TRAVERSE CITY: BEST BEACH: LOG CABINS: QUIET & SECLUDED ON SPIDER LAKE

Kathy & Rolf Schliess

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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TRAVERSE CITY: BEST BEACH: LOG CABINS: QUIET & SECLUDED ON SPIDER LAKE

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7 Log Cabins on a Private Peninsula

Reserve this property for your family reunion ( or just one cabin for your family ) and here is what you will get... Your own Private Peninsula - off the highway, in the woods, on the lake.. at the end of the road, quiet, private and secluded. Seven Cabins, Seven Row Boats - 3 with 5hp outboard motors for fishing and an 8 passenger pontoon boat for exploring the 459 acres of Spider Lake with all of it's bays, coves, islands, sandbars and sandy bottom warm swimming holes. Read our 40+ reviews at property # 158840 & look at the RATES section to see what we have open each week. We have all sizes of places around the lake, so let us know what you are looking for. Sorry, no pets on the property please.. not even to visit ..thanks !

Family Quallity Time: Bring the family up for some quality time. Bring them to a place that time forgot. Remember going up north to the lake as a child? Well bring your children to the same place. Bring them to a place for some good ole fashion R & R. Bring your favorite board games, books, deck of cards, beach toys and fishing poles. I bet they don't ask for a TV all week... a miracle... After fishing, and swimming and chasing each other around, after dinner and a bonfire with roasted marshmallows and s'mores... they'll hit the hay and never even notice the TV is not there. Rainy day -- that's when the games come out... or a trip to town to the Children's Museum - waves of wonder, or just a wet day outside... even if it wasn't raining, they'd be wet... right?!!! Rainy days are when the fish bite best... so hopefully you'll get at least one while you are here. We love pets, BUT they are not allowed on the property and will be asked to leave.

Scrapbook Weekends: Fall, Winter & Spring: Did you know that 'Girls just wanna have fun! ' Well gather up your friends, sisters, mothers and neighbors! and choose either a Scrapbook or Sewing Weekend Retreat! Come and Scrapbook your Family Memories... This is where you get to have all the fun, work on a project or take a class and learn something new with all the girls! No cooking, No cleaning, No husbands or kids (bless their hearts!) The work room is open from Friday 2pm 'til Sunday 2pm - come and go as you please.... Six fabulous meals provided! With Dessert, Treats, Snacks & Beverages. Eight weekends per year to choose from - contact me and I'll set you up! Kathy

You don't need the whole family to:: Come up to the North Woods for a Color Tour Weekend - everywhere you go up here is a 'Color Tour' - cruise the lake on a pontoon boat (rentals available here) visit a winery, casino, or fabulous restaurant - we have plenty in the area. Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails nearby for a real color tour thru the Pere Marquette State Forest. This cabin will accommodate one couple, and we have 7 cabins here - and we have other accommodations on Spider Lake for larger groups too. September 13, 14, 15 Traverse City is hosting it's 4th annual Epicurean Classic - 80 events including: Classes, Demos, Tastings and Dinners. Ask about our 3 night packages that include: 3 nights accommodations for 2 people - a Traverse City Cherry Pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company, 2 tickets to the Tasting Pavilion, your choice of Friday or Saturday 12 noon - 4pm, a Cozy Log Cabin with Fireplace viewable from bed with special linens and comforters and your own private Hot Tub on the Screened in Porch !

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Kathy & Rolf Schliess

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We came to Harolds Resort in the Fall of 1989 and fell in love with it and the whole area - found out it was 'For Sale' - bought it and moved here in April 1990.

Kathy & Rolf Schliess purchased this cabin in 1990

At the end of the road, off the highway, in the woods ! When you are here you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. But easy access to Traverse City and all the wonderful things it has to offer.

No TV's, No Microwaves - Just good ole fashion family fun ! Swimming, Fishing, Bon Fires - just as you remember from your own childhood !

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180339
+1 2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids
5

Love it!

  • 5 of 5
We love Harold's Resort! It is peaceful and private. An "unplugged" week with family is priceless. We swam (love the water and beach), fished right from the shore, saw turtles, took out the row boat, swam more and even had a pontoon ride with Rolf. My daughter and I really liked the visits from Buffy(RIP) too. There is no better place for a family vacation! We can't wait to stay again! Thank you Kathy and Rolf!!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do you find yourself telling the kids turn off the TV to go out side and play ? Well we have done the turning off the TV for you... Everyone can "go outside and play here - Swim, Splash, Make a Sand Castle, Fish right off Shore or go out in your own Row Boat and "catch a big one" ! The kids will be getting plenty of Up North Fresh Air and by the time the Fire burns down in the Community Bon Fire Pit - they will be exhausted and forget that TV... at least for a week... This is the Simple Life - the Summer at the Cottage that you remember when you were a child -- no TV, no Microwave, the log and knotty pine Cabin on the lake - lots of trees and sand, the chipmunks, the woodpeckers, the muskrat that hangs out around here ( some kids think it's a baby beaver ! and that's ... OK ) and Yes .. there is indoor plumbing and even Cold and HOT water !! in fact some of the cabins even have the Water Heater right on the bathroom for "instant" hot water. Bring your own sheets and towels - when you are laying in bed on your own sheets and your own towels are hanging in the bathroom - it will feel like your own Cabin in the Woods - at least for your week it will be...
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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Auburn Hills, Michigan
5

Such a Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My girlfriend prodded me into taking a vacation during the time that she was off work. She works for a school system, so we found ourselves leaving town during Presidents' Day weekend. I left all of the planning up to her; she said that she found a cute little place for us to stay up north, and, for what it was worth, I was excited.

