly 2 Bed/2 Bath house off a private drive on Spider lake with 100' frontage. House interior has been completely renovated with a new kitchen, baths, real hardwood floors and leather furniture including a 60" 4K Smart TV with HD cable. Includes complimentary(2) kayaks, a paddle board, mountainbikes and firewood. Whether your in Traverse for summer adventure, fine dining, wine tasting business or visting friends and family this is a great place to relax.
    Quiet lake house
    Quiet Neigborhood. In the summer the lake offers fishing, swimming, boating and just lazy floating in the low wake zone in front of the house. Hiking, Biking, horse riding, ATV in nearby trailheads Snowmobiling and skiing in the winter.
  • Beautiful lake view on spider lake! This place has everything you need and is tucked away on a woodsy road. We definitely recommend!

    Autumn2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Description and pictures were very accurate. Tom was great with communication. The coffee and bathroom amenities were a nice touch. Would love to return in the summer! Thanks again!

    Danielle2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and comfortable lakeside cabin. We enjoyed beautiful views of the full moon over the snowy lake! If you come in winter, be ready to manage the private road in the snow.

    Alessandra2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Incredibly simple experience, great location for a small weekend getaway.

    Thomas2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • As clean as the other reviews say. Great winter stay and I would assume an even better summer spot. Tom and his father really were quite attentive to our needs and without asking came out to snowblow a few times over the 2 nights we were there. A well deserved superhost title.

    John2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Thomas’s place was extremely clean and tidy. The location was amazing lakeside and wasn’t far from downtown Traverse City and many other great attractions. Would recommend staying and definitely will be back

    Jarrod2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great space and location if you’re looking for a nice place near Traverse City without all the traffic and congestion. Clean and well maintained. Tom is an excellent host!

    Tracee2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Had a wonderful stay! Would recommend for anyone looking for a cute quite place to stay close to Traverse City.

    Anna2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Our beautiful Sioux style Tipi with Cheyenne style smoke flaps is situated in the valley on 5 acres over looking a small fresh water pond.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tent


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    A little bit of glamping . With a nice camp fire this becomes a very cozy family retreat . Or a perfect couples get away . May be confident that is 99% mosquito free
    Simple camping with a bit of home . Very comfortable . Can sleep up to ten people . But comfortably 6 . Gas grill . As well as Plenty of fresh very clean water TESTED . Very peaceful . Nice little safe fire pit . Fire wood provided . Glamping without the labor .
    Country setting . Allot of frogs singing at night . I love the sounds of the night here and I as many other do , think you will too .
  • This is a great place to stay for the night! Jeffery is great host. He had the entire place cleaned and prepared for us.

    Nick2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • It was a great experience to stay there, having fun with the campfire!

    Yuzhen2019-08-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great local camping spot under the stars. Only a 5 min drive to Fife Lake for breakfast and supplies. Has a grill and a fire pit.

    Jason2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campervan/RV


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Fife Lake, MI, United States

