Location: Kalkaska, Northwest, Michigan, USA (35 min Traverse City, 40 minutes Petosky, 20 minutes Grayling, 15 minutes Mancelona or Kalkaska)
Year Round Accommodations: Two story cottage, two bedrooms, loft, one bath (sleeps 6 Adults)
Manistee Lake, Kalkaska County is nestled in the vacation heartland of the lower peninsula of Michigan.
This is a very family friendly and BABY friendly cottage. Leave your pack and play, boppie and exersaucer, stroller and high chair at home. We know from experience how crazy life with a new baby can be, please leave the baby essentials at home and get away with the family for the weekend. We have most of the baby essentials onsite. A family fun weekend is no problem here.
We provide a year round cottage with room to sleep as many as 6 people comfortably. The cottage has a full updated kitchen, bath, shower, living/dining areas, two bedrooms downstairs, baby crib and a full loft upstairs.
This channel lake property is open and spacious for outdoor summer or winter recreation activities. A platform dock is provided for great pan fishing for the kids. The accommodations are perfect for all ages for a relaxing vacation spent sun bathing, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, or enjoying a bonfire in peace and quiet. Perfect location for the Fall Colors.
40 Minutes from Boyne Mt, Shanty Creek / Schuss Mt
3 Miles from the Snowmobile Trail Head
Convenient party store within walking distance with great deli, pizza and hand packed ice cream cones!
There is a Public Boat Launch and Park just around the corner. Channel depth of water is 3-6ft with a minimum of 18inches going thru the culvert feeding the lake
Lots of state land nearby, for hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and dirt biking.
Linens Provided: Please bring beach towels
Large driveway with Storage Garage, Deck Chairs, Coolers, Misc Tools for repairs.
Boat Well included
2 Queen Beds
2 Twin Beds
1 Rollout Bed
1 Pack and Play
VCR and DVD (Family DVD’s and Movies provided)
Hill Billy Horseshoes
Board Games and Puzzles provided
Full Kitchen (everything you need, cooking utensils provided)
Gas BBQ Grill
Deck W/ Swing
Small Enclosed Fire Pit on Deck
Full Size Rope Hammock
Manistee Lake Channel: Cottage is located on quiet, peaceful canal, Platform dock excellent swimming, fishing, jet skiing, boating, relaxing, etc. 860 Acre All Sports Lake is just 900 ft by boat, down the canal and thru the tunnel. (kids love that part)
The Cottage lake lot is 120 feet deep and 62 feet wide. Cottage is 1200 sq ft, with full kitchen and great room that has a gorgeous cathedral window view. The Cottage is heated with a natural gas furnace for those cool days and evenings. Shaded picnic table, bonfire pit with benches for roasting your "dogs", "burgers", "marshmallows", etc,. Large lot to play games, relax, enjoy, etc.
Baby Friendly: Crib, Pack and Play, Exersaucer, Boppy, High Chair and Baby Swing on site.
Kid Friendly: Lots of board games, puzzles, fishing poles and basic tackle provided.
Sorry, no pets allowed for 2012
Smoking Not Allowed Inside Cottage, Please dispose of all butts.
Boating/Water Sports/ Swimming
Cross Country or Downhill Skiing
Rates-3 night minimum except:
Weekender Special, Check in Friday at 1pm till Sunday @ 11am for $225.00
April, May, Sept, Oct-$90/night
June, July, August, Nov-$95/night
Dec, Jan, Feb, March -$105/night
Holidays- Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, New Years-$115/night
Full Week Spring/Summer/Fall - Rates-Sunday 11am to Sunday 1pm
April, May, Sept, Oct-$575/week
June, July, August, Nov-$625/week
Full Week Winter-
Dec, Jan, Feb, March -$700/week
Holidays- Memorial Day, Labor Day, Christmas, New Years-$700/week;
Jul 4th Week- $750/week
$1500 for a month; $1700 for July Only
I do require a charge of $50 to $70 for cleaning and caretaker fee depending on amount f people and length of stay
$200.00 deposit required, balance is due 30 days prior to arrival
Personal check, money order, bank or credit union cashier check.
Reservations confirmed when checks clear.
5 Adults Maximum- Additional Adults-$25/day
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
My name is Mark, I'm an automotive designer by trade and a freelance portrait photographer and avid outdoorsman. I love being in northern Michigan.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2002
My family chose this location for our cottage because it is located in the perfect location for our family. It's not too far from anything summer or winter; fishing, ski resorts, snowmobile and motocross trails and it seems to be just 40 minutes from any type of recreation, the lake is beautiful for a year round cottage.
Perfect cottage just off the crazy side of the lake, Located on the main lake canal, there is lots of trees to keep it cool, total peace and quiet and the bad lake weather doesn't affect your stay. This cottage can sleep five adults plus kids easily. It is located in the middle of the northern Michigan snow belt so we have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground all winter long.