We visited the cottage after Christmas and didn't want to leave! The house was spotless when we arrived. The kitchen was stocked with cooking and eating materials: pots, pans, plates, silverware and anything else we needed. The bedrooms and bathrooms were all fully stocked and very welcoming with the homey quilts on them. It was ideal to just be able to drop our bags and immediately sit down on the couch and relax.
Since we arrived at night, our first view of the lake came in the morning. The view was stunning. We spent a lot of time simply looking out the window and taking in the view. Since it was December and very cold, we only went for one walk but it was great to be able to walk along the water and look at the scenery.
When we wanted to go out and experience the area, we drove into Petoskey. Downtown Petoskey is very cute and there were many shops and restaurants to visit. In addition, we went skiing one day.
In short, we had a wonderful time and raved about the location and the cottage to all of our friends. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a beautiful and quiet Northern Michigan get away. I am looking forward to going back. Soon.