    Brand new! Our cozy studio is suited for one or two people who are seeking a quiet, calm getaway. About nine miles south of Traverse City, it offers a respite from the lights and sounds of the city, but is a quick drive to downtown with shopping and restaurants, and near cross-country skiing, beaches, downhill skiing, the TART bike trail and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Ideal for those who want to see the dark sky and enjoy a getaway offering the best of northern Michigan.
    This is a private, quiet approximately 450-square-foot space above the garage in our brand new house. Cooking isn't allowed, but there's a little kitchen-ey area with fridge so you can do breakfast and lunch and reheat food as you like. There's a loveseat, chair, dresser, small table with two chairs, small desk, and rack for hanging clothes. We are on a little no-wake lake, but we just moved in and beach is still undeveloped. It's a small, quiet neighborhood, with a walking trail through the woods at the end of the street.
    This is a small pretty neighborhood of a few homes on a no-wake lake, with a walking trail through woods at the end of the street. We are about 9 miles from Traverse City's downtown area.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    The Jurgens Cabin on all-sports Spider Lake is a very unique 2 bedroom cabin on a very unique piece of land. There are other homes nearby and they are all surrounded by a lake and state forest lands; how fun and beautiful, peaceful and healthy! The Jurgens Cabin is one within a set of two identical cabins. I call the other cabin the Waller Cabin and both cabins were built in the '60s by the Jurgens and Waller families. These cabins were engineer built with quality products, love and affection!
    Once settled in it's time to take in the change from the norm to Spider Lake and the hilly and green Pere Marquette State Forest! Each of the two cabins has a separate deck with furniture. There is a shared gas and charcoal grill, fire pit, dock, swim area and some boats: row, peddle, 2 kayaks and a canoe; for liability reasons, do not use any boats until we have met. There are two pontoons boats and a 14' motorboat for rent and moored at the dock. If you want to bring your own boat let me know so we can work out the details. There are 5 islands on the lake and public Island #3 is visible from the dock; it is a destination for those that want to visit and explore the island as it is public. It is very sandy and shallow around the island, great for swimming, and people congregate there so.... There is a very nice boat launch on Spider Lake. Traverse City is about a twenty minute drive and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park is about fifty minutes to the Dune Headquarters in Empire. It is an easy drive to Traverse City and to get around town you can walk, bicycle or use the Traverse Area Recreation Trail known as TART.
    Shawn’s place is located in Traverse City, Michigan, United States. The Jurgens & Waller Cabins are on Lakeview Trail, a private blacktop road about a quarter mile long with a cul-de-sac at the end. This is a very nice walking street with some interesting architecture and views of the lake. FYI there is steep hill. The other streets leading up to Lakeview Trail have more traffic and blind curves as you will see so walking them is not recommended but a lot of people do.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Quiet, away from it all, but only 12 miles to Traverse City! Wake up to the sound of birds in this amazing oasis. Our beautifully appointed 700 square foot apartment has one bedroom and one full bathroom with beds for six people. The kids will have a great time in the playroom under the eaves. Nearby Boardman River is great for kayaks and canoes in addition to hiking trails, snowmobile trails, and more!
    This apartment is located above a four-car garage. The garage is not used for vehicles and your space is cozy and quiet.Main house is just 20 yards away.
    Our neighborhood is off the beaten path, surrounded by state land but just 15 minutes to Traverse City. NOTE: road is not paved.
  • We were so impressed with Christine’s place - she truly thought of everything! The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, cookware, silverware, kitchen towels and utensils- more than I have at home. There were snacks and breakfast items - a true bed and breakfast. We had a 5 and 10 year old with us, and they were delighted by the toy room, plus games and movies. Since we came in the winter, it really helped keep them occupied when we might normally send them outside. The couches and beds were comfortable, and we were warm and cozy from the cold outside. When it snowed, the stairs and a path were shoveled each morning! Christine’s son even came out to help me scrape my car and make sure I made it out okay. They were very responsive to messages and helpful with directions. Easily my favorite AirBNB experience. I highly recommend this place!

    Erin2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful getaway with fantastic hosts. Location is far enough away yet close enough to enjoy a beautiful ride to TC. Hosts were very thoughtful and take great pride in making sure our experience was memorable. Would definitely stay here again!

    Andrea2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • This apartment is adorable, the host goes above and beyond, and the area is fantastic. If you're looking for a quiet sanctuary where you can go hiking one day and then hit up breweries the next, this air bnb should be at the top of your list.

    Elizabeth2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, beautiful, quiet place to chill and relax inTraverse City. Would highly recommend people to stay here if they were to travel in TC. Great host, full kitchen amenities provided

    Hui Xuan2019-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • This is such a cozy and cute place - and you couldn’t ask for better hosts! Easy (and pretty) commute into TC but far enough out to feel away from it all :-)

    Hannah Cate2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Christine’s place was perfect for a weekend getaway to Traverse City! From the beginning, Christine was responsive and provided great info and tips for traveling before the trip, and she was flexible on check-in and check-out times. The apartment itself was clean, and stocked with all the necessities, plus snacks and breakfast supplies. Christine was also one of the most generous and thoughtful hosts I’ve encountered! We mentioned we were coming to TC to celebrate our anniversary, and she left roses, chocolates, and a card for us on check-in, and more goodies at check-out. The location itself is an easy 25 minute drive from downtown TC, and offered a quiet space to relax.