We arrived on Friday afternoon and pulled up to our new home for the weekend. I found it hard to keep my mouth shut: I asked her if 'that was the shipping container that we'd be sleeping in.'

Oh my, how I was wrong. Yes, the cabin looks tiny and metal on the outside. It's far from that once approached. As I walked up to the door, my apprehension turned to absolute delight.

We walked in to our adorable little weekend home and settled in. Harold's Resort Cabin #6 has a delightfully cozy bed (I'm pretty sure they put pillows under the sheets, because I've never slept so soundly) a cute little kitchen with gas stoves (I don't even have gas stoves at home!) and adorable decorations everywhere. There's a gas fireplace that keeps the place toasty-warm at all times, too!

We spent the long weekend here, exploring traverse city, snowboarding at Caberfae, hiking through the northern wilderness, and just enjoying our time together.

I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to get close to their significant other. It is absolutely beautiful up there; so much so that it defies words. Kathy is amazing, and responded immediately to our inquiries.

I could not have imagined a more perfect vacation. I can't wait to stay there again.

-Kevin V. and Mary L.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Franklin, MI
5

Just booked our return trip to Harold's

Just booked our return trip to Harold's
  • 5 of 5
I am so looking forward to returning to Harold's this coming July! We stayed in cabin #1 a few years ago and couldn't be more excited to be going back. I already am thinking about which board games to pack for family evenings spent playing games on the screened in porch. Harold's is a perfect family get away. The kids loved the beach and swim area. The water stays shallow for quite a distance so even younger swimmers can play without it being too stressful on mom and dad. During our last visit we went fishing almost ever day and didn't come in once without having caught at least some sunfish. My little guy fished right from shore and caught a small bass. A large turtle made a visit to the beach one afternoon to the thrill of our boys. Harold's is just a wonderful place to make family memories. It is not a fancy hotel with TV's in all the rooms. It is a place where life slows down and families reconnect. There is just nothing like waking in the morning to fresh air from the open window and the sound of the loons calling from the lake!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This family knows how to spend quality family time ... together. You don't have to drive or fly to a far away land. You don't have to go to a fancy five start hotel. Just drive north a few hours and you will be transported to a simpler quieter time, where families, couples, kids find that good ole fashion fun is MORE FUN and MORE RELAXING and the Livin' is easy. Cooking your own meals... together, hanging out and playing beach games.. together, fishing... together... playing board & card games.. together... Exploring the surround areas.. Brown Bridge Quiet Area, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Grand Traverse Bay... together. Together... is a GOOD place to be !
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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect way to disconnect from the fast pace of our normaly world filled with facebook, internet, texting, cell, etc., and return to basics. Although our 13 year old was not excited at first....she was thrilled once we were in the middle of this wonderful vacation. The cabins are well maintained and perfect for a simple relaxing vacation. If you are expecting hotel quality it may not be what you are looking for. However, if you want to reconnect with your family and have some good old fashion fun.....THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is exactly what Harolds Resort is all about -- a place in the quiet woods, on the lake in the middle of nature to be together with friends & family-- brings out the "kid" we all have deep down inside !
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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
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Traverse City Northern Michigan
plainwell, mi
4

Harolds Resort

  • 4 of 5
We loved the lake.... the views of the lake from cabin #1 were very nice. If I am going to be totally honest, I wasn't in love with the cabin itself.... overall I would say it was pretty good, the kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed to prepare meals so that was great. the beds weren't bad.. the BATHROOM however was NOT GOOD. the ceiling was rotted and falling apart, the shower was really gross and the toilet kept running. Now, we know it's a rustic cabin and that was to be expected but maybe an update and cleaning in the bathroom would help. another thing that I was sad about was that kathy the owner seemed so friendly over E-mails when we were preparing to come and I was really looking forward to meeting both her and her husband. The one interaction we had with the owners was when my husband came down to the office to ask about the bonfire and he met Rolf. (sp) he was nice but we were really thinking that at some point we would receive a personal welcome from them aside from the note on the table. I just felt as though it was thier job to come introduce themselves to us as we were the guests. I am not saying we didn't have a good time, because we did.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traverse City: BEST BEACH: Log Cabins: Quiet & Secluded on Spider Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180339
+1 2319465219
Traverse City Northern Michigan
Michigan
5

