My husband & I spent our summers as kids "Up North" and we wanted to begin that tradition with our daughter as well. There is something magical about the Northwest corner of the state. We spent the week just after the 4th of July weekend at the Platte Lake Lodge & Jeff was a fantastic host.
The Cabin & Amenities:
Jeff has done a fantastic job with the property and developed three separate living structures. We referred to them as the main house , the loft and the guest house. Our daughter had a blast sleeping in each of them!
The main house is nicely decorated and appointed and has amazing views of the lake from the "Florida Room" and each of the bedrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have recently been remodeled and are very nice. We made good use of the Circulon pots and pans! ( Nice touch Jeff!).
The loft is nicely decorated and sits above the huge three car garage. It can easily .. and very comfortably sleep 6 people. It also has a huge TV with cable which our daughter loved. I think she actually slept on a different bed each night.
What we referred to as the "guest house" looked like it may have been the original garage and has been beautifully renovated into what may be the nicest sleeping quarters on the property. Plenty of windows, great airflow, great wood flooring and nicely decorated. It greatly exceeded our expectations. And yup ... our daughter slept here too!
The Outdoor Space:
My mother came up to Platte Lake Lodge for a couple days as well and we made great use of the pristine outdoor space. Frome the stone fire pit to the outdoor furniture , volleyball court, beach area and dock, this was where we spent most of our time. In the evenings it was sunsets & wine over a roaring fire and of course s'mores & hobo pies. I think we were outside around the campfire every night till well past midnight. It was magical.
Before moving out of Michigan 15 years ago, I spent a lot of time in this area of Michigan. I have been on Crystal & Glen lakes, but never Big Platte Lake ... I was missing out. The lake is perfectly sized and has a variety of habitats. There is a nature preserve on the Southeast side of the lake where the water is calm, clear and maybe 4-5 feet deep . It was a perfect place to go birding, turtle catching and just generally take in nature.
I'd write more but VRBO won't let me lol! Bottom line .. we would absolutely recommend!