    Allison2019-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • This little apartment was perfect. We were in Traverse City for a girls weekend. We made meals, relaxed, slept in comfortable beds and enjoyed the amenities. Fresh peaches, chocolate and breakfast fixings were provded. Coffee was also provided. This was my introduction to airbnb. It was a great experience!

    Angie2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay here! Everything was clean and comfortable. The price was good for being about 25 minutes away from downtown Traverse City.

    Genevieve2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Come experience the majestic wonders of beautiful Spider Lake with us. This gem of a lake is hidden deep amongst lush forest unique to Northern Michigan. A full loop around the lake takes you through old growth forest, breath-taking landscapes, and shimmering waters. If it's wine/beer tours you're after, fishing, endless hiking trails, or a sunset paddle you're in luck. There’s no other place like it! Spring, summer, winter, fall you'll love them ALL! We're smitten for the mitten.
    Voted most scenic drive in Northern Michigan and possibly the entire country. The 20 minute drive into Traverse City will take your breath away. Though very pretty in winter and summer, the spring season is when you really must take this drive. Along the way you can visit wineries, art galleries, and experience small-town friendliness. It's by far one of the most beautiful drives in America, and its right here in Northwest Michigan waiting for you. If you don’t want the fun to end, continue on down M-22 along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Spider Lake is located in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. This lake is 459 acres in size. It is approximately 36 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish and Yellow Perch. Not into fishing, worry not. We have have 2 kayaks, a paddle boat, canoe, fire pit perched just feet from the shoreline, a fully stocked kitchen, washer dryer, wrap around deck, cross country ski’s, board games, corn hole, hammocks, cards, 2 stories, master bed on the main floor, 2 bedrooms on the upper floor with accompanied bunks, queen and full mattresses, always fresh linens, walk in shower on the first floor, half bath on the second floor, free Wi-Fi & cable TV if you get tired of the great outdoors, or simply prefer to just relax and take in the views from the living room sofa. kick your feet back watch the game or enjoy a well deserved afternoon siesta while the kids attempt to start their first forest fire and or lose the the family dog which from our experience most often either come back on their own accord, or via a friendly neighbor from which they've just finished extorting for treats and pats. Come on by and Let our beloved old family pup Toby aka Tobes aka big boss of the North greet you with open paws. Your adventure awaits.
    Northern Michigan hospitality at its finest, some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Our property is steps away from a beach leading into the majestic Spider Lake, which extends out into 8 legs with a main body joining the lake to resemble that of a spider. Removed from any city noise, serene, tranquil, wilderness awaits. Loads of bike trails, walking trails, rivers, parks, and just a picturesc 20 minute drive into the beautiful town of Traverse City.
  • The scenery is beautiful. There were so many things that we could do - paddle boat, kayak, have a fire, play games.

    Samantha2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Loved the private cove. Enjoyed coffee on the dock every morning, drinks at night, and a camp fire to top it off. We enjoy cooking and grilling and the house was very well stocked. Had a wonderful visit.

    Steven2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Cute cabin in a beautiful location! Lots of amenities and everything you need for a nice quiet getaway!

    Alexandra2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location with amazing wrap around deck, firepit and dock to enjoy the lake. The house is spacious and clean. It makes for a great getaway with friends!

    Michele2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • The place was clean, quaint, and stocked with basic toiletries. Use of the boats was wonderful and our host pointed out a tiny little island in the lake that we loved.

    Lauren2019-09-06T00:00:00Z
  • Toby’s place is absolutely amazing. It is very spacious, clean, and lots of things to do around. The lake is very nice. We had a lot of fun using kayaks, canoe, and the boat. We had a great time staying there. I highly recommend his place.

    Mehdi2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful summer vacation in this space! The house/kitchen are very well stocked and in a great location. You can’t swim right off the dock but great swimming and fun is just a short paddle away to party island. We enjoyed exploring spider lake on the kayaks. The host is super friendly and responsive. I highly recommend this place!

    Elizabeth2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Great place great location and great for kids. Lots to see and do right there on the property.

