Authentic Log Cabin on Torch Lake, sharing 262' frontage with seven other cottages. This cottage is just steps from the shore line, and has a deck on it's south side to enjoy the views. This is a vintage Bellaire Log Cabin and was made as a kit in Bellaire, and built on site in the
60's. The interior is the original cedar logs, but we added a new kitchen, complete with granite countertops. There is one bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. This cabin is located just north of Alden, Michigan, and about 1 mile south of the Clam River.
To the north is the village of Bellaire, home of Short's Brewpub, Lulu's fine dining, Moka's cafe and wine shop, Toonie's family dining, the Bellaire Smokehouse, a movie theatre, Glen's Market, and much more.
Put the cooler in the car (empty), and head for Moka's in Bellaire. Start with some fine java
and pastries, and have Bill suggest some fine wine to take with. Get some of their outstanding
sandwiches to go. Put the sandwiches and wine in the cooler, and go play golf.
On the way home from golf, pick up some smoked fish and steaks for the grill at the Bellaire
Smokehouse. Grab a Growler (to go jug-o-beer) at Short's Microbrewery, and head back to the cottage
for a nap. Put the steaks and fish and beer in the fridge for tomorrow, because tonight you're
going to Lulu's! No longer Bellaire's best kept secret, Lulu's is on every one's top ten Michigan
restaurant list. Whether you want to go crazy on a five-star gourmet meal, or just have a giant
salad or awesome pizza, you are in for a treat.
Tomorrow could be parasailing in the bay, or a hot-air balloon ride, or cruising at the skate
park in Traverse City, or playing extreme miniature golf. Elk Rapids, Charlevoix, and Petosky are
all less than an hour away. Old Mission Peninsula wine country is 45 minutes away, with tastings
and music and endless special events. All summer long, there are several events every weekend
competing for your attention. There are casinos in T.C. and Petosky.
Other Activities: Parasailing, Hot Air Balloons, Mini Golf