Maple Woods Cottage is a private, family-owned retreat on Bass Lake, a 100 acre all-sports lake. Much of the lake's shoreline is dedicated to a state park, which makes it a sanctuary for wildlife, including loons, herons, white-tailed deer, raccoons, beavers, and a variety of game fish such as bass, walleye, pike, perch and bluegill. The lake is a ideal for swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, and tubing. We provide a fishing boat w/motor for summer fun. In the winter, the Bass Lake area is known for snow-skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. Fall and Spring are gorgeous! We are just minutes from the Interlochen Center for the Arts (unequaled for its Summer Arts Festival), Traverse City, Grand Traverse Bay, Crystal Mountain Ski & Golf Resort, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, quaint villages of Leland and Sutton's Bay, over 18 wineries, concert halls, Leelanau Sands Casino, award-winning golf courses, Little Betsie River and Lake Michigan.
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring are all perfect seasons for a vacation here! No Smoking/No Pets!
Amenities: 1 king, 2 queens, 3 twins, 1 sleep sofa (2 Pack 'n Plays available). Paddlefans; A/C upstairs; 4 boats (fishing boat w/ motor, pedal boat, 4 kayaks); sandy beach/sandy bottom lake; playground/swing set/slide; bikes. 3 TVs, 2 VCRs, 3 DVDs, Wave Stereo Radio w/CD Player, Wi-Fi Internet. Dock for our boats or yours. Rope/tube provided, floating dock, beach toys, croquet, horseshoes and badminton. Master bedroom suite is downstairs, 2 bedrooms (one a second master) and den up. All linens provided. Separate living/TV areas (1 up, 1 down). Both bathrooms have shower and tub. Clothes washer/dryer, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dish washer, freezer, 2 gas grills, iron & board, microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster. Air-conditioning (upstairs) and central heat. Gas fireplace.
What a great honeymoon, family vacation, adult get-a-way, or reunion spot-any season!
Porch/deck chairs include 3 rockers, 4 Adirondacks and table/4 chairs on lakefront porch/deck, 2 chairs on back/wood-side porch, 4 lounge chairs, 4 Adirondack chairs, and table w/4 chairs on patio as well as 8+ deck/beach chairs for the sand, yard or dock. Great bench on the dock.
Activities: Area: Swimming, golfing, tennis, water-skiing, tubing, boating, fishing, canoeing, jet-skiing, rafting, birding, wineries, wildlife seeking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, sunning, shopping, antiquing, museums, sightseeing, snow-skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, ice-fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, fossil-hunting, shelling, Northern Lights watching (great location when the conditions are right!), grilling a steak, sitting around the fire pit and roasting marshmallows...you'll never run out of things to do. On the other hand...rock on the porch or sit on the dock (or in front of the fire), sip a cool drink and read a book from sun-up to sun-down.