    Erica2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    3

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Newly updated 900 sq ft lakefront cottage on 1.86 acres. The cottage has 1 bedroom (queen bed), full sofa bed and twin sofa bed in living room, 1 bath with shower, stackable washer/dryer, A/C (in bedroom) and sleeps up to 5 people. There is a full kitchen with Stove/Oven, Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee maker, and kitchen essential including dishes, silverware, cookware, cups, glasses and table with seating for 4. Private deck has additional seating for 4 with table and a charcoal grill.
    Full access to the house and property; Our check in time is 3pm and check out is at 11 am. Linens & pillows are provided as well as extra blankets. You'll need to bring beach and bathroom towels. Well behaved Pets are welcome $20 per day per pet. Also 24ft pontoon boat available for rent on site $300 per day or $1200 weekly includes 10 gallons of gas + optional 2 person tube is extra $50. The water has a sandy beach and great place to relax or let the kids play!
    Neighborhood is relatively quite and family oriented.
  • This was a great place to stop on our road trip around Michigan. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, cups, silverware, etc. The TV had a good selection of channels. The best part of the place is the outdoor space- there is a fire pit in the backyard, paddle boat to use and a pontoon boat and kayaks to rent! Angela was an awesome host and was very responsive.

    Megan2019-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Simple , easy , great

    Abigail2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Enjoyed our stay on Rennie Lake! Nice deck off the cottage and an additional deck overlooking the water. The beach was sandy. Small but very clean and just the right size for us!

    Bridget2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great cabin on a very peaceful lake. Wife and I had a great week staying here while exploring Traverse City and the surrounding areas. We didn't spend much time at the cabin during the day due to all of the activities we had planned, but would not have had a problem just sitting on the back porch for hours on end. This was a wonderful cabin to use as a home base for our trip. Highly recommend for staying in TC while wanting to stay outside of town.

    Dean2019-06-25T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great time at the house. The lake is beautiful and very quiet. We enjoyed exploring the lake on the kayaks and swimming at the little beach area. The house was clean, comfortable and had all basic necessities, but you should plan to bring a lot of your own supplies (towels, TP, salt and pepper, spices, cooking oil) etc. The general area is quiet and feels very "up north" but you're only 15 minutes to downtown TC. I would definitely recommend this place!

    Elizabeth2019-06-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great cottage as advertised, would definitely recommend. View of the lake was great! Zero issues.

    Austin2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Angela’s cottage for MDW with four adults and three small dogs and it was the perfect size for us considering we were out of the house exploring most of each day. The mornings and evenings enjoying a meal or drink on the back deck or out by the fire pit was perfect. We will definitely be making a trip back up to the Traverse City area and would consider staying here again for sure.

    Sophie2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • We were very happy with our stay at Angela's place. The house was clean and was exactly what we expected based on the pictures. The firepit and lake area were relaxing and we enjoyed our evenings at the cabin. Angela was responsive to our questions and suggestions of things to do in the area. I would recommend this house for a nice family vacation.

    Cara2018-08-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    2-Story Cottage: SLEEPS 12 (1,200 sq. ft) 3 bedrooms Cabin # 5 on Spider Lake newly updated- 1 queen pillow top bed on main floor, 2 queen beds in bedroom #2, roll-a-ways, 2 full beds in bedroom #3 upstairs, window air conditioner in living room and both upstairs bedrooms, 1 bathroom with new shower, 1/2 bathroom upstairs, washer/dryer, gas grill, picnic table, fantastic lake views. SHARED lakefront, fire pit, and sun deck. View calendar for up to date pricing, off season/holiday specials.
    Spider Lake is in the heart of "Northern Michigan" and is only minutes from downtown Traverse City, the dunes, casinos, skiing, snowmobiling and wineries. We offer great fishing or just a place to relax. We have amazing Fall colors. Come see us!
    Our neighborhood is made up of a close group of friends who own cabins that make up an association, a resort community. We are family oriented and do not allow bachelor or bachelorette parties!
  • The space was so accommodating and clean! We truly enjoyed ourselves at this stay and the hosts made sure that we had everything we needed in the home. Will definitely be returning in the summer to enjoy the lake!

    Alyssa2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This was a very nice cabin with a great view. Everything was very comfortable and clean. Had a great weekend away!

    Emily2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very comfortable and relaxing stay over New Years! The place was clean and cozy with everything we needed!

    Sonya2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • This is a good place to stay for a bigger group of people. Felt at home.

