Enjoy a memorable vacation at our cottage on Dayton Lake in Galien, MI, only a 90 minute drive from Chicago. The cottage is a fully furnished 6 year old lakefront cedar home on 6 acres of private wooded lot. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, an open living/dining/kitchen area, a brand new ('08) finished rec. basement and a large furnished 2nd floor loft (4th bedroom). The cottage sleeps a total of 12 people.
It is fully furnished with a country-rustic decor throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, utensils, etc., and has a solid wood dining table for 10. There is a large sofa and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. There's a big TV in the family room loft for your video games . The personal touches in decor along with the themed bedrooms give you the feeling of being in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy beautiful lake views from the living/kitchen area and wooded views from the bedrooms.
P.S. There are no neighbors in sight!
HOUSE DETAILS: The kitchen and living room have 8 foot sliding glass doors leading to a huge party deck for barbecues and watching the kids play out on the over 100 ft sand beach. There is a Weber gas grill for your use on the deck along with patio furniture and lawn chairs. There is a large gravel circle driveway leading to the house with room for parking.
***The basement was finished in '08 and has provided an extra 1700 sq feet of living space. There are two sitting areas, one in the rear of the basement and one towards the front, for watching TV on the large screen projection TV with satellite hook-up and including all of the movie channels. There is a pool table, electronic dart board, nice poker table, and a bar that converts to a craps, roulette, and blackjack table. Have fun!
No matter the season, there is always something to do.
THINGS TO DO---SUMMER: For your use, there is a folder filled with brochures of nearby places of interest and there are also local phone books with theatres, restaurants, and shopping. There are usually festivals and fairs happening in and around the area. In the Summer enjoy swimming and sunning on the approximately 100' sandy beach. There is a canoe and boat for your use for fishing or exploring the lake. Use the picnic table for a nice picnic on the beach. The large grassy areas near the house can be used to throw a Frisbee or ball around or to play lawn games like bocce ball, bean bags, or horseshoes...all available. Visit some nearby farmer's markets for the freshest fruits and vegetables, homemade jams and fresh baked pies and breads. Try the local wines at the three nearby wineries in the area or take the kids to the nearby Pottawatame Zoo, go horseback riding, or to the nearby Mishawaka, IN( and civilization) for some urban shopping and dining. New Buffallo Four Winds Casino & Resort nearby.
THINGS TO DO---FALL AND WINTER: In the Fall, go apple and pumpkin picking with the kids or for a hayride. Take in a Notre Dame game in South Bend, IN, only a 15 minute drive. Niles Haunted House Scream Park---Compare With Chicago Prices , Wineries: Tabor Hill And Roundbarn Winery
Winter offers the opportunity to go ice-fishing, ice-skating, and sledding on the lake and snow-mobiling on the abundant trails in the area. There are nearby sledding hills and a ski resort an hour away. There are many tree farms also to chop down your very own X-mas tree to take home. Come back and enjoy some hot chocolate or totties by the fire with your family as you watch the snow falling through the 2 large 8' patio doors.
New Buffallo Four Winds Casino & Resort Now Open
Other Activities: skiing, tubing in the winter.
Ski: Ski Resorts:
Timber Ridge - Kalamazoo
Swiss Valley - Jones
Bittersweet -- Otsego
Cannonsburg Ski Area - Cannonsburg
FIVE PINES MINISTRIES Tubing--20 minutes from house
Offers you and your family EXCITING winter enjoyment on their specially constructed 400-foot tubing hill. Grab one of their big, tough tubes and head for the hill. The tubing hill is even lighted for nighttime fun.
Love to cross country ski? Five Pines features one mile of groomed cross-country ski trails, with plenty of equipment available. Trails vary from hilly to flat open land in beautiful wooded countryside. Anyone from a pure beginner to the experienced skier can enjoy an afternoon on the trails.
The Harv Chrouser Activity Center is open as a warming house, where the wood stove creates a cozy atmosphere to enjoy talking with friends, playing games, or reading a book. You can browse Scofields' General Store, featuring t-shirts, other logo merchandise and assorted trinkets. Snack shop availbale.