Come to our beautiful log cabin and spend time in one of Northern Michigan's most popular vacation destinations. It is minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and is situated between two beautiful lakes with shared access to each included in your rental. Many tourist attractions are only a short drive away such as Empire, Glen Arbor, Crystal Lake and Frankfort.
The cabin has shared access to Big Platte Lake, a 2500 acre all-sports lake, which is ideal for swimming, boating and fishing. Included in your rental is the use of our kayak, canoe and rowboat. You can fish for walleye, bass, northern pike and pan fish. Bring your own equipment and go sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing or jet-skiing.
The cabin also has shared access to Little Platte Lake which is a scenic 805-acre lake with quiet, natural beauty. Wildlife includes eagles, loons, beaver and great fishing for bass and pan fish. The lakes are connected by the Dead Stream and Platte River, which offer excellent tubing/canoeing/kayaking and fishing.
The cabin is in a wooded area, 2 miles from the wonderful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and all its natural attractions such as the world-famous Dune Climb, Pierce-Stocking Scenic Drive, Glen Haven and South Manitou Island. The white sand beaches of Lake Michigan are just 10 minutes away. You can swim, walk the shoreline or hunt Petoskey stones. We are open year-round for summer vacations, fall hunting and fishing, winter skiing and snowmobiling and spring mushroom hunting.
The area boasts many quaint lakeside towns with wineries, shopping, arts & antiquing, dining, etc. The area offers arts and music at Interlochen Arts Academy, winery tours, golfing, casinos and sightseeing. You can take the family to a drive-in movie theater for family oriented movies at the Cherry Bowl. Tour the lighthouse at Point Betsie. The nearby village of Honor features restaurants, a grocery store, bank, post office, gas station, and video rentals. The Trading Post, which has a deli, pizza & ice cream, as well as bait & tackle, is a short walk from our cabin.
We are only 15 miles from Empire (antiques, beaches, hiking trails) 15 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, glider rides, shops and restaurants, and 4th of July fireworks) 20 miles to Glen Arbor (galleries, cute shops, restaurants) 15 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park, #1-rated ski resort in the Midwest) 18 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts academy) 25 miles to Traverse City (airport, more restaurants, casinos and shopping at outlet and other malls and of course the National Cherry Festival) 30 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according to Golf Magazine). Many cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are only minutes away.
This is a great family vacation spot with many things to see and do. Come and fall in love with Northwestern Michigan!
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A couple of empty-nesters (for the time being, at least) who work in the professional world of Central Ohio and love to get away to MI whenever we can. Thank God for MI and long weekends! We have been happily married for almost 25 years and looking forward to 25 more. We both enjoy outdoor activities, playing with our dogs (our new, surrogate children), biking, hiking, movies, reading, spoiling our grandchildren. Our secret to life is to try and make each other laugh every single day.
We love the dunes, the water, the weather and everything to do in the area.
Can't get enough of the outdoors up there: fishing, boating, hiking, skiing, you name it.
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