    Scott2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, comfy and inviting. We loved using the community bonfire and got use out of the nice grill. Beds and couches were super comfy! Thanks Donald, for letting us stay at the cabin! We’ll definitely be back.

    Taylor2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular view of Spider Lake. 2 great swings to utilize. Nice full sized deck for all cabins to share. Patio furniture & grill outside (even though we didn't use as we were on the go). The inside was very homey. Comfortable beds, tv's in every room, heater worked well, great kitchen with all the appliances needed. My first trip to Michigan did not disappoint. I would look to reserve this cabin again.

    Lyn2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • We loved staying at the cabin on Spider Lake and we are now putting it on our annual trip list to come back and visit. The colors this time of year are worth every penny. We had such a great stay at Don & Cindy’s. Definitely loved the easy check in and stay process! We truly felt like we were on vacation and didn’t have to worry about anything. Thank you for being such great hosts. My mom and I can’t wait to come back again.

    Erika2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • Myself and seven long time friends had an amazing fall ladies weekend at spider lake! The community of cabins is so cute and quaint. Very comfy beds, great views of the water, and not a far drive from T.C., everything you could ever want from a cozy up north cabin! Don and Cindy were so accommodating and very easy to communicate with. Thank you for everything!

    Leah2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    3

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    Discover a lakefront Northern Michigan paradise, escape your everyday worries and connect to the outdoors at this 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental cabin, which sleeps 7 in Traverse City. This rustic home rests directly against Island Lake within the Traverse City State Forest and offers 2,008 square feet of comfortable, newly updated living space. A beautiful, quiet forested environment with easy access to nearby attractions makes this home the perfect getaway for friends and family!
    Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: King Bed | Bedroom 3: Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed | Bedroom 4: Twin-Over-Queen Bunk Bed | Living Room: Pullout Queen Bed Enter into the home’s mudroom, walk down the hall past the children’s play area and large bookshelf, to discover the warm, welcoming family room. Comfortable leather seating, a gas-burning stove fireplace and a 40-inch flat-screen Smart TV create the ideal space for you to unwind during your downtime. The family room opens into the immaculate, fully equipped kitchen, which features an expansive center-island sink and bar counter, modern stainless steel appliances and a separate cocktail bar with glass cabinet. Enjoy the chef’s-quality appliances and whip up tasty, home-cooked meals! Move freely into the formal dining room, with an elegant finished-wood table that seats 6 underneath a hanging lantern. Uncork a bottle of wine, sit back and share memorable dining experiences with your travel companions! After your meal, step down into the quiet living room, where you can take a break and relax on the 2 leather loveseats. As the evening approaches, mix your favorite cocktails and step outside to the back patio. Enjoy your drink on the picnic bench, before starting a bonfire in the fire pit against the shoreline to finish your night sharing conversation under the stars. Spend your vacation days exploring the lake and surrounding wildlife. The property provides 2 kayaks and a rowboat so that you can launch your daily excursions from your private dock! Return home after an adventure-filled day and drift off to quiet slumbers in one of the home’s cozy bedrooms. The master bedroom and second bedroom both feature king-sized beds, and the 2 remaining bedrooms both have bunk beds that are perfect for younger travelers. Wake up feeling refreshed and prepare for another exciting day with a shower in one of the home’s pristine bathrooms!
    Spend your vacation days relaxing, reconnecting with nature and exploring the scenic State Forest beauty along Island Lake. As you explore the Island Lake waters, you’ll find the island which gives the lake its name. On the island, you can even catch a glimpse of an active Bald Eagle's nest, established 3 years ago! The property offers easy access to various trail systems running throughout the State Forest, so you can spend days exploring the beautiful wildlife by foot or bike. For a cultural experience away from the forest, drive about 20-minutes to downtown Traverse City, which rests against the West Arm Grand Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan. Finish your vacation by treating yourself to a day out on the town. Grab a craft beer at North Peak or The Workshop Brewing Company, check out the National Cherry Festival, enjoy dinner at Georgina’s then see a show at the City Opera House.
  • Nice house and location for families with little ones. The lake was clean with a sandy bottom. Also close enough to Traverse City for eating out and shopping. We all thought the kitchen and familyroom and location were the highlights. There were 2 tvs but only 1 worked. Really no one wanted to watch much television anyway.