That Up North Feeling

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at Harolds Resort twice over the past few years and are headed back again this week for a few days of R&R. The cabins and surroundings really give us that "up north" feeling we are looking for. Finding a cabin with a screened in porch isn't easy these days but Harolds has them. Spider lake is is beautiful. The no wake policy in the early morning and evenings makes for great fishing and peaceful lake time. Easy access to Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Dunes area caps it all off. You can't go wrong with a week at Harolds. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The "no wake policy" is one of the best things about Spider Lake. Keeps the lake extra quiet in the morning before 11 am and after 7:30 pm. Other things we love about Spider Lake -- Most of the home/cottage owners on the lake have not cut down all the trees between their house/cottage and the lake- when you are cruising around the lake - each one looks tucked away in the trees - for privacy and an "up north" wooded feeling. The lake is also fairly shallow ( 15' average) which helps the water warm up nice and quick in the Spring & Early Summer - it's ready to swim in by Memorial Weekend. Some property owners let the old/dead trees fall into the water along undeveloped waterfront to make places for fish to live & breed - making Spider Lake a good fishing lake -- all kinds of pan fish, bass, blue gill, n. pike etc.. And....you will not find a gas station or marina on this lake - no oil spills, means clear, clean sparkling water ! Rent a fishing boat, kayak or pontoon boat from us and explore the beautiful Spider Lake with all it's "legs", bays, coves and islands !
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport - TVC
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M-131 and M-113 - near Kingsley
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Peego's
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Mt. Holiday
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Elmbrook
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Peego's
Car: recommended

See prop id: 158840 for 49+ reviews ! Harolds Resort is just 12 miles SE of downtown Traverse City with easy access to town.. In 'town' you will find... fabulous restaurants, casinos, wineries, shopping, farm markets, golf - big & miniature, antique stores and more. On Grand Traverse Bay you can.. para-sail, tall ship sail, wind-surf, jet ski, 'deep sea' fish, & other water sports. Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore is a scenic 45 min drive to the west. Or just hang out here on the beach, watching the kids play in the nice sandy, shallow warm water, dig in the sand & catch fish right off shore ! You will receive detailed driving directions right to our Private Peninsula secluded in the woods... with your confirmation. They don't call this 'Tangle Town' for nothin - use my directions !

Other Activities: canoeing, river tubing

Golf: Love to Golf a different place everyday? Would you rather stay 'off the beaten path?' How about a Cabin in the Woods and on the lake ? Would you like to do a little boating or fishing in between rounds? Forget the Hotel on the Miracle Mile! Come stay - in the woods, off the highway and on the lake! You will only feel like you are in the middle of nowhere! There is easy access to town and all the Golf Courses you could possibly want... and they are all a scenic drive away!

Ski: Cross Country Skiing at it's best -- with all the natural snow Grand Traverse County gets, All the State Groomed Trails to use for free! - just grab your skis or snowshoes and come up to the woods-- get a pot of Chili cooking before you start out and it will be waiting when you get back - and so will your Fireplace, your Hot Tub and your Flannel Sheets and Down Comforter -- forget the 'Miracle Mile' of hotels, motels and restaurants.. stay out here, in the woods and close to nature. We have 4 of the 7 Cabins open in the Winter, and...Yes, we have downhill slopes nearby if that's your kind of skiing! There is something for everyone.

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Availability & Rates

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Traverse City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 13 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 14 2014 - Nov 10 2014
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates above are for various cabins - which ever is available for the dates - although there will sometimes be more than one available. We have 5 different size/shape of cabins each with their own rates - best to email me with the number of adults/children. Cabins have a 2, 4 or 6 person max- We have a SMALL STUDIO for $75 per night - Rates range from $75-$155 !

#6 = $75 and #4/5 w/hot tub=$155
Payment in full required to confirm stays of less than 7 nights.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm stays of 7 nights or more, with the balance and tax due 1 week prior to arrival.
Payment methods include:Check by Mail, CHASE BANK'S Quick Pay by email address or Credit Cards by phone - requires payment in full
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Amenities

Amenities

Traverse City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 522 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cabin # 1 - toilet , shower
  • All Cabins have a shower stall & their own Hot Water Heater. Cabin # 7 is the only one with a bathtub Bring your own: Sheets, Towels, Paper & Soap Products.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , bedroom gets curtained off from the main room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , bedroom gets curtained off from the main room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , each of 7 cabins different - contact us for details
  • Cabins 1-5 have two 'bedroom areas' that get curtained off from the main room at night giving the cabin a very open feeling. Each cabin has 2 beds - either queen or full- ask. Some have a futon sofa bed also - ask Cabins are set up for 2 adults and 2 children. Not much privacy for 2 couples sharing a cabin. Cabin # 6 - is a Cute and Adorable Little Studio - for 1 or 2 people - no room for a porta crib or baby . Cabin # 7 has 2 bedrooms, full bath, with 1 queen, 1 full and a full size futon sofa bed. Rate is for a family of 4 - $100 extra per person for person # 5/6.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Motorboat
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Summer Weekly Guests Bring: Your own Sheets, Towels, Soap & Paper Products, Charcoal, Groceries etc.. Already here: Equipped kitchens, Weber Charcoal Grill, Blankets, Pillows No pets on the property please Smokers are asked to please smoke on the porch or outside Private Hot Tubs on the porches of # 4/#5 are NOT operating in the summer
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