NORTHERN ENCLOSURE LODGE is a four season chalet located only five minutes from Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob ski areas and the quaint villages of Harbor Springs and Petoskey.
Northern Michigan, much admired for its superb skiing, is also known as a fabulous summer destination. Our home is within minutes of the beautiful sandy beach and dunes of Petoskey State Park on Lake Michigan.
We are close to many inland lakes and canals, ideal for swimming and boating; slow meandering streams, perfect for canoeing; and 20 championship golf courses. Many of our guests visit the famous tourist destination of Mackinac Island, located in the nearby Straits of Mackinac.
The chalet is a cozy, three level, rustic lodge. It features a loft with two bedrooms, a first floor master bedroom, and a walk-out lower level with another bedroom. There are two bathrooms, utility area, and a large rec/media room that will accommodate your entire party.
We are a family of die-hard Northern Michigan lovers that discovered this wonderful area as Honeymooners in 1969 and have returned every summer and winter since. We finally were able to purchase our own retreat and keep finding new places and experiences as well as frequenting old favorites!
Bill and Chris Nixon purchased this chalet in 1991
We were drawn to this house because of it's great location , the skiing and summer activities, the relaxed atmosphere, and yes, I confess, I love knotty pine! After many upgrades over the years , I feel that we have established an atmosphere that not only we enjoy but others will as well when they visit.
Make your own memories in this wonderful area from our comfortable and cozy lodge. Children love the loft and judging from our now 3 or 4 guest memory books, all seem to enjoy their stays.
Thanks so much to all of you for choosing N.E.L. and returning , some of you, year after year. We are entering our 20th season ( unbelievable ) and are on our 4th guest book, which in themselves, offer such entertaining reading and record of memories shared. Hope you can return to make more!
Bill & Chris