    Barbara2019-08-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to rent

    Michael2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great fun, beautiful location with outstanding views and clean space. Lovely neighbors as well.

    Jessica2019-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great house for our family vacation, and was in a perfect location in Traverse City.

    Albert2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location. The lake is as beautiful as the home. We felt drawn to stay around the house more than we might typically do, because it was so lovely. The location is close enough to Traverse City to enjoy but far enough away to get the peace of up north. We used the row boat for fishing adventures that landed us several big large mouth bass as eagles flew overhead.

    Suzanne2018-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great cabin in a great location. Peaceful, quiet and friendly. The Lake water is warm in September.

    Erika2018-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful location. The photos represented the house well. The house was roomy, providing both privacy and large common spaces. It was not too far from Traverse City, so going into town was still an option. The house was well equipped with games, movies, kayaks and more. I would definitely go back again.

    Lynn2017-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    4

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    This campsite is about 350' NE of our home and we've always thought it was a special place, especially when the leaves are thick and the ferns are high. You'll need to bring your own tent, inflatable mattress, and sleeping stuff (the deck is 8'x8' and my tent and the table ware is just for illustration). Included is the pictured deck, table, stools, raised fire-pit (plenty of wood handy), and other campsite stuff. The outdoor shower and composting commode were added April 2019.
    We've lived on this 30 acres property for 40 years, and this little spot 350' to the northeast has always been a favorite of mine. I always wanted to build a Japanese Teahouse here, it's just very tranquil amid three large Black Cherry trees. So now, it's yours. It's really quiet back in our woods and surprisingly bug free too. You might hear the coyotes singing at night or you might hear the Peacock or donkeys from across the road (1400' away).
    We are pretty rural, it's quiet at night, and our sky is pretty much yard light-free. We have neighbors 1000' feet away. Our road is gravel (1/2 mile to pavement). We have great neighbors involved with horses and small agriculture and you might meet them if you go for a walk. There's a new indoor riding arena about 1 mile away! We have 30 acres+ that you can poke around in.
  • We came to camp for my boyfriends birthday & Dennis was so kind & the place was just lovely. It is super cute , and we were provided with wood , matches, water, advice / directions, and more. He went above and beyond & we really enjoyed our time there. He also makes amazing home made healthy food bars that I plan to get more of :) We will definitely be back.

    Koty2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • The tea house is an awesome place to camp! If you like to get away from crowds in a quiet beautiful place, this is for you. Dennis was great

    Luke2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Nice little spot in the woods!

    Patrick2019-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot for rustic camping, it was so pretty and they have great amenities to make it even better!

    Madison2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfectly quiet!

    Shirley2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • Cool place, would visit again!

    Brian2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Campsite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Kingsley, MI, United States

    *June, July, August bookings include the pontoon for the entire stay for no extra cost* Rent our lakefront cottage on Spider Lake with 60 feet of private beach with an absolutely beautiful setting, christened by gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. It's less than 11. 5 miles from downtown Traverse City, and there's year round availability for rental in any season.
    Enjoy this getaway home on Spider Lake with 60 feet of private beach; an absolutely beautiful setting from sunrise to sunset. It's the perfect place to stay in any season, only 11.5 miles from downtown Traverse City, and well-protected from claustrophobic downtown traffic. The home is only a short hop from all the luxuries of Traverse City, including extravagant wineries, breathtaking sights, incredible restaurants, and endless outdoor attractions including Turtle Creek Casino in range of a short Uber or Lyft drive. Your group can split a $15-$30 Uber or Lyft and be downtown in minutes. Bask in the sun or use the included kayaks and paddleboats on the lake in summer, enjoy the beautiful northern Michigan color change, or enjoy ski resorts, snowmobile trails nearby coming back to your indoor fireplace. Immerse yourself in the beauty of lakeside nature among the loons, swans, ducks, cranes, and deer. Fish off the dock, or kayak and pontoon on the lake without having to transport equipment anywhere for launch. Bask in the summer sun on the lake, enjoy the golden Michigan woods in the glow of autumn, or come back to your cozy indoor fireplace for hot cocoa after a day on the ski slopes or snowmobile trails. Plus, just a few meters off your beach is a tiny island easily accessible by kayak or paddle-boat. Bring supplies to spend the day swimming, have a campfire under the stars, hang a kayak for a nap, or play volleyball out on the sandbar. The house has multiple decks and patios to enjoy, one with a large outdoor grill, a beautiful courtyard, and a fire pit. There's another beach-side fire pit near the dock for a cozy night of stargazing beside the lake. The interior is fully furnished with a washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, and oven. We provide all kitchen utensils, and the cupboards are stocked with spices and cooking sprays. There's also central air for those hot summer nights, and a powerful furnace for cold winter nights. Sleep comfortably in one of four queen bedrooms, including a luxurious master bedroom and a fun room with bunk beds -- complete with two and a half bathrooms, and plenty of closet and drawer space. There are also two pull out couches with a queen mattress in the living room, upping the bed capacity to 10 people. We have lots of board games for all ages to enjoy. Also we have city maps of Traverse City and menus from local restaurants so you can make dinner plans from the lake-house. Check in with us to ask about our boat rental as well, we have competitive rates for our pontoon boat which is docked right on the property. I'm sorry but we don't allow pets at this property. *Other things to note* We have a max of 10 occupants, including adults and children. We have a max of 4 cars that are allowed, 2 must be in the garage, the other 2 can park in the driveway. We cannot have anyone park on the road or the neighbors yard. This is family setting lake cottage so we don't allow parties and have a quiet time after 10pm to meet township and short-term rental guidelines.
    This house is located in a private little neighborhood in the Forest Lakes area. The houses on the street are spread out enough that you're never disturbed (but it's not quite a cabin-in-the-woods scenario). You'll have plenty of privacy and isolation on the scenic lake, and most of your contact with the neighbors will be waves from the passing boats. For those with kids, there are a couple of small parks with playgrounds less than two miles away (one even has a beachfront for swimming!). And downtown Traverse City is a short 10 minute drive away, so you're close enough to civilization to spend a day shopping, barcrawling, swimming in the bay, or touring the many wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
  • We had a wonderful time staying at Brenden home. The home was clean and comfortable. There is plenty of room for multiple families to stay and sleep comfortably. The views were absolutely gorgeous! We stayed during the winter and got hit with heavy snowfall. The driveway was plowed before we even woke up! Brenden stayed in close communication with us the whole weekend assuring that we were happy with our stay. Would absolutely visit here again!!!!

    Melissa2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Brenden is an amazing host! Very accommodating and thoughtful! The house was very clean, well decorated, and fully stocked. The bedroom off the garage (with three beds) doesn't have a bathroom on the same level so plan accordingly. The house has a gorgeous view and is very close to snowmobiling and about 25 minutes to downtown TC.

    Andrea2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a great place to stay in winter! The views are glorious. The place was perfect. An issue arose and the host was on it immediately.

    Travis2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here! The space was great and the location was very close to our skiing place and Traverse City.

    Alexandra2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • The house really felt like a home and was the perfect place for my family to celebrate Christmas. The house was clean and nicely decorated. The beds and sofas were so comfortable and the fireplace warmed the room. Brenden surprised us with a Christmas tree which was wonderful to walk in to. The place exceeded our expectations and felt comfortable from the moment we arrived. We will definitely be back in warmer weather.

    Amber2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Brenden got in touch with me a few weeks before we arrived in Traverse City with all kind of useful information. It was the little touches like this that made our trip that much easier.

    Julie2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful home with a beautiful location. Has literally everything you need in the kitchen. My boyfriend and I loved this spot so much and would highly recommend it and stay there again! Thank you so much Brenden for everything! Brenden was nice enough to let us have an early check in because no one was there the day before and let us stay an hour later for check out. He was extremely generous and answered all my questions quickly! Loved everything about this place — I have no complaints.

    Theresa2019-12-18T00:00:00Z
  • We decided to get a place over Thanksgiving to celebrate my mother-in-law’s big birthday! The house has a great location on a lake and close to Traverse City. The stay was perfect, everyone in our group loved the charm of the house and kept reminding me to save this location. The owners were super easy to get ahold of, provided quick responses, knew the area, and provided us with great tips about the town. We were able to check in and out at a time that suited us because no other guest had booked the house at that time. You never know what kind of cook wear a house will have, we were pleasantly surprised that it had nearly everything we need to have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner!

    Nicole2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    4

    Traverse City, MI, United States

    The TeaCup Inn Traverse City is a quaint (500sqft) completely remodeled cottage, 500 ft from Arbutus Lake. It's surrounded by summer cottage lake resorts! The cozy cottage includes two adult kayaks for your enjoyment. Stroll down the road,launch and enjoy a day on beautiful Arbutus Lake. Come home and grill dinner on the porch and s’mores by the bonfire! The BEST Up-North ambiance! The Teacup is a quick 15 minute drive to downtown TC and the beautiful Traverse Bays, 20 minutes to the GLEF.
    If you love lake breezes, campfire smells, and the complete Up-North cottage resort feeling this is the place for you! Drive 15 minutes to Downtown Traverse City while staying in an area of hiking trails, inland fishing lakes, kayaking, motor boating , jet skiing and resorts galore! The Teacup Inn is situated in an area of Traverse City that is known for the great inland fishing lakes, older and newer cottage communities and great trails for hiking and horseback riding. There is a propane grill and fire pit on the property for you to enjoy along with two adult kayaks.
    The area is located in an older summer cottage community in Traverse City! It is surrounded by a great bunch of inland lakes and provides the best up-north ambiance! Its just a short drive to downtown and so many other of Northern Michigan's treasures! Spend days at the Sleeping Bear Dunes, float the Platte River, visit Mackinac, or enjoy many of TC's Festivals with only a short drive to get you there! FESTIVITY DATES FOR 2020 TC CHERRY FESTIVAL JULY 4TH-11TH GLEF FESTIVAL (WILLIAMSBURG) JULY 1ST-AUG 9TH TC SPRING HORSE SHOW JUNE 9TH-21ST TC BAYSHORE MARATHON MAY 23RD TC FILM FESTIVAL JULY 28TH-AUG 2ND LELAND WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL JUNE 13TH TC OLD TOWN ARTS & CRAFT FAIR JUNE 28TH MI BREWERS GUILD SPRING BEER FESTIVAL MAY 16TH NORTHWEST MICHIGAN FAIR AUG 9TH-15TH ACME FALL FESTIVAL SEPT 26TH M-88 BELLAIRE OUTDOOR MARKET TOUR JUNE 20TH RUBBER DUCKY FEST AUG 10TH-16TH PADDLE ANTRIM SEPT 2020
  • The cottage was the perfect size for our stay in Traverse City. It was close enough to the downtown and we enjoyed being among nature.

    Michaelene2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Exceptionally clean, comfortable space. Close enough to Traverse City to spend time there while having a quiet refuge.

    Daniel2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage was delightfully clean, cozy, and easy to find. My wife and I were happy to come home to this cozy little cottage after all of our adventures throughout Traverse City (very easy drive) and all of the great surrounding areas!

    Aaron2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Tracey was awesome to deal with, the place is just as it looks in the pictures. Great spot about 15-20 minutes from downtown Traverse city, Arbutus lake was right down the road and is also beautiful!

    Chris2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great time and place was great. Close to town and lake for the pup to swim in! Would recommend!

    Mike2019-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is the cutest! It’s just like the pictures online. The host Tracey added some warm and welcoming touches too! It’s in a great location and close to Traverse City. The place is sparkling clean and brand new. Tracey responds fast to all needs and provides helpful info about the area upon request. It was great!

    Vickie2019-09-12T00:00:00Z
  • The teacup inn was a great place for us to stay on our long weekend in Travers City. The inn is about 15 min south from Travers City, and was a great home base for our excursions. The inn was in a quiet secluded areas, which we enjoyed. Tracy was a wonderful host and very attentive. She even left us little cheery welcoming snacks. We would consider staying at the teacup inn again given the opportunity.

    Tiffany2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Tracey is a fantastic and attentive host. The Teacup was charming and absolutely spotless! We needed some extra bedding, but couldn't find it. Tracey immediately sent some over as well as gifts of juice and muffins. She double checked to make sure we had everything to make our stay delightful. I would most definitely recommend this property and it's host!!!

    Jo2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Traverse City, MI